Stiff Opposition To Proposed Annexation of Concord

Stiff Opposition To Proposed Annexation of Concord

By Focus Staff Farragut Mayor Ralph McGill has said he would drop plans to annex Concord into the Town of Farragut if there was serious opposition.  This weeks’ poll by The Knoxville Focus asked likely voters in Farragut and Concord the question, “The Town of Farragut is considering the annexation of the Village of Concord […]

Board Discusses Future At Retreat

Board Discusses Future At Retreat

By Focus Staff Members of the Knox County Board of Education, along with Superintendent of Schools Dr. James McIntyre, met at the Sarah Simpson Center Sunday, September 16 for their annual retreat. Every member of the Board was present to discuss an agenda outlining the future for the school system and share ideas. So much […]

South Doyle remains perfect after shutout over Carter

South Doyle remains perfect after shutout over Carter

By Adam Sullivan The head coach of the South Doyle football team, ClarkDuncan, may have been camping out for the new iPhone on Friday morning.  After all, when you lead a team to a 5-0 start and shutout the Carter Hornets 23-0 at home in front of packed house, the best Gatorade bath is one […]

CAK remains perfect despite Cade’s heroics

CAK remains perfect despite Cade’s heroics

By Ken Lay Gibbs High School’s football team got stellar performance from quarterback Jay Cade Friday night. But it wasn’t quite enough as Christian Academy of Knoxville held on and nabbed a 42-33 victory over Gibbs in Corryton. CAK, the defending Class 3A State Champion, darted to a 20-0 lead in the second quarter before […]

Voters tell what they would do with surplus

Voters tell what they would do with surplus

By Focus Staff Likely voters were asked the question, “Knox County government has projected a surplus at the end of this fiscal year $24.2 million dollars.  In your opinion how should the money be allocated?”  Voters were given the choice of “Spend it on capital projects,” “Put it in the rainy day fund,” “Pay down […]

The 1972 Gibbs Eagles

The 1972 Gibbs Eagles

By Ralphine Major “Ken Sparks will always be an inspiration for me. His high expectations for me were no less than those of my parents, in regards to my work ethic and achievement of personal goals.” These glowing remarks about Coach Sparks were made by John Anderson. As a freshman, John played safety on defense […]