Farragut’s Anne Abernathy (11) and Madi Howell (24) react after the Lady Admirals lose a point in Thursday night’s District 4-AAA Tournament Championship Match at Hardin Valley Academy. Farragut bounced back to beat the Lady Hawks in four sets to claim a second consecutive to a second straight title.
By Ken Lay Farragut High School’s volleyball team completed the first step in a journey that it hopes will end in another trip to Murfreesboro. But it was only a first step and it didn’t come easily for the Lady Admirals, who have made three consecutive appearances in the Class AAA State Tournament. “This was […]
PHOTO BY JAMES SPEARS
Gibbs defensive ends Trey Mullins (left) and Eli Mikos celebrate Mikos' interception late in the third quarter of the Eagles' 28-7 win at South-Doyle Friday night. Eli's pick set up Gibbs' final touchdown in the key Region 2-5A game.
By Steve Williams Gibbs’ magic number is one. Either a West loss at Heritage this week or a Gibbs win at West in the final week of the regular season will give the Eagles the outright Region 2-5A football championship. Gibbs clinched at least a tie for the title with a 28-7 win at South-Doyle […]
Interim Superintendent Opposes Rountree Resolution By Focus Staff Buzz Thomas, Interim Superintendent of Knox County Schools, has expressed profound concerns about a resolution sponsored by South Knoxville board member Amber Rountree. Rountree, a former librarian who now serves on the board of education, is sponsoring a resolution asking the legislature and Tennessee Department of Education […]
By Steve Hunley There were those who hailed the recent local school board elections as being a rejection of Jim McIntyre and many of his goals. Some pointed to the possibility of a new seven-member majority as a foundation for real change in Knox County schools and many expected this group to move with monolithic […]
By Mike Steely email@example.com When is a dental group more than just a dentist office? Edenfield Dental Group, at 2937 Essary Road in Fountain City, not only offers the dental services you’d expect but also specializes in treating special needs patients. “We were established in 2004 for the sole purpose of providing comprehensive dental services […]
By Ray Hill Tennessee’s senior United States senator, Kenneth D. McKellar, had finally abandoned his opposition to the construction of the Douglas Dam. For those who thought it signified some kind of surrender in his battle of wills with Tennessee Valley Authority Director David E. Lilienthal, they were very much mistaken. Kenneth Douglas McKellar was […]
By Steve Williams For Halls High’s talented boys golf team, it’s been a two-part plan all season long. Get past Farragut in the region and go after the state championship. Check off No. 1. With junior Ryan Hall’s sizzling 67 leading the way, the Red Devils dominated the Region 2-AAA tournament with a 19-stroke margin […]
By Steve Williams The quarterback position is so important in football and that was very evident as Emory Road rivals Halls and Gibbs battled Friday night in Corryton. Caden Harbin, the Red Devils’ talented and versatile senior QB, helped get Halls off to a fast start and early lead but was sidelined with an injury […]
McMillan Decides Not To Seek Board Chairmanship By Focus Staff Mike McMillan has announced he will not continue to seek the chairmanship of the Knox County Board of Education. A former Chair of the Board, McMillan and Sixth District Board member Terry Hill deadlocked earlier this month 4-4 with one member absent. McMillan served as […]
By Ray Hill Senator Kenneth D. McKellar’s reputation has suffered through the years largely due to his feud with David E. Lilienthal. Lilienthal was one of the original Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority. Like all of Kenneth McKellar’s feuds, it was a no holds barred affair and his hatred of Lilienthal became something of […]