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 […]

FCAC’s New Clay Program and Leather Workshop

FCAC’s New Clay Program and Leather Workshop

By Sylvia Williams Is there a frustrated sculptor or potter lurking just beneath your calm exterior? If so, now is the perfect time to enroll in a class at the Fountain City Art Center. The Center has just added four new classes: Clay Busts, Clay Figures, Advanced Wheel Pottery, and Advanced Hand Building. Two new […]

Recalling preps of the past in our area

Recalling preps of the past in our area

By Steve Williams Once upon a time, Golden Bears romped atop the ridge above Lonsdale. Panthers snarled in other areas besides Powell. In fact, some were on the prowl in East Knoxville, not very far from downtown. A little farther east, there used to be battles between Mountaineers and Warriors, sometimes taking place close to […]

Trainor In Trouble In South Knox

Trainor In Trouble In South Knox

By Focus Staff Pam Trainor, South Knoxville’s member of the Knox County Board of Education appears to be in trouble as she approaches her reelection bid in 2014. Our survey this week asked South Knoxville residents, “During the recent Knox County budget process, South Knox School Board member Pam Trainor strongly supported increasing Knox County […]

Tony Norman selected as new Commission Chair

Tony Norman selected as new Commission Chair

R. Larry Smith named Vice-Chair By Focus Staff After two years as Vice Chairman of the Knox County Commission, Brad Anders was poised to assume the full Chairmanship following Mike Hammond’s decision to step down. Anders had every reason to believe the transition would be a smooth one; he had the open or tacit support […]

Rosie’s World

Rosie’s World

Rosie Moore celebrated her 80th birthday on September 5. Rosie was born on September 5, 1932 in Lancaster Pennsylvania. Rosie is the mother of eight children, grandmother of twenty one grandchildren, and great grandmother to eighteen great-grandchildren. Rosie celebrated her birthday with friends playing Bingo at the Halls Senior Center in the morning, bowling with […]

South-Doyle Delivers Shutout over Heritage

South-Doyle Delivers Shutout over Heritage

By Adam Sullivan It’s not often that Head Coach Clark Duncan of South-Doyle offers no advice for his team to improve upon.  So far this year, South-Doyle has executed an awesome display of high-octane running and stingy defense that is difficult to critique. After Friday night’s shutout in Blount County, Coach Duncan offered this to […]