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South-Doyle stadium ribbon cutting

April 25, 2014
 
A structure can represent more than bricks and mortar. That was evident at South-Doyle Middle School on April 25, as close to 200 community members and leaders joined to dedicate the school's renovated stadium, a structure that represents what productive community dialogue can accomplish. After strong community input about the fate of the stadium, renovations were completed this spring and include masonry and structural repairs, new exterior lighting, new press box windows, new plumbing and fixtures and more. At the dedication, a combined band from South-Doyle Middle School and South-Doyle High School as well as the middle school's chorus and cheerleaders set the tone for the event, which included a rendition of the fight song followed by a cutting of the ribbon to officially open the stadium. To put the structure to its intended use, the ceremony was followed by an exhibition match of the South-Doyle High School and South-Doyle Middle School rugby teams.
 
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The renovated South-Doyle Middle School stadium was officially opened on April 25 after a ribbon-cutting event at the stadium. About 200 community members celebrated the occasion, along with Dr. Jim McIntyre, Superintendent of the Knox County Schools; Pam Trainor, Knox County Board of Education District 9 Representative; Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett; South-Doyle Middle School Principal Beth Blevins; South-Doyle Middle School PTSA President Jeff Berry; special guest and former coach, Pete Stafford, for whom the football field is named; and other dignitaries.