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The Colonel: Luke Lea, Part II

The Colonel: Luke Lea, Part II

By Ray Hill Luke Lea had not only survived the intense political wars in Tennessee, but had profited from them. Elected to the United States Senate in 1911,…

The Colonel: Luke Lea, Part One

  By Ray Hill The pages of Tennessee’s history is littered with colorful characters, but the life of Luke Lea is one right out of a novel; handsome,…

Stories In This Week's Focus:

The Knoxville Focus for August 24, 2015

The Knoxville Focus for August 24, 2015

Farragut Hotel gets OK By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The multimillion-dollar renovation of the historic Farragut…

Farragut MPC rejects apartments

Farragut MPC rejects apartments

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com The process took two hours of public hearing but when the…

Lost and Found Pets at Young-Williams Animal Center

Lost and Found Pets at  Young-Williams Animal Center

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com My wife and I awoke one morning to find a small…

The Colonel: Luke Lea, Part III

The Colonel: Luke Lea, Part III

By Ray Hill Senator Luke Lea had lost his reelection bid in November of 1915,…

Admirals start fast, rout Powell 49-6

Admirals start fast, rout Powell 49-6

By Ken Lay Farragut High School football coach Eddie Courtney couldn’t have scripted a better…