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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, running third behind Congressman Kenneth D. McKellar and former governor Malcolm Patterson.  Lea’s…

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,…

Stories In This Week's Focus:

Neyland Stadium stands firm under strains of ‘Rocky Top’

By Dan Andrews Long before Coach Jones began building the football program “brick by brick,”…

The Knoxville Focus for August 31, 2015

The Knoxville Focus for August 31, 2015

Replica of Mayberry Sheriff Car at Fountain City Auction By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Who doesn’t…

Fountain City Lake update draws a crowd

Fountain City Lake update draws a crowd

  By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Fountain City residents packed the Lion’s Club house Tuesday afternoon…

Beep! Beep! Big plays power Roadrunners past Halls, 46-22

Beep! Beep! Big plays power Roadrunners past Halls, 46-22

By Steve Williams Austin-East quarterback Darius Harper is known for his passing arm, but it…

The Colonel: Luke Lea, Part IV

The Colonel: Luke Lea, Part IV

By Ray Hill   Once again happily married, doting on his newborn daughter, former United…