The Colonel: Luke Lea, Part V

By Ray Hill By 1929, Luke Lea had reached the apex of his political influence in Tennessee.  Lea was the undisputed power behind the throne and no one had more influence in the administration of Governor Henry Horton.  When Tennessee’s junior United States senator, Lawrence D. Tyson, died unexpectedly in August of 1929, Horton immediately […]

From Strawberry Plains to New York City

By Mike Steely steelym@knoxfocus.com Seventeen-year-old Josie Redmond is preparing for a new life. The Carter High School senior will skip her senior year and join the Joffrey Academy of Dance in New York City. Her mother calls the move a “dream of a lifetime.” Nikelle Troutt, Josie’s mother, told The Focus that her daughter has […]

Fulton falls to Maryville in Battle of Champions

By Steve Williams Maryville smacked Fulton in the mouth right at the start, stunning the Falcons and their large turnout of fans, who were on hand for the Battle of Champions. Fulton responded with a punch of its own, letting the Red Rebels quickly know this wasn’t going to be as easy as maybe they […]

Heading to the game?

By Dan Andrews If you are still on the fence about making the drive to Nashville Saturday for the Vols game against the Bowling Green Falcons, here are some links and ideas that might help you make up your mind.   Getting There As of 8:00 a.m. Thursday morning, seats are still available on Greyhound. […]

TDOT Halts Lane Closures on Tennessee Highways for Labor Day Weekend

  Holiday Travelers Won’t Be Delayed by Road Construction   The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the Labor Day holiday travel period.  Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon on Friday, September 4 through 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8.  […]

TRAFFIC TIPS FOR BOOMSDAY, UT HOME GAMES

BE PATIENT, PRE-PLAN YOUR OUTING AND STICK TO RECOMMENDED ROUTES   City of Knoxville officials today recommended the best traffic routes to help motorists most easily drive into the University of Tennessee campus area for football games this season, and they also promoted Knoxville Area Transit shuttles as an alternative to driving.   Knoxville Police […]

Neyland Stadium stands firm under strains of ‘Rocky Top’

By Dan Andrews Long before Coach Jones began building the football program “brick by brick,” Dr. Richard M. Bennett was given the task of making sure Neyland Stadium would not crumble into a pile of bricks. Dr. Bennett is a professor at University of Tennessee. He is a world renowned expert in civil and environmental […]

Memories

By Dr. Jim Ferguson One of the most iconic and intriguing works of modern art is Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory. You may remember Dali’s visionary landscape of his native Catalonia festooned with melting clocks. One art critic described the surrealistic landscape as dreamlike, whereupon awaking the contents of the dream melts away. Everyone […]

Legal and Public Notices for August 31, 2015

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust dated April 29, 2005, executed by MALCOLM JEFFERYS, conveying certain real property therein described to JAMES G. RICKMAN, as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s Office of Knox County, […]

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