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  making memories

Making Memories to Last a Lifetime
By Army 2nd Lt. Angela DiMattia
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division

FORT CARSON, Colo. — Soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division here recently made a big difference in the life of a young boy who is losing his eyesight.

Carson Raulerson, an 11 year old from DeLand, Florida, was born with Knobloch Syndrome, a rare progressive degenerative disease that causes most people with it to lose their eyesight before they turn 20. Carson is severely nearsighted in his right eye and nearly blind in his left.

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  fall gardeners festival
Plateau AgResearch Center hosts Tenth Annual Fall Gardeners’ Festival August 28
KNOXVILLE ­– Budding landscapers, gardening enthusiasts and anyone interested in plants are invited to attend the Tenth Annual Fall Gardeners’ Festival August 28 in Crossville. Hosted by the University of Tennessee Plateau AgResearch and Education Center, this event is a fall favorite for many and promises expert advice and information as always.
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A Step Ahead East Tennessee honors local philanthropist with EmpowHER Award
KNOXVILLE - A Step Ahead Foundation of East Tennessee hosted their inaugural Founder’s Dinner, celebrating their first full year of services and the men and women from across the community that have made an impact.
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Registration now open for 2019 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon
Registration has opened for the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon events taking place March 30-31, 2019. For the upcoming 15th annual race event, participants will enjoy a new finish-line experience in World’s Fair Park.
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pedal for alzheimers
Pedal for Alzheimer’s announces
1,098-mile ride route for 2018
ut gardens
UT Gardens
August Plant of the Month
National Park seeks public comment on Plant Gathering Agreement with Cherokee Indians
tennessee farmers markets
Farmers markets bridge rural, urban
communities to help both grow

Summer Harvest: Pick for Peak Flavor
summer tree
Save your shade, treat trees right
during summer heat

PETA: How to keep kids, dogs, and others safe during hot weather
WASHINGTON - Following recent reports that a 9-month-old boy had to be rescued after being left in a hot car in Knoxville, PETA is issuing an urgent warning: Vulnerable individuals are at risk and should never be left in a vehicle on a hot day. Animals, children, and elderly people are the most susceptible to the heat, and one mistake can cost someone's life.
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DOE’s 2018 Oak Ridge public bus tour season kicks off

OAK RIDGE, TN – The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) 2018 Oak Ridge facilities public bus tour has kicked off and will continue through November 2018.
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  tennessee farmer
Madison County farmer named Tennessee Farmer of the Year
KNOXVILLE — A third-generation farmer from Jackson who manages more than 5,000 acres of row crops has been named the Tennessee Farmer of the Year by University of Tennessee Extension. Johnny Verell, who farms in partnership with his father and grandfather, John Verell, Jr. and John Verell, Sr., rose to the top of the competition because of his business savvy, his land stewardship and his devotion to community service.
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  tva campgrounds

TVA campgrounds open for 2018 season

KNOXVILLE – With spring just around the corner, the Tennessee Valley Authority’s seasonal campgrounds are ready and waiting for visitors to return to the outdoors as the 2018 camping season opened Thursday, March 15 and runs through November 15.
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  pauline conner

WWII soldier’s widow accepts medal of honor for late husband
By Terri Moon Cronk, DoD

WASHINGTON — The widow of a World War II soldier accepted the Medal of Honor for her husband at the White House today, 22 years after his family began efforts to upgrade the soldier’s Distinguished Service Cross.

Army First Lt. Garlin M. Conner’s widow, Pauline Conner, was joined today in a Pentagon press briefing by Army Maj. Gen. Leopoldo Quintas, commanding general, 3rd Infantry Division; Erik Villard, historian, Center for Military History; and Luther Conner, a cousin of Garlin Conner and attorney who was involved in fighting for the soldier’s Medal of Honor recognition.
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