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Explore Trail of Tears & Andrew Jackson’s Legacy with Dr. Dan Feller
University of Tennessee, Knoxville history professor and author Dan Feller will give a lecture on Andrew Jackson’s influence on Native American removal in the United States to conclude the 10th Annual East Tennessee History Fair presented by the East Tennessee Historical Society.
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Tremont Institute benefits from Pint Night at West Hills Flats and Taps
TOWNSEND— Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont is partnering with Grayson Subaru and West Hills Flats and Taps for “A Toast to Tremont,” an event benefiting Tremont’s scholarship fund. This free event has live music, a great menu of flatbreads, games of all kinds, and a wide selection of craft beer.
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“Experiences of Black People in Knoxville, Tennessee, 1844-1974” - A Brown Bag Lecture with Robert J. Booker
From the institution of slavery to the black church, to businessmen, politicians, Knoxville College, schools, segregation laws, and much more, Knoxville historian Bob Booker will discuss 130 years (1844-1974) of black history in Knoxville.
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UT Gardens’ August 2017 Plant of the Month: Rice Paper Plant
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GO BIG 2017 Healthy Hike: Catawba Overlook, August 30
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Experience a Summer Train Excursion
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Fall 50k and 25k races on Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness trails

Fallen World War I Aviator Gets Posthumous Distinguished Flying Cross
By C. Todd Lopez
WASHINGTON — Army Capt. James E. Miller, one of the first aviators in the U.S. military and the first U.S. aviation casualty in World War I, has been named recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross nearly 100 years after his heroic actions over France in 1918.

On the 242nd birthday of the Army, during a twilight tattoo ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, Acting Secretary of the Army Robert M. Speer presented the Distinguished Flying Cross to Miller's great-grandson, Byron Derringer.
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Army Capt. James E. Miller served as a pilot during World War I, and was the first U.S.-trained pilot to be a combat aviation casualty of the war. The Army awarded him the Distinguished Flying Cross, and presented the posthumous award to his great-grandson during a twilight tattoo event, June 14, 2017, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. Courtesy photo
Georgia Native Becomes Family's Seventh Marine
By Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Joseph Jacob

PARRIS ISLAND, SC — The white school bus sits idling as its passengers eagerly await what lies outside its folding doors. No one is certain what time it is, but the completely black skies outside the bus hint that midnight has come and gone. Despite all the nervous men on the bus, one sits calmly with his head down, staring at his legs.
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Glenda McCool, mother of Marine Corps Pfc. Sean G. McCool, kisses her son after he is dismissed by his senior drill instructor following graduation from training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., June 9, 2017. The seventh Marine in his family, McCool earned the distinction of being his platoon's honor graduate. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Jacob.
Air Force to host 2018 DOD Warrior Games in Colorado Springs
CHICAGO (AFNS) - Defense Department officials have announced that the Air Force will host the 2018 DOD Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 2018.
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Staples celebrates local educators with Teacher Appreciation Days
KNOXVILLE — Staples is celebrating and honoring local teachers this back to school season with an exclusive promotion to help them save money and fill their classrooms with everything they need to tackle the new school year.
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Book examines ‘strategic civility' of Sen. Howard Baker
NASHVILLE — A book examining the qualities that made the late U.S. Sen. Howard H. Baker Jr. successful and beloved during his long career is now available in a second edition from the Tennessee Bar Association.
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