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Tropical resort lands in the middle of a mountain river
By Jeaneane Payne

A luxury tropical resort has found its way to a beautiful mountain river right in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg. Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg officially opened its doors on Thursday, June 28. This property sits on a beautiful and peaceful mountain river which surrounds Margaritaville on three sides.
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Lost Restaurants of Knoxville: Brown Bag Lecture with Paula Johnson
In a Brown Bag Lecture on Thursday, July 19, author and historian Paula Johnson will share stories ranging from the early country music stars in the city frequenting Harold’s Deli.
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Women’s Leadership Salon launches lunchtime series: The Women Who …
KNOXVILLE – To enable more women to join in the conversation, the Ignite Women’s Leadership Salon is moving to lunch time.
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Robin Williams documentary on LBD hits airwaves tonight
An eye-opening new documentary about the life and mind of the great comedian and actor Robin Williams is hitting airwaves tonight, July 16, on HBO. The documentary will hit close to home for hundreds of families. It’s been revealed Williams suffered from Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) - a progressive brain disease affecting more than a million Americans.
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Historic national study to reconnect with Young High School classes of 1960-1963
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In 1960, the students of Young High School in Knoxville, TN, became part of a landmark study called Project Talent. This week, 58 years since the original study was launched, participants will be sent a questionnaire and asked to take part in a follow-up study designed to learn how their lives have unfolded over the past five decades.
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butterfly festival
UT Arboretum Society to host Butterfly Festival
oscar blevins farm
GO BIG 2018 Challenge Evening Program:
Night at Oscar Blevins Farm
big clinch river cleanup
More volunteers needed for
Big Clinch River Cleanup
ut gardens
UT Gardens’ July 2018 Plant of the Month
6 tips to reduce nuisance mosquitoes &
disease in your community

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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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 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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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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