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Founders Day Luncheon will celebrate the City of Knoxville’s 227th birthday
The Historic Homes of Knoxville is inviting the public to a luncheon on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 11:30 AM at the East Tennessee History Center to celebrate the founding of the City of Knoxville 227 years ago. Steven E. Woodworth, American historian and professor of history at Texas Christian University, will discuss Civil War battles in East Tennessee.
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Abingdon Vineyards opens with new management, new vision
ABINGDON, VA – Abingdon Vineyards is entering the fall season with new owners along with a new vision for creating a hub of community events and activities. Elizabeth and Loren Gardner purchased the winery recently after relocating from Point Reyes, California.
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12 Step programs freed me from addiction
By Paul Emile

Like all human beings, I’ve experienced my share of pain, and suffered considerably. I was born into a violent, alcoholic home. When the clock struck six, and my father wasn’t home yet, I knew there was going to be hell to pay that night.
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essay contest
Student essay contest to
focus on leadership
ut gardens
UT Gardens
September Plant of the Month
pedal for alzheimers
Pedal for Alzheimer’s announces
1,098-mile ride route for 2018
National Park issues safety reminders
during elk breeding season
uncle lems outfitters
Uncle Lem’s Outfitters to open a
store in Pigeon Forge
monarch tagging
Tremont Institute invites public to
“Monarch Tagging” in Cades Cove

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Free event teaches women the basics of fly fishing
NORRIS, TN — Women on the Water, a free special event for women who want to learn fly fishing, will be Saturday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is hosted by the Clinch River Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Participants will receive instruction in fly casting, knot tying, entomology, fly tying and water safety.
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Tickets on sale for Best of Blount Awards
MARYVILLE, TN – Honoring those individuals and businesses that give their time and resources to make the community stronger is the purpose of the Blount Partnership’s Best of Blount Awards being held Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m., at the Clayton Center for the Arts on the Maryville College campus.
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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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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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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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Face of Defense: Namesake Davy Crockett Descendant Serves in Iowa Air Guard
By Air Force Staff Sgt. Mike Kelly, 132nd Wing, Iowa Air National Guard

DES MOINES, Iowa, Sept. 9, 2018 — At the 132nd Wing here, Air Force Master Sgt. David "Davy" Crockett, the 132nd Medical Group’s laboratory noncommissioned officer-in-charge, tends to airmens’ medical needs.
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