Category Archives: Politics

Knox County Commissioner Amy Broyles: You either laugh or bang your head on the table!

I found myself in a Unitarian Universalist church service for the first time a few Sundays ago. There was no mistaking the church parking lot on Kingston Pike for any mainstream church parking lot in Knoxville because, in this parking … Continue reading

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Figs and fun greet Botanical Garden fans

Scads of folks shelled out $50 each and headed over to Sherri Lee’s fantastic gardens the other evening for the inaugural Great Gardens Party. The beneficiary was the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum. The theme: figs, of course. Sherri loves … Continue reading

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Larry Cox turns clock back for his 70th!

The Sock Hops were on stage at the Kerbela Shrine Temple last Friday performing “You Are My Special Angel” and other hits from that era. Folks were on the dance floor alternating between the fox trot and the jitterbug. And … Continue reading

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City Council’s tune: “Love Will Keep Us Together”

I know this is one of those posts that has the real potential to come back to haunt me if things go south. But right now, the members of Knoxville City Council are on a love-induced high. I’m not kidding. … Continue reading

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Our kind of New Year’s!

For the past 11 years, we have been celebrating News Year’s Eve with two other couples: Richard and Dawn Ford and Jackie and Ray Fisher. Sometimes we go out to eat, sometimes we go to a party, and sometimes we … Continue reading

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Convention Center turns its annual Christmas reception into a fun marketing opportunity

I apologize for being such a poor blogger the past few weeks. Work has been just crazy busy. Besides, I still get a bunch of hits just by leaving the photo of Allison Burchett in that dress on the blog’s … Continue reading

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Knoxvillians hear fun history and check in with former mayor during visit to Governor’s Residence

One of the hardest things to get used to after being elected Tennessee governor, according to Gov. Bill Haslam, is not being able to ride in a car alone with his wife, Crissy. “Just think about it,” Haslam commented over … Continue reading

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Pilot Celebrity Pumpers raise funds — and spirits

The annual Pilot Pumpers fundraiser for the United Way last month raised a record $63,478. Here’s the deal: during the three-day promotion at all area Pilot convenience stores, Pilot donates to United Way five cents for every gallon of gas … Continue reading

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Knoxville’s bachelor mayor finally takes the plunge

2011 has been quite the year for Dan Brown. First, the freshman City Council member was elected by his peers to fill the unexpired term of former Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam when Haslam was elected governor. Seven months later, Brown, … Continue reading

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Turkey Creek Public Market: Wow!

Turkey Creek Public Market opened at 10 this morning and I’m still recovering! What a whirlwind of commerce that place is! It’s a combination of Southern Market, First Friday and Tennessee Valley Fair all rolled into one, if you can … Continue reading

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