Category Archives: Politics

John Boehner in Knox: Duncan is a ‘workhorse’

U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, heaped praise upon Knoxville’s Republican Congressman Jimmy Duncan Saturday before a packed house at the Powell guest lodge of businessman Pete DeBusk and his wife, Cindi. “You have show horses and you … Continue reading

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National leader’s visit spotlights education, science

When National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial visited Knoxville recently, the local Urban League CEO, Phyllis Nichols, wanted to impress upon him that East Tennessee is more than just bluegrass music and Appalachian landscapes. (Not that there’s anything … Continue reading

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Big party in Tennessee First Lady’s new garden

When Tennessee’s First Lady, Crissy Haslam, throws a garden party, it’s a doozy! Earlier this month, more than 800 folks attended the First Lady’s Luncheon, an entertaining outdoor fundraiser for the Tennessee Residence Foundation. This not-for-profit foundation was established to … Continue reading

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Beer tasting: Yay! Beer taxes: Boo!

I am basically a wine drinker. But I can enjoy a really cold Miller Lite from time to time. Heavier beers, craft beers, I’m usually not so crazy about. That’s why I was a little surprised to have had such … Continue reading

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What happened in Mox Vegas!

We said on the invitation that what happened in Mox Vegas might end up on the Blue Streak. And, sure enough! The 21st annual Moxley Carmichael mid-winter client party was last Friday. And, in case you were ever wondering what … Continue reading

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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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