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Notable night with two of Knoxville’s biggest stars: Chris Blue and the tantalizing Tennessee Theatre

Of course, Knoxville’s newest star, Chris Blue, is a great draw for a fundraiser — even at $400 per ticket. But another element that made the Stars on Stage event so successful last Sunday was the unique chance to eat … Continue reading

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Foothills and friends remember Jack Rose

Saturday was bittersweet for the relatives and friends of the late Jack Rose, a photographer and avid outdoorsman who passed away this summer at age 58 after a brief illness. Jack was honored posthumously by the Foothills Land Conservancy, an … Continue reading

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United Way givers treated to Alison Krauss

If, as is said in 2 Corinthians, “God loveth a cheerful giver,” Knoxville businessman Randy Boyd has made God love us a little more — because he made us a little more cheerful about our giving! How? Boyd, this year’s … Continue reading

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Harrowing tale by a homegrown Hanna

Jack Hanna was in town earlier this month to be named East Tennessean of the Year by the East Tennessee Historical Society. At $500 per seat, the event, featuring Hanna and several animals from the Columbus Zoo, was a sellout … Continue reading

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Boyds blend pets, politics and business

Jenny and Randy Boyd welcomed about 100 Leadership Knoxville alumni to their elegant west Knox County home recently where they participated in a wide-ranging discussion that covered subjects from politics and education to pets, music and sports. The occasion was … Continue reading

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Secret portrait surprises Natalie Haslam on birthday

Benjamin Franklin said the only way three people can keep a secret is if two of them are dead! Somehow a lot more people than that managed to keep a secret and surprise Natalie Haslam with an oil portrait of … Continue reading

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Is Knoxville a good place for professional women?

In 1985, I was assigned to write a series of articles for The Knoxville Journal about women in power in Knoxville. The conclusion of the series, which was called “Silent Majority: A Woman’s Voice in Knoxville,” was that women were … Continue reading

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