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Coach Pruitt scores with Knox leaders

With the University of Tennessee football season starting in about a month, you can feel the excitement growing in the Knoxville air with each passing day. I see more people wearing orange. And I definitely hear more discussion of the … Continue reading

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Crush of events makes exciting year-end

As 2016 hurtles to its conclusion, holiday and other kinds of special events literally have tumbled on top of one another. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a busier year-end season in Knoxville. The Knoxville Symphony League threw its annual … Continue reading

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Understated honorees, over-the-top soiree

What if you threw a party for Randy and Jenny Boyd and everybody came? That’s exactly what Hash and Nazzy Hashemian did a couple of weeks ago. A virtual who’s who of Knoxville was at this over-the-top soiree at the … Continue reading

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‘Taste of Greece’ perfect antidote to adversity

If ever a church seemed snake-bit (aside from the actual snake-handling churches, of course) it is Saint George Greek Orthodox Church on Kingston Pike in Knoxville. Reeling from the alleged theft of more than $360,000 by its trusted treasurer that … Continue reading

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It was a Time for dancing — and recognition

One of the best parties of the year is the Knoxville Area Urban League’s Equal Opportunity Awards Gala. Held the fourth Thursday of every October, it combines a serious mission — giving out the prestigious awards — with a heaping … Continue reading

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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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Get your Christmas on at Fantasy of Trees

OK. Put away that turkey and dressing. Get the dishes in the dishwasher. Maybe take a nap. But then, at some point this weekend, pry the folks away from the football games on TV and get yourself over to the … Continue reading

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Political year gives Follies plenty of material

Election years always provide the best material for the good folks from the Society of Professional Journalists who are writing and producing the annual Front Page Follies shows. The shows, performed largely by local journalists and PR people, are designed … Continue reading

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Haslam slam-dunk has hometown crowd thinking big

I wondered if I were the only one thinking it. Then I heard the woman beside me almost whisper it under her breath as she watched Bill Haslam on the TV monitor delivering his acceptance speech Tuesday night. “Do we … Continue reading

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The “messenger god” meets the mortals (a lot of ’em!) at Moxley Carmichael’s 2010 client party

We were a little nervous when former Sheriff Tim Hutchison and state Sen. Tim Burchett arrived at the Moxley Carmichael party at about the same time last Friday. The two men are locked in a not-all-that-friendly race to be the … Continue reading

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