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  • Child in cat costume
    Echoes of Oak Ridge: Book review of ‘Bones of Betrayal’ by Jefferson Bass
    Bones of Betrayal is a standard who done it with an interesting backdrop of history. I was more enchanted with the location and the characters tied to when Oak Ridge, Tennessee was part of the Manhattan Project during the World War II than I was...
  • Old West Trails
    Old West Trails: Changing kids’ lives one ride at a time
    The scene repeats itself almost daily at Old West Trails in Eads, Tennessee. A child approaches a horse for the first time and wonders what is going to happen next. For some children, seeing a horse seems as foreign to them as seeing a giraffe up...
  • Eagles get off on right foot
    Eagles do exactly what they have to in beating up Titans
    The Philadelphia Eagles had to suspect a trap against the Tennessee Titans on Nov. 23. With the Eagles having to visit the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving, it was urgent of them not to look past the 2-8 Titans, or carry over the backwards momentum...
  • Chattanooga Choo Choo hotel
    Chattanooga Choo Choo still on track
    It’s a train. It’s a song. It’s a railway station. It’s a hotel. It’s the Chattanooga Choo Choo.“Pardon me boy, is that the Chattanooga Choo Choo?” The sound of the Glenn Miller Orchestra playing the 1940s...
  • Tennessee puppy mill shut down, owner charged with 95 counts of animal cruelty
    Tennessee puppy mill shut down, owner charged with 95 counts of animal cruelty
    Puppy mills are everywhere and animal advocates are usually close by to help shut them down and save the dogs from deplorable conditions. The latest puppy mill bust to hit the news is in Humboldt, Tennessee. According to a November 6, 2014 report...
  • GFOA Award
    The Town of Monteagle receives prestigious GFOA award
    The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the Town of Monteagle by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest...
  •  Local off-road club participates in America Recycles Day
    Local off-road club participates in America Recycles Day
    Franklin County Off Road club (FCOR) recently participated in the America Recycles Day program which is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Although the official day is November 15,...
  • Possible Ebola in Knox County: Unnamed resident being monitored
    Possible Ebola in Knox County: Unnamed resident being monitored
    Knox Newsreported Monday that the Knox County Health Department in Tennessee is monitoring a resident for Ebola symptoms. This individual has not been named or identified as male or female but has recently traveled to one of the West African...
  • Common Core meeting to be held in Bristol on Thursday night
    Common Core meeting in Bristol Thursday night: Citizens are very upset
    There will be a meeting about the Common Core curriculum in Bristol, Tennessee, on Thursday night, Oct. 23.The Common Core Meeting-Action TimeFacebook page announced Wednesday that the meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Avoca Christian Church...
  • Tennessee woman in jail? Bushes neglected, jail time expected for Tenn. gal?
    Tennessee woman in jail? Bushes neglected, jail time expected for Tenn. gal?
    A Tennessee woman received her sentence for failing to keep up with yard work – jail time was handed down to Karen Holloway of Lenoir City. The married mother of two said her trees and bushes needed trimming, and that her grass was a little...
  • Beau
    Tennessee dog sentenced to death for killing duck on his own owner's property
    Social media posts and an online petition about a Dyersburg, Tennessee dog who is supposed to be euthanized for killing a duck on his own owner's property are going viral tonight.The "Save Beau" online petitionclaims the two year old...
  • Deserted Cherokee Settlements
    The Battle of Taliwa was a myth? OMG
    It is perhaps the most beloved story of Cherokee folklore. In 1755, a 16 year old Cherokee girl, named Nanyehi (aka Nancy Ward) saw her husband die in battle then picked up a musket and led a charge of 500 brave Cherokee warriors against 2,000...
  • Planning a visit to historic Carnton Plantation
    Planning a visit to historic Carnton Plantation
    Franklin Tennessee is located just a few short miles from Nashville. It was where the former mayor of Nashville, Randal McGavock, chose to make his home in 1826 and he named it Carnton. While he entertained many famous people in his home including...
  • Dad Teen Police Drink
    Dad's teen to police: My dad made me drink until I passed out, says 15-year-old
    A drunk Tennessee dad was arrested by police after he made his 15-year-old teen drink, and drink some more, until he finally passed out and was barely conscious. The deranged dad was forcing his teen son to down the red-eye rotgut in order to ...
  • The amazing Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, Tenn.
    The amazing Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, Tenn.
    The Lane Motor Museum is a unique motor museum in that they are not looking for cars that belonged to celebrities or famous people. The cars that are in this collection are different; most of them are the first one to have had a particular...