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Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Moving Forward After A Mass Shooting

Cover photo by: Kelsey Smith Article by: Teryn Dixon When I was 10 years old, a man barged into my church and opened fire on my congregation during a production of the musical Annie Jr. Nine people were critically injured and two people were killed. The shooter fired three times before he was tackled by a

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Monday, October 29th, 2018

A Miraculous Music Lesson

Cover photo by: Starr Cline Article by: Ben Maney I spend a couple of hours a week, in the inner city, teaching general music and music appreciation at the Community School of the Arts,  as part of...

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Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

The Gnarly Gnome

By: Debra Dylan We Plot By Moonlight Peter Pan’s Lost Boys could find a perfect hideaway at Mike’s Day Lilies in Powell, Tennessee. The otherworldly front yard was “dug out by hand with a clay pick,” says...

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Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Where We Live: John Messner’s Crime & Street Photography

Photos by: John Messner Article by: Debra Dylan “When I was sixteen, a man taught me black and white photography, and I started working at a newspaper. That was over thirty years ago,” says John Messner. Today...

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Monday, August 20th, 2018

My Year as a Las Vegas Go-Go Dancer

By: Debra Dylan After Glenda Jordan graduated with an art degree from the University of Tennesse, she immediately moved to Las Vegas. Why did you move to Vegas? I had visited Vegas twice before, and I didn’t...

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Monday, January 15th, 2018

Long Distance Hiking Earworms

By: Debra Dylan When we went hiking with llamas, our guide told us about his miserable and unsuccessful attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail. Adding to his low self-esteem was a group of hikers who kept singing...

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Monday, December 12th, 2016

When Hell Broke Loose at Standing Rock

By: Cindy Moffett “They shot me.” Weeks later, Mark Runge still sounds stunned. On Sunday, November 20, after a 22-hour drive from Maryville, Tenn., high school teacher Runge reached Standing Rock, North Dakota. There the Oceti Sakowin,...

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Monday, November 14th, 2016

Racism ~ Everywhere ~ All the Time

By: Kate Riffle Roper As a white mother of two black children, three white children, who all have a white father, I have something to say. Racism exists. It is real and tangible. And it is everywhere,...

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Friday, April 29th, 2016

Could This Technology Solve Environmental Problems?

By: Paul Clouse From the back lot of the Wampler’s Farm Sausage facility in Lenoir City, TN, Ted Wampler, Jr., says a new technology is being tested that could have global implications. It is called a Cellulose...

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Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Exploring Moscow: Bulgakov, Brick, and Borsch

Photos & article by: Michelle Sanders This fall, I was presented with the opportunity to visit Russia, a goal on my bucket list since childhood. After researching, brushing up my language skills, and obtaining a visa, I...

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Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Aussie Anti-Tourists Live It Up in East Tennessee

By: Judy S. Blackstock It is 9,750 miles one way from Melbourne, Australia to Knoxville,Tennessee. It’s a long way to travel to attend a few football games and concerts, but Graham and Debbie Blackley left their lovely...

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Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

A Mother’s Unusual Sacrifice

By: Diana A. Cruze Debbie Kronick’s tattoos are confirmation of a mother’s love. Her daughter, Chelsea Linnabary began her artistic career at age 17 after attending a Las Vegas tattoo convention while she was a cosmetology student....

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Greg Miller & the Paracyclists

In 2008, Greg Miller was burned out after decades of elite cycling and racing. “I was sick of it. I bought a race car and I thought that’s what I was going to do.” Before he could...

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Friday, October 2nd, 2015

“THE CLIMB” film trailer

The first time I heard about Carly Pearson was at Catalyst Sports’ monthly adaptive climbing event at River Sports Outfitters. I was there to interview a Catalyst volunteer. People kept asking me, “Have you met Carly?” Carly...

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Friday, September 11th, 2015

Hospice for the Homeless

By: Janelle Hamrick In the corner of a small, typical neighborhood street in Chattanooga, Tennessee, sits a nondescript brick home that could be easily overlooked. Inside those walls, people are nearing the end of their lives, and...

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