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Knoxville, Tennessee Most Bible-Minded City in the U.S.
In a recent Barna research poll, Knoxville, TN was found to be the
most "Bible-Minded City" in the United States. Other Tennessee cities
that ranked in the top twenty were Chattanooga at number three, and
Nashville at number fourteen. See the entire list
Three TN Cities Make National Geographic's 'Best Adventure Towns'
Three Tennessee cities were featured on National Geographic's Top 100
'America's Adventure Towns.' The cities of Gatlinburg, Knoxville, and
Nashville were chosen among the top cities in Tennessee for adventure.
Tennessee Walking Men' wind down 1,000 mile trek across state
- With 1,000 miles deep into an adventure-driven trek across the
Volunteer State, three friends continue a months-long walk along back
roads in a collective pursuit to slow down and explore the different
lifestyles and landscapes Tennessee offers. Named the Tennessee
Walking Men, the three individuals set out on foot from Memphis in
August to discover what it means to call Tennessee home while
documenting their experience in a film. Read more
Lake City, TN to change name to Rocky Top, TN
Lake City, TN — Despite the famous bluegrass song, Rocky Top,
Tenn., has never actually been home sweet home to anyone.It’s not a
town at all, but a rocky outcropping in the Great Smoky Mountains
National Park, more than 5,400 feet high on the Appalachian Trail.
Now, an East Tennessee county commissioner and a group of silent
partners want to do something about that. Reasoning that the name
Rocky Top has cachet, they are promising an impoverished town of 1,700
big things if the residents would be willing to change the town’s name
from Lake City to that of the song. Read more
Zagat Rates Nashville's Bella Napoli Pizzeria "Best in Tennessee"
Nashville, TN- A recent nationwide
tasting-tour conducted by Zagat dubbed “Pizza Week” sampled pizzas
throughout the 50 states in search of the best 50 pies. Bella Napoli
Pizzeria’s “Salsiccia” pie was awarded the honor of “Best
Pie in Tennessee“. Read more
Singer Kelly Clarkson Gets Married In Tennessee
Kelly Clarkson is celebrating a big
moment! The singer married singer married fiancé Brandon Blackstock
Sunday, and she reported the happy news on Twitter Monday afternoon.
Clarkson also shared an adorable picture of Blackstock planting a
sweet kiss on her head. And she looks stunning in her long-sleeve lace
wedding dress by Temperley (she tweeted thanks to the designer). The
ceremony took place at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tenn. Read more
Football Coming to Bristol Motor Speedway
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Tennessee and Virginia Tech will finally play a
football game at Bristol Motor Speedway, and they expect to set an
attendance record in what is being billed as the "Battle at Bristol."
Track and officials from both universities formally announced the
plans Monday amid confetti and fireworks during a festive news
conference at the 52-year-old racetrack. The game is scheduled for
Sept. 10, 2016. Read more
Tennessee Ranked 15th Best State For Business & Career
Tennessee was ranked 15th best state for business and career in Forbes
Magazine's 'The Best States For Business and Careers.' States were
ranked based upon business costs, labor supply, regulatory
environment, economic climate, growth prospects, quality of life, and
population. Read more
Industries Adds 228 Jobs in Tenn.
Oddello Industires, LLC officials announced today that the company
will expand operations at its Morristown, TN facility, representing an
investment of $4 million and the creation of 228 new positions in
Hamblen County. Read more
Nissan Adds 900 Jobs in Tennessee
Nashville, Tenn. - Nissan is adding 900 jobs to start making the Rogue
crossover SUV at its Tennessee Plant. Read more
Goo-Goo Celebrates 100 Years
Even after 100-years of making dessert history as being the very first
"combination candy bar," Goo-Goo Clusters are still going strong. Read
Tennessee Ranks 10th Worst For Credit
Tennessee ranks 10th worst state in the U.S. for credit conditions.
The biggest contributing factor, according to Cardratings.com, is that
Tennessee's bankruptcy state is 3rd worst in the nation. Read more
Lenoir City's Claire Donahue Going For Gold
Lenoir City’s Claire Donahue propelled herself to the fifth-best time
in Saturday night’s semifinals of the 100-meter butterfly, advancing
to today’s finals and keeping her dream of winning an Olympic medal
alive. Read more
Jimmy Haslam to buy Cleveland Browns?
Just as NFL training camps kick off, fans of the Cleveland Browns may
need to brace for new ownership of their beleaguered local team. Owner
Randy Lerner has acknowledged that he is “currently in negotiations”
with Jimmy Haslam III for...read the rest of the story
Tennesseans Make Forbes 400 List
11.2011 Forbes Magazine:
This year there were four Tennessee residents that made the 'Forbes
400' list of Richest People In America. Coming in at #117
$3B, Nashville, TN book distribution. #130
2.8B Nashville, TN healthcare. #263
1.7B Franklin, TN tobacco. Also # 263
Smith 1.7B Memphis, TN FedEx.
See the entire list
Blackberry Farm in Walland, TN, Chosen As Top Resort In U.S.
7.11.2011 Travel &
Leisure Magazine: In their 2011
World's Best Awards, Travel & Leisure Magazine tapped Walland,
Tennessee's, Blackberry Farm,
as the top resort in the U.S. and Canada.
Read the entire press release here.
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What do Kenny Chesney,
Shannen Doherty, and Davy Crockett have in common?
They were all born in Tennessee of course!
Kenny Chesney born in
Knoxville, TN March 26, 1968.
Shannen Doherty born
in Memphis, TN April 12th, 1971.
born in Limestone, TN Aug 17th, 1786.
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Other Fun Trivia Links
Tennessee Census Information - According to the 2010 U.S. Census,
there are 6,346,105 citizens in Tennessee!
Brother Byron's Musical Musings
- the life of a Knoxville Baptist Music Minister.
Famous Tennesseans You may be
surprised at who you find! Most complete list of famous Tennesseans on
the entire web! UPDATED!
Tennessee's Wealthiest People
See who's got all the money in our state!
Movie & TV Personalities from TN Actors,
actresses, comedians etc.
Tennessee's 95 Counties - Alphabetical list
of our state's counties with hyperlinks to the US Census Bureau's page
for each county.
Charm of the Carolines
- Don't let the name fool you! Great Tennessee blog
with a wide variety of subjects..
Tennessee License Plate
Great Tennessee Links
Knox County, TN Genealogy &
History: Terrific resource for folks studying Knox County.
Find out who your state Representative is and what laws are being
Tennessee Blue Book.
of Tennessee offers a vast selection for finding our resource and
this link to Bristol Motor Speedway!
the worlds largest underground lake!
Dollywood - visit Dolly
Parton's theme park!!!
Tennessee State Flag Verbal Salute, from the TN Society of the
Daughters of the American Revolution:
"Three white stars on a field of
God keep them strong and ever true
It is with pride and love that we
Salute the flag of Tennessee"
The Best BBQ in
Tennessee, Sweet P's in Knoxville, TN