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Sevier County hotel named ‘Nicest Place in America’
KODAK, Tenn. (WATE) — For the second time in the five-year history of the award, Reader’s Digest has named an East Tennessee business the “Nicest Place in America.” Since 2017, Reader’s Digest has recognized places across America that, “believe in kindness, civility, and each other, neighbors help each other out, and strangers are welcomed as friends,” according to their website. This year, Nicest Place in America is the Quality Inn in Kodak and its owner Sean Patel. Read more
Second amendment focused church details plans of Grainger County property
A church that prides themselves on their second amendment right has bought a huge piece of land in Grainger County. Rod of Iron Ministries, also known as World Peace and Unification Sanctuary, holds their church service in Pennsylvania, but recently purchased 225 acres of land off Thorn Hill Church Road for a retreat destination. Read more
Tennessee Chooses New License Plate
It's out with the old and in with the blue, as Tennessee unveiled its
new license plate Tuesday. The state is moving away from its green
mountain design to a new blue license with white text and Tennessee's
thre-star emblem displayed in the center. Read more
Smith & Wesson to Relocate Headquarters to Tennessee
Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select: SWBI), one of the
nation's oldest firearms manufacturers, announced today that it is
moving its headquarters and significant elements of its operations to
Maryville, Tennessee in 2023. Smith & Wesson has been based in
Springfield, Massachusetts since the company was incorporated in 1852. Read more
Ryan Knauss, Corryton's True Hero
The first news report I heard said Knoxville. The next one, Corryton. A third identified him as a Gibbs High School graduate. United States (U.S.) Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Knauss was one of the 13 American heroes who died in the recent attack on Afghanistan. It was reported that the outstanding young patriot who was only 23 years old had received several awards including a Purple Heart. Read more
Stewart County Tennessee Man Catches 90-.lb Catfish
Tyler Schmid almost spent Black Friday shopping with his wife, but
instead, his buddy Dave took him fishing on the Cumberland River in
Stewart County. Now he knows he made the right choice. After a mostly
slow fishing day, Schmid hooked one of the largest fish ever caught in
Tennessee. Read more
Over 10,000 “Christmas is All About Jesus” Signs To Go Up In Tennessee
worldreligionnews.com: Pastors all
over Tennessee have embarked on spreading the message that Jesus
should be celebrated all throughout December. They have printed a
large number of yard signs that proclaim “Christmas is all about
Jesus,” with the goal to distribute the signs across all 95 counties
of Tennessee. Read more
Tennessee Native, Reese Witherspoon, Opens First Draper James Store in
Reese Witherspoon's first Draper James store is open, ya'll. The
actress, who launched her Southern-inspired lifestyle line in May,
announced Wednesday that her company's first brick-and-mortar is up
and running Read more
Chickamauga Yields What May Be New Tennessee Record Largemouth
DAYTON, Tenn. -- Friday the 13th was anything but unlucky for Gabe
Keen of Caryville, Tenn., who caught a 15.20-pound largemouth bass out
of Lake Chickamauga that figures to be Tennessee’s new state record.
Bible To Be Tennessee State Book?
tennessean.com: Freshman Rep. Jerry
Sexton wants to add the Bible to the state symbols of Tennessee.
According to the Bean Station Republican's legislation, the Holy Bible
would be "designated as the official state book." Read more
Denso To Add 400 Jobs In Athens, TN
timesfreepress.com: ATHENS, Tenn. —
Japanese automotive supplier Denso Manufacturing today unfurled an $85
million expansion to its plant here with plans to hire 400 more
workers. Read more
Gun Maker Barretta Moves to Tennessee!
Forbes.com: Beretta U.S.A. Corp.,
is leaving Accokeek, Maryland. Baretta announced they're moving to a
new facility being built in Gallatin, Tennessee. This move will take
300 jobs out of Maryland. Read more
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
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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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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.
Tennessee License Plate
Great Tennessee Links
Knox County, TN Genealogy &
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!
- 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