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Did you know that 3 former U.S. Presidents called Tennessee their home? It's true! The great state of Tennessee has a long history of political greatness.
 
 
 
 
 Andrew Jackson   James K. Polk   Andrew Johnson 

 

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Knoxville, Tennessee Most Bible-Minded City in the U.S.

11.21.2013 barna.org: 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 here

 

Three TN Cities Make National Geographic's 'Best Adventure Towns'

11.15.2013 adventure.nationalgeographic.com: 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. Read more here.

 

Tennessee Walking Men' wind down 1,000 mile trek across state

11.13.2013 millington.wmctv.com - 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 here.

 

Lake City, TN to change name to Rocky Top, TN

11.11.2013 tennessean.com: 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 here.

 

Zagat Rates Nashville's Bella Napoli Pizzeria "Best in Tennessee"

11.06.2013 restaurantnews.com: 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 here.

 

Singer Kelly Clarkson Gets Married In Tennessee

10.21.2013 wbir.com: 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 here.

 

Football Coming to Bristol Motor Speedway

10.15.2013 espn.go.com: 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 here.

 

Tennessee Ranked 15th Best State For Business & Career

10.1.2013 forbes.com: 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 here.

 

Oddello Industries Adds 228 Jobs in Tenn.

06.27.2013 mfrtech.com: 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 here.

 

Nissan Adds 900 Jobs in Tennessee

06.26.2013 Detroitnews.com: Nashville, Tenn. - Nissan is adding 900 jobs to start making the Rogue crossover SUV at its Tennessee Plant. Read more here.

 

Goo-Goo Celebrates 100 Years 

08.23.2012 Forbes.com: Even after 100-years of making dessert history as being the very first "combination candy bar," Goo-Goo Clusters are still going strong. Read more here.

 

Tennessee Ranks 10th Worst For Credit  08.14.2012 Cardratings.com: 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 here.

 

Lenoir City's Claire Donahue Going For Gold 07.28.2012 KnoxNews.com: 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 here.

 

Jimmy Haslam to buy Cleveland Browns? 07.27.2012 Forbes.com: 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 here.

 

Four 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 Martha Ingram $3B, Nashville, TN book distribution. #130 Thomas Frist 2.8B Nashville, TN healthcare. #263 Brad Kelley 1.7B Franklin, TN tobacco. Also # 263 Frederick Smith 1.7B Memphis, TN FedEx. See the entire list here.

 

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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Question: What do Kenny Chesney, Shannen Doherty, and Davy Crockett have in common?

 

Answer: 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.

 

Davy Crockett 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.

 

Charm of the Carolines - Don't let the name fool you! Great Tennessee blog with a wide variety of subjects..

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Knox County, TN Genealogy & History: Terrific resource for folks studying Knox County.

 

Tennessee Legislature: Find out who your state Representative is and what laws are being worked on.

 

Historical Facts Link to Tennessee Blue Book.

 

DirectoryTennessee.com Directory of Tennessee offers a vast selection for finding our resource and information.

 

NASCAR in Tennessee Follow this link to Bristol Motor Speedway!

 

The Lost Sea Link to the worlds largest underground lake!

 

Dollywood - visit Dolly Parton's theme park!!!

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