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
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
Here at Tennessee Trivia we are very disappointed in the new Tennessee
State Logo. The removal of the beloved and familiar three star symbol
of our state is a travesty and should be corrected.
Read about this new change here.
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
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
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
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.
- 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 — 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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Chattanooga Auctioneer Wins State Championship
12.6.2011 News Channel 9.com:
Local Chattanooga Auctioneer Steven Holt wins the coveted title of 2012
Tennessee State Auctioneer Bid Calling Champion. The event was held in
Nashville, Tennessee on December 4, 2011 and grades auctioneers on
chant, rhythm, presence and auction ability. For decades this event has
brought bid callers from every region of Tennessee to compete for the
coveted title of top auctioneer.
Read more here.
Governor Bill Haslam and Commissioner Bill Hagerty of the Tennessee
Department of Economic and Community Development today joined with Brian
Heery, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Memphis
Mayor A C Wharton and Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell to announce the
company’s decision to invest $200 million to build a production facility
for electric transformers in the Rivergate Industrial Park in Memphis,
Tennessee, creating up to 275 new jobs.
Read more here.
Tennessee Trivia Celebrates 9-years!
tntrivia.com: We've came a long way
baby. It is hard to believe it has been 9-years since we first launched
Tennessee Trivia the Official Website. Through the years the site has
transformed from just a small informational webpage to a number one
ranked website for everything related to Tennessee! Thank you to all of
the faithful readers that has made this journey possible. We'll be
Tennessean' ya! - Byron Chesney, owner & webmaster.
2nd Annual East
TN DanceSport Showdown 02.10.2011
National Dance Clubs of Knoxville (NDC), the longest running ballroom
dance studio in Knoxville, today announced that it will host the East
Tennessee DanceSport Showdown 2011. The competition is scheduled to take
place on Saturday, February 19, 2011.
Read more here.
Memphis 6th Most Miserable City In U.S. 02.07.2011 forbes.com: Memphis, TN has once again been ranked in the top
20 most miserable cities in the U.S. by Forbes Magazine. This year the
Bluff City ranks 6 on the list, which is down from last year's 2nd
position. The number one most miserable was Stockton, CA. Many factors
including; taxes, crime, and unemployment, play into the rankings.
Read more here.
Mike Munchak Head Coach 02.07.2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn. The
Tennessee Titans have hired Mike Munchak to become the 16th head coach
in franchise history and the first who was a former player for the team.
Read more here.
Fisher Parting Ways
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
The Tennessee Titans have parted ways with Jeff Fisher, who just
completed his 16th full season as the NFL's longest-tenured coach.
Read more here.
Tennessee's Largest Solar Array Unveiled
JACKSON, TN,Tennessee's largest solar
energy power project is being unveiled today in Jackson, TN. The
project, located at the American Drive Business Center, consists of
4,914 Sharp solar modules manufactured at Sharp's Memphis, Tennessee
IBEW union-supported manufacturing facility.
Nashville Ranked 4th Best College Town 09.14.2010:
insidevandy.com: According to their recent ranking, Livability.com, a website
dedicated to profiling the country's most desirable places to live, has
rated Nashville, TN as the 4th best college town in America. Visit
here for more details.
Justin Timberlake Reopens Memphis Golf Course
Pop star and
Memphis native, Justin Timberlake, has re-opened the world-class golf
course that he co-founded in 2009.
Mirimichi is the first golf course in North, South, or Central
America to receive Golf Environment Organization (GEO) Certified status.
Celebrates 25th Anniversary 03.26.2010:
Dollywood.com: Sevierville, TN's most famous resident, Dolly Parton, is
celebrating the 25th Anniversary of her theme park. New attractions and
celebrations are planned the entire season long. Visit here
for more details.
TN's Shannen Doherty Reveals Reason For Dancing With the Stars 03.25.2010:
CBS.COM: Shannen Doherty revealed a personal reason for competing on
"Dancing with the Stars" on Monday - her father. The actress,
who starred on the original version of "90210," said she is
competing on the reality series for her dad, who suffered a "massive
stroke" and is a fan of the show. Read more here.
O'Brien To Visit Manchester, TN 03.11.2010:
The battle between late night TV hosts Conan O'Brien and Jay Leno is over
and done -- and now O'Brien is ready for his next move: a return to
stand-up comedy. The orange-haired jokester has just announced a North
American comedy tour, including a performance at Manchester, TN's Bonnaroo
Music and Arts Festival, set for June 10-13. Read more here.
Palin To Visit Knoxville, TN 03.12.2010:
Sarah Palin is expected to head to Knoxville, Tenn. next month to
testify in U.S. District Court against a University of Tennessee student
who allegedly hacked the former Alaska governor's personal Yahoo! e-mail
C. Kernall, whose father is Democratic state Rep. Michael Kernell of
Memphis, admits he correctly answered personal security questions to gain
access to the account in ..read
Titans To Host Shoe Drive 8.14.2009:
souls4souls.org: The Tennessee Titans will again host a shoe drive to benefit
Nashville-based shoe charity Soles4Souls as the Titans take on the Tampa
Bay Buccaneers at LP Field on Saturday, August 15th, at 7:00pm. The Titans
are asking fans to bring 'gently worn' shoes to the game and drop them in
the seven locations outside each gate of LP Field beginning at 5:00pm
through kick-off. Read
Kids Get Connected! 8.11.2009:
Knoxville Trivia Blog: Knoxville, TN – Yesterday, Connected Tennessee presented 152
foster children throughout East Tennessee with brand new Dell laptop
computers through the Computers 4 Kids program. Connected Tennessee’s
Computers 4 Kids (C4K) initiative places computers into the hands of
underprivileged children and their families across Tennessee.Read
goes to the HOGS 6.01.2009:
Tennessean.com: For the first time in 10 years, Mufreesboro will play host to
the HOG's annual Tennessee State Harley Owners Group Rally. The event,
which attracts motorcycle enthusiasts from around the globe, kicks off
Wednesday and will conclude Saturday with a motorcycle parade starting at
the Public Square. More
Shelbyville to host State
Championship Chili Bowl 3.27.2009:
Shelbyville Times-Gazette: Knoxville's loss is
Shelbyville's gain. When a group applied for and qualified to hold the
Tennessee State Chili Cookoff Championship in UT Town, it never got around
to actually holding the event. This year, needless to say, the same group
did not get a second chance. The major event, sanctioned by the International Chili Society, will be
held here instead. Read more here.
General Sales Soar In Recession 3.25.2009 Dayton
In a year when many retailers have taken it on the chin, Dollar General
Corp.’s earnings rose 48 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008 compared
to the same period a year ago. Earnings for Dollar General (NYSE: DG),
released Tuesday, came in at $81.85 million in the quarter which ended
Jan. 1, compared to $55.39 million in the same quarter of 2007. Read more here.
States Fastest Grower in '08 3.14.2009
Census Bureau estimates Nashville’s population grew by 30,000 people
from July 2007 to July 2008, easily outpacing Knoxville and Johnson City
to rank tops in the state. The MSA’s growth rate was right in line with
its average from the first seven years of this decade and more than double
that of Louisville and Birmingham. See chart and read more here.
Knoxville Student Wins
State Contest! 3.23.2009
NASHVILLE – Suzanna Pickering, a fifth-grader at St. Joseph’s
School in Knoxville was recently named state winner in the 2009
Tennessee Arbor Day Poster Contest. Second place was a tie, with
honors going to Piper Mandle, Dogwood Elementary School in Germantown
and Mary Logan Yancey, Bethel Springs Elementary School in Bethel
Springs. The annual contest was open to all Tennessee fifth-graders. See
her entry and read more here.
Vols Set World Record 3.14.2009:
The Tennessee Lady Vols set a world record Friday night at the NCAA Indoor
Track and Field Championships. Read entire story at GoVolsXtra.
Ranks 3rd Best in Child Care 3.13.2009:
Memphis Business Journal:
Tennessee child care ranked third nationally on a report card from the
National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies. The
state ranked behind the Department of Defense and the District of Columbia
in the study that reviews child care standards, safety, school readiness
and health promotion of young children...more.
May Ban Texting While Driving 3.11.2009:
The Tennessean: An effort to outlaw text messaging while driving gained new life
in the state legislature Tuesday, but it has sparked debate over the
necessity and enforceability of the proposal...read more.
Chesney Concert Sells Out In 14 Minutes 3.10.2009:
DigTriad.com: Kenny Chesney is doing his best to stimulate the economy. His
May 9th show at a 14,000-seat arena in Kansas City has sold out in 14
minutes. Chesney says he knows "how hard every dollar is
earned," and he wants to live up to that. He says...more.
horse is tallest in the world 10.25.2007-
WBIR.com: Thanks to a horse named Tina, the small
town of Niota in East Tennessee is now in the record books, the Guinness
Book of World Records, that is. In July, Guinness representatives
traveled to the Springbrook Inn in Niota to officially measure the very
large Shire horse. Tina's owners Jim and Marge Williams received the
good news Thursday morning...read
Titans, Bironas, Sets New NFL Kicking Record! 10.22.2007:
kicked an NFL-record eight field goals Sunday, the last a 29-yard
game-winner that salvaged a 38-36 win in Houston. He also had a league
record 26 points by a kicker, topping Dallas' Billy Cundiff's 23 against
the Giants on Sept. 15, 2003....read
Smoking Ban Eyewitness News
Memphis, TN 08.06.2007 Smokers in
Tennessee will soon have fewer places to light up. By October 1, 2007
all public places, including restaurants, must be smoke free. ...Read
Marlin Released from Ginn Racing: 07.18.2007:
NASCAR.COM: Sterling Marlin,
was abruptly released by his racing team, Ginn Racing yesterday. The
Columbia, TN native says that he was "shocked" by the
dismissal. Marlin, along with teammate Joe Nemecheck, fell victim to the
company's "restructuring" process. Read
Hundreds of Christians Impact
Tennessee Park: 7.07.2007:
hbcknox.org: A great time was had by all that attended the 2nd annual
"Impact the Park" event. Several hundred of our brothers and
sisters in Christ, gathered together Saturday, July 7th, at Big Ridge
State Park for this glorious event. Sponsored by the Northern &
Midland Baptist Associations, it was a time to remember. Read more here.
Tennessee 2007 Announced: 6.24.2007:
Chattanoogan.com: Grace Gore, a
doctoral student of audiology at Vanderbilt University, held her first
press conference Sunday morning in Jackson. The 23-year-old Nashville
resident, who succeeded 2006 winner Blaire Pancake of Chattanooga,
became the first Miss Lexington in the pageant's 55-year history to
capture the state crown. Read more here.
Chesney, always riding my coattails- 4.28.2007:
knoxtrivia.blogspot.com: I'm standing there
in LAS waiting on my checked
luggage, look up at the 300 foot sign on the wall and there he is looking
down at me with a smug look on his face. I guess he heard that I
was...Read more here.
on Bluegrass guy Jerry Butler- 4.17.2007:
knoxtrivia.blogspot.com: Jerry Butler started
in the bluegrass business in the mid 70's at the age of 12. He along with
fellow Gibbs classmate, Phil Leadbetter, founded the wildly popular
bluegrass band the Knoxville Newgrass Boys. These kids could out play and
out sing most well established bands of the day. They played in...read
Tallest Building For Sale?- 4.11.2007:
knoxtrivia.blogspot.com: I posted
a few months ago about my experience of being inside of Knoxville's
tallest building, well now it seems that the big glass building is 4-sale.
Read the News Sentinel article here.
The Plaza Tower is located at 800 South Gay Street in downtown Knoxville.
Read the entire article here.
Oldest Person Dies at 111- 4.10.2007
knoxnews.com: A Knoxville woman believed to be the state's eldest resident
died Saturday. Marion Stout, age 111, died at 4:45 p.m. at Shannondale
Health Center in Maryville, said her middle daughter, Eleanor Barker, of
Knoxville. Read more here.
Crowned '07 Miss USA- 3.23.2007 WRAL.com: Rachel Smith, a
journalism graduate from Tennessee, was crowned Miss USA on Friday
night, edging out 50 other aspiring beauty queens. Smith, 21, of
Clarksville, graduated from Belmont University and also interned last
year for the production company behind "The Oprah Winfrey
Show." Read more here.
Grandmother Wins $10 Million from Publishers Clearing House-
WBIR.com: Elizabeth Green knew they were on the short list of about 210
folks across North America who'd won money from the Publishers Clearing
House sweepstakes this month. She expected a check for $1,000. Instead,
they got a visit from a film crew and a smiling man in a blue sports
coat, carrying a giant check with her name scripted in right above the
amount: $10 million. Read more here.
Mick Gillispie Named Tennessee Smokies Play-By-Play Man
by Tim Evearitt
posted February 19, 2007: The Tennessee Smokies have named Mick
Gillispie as the team's radio play-by-play voice in 2007. General
manager Brian Cox said he wanted someone with Southern League
broadcasting experience and Gillispie filled the bill. Read more here.
briefs: Pacman witnessed shooting
CBS News, NY - Tennessee Titans
cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones witnessed but wasn't involved
in a shooting at a Las Vegas strip club that injured three, his lawyer
said. ...read more here.
Knoxville's Secret News Lady-
tntrivia.com exclusive: You see her on WBIR delivering the news on the weekends, and other occasions. She is smart, good looking, and personable. Her name is...read
Manning wins the Super Bowl- wbir.com: Peyton Manning
is a Super Bowl Champion. Manning threw for 247 yards as the Indianapolis
Colts won Super Bowl XLI, 29-17. Manning was also named the game's Most
Valuable Player... Read more here.
Cowboys haven't asked, Fisher off limits if they do- titansonline.com: Jeff Fisher is
not a candidate to replace Bill Parcells as coach of the Dallas Cowboys.
The Tennessee Titans picked up the option on Fisher's contract for 2007
and team owner Bud Adams is working on a long-term deal with Fisher, who
earned $5 million last year. Read entire article here
Bobby Hamilton Dies of Cancer: www.washingtonpost.com 1/07/2007 -
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Bobby Hamilton, the longtime NASCAR driver who won the
2001 Talladega 500 and was the 2004 Craftsman Truck Series champion, died
Sunday of cancer, said Liz Allison, a family friend who co-hosted a radio
show with Hamilton. He was 49. Read more here.
DROP OUTBACK BOWL, 20-10: www.utsports.com 1/1/2007 - Tennessee tried to rally late, but three turnovers
proved to be too costly as an 88-yard fumble return for a touchdown by
Penn State's Tony Davis was the difference in a defense struggle on a
soggy and rainy gridiron in Southwest Florida, as the Nittany Lions
defeated the No. 17 Volunteers, 20-10, in the Outback Bowl at Raymond
James Stadium. Read more here.
White Jersey Stolen From Chattanooga Museum- 12/19/06
wkrn.com: A jersey of the late NFL great Reggie
White is missing from a museum. The NFL Hall of Famer and Chattanooga
native donated the jersey to the museum in his hometown. The museum says
the theft was noticed about a...read more here.
World's Oldest Person Elizabeth Bolden Dies-
is with sad news that we report that Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bolden, age 116, of
Memphis, TN, has passed away at Mid-South Health and Rehabilitation Center
nursing home. She died at about 2 a.m. EST, Monday morning. Read more here.
Weird Tennessee Laws- 12/9/06: Did you know that
it is illegal to give away your dog while on the streets in Knoxville?
Want to tell someone their fortune? Better not, unless you want to be
arrested! Read more Tennessee Weird Laws here.
Tennessee Trash Website- 12/5/06: Tennessee Trivia
Inc., would like to announce the all new Tennessee Trash.org website. Get
all of your Tennessee litter information here. Read the popular Tennessee
Trash Blog, watch the
Tennessee Trash public service announcements, read the Tennessee state
laws concerning litter, and more! Click here to visit the new Tennessee Trash.org
Tennessee Trivia Responds to Your Requests- Tennessee
You asked for it, you got it. A list of movies that were filmed in the
state of Tennessee. Currently over 140 feature films and select television
movies are listed, with links to information about each one. To view the
list just click here.
Tennessee Residents Ranked Richest in the World- Tennessee
Trivia exclusive: Four Tennesseans were ranked in
Forbes Magazine's 2006 list of the World's Richest People. Martha Ingrams
& Family came in at #258. Fredrick Smith #365, Thomas Frist Jr. &
Family #451, and Brad Kelley ranked #606. Click here for a list of the
Richest people in Tennessee.
Loser Contestant Bobby Moore Voted Off- TnTrivia.com
Bobby Moore, age 31, a fireman from Murfreesboro, TN, is the latest
contestant to be voted off on season 3 of the NBC hit show "The
Biggest Loser." Moore came to the biggest loser ranch weighing
321lbs. When he left the ranch, he weighed 252lbs, a total weight loss of
69lbs. Since leaving the ranch, Bobby has gone on to drop another 25lbs,
dropping his weight to 227lbs, making for a grand total weight loss of a
whopping 94lbs! Read more here.
Corker Wins Tenn. Senate Seat By
ERIK SCHELZIG 11.08.06, 4:13 AM ET Republican
Bob Corker beat Democratic Rep. Harold Ford for departing Senate
Majority Leader Bill Frist's seat, giving the GOP a rare bit of good news
after a tight race in which both candidates claimed the deeper Tennessee
roots. Read more here.
Record Krystal Hamburger Eating Contest Set in TN- Chattanooga,Tn-
Japanese eating champion Takeru Kobayashi won his third straight
Krystal hamburger eating contest, setting a new world record in the
process. Kobayashi ate 97 of the small, square hamburgers in eight minutes
on Saturday. Read more here.
Band Tops in Tennessee- Kingsport Times News-
The Dobyns-Bennett Marching Indians brought home the school's first-ever
Governor's Cup as Grand Champions of the 2006 Contest of Champions held
Saturday night in Murfreesboro. Read more here.
Night in Chattanooga- TnTrivia.com exclusive:On
Thursday, September 21st,
, was abundant with energy, as scores of people filed in to participate in
’s very first Light the Night walk.Read more
Grade-A Teacher: Gloria McElroy- KnoxNews.com: Gloria McElroy, a social studies
teacher at Fulton High School in Knoxville, has been named Tennessee
History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American
History and Preserve America. She will be in the running for the National
History Teacher of the Year this fall. More
Loser Contestant from Tennessee- Bobby Moore, age 31, a fireman from
Murfreesboro, TN, is one of the contestants on the season 3 of the NBC hit
show "The Biggest Loser." Moore is a devoted father of 2 and is
wanting to set an example for his children by losing weight. Read his bio here.
Light The Night For Leukemia Awareness The Tennessee chapter of
the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, is in full swing in their nationwide
campaign to raise funds and awareness about blood cancers. Thousands of
Volunteers will be "Lighting the Night" by walking in Memphis,
Knoxville, Nashville, and Chattanooga on 4 different nights. If you would
like to participate in one of the walks or find out more information
simply click on the following link: Light
Bonnaroo Related Death Reported -Manchester, TN, June 17th,
2006: A tour bus carrying bluegrass legend, Ricky Skaggs, was
involved in an accident that took the life of a young man. The man who's
identity has not been released, apparently jumped a fence and ran across
the road in front of Skaggs's bus. More details will be given as they
Baptist Convention Turns New Page Frank Page, pastor of First
Baptist Church in Taylors, S.C., was elected president of the Southern
Baptist Convention June 13 at the SBC’s annual meeting in Greensboro,
N.C. The Southern Baptist Convention is the largest Protestant
denomination in the United States, claiming 16 million members and
is headquartered in Nashville, TN.
Governor Dies In Tennessee River! Governor Louise Powell Harvey,
drowned while trying to bring federal relief to Union soldiers engaged in
a battle at Shiloh, TN, near Pittsburgh Landing. The Wisconsin governor
was leading relief efforts when he slipped between two boats and was
sucked under the high currents of the Tennessee river. Efforts to save
Gov. Harvey were unsucessful due to the extremely swift under currents of
the river. The governor's body was recovered some sixty-five miles
downstream from where the accident occured. Governor Harvey leaves behind
his wife, Cordelia
Harvey, and a host of family and friends. April 19, 1862.
Litter/Tennessee's Had Enough -Nashville, TN. First Lady, Andrea Conte
(wife of Gov. Bredesen) has declared war on litter in the state of
Tennessee. After her walk through the state she became aware of the huge
litter problem that has a hold on the state. New anti-litter ads will
start appearing on billboards and on radio and television stations
starting June 1. Tennessee Trivia would like to see the old
"Tennessee Trash" ads reinstated.
damages natural beauty of TennesseeKNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL: "As
a twig is bent, so it will grow" came to mind as I read Byron
Chesney's Saturday letter. He recalls a TV public service ad when he was a
10-year-old. Our eldest granddaughter at age 3 and I
would often walk in Alcoa's Springbrook Park. We began to carry a trash
entire article here.
Trash' more than a song to motorist KNOXVILLE
NEWS SENTINEL: "Lord, there ain't no lower class than
Tennessee trash." Words from a Tennessee public
service announcement that started back in 1976 left a huge impression on
my then-10-year-old mind. Why am I bringing this up?
One recent morning I strolled out to get my Sunday paper and saw...read
entire article here.
Parton Wins Big at ACM Awards - Sevierville, TN native, Dolly Parton,
won two ACM awards last night for her duet with Brad Paisley on the song
"When I Get Where I'm Going." The awards were for "Video of
the Year" and "Vocal Event of the Year." Read more at the ACM website.
An American Haunting
The new terrifying movie starring Donald Sutherland and Sissy Spacek,
is based on true events of the "Bell Witch" that took place in
Tennessee during the 1800s. It tells the story of the only documented case
in U.S. history in which a spirit caused a person's death. Visit the films
Tennessee Cities Ranked in top 10 List of Americas's 50 Hottest Cities!
January 25, 2006 - Expansion Management, a business magazine for
executives of companies actively looking for a place to expand or relocate
their facilities within the next one to three years, has released its 8th
annual "America's 50 Hottest Cities" ranking, published in
its January-February 2006 issue. The three cities and their ranking are:
Nashville #1, Memphis #7, and Knoxville #9. More here.
Proclaim Identity With Dog Tags The latest rage among
teenagers is the wearing of military style dog tags to express their
identity. Not only is it a fashion statement, it is also handy for
identification purposes. Parents like this new fashion statement a lot
more than the previous one of wearing "jelly bracelets" which
have been linked to promiscuous acts among teens. Order a dog tag here: DOG TAGS
& Dolly Teaming Up! (USA today) The King of rock-n-roll and the
Queen of country music will team up in a digitally mastered television ad
designed to promote tourism in the state of Tennessee. More here.
ON CAPTURED BEAR Wildlife rangers believe they have captured and
killed the bear that fatally mauled a six-year-old girl in Polk County, TN
Saturday night, a black bear was caught in one of the traps set out by
rangers in the Cherokee National Forest's Chilhowee recreation area.
Hundley Voted Off American Idol Tennessee's own Mandisa Hundley,
29, was voted off of American Idol on Wednesday, April 5th. Many say it
was due to her country performance of Shania Twain's "Any Man of
Mine." Asked for her last words, Mandisa smiled and told her fans
that their prayers "will continue to have full force for me. So I
thank you, and I bless you in the name of Jesus." Tennessee Trivia would like to wish
Mandisa good luck and we hope to hear from her again.
Wild Side Weekly Online Tennessee's Wild Side has launched the
ultimate web site for dedicated sprotsmen who fish the waters and hunt the
lands of our great state. The name of the dynamic new Internet resource
is Tennessee's Wild Side Weekly Online. Check it out!
New Fish License Plate
Design for TN Recent legislation has
authorized the design of the new specialty smallmouth bass license plate
in Tennessee. Just like the popular bluebird, bear, and turkey plates, the
smallmouth bass plate will cost $35 above the regular cost of registering
your vehicle. See new
Burger Dies from heart attack 2/23/2006 Tennessee Trivia has
just learned that Chattanooga, TN native and Southern Gospel piano great,
Anthony Burger, has tragically died from a heart attack while performing
at a gospel cruise event. More info will be posted as more news arrives.
Music & Arts Festival 2006! Superfly Productions and A.C.
Entertainment are proud to announce the initial lineup for the 2006
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. The fifth annual three-day camping and
music festival will be held on June 16-18, 2006, on the same 700-acre farm
in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville.
Summit Gets 900th Win! The Tennessee Lady Vols defeated
Vanderbilt 80-68 in Nashville to give coach Pat Summitt win number 900.
Summitt is the winningest coach, men's or women's, in college basketball
Named Student Athelete of the Week For the 3rd time in the 2005-2006
season. Lady Mocs star standout player and Tazewell, TN native, Katasha
Brown, has been named the TIAA-CREF Southern Conference Student-Athlete of
the Week. Go Katasha!
Nine elephants to be sent from Illinois
to Tennessee (WAFF)
Huntsville The owner of a circus-training facility in northern
Illinois has agreed to send nine of his remaining eleven elephants to a
sanctuary in Tennessee by mid-January. The elephants are currently ...
Herald-News The Tennessee Strawberry Festival's coordinating
committee has already finalized several important details for the 59th
Strawberry Festival to be held May 5-13. The theme for the 2006 Strawberry
Festival will ...
Microsoft to fund supercomputing at UTKnoxville
News Sentinel (Registration Required) The University of Tennessee
is helping Microsoft get into the supercomputing business, and the
software giant is asking researchers to take the lead...
Knoxville News Sentinel (Registration Required) | Phil Leadbetter has
been East Tennessee's premier dobro player for more than two decades.
Oak Ridge Man
is lottery winner (WVLT) - East Tennessee now knows the
identity of its newest millionaire. Bill Caylor from Oak Ridge was on hand
Friday morning in Nashville to pick up the roughly one million-dollar
check from the Tennessee Lottery…
Alcoa Wins Back-To-Back AA
Football Titles -Murfreesboro, TN(WVLT Volunteer
TV) -- The Alcoa Tornadoes have done it. They are back-to-back TSSAA Class
2A state champions in football with a 55-13 win over Goodpasture in
Burns crowned Miss Tennessee 2005 Miss Music City, Tara
Burns, a rising senior in Blair School of Music, was named Miss Tennessee
2005-2006 at the Miss Tennessee pageant this June in Jackson, Tenn. See
photos of Tara here.
See Ruby Falls! Lookout
Mtn. Chattanooga Tennessee You see the signs posted all over the state
of Tennessee with the famous saying "See Ruby Falls". If you
have never visited this historic sight in Chattanooga, then you really
should plan a trip there. Visit Ruby Falls website here. Read a great
High graduate wins Grammy Award Blount County native and
Heritage High School graduate Jennifer Higdon was awarded a Grammy
during Sunday night's ceremony after her album,
``Cityscape/Concerto for Orchestra,'' was named Best Classical ...
Performs For Rodeo
NASHVILLE, TN Monday Mar.14.2005 /netmusiccountdown.com/ -- Kenny
Chesney loves to work the stage and get close to as many fans as he
can that crowd the stage front, but nursing his injured right ankle
kept him ...
Chesney's getaway program(02.01.2005)
Need to talk to Kenny Chesney? Well, he's out today, and he's booked
solid Thursday and Friday. Saturday's definitely a no, and Sunday --
well, forget about it.
hears 'Confederate' dorm arguments(01.06.2005)
A state appeals court heard arguments Wednesday over whether Vanderbilt
University can remove the word "Confederate" from a dormitory
the United Daughters of the Confederacy helped build in the 1930s.