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Stewart County Tennessee Man Catches 90-.lb Catfish

12.05.2015 wkrn.com: 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 here.

 

Over 10,000 “Christmas is All About Jesus” Signs To Go Up In Tennessee

12.02.2015 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.

 

Tennessee Native, Reese Witherspoon, Opens First Draper James Store in Nashville 10.22.2015 hollywoodreporter.com: 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 here.

 

Disappointing News Concerning New Tennessee Logo

05.22.2015 tntrivia.com: 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.

 

Chickamauga Yields What May Be New Tennessee Record Largemouth
02.14.2015 flwoutdoors.com: 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. Read more here.

 

Bible To Be Tennessee State Book?
2.13.2015 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 here.

 

Denso To Add 400 Jobs In Athens, TN
01.29.2015 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 here.

 

Gun Maker Barretta Moves to Tennessee!
07.23.2014 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 here.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Tennessee Grows, But Population Rank Stands 9.27.2011 Memphis Business Journal: Tennessee remains the 17th most populous state, according to an analysis by On Numbers, a Memphis Business Journal affiliate. Read more here.

 

Trevor Bayne Goes Volcanic! 2.21.2011 knoxtrivia.com: A quick check of Google Trends reveals that our Knoxville NASCAR hero, Trevor Bayne, reached "Volcanic" hotness levels Sunday at...read more here.

 

Knoxville's Trevor Bayne Wins Daytona 500 2.20.2011 knoxnews.com: DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Knoxville native Trevor Bayne became the youngest driver by five years to win the Daytona 500, as the just-turned 20-year-old crossed the finish line first today in a crash-filled race. Read more here.

 

Transformers Coming to Memphis 02.15.2011 mfrtech.com: 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! 02.10.2011 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.

 

Garth Brooks Concert Raises $5 Million For Flood Relief 02.09.2011 cfmt.org: NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Gifts from the record-breaking Garth Brooks concert series at Bridgestone Arena, spearheaded by Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, total $5 million to support Tennessee flood recovery through The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Read press release here (.pdf)

 

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.

Titans Name Mike Munchak Head Coach 02.07.2011 titansonline.com: 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.

Titans and Fisher Parting Ways 01.28.2011 titansonline.com: 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 01.27.2011 renewableenergyworld.com: 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. More here.

 Knoxville Ranked In Top 5 Locations 01.27.2011: knoxtrivia.com: The Editors of Business Facilities Magazine has selected Knoxville, TN as one of the top 5 location cities. Read more here.

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 09.08.2010: mirimichi.com: 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. Read more here.

Dollywood 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. 

Memphis, 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.

Conan O'Brien To Visit Manchester, TN 03.11.2010: Spin.Com: 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

Sarah Palin To Visit Knoxville, TN   03.12.2010: FoxNews.Com: 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 account. David 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 more here.

Morristown, TN group, Won by One is back! 9.28.2009: Knoxville Gospel Blog: After a 5-year absence from the Southern Gospel music scene, the name Won by One is once again poised to become one of the biggest group names in the industry. Original founder and tenor, Greg Shockley, along with bass-Paul Hyde, lead-Mike Whetsel, and baritone-Bob Jenkins have already been in the studio laying down tracks of pure heavenly sounds. Read more here.

Rare Clouded Leopard Cubs To Appear In Nashville 9.3.2009: Chattanooga Times Free Press: By: AP Three clouded leopard cubs make their public debut at the Nashville Zoo on Friday. Read more about this here.

Tennessee 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 more here.

Knoxville 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 more here.

Murfreesboro 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 here.

Win a $50.00 gift card just for leaving a comment!  5.27.2009: www.knoxtrvia.blogspot.com: Earth Fare, along with the Knoxville Trivia Blog, is giving folks a chance to win a $50 gift card! All you have to do is leave a comment telling why you deserve or just want the gift card and the best story will be chosen as the winner! So click on over to the Knoxville Trivia Blog and enter your comment today. Contest ends on Friday, June 12, 2009. Good luck!

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.

Dollar General Sales Soar In Recession 3.25.2009 Dayton Business Journal: 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.

Nashville States Fastest Grower in '08 3.14.2009 NashvillePost.com: The 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 tn.gov: 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

Largest list of Tennessee based Southern Gospel artists on the web: 3.25.2009 tntrivia.com exclusive: Attention Southern Gospel music fans, artists, and promoters, we are compiling a list of all Tennessee based Southern Gospel artists. To have your group or ministry added, please send us an email with the subject "Southern Gospel."

Lady Vols Set World Record 3.14.2009: GoVolsXtra: The Tennessee Lady Vols set a world record Friday night at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Read entire story at GoVolsXtra.

Tennessee 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.

Tennessee 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.

Kenny 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.

Niota 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 more here

Tennessee Titans, Bironas, Sets New NFL Kicking Record! 10.22.2007: titansonline.com: Bironas 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 more here

Fred Thompson Formally Enters US Presidential Race Voice of America - 9.6.2007: By Jim Malone Former Senator Fred Thompson has made it official. Thompson is now one of nine contenders seeking the Republican Party's presidential ...Read more here.

World's Largest Stadium Card Stunt Set For Sharpie 500 TricitiesSports.com, TN - Aug 18, 2007:  On Saturday, Aug. 25, just before the sold-out Sharpie 500 revs up, a card stunt of epic proportion will take place as BMS will become the scene of the world's largest card stunt. Read more here.

Knoxville Bluegrass Band Picking their way to the top! 8.13.2007 knoxtrivia.blog: Tennessee In my never-ending quest to blog about the Knoxville bluegrass scene, I had somehow overlooked one of the hottest groups in the business, Pine Mountain Railroad. I had linked to their website from my Jerry Butler interview, but for some strange reason...read more here.

Tennessee 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 more here.

Road Renamed After Civil Rights Pioneer NewsChannel5.com, TN - 08-06-2007: "I am proud that Nashville and Tennessee can honor and acknowledge Mrs. Parks in such a fitting way." Nashville Mayor Bill Purcell and state senators and ...Read more here.

Sterling 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 more here.

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.

Thousands to gather in Nashville for Christian Event: 7.06.2007: thecallnashville.com: On 07.07.07 Christians from across America will gather in Nashville for a massive solemn assembly to fast and pray... Read more here.

"Tug's Life," New Must Read East, TN Site: 6.27.2007: TnTrivia.com Exclusive: A native Knoxville Tennessean talks about his life growing up as a poor East, TN boy. Lot's of down home entertainment, pictures, and funny stories. Check it out!

Miss 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.

The Man For ‘A Desperate Hour:’ Fred Thompson: 6.2.2007: The Conservative Voice, NC -
The former Tennessee Senator seems to be about to declare for the presidency. I have not seen such excitement since Reagan ran and won the governorship of ...more here.

Knoxville, TN Ranked No.1 Best City for Families to Relocate: 5.17.2007: tntrivia.blogspot.com: According to Primacy and Worldwide ERC(R), - Knoxville, TN is the number one (1) Mid-Sized Metro Area for families looking for a place to relocate. For Large-Sized Metro areas, Nashville, TN was ranked as the number 2 best city for families. For Small-Sized Metro areas, Chattanooga, TN was ranked...read more here.

Fred Thompson is not Buford Pusser- 5.8.2007: tntrivia.blogspot.com: Please, everyone that is searching my Tennessee Trivia website trying to find out if Fred Thompson played Buford Pusser in the Walking Tall Movie, the answer is NO. The actor that played the famous Tennessee sheriff was...read more here.

Kenny 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.

Pickin' 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 more

Knoxville's 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.

Tennessee's 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.

Miss Tennessee 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.

A Visit to the Ramsey House Plantation- 3.23.2007 http://knoxtrivia.blogspot.com exclusive: Built in 1797, Ramsey House is the first stone home in Knox County. The house was built by Knoxville's first builder, Thomas Hope, for Francis Alexander Ramsey. Come and take a photographic tour of the house at the Knoxville Trivia Blog.

Fred Thompson supporters drumming up support for ’08 bid: NASHVILLE (AP) — Current and former members of Congress are working in Washington to drum up support for a presidential bid by former Republican Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee. Read more here.

House Mountain Renovations Nearly Complete-2.10.2007 http://knoxtrivia.blogspot.com exclusive: The $254,000 dollar renovations to the base of House Mountain State Natural Area were well worth it. A quick check on the improvement process today, indicated that everything is almost complete. Read more here

Tennessee 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.

The Kingsmen Quartet 50th Anniv. Reunion in Chattanooga!- The Mighty Kingsmen Quartet will be holding their 50th Anniversary reunion at Memorial Auditorium in Chattanooga, TN, on March 5, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. For complete details visit the Kingsmen's website 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.

News 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.

Big John Tate, Knoxville's WBA Champion- knoxtrivia.blogspot.com: I was only 13 years old on that night at the Golden Gloves Arena on Magnolia Ave. in Knoxville. The father of one of my school friends took us to see the boxing legend. Big John Tate was, by far, the biggest man I had ever met in my life. He was sitting in a chair when...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 more here.

Peyton 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.

Titans: 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

NASCAR's 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.

VOLS 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.

Reggie 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- 12/11/06: It 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.

Albino Deer Killed by Poachers will be first known test of new law- 11/27/06: from Tennessee.gov: Several young Lewis County residents may soon learn that a night out poaching deer is a bad idea, made even worse than normal by a decision to kill an albino deer. Read more here.

New 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 Trivia exclusive: 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

Four 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.

Nashville Resident Wins AOL's Gold Rush- Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee resident Michael Kearney is $1 million richer after winning AOL's Gold Rush, a pop culture contest. Read more here.

Biggest Loser Contestant Bobby Moore Voted Off- TnTrivia.com Exclusive: 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.

Tennessee Ranked Fifth Best Business Climate- November 7th, 2006: Tennessee remains a great place to do business, according to rankings published Monday in Site Selection magazine...more here.

Republican 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.

World 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.

Dobyns-Bennett 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.

Tennessee State coach Jones Wins $265K on TV Show- ESPN - Oct 31, 2006
Appearing on the NBC Television game show "Deal or No Deal," Jones won $265,000 -- but could have won $1 million if she hadn't taken the deal she settled for...continued

Nobel prize winner has Middle Tennessee ties- Tennessean.com: A graduate of Vanderbilt University and former faculty member at Middle Tennessee State University was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize today. Read more here.

Light the Night in Chattanooga- TnTrivia.com exclusive: On Thursday, September 21st, Coolidge Park in Chattanooga , TN , was abundant with energy, as scores of people filed in to participate in Chattanooga ’s very first Light the Night walk. Read more here.

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 here.

Biggest 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.

Elizabeth Bolden, Oldest Living American to Celebrate 116th Birthday This Month -TnTrivia.com exclusive: Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Jones) Bolden of Somerville, TN, will be celebrating her 116th Birthday on August 15, 2006. Happy Birthday Lizzie! Read more about Elizabeth Bolden here.

World's Tallest Structure In the State of Tennessee -TnTrivia.com exclusive: In 1963 the tallest structure in the world was in Corryton, Tennessee. It is the WBIR TV-mast, which now belongs to WIMZ radio station. Read all about this 1752 foot record holder here.

Tennesseans 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 The Night  

Tennessee White Rhino Visits New York! -Roscoe, a white Rhino from the Knoxville, TN Zoo, is now in his summer vacation home in Rochester, NY, thanks to the Seneca Park Zoo's Visiting Animal Campaign. Read more here.

Team Chesney Needs Your Help!   Pamela Chesney Stanifer was a talented musician, singer, songwriter, and devoted mother. At 39 years old, her life was cut short by the devastating blood disease Leukemia. "Team Chesney"  along with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Tennessee, is asking for your help and support in the Light the Night Walk at Volunteer Landing in Knoxville, TN on October 12, 2006. To find out more, visit the team website at the following link: Team Chesney

Blaire Pancake Crowned Miss Tennessee 2006 June 24th, 2006, Chattangooga resident, Blaire Pancake, became the new Miss Tennessee. She replaces 2005 winner, Tara Burns. Pancake is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and has a B.S. in anthropology. Read more here.

First 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 become available.

Southern 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.

Wisconsin 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.

Stop 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. 

Litter damages natural beauty of Tennessee KNOXVILLE 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 bag...read entire article here.

Tennessee 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.

Kenny Chesney Wins Entertainer of the Year at 2006 ACM Awards! -Luttrell, TN native, Kenny Chesney, won the highest honor at the 41st annual ACM awards show last night in Las Vegas. Read more at the ACM website.

Dolly 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.

WUSY-FM Wins Radio Station of the Year at ACM Awards - Chattanooga country radio station, WUSY-FM, or as best known as "US 101 Country" won the coveted radio station of the year award for medium market. Visit WUSY-FM  here. 

Honda Hoot Returns To Knoxville! - For the 6th consecutive year, the 13th annual Honda Hoot is coming to Knoxville June 20-24th. It is one of the largest organized multi-brand motorcycle rallies in the nation. Read more here

Gateway Computers Picks Nashville For Plant  -from www.knoxnews.com. Computer maker Gateway Inc. announced this morning it has picked Nashville as the site for a new manufacturing facility employing 300 people in the first year. Read more here.

Former UT Sprinter, Justin Gatlin, Must Share World Record After Error  -Gatlin a six-time NCAA title winner at the University of Tennessee, stood poised to take the world's record in the men's 100 meter dash last week, with a time of 9.76 seconds, but after an error in scoring was found, the time was rounded up to 9.77 seconds causing a tie with the former world record. Read more from WBIR

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 official website.

Knoxville Blogger Frank Murphy Causing A Stir!  Knoxville radio host Frank Murphy is causing a nationwide stir on his web blog. After posting a picture and writing about WBIR news anchor, Abby Ham, one thing led to another and all of a sudden folks from all across the U.S. are buzzing about it. Read more here

Three 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.

Country Music Artist, John Rich, Ranked In Top 100 Most Powerful People in Tennessee!  The "Big & Rich" star and co-founder of "MuzikMafia, is listed #83 on the list compiled by Business Tennessee Magazine. Other notables, Dolly Parton #23, Phil Fulmer #100, and Gov. Phil Bredesen #1.  Read more here. (register free to view list) 

Billy Graham Statue in Nashville  The Southern Baptist Convention will honor Billy Graham in June with a statue to be unveiled at its meeting in Greensboro. Read more here.

Teenagers 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 

Elvis & 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.

UPDATE 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 Thursday night.
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.

Mandisa 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.

Tennessee's 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 plate.

Graceland becomes National Historic Landmark (from CNN) The home of the King of Rock'n'Roll joined the homes of presidents past and present in becoming a national Historic Landmark Monday.

Lawmaker wants Tennesseans to honor state flag with salute The Tennessee flag - three white stars in a circle of blue on a field of red - needs its own pledge, according to a lawmaker from Columbia.

Nashville, TN resident, Reese Witherspoon Wins Big at Oscars! Witherspoon, who played June Carter Cash, and was joined by co-star Joaquin Phoenix as country legend Johnny Cash in singing in the film, gave credit for her performance to her mother and grandmother.  

Anthony 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.

Bonnaroo 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. 

Pat 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 history.

Katasha Brown 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!  

Tennessee Woman is oldest Living Person in U.S. Researchers say a Tennessee woman appears to be the oldest living American. Elizabeth Bolden is 115.

Three Tennesseans on list of richest people ...Three Tennessee residents are on the Forbes list of the richest people in the world.

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 ... 

Strawberry Festival plans nearly complete The 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 UT Knoxville 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... 

Fanning the flames with Leadbetter The 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 Murfreesboro… 

Chesney cheers for Lady Vols at basketball game in the Caribbean Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) - The two homes of country music star Kenny Chesney mingled a little as the Tennessee native watched the Lady Vols play in his adopted Caribbean…

Tennessee Woman is oldest Living Person in U.S. Researchers say a Tennessee woman appears to be the oldest living American. Elizabeth Bolden is 115.

Tara 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 review here

Pat Summitt breaks NCAA win record!!! Tennessee's Pat Summitt has become US college basketball's most successful coach in terms of wins after recording her 880th career victory.

Miss Tenn. talks respect with local students

Every third-grader in Chester County was sitting in Williams Auditorium waiting for Miss Tennessee Ashley Eicher to arrive from Jackson last Friday.

World's Oldest Rabbit Still Hopping  A rabbit from Tennessee has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's oldest rabbit.

Heritage 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 ...

Chesney 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 ...

Kenny 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.

Tennessean's career rocketed at Redstone

As a boy growing up in East Tennessee, Carl Roberts says missiles and rockets were the last things on his mind.

Keith Urban Benefit Scammer Caught

Last weekend in Nashville, Big & Rich, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Kenny Chesney, Troy Gentry, and Lee Ann Womack, were among the artists who donated their time for Keith ...

Country Weekly | Monday Jan 24

Tennessee Theatre reopens after $23.5M restoration

A new life began for one of East Tennessee's most beloved landmarks Friday night, when the Tennessee Theatre reopened its doors after a $23.5 million restoration.

Daily Times | Saturday Jan 15

Tennessee school alters dress code to allow Muslim headscarf (01.14.2005)
A public high school changed its dress code to allow religious headscarves after a national civil rights group for Muslims complained to the principal on behalf of a student.

Fans celebrate Elvis' 70th birthday (01.08.2005)
Would the pompadour be gray? Would arthritis have stilled the swiveling hips? Would the lip now curl above false teeth?

Court 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.