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Tobacco, Beef and More Field Day set for June 21
SPRINGFIELD, TN – Beef cattle and tobacco producers should make plans to attend the Tobacco, Beef and More Field Day hosted by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. The field day takes place on Thursday, June 21, at the Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center.
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Civil War historic destinations feature 11 seasonal events this spring

WASHINGTON – The Civil War Trust recommends 11 spring activities and programs at some of America’s most famous battlefields and historic sites.
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Virginia College hosts Community Health Fair June 30
KNOXVILLE – Virginia College in Knoxville will host a Community Health Fair Saturday, June 30. The event is free to everyone and will feature refreshments, a variety of health-related checks and activities for all ages.
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Family, Faith, and Freedom in the Foothills: The Scots-Irish Presence in Early Appalachia
In a Brown Bag Lecture on Wednesday, June 13, Mark Davidson will speak on the Scots-Irish presence in early Appalachia.
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Fruits of the Backyard Field Day, June 19
arts culture alliance
Arts & Culture Alliance awards 30 artists
ut green field day
Tennessee Green Industry Field Day, June 26
lawn garden show
Annual Lawn and Garden Show set for July 12
rainbow falls trail
Rainbow Falls Trail project to continue
on weekdays
karm dragon boat festival
KARM Dragon Boat Festival revving up for July
health goals
Meet health goals by joining a CSA
ut gardens
UT Gardens’ June 2018 Plant of the Month

Royal Explorers hold science summer camp for Knoxville's urban youth
KNOXVILLE – From June 18 to June 29, the Royal Explorers will hold its annual science summer camp for Knoxville-area seventh and eighth graders.
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Summer conference aims to motivate America’s most unchurched generation

CIY’s MOVE conference will be challenging tens of thousands of high school students within this generation to think about truth, volunteering and social justice issues from a different perspective.
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PETA: How to keep kids, dogs, and others safe during hot weather

WASHINGTON - Following recent reports that a 9-month-old boy had to be rescued after being left in a hot car in Knoxville, PETA is issuing an urgent warning: Vulnerable individuals are at risk and should never be left in a vehicle on a hot day. Animals, children, and elderly people are the most susceptible to the heat, and one mistake can cost someone's life.
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DOE’s 2018 Oak Ridge public bus tour season kicks off

OAK RIDGE, TN – The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) 2018 Oak Ridge facilities public bus tour has kicked off and will continue through November 2018.
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Madison County farmer named Tennessee Farmer of the Year
KNOXVILLE — A third-generation farmer from Jackson who manages more than 5,000 acres of row crops has been named the Tennessee Farmer of the Year by University of Tennessee Extension. Johnny Verell, who farms in partnership with his father and grandfather, John Verell, Jr. and John Verell, Sr., rose to the top of the competition because of his business savvy, his land stewardship and his devotion to community service.
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Two first of their kind water slides debuting at Great Wolf Lodge Georgia
LAGRANGE, GA – Families visiting Great Wolf Lodge Georgia will have a howling good time at the nearly 100,000 square-foot indoor water park, filled with body slides, tube slides, raft rides, activity pools and splash areas designed to delight every age range and thrill level. Families visiting the water park at Great Wolf Lodge Georgia will discover cozy 84-degree temperatures year-round and a dozen different slides, including two new concept slides making their North American debut.
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TVA campgrounds open for 2018 season

KNOXVILLE – With spring just around the corner, the Tennessee Valley Authority’s seasonal campgrounds are ready and waiting for visitors to return to the outdoors as the 2018 camping season opened Thursday, March 15 and runs through November 15.
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Sailor recruits help to harvest community garden
By Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Timothy Walter

NASHVILLE, TN - The harvest was plentiful, but the workers were few.

That is when Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brandon Weintraut, a recruiter and career counselor here, had an idea. He had just spent the last year helping to recruit future sailors from around Kingsport, Tennessee, and now he thought about recruiting them for a more local mission: helping to harvest the community garden.

Weintraut knew the garden well. Since he lives with his wife in an apartment in Kingsport with no space for planting, he used a raised bed in the community garden that he tended to once a week. His wife had found the garden and signed him up for a free planting bed where he grew cabbage, broccoli and peppers “so hot they make your face hurt.”
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Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brandon Weintraut, a career counselor, poses for a photo outside Navy Recruiting District Nashville Headquarters in Nashville. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Timothy Walter

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