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Famous mansion on 32 acres set for auction

The mansion and 32-acre property in Chattanooga includes a separate event venue outbuilding, tennis court with jogging track, caretaker's apartment, and a solar energy farm. Being offered together in a single auction without reserve April 15 at 11 a.m. are 8212 Bell Mill Rd, Ooltewah, TN, a private residence that enjoyed a successful run as a vacation & wedding destination business.

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Preparing for spring planting
By Rachel Totten

Can the lingering effects of a mild case of COVID-19 change your brain?


Singing supports stroke rehabilitation

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Facing the Fear and Anxiety of the Unknown
By Stan Popovich

Almost everybody worries about what will happen in the future. The prospect of not knowing if something good or bad will happen can produce a lot of fear and anxiety.

As a result, here are seven ways on how to deal with the fear of the unknown.

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Where I'm Writing From
March 26, 2023

I’m writing from a new marriage milestone. Last week, my wife and I celebrated ten years together. That’s right. One whole decade. I know. I almost don’t believe it either. We got married in our early twenties, just one year after college, nine months after our first date. Both of our previous relationships had lasted longer than ours did before I got down on one knee at Fort Pickens Beach in Pensacola, Florida.

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Medal of Honor Monday: Navy Cmdr. Donald A. Gary

By Katie Lange, DOD

As an officer in the USS Franklin's engineering department during World War II, Navy Cmdr. Donald Arthur Gary knew all the ins and outs of the aircraft carrier. That knowledge helped him save hundreds of men who were trapped when the ship was nearly destroyed by the Japanese. His fortitude and leadership earned him the Medal of Honor.

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Lord, prop us up on our leaning side

By Dr. Brent McDougal

A pastor of a small church would occasionally call on a gentleman to pray, and every time this one particular man would pray, he would end with the strangest statement: “And, oh Lord, prop us up on our leaning side.”

One day after hearing this phrase over and over, the pastor pulled him aside. “I love the way you pray,” the pastor began, “but I don’t understand your little closing phrase. What do you mean by ‘prop us up on our leaning side’?”

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Life Events
Cleveland Senior Community Fights Parkinson’s with Bike-a-Thon

hand up for women graduation Knoxville Non-Profit Hand UP for Women Celebrates Spring Graduation

KNOXVILLE -- Ashley Carver and Shayna Mitchell have graduated from Hand UP for Women, a year-long life and career readiness program that breaks the cycle of homelessness, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, financial instability and more.

Hand UP for Women Executive Director, Eva Pierce, said, “It all comes down to being taught how to live a different life by seeing yourself through the eyes of God and never settling for anything less.”
tennessee tech students Tennessee Tech preparing Nuclear Engineering degree
Submitted by Dewayne Wright

COOKEVILLE, TN – In order to address the demand for nuclear engineers across the country, Tennessee Tech University is preparing a new Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering degree. At its March meeting, the Board of Trustees learned that Tech has notified the Tennessee Higher Education Commission of their plans for a new nuclear engineering program.
west hills elementary West Hills Elementary visited by “Careers On Wheels”
Submitted by Kaleigh Cortez

This week, West Hills Elementary had its first College and Career Week with a “Dress for the Job You Want” Day, guest speakers, and mobile professionals from across the county showing students their “Careers on Wheels!”
tellico village library Beyond the Pages: Tellico Village Library

TELLICO VILLAGE, TN -- A hub for learning beyond literature, the Tellico Village Library provides more than books for people young and old. Though located in an active senior living community, the library serves all of Loudon and Monroe Counties. The Tellico Village Public Library is the only library in the state owned by its Friends of the Library organization and does not receive tax funding.
tennessee wood signs Local artist’s TN wood signs make social media splash
By Rachel Totten

Missy Ament’s artistic creations have taken social media by storm, especially her Tennessee wall hanging signs, which garnered an overwhelmingly enthusiastic reception from Redditors in Knoxville.

“I was very surprised at the response the signs got on Reddit,” said Ament. “I might have expected to get a little interest stirred up on other social media platforms that are not as anonymous as Reddit.”
kcs food show Food show gives students a voice in cafeteria offerings
Submitted by Kaleigh Cortez

KNOXVILLE -- Over 600 eager students took a trip to the Knoxville Expo Center on Thursday, Feb. 9th for the 23rd KCS Food Show, where food vendors from across the country showcase their new offerings to students. There were more than 250 samples from 54 manufacturers, including everything from a pancake bowl to ravioli, for students to taste.
compassion closet north knoxville Compassion Closet opens location in St. Paul UMC
By Rachel Totten

Compassion Closet is furthering its mission of helping fostering and adoptive families with the opening of a new location at 4014 Garden Drive in Fountain City. As the fifth Compassion Closet in the greater Knoxville area, Melissa Cox, the location’s managing director, said the new store will ultimately provide a means of better serving families who live in more remote cities like Maynardville.
jordan ferguson Career Magnet Academy student nominated for The Congress of Future Medical Leaders
KNOXVILLE — Career Magnet Academy 9th grade honors student, Jordan Ferguson, named a delegate to The Congress of Future Medical Leaders to be held June 21-23, 2023 in Boston, MA.
100 Things to Do in Knoxville Before You Die released

KNOXVILLE -- Nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, Knoxville maintains a small-town feel despite being Tennessee’s third largest city. And with some of the best views, brews, and venues in the Maker City, you’ll want to make the most of your stay. 100 Things to Do in Knoxville Before You Die offers visitors and locals alike a diverse checklist of adventures and insider knowledge to construct the perfect itinerary.

In this book, you’ll learn what to do and where to go from local tourism expert Kristen Combs sharing years of her favorite activities that will wow the whole family. Longtime residents and first-time visitors will equally enjoy this guide to Knoxville, a nature-loving-adventure-seeking-artsy-kinda-town.

The book includes topics such as:

• The Tennessee River is formed just east of downtown Knoxville from the French Broad and Holston Rivers meeting. Several places reference this from Three Rivers Market to Three Rivers Rambler. There’s all kinds of ways to explore these beautiful waterways, from a driving tour to cruising to up-close-and-personal paddling.

• Knoxville might be the only place in the world where you can enjoy a handcrafted beer in a handcrafted glass and watch the whole process from beginning to end. Find this unique experience at Pretentious Craft Co. More beer is easy to find, and just as easy to find the right brew for you along Knoxville’s Ale Trail by starting at Knox Brew Hub.

• The skyline of Knoxville would be incomplete without the iconic Sunsphere. Built for the 1982 World’s Fair, this structure has surprising siblings in Seattle’s Space Needle and Paris’s Eiffel Tower, which were also built for World’s Fairs (1962 and 1889, respectively). A visit to the 4th Floor Observation Deck allows a 360-degree view of it all, from the bustling downtown to the beautiful Smoky Mountains.

You may order the book here.

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The Marble City, the Scruffy City or the Maker City, whatever you call it, Knoxville, TN has become a culinary destination. You’ll never have to wonder what restaurant to try next in Knoxville.

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tennessee farmer to farmer volunteer Kristen Johnson honored as Tennessee’s Farmer-to-Farmer Volunteer of the Year
KNOXVILLE -- A University of Tennessee Extension leader in nutrition is being recognized with an international honor for her volunteer work to feed the hungry in a foreign nation and educate others about healthy eating and growing their own food.
Life Truths & Helps
Tusculum alumna shares personal story in book designed to help adopted children understand they are handpicked
GREENEVILLE, TN – Many children thank their parents for their success, but not all of them credit Mom and Dad with saving their lives. Serina Marshall does.

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Faithful Presence: The Promise and the Peril of Faith in the Public Square
In his new book, Faithful Presence: The Promise and the Peril of Faith in the Public Square, two-term Governor of Tennessee Bill Haslam reveals how faith -- too often divisive and contentious -- can be a redemptive and unifying presence in the public square.

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Local author details the untold past of Tennessee
Troubled Times in Tennessee, by James B. Jones, is a detailed look at various lost or hidden aspects of Tennessee history. Historians of the Volunteer State’s past have overlooked the stories in these chapters while paying more attention to political, biographical, economic, and war-time history. 
Richard Dew, MD: When Sorrow Comes
The death of a loved one usually triggers a grief crisis and often a spiritual crisis in a person. How does one face those crises and the devastation that can accompany them? What does one need to know about grief? What role does God play in grief? How can one help others who are grieving?

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New book explores the life and legacy of legendary East Tennessee Moonshiner Popcorn Sutton
Troubled Times in Tennessee, by James B. Jones, is a detailed look at various lost or hidden aspects of Tennessee history. Historians of the Volunteer State’s past have overlooked the stories in these chapters while paying more attention to political, biographical, economic, and war-time history. 
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Book by Tennessee author raises sex trafficking awareness
Author Nicole Lynn Synder, breaks into the book market with The Yellow Door, which follows the story of a teenage girl, Hope, who is kidnapped and thrust into a sex trafficking ring.
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12 Step programs freed me from addiction
By Paul Emile

Like all human beings, I’ve experienced my share of pain, and suffered considerably. I was born into a violent, alcoholic home. When the clock struck six, and my father wasn’t home yet, I knew there was going to be hell to pay that night.

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