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A sharing economy across the globe

People like Joe Kraus, a partner at Google Ventures who backed car-sharing sites like RelayRides, are convinced of the upcoming ‘sharing economy’. But what is this sharing economy exactly? What is the hype about and what does it mean for upcoming businesses across the world? “The sharing economy is a[...]

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Randy Travis begins difficult recovery from stroke

The country music star and Grammy winner Randy Travis continues to remain in critical condition after suffering from a stroke early in July. However, he is alert enough to visit with family, and he progressing towards recovery. The 54 year old singer has been put on a ventilator to assist his breathing.[...]

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Do mosquitoes pick favorites?

Many will attest that some individuals get bitten by mosquitoes more often. Others seem to never be bothered. Recently, the Wall Street Journal explained the science behind mosquito’s biting habits with an expert from Vanderbilt University. Certain people do get bit more. Pregnant women or individuals with more body fat are prone[...]

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Farm bill faces political struggles

Farm bill faces political struggles

House Republicans are reportedly stalling on drafting a farm bill that has a chance of passing the Senate and President Obama’s approval. More so, a bill has to be passed by September 30, or the policies will fall back the farm policy of 1949. Milk prices would reportedly double. What the House[...]

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Medicinal Marijuana Legislation Moves in Tennessee

Legalizing marijuana for medicinal use moved a step closer to reality after a Tennessee state representative introduced a bill in the state legislature. Rep. Sherry Jones (D-Nashville) said her bill would establish regulations for people who are prescribed the drug by doctors. A key hitch in the law will be[...]

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Pigeon Forge’s “The Island

Pigeon Forge’s “The Island” Opens with Success

In late June Pigeon Forge’s new attraction “The Island” opened. Over the past month, locals and tourists have been enjoying this new spot that is described as an “eat-tertainment,” a mix of food, shows, rides, and games for the whole family. Admission is free to the public, though tickets must be[...]

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Rascal Flatts, Blues Traveler set to play Foothills Fall Festival

Earlier this month the country band Rascal Flatts was announced as the headlining act for the city of Maryville’s Foothills Fall Festival. Blues Traveler has also been added to the scheduled acts that include Lynard Skynard, the Black Lilies and Hillbilly Jedi. The festivals runs October 11 through 13. Tickets are $60 but will increase[...]

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Domestic abuse in eastern Tennessee

Domestic abuse in eastern Tennessee

Last week, a woman was stabbed in her East Knoxville residence. The altercation began as a verbal dispute that occurred after her boyfriend arrived home intoxicated in the early morning. After the stabbing took place, the boyfriend attempted to flee, but was apprehended after being tasered. The woman was admitted to University[...]

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