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Comptroller Appoints Dunn as New Public Information Officer

Comptroller Appoints Dunn as New Public Information Officer

Comptroller Justin P. Wilson has appointed John Dunn to serve as the Office’s Public Information Officer. In his new role, John will manage external communications efforts for the Comptroller’s Office.  He will serve as spokesperson for the agency working closely with media and other outside audiences in supporting the Comptroller’s communications needs.  “I am very [...]

Tusculum Basketball Offensive Skills Camp this Month

Tusculum Basketball Offensive Skills Camp this Month

The Tusculum College men’s basketball team will host its Offensive Skills and Shooting Camp, July 30-August 1 at Pioneer Arena on the Greeneville campus and will be conducted by Tusculum College basketball coaches and players.                                                                  The Offensive Skills & Shooting Camp (July 30-August 1) will be conducted 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily and is [...]

Roberts Continues Hot Streak in South Florida Collegiate League

Roberts Continues Hot Streak in South Florida Collegiate League

Carson-Newman third baseman Brandon Roberts (Davie, Fla.) has turned up the thermostat on his bat in the South Florida Collegiate League to torrid temperatures.  The rising junior is batting .404 for the South Florida Breakers in 47 at bats.  He has a trio of multi-hit games in his last seven outings.  Among those is a [...]

Crossroads Downtown Partnership Morristown Events, July 10 & 11, 2014

As part of grant awarded by the Tennessee Dept. of Economic and Community Development through their Three Star Program to the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce, the Crossroads Downtown Partnership is holding several events this week of interest to Lakeway residents. The presenter is Ms. Brenda Sutton of Fogwood Foods. Ms. Sutton has made it [...]

Sevier County Blood Drive, July 10 & 18, 2014

Summer months are difficult for several businesses and the same is true for Medic Regional Blood Center, the community blood provider.   According to Medic, the organization struggles to reach the daily quota of donors necessary to adequately supply local hospitals.   “Families are busier than usual with kids out of school and planning vacations; however, there’s [...]

Jefferson County Blood Drive, July 15, 2014

Summer months are difficult for several businesses and the same is true for Medic Regional Blood Center, the community blood provider.   According to Medic, the organization struggles to reach the daily quota of donors necessary to adequately supply local hospitals.   “Families are busier than usual with kids out of school and planning vacations; however, there’s [...]

ETSU Plans Second Annual Football Coaching Clinic

ETSU Plans Second Annual Football Coaching Clinic

The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Monday that it will host the second annual Carl Torbush/ETSU Football Coaching Clinic presented by Appalachian Orthopaedic Associates on Saturday, July 19th inside the Martha Culp Auditorium on the ETSU campus.  The clinic, which will run from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., will feature Torbush [...]

Three Pioneers Named to WGCA All-America Scholar Team

Three Pioneers Named to WGCA All-America Scholar Team

Tusculum College women’s golfers Sara Howard, Calley Lawson and Alec Cunningham have been named to the 2013-2014 Women’s Golf Coaches Association Division II All-American Scholar Team. Criteria for the WGCA All-America Scholar Team include: having a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50 and have participated in 50 percent of the team’s competitive rounds. The [...]

A Holiday Scare

I hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday! July 4th is always a fun event with fireworks and picnics. “Shaking The Lake” outdid itself again! Hats off to “The Point” for providing the entertainment. I remember when the town provided a fun July 4th day. There were events scheduled at the football field at [...]

The Cognitive Science of Gestures

The Cognitive Science of Gestures

Most people talk with their hands. In fact, gestures seem to arise unconsciously when we speak. There a growing body of research showing that mind and body work closely together in early cognitive development. Gestures reduce memory load and externally manipulate information. We need to keep concepts active while solving a problem or talking on [...]

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

I love strawberries. In fact, they may be my favorite fruit. When they are in their peak season, they are so juicy and sweet that I could eat my weight in them. This recipe for strawberry pretzel salad has been with me for years, and I’ve tasted variations of it since I was a kid. [...]

Baby Gear

Baby Gear

Have you ever noticed how much stuff people with kids carry around? I remember it used to be a hassle when my daughter was small, but I’d forgotten just how extreme it was until a 4th of July family cookout at my parents’ house. The cousins came in with little ones, and I’m not exaggerating [...]

Natural Weight Loss

Natural Weight Loss

Do you know that after all those chocolate bunnies, peeps, jelly beans, and fine boxes of chocolates filled with caramel, maple crème, cocoanut and so many more delights, it is time to hop back on the wagon and lose those pounds such temptations add to the hips? Believe me after such abandoned feasting, I know [...]

SCORE Statement on 2014 TCAP Statewide Results

Today Tennessee educators, policymakers, and parents received more detailed information to help decide where to focus our efforts in the year ahead so our students can continue to be national leaders in academic achievement gains, as they were on the 2013 Nation’s Report Card. As Tennessee’s teachers have risen to the challenge of higher expectations [...]

Volunteer State Pays Tribute to its Military Heritage Through Honor Vote Program

Volunteer State Pays Tribute to its Military Heritage Through Honor Vote Program

For more than 200 years, Tennessee has been known as “the Volunteer State.” That nickname dates back to the War of 1812, when the state contributed thousands of volunteers toward the war effort. The tradition was reinforced a few decades later in the Mexican War when the state produced  more than10 times the number of [...]

Clarence Brown Theatre to Benefit from Tomato Head Fundraisers

The Tomato Head’s charitable donation program, Loving Spoonful, is a partnership between East Tennessee non-profits, regional craft breweries and the restaurant with a percentage of the proceeds raised going to the community partner of the month.  For the month of July, the Clarence Brown Theatre (CBT) will be the beneficiary of the program. “We are [...]