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Roane State employee is ‘mom’ to world-famous canine

Melanie Stanley and her wire haired dachshund, Stewart Douglas Stanley.The dog has become something of a social media celebrity. By Bob FowlerRoane State staff writer A Roane State alumnus, now an employee at the community college’s Morgan County campus, is the self-proclaimed “mom” to a dog that’s become something of …

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The McKameys to release CD/DVD, LIVE Like No Other

Arden, North Carolina (June 23, 2020) — Last spring, legacy Southern Gospel artist The McKameys announced they’d no longer be touring full time, and released The Crown, an album that continued to bring their message of faithfulness and the power of the Gospel to the world. In the fall, the National …

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The Beautiful, but Not-So-Familiar, Mountain Hydrangea

Hydrangea serrata ‘Beni-Gaku’ is a lacecap variety of mountain hydrangea with bracts that take on a reddish hue as they mature. Photo of specimen in the UT Gardens, Knoxville, by A. Pulte, courtesy UTIA. UT Gardens’ June 2020 Plant of the MonthSubmitted by Andy Pulte, University of Tennessee Department of Plant …

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Cancer Support Community supports patients, families

Grant from Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC allows expansion of services to Oak Ridge OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—Entering the Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee is much like finding shelter in a storm. With bookshelves, a rocking chair and cozy group rooms, the center is more like home than an institution. That …

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The Old Paths release What Love Does

Arden, North Carolina (June 5, 2020) — Following a year in which they released two albums and had a #1 song with “Come Sunday Morning,” The Old Paths are sharing the many things God’s love can do on their new album, What Love Does, now available on all streaming platforms. Each song captures …

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Roane State grad made herself one sweet business

Roane State alumnus Nicole Cravens displays some of the many types of cupcakes she bakes and decorates in her new Fentress County business, Sweet Cravings By Bob Fowler Roane State staff writer This Roane State alumnus made herself one sweet business. Nicole Cravens is the owner of Sweet Cravings, a …

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UT Gardens’ May 2020 Plant of the Month: ‘Warrior’ Onion

The “Warrior’ onion is a stout soldier in your landscape, whether planted in a container or in beds. Photo of specimen in the UT Gardens, Jackson, by J. Reeves, courtesy UTIA. Submitted by Jason Reeves, research horticulturist, University of Tennessee Gardens, JacksonThe ‘Warrior’ onion is not just a plant for …

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The Talleys to release final album, The Music Goes On

Arden, North Carolina (March 6, 2020) — After years of writing, singing and producing music that propelled them to be one of the most recognized acts in Southern Gospel, The Talleys are bringing their performing career to a close with one last collection aptly titled, The Music Goes On. The album …

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