Sunday, May 1, 2016


The new Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede wows guests with a spectacular show featuring live horses, 12.5 million LED lights and a Christmas program that will delight young and old. The traditional feast will complete an evening to be remembered. With $2.5 million spent on changes, show has been upgraded with state-of-the art technology that makes the new show the best ever since its opening in 2011.

Dixie Stampede spends $2.5 million to upgrade dinner show

If you and your family are looking for something to do this holiday season that will bring fond lasting memories of a magical time together, you may want to consider visiting Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Known as The Most Fun Place To Eat in The Smokies® The Dixie Stampede will not disappoint. [ Read the full story ]

Capitol Hill

Fred Thompson lit up the room

November 30, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

Very few people can light up the room the way Fred Thompson did. The truth is, most public figures have always been a little jealous of Fred Thompson. His personality had a streak of magic that none of the rest of us have. That magic was on display when he was minority counsel to the Senate Watergate Committee in 1973, asking former White House aide Alexander Butterfield the famous question, “Mr. Butterfield, are you aware of any installation of any listening devices in the Oval Office of the president?” That same magic served him well when he ran for the United States Senate in 1994 for the... [Read the full story]

Legal Briefs

Does your office have a policy governing office decor? Flags and rainbows may be controversial

November 30, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

In the last month, high profile news events have demonstrated the power of symbols to inspire strong reactions — both positive and negative.  For example, the display of the confederate flag evokes feelings of “heritage” or “racism,” depending on the background of the viewer.  Likewise, the rainbow symbol of gay pride has been widely displayed to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court decision of “marriage equality,” yet marriage equality is contrary to the religious views of others.  What happens when employees display these or other politically and/or emotionally charged symbols in... [Read the full story]

Your Financial Planning

Planned giving provides all-around benefits

September 5, 2010 · Leave a Comment 

There’s certainly something to be said for spontaneous and random acts of generosity. But when it comes to making charitable donations, it may be wise to give some thought to the matter to try and get the most out of every dollar. Planned giving, usually arranged with the benefit of financial and legal experts, refers to strategies that can help you maximize your giving in a way that can be financially beneficial to everyone involved — including you, the donor. A little planning can make charitable donations go a long way When you think through and compare various options for charitable contributions,... [Read the full story]

Opinion / Editorials

Is America ready for a President Trump?

November 30, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

What an amazing political season we are having in the race for president.  Not since the days of Ross Perot have we seen this much interest in candidates like Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson who are considered “outsider” candidates. While the pundits have been waiting — and hoping? — for months that Trump would lose his support in the polls and leave the campaign trail, he seems to do better each week although he has been surprisingly quiet in the debates.  I’ve been trying to figure out why he has put on such a lackluster performance in the debates and can only guess he is trying very... [Read the full story]

ETBJ Crossword

Across 1 Stadium hosting a soccer friendly between the US Women’s team and Costa Rica in August 4 Popular Chattanooga seafood restaurant, Uncle ____ 8 Chattanooga has a Society for these flowers 9 Saffron flavored rice dish, you can get it at Bombay Palace in Knoxville 10 Hawaiian getaway island 13 Deer and wild boar, for example 16 There’s... Read more of this article

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Fred Thompson lit up the room

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