Tennessee Medieval Faire attracts record crowds
HARRIMAN, Tenn. — Fans of medieval and renaissance fairs have been enjoying the new Tennessee Medieval Faire during the month of May. As a production of Darkhorse Entertainment, LLC, the Grand Opening was held the last three weekends in May, including Memorial Day. Promoters use the slogan “Joust for You” to advertise the stars of the Faire who perform The Royal Joust. Going back in time to the days of knights, damsels in distress and princesses, the Tennessee Medieval Faire has something for the entire family. [ Read the full story ]
Smoky Mountain attractions keep visitors entertained
[caption id="attachment_1812" align="alignnone" width="600"] Whitewater rafting is just one of many outdoor activities that draws about 10 million visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains every year.[/caption] By Jayne Andrews If you’re considering a trip to the Smokies this year, you may want to check out some of the many attractions that make this region unique. Every year, up to 10 million people visit Smoky Mountain National Park, making it the most visited national park in the country. Tourists and locals never run out of fun things to do here because there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Traveling down the Parkway, ...
Rarity Bay earns 2014 Bliss Award for best Tennessee Community
By Jayne Andrews VONORE, Tenn. — Rarity Bay has recently won the Real Estate Scorecard’s 2014 Bliss Award Best Tennessee Community of the Year. Real Estate Scorecard is an online real estate marketing firm that provides independent reviews of master planned communities in the Southeast. The firm started in 2005 with founder Margie Casey writing reviews of master planned properties. In 2011, Real Estate Scorecard began honoring exceptional properties with its annual “Bliss Awards” to give recognition to the very best master planned properties. The company has focused on 241 communities in the Southeastern states, of which only 140 made the ...
Will the UAW organize Chattanooga’s Volkswagen plant or will President Obama organize it for them?
By Bill Anderson ETBJ EDITORIAL EDITOR For the past year, the rhetoric has been flying as the United Auto Workers is trying what it has not been able to do elsewhere in the South: organize the workers of an automobile plant, this time the new Volkswagen (VW), complex in Chattanooga. According to labor experts, this organization attempt is high-stakes, as it may open the door for other successful UAW organizing attempts. At stake is a Nissan plant located in Mississippi and maybe even the Nissan plant in Smyrna, Tenn. —where two previous union campaigns have fizzled. For now, it seems that a secret ...
Tennessee’s Rep. Roe has a health care plan?
By Jayne Andrews [caption id="attachment_1662" align="alignnone" width="650"] U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, MD, R-TN-Johnson City, has written a health care plan that he has been trying to discuss with President Obama. The president has always said he would meet on alternatives to Obamacare, yet he refuses all attempts on the part of Roe and his committee to set an appointment to explore workable solutions.[/caption] KINGSPORT, Tenn. — Millions of Americans are under the impression that Republicans have offered no alternative to President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA). And until recently, most Americans did not know exactly what the Democrat’s plan would look like. ...
Embassy Suites, Ruth’s Chris open in Chattanooga
[caption id="attachment_1454" align="alignnone" width="480"] The official ribbon cutting of the new Embassy Suites Chattanooga-Hamilton Place, was attended by local business and government dignitaries. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse is also opening at the location to serve guests and local diners.[/caption] Embassy Suites Hotels has opened the new upscale, full-service, all-suites Embassy Suites Chattanooga-Hamilton Place. Located at 2321 Lifestyle Way in Chattanooga, the Design Option III hotel includes 203 suites and 10,000 square feet of meeting space. In addition, the internationally acclaimed restaurant, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, will provide on-site dining for both hotel guests and local patrons. The new development by Chattanooga Hotel Property ...
Cornerstone Bank CEO: more growth ahead for Chattanooga
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Cornerstone Community Bank has a leader, Frank Hughes, who runs a rather tight ship. Yet he leads with compassion and a sense of humor, too. As president and CEO, Hughes rules the bank and its five branches with the solid business sense he has gained over more than 30 years in the financial services industry. He served as a senior investment officer with SunTrust — formerly American National Bank & Trust — from 1983 to 1991, and then as vice president and investment officer with Pioneer Bancshares from 1994 to 1998, where he managed the bank’s investment ...
Chesapeake’s impresses with seafood, desserts
[caption id="attachment_1361" align="alignleft" width="300"] Name: Chesapeake’sAddress: 500 Henley St.Knoxville, TN. 37902Phone: (865)673-3433FAX: (865)673-3435E-mail: email@example.comEst. 1982Owner: Michael ChaseOffers: Fresh seafood, grilled chicken, filet mignon, specialty items. Lunch, dinner and brunch menus as well as gluten free items. Private banquet and private dining rooms available. Extensive beer and wine offerings.Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11a.m.- 2:30 p.m., 4:30-10:00 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.; Saturday 4:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.RATING: CCCCC[/caption] By Christina Girgis ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR Knoxville’s choice of seafood eateries are few and far between. It is often difficult for seafood ...
May 31, 2015 · Leave a Comment
The United States uses nearly 20 percent of all the electricity in the world. We get 60 percent of our carbon-free, emission-free electricity from nuclear power, while wind provides only 13 percent and solar provides one percent. So, if the Obama administration really cared about clean air, why would it disadvantage nuclear power? That’s what I asked Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy this week. For more jobs and a bright energy future in our country, we need the reliable, clean, cheap energy we get from nuclear power, and lots of it – not unreliable power that... [Read the full story]
May 31, 2015 · Leave a Comment
On March 18, 2015, the NLRB’S general counsel (GC), Richard Griffin, issued a 30-page report that attempts to reduce some of the mass confusion over the NLRB’s policies concerning employer policies. The GC acknowledges most employers do not draft their policies with the object of restricting conduct protected by the labor law, but states that the law does not allow even well-intentioned rules that would inhibit employees from engaging in “protected activities.” A rule is certainly unlawful if it facially prohibits protected activity. And a rule banning union activity would be such a... [Read the full story]
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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]
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May 31, 2015 · Leave a Comment
May is always such a busy month in the news, and this year was no exception. Let’s look at the best news — the graduation of hard working students from high schools and colleges. Many of them are now ready to enter the workforce, and I hope they are prepared for what will be required of them. Some of today’s college graduates are more prepared than ever to enter the fields they have chosen, thanks to technology and higher standards being set by colleges and universities. Employers are hiring new grads that have the skill sets they are looking for to help their businesses continue... [Read the full story]
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