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The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOSHS) recently announced its first Teen Driver Education Camp for high school students across the state. The camp will be hosted by Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) at the department’s training center from Monday, July 16, to Friday, …

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On Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Monroe County Health Council Prevention & Wellness Coalition and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 15th opportunity in seven years to prevent pill abuse and theft by rid­ding their homes of potentially dangerou…

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Tennessee State Parks is offering vacation packages that take visitors on guided tours through some of the state’s most scenic waterfalls, swimming holes and wildflower trails.

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Cleveland State Community College and the Tennessee Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association will be hosting a free Trail of Tears Educational symposium on Friday, April 13 in the George R. Johnson Cultural Heritage Center to commemorate the 180th anniversary of the Trail of Tears and the 5…

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Tennessee Mountain Writers will celebrate their 30th Annual Conference with the theme “No Grit, No Pearl” Thursday through Saturday, April 5-7, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Oak Ridge. The conference will encompass workshops, writing contests, network-ing, manuscript evaluations, publishers, ed…

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In celebration of its 40th Anniversary season, Knoxville Opera presents Puccini’s “Turandot” at Knoxville Civic Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 25 at 2:30 p.m. Forty-five minutes prior to each per¬formance, Maestro Brian Salesky will host an opera preview for an i…

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Darkhorse Entertainment, LLC, invites you to time-travel back to the Middle Ages at the fourth annu¬al Tennessee Medieval Faire. The festival is located in Harriman near I-40 just 30 miles west of Turkey Creek. This rugged outdoor festival will spring to life on May 19 and run for three week…

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CHATTANOOGA–With wide, spade-like claws and sturdy hind legs, the Gopher Tortoise seems almost purpose-built to move earth. Like shelled bulldozers, these reptilian excavators dig deep, winding tunnels beneath the scrublands and coastal dunes of the American Southeast. These burrows provide …

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The Oak Ridge Civic Music Association is pleased to present the Oak Ridge String Quartet on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church. Featuring the principal string players of the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra, the Quartet includes Karen Kartal and Sarah R…

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The Best way to read Shakespeare’s plays is out loud – and with friends!

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ASHEVILLE, North Carolina - Christmas is a great time to be home with family and friends. However, if you're looking for a holiday trip destination then consider the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina.

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ATHENS - The McMinn County Living Heritage Museum is hosting a traveling exhibit about the emancipation of African-Americans highlighting events during and after the Civil War, and we are also adding some of our own local history as well, thanks to the watchful eye of Ann Boyd.

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CHATTANOOGA - From chameleons more colorful than Clark Griswald's latest lighting opus to special underwater appearances by the Jolly Old Elf himself, the Aquarium will be literally packed to the gills with memorable Yuletide experiences in the coming weeks.

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ETOWAH - The Hiwassee River Rail Adventure and the Tennessee Overhill are proud to once again have the "Santa's Hiwassee Holiday Train." Santa will be coming to the Hiwassee starting on Saturday, Dec. 2. This magical Christmas train trip includes Santa and Mrs. Claus, Santa's Helpers, storyt…

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KNOXVILLE - East Tennessee Children's Hospital presents the Fantasy of Trees, East Tennessee's premiere Christmas event. This year's event is titled "Over the River and Through the Woods" and takes place from Nov. 22-26, at the Knoxville Convention Center.

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The McMinn County Living Heritage Museum Guild is currently making preparations for the annual Holiday House fundraiser, which will be held at the museum on Thursday, Nov. 9.

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ATHENS - What will you get your true love on the first day of Christmas? Find that special something among the various Downtown Athens retailers during this year's Old-Fashioned Downtown Christmas.

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CHATTANOOGA - Celebrating 23 years of enchantment, Rock City's premiere family holiday tradition - Enchanted Garden of Light - returns on Friday, Nov. 17. Marvel at this award-winning holiday lighting extravaganza! Music, food and magical decorations are but a few reasons to see Rock City th…

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ETOWAH - The Etowah Arts Commission (EAC) announces the 26th Annual Young Authors' Conference will be held Saturday, Nov. 11, at Mountain View Elementary School in Etowah from 8 a.m. until noon.

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The Athens Area Council for the Arts will present "Born in the Black Box," a concert to recognize young talent from the region, at The Arts Center in Downtown Athens on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. This second event in AACA's 2017 House Blend Concert Series is sponsored by Wilson Construct…

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ETOWAH - The Etowah Arts Commission (EAC) announces the 26th Annual Young Authors' Conference will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11, at Mountain View Elementary School in Etowah from 8 a.m. until noon.

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VONORE - Fort Loudoun State Historic Park will host an 18th Century Trade Faire on Saturday, Oct. 21, and Sunday, Oct. 22. As the largest annual event at the park, visitors can shop for 18th century goods, interact with living historians and enjoy lively musical performances from 10 a.m. to …

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A new feature has been added to the annual Etowah Arts & Crafts Fall Festival this year, which is being held this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7 and 8.

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ETOWAH - The Etowah Area Chamber of Commerce announces the Arts & Crafts Fall Festival will be held this weekend, on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7-8. The festival will be held at the Historic L&N Depot Park on Highway 411.

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DANDRIDGE - Outstanding Scottish and Irish entertainers vie for attention with the Bagpipe & Drum Band Playoff Challenge at the 11th Annual Dandridge Scots-Irish Festival, which will take place on Main Street in downtown Dandridge on Saturday, Sept. 30.

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The abundant rain during the spring and summer has resulted in tall corn and deep designs for local corn mazes. Most open this weekend or next, and all offer fun for all ages.

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SWEETWATER - If you are having solar eclipse withdrawal, don't worry as there is still plenty to do in Sweetwater at the National Muscadine Festival later this month.