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Enforcer of fair play

John Wright For ten years, John held the crucial, load-bearing position of an SEC referee. This necessary position was laced with the immense pressure as the eyes of many watched his every move. He dodged the occasional 250-pound
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Equine Extraordinaire

Reagan Campbell Many people take decades to find their true passion, something they focus on with veracity and laser-sharp focus, and many spend their entire lives without ever finding that one special thing. However, there is the
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Leader of the Blue

Eve Thomas When charting the rise of Knoxville’s Chief of Police, Eve Thomas, there’s a clear trail of hard work, building block by block as she earned the respect and trust of her colleagues. However, her life could have quite
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Queen of the Clutch

Patricia Nash Crafted with the finest leather and tooled with great detail, designer Patricia Nash has built a company based on passion and high-quality. Nash’s interest in handbags piqued when she discovered an old purse belonging
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Baroness of Business

Julie Blaylock Knoxville seems to have a certain magnetic charm that draws people in from all over the map. Our community is certainly better for it, especially when it involves people like Julie Blaylock. Originally from Long Island, New
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The Knoxonomist

Dear Knoxonomist: Curious minds want to know. What are your New Year’s Resolutions? —Kathy from Karns Dear Kathy, In general, the Knoxonomist approves of New Year’s Resolutions. His study of humanity, mainly from a barstool at
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The Magazine Mogul

William S. Rukeyser You could argue that journalism is in Bill Rukeyser’s blood. For many years, Bill's father Merryle wrote seven newspaper columns per week for International News Service. Growing up with the sounds of his father’s
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Shining Cookie Couple

Mike and Robin Maddux never set out to be in the cookie business. In fact, Moonshine Mountain Cookies really started out as a special treat for customers at the pizzeria that the couple started decades ago. Although the restaurant is no
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The Fervent Fundraiser

Aaron Richardson In an alternate universe, Aaron Richardson may very well be a dentist. Fortunately, in this realm, Aaron took quite a different path. Graduating from UT Martin with a degree in cellular and molecular biology, his original
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The Grateful Servant

Jerry Askew never planned to stay in Knoxville for long. “I expected to stay here three or four years and move on,” he says. “I got married. We had some babies. And before you knew it, it was home.” For the community, it has been a
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