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Bass Master

Local fishing legend Ott DeFoe proves that persistence pays off big time. According to Ott DeFoe, the key to staying humble and grateful is giving God the glory for the talents and opportunities He has given him. For one afternoon,…

When Fathers Go Fishing

Spending the afternoon with Ott DeFoe on the Holston River stirred some great memories. As we were filming the interview, we spoke of his father teaching him to fish and what an awesome influence that had made in his life. I have so much

Randy Burleson

A Familiar name in Knoxville's restaurant industry Randy Burleson opened the first Aubrey’s in Farragut in 1992. While pursuing his MBA at the University of Tennessee, he took a part-time job as a dishwasher and became interested in the

A Fresh (Not Fake) Take

The future of Knoxville's premier magazine media. When I took the helm of Cityview magazine as publisher in 2001, I never dreamed that what was then a print magazine would become a multimedia company. But it is 2019, and to

The Gift

Learning to use the power of Love As we enter the last year of the second decade of this century I find myself reflecting upon not what but who has most affected me over the past 10 years. There have been many, but at the moment one in

It’s about Service

I am astonished at the level of participation we have in our Best of the Best voting. One person actually voted in 204 out of 218 categories, and we had a grand total of 191,006 votes cast. To put it simply, we had many more votes than we…