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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

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

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

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

People with Passion & Purpose

Introducing several of Knoxville’s finest, we’re proud to include them in our People Section. As parents, we have great expectations for our children. We work to prepare them to become men and women of character and productive members