Retire?

“Mirror, mirror on the wall… will I retire after all?” The very word “retirement” evokes emotion. It can make you happy or make you want to hide. It depends on what you think your golden years will hold. Apparently, the majority of…

Part of the Community

It was just last year that Annie Marie Duran was about to make the biggest move of her life. A 19-year-old from Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic, Duran was about to move nearly 1,500 miles north to meet her mom in the United States. Her…

Scratching the High Strings

The early morning haze and sepia tones created by the early arrival of fall made it difficult to make out the two figures who walked through a hemlock forest along the rails of the Southern Railway.  Closer inspection revealed a strange…

Healthy and Successful

Stephanie Welch believes everything is connected; the evolution of her life and career in Knox County proves it. She grew up in Boscawen, New Hampshire, "a one-stoplight town" in a rural farming community, north of Concord. She came to…

Northshore Parks

Approximately a half mile past the intersection of Northshore Drive and Pellissippi Parkway begins a series of Knox County parks that provide access to the bountiful recreational opportunities on Fort Loudon Lake. On both land and water,…

DIY Dodos

Dear Knoxonomist: We’ve been so inspired by Do It Yourself shows that we’re getting ready to start on our first project, gutting our kitchen and putting in a new one—just like Chip and Joanna! Any last-minute tips? — Ryan and Becky…

Karly Stribling

Karly Stribling’s business, Soil & Steel, started as a half gardening/half metalwork business, has grown into mostly metalworking and sculpture business. Growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, she attended DuPont Manual Magnet…

Hon. J. Douglas Overbey

On November 21, 2017, Doug Overbey began his role as a United States Attorney. He represents the 94th federal district of the U.S. and by extension, the interests of the federal government in East Tennessee. He enforces laws enacted by…