The Equifax Debacle

In case you have been on a deep mediation retreat for the past few weeks, let me bring you up to speed on one item:  We have suffered perhaps the single greatest breach of security of individual Americans in history. Equifax is a consumer…
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Oh Tannenbaum

With the smell of fresh Christmas tree on your hands and the perfect tree tied to the roof of your car, you’re sure to be in the Christmas spirit as you drive home from one of the Christmas tree farms dot the hills of East Tennessee.…
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Decorating for Christmas

Dear Knoxonomist: The other day, my girlfriend of 10 months asked me if I could help get her house ready for Christmas. We’ve both been married before, and it seems that her former husband did most of the labor-intensive decorating. In a…
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The Knoxville Ice Bears

Ya never know when that night might be. But, almost a quarter-century later, Mike Murray still feels the impact. In the early ‘90s, Murray was the captain of Knoxville’s pro hockey franchise at the time, the Knoxville Cherokees. One night…
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Tim Burchett

After two terms as Knox County mayor, Tim Burchett has decided to throw his Carharrt into the ring to replace outgoing 15-term Representative Jimmy Duncan in Tennessee’s 2nd congressional district. As he concludes his final term and…
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Jennifer Brickey

“What we have is our experiences.” This phrase captures Jennifer Brickey’s approach and philosophy to her work. Born in Michigan and moving to Tennessee at 14, Jennifer’s parents were factory workers and their drive to go…
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Winterfest

Get into the holiday spirit this year with the annual Smoky Mountain Winterfest, which started in the late 80s as a means to expand tourism beyond the Smokies themselves. Now, the event is celebrated across Sevier County, focused on…
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