Category: Community News

Danger After a Forest Fire

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Friends, as the Gatlinburg area rebuilds please be careful. I have dealt with claims and been around mudslides in the past, this can be a scary time. Below are a few things learned from these experiences: Pay attention to where you are as the rain falls and you are assessing damage. Be aware that a mudslide can happen at anytime after a fire, it could occur weeks, months, even years…

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Five Tips for Maintaining Your Summer Garden

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Vegetables

Maintaining your garden in the high heat of these summer months can be a challenge, but hang in there – we have got some tips to help you continue enjoying the fruits of your hard work! The Watering Myth We have all been told that watering in the heat of the day is a bad idea because overhead watering has led people to believe that they will burn the leaves…

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Affordable Care Act-Not Obamacare

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Doctor Greeting Patient

I was privileged enough to watch about 15 minutes of the State of The Union address the other night.  Political affiliation, or not, I could not help but notice the dynamics of the whole room of “representatives”.   I know crowd psychology as a musician, and I understand how masses of people are moved or swayed because of an initial response to a particular agenda, idea or emotion.  This was very…

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JAOPRO Client Profile

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JAOPRO Screenshot

There is nothing like being a part of something so strong and passionate that the pure joy of being in the room stands your hair on end. JAOPRO in Knoxville, TN is one of those clients. When you eat, breathe, and sleep your passion it shines and inspires others. JAOPRO is the brainchild of Alex Oliver a young driven entrepreneur who caught the creative brand and advertising bug at a…

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Rural Metro and Choto Fire Station

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Fire Station

On November 20, 2013 I was invited to attend a meeting about the new proposed fire station in Choto called by State Representative Ryan Haynes at the Farragut Town Hall. The meeting was led by County Commissioners Richard Briggs and Ed Shouse. A few concerned and motivated residents of the Choto area were in attendance voicing concerns over the response time given by Rural Metro in that area, citing the…

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Help us Build Our Website

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photo credit: Stefan I  Our business is defined by our clients and community, therefore we want to build out website around the look and feel. So we are asking for your help. If you have pictures of hunting, camping, outdoors, home improvement, autos, homes, boats, or Knoxville area, shoot them our way. We would love to feature your photos on our site complete with credit!

Things to Do and See

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photo credit: allisonmseward12 Need some ideas for the weekend? How about a drive-in movie? Yes, they still exist! And good news: in the Knoxville area, they are opening this weekend! The two different locations include Harriman and Maryville, TN. Check out which movies are opening the season!

Don’t be a Distracted Driver

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  photo credit: faungg Are you a distracted driver? Chances are, yes. What constitutes as driving distractedly? Distractions can include changing the radio, using a navigation system, and even talking to the passengers.  Travelers has some great information about the dangers of being a distracted driver. If you didn’t know already, April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. One of the major distractions today is cell phones: texting, calling, or playing games while…

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Driving in Ice and Snow Tips

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It looks like Winter is wanting to stick around a little bit longer. Even though the roads are clear for now, it may be a good time to review on driving in icy conditions. The most important thing to remember is not to drive fast. It may seem frustrating to be driving ten miles an hour at times, but it is better to be safe than sorry. It is also…

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Ideas for Spring Break

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Photo by Laura    Living in East Tennessee, sometimes we can take for granted all the fun things to do in the area. If your plans are to stay in town, here a few things to check out for your Staycation!   1) Ripley’s Aquarium – The traveling exhibit is now holding non other than the animatronic DINOSAURS!   Photo by Laura    2) Knoxville Zoo – In the Kid’s Cove they have…

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