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Frightmare Manor opens early for Halloween season

Frightmare Manor opens early for Halloween season

The thrill and sometimes chills of Halloween are back here in East Tennessee, and this time, even earlier than before.

Frightmare Manor in Jefferson County re-opened Friday night, and workers say this year, it's completely re-designed.

The attraction started preparing for the season more than four months ago.

You can check it out yourself through Halloween on Andrew Johnson Highway in Talbott.

Arts in the Park

Arts in the Park

Arts in the Park was another success at the beautiful Martin Luther King park overlooking scenic Downtown Morristown.  On a crisp September day, having drawn a larger than expected crowd, with over 30 tents, everyone was pleased with the turnout for the event celebrating all things cultural in our city.   From classical music to jazz, local artists, singers, and dancers filled the day with with music and visual arts that complimented the beautiful scenery at the park.

Second half strikes again; Vols lose to Gators at Neyland

Second half strikes again; Vols lose to Gators at Neyland

Right up until the second half Saturday night, the incredible momentum that energized Knoxville for the past week seemed like it might be enough to carry the Tennessee Volunteers to a victory against the Florida Gators for the first time in eight meetings.

The Vols were up 14-10 in front of a sell-out crowd of more than 102,000.

 

But then the 2nd half happened to a team that's had some memorable 2nd half meltdowns in the past few years.

Then the Gators scored 27 points.

The Times they are A Changin'

The Times they are A Changin'

Bob Dylan never sang truer words than these when I reflect upon September 11, 2001.  Today is filled with remembrances and somber reflection.  Watching the coverage takes me back 11 years.  I had the flu and was on my sofa watching TV after taking my little one to kindergarten.  My hubby was flying for a major airline and spent the night in Cincinnati with a broken aircraft.  He had been scheduled to spend the night in upstate New York but fate intervened and he was only 5 hours away.

East Tenn remembers victims on 9/11 anniversary

East Tenn remembers victims on 9/11 anniversary

It will be a somber day Tuesday as we mark the 11th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

From Ground Zero, to the Pentagon, to a tranquil field in Pennsylvania, thousands will gather to remember those they lost. Nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks.

President Obama has proclaimed Tuesday "Patriot Day" and the "National Day of Service and Remembrance."

Thousands of Tennesseans have fought for our country since the 9/11 attacks.

Davy, Davy Crockett King of the Wild Frontier

Davy, Davy Crockett King of the Wild Frontier

Did you sing along to the Ballad of Davy Crockett when you read the title?  In Morristown we do for sure.  We have the Crockett Tavern right here and lots of local historians and re-enactors to take you back in time .  Darrell Williams contributes the following historical information along with an event reminder:

 

Grainger Co. Tomato Festival underway in Rutledge

Grainger Co. Tomato Festival underway in Rutledge

Farmers arrived at the campus of Rutledge Elementary and Middle School long before sunrise Friday to begin setting up for the annual Grainger County Tomato Festival.

The festival officially got underway for the public at noon Friday when farmers and vendors began selling produce for the "early shopping" period.  The festival gets into full swing Friday night with live music at the Grainger County Opree.

The festival runs through late Sunday afternoon.