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Phony money showing up in Knoxville

Phony money showing up in Knoxville

Local News, News November 24, 2015 at 8:56 pm 0 comments

By Michael Williams A new scam has police and merchants on the lookout for counterfeiters who are purchasing their phony money on eBay. Recently, a restaurant in Asheville North Carolina accepted a piece of this fake money. Fortunately, the merchant examined the bogus $100 bill and notified police. The fakeRead More

Walmart announces Black Friday deals

Walmart announces Black Friday deals

News November 24, 2015 at 8:31 pm 0 comments

By Daniel Bean The biggest player in the holiday sales game—announced its list of online and in-store Black Friday deals. Like last season, the retail giant is offering plenty of tech gadgets in its mix of sale items. Also familiar to its last Black Friday sale event: many of theRead More

Dear neocons, Rand Paul is right on military spending

Dear neocons, Rand Paul is right on military spending

News, Politics November 17, 2015 at 8:55 pm 0 comments

By Michael Lotfi During the recent Fox Business News-Wall Street Journal Republican primary debate, U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) had what was probably one of the most meaningful exchanges so far in the race to decide the party’s nominee for president. Paul and Rubio traded jabsRead More

Consumer Affairs offers ways to avoid holiday debt collection scams

Consumer Affairs offers ways to avoid holiday debt collection scams

News, State News November 17, 2015 at 8:20 pm 0 comments

Learn what debt collection agencies can and can’t do By Kevin Walters It’s a fact: Americans love to spend money during the holidays, even risking substantial financial debt to do so. This year, consumers are projected to spend significantly more money than previous years. According to the National Retail Federation’sRead More

Consumers warned about fraudulent ticket purchasing

Consumers warned about fraudulent ticket purchasing

News November 14, 2015 at 3:57 pm 0 comments

By Kevin Walters With numerous big games, events and concerts during the upcoming holiday season, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s Division of Consumer Affairs encourages consumers to be wary of fraudulent ticket purchasing. When scouting for discount tickets to a big sporting event or trying to snag seatsRead More

Racism, media bias against GOP is glaring

Racism, media bias against GOP is glaring

News, State News November 14, 2015 at 2:48 pm 0 comments

By Michael Lofti Earlier this Summer, the nation was saturated with narratives against anyone that identified with southern heritage after 21-year-old Dylann Roof entered a South Carolina African-American church and ruthlessly murdered 9 souls. Afterwards, hundreds of thousands demanded confederate flags and all other Confederacy associated iconography be removed fromRead More

Rescue of an Olympic artist

Rescue of an Olympic artist

News November 11, 2015 at 2:22 am 0 comments

By Paul Rodarte In 2013, my wife, Rachelle Burkett-Rodarte, the artist for the 1996 Summer Olympics, went for a CT scan as a result of a fall. She had had a bone growth stimulator placed inside her with wires attached at various areas in her back. The emergency room doctorRead More

George Jones White Lighting Moonshine to expand

George Jones White Lighting Moonshine to expand

News November 11, 2015 at 2:06 am 0 comments

By Jeremy Westby George Jones may have departed this earth, but his legend for spirits will live on. Increased sales and demand for George Jones White Lightning Moonshine and Vodka have led the brand to consider distribution and marketing vendors in both nationwide and international markets. The moonshine and vodkaRead More

Halloween hazard: Non-prescription lenses cause eye damage

Halloween hazard: Non-prescription lenses cause eye damage

Health, News October 27, 2015 at 4:07 pm 0 comments

By Michael Williams Colored contact lenses enhance Halloween costumes. Consumers can purchase them over the Internet that resemble cat eyes, blood-drenched vampire eyes and other themes that add a spooky touch to an outfit. Doctors with the American Academy of Ophthalmology, however, warn against the use of such devices citingRead More

Southern style: Steve Martin, the Earls, Vincent and Larry’s Diner

Southern style: Steve Martin, the Earls, Vincent and Larry’s Diner

Entertainment, News, Southern Style October 15, 2015 at 2:51 am 0 comments

By Randall Franks I was honored to stand just off stage a few feet to the right of American icon Steve Martin Oct. 1 as he accepted his IBMA DIstinguished Achievement Award. Directing such a moment will be one of my greatest memories. He described his career of playing banjoRead More