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NASHVILLE – Road construction won’t slow motorists down as they travel Tennessee’s highways this Memorial Day weekend. The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at noon Friday through 6 a.m. on Tuesday. This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists expected to travel in the state this Memorial Day weekend. “Suspending construction-related lane closures during the busy Memorial Day weekend
CLICK HERE FOR SLIDESHOW OF OLD PHOTOS. STAFF WRITER ian skotte The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) came into being when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the TVA Act into law on May 18, 1933. The utility, which is a corporation owned by the U.S. government, provides wholesale power to nine million customers through its distributors in parts of seven southeastern states. It is celebrating its 80th anniversary this week.
The 2013 Tennessee Renaissance Festival, an annual event that draws people from across the country, will be held every weekend in May in a castle located off Highway 96 between Murfreesboro and Franklin. Activities include: Period music, human chess match, full armored joust, birds of the gauntlet flights, magicians, swash buckling, comedy and juggling. Six stages host other entertainment, including New Castle Player interns, a cast of colorful costumed characters
April 7-13 is Natural Areas Week Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau have announced that April 7–13 will commemorate Tennessee State Natural Areas Week. The annual celebration officially kicked off Friday with activities planned throughout the week such as wildflower hikes, canoe trips, guided tours and volunteer efforts. The week includes a full schedule of events in many of these 82 natural areas, with
By JOHN COFFELT Staff Writer Manchester Times Since 2007, Claudine Brown and her family have called Ms. Brown’s Country Store & Kitchen in Beech Grove, home. The small store dates back to the 1930s when the old highway ran through what is now the back of the store. Like the community around it, the store has evolved, while still holding to the character that has helped it endure.
If the thought of going to the beach one more time for spring break makes you want to stay home, relax. There are several good spring break destinations right here in Tennessee that won’t break the budget. Pigeon Forge This small town, together with Gatlinburg, is one of the top destinations in the Southeast. There are plenty of budget-friendly activities for the family to enjoy. One of the popular
By IAN SKOTTE Staff Writer There was talk of lice, bed bugs, tainted water, malaria, kidnappings and murder. Before the journey to Guatemala began, a dozen or so travelers were already expressing grave concerns. The planned trip into the humid-jungle region of Guatemala was part of a mission/fact-finding trip conducted by the Cowan Fellowship Church in partnership with the Presbyterians of Middle Tennessee. Observations The faces of Guatemala’s