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  • Jon Young is in the Chat Room Published 10/5/2011 at 3:41 p.m. 0 comments

    Jon Young knew what he wanted to do early in life. Young is assistant principal at Eagleton Middle School. His dad, Rick Young, is a teacher at William Blount High School. “When I was growing up, he was also a ...

  • Regina Tindell Jennings is in the Chat Room Published 9/28/2011 at 3:23 p.m. 0 comments

    Live life to the fullest with no regrets and be fully committed to whatever you are doing. That’s the attitude Regina Jennings carried with her when she enlisted in the Air National Guard in 1987, and that is the mindset ...

  • John Titlow is in the Chat Room Published 9/21/2011 at 1:35 p.m. 0 comments

    Singing has always been a part of John Titlow’s life. Growing up in Blount County, he sang in church. It wasn’t until he started singing karaoke at 21 that he sang anywhere other than a house of worship. “We would ...

  • Raina Kant is in the Chat Room Published 9/14/2011 at 4:18 p.m. 0 comments

    Raina Kant marked something off her bucket list Monday evening. She sat with her son, Kamryn, and watched a harvest moon rise over the Atlantic in Charleston. “The harvest moon rising over the ocean is beautiful. Kamryn and I went ...

  • Steve Shields is in the Chat Room Published 9/7/2011 at 2:30 p.m. 0 comments

    It has been said earning a college degree can lead to a better career. For Steve Shields, there’s a good chance it saved his life. Shields, son of the longtime Maryville Mayor the late Stanley “Skeeter” Shields, graduated from Vanderbilt ...

  • Col. Tommy Cauthen is in the Chat Room Published 8/31/2011 at 4:13 p.m. 0 comments

    Tommy Cauthen never wanted to be a military pilot, and he made sure his dad knew it. The Jefferson County High School graduate’s dad flew at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base from 1958 to 1983, but it just wasn’t ...

  • Sharon Anglim is in the Chat Room Published 8/24/2011 at 3:55 p.m. 0 comments

    Sharon and Wayne Anglim met underground. They weren’t counter-culture types running from the law. They worked in the same underground facility while in the Air Force. “We met in the Air Force. He was cute as a button. We worked ...

  • Vicky McMurray is in Chat Room Published 8/17/2011 at 3:05 p.m. 0 comments

    Vicky McMurray, manager at the Carpenters Middle School cafeteria, “Cougar Café,” says she’s firm on her priorities. Her family and her church -- Unity Christian -- come first. She also has a reason to brag about her extended family, her ...

  • Dr. James Shamiyeh is in the Chat Room Published 8/10/2011 at 1:21 p.m. 0 comments

    It all started with a Post It note. Dr. James Shamiyeh was rotating through a family medicine clinic in Covington, Tenn., when he met the woman who would become his wife. He was a third-year medical student, and Laura was ...

  • Billy L. Gribble is in the Chat Room Published 8/3/2011 at 3:18 p.m. 0 comments

    Billy Gribble can’t help but laugh when he thinks about how he and his wife, Laura, met. It wasn’t pretty. “I met her on a blind date. She didn’t like me, and I didn’t like her. Neither one of us ...

  • Robbie Bennett is in the Chat Room Published 7/27/2011 at 1:56 p.m. 0 comments

    Robbie Bennett will understand if his daughter, Portlyn, and son, Easton, make a mistake in any sport they choose to play. His own first practice as a child, in a prelude to a sport he would come to love, didn’t ...

  • Shaun O’Malley is in the Chatroom Published 7/20/2011 at 12:50 p.m. 0 comments

    When Shaun O’Malley saw the ad for a position as executive director of the Downtown Maryville Association, he knew it was something he wanted to do. “I was interested and intrigued. I moved to Maryville when I was 7. I ...

  • Michael L. Colquitt is in the Chatroom Published 7/13/2011 at 4:19 p.m. 0 comments

    The first time Michael Colquitt met his wife, he found himself in a bit of a quandary. “When I first met Cristen in college, I was gone on her. I told one of my new buddies how much I adored ...

  • Hoy Grimm is in the Chatroom Published 7/6/2011 at 4:26 p.m. 1 comment

    Hoy Grimm had a hunch he might have a future in the investment business the night before his first interview for a job in finance. He answered an ad for a position in the investment department with First Tennessee Bank. ...

  • Andrea Carpenter is in the Chatroom Published 6/29/2011 at 5:24 p.m. 0 comments

    It is no surprise Andrea Carpenter has spent 21 years showing people how to save money. Carpenter knew early she wouldn’t have a career convincing folks to borrow money. “I was a management major and sign language and business minor ...

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