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  • Scott Hughes is in the Chat Room Published 11/18/2010 at 10:50 a.m. 0 comments

    How many people can say they’ve shown up at a wake decked out in flip-flops, shorts and a T-shirt? Scott Hughes claims this as his most embarrassing moment. Hughes and wife Raychel had plans to attend a barbecue where they ...

  • Dr. Drew Osborn is in the Chat Room Published 11/10/2010 at 2:47 p.m. 0 comments

    No matter how you twist the question, Dr. Drew Osborn just kind of “landed” in Maryville. The Ohio native grew up in South Webster, a small town in Scioto County. He went to Miami of Ohio for his undergraduate studies, ...

  • Will Carver is in the Chat Room Published 11/4/2010 at 11:23 a.m. 1 comment

    Will Carver knows the perfect way to end any day. “I love time with my family. There is nothing better than walking into the house at the end of the day and Caroline running up and saying, ‘Daddy.’ All the ...

  • Tommy Bateman is in the Chat Room Published 10/27/2010 at 4:00 p.m. 0 comments

    Tommy Bateman is a familiar face in Downtown Maryville. The Memphis-native is general manager of The Tomato Head restaurant on West Broadway Avenue and while he never aspired to be in the restaurant business, he’s happy with how life has ...

  • Kim Trevathan is in the Chat Room Published 10/20/2010 at 1:41 p.m. 0 comments

    Kim Trevathan has written two books about canoeing. He grew up on Kentucky Lake at the other end of the Tennessee River from Blount County in Western Kentucky. “I never really started seriously canoeing until I moved here. We had ...

  • Frankie Turner is in the Chat Room Published 10/14/2010 at 3:24 p.m. 0 comments

    Frankie Turner is a William Blount High School graduate who made the most of the part-time job he worked during high school and college. Turner, owner/operator of the Hunters Crossing Drive Chick-fil-A restaurant in Alcoa started working for the company ...

  • Shane Bonham is in the Chat Room Published 10/7/2010 at 10:06 a.m. 0 comments

    One percent of college football players go on to play professionally in the National Football League. Shane Bonham was in that one percent. But it was when he got cut from the NFL that he found real happiness. Bonham played ...

  • Crystal Welch is in the Chat Room Published 9/30/2010 at 11:13 a.m. 0 comments

    Crystal Welch understands a basic truth about business. If a person is rude to the secretary, they’re most likely not going to make it past the front door to be rude to the boss, said the Realty Executive Associates executive ...

  • Mat Wilkinson is in the Chat Room Published 9/22/2010 at 3:48 p.m. 0 comments

    As Mat Wilkinson stands at the Clayton Center for the Arts Thursday before the Maryville High School orchestra and the combined choruses of four high schools, it will no doubt look a lot different from his own high school days. ...

  • Clint B. Allison is in the Chat Room Published 9/15/2010 at 3:56 p.m. 0 comments

    When Clint Bradley Allison is working or playing, there’s a good change water is involved. The Rainscapes owner and Madisonville-native spends his days selling or servicing sprinkler/irrigation systems throughout East Tennessee. When he is not at work, he and his ...

  • Steve Frana is in the Chat Room Published 9/9/2010 at 12:41 p.m. 0 comments

    Steve Frana has a piece of advice for those who moved to this area for the reasons he did: The great quality of life. “To all the new people coming here, I say, Leave the county alone and don’t try ...

  • Connie Huffman is in the Chat Room Published 9/1/2010 at 4:38 p.m. 0 comments

    Connie Huffman is John Wilson’s mom. For many, that’s the only introduction she needs. “I’m John Wilson’s mom. He’s very outgoing and social, and he knows more people than I know. When he’s 16, if he does something wrong, so ...

  • Maelea Galyon is in the Chat Room Published 8/25/2010 at 3:17 p.m. 0 comments

    Maelea Galyon spends a lot of time at her high school alma mater. A 1985 graduate of Maryville College who earned a degree in vocal performance, she also earned a certification to teach math and returned to teach in the ...

  • Melanie Rasnake is in the Chat Room Published 8/18/2010 at 11:55 a.m. 0 comments

    Melanie Rasnake and her husband are both in the ministry… just at different churches. Melanie is director of Children’s Ministries at New Providence Presbyterian Church, and her husband works in the ministry at Church Street United Methodist Church in Knoxville. ...

  • Patricia McKeehan is in the Chat Room Published 8/11/2010 at 3:35 p.m. 0 comments

    Patricia Sutton McKeehan is competitive. That’s probably why she always has the “Eye of the Tiger” reverberating in her head. Whether she’s racing to get ahead of the person in front of her at the Turkey Trot or trying to ...

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