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Betsy Pickle

Title: Writer
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Recent Work

  • Lyon brings Civil War issues to life with a woman’s view Published 09/14/2011 at 4:14 p.m.

    Most adults -- and possibly a few schoolchildren -- can rattle off the names of significant figures from the American Civil War. Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, William T. Sherman and Stonewall Jackson spring quickly ...

  • McGinnis to perform Native American flute concert for MAC Published 07/06/2011 at 4:23 p.m.

    Like many musicians, Randy McGinnis appreciates genres different from his own. “I love all music,” says McGinnis. “I’m a music-holic, an addict. I like jazz, blues, classical, big band, rock. Not so much a metal fan. And I don’t even ...

  • Hearing and Speech Foundation team returns from Croatia symposium charged to push forward Published 06/22/2011 at 4:09 p.m.

    It’s easier to see where you stand from a distance. That’s what representatives of the Hearing and Speech Foundation found when they traveled to Zagreb, Croatia, recently for a symposium. “What I experienced is that we are in a position ...

  • ADU brings talents, hearts to fundraiser for Family Promise Published 05/18/2011 at 2:18 p.m.

    When young dancers from Artistic Dance Unlimited perform Wednesday, June 1, at the Clayton Center for the Arts, their actions will speak louder than words. “We think it’s important to teach them that it’s not just about the competition, it’s ...

  • Lyme disease documentary hits home for two in Blount Published 04/18/2011 at 10:41 a.m.

    Jenny Clark and Connie Dickey have a lot in common. They both live in Blount County - Clark in Maryville and Dickey in Friendsville. They are full-time moms who are constantly on the go with their children. They met when ...

  • Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble brings show to Blount Published 02/21/2011 at midnight

    With wedding anniversaries, the traditional gift for 30 years is a pearl. For the Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble, the 30th anniversary is bringing a much bigger gift: the Clayton Center for the Arts at Maryville College. The Tennessee Children’s Dance ...

  • Soclé Medical Spa gets new home to accommodate growth Published 02/09/2011 at 2:02 p.m.

    Soclé Medical Spa is in the business of making customers look and feel better, so it decided to give itself a makeover as well. Soclé recently moved to a new facility at 847 Turner St., just off US-129 between Foothills ...

  • ‘Quick’ degree, long road Published 02/03/2011 at 11:32 a.m.

    For Dan McManigal, getting to the point where he could pursue a graduate degree took far longer than it did to get through his classes, but now that he has completed the Professional MBA program at the University of Tennessee, ...

  • Performer Michael Johnson to lend a hand with MIS Orchestra Published 01/26/2011 at 2:50 p.m.

    Michael Johnson has viewed the music industry from every vantage point from struggling solo artist to hit-maker. He started making music as a folkie in the 1960s, turned into a force on the adult-contemporary scene with 1978’s “Bluer Than Blue” ...

  • Trip to Middle-earth Published 01/12/2011 at 3:03 p.m.

    The first time Craig Taylor Brown put his love of J.R.R. Tolkien’s writings on display in Blount County, he was met with an unpleasant reception. As an eighth-grader at Union Elementary in the mid-1970s, he did a book report on ...

  • Tales of Tremont Published 09/22/2010 at 3:42 p.m.

    Roy Oliver knows something about time. The living-room walls in his Maryville home are covered with cuckoo clocks and nostalgic family photographs. But it’s what’s in his head -- and now on the page -- that confirms Oliver’s grasp of ...

  • Checking off the ‘bucket list’ Published 06/30/2010 at 2:40 p.m.

    Tina Garrett decided to make a dollhouse -- not too bizarre a project for an elementary-school art teacher. Paint, glue, yarn and Popsicle sticks were among her tools - again, that figures. Even the fact that making a dollhouse was ...

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