TWRA seeks help from tourism industry to protect visitors, bears

Recent human-bear conflicts led to the euthanization of three black bears last week, and now TWRA wants the tourism industry to help educate visitors of the animals' dangers.Matt Cameron said the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has decided to develop an informational video that could be played automatically when a guest checks into their cabin or hotel...


Former exec. director of HR agency in Cookeville fired following investigation

The Tennessee Comptroller's Office released information on an investigation into the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency located in Cookeville.According to the Comptroller's Office, investigators saw two instances when the former executive director's time sheets indicated he was working, but social media posts stated he was on trips out of state...


Change Center holding job hiring event

"Save Our Sons Knoxville" is teaming up with the Change Center and a chain of Pigeon Forge restaurants to give opportunities to inner-city young people. ..


Ober Gatlinburg to host Sevier, Cocke, Jefferson County Days

In June, Ober Gatlinburg will be hosting Sevier, Cocke and Jefferson County Days.From June 4 through June 10, residents can exchange a $5 donation for an Attraction Wristband that includes Ober's aeriel tram, alpine slide, ice rink, wildlife encounter, scenic chairlift, water raft rides, carousel, Amaze'n Maze, New Obear's Mini-Golf, new rock wall, chair swing and one ride on the Ski Mountain Coaster...



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    An urban cowboy rides through gang-ridden streets, preaching a gospel of redemption

    Tony Monroe spends five days a week riding his horse Grace through the most dangerous streets of Fresno, California. His peculiar pursuit began with a vision he had of himself riding a dark horse through a gang-controlled neighbourhood, which he took as a divine message. Twenty-five years later, Monroe is an odd yet familiar presence in Fresno, riding and preaching a Christian gospel of encouragement and God’s love to those who are struggling...


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    Multilayered Photos Capture the Energy of 10 International Cities

    How can you capture the rich culture of a city in one image? The Big Domain, a UK-based company specializing in holiday rentals around the world, attempted to give us a taste of well-known cities “in a split second” through the use of composite photography....


Tech Bites

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    Don't forget that Instagram is creepy, too

    With Facebook in the news for all the wrong reasons this week, it may be tempting to overlook the social media giant's photo-oriented sibling, Instagram. That would be unwise. Instagram, which you should absolutely never forget is owned by Facebook, has around 800 million monthly active users — and it exploits their data for ad targeting much like its scandal-prone big brother. This should worry you...