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Living History: Charlie Rhodarmer

History is a subject in school. Some enjoy it, some study it, however, for Charlie Rhodarmer it is living history. One might say he has discovered a time machine, for at any moment, Charlie will take you back in history with historical storytelling in period costumes. It is his calling,…

Marble Town Guardians

East Tennessee is riddled with history and long forgotten stories, but a small group of teenagers in Sweetwater, Tennessee is hoping to change all of that. The Marble Town Guardians are a group of high school students that are hoping to uncover the past one grave stone at a time.…

Meet Lou, Patient #500 at the Provision Center for Proton Therapy

When Lou Lovingood, a 63-year-old grandmother from Sweetwater, was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year, she didn’t shed a tear.Those came, she said, after receiving the first letter from her insurance company denying coverage for proton therapy, a type of radiation treatment that targets a specific location while minimizing…

Ivan Worrel a Sweetwater TN Hero

Although a west virginian by birth, born in Holden, December 4th, 1927, At 13 years old, his Dad, who worked as an electrician in the West Virginia coal mines lost his job during the depression and moved his family to East Tennessee where they found a small town called Maryville.…

Meet Tennessee’s Rodeo Queen Kelsey Hawkins

On December 30th, 2015, Kelsey Hawkins walked across the arena at the Liberty Bowl Rodeo in Memphis, Tennessee. As the sun set behind the mountains, the lights around the arena flickered on one by one. The crowd in the stands sat silently, waiting for the announcement. Over the loudspeaker, Kelsey…

Living History: Charlie Rhodarmer

History is a subject in school. Some enjoy it, some study it, however, for Charlie Rhodarmer it is living history. One might say he has discovered a time machine, for at any moment, Charlie will take you back in history with historical storytelling in period costumes. It is his calling,…

Marble Town Guardians

East Tennessee is riddled with history and long forgotten stories, but a small group of teenagers in Sweetwater, Tennessee is hoping to change all of that. The Marble Town Guardians are a group of high school students that are hoping to uncover the past one grave stone at a time.…

Meet Lou, Patient #500 at the Provision Center for Proton Therapy

When Lou Lovingood, a 63-year-old grandmother from Sweetwater, was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year, she didn’t shed a tear.Those came, she said, after receiving the first letter from her insurance company denying coverage for proton therapy, a type of radiation treatment that targets a specific location while minimizing…

Ivan Worrel a Sweetwater TN Hero

Although a west virginian by birth, born in Holden, December 4th, 1927, At 13 years old, his Dad, who worked as an electrician in the West Virginia coal mines lost his job during the depression and moved his family to East Tennessee where they found a small town called Maryville.…

Meet Tennessee’s Rodeo Queen Kelsey Hawkins

On December 30th, 2015, Kelsey Hawkins walked across the arena at the Liberty Bowl Rodeo in Memphis, Tennessee. As the sun set behind the mountains, the lights around the arena flickered on one by one. The crowd in the stands sat silently, waiting for the announcement. Over the loudspeaker, Kelsey…

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