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April 19, 2012

Wilderness at the Smokies to add near-vertical looping waterslide

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – A trap door….a 39-foot vertical free fall drop….speeds of up to 40 mph…an adrenaline rush like no other – this is what guests at the Southeast’s largest indoor and outdoor waterpark resort will have the opportunity to experience as Wilderness at the […]
April 19, 2012

Governor Haslam’s Blount Mansion visit showcases effort to save an American treasure

Knoxville, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam will visit the historic “Birthplace of Tennessee” on Friday, April 20, to discuss efforts to restore and preserve the site for future generations. Blount Mansion, located in downtown Knoxville, is the 220-year-old home of William Blount, a signer of […]
April 13, 2012

Girl Scouts set to “rock out” World’s Fair Park

On Saturday, April 28, hundreds of Girl Scouts from the Southern Appalachians region are expected to “rock out” World’s Fair Park when they attend the Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary Knoxville Sing-Along.
April 13, 2012

Power Systems says top selling fitness training equipment points to industry changes

Knoxville, Tenn. – A report released by Power Systems, the industry’s leading provider of sports and fitness training accessory equipment, points to some significant changes in the types of fitness training being offered by personal trainers and fitness clubs and the experiences fitness enthusiasts are […]
April 10, 2012

East Tennessee Medical Group Receives Accreditation for CT Scanners

                                                                                                                                                                                                           ETMG Diagnostics Department Receives CT Accreditation   ALCOA, Tenn. — The use of computed tomography (CT) scanners in the diagnostics department of East Tennessee Medical Group (ETMG) is now accredited through the Intersocietal Accreditation for Computed Tomography (IAC CT). “ETMG continues to be recognized […]
April 5, 2012

Titanic Museum Attraction bridges generations in centennial tribute event

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. and BRANSON, Mo. – The last of Titanic’s original survivors are gone, but the desire to connect with the tragedy’s heroes and victims 100 years later is as strong as ever. The Titanic Museum Attraction is bridging the gap between centuries through […]
March 19, 2012

Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge, Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians team up to celebrate “100 Years of Girl Scouts”

(Oak Ridge, Tenn.) – On Saturday, March 24, the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge (CMOR) and the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians (GSCSA) will partner to host “Celebrate 100 Years of Girl Scouts” in recognition of the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting in America. […]
March 16, 2012

Wilderness at the Smokies resort opens multi-million dollar “Adventure Forest” indoor fun-park

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – Following an exceptionally strong 2011 season at Wilderness at the Smokies resort, the Southeast’s largest indoor and outdoor waterpark announced last year that it was about to get bigger – considerably bigger – with the addition of the new Adventure Forest family […]
March 16, 2012

WATE (ABC) “6 Around Town” broadcasts hour-long special about Wilderness at the Smokies expansion

Knoxville, Tenn. — East Tennessee residents caught an early glimpse of the new “Adventure Forest” at Wilderness at the Smokies resort last weekend courtesy of WATE Television (ABC) in Knoxville. The station’s “6 Around Town” Show, hosted by Tearsa Smith, Kristin Farley and Josh Ault, […]
March 15, 2012

Power Systems focused on making a real difference in fitness industry

Los Angeles, CA. – As this year’s International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) convention and trade show takes place amidst the glamour and magic of Hollywood, an industry leader is writing a new script for success. Julie and Bruno Pauletto, the wife-and-husband team behind […]
March 14, 2012

Titanic Museum Attraction hosts first-ever American tour of famed Titanic photo album

The historic collection of the only surviving photos taken aboard the Titanic while at sea will be on exhibit for the first time in the United States in April at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Branson (April 6-10, 2012) and Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge (April 12-21, 2012) as part of the Titanic centennial commemoration. The original photos were taken during the ship's maiden voyage in 1912 by renowned Irish photographer and Titanic passenger Father Francis Browne.
March 1, 2012

Area chefs to create delectable dishes inspired by Girl Scout Cookies

(Knoxville, Tenn.) – Girl Scout Cookies are the stars, but who will be the champion? That will be decided on Friday, March 16, when men and women over the age of 21 are invited to attend “Cookies & Cocktails,” a first-time event in which attendees […]
February 29, 2012

Girl Scout Cookie sales drive is in progress in East Tennessee

East Tennesseans love the Girl Scouts and Girl Scout cookies. The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians was recently featured on WBIR-TV to help kick off the traditional Girl Scout Cookie sales drive. As part of this year’s sales drive, the local council is […]
February 28, 2012

City of Knoxville and Legacy Parks announce outdoor recreation initiative: Outdoor Knoxville

Knoxville, Tenn. – Knoxville takes the first step toward putting itself on the map as a premier outdoor recreation community with the launch of Outdoor Knoxville, a three-pronged initiative to capitalize on the exceptional outdoor recreational assets found in and around Knoxville. It includes a […]
February 28, 2012

Titanic Museum Attraction sponsors production of Tony Award-winning Titanic musical

Nashville, Tenn. – One hundred years later, the great ship Titanic still has the ability to deliver a surprise or two. The cast and crew of Nashville’s Circle Players learned this first-hand while preparing for a return engagement of Titanic the Musical, April 5-8, at […]
February 28, 2012

Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass Festival Releases 2012 Lineup

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – The two-day lineup for the 8th Annual Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass festival is finalized.  The event will be held on May 18 and 19 in Sevierville, Tenn. and has been named a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 event for the month of […]
February 24, 2012

Showcase weekend for sport of lacrosse in Knoxville

Knoxville, Tenn. – Football. Basketball. Hockey. Soccer.  If these four sports were thrown in a blender and mixed together, the result would be one of the country’s fastest growing sports – lacrosse.  Typically a sport that has been more popular in the North, lacrosse is […]
February 23, 2012

Power Systems introduces SpaceStation system

Knoxville, Tenn. – For many kids growing up, playing on the playground was the highlight of the school day.  Now, Power Systems is giving gyms and fitness clubs the opportunity to provide their members this childhood experience all over again, by introducing a new product […]
February 20, 2012

Major sporting events finding success in the Wilderness – and having huge impact on local economy

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – Organizers of large sporting events are regularly asked by attendees – “What else is there to do around here?”  One destination offers an answer to this question unlike others in the Southeast.  Wilderness at the Smokies resort in Sevierville, Tenn. features everything […]
February 15, 2012

Booth sales begin Friday for Girl Scout Cookies

(Knoxville, Tenn.) – Craving a Thin Mint, Samoa, Tagalong or Do-si-do? If so, you are in luck! Booth sales begin this Friday, Feb. 17 outside area businesses for Girl Scout Cookies. This year’s Girl Scout Cookie sale has some fresh, new aspects, including a special […]
February 15, 2012

Titanic Museum Attractions hosting U.S. tributes to Titanic crew and passengers

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. and BRANSON, Mo. – Titanic Museum Attractions is hosting “A Night to Remember: An Original Musical Tribute to Titanic,” on Saturday, April 14, the 100th anniversary of the night the ship struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage. Musical performances, historic ceremonies […]
January 31, 2012

Girl Scouts celebrate 100 years in 2012

Knoxville, Tenn. – On March 12, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low of Savannah, Ga. made a historic telephone call to a distant cousin saying, “I’ve got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we’re going to start it tonight!” […]
January 31, 2012

Titanic Museum Attraction bringing in noted historians and authors leading up to 100 Year Anniversary of maiden voyage

The Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. will feature several renowned authors this year who will be at the museum to meet with and talk to guests while signing books.  Each of these authors specialize in RMS Titanic history and are as fascinating to […]
January 27, 2012

Titanic Museum Attractions and Jewelry Television® “Titanic Jewelry Collection” Sells Out in One Hour

Knoxville, Tenn. – Jewelry Television® (JTV), the largest broadcast shopping network focused exclusively on the sale of fine jewelry and gemstones, and Titanic Museum Attractions, unveiled the new “Titanic Jewelry Collection” last week, selling out the entire collection in less than one hour. The collection […]
January 17, 2012

History and Hollywood meet at Titanic Museum Attraction’s newest exhibit – The Titanic Movie Gallery

Pigeon Forge, TN – Fans of the Hollywood blockbuster Titanic don’t have to wait for the film’s 3D re-release to feel close enough to reach out and touch the story. The first-ever museum exhibit of actual props, costumes and items from the movie go on […]
January 17, 2012

The Eyes of the World Turn to Titanic Museum Attraction and Jewelry Television® As The 100th Year Approaches

Knoxville, Tenn. –  Historic romance, unprecedented drama, exquisite luxury and first-class treatment were all part of the RMS Titanic’s maiden voyage 100 years ago in 1912. These are also the words being used to describe the brand new, exclusive Titanic Jewelry Collection debuting on Jewelry […]
January 17, 2012

BioPet Vet Lab introduces tiered-pricing options for DNA Proof of Parentage

Knoxville, Tenn. – BioPet Vet Lab, a leading DNA animal testing laboratory, is helping DNA Proof of Parentage testing become an industry standard in the competitive world of dog breeding and dog shows. The company’s unveiling of new retail pricing structures of up to 80% […]
January 17, 2012

Nation’s best volleyball players converge on Sevierville for K2 Volleyball’s Wilderness at the Smokies Tournament

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. – K2 Volleyball Club is back at Wilderness at the Smokies resort for its second annual volleyball tournament. This year, it’s bigger than ever! This weekend, the nation’s best volleyball clubs will open the two-weekend tournament.  This weekend’s invitational will draw 78 teams […]
January 16, 2012

Planned Harmony Family Center earns media spotlight

Thanks to generous help from volunteers and donors, Harmony Adoptions is making exciting progress towards revitalizing historic Camp Montvale in Blount County. When work is completed the camp will become the Harmony Family Center at Montvale, a counseling resource for families with newly adopted children. […]
January 12, 2012

Web Video Series Shares Human Story of Historic Titanic Voyage

Pigeon Forge, Tenn. – The crew and passengers of Titanic likely could not have imagined the technology that would one day be used to help people remember their stories a century after the ship’s fateful voyage. Stories that were forged in the day of early […]