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2014-07-07 08:20:20

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Schools may be out for summer but many parents are already planning for the costs associated with back to school. And for good reason. According to the National Retail Federation, the average parent spent more than $634 on items ranging from backpacks and traditional supplies to clothing and electronics during the 2013 back to school season. For the third consecutive year, Direct Auto Insurance is committing to easing that financial...

2014-07-04 23:03:45

Dr. Robert Harshbarger spoke on the topic of Total Men’s Health; specifically, he pleads with his patients on the importance of being proactive with their health today to have positive outcomes tomorrow. Kingsport,TN (PRWEB) July 04, 2014 Performance Medicine (Dr. Tom Rogers) and Custom Compounding Centers of America hosted “The Truth about Testosterone” in association with June being Men’s Health Month. The men’s health gathering was standing room only and was held at 109 Jack...

2014-07-02 23:11:53

Dr. George Flinn is a candidate running for U.S. Senate in Tennessee who offers real conservative solutions to the problems facing us today. He is also running against Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee’s incumbent of nearly 40 years. Memphis, TN (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 “As scandal-after-scandal continues to be uncovered in Washington, it is apparent now more than ever we need new leadership in Washington. New leadership who can offer real solutions to the biggest problems facing us today,...

2014-07-02 12:29:18

Support from Kmart, Domino's, Chili's, Justice & Brothers and Mazda North American Operations help ensure no family receives a bill for anything, allowing families to focus on saving their child MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ALSAC/St. Jude Boards of Directors and Governors for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(®) honored some of its corporate partners, including Kmart, Domino's, Justice & Brothers, Chili's Grill & Bar and Mazda North...

2014-07-02 12:21:15

Amelia's Law, DUI Recidivism Reduction Act tackle repeat, hardcore offenders NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As people head in to the July 4(th) holiday, well-known for DUIs and statewide sobriety checkpoints, two new tough-on-crime laws are strengthening supervision and penalties for repeat drunk drivers, as well as other drug- and alcohol-involved criminal offenders. Officials believe both laws will help curb the behavior of high-risk, repeat impaired offenders and...

2014-07-01 23:11:56

Tennessee Aquarium’s River Otter Falls has undertaken the most substantial redesign in its 22-year history. Specially manufactured viewing windows from RPT allow the public to enjoy the exhibit. Grand Junction, CO. (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 The river otters at Tennessee Aquarium have always been a draw for a public that enjoys watching the charming creatures at work and play. Now, the Aquarium’s most popular residents (Digger, Hunter, Scout, Delmar, Maya, Benny and Louie) are enjoying...

2014-07-01 23:05:04

Alcoa Foundation awards four teachers to receive fellowships for scientific research expeditions in Canada, Costa Rica, and France. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Alcoa Foundation announced today in partnership with Earthwatch Institute that four teachers from communities in which Alcoa operates have been selected to receive fellowships for scientific research expeditions in Canada, Costa Rica, and France. Earthwatch is a non-profit environmental organization, whose mission is to...

2014-07-01 20:21:20

Events Celebrating West Coast Launch To Occur Throughout July 4 Weekend NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Born Moonshine officially announced its expansion into California this week, marking the brand's first West Coast region launch. In celebration of the brand's expansion into California and our Nation's birthday, American Born Moonshine has planned activities all over the state of California throughout the July 4(th) Weekend. The move to the California market...

2014-07-01 16:29:57

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamHealth Holdings Inc. (NYSE: TMH), one of the nation's largest providers of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals, announced today that Lynn Massingale, MD, co-founder and executive chairman of TeamHealth, won the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year(TM) award for the Southeast Region in the Services category. EY announced the award recipients on June 26 at a gala in Atlanta, Ga., where one winner was selected for each of...

2014-07-01 16:23:53

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, today announced the closing of its previously announced initial public offering of common stock at $17 a share. The shares began trading June 26 on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol SERV. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130226/CL66210LOGO The underwriters for the initial public offering have exercised in full their...


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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
2014-05-27 15:19:19

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an American National Park located in the two states of North Carolina and Tennessee. The Great Smoky Mountains, from which the park received its name, are part of a small section of the Appalachian Mountain chain known as the Blue Ridge Mountains. The park holds 522,419 acres of federally protected land and was established in 1934, although Congress had sanctioned the development of the park in 1926. It is known as the first park to be funded in part...

2012-06-14 09:21:57

Symbol: STTE12 Group: Lichen Family: Stereocaulaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Stereocaulaceae Genus   Stereocaulon Hoffm. – snow lichen Species   Stereocaulon tennesseense H. Magn. ex Degel. – Tennessee snow lichen

2012-06-15 05:53:02

Symbol: LEEXL Group: Dicot Family: Brassicaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:KY Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

2012-06-15 05:53:03

Symbol: LEEXE Group: Dicot Family: Brassicaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:GA, TN Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

2012-06-18 09:49:49

Symbol: ASTE7 Group: Dicot Family: Fabaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   GETE7 Geoprumnon tennesseense (A. Gray ex Chapm.) Rydb. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, IL, TN Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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