Barbecue joint with wifi

January 5, 2008

While driving across Tennessee, I came across a first for me: a barbecue joint with wifi access. The Hickory Pit is the place, and the town is Savannah, on the banks of the Tennessee River as it heads north across the state.

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Bristol offers downloadable audio for walking tour

January 5, 2008

Bristol, Tennessee and Virgina is a compact, very walkable place, and now the Bristol Convention & Visitors Bureau offers a downloadable PDF map and accompanying MP3s to guide visitors through the site of the “Big Bang of Country Music.” Go to the site and look for the “Historic Downtown Walking Tour” link.

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Friends of the Smokies license plates raise cash for park

January 5, 2008

The Friends of the Smokies, a non-profit organization that supports the work of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with money and volunteers, was able to be a lot friendlier in 2007 thanks to the residents of Tennessee and North Carolina who purchased special license tags.

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According to an article in the Tennessean, sales of Friends of the Smokies tags pulled in $544,760 to go to the park, the group announced today. The piece continues with “The license plate, which first came out in 1997, has raised more than $4.9 million for the park.”

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