January Recap

January Recap

The hardest part of settling in to a new place is learning how to get around. I can typically find my bearings within a few days, but Knoxville, Tennessee has proven itself a headache to navigate. Street signs do not truly lead to where they say (in my opinion), and I can’t say how many times I found myself driving south towards the Smoky Mountains rather than west towards my apartment. Come summer I hope to have cracked the code to driving in this city.

Beginning a new job presents its own set of challenges, most of them technological. I have worked for four different news organizations and each one has its own image filing protocols which can become confusing. Gannett now owns the former Journal Media Group, which had bought Scripps Newspapers, so my information was in three different systems which prevented me from accessing vital information in the new Gannett system.

Otherwise, it’s been a slow month for news, but such is life during the winter. Between shooting UT sports for the KNS, AP and USA Today Sports and daily assignments I enjoy exploring the countryside; just as I did when I was still in Athens. I look forward to what February will offer me. Here are some images from the past month.

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Two people hold hands while singing “We Shall Overcome” during a Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Prayer Service at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church.

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People hold hands while singing “We Shall Overcome” during a Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Prayer Service at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church.

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University of Tennessee’s Jaime Nared (31) is congratulated by University of Tennessee’s Diamond DeShields (11) during the fourth quarter after making a shot during a game between University of Tennessee and Notre Dame University at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee on Monday, January 16, 2017.

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University of Tennessee’s Jordan Reynolds (0) reacts after defeating Notre Dame

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Mike Delaria of Norwood, Massachusetts, checks out the engine of a Cirrus plane during the grand opening of Cirrus Aircraft’s Vision Center Campus. The new Cirrus Aircraft Vision Center campus will encompass all Cirrus airplanes, products and services — including the Vision Jet – and serve as its flagship location for all customer activities.

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Attendees browse during the grand opening of Cirrus Aircraft’s Vision Center Campus

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One of the birthing rooms at the new Baby + Co birthing facility on 1512 Coleman Road in Knoxville. Baby + Co offers women a comfortable birthing experience than traditional hospitals which includes nurse-midwives, beds, showers and other amenities.

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Natalie Mong, founder of Upstate Birds of Prey, shows down feathers from the raptors at Upstate Birds of Prey in Top of the World, Tennessee. Upstate Birds of Prey rehabilitates injured raptors and cares for the non-releasble and survives purely on donations.

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A barred owl flies through the flight pen at Upstate Birds of Prey

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Tennessee’s Lamonté Turner (1) defends against Kansas State’s Wesley Iwundu (25) during an NCAA SEC-Big 12 basketball game between Tennessee and Kansas State at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee on Saturday, January 28, 2017.

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Kansas State’s Kamau Stokes (3) defends against Tennessee’s Jordan Bowden (23) during an NCAA SEC-Big 12 basketball game between Tennessee and Kansas State

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University of Tennessee Head Coach Rick Barnes talks with University of Tennessee’s Jordan Bone (0) during an NCAA basketball game between University of Tennessee and Mississippi State at Thompson-Boling Arena on Saturday, January 21, 2017.

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Owner Winter Hose prepares a Chorizo & Potato Super Burrito at his second food truck, Mission Style Burrito, outside of Hops n Hollers, 937 N. Central St. in Knoxville. Hose was inspired to open a burrito food truck here after eating them while living in California.

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Seth Blankenship,10, gets his head shaved to show his support for his schoolmate Johnny Sawyer Dyer, who has Acute Myeloid Leukemia, at Gibbs Family Practice in Corryton.

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Fulfillment agent Angelia Clabaugh looks for merchandise among rows of shelves in the new addition to the Jewelry Television Headquarters building on 9600 Parkside Dr in Knoxville, Tennessee on Thursday, January 12, 2017. JTV is seeing about 15% in sales growth at a time when the jewelry market is down. The company is also finishing up a three-phase building expansion, including an automation system and more inventory space.

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A shipping agent prepares shipments during a tour of the new addition to the Jewelry Television Headquarters building on 9600 Parkside Dr in Knoxville.

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Pedestrians walk through a brief snowfall in Knoxville, Tennessee on Monday, January 30, 2017. Snow flurries began appearing around 11:30pm as temperatures fell between the mid to low 30’s.

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I-40 motorists drive through a brief snowfall in Knoxville.smokeys

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A CAK fan reacts after the end of the first half as CAK was behind 43-19 during a District 4-AA game between No. 1 Catholic and CAK at Christian Academy of Knoxville.

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A player warms up during an NCAA SEC-Big 12 basketball game between Tennessee and Kansas State at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville.

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LSU’s Ayana Mitchell (5) falls into the Tennessee bench during an NCAA basketball game between Tennessee and LSU at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville.

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Tennessee’s Diamond DeShields (11) shoots past LSU’s Ayana Mitchell (5)

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Tennessee’s Diamond DeShields (11) jumps for a layup during an NCAA basketball game between Tennessee and LSU at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville.

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A visitor takes a photo in front of the new Pat Summitt Alzheimer’s Clinic at the UT Medical Center in Knoxville.

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Traffic flows down the Pellissippi Parkway outside of Knoxville, Tennessee on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

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A woman attends a silent march to protest President Trump’s recent immigration and refugee bans in Knoxville, Tennessee on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Allies of Knoxville’s Immigrant Neighbors (AKIN) and Bridges Refugee Services observed a moment of silence followed by a march down Gay Street to lawmakers’ offices to protest President Trump’s immigration and refugee bans and building of a wall.

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People march through Market Square a silent march to protest President Trump’s recent immigration and refugee bans in Knoxville.

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David Hayes, of Knoxville, leads a chant during a march to protest President Trump’s recent immigration and refugee bans in Knoxville.

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Elan Young, of Walland, Tennessee, attends a silent march to protest President Trump’s recent immigration and refugee bans in Knoxville.

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Roberta Dennis, and her husband John, left, participate in a group prayer during a pro-life march in Knoxville. A group of around 500 people marched from the World’s Fair Park amphitheater towards the Knoxville Center For Reproductive Health on Clinch Avenue with signs and banners to voice their opinions beliefs where they prayed.

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A woman holds a poster of Our Lady of Fatima during a pro-life march in Knoxville. A group of around 500 people marched from the World’s Fair Park amphitheater towards the Knoxville Center For Reproductive Health on Clinch Avenue with signs and banners to voice their opinions beliefs where they prayed.

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An “All Lives Matter Stop Abortion” sign is left behind in the amphitheater during a pro-life march in Knoxville.

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Click on this link to view a video project I did on ATV Riding in East Tennessee.

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