Work of July 2017

Work of July 2017

July felt like a realllllly slowwww month.

However, in retrospect I actually did quite a bit. To start, I produced two feature videos and a 360 video along with photos for a project we did on the Kingston coal ash spill which happened here ten years ago. In between I covered some breaking news, had general assignments, and did a lot of feature hunting.

I have also been brainstorming about a monthly video series I want to begin with my co-worker. It will be photography related, and we have gotten the go-ahead from our editors, but right now we are looking into how we will produce it. Hopefully by next month we will have our first episode up!

Here is one of the video from the project:

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A child swims at Ed Cothren swimming pool in Knoxville..

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A firefighter responds to a structure fire on Washington and Jackson streets in Athens, Tennessee on Saturday, July 1, 2017. The fire began around 5am this morning with 11 fire departments responding to battle the blaze which engulfed the law offices of Logan-Thompson.

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Firefighters respond to structure fire on Washington and Jackson streets in Athens, Tennessee.

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Onlookers watch as as firefighters respond to structure fire on Washington and Jackson streets in Athens, Tennessee.

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Julie Layton, of Powell, smiles with festive glasses during the annual Powell Fourth of July Parade in Powell, Tennessee on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

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Candy is thrown into the crowd during the annual Powell Fourth of July Parade.

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A parade member lines up a throw of candy to the crowd during the annual Powell Fourth of July Parade.

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fireworks burst over downtown in Knoxville, Tennessee on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

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A cross is seen against the late evening sky at Truckstop Ministries Chapel off of Strawberry Plains Pike and I-40 in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Truckstop Ministries was begun in Atlanta in 1981 and has since grown to 77 locations in 28 states.

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Trucker Dan Brown, of Kentucky, sings along to a hymn at Truckstop Ministries Chapel off of Strawberry Plains Pike and I-40 in Strawberry Plains.

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Chaplain Norman Thomas arrives to a service at Truckstop Ministries Chapel off of Strawberry Plains Pike and I-40 in Strawberry Plains.

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Sunflowers grow in the sunflower fields at Forks of the River Wildlife Preserve in Knoxville, Tennessee on Thursday, July 6, 2017. The 70 acres of sunflowers draw thousands of visitors each year and provide food for several species of animals.

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Bees and insects pollinate a sunflower in the sunflower fields at Forks of the River Wildlife Preserve in Knoxville.

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From left, Stephanie Landes, of Jellico, her mother Georgia May, and her son Luke Landes visit the sunflower fields at Forks of the River Wildlife Preserve in Knoxville.

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Coy and Iva Carter, of Knoxville, visit the sunflower fields at the Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area for the first time in Knoxville.

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James Horey, founder and CEO of ReviewBox, a company that helps companies monitor their success on Amazon, poses for a photo in the company offices in Knoxville.

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Investigators walk through the scene of a home explosion on 2832 Old White’s Mill Road in Knoxville, Tennessee on Thursday, July 13, 2017. The identities of the two people killed in the explosion have not yet been released.

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Alcoa players leave the field at the East Tennessee 7 on 7 Perimeter Passing Day at Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee on Saturday, July 15, 2017. Thirty-four schools have committed to the event, which matches teams up into pools and allows each to practice their passing game for the upcoming season.

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Sequoyah’s John Douglas Wiggins lines up a pass at the East Tennessee 7 on 7 Perimeter Passing Day at Maryville College.

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Greenback and Webb play at the East Tennessee 7 on 7 Perimeter Passing Day at Maryville College.

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A Corbin player lies in the grass injured at the East Tennessee 7 on 7 Perimeter Passing Day at Maryville College in Maryville.

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People float in their tubes at Mead’s Quarry at Ijams Nature Center in Knoxville.

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A couple enjoys an intimate moment on their paddle board at Mead’s Quarry at Ijams Nature Center in Knoxville, Tennessee on Wednesday, July 19, 2017.

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Kalecia Earley-Jones, 8, of Knoxville, chats while getting her very first haircutduring a free salon haircut day at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley in Knoxville, Tennessee on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. The haircuts were provided for free to around 40 children by Tennessee School of Beauty.

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A flat iron steams during a free salon haircut day at the Boys & Girls Club.

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Seiara Webb, 11, looks into the mirror while getting her hair cut.

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First grade teacher Lydia Lane cleans and organizes her classroom in preparation for the upcoming school year at Beaumont Magnet Academy in Knoxville, Tennessee on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Lane typically has 15 students in her class. Beaumont is the most requested elementary school, with 158 transfer requests for the upcoming year.

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First grade teacher Lydia Lane cleans and organizes her classroom in preparation for the upcoming school year at Beaumont Magnet Academy in Knoxville.

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The TVA Kingston Fossil Plant in Harriman, Tennessee on Thursday, July 13, 2017.

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Dragonflies mate at TVA Wetland Viewing Area and Trails in Harriman, Tennessee.

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The group walks down Broadway led by Matthew Cook pulling the water wagon during the Win Our World (WOW) Urban Ministry program at St. John’s Lutheran Church during a water handout along Broadway in Knoxville, Tennessee on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Because temperatures have been so hot, the youth provided water from a large pot to homeless in the mission district a couple of times this week.

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The group leaves with the water wagon during the Win Our World (WOW) Urban Ministry program at St. John’s Lutheran Church during a water handout along Broadway in Knoxville.

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Glenn Jacobs exits his Smart ForTwo Prime during a campaign stop at Casual Pint in Farragut, Tennessee on Friday, July 21, 2017. Glenn Jacobs, best known as WWE wrestler Kane, is running for Knox County Mayor.

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Tennessee Volunteers guard Chris Darrington (32) answers questions at a press conference during Tennessee Volunteers summer basketball practice at Pratt Pavilion in Knoxville, Tenn., on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (Calvin Mattheis/AP)

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Tennessee Volunteers James Daniel III does a shooting drill during Tennessee Volunteers summer basketball practice at Pratt Pavilion. (Calvin Mattheis/AP)

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Charity Menefee, regional hospital coordinator with the Knox County Health Department, has won the Health Care Hero award in the community outreach category in Knoxville, Tennessee on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

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Former Knox County Commissioner Diane Jordan thanks Knoxville Rep. Rick Staples during an honor ceremony for civil rights leaders of East Tennessee at the Beck Cultural Exchange Center in Knoxville, Tennessee on Saturday, July 22, 2017. The Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislatures made a stop at the ceremony which renamed three state bridges in honor of local civil rights and political leaders Harold Middlebrook, Theotis Robinson and Diane Jordan.

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Civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Harold Middlebrook reacts after the unveiling of his sign during an honor ceremony for civil rights leaders of East Tennessee at the Beck Cultural Exchange Center in Knoxville.

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University of Tennessee Head Coach Butch Jones does a drill with University of Tennessee’s wide receiver Josh Smith (25) during Tennessee Volunteers fall practice at Anderson Training Facility in Knoxville, Tenn., on Saturday, July 29, 2017. (Calvin Mattheis/AP)

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University of Tennessee’s running back Trey Coleman (24) takes a drink during Tennessee Volunteers fall practice. (Calvin Mattheis/AP)

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A swimmer does the backstroke at the GKAISA 2017 Championship Swim Meet at Allan Jones Aquatic Center in Knoxville, Tennessee on Saturday, July 29, 2017. Over 2000 kids of all different ages from 33 area summer swim leagues competed at the event.

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Swimmers dive into the water during the 100 yard medley replay at the GKAISA 2017 Championship Swim Meet at Allan Jones Aquatic Center.

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A swimmer shows off his “tattoos” at the GKAISA 2017 Championship Swim Meet at Allan Jones Aquatic Center.

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Shea Rainey rests in the arms of his mom, Allison Rainey, of Andersonville, at the GKAISA 2017 Championship Swim Meet at Allan Jones Aquatic Center in Knoxville.

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Kids wait for their races at the GKAISA 2017 Championship Swim Meet at Allan Jones Aquatic Center in Knoxville.

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Underwater selfie!

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Caitie McMekin

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