July 2018

July 2018

Although July sort of came and went, I managed to do quite a bit. Hiking the Smoky Mountains, shooting the July 4th fireworks, driving home to Milwaukee for a week vacation and a few small video projects. Work wise, there was nothing very notable.

Here is a fun little video I did of a local Sonic carhop headed to a national carhop championship, and below are some of my favorite photos from the month.

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Fourth fireworks display over downtown Knoxville, Tennessee on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.

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Patience Logan walks across the stage to receive her citizenship papers during a U.S. Naturalization Ceremony at the City County Building in Knoxville, Tennessee on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

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Annet Kirabo, of Uganda, raises her hand during the Oath of Allegiance during a U.S. Naturalization Ceremony at the City County Building in Knoxville.

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A newly naturalized citizen walks off the stage during a U.S. Naturalization Ceremony at the City County Building in Knoxville.

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Honeybees crawl through their honeycomb at Jeffry Turnmire’s two acre backyard garden in West Knoxville, Tennessee on Thursday, July 19, 2018. Turnmire is the first in Knoxville to successfully zone with lot with the city as a “market garden,” hoping to eventually sell his produce to local restaurants.

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Jeffry Turnmire weeds along with his wife, Kimberly, in their two acre backyard garden in West Knoxville.

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Jeffry Turnmire straightens a hydroponic basil plant at two acre backyard garden in West Knoxville.

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me downtown

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A blue dasher dragonfly perches itself on a plant stem at the UT Botanical Gardens in Knoxville, Tennessee on Thursday, July 26, 2018. Known as “Pachydiplax longipennis” in Latin, the blue dasher is easily recognized by their vibrant blue color, yellow-striped thorax, and metallic green eyes. Typically found near still, calm bodies of water, their diet is composed of eating hundreds of insects every day, including mosquitoes and even moths.

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TWRA Officer Jeff Roberson patrols the waterways outside of Fort Loudoun Yacht Club in Knoxville, Tennessee on Saturday, July 7, 2018. TWRA increases its patrols of Tennessee waterways during the summer months to enforce boating regulations and boating safety.

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TWRA Officer Jeff Roberson speaks with a group of jet skiers whose jet ski did not correctly display its registration sticker outside of Fort Loudoun Yacht Club in Knoxville.

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Retired school teacher Delores Jones checks in at The Love Kitchen during early voting in Knoxville, Tennessee on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

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Brianna Paciorka and Kelli Krebs at The Falloff in the Smoky Mountains.

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From left, Maryville’s Derek Hunt, Catholic’s Steve Matthews, Alcoa’s Gary Rankin, Greenback’s Greg Ryan and Greeneville’s Caine Ballard pose for a group photo. Together they are Knoxville’s five defending state title teams.

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From left, Catholic’s Steve Matthews, Greeneville’s Caine Ballard, Alcoa’s Gary Rankin and Greenback’s Greg Ryan show their 2017 state championship rings.

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Carhop James Moffett skates around the parking lot at Sonic on Broadway in Knoxville, Tennessee on Thursday, July 19, 2018. Moffett, 29, is one of five skating carhops to participate in the national Skating Carhop Challenge next month.

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Joyce Tipton packages fresh Dentables dog treats at the new Innovate Pets production facility in Loudon, Tennessee on Wednesday, July 18, 2018.

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Jack Chartrand mixes a batch of dog treat ingredients at the new Innovate Pets production facility.

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Innovate Pets founder Scott Huff and general manager Chatchai Lertviwatkul pose for a photo in their new production facility in Loudon.

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tomato fest

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Thomas Harper, Karns senior wide receiver and cornerback, poses for a portrait during team practice at Karns High School in Knoxville, Tennessee on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Harper has committed to play for Oklahoma State.

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iLuminate performs during a dress rehearsal at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee on Friday, July 6, 2018. The group performs on a dark stage wearing ten-pound suits fitted with LED lights.

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iLuminate performs during a dress rehearsal at Dollywood.

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iLuminate performs during a dress rehearsal at Dollywood.

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Officer Robert Coumo recites the Oath of Honor during a graduation ceremony for school security officers at South-Doyle Middle School in Knoxville, Tennessee on Thursday, July 26, 2018. Knox County Schools graduated twenty-four new officers for the upcoming school year.

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Officer Ryan Veosmith takes a photo with his wife Brandy and son Drake, 7, during a graduation ceremony for school security officers at South-Doyle Middle School.

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School custodian Kayla Gilmore waxes a hallway during preparation at West High School for the upcoming school year in Knoxville, Tennessee on Friday, July 20, 2018. To bolster security at schools, KCS is adding school security officers to fill vacancies, upgrading camera systems at some schools and upgrading radio equipment to communicate with law enforcement and emergency personnel.

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Lightning storm in Knoxville, Tennessee on Friday, July 20, 2018.

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean speaks with supporters at the opening of his campaign office at 900 East Hill Avenue in Knoxville, Tennessee on Tuesday, July 3, 2018.

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My mom!

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Ayanna Albright vaults during practice at Premiere Athletics in Knoxville, Tennessee on Friday, July 27, 2018. Tia Taylor, Savanna Cecil and Ayanna Albright will represent Team USA at WAGS in St. Petersburg Russia in November.

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A bumble bee pollinates a flower at the UT Botanical Gardens in Knoxville, Tennessee on Thursday, July 26, 2018.

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Knox County mayoral candidate Glenn Jacobs speaks during a Knox County mayoral forum at Pellissippi State Community College on Magnolia Ave. in Knoxville, Tennessee on Friday, July 20, 2018.

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Bill Gentry walks through the lot at Gentry School Bus Line on 2519 Mitchell Street in Knoxville, Tennessee on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Some of Gentry’s newer school buses have installed security cameras as well as other safety equipment like Zonar.

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Mike Samstag, organizer of Scruffy City Film Festival, speaks during a Film Festival Strategies panel discussion at Uncorked in Knoxville, Tennessee on Friday, July 27, 2018.

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Lindsay Danis poses for a portrait at Stepping Stones on 1214 Topside Road in Louisville, Tennessee on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Stepping Stones is a residential rehab facility which has newly begun accepting TennCare patients.

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General Manager Mike Wright holds a bottle of CBD oil which is sold at Eddie’s Health Shoppe in Suburban Plaza in West Knoxville, Tennessee on Thursday, July 26, 2018. CBD, one of 104 chemical compounds found in cannabis, has been gaining popularity recently for its pain and anxiety relieving properties

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