July 2019

July 2019

Summer comes and goes, doesn’t it? My elders love reminding me that time flies; that one day you’re 24 and the next day you’re married with two kids and a mortgage.

Well that escalated quickly.

But I know what they mean. Every summer seems to go by quicker and quicker. June and July in particular. Maybe I suffered a heat stroke and forgot everything that happened, or maybe it’s the projects I’m working on that have kept my mind off things. Probably the heat stroke. Knox County Schools also started this week, which means it’s #FootballTimeInTennessee and I’ll be back on the gridiron soon. So to close out summer 2019, here are my favorite photos and videos from the past month.

Anderson County Fair

Scenes from the Anderson County Fair held at the AC Fair Grounds in Clinton, Tennessee on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. The fair runs till Saturday, going from 5-10 p.m. Admission costs $5.

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The Anderson County Fair Tiny Misses are introduced the Anderson County Fair.

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Scenes from the Anderson County Fair.

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Kim Beard stands in her backyard near where she was bit by a tick at her home in Greenback, Tennessee on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Beard suffers from Alpha Gal, a tick-borne disease which prevents her from consuming meat without breaking out in hives, welts and excessive itching. Recovery from the disease could take anywhere from two to four years.

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Tree leaves which Kim Beard says contains ticks at her home in Greenback.

Grenne County Fair

Scenes from the Greene County Fair at the County Fairgrounds in Greeneville, Tennessee on Thursday, July 25, 2019.

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Contestants hold their chickens during the chicken costume contest at the Greene County Fair.

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Scenes from the Greene County Fair.

TWRA Sunflowers

The sun rises over fog-covered sunflower field at TWRA’s Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area in South Knoxville, Tennessee on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. After a two year wait, visitors can once again walk through 70 acres of sunflowers this year during the third Sunflower Festival.

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Visitors take photos of a sunflower field at TWRA’s Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area.

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A bee buzzes around a sunflower in a sunflower field at TWRA’s Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area.

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South-Doyle’s Elijah Young has been selected as part of the Knox News’ inaugural Elite 8, a collection of the top college football prospects in the Knoxville area for the Class of 2020.

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Catholic’s Cooper Mays has been selected as part of the Knox News’ inaugural Elite 8.

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Greenback’s Derrell Bailey has been selected as part of the Knox News’ inaugural Elite 8.

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Grenne County Fair

Brandon Smelcer holds his daughter Aurora, nine months, at the Baby Show at the Greene County Fair at the County Fairgrounds in Greeneville, Tennessee on Thursday, July 25, 2019.

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A tractor pulls a demolition derby car from the mud at the Greene County Fair.

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Demolition derby teams make quick repairs to their cars at the Greene County Fair.

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A demolition derby is held at the Greene County Fair.

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Clifford Darnell, of Greenville, takes in the scenes of the Greene County Fair. Darnell was visiting the fair with his four grandchildren and planned to eat a cheeseburger while enjoying the sights.

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Grenne County Fair

Todd Stone, of Limestone, washes one of his Simmental cattle outside of the cattle barn.

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Anderson County Fair

From left, Vaughn Coleman, Bailey Rogers and Megan Smith, all from Oak Ridge, ride a carnival ride at the Anderson County Fair.

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Be ready for more hot and sticky weather this week! Perhaps try staying cool like Ethan Fulford, who, along with his one-year-old puppy Loki, enjoyed jumping off the docks at Carl Cowan Park in lake Loudoun last month.

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The living room inside Dean Smith’s Airbnb airplane hangar on his property in Maryville, Tennessee on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

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Owner Dean Smith inside Platform 1346 in Maryville, Tennessee on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Platform 1346 is an Airbnb fitted inside a 1943 troop train kitchen car used in World War II.

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The interior ofPlatform 1346, an Airbnb fitted inside a 1943 troop train kitchen car used in World War II.

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Arial Ruble poses for a photo inside the corn syrup processing plant at Tate & Lyle in Loudon, Tennessee on Thursday, July 11, 2019. Ruble was recently recognized by Putman Media in its “Most Influential Women in Manufacturing Class of 2019.”

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Catholic’s Tyler Baron has been selected as part of the Knox News’ inaugural Elite 8.

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West High’s Drew Francis has been selected as part of the Knox News’ inaugural Elite 8.

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