Good ole' Rocky Top: Tennessee town renamed Rocky Top to boost tourism and revitalize local economy

Wed Jul 09, 2014 03:00 a.m.

About 30 miles northwest of Knoxville, Rocky Top, Tennessee is officially on the map.

The former town of Lake City–home to only 1,800, seized the opportunity to change its name in hopes of stimulating its lacking economy.

The ...

Arts & Culture

Sassy Ann's contributes to Knoxville culture

Wed Jul 09, 2014 03:00 a.m.

Located in the historic 4th and Gill neighborhood in Knoxville is a place unlike any other: a place to get sassy.

Sassy Ann's House of Blues, is a 120-year-old, three-story building turned dance bar. Originally constructed in the Queen ...


Q&A with Donnie Tyndall Part One: New and Returning Players

Wed Jul 09, 2014 03:00 a.m.

On July 2, the Daily Beacon sat down with Tennessee head basketball coach Donnie Tyndall for an exclusive interview about the Tennessee basketball program, as well as other issues that concern many college coaches.

Daily Beacon: You added eight players since taking over on April 22. What stood out to you about these guys and what are your expectations for them this year?

Donnie Tyndall: There are a lot of different roles and a lot of different things we'll expect. The main thing we feel like we accomplished in this recruiting class was to add some athleticism and some length, which for our style of play is very important.

Cullenary Arts

Independence Day asserts America's entitlement to individual choice

Wed Jul 09, 2014 03:00 a.m.

Around the Fourth of July, gunshot or fireworks is one of my favorite games to play in Fort Sanders. Bullets and fireworks are both explosives, but only one represents our country's independence.

Because excessive celebration has now left me ...


Authentic Italian food, but less flavorful

Wed Jul 09, 2014 03:00 a.m.

I want to start my first blog post from Italy by saying that traveling abroad can be an extremely challenging experience. Culture shock is a real thing and it even affects the way you perceive the authentic cuisine of the ...