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Bonnaroo 2006

By R. Neal
February 2, 2006 - Promoters have announced the preliminary lineup for the 2006 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, June 16-18 in Manchester, Tenn. According to this Billboard article, "though Bonnaroo's roots are firmly planted in the jam-band scene, this year's lineup tilts more toward mainstream and indie rock..."

Top Ten East Tennesseans

By R. Neal
December 20, 2005 - Posted by R. Neal The local paper asked readers to vote for the top ten East Tennesseans. They came up with a pretty impressive list. Here are the results: 1. Dolly Parton: "It costs a lot of money to look this cheap!"

TennCare Vs. The Wal-Mart Low Road

June 29, 2005 - In what could become a landmark case, the state of Tennessee is going to federal court today seeking approval to cut back on coverage offered by the state-paid TennCare health program.

For-Profit Jail Battle Heats Up in Memphis

May 19, 2005 - Last week, we gave you the run-down on the Correctional Corporation of America and their plans to build the world's largest privatized, for-profit jail and "penal farm" in Shelby County, Tennessee.