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Positively Schwall: Gospel Barbecue

Positively Schwall: Gospel BarbecueThe National Quartet Convention is underway in Sevier County with some of the top Southern Gospel groups in the country. Throw in some barbecue and it's an event right up Ken Schwall's alley.
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Positively Schwall: Edsel the barber

Positively Schwall: Edsel the barberEdsel Hall of Newport has had two great careers -- one as a barber and another as a musician. As a result, customers at Edsel's Barber Shop in Newport can get a haircut and a floor show. 9-23-14
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Positively Schwall: Ice Cream Cone Day

Positively Schwall: Ice Cream Cone DayNot only is today the last day of summer, it's also National Ice Cream Cone Day. And that leaves little doubt as to where Ken Schwall spent the day. 9-22-14
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Positively Schwall: Summer is fading

Positively Schwall: Summer is fadingIt's evident from the weather that summer is fading and fall is fast approaching. That's good news for some and bad news for others. 9-15-14
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Positively Schwall: Million hot dogs

Positively Schwall: Million hot dogsBack in 1955, McDonald's sold its 1,000,000th hamburger. The rest is history. This year, a market in Townsend sold its 1,000,000th hot dog. And, well, who knows what the future holds? 9-11-14
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Positively Schwall: Seniors to the fair

Positively Schwall: Seniors to the fairToday was senior citizen day at the Tennessee Valley Fair, and it managed to attract hundreds. 9-9-14
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Positively Schwall: Kids go to fair

Positively Schwall: Kids go to fairIt's been an East Tennessee tradition for as long as anyone can remember. Students from several rural high schools load up and come to the Tennessee Valley Fair. 9-8-14
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Positively Schwall: Softball

Positively Schwall: SoftballThe saying "you're never too old" applies to a lot of things, but here in Knoxville, it certainly applies to softball. 9-4-14
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Remembering Roy Boy Baker- a true original

Remembering Roy Boy Baker- a true originalWe first met Roy Boy back in 2007, when Ken Schwall ran into him on the UT campus. You couldn't miss him-- decked out head to toe in his unique Tennessee gear.
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Positively Schwall: Farmer's market

Positively Schwall: Farmer's marketKen Schwall spent the morning at the farmer's market down on Market Square, and he found out that there are more non-farmers than farmers. 9-3-14
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Positively Schwall: Dream job

Positively Schwall: Dream jobLess than 15 percent of American workers think they have the ideal job and more than half would like to change careers. 9-1-14
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Positively Schwall: General store

Positively Schwall: General storeGene Branson grew up in rural East Tennessee and he has fond memories of time spent in those old general stores. The stores are fast disappearing, but Mr. Branson's memories aren't, so he created his own general store behind his Friendsville home.
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Positively Schwall: Pasties

Positively Schwall: PastiesThey started in the tin mines of Cornwall in the United Kingdom. Then they moved to the copper mines of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. And now, they're in Knoxville. 8-26-14
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Positively Schwall: Preaching

Positively Schwall: PreachingPeople in all sorts of professions make it a habit to attend seminars, workshops and conventions aimed at improving their skills. Preachers are no different. 8-25-14
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Positively Schwall: Frosh daze

Positively Schwall: Frosh dazeThere is always a certain amount of confusion on the first day of school at the University of Tennessee. Among the most confused are the freshmen-- students just starting their college adventure. 8-20-14
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Positively Schwall: Two Sisters

Positively Schwall: Two SistersAs sisters, Ruby and Dixie spent a lot of time in the kitchen cooking for family members on holidays and other occasions. So, about five years ago, they decided to see if the general public would be interested in eating their food. 8-19-14
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Positively Schwall: Campbell signs

Positively Schwall: Campbell signsThere's no way to prove it, but during this political season, Campbell County may just have more political signs per square inch than most other counties around. 7-31-14
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Positively Schwall: Gloria Jean's

Positively Schwall: Gloria Jean'sGloria Jean Everett was a whiz in the kitchen, and quite an influence on her grandson. So much so that he made her the namesake of his new restaurant, Gloria Jean's. 7-30-14
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Positively Schwall: Dance camp

Positively Schwall: Dance campIn Neyland Stadium on a fall Saturday afternoon, the football team isn't the only team on the field. There's also the dance team. They both are trying to get the crowd fired up, just in different ways. 7-29-14
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Positively Schwall: Jealous dogs

Positively Schwall: Jealous dogsA study just released by a researcher at the University of California suggests what dogs owners have long suspected-- that canines may have a jealous streak. 7-24-14
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Positively Schwall: Hot dog day

Positively Schwall: Hot dog dayToday is National Hot Dog Day, the day we honor one of America's most popular meals. 7-23-14
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Positively Schwall: Day camp

Positively Schwall: Day campIn recent years, day camps have grown in popularity. Kids, mostly younger kids, spend their days in activities that range from dodgeball to hieroglyphics. 7-22-14
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Positively Schwall: Tired of words

Positively Schwall: Tired of wordsThere are new words and phrases entering the national vocabulary all the time. But some tend to wear out their welcome. Ken Schwall spent the day asking people about words and phrases they've had enough of. 7-17-14
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Positively Schwall: Young Actors

Positively Schwall: Young ActorsWhen a child announces that he or she has been bitten by the show business bug, there's only one thing to do. Send them to acting camp at the Clayton Center for the Arts.
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Positively Schwall: Cuzin' Clem

Positively Schwall: Cuzin' Clem"Waste not, want not" is an old saying, and recycling and reclaiming are all the rage these days. And out of all of this, Cuzin' Clem was created. 7-15-14
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Positively Schwall: Camping

Positively Schwall: CampingJune is National Camping Month. It's designed to help remind people of all the opportunities to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy what nature has to offer. 6-17-14
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Positively Schwall: Bubba Day

Positively Schwall: Bubba DaySometimes it's considered a term of endearment, sometimes not, but the nickname "Bubba" seems to hold a special place in the hearts of a lot of people. 6-2-14
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