Working on the West Knox mailer

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Great response to last week’s call for story ideas for our upcoming West Knox mailer. I talked with these folks:


Wanda Moody: She’s turning 90 and her niece Joan Ashe is hosting an open house in her honor. I caught up with Wanda for a phone interview. She’s had an outstanding career in education, from teacher to system supervisor to state assistant commissioner under Gov. Lamar Alexander. Along the way, she’s done some politics, real estate investments, even a little farming. And she still lives on Broome Road, just a hop and a skip from where she grew up.

Laura Green: A new friend who signed on to be a presenting sponsor of “On the Grow,” our Tuesday business feature. Laura is an agent with Coldwell-Banker, Wallace & Wallace, REALTORS. She’s lived in West Hills for almost 20 years, doing extensive remodeling to her home. She’s going to tell us about it with a blog on KnoxTNToday.com, coming in October.

T. Lynn Tarpy: Attorney, former county Republican Party chair, managing partner of a 10-lawyer firm at Landmark Center North Tower, Papermill at Northshore. Lynn was heading over to Wright’s Cafeteria for lunch with Richard Bean. He signed on as a presenting sponsor for “Our Town Leaders,” a Thursday feature.

Kathy Dawn: Entrepreneur and self-named “hippie chick” who just relocated Good People (co-owned with her son) to the Rothchild Center on Kingston Pike. “Good People is looking to find more of its people,” she said. So, she joined up with a story in the mailer and a logo link on the West Knox page on KnoxTNToday.com. Haven’t met her son yet, but Kathy Dawn is good people.

Thanks to everyone who emailed a suggestion. I pursued every lead. We’ve got an October mailer that will hit 10,000 homes in the Northshore/Choto area (ZIP 37922) and a mid-November mailer to Farragut (37934). Readers who don’t live in a targeted ZIP code will have an opportunity to read the unique mailer content – we’ll blend it into our online offerings after the mailers hit.

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Sandra Clark writes this Monday blog about the website, what we’re doing and how that’s going. Email her at sandra.clark@knoxtntoday.com.

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