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Old 04-05-2007, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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And I thought of another thing....IF you are moving to Tennessee, make a weather/emergency radio a priority to buy when you get here. Tornados are frequent in Tennessee.
Just a note: Not all of TN has tornadoes as a frequent thing. The closer you get to the mountains, the less likely you will be effected by a tornado. Now here in North East TN, very rarely do we have tornado warnings but we are susceptible to "micro bursts" these are very fast, quick spurts of wind (30 seconds or so worth) in a slight spin action that can fall a tree but have yet to hear of one effecting a house or car. It seems that these shop up here at about the same time parts of TN more west get tornado watches and warnings.
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Old 04-05-2007, 01:25 PM
 
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By the data already presented on this forum.....the majority of the tornado activity is in the West and Middle TN, which also have the most dangerous tornados / storms. Knoxville is basically the last city going East that will get some tornadoes and all the data shows F"0" type and not every Year. The more East you go the less probability for tornado. I'm considering a house without a basement due to the "low" tornado activity. By the way, I'm in Indiana and we DO get tornadoes here. Please feel free to comment or disagree with my comments.....I'm feeling very much safe in the East Knox County that I'm starting to look for homes at this point.
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Old 04-05-2007, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Milky Way Galaxy,Earth,Northern Hemisphere,North America,USA,Pennsyltucky
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I laughed when I saw the line about people talking to you in the grocery line. My mom is a WV hillbilly and does that all the time, and so do I! Pulling over for Funeral processions is just a common sense, old fashioned, just right common courtesy thing to do.

And I wouldn't know Ronnie Hilton or whoever they were if they bumped into me. Granpa Jones, yes, Loretta Lynn yes, these newbies, no. Again, common courtesy to let someone go about their business, no matter what their business is.

My co-workers think I'm strange anyway, cause I'm always smiling - always was a happy person, and hopefully, God Willing, I'll always be.

btw: Any viewpoints on Fred Thompson, as he's from TN?

blessings, Shen
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Old 06-24-2007, 03:57 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque New Mexico
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Just thought I'd list a few things that would be helpful to new residents to Tennessee that have/are moving here from other parts of the country.
Jump in and add your Newcomers Advice (please be nice)....

1. Please don't stereotype. Tennesseans may speak with a southern accent, but MOST of us ARE educated.....and have all our teeth.

2. Country music "stars" are noticed here, but many go to the mall or out to eat just like everyone else. Locals usually leave them alone and go about our business. In past years, I've stood in line at a theater with one of the Oak Ridge Boys, walked beside Ricky Skaggs in the mall, sat beside Marty Stuart in a restaurant, stood behind the late Grandpa Jones in line at a grocery, and a few years back talked with Ronnie Brooks and Kix Brooks in the airport waiting area (back when you could still go to the gate with passengers). They ARE country music stars, but I think most of them just try to live quiet lives here. (Thankfully, the "paparrazi" is too busy following Pacman right now.)

3. Please don't panic if you see an approaching funeral procession on any Tennessee highway (except interstates) and EVERY car on the opposite side of the road pulls to the shoulder, or stops while the funeral procession passes. All cars behind the funeral procession follow a good distance behind. It's simply called respect.

4. If you are not a fan of football on some level, you might want to learn to be.

5. You might want to make sure you have a least something that's ORANGE in your wardrobe.
Why the orange in wardrobe? At the moment, the only thing orange I have is the inside of a reversable hunting jacket. What do people in tennessee think of tan colored clothing? I have lots of that color.
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Old 06-24-2007, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Default More Newbie Advice

If you lease your car and are bringing it with you, you will need a Power of Attorney from your leasing agent (people you make payments to not auto dealership) in order to register your vehicle in Tennessee. Think about calling them for it before you move.


When you register to vote at the time you go for your driver's license, you cannot declare your political party. Your voter registration card will come in the mail. You just show up on primary day. I still haven't figured out how you get on your political party's mailing list/e-mail list if they don't know who you are.


Don't jump at the first offer for high speed Internet. Seriously, even though you may see national ads in your mail or on TV for a three month or six month deal, that same big company may be running a local special. I got a 12 month deal at $19.99 per month and it was just a matter of timing ( a two week promotional window, I think) because that same company was mailing me advertising for a 6 month deal at that price. My advice--- visit the local office and see what they're offering.
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Old 06-24-2007, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
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Yes, LauraC, you definitely lucked out. That was a very rare deal that expired last Thursday.
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Old 06-24-2007, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Mesa, AZ
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Just thought I'd list a few things that would be helpful to new residents to Tennessee that have/are moving here from other parts of the country.
Jump in and add your Newcomers Advice (please be nice)....

1. Please don't stereotype. Tennesseans may speak with a southern accent, but MOST of us ARE educated.....and have all our teeth.

2. Country music "stars" are noticed here, but many go to the mall or out to eat just like everyone else. Locals usually leave them alone and go about our business. In past years, I've stood in line at a theater with one of the Oak Ridge Boys, walked beside Ricky Skaggs in the mall, sat beside Marty Stuart in a restaurant, stood behind the late Grandpa Jones in line at a grocery, and a few years back talked with Ronnie Brooks and Kix Brooks in the airport waiting area (back when you could still go to the gate with passengers). They ARE country music stars, but I think most of them just try to live quiet lives here. (Thankfully, the "paparrazi" is too busy following Pacman right now.)

3. Please don't panic if you see an approaching funeral procession on any Tennessee highway (except interstates) and EVERY car on the opposite side of the road pulls to the shoulder, or stops while the funeral procession passes. All cars behind the funeral procession follow a good distance behind. It's simply called respect.

4. If you are not a fan of football on some level, you might want to learn to be.

5. You might want to make sure you have a least something that's ORANGE in your wardrobe.
Great advice except #5. You'll NEVER catch me wearing urgne...
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Old 01-31-2009, 10:34 AM
 
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Default relocating from pa to tn

I am interested in getting some general information on the climate in oak ridge and the schools. We have 2 children ages 10 and 14 and currently were we live there is very little opportunity for them. I would like to relocate to a community that has a lot of kids. I heard a lot of great things regarding the school system. Could you please also tell me about the employment possibilities within a 20 mile radius. Thank you for your time and attention.
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Old 01-31-2009, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Sale Creek, TN
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And another one. Please stop saying; we need such and such, store/restuarant, like we had from where you moved from. Pretty soon it would end being like the place you moved from.
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Old 01-31-2009, 09:12 PM
 
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And another one. Please stop saying; we need such and such, store/restuarant, like we had from where you moved from. Pretty soon it would end being like the place you moved from.
Yes,

If what is there isn't enough, why move there?
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