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A University of Tennessee fan with ties to this area found an unusual connection to the area — just in time for the start of football season.
William H. Grant, who is retired and living in Oklahoma, but whose mother lives in the area, grew a ”Mr. Stripey” heirloom tomato with a surprise inside.
When the colorful tomato, most often known for its tiger stripes, was sliced for sandwiches one day, in its middle it revealed a “Power T,” the nickname for the University of Tennessee-style “T.”
Out of pride for his home state, Grant often displays the Tennessee “T” on his shirts, hats, mailboxes, birdhouses and more.
Never before, however, has Grant, who retired from the military, discovered the “T” in his food.
Who knows where he’ll find the next “T.”