TripAdvisor has served up a list of the top-rated states and restaurants for barbecue and declared Tennessee as No. 1 in the U.S.
“Being named the No. 1 state for barbecue, by the No. 1 most popular travel site in the world is a huge honor for Tennessee,” said Commissioner Kevin Triplett, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development.
“We look forward to welcoming foodies from far and wide to our state to fill up on the best barbecue in the world.”
Gas prices are still creeping up in some parts of the Southeastern United States, but motorists are forecast to pay the lowest summer gas prices since 2009.
In comparison to this same date last year, motorists in Tennessee are saving 92 cents per gallon.
“Prices should begin to drop later this month as refiners around the nation complete their maintenance switch over to produce summer-fuel grades,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman for AAA-The Auto Club Group.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s 2015 Oak Ridge facilities public bus tour is now offered to visitors through November.
This popular tour of the 33,000-acre DOE Oak Ridge Federal Reservation offers visitors a first-hand look at all of the DOE’s Oak Ridge facilities and provides historical commentary on the transformation of the Oak Ridge Reservation in more than 70 years.
Since its inception in 1996, the DOE public tour program has attracted about 35,000 visitors from all 50 states.
It’s summertime, and time for the Rockwood Public Library’s 2015 summer reading program.
This is the 27th annual statewide summer reading program in Tennessee. The theme is “Every Hero Has a Story!”
“We will be exploring all heroes — real and fiction — this summer,” said Rockwood Library Director Margaret Marrs. “These programs are designed not only to encourage the individual reading habits of older kids, but also to inspire and delight preschoolers.”