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Rhea County, Tennessee

Rhea County is a county located in the U. S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 31,809, its county seat is Dayton. Rhea County comprises the Dayton, TN Micropolitan Statistical Area, included in the Chattanooga-Cleveland-Dalton, TN-GA-AL Combined Statistical Area. Rhea County is named for Revolutionary War veteran John Rhea. A portion of the Trail of Tears ran through the county as part of the United States government's removal of the Cherokee in the 1830s. During the American Civil War, Rhea County was one of the few counties in East Tennessee, sympathetic to the cause of the Confederate States of America, it was the only East Tennessee county that did not send a delegate to the pro-Union East Tennessee Convention in 1861. The county voted in favor of Tennessee's June 1861 Ordinance of Secession, 360 votes to 202. Rhea raised seven companies for the Confederate Army, compared to just one company for the Union. Rhea had the only female cavalry company on either side during the Civil War.

It was made up of young women in their teens and their twenties from Rhea County and was formed in 1862. Their unit was named the Rhea County Spartans; until 1863, the Spartans visited loved ones in the military and delivered the equivalent of modern-day care packages. After Union troops entered Rhea in 1863, the Spartans may have engaged in some spying for Confederate forces; the members of the Spartans were arrested in April 1865 under orders of a Rhea County Unionist and were forced to march to the Tennessee River. From there they were transported to Chattanooga aboard the USS Chattanooga. Once in Chattanooga, Union officers realized the women were not a threat and ordered them released and returned to Rhea County, they first were required to take the oath of allegiance to the United States government. The Spartans were not an recognized unit of the Confederate Army. In 1890, the county seat was moved from the Washington community to its present location in Dayton; this was a result of several causes such as the completion of the Cincinnati-Chattanooga Railroad in Smith's Crossroads, the rapid growth of Chattanooga, the detrimental effects of the American Civil War, the emigration of its prominent citizens.

The Scopes Trial, which resulted from the teaching of evolution being banned in Tennessee public schools under the Butler Act, took place in Rhea County in 1925. The trial was one of the first to be referred to as the "Trial of the century". William Jennings Bryan played a role as prosecutor in trial, he died in Dayton shortly after the trial ended. A statue of Bryan was erected on the grounds of the Rhea County Courthouse. In 1956, the State Supreme Court upheld a "regular and customary practice among certain of the teachers, during the regular school hours and in the classrooms, to read, or have some pupil read from, the Bible; the court there held that precluding teachers from doing so violated the State Constitution, Article 1, § 3: That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own conscience. The court held that it exceeded the Equal Protection guarantees of the 14th Amendment of the U. S. Constitution "to have their children taught what they desire... subject to qualification that teachers and places must be reputable and things taught not immoral or inimical to public welfare," a reading of that Amendment that has since been overruled as to religious teaching in schools by both the Colorado court which provided the quotation, by the U.

S. Supreme Court, but at the time, the State Supreme Court reasoned: "complainants, we feel that they have taken a rather narrow and dogmatic view of these constitutional inhibitions. In their commendable zeal in behalf of liberty of conscience, of religious worship, they have overlooked the broader concept that religion per se is something which transcends all man-made creeds." On June 8, 2004, a federal appeals court upheld a ruling banning further Bible instructions as a violation of the First Amendment principle of "Separation of church and state". On March 16, 2004, Rhea County commissioner J. C. Fugate prompted a vote on a ban on homosexuals in Tennessee, allowing the county to charge them with "crimes against nature"; the measure passed, 8–0. Several of the commissioners who voted for the resolution chose not to run for reelection or were voted out of office; the resolution was withdrawn on March 18. In protest, a "Gay Day in Rhea" was held on May 2004, with about 400 participants. According to the U.

S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 336 square miles, of which 315 square miles is land and 21 square miles is water. Walden Ridge, part of the Cumberland Plateau, provides Rhea County's border with Bledsoe County to the west; the Tennessee River forms Rhea's border with Meigs County to the east. Whites Creek, a tributary of the Tennessee Ri

Admiral Nakhimov (film)

Admiral Nakhimov is a 1947 Soviet biopic film directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin, based on the life of Russian Admiral Pavel Nakhimov. In 1946 Pudovkin, Lukovsky, Dikiy and Knyazev received the Stalin Prize. Aleksei Dikiy - Admiral Nakhimov Ruben Simonov - Pasha Osman Leonid Knyazev - Pyotr Koshka Boris Olenin Vladimir Vladislavsky - Capt. Lavrov Yevgeny Samoylov - Lt. Buronov Vsevolod Pudovkin - Prince Menshikov Nikolai Chaplygin - Kornilov Vasili Kovrigin - Baranovsky Pyotr Sobolevsky A. Khokhlov - Napoleon III P. Gaideburov - Lord Raglan Nikolai Brilling Georgi Gumilevsky N. Aparin Emmanuil Geller Gennady Rozhdestvensky - Conductor Konstantin Starostin Stalin said this about the film: "Pudovkin, for instance, undertook the production of a film on Nakhimov without studying the details of the matter, distorted historical truth; the result was a film not about Nakhimov but about balls and dances with episodes from the life of Nakhimov". Award at the 8th Venice International Film Festival for the best crowd scenes, an honorary diploma for his performance as Nakhimov Best Cinematography at the Locarno International Film Festival in 1947.

Stalin Prize I degree in 1947. Admiral Nakhimov on IMDb

Matt Ficner

Matt Ficner is a Canadian actor and entrepreneur. For over two decades, Matt has been involved in television and theatre projects; as president of Matt Ficner Productions Inc. he received a Top Forty Under 40 award from the Ottawa Business Journal in 2006 in recognition of entrepreneurial success. He worked with the puppets on the movie Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium and has worked on multiple kids shows like Caillou and Ace Lightning. On Ace Lightning Mr. Ficner designed the computer-generated characters for the series, provided the voices of Zip and Snip in the first season. In 2008, featured. In 2009 he did puppetry on the webseries Spellfury, he created the character of Dennis the raccoon for the Canadian television series Wingin' It. Caillou as Teddy Noddy as Rusty and Whiny Brats of the Lost Nebula Ace Lightning as Snip The Creepy Puppet Project as Doc. Whotnaught Spellfury as Tarek Wingin' It as Dennis Ace Lightning Wilbur Planet Bizzaro: The World According to Zoomer Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium The Thing The Creepy Puppet Project Official website Matt Ficner on IMDb Interview on

Summer Gone

Summer Gone is the first novel by Canadian writer David Macfarlane. Published in 1999 by Knopf Canada, Summer Gone was a national bestseller in Canada, it was nominated for the Giller Prize, won the Books in Canada First Novel Award. The book deals with the life of his three lost summers, it tells the story of a divorced Bailey and his young son Caz, where on one fateful canoe trip, they share a remarkable night of truth and love. Macfarlane set this novel among the cottage country in the Waubano Reaches. Bailey, nicknamed Bay, tells of the three summers in his life: the summer he was 12 and attended the camp where he met his camp instructor Peter Larkin, the summer where he, his wife Sarah and 6-year-old son rented a cottage near his old campsite and, the summer where he and his 12-year-old son shared their extraordinary night. Macfarlane uses a notable technique in the writing of Summer Gone, where he would start the story of one summer and drift into another, it may start with Bay telling of his tale at camp and shift onto another thought which may have occurred decades involving his wife or his son.

This technique ties all of Bay's summer stories together into one. The narration of this story is told by Caz's half brother, from a one-night stand of Bailey's, as an adult, retelling what Caz had told him

David Holston

David Holston is an American professional basketball player for JDA Dijon Basket of France's LNB Pro A. He played college basketball at the Chicago State University. In 2019, he was named the Most Valuable Player of the French LNB Pro A. Born in Pontiac, Holston attended Avondale High School in Auburn Hills where he led the team to the 2002 Class B state championship. During his career at Avondale he earned all-county and all-state honors, scored over 2,000 career points, yet was not offered a single college basketball scholarship. Holston enrolled at Chicago State in the fall of 2004 and earned a spot on the men's basketball roster as a walk-on. During Holston's collegiate career, the school was classified as an Independent, meaning it had no athletic conference affiliation, he went on to have a prolific career at CSU but received little national attention due to a confluence of factors: attending a small Division I school that had no conference, Chicago State's sub-par performance in men's basketball, his own diminutive 5 ft 8 in stature.

During Holston's tenure at CSU between 2005–06 and 2008–09, he scored a school-record 2,331 points, finished in the top five in points per game nationally for his senior season, led the NCAA in three-point field goals made per game in his final two seasons, was the first Chicago State player to garner Division I postseason All-American honors, among others. Holston finished his collegiate career with averages of 19.6 points, 4.4 assists and 2.1 steals per game, his 450 career three-pointers are the fourth most in NCAA Division I history. During his senior season in 2008–09, his averages of 25.9 points, 6.4 assists, 3.7 steals and three rebounds per game led CSU to a 19–13 record—its first winning season since the school transitioned to Division I—and he was named the Independent Player of the Year. Due to his size, Holston was not chosen in the 2009 NBA draft; that July, he signed with Pınar Karşıyaka of the Turkish Basketball League and played for them for two seasons. During his first year, Holston averaged 12 points and four assists per game, during his second season he averaged 15 points and six assists.

He signed with the Artland Dragons in Germany's Basketball Bundesliga for the 2011–12 season. In the summer of 2012, he signed a contract with Mersin BB of Tukey for the 2012–13 season. In July 2013, he returned to Artland Dragons, stayed with them for two seasons. In the 2018–19 season, Holston played with JDA Dijon of the French LNB Pro A, he led Dijon to the third place in the regular season. On May 20, 2019, he won the Pro A Most Valuable Player award. List of NCAA Division I men's basketball season 3-point field goal leaders List of NCAA Division I men's basketball career 3-point scoring leaders profile profile


An X-chair is a chair with an X-shaped frame. It was known to have been used in Ancient Egypt and Greece. A type of folding chair with a frame like an X viewed from the front or the side originated in medieval Italy. Known as a Savonarola or Dante chair in Italy, or a Luther chair in Germany, the X-chair was a light and practical form that spread through Renaissance Europe. In England, the Glastonbury chair made an X-shape by crossing the front and back legs, while in Spain X-chairs were inlaid with ivory and metals in the Moorish designs; the use of the name Savonarola chair comes from a nineteenth-century trade term evoking Girolamo Savonarola, is a folding armchair of the type standardized during the Italian Renaissance. The chair in the illustration consists of a wooden flat-arched back rail carved with a coat-of-arms in low relief, connected to the back of the straight arms of the chair and a seat made of narrowly fitted wooden slats; the wood used in construction of the chair is the typical walnut, as in other gothic and renaissance furniture.

The woodwork was nearly always covered with silk or velvet, the seat was made up of loose cushions resting on webbing between the side rails of the frames. The form was revived in the Neo-classical period and features in Thomas Sheraton's Cabinet Directory, it continued through the 19th century as a folding portable chair for use during campaigns or other outdoor pursuits. Dantesca is a type of chair used during the Italian Renaissance; the arms continue all the way up to the back support. It is made to look like it can fold, it always has back support. It has a boss where the legs intersect. Curule seat Faldstool List of chairs Design Glossary: Savonarola and Dante Chairs Apartment Therapy, 9 June, 2011