Troop trail wreck near Jellico.

1944 Jellico Train Wreck

This weeks train derailment in Philadelphia brought back memories of the famous train wreck of July 6,1944 that happened in our area in which 34 solders died and over 100 were injured. It was one of the worst train disasters in US history.  Ironically, just like the Philadelphia wreck, excessive speed was the leading cause […]

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Stargazers & Roses

Order Your Mother’s Day Flowers From a Local Florist

Make sure you know where the flowers are coming from. There is a common assumption that flowers ordered online will arrive arranged in a vase. While many Internet companies put their orders though a local professional florist, some offer product “direct from the grower” and the flowers are boxed and must be processed (cut stems) […]

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Mother’s Day Flowers

The first celebrations of Mother’s Day can be traced back to the ancient Greeks, who worshiped mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele. During the 1600s in England a special day was set apart as Mothering Day, a day of taking small cakes and trinkets to mothers. In the United States the idea for Mother’s Day has […]

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5 Gifts That Will Drive Your Sweetie Pie Nuts at Valentine’s

 When it comes to flowers for Valentine’s guys can become clueless as to what to get. More often than not they go for the safe bet…Red Roses. Just the other day I had a young customer come in to buy his girlfriend flowers for Valentine’s Day. He wanted to really impress her. I showed him […]

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Bridal Party

5 Pitfalls to Buying Your Wedding Flowers Online

Many couples has they plan out their wedding stumble across ads on the internet for beautiful wedding flowers that can be shipped to you at prices much lower than your local florist. These ads are temping with beautiful photos of exotic flowers with unbelievable prices. Unfortunately, there are some dangerous pitfalls that brides to be […]

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Peonies-When Tastes Exceeds Budget

Peonies, one of mother natures most beautiful flowers. Big, fluffy and sweet they are the ‘in’ flower for weddings in 2014.  Peonies come in range of pastel and white colors. Unfortunately, peonies have one big drawback for brides on a budget. Price.  Peonies are very expensive. Why are peonies so expensive? It takes a peony […]

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5 ways to do your wedding reception for under $50

One of the last items left on a brides to do list quite often will be decorations for the wedding reception. It can also be something that is over looked when budgeting for the wedding, which means no or little money left for the this important event. What’s a bride to do? Here are 5 […]

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Groovy Lovin' Roses

The 4 Top Rose Color Trends for Valentine’s

Back in the early 1950’s when Knight’s Flowers started in business in Lake City, just about the only rose color your true love got for Valentine’s was red. A florist might have a few white or pink roses back then, but 60 years later we have kaleidoscope of colors. At Knight’s we carry over ten different rose […]

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The Most Breathtaking Candles Ever

 At Knight’s we get new products in almost daily, but recently we got a shipment of candles in from a new vendor called Habersham Candles that had the whole shop filled with the most amazing fragrances we’ve ever encountered. Immediately we opened the boxes to see what in the world smelled so wonderful. Like little kids at Christmas […]

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3 Of My Favorite Foods in One Dish

Having finished my Labor Day Dinner of a roast salmon and cumin spiced roasted cauliflower I wanted something special for desert to end my Labor Day. Looking around my fridge I found 3 of my favorite foods. Fresh Figs, Tupelo Honey and goat cheese. Since my oven was already warm I decided to have roasted […]

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