Grand Divisions

Tennessee Equality Project seeks to advance and protect the civil rights of our State’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and their families in each Grand Division.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Rocky Top, you'll always be...

Dawn Coppock is pretty disgusted with BusinessTN's May edition in which the publication rates the best and worst lawmakers for business. I wasn't too pleased with the article in question myself.

In the July edition, which is not online yet, she comes to the defense of Sen. Raymond Finney. She argues that the magazine not only misinterpreted the Tennessee Scenic Vistas Protection Act, but they ignored the tourism industry so vital to Sevier and surrounding counties.

"No one will come here to see a topless Rocky Top or mountains that look like highway medians. There are plenty of mountains to our north decapitated by coal mining. That is one reason we don have to compete with Kentucky and West Virginia for tourists."

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