Archive for July, 2014

Undercover Operation Nets Four Arrests for Promoting Prostitution

Undercover Operation Nets Four Arrests for Promoting Prostitution

Local News July 25, 2014 at 1:54 am Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams Ricky Willcox was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Willcox was patronizing the Royal Spa located at 10520 Chapman Highway in Seymour on July 7th when police raided the building and arrested three women for promoting prostitution and impersonation of a licensed professional. The arrest cameRead More

Warning: Golf Can Be Addictive and Destructive

Warning: Golf Can Be Addictive and Destructive

Arts & Culture, Health, Lifestyle July 24, 2014 at 10:08 pm Comments are Disabled

By Jim Callicott I have a friend named Larry who has a house in Nashville but his home is on the golf course, any golf course. He habitually can be found on the green seven days a week, club in hand. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow nor darkness ofRead More

U.S. Rep. Phil Roe Supports Bill to Sue Obama

U.S. Rep. Phil Roe Supports Bill to Sue Obama

Local News, National News July 24, 2014 at 9:51 pm Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams East Tennessee U.S. Rep. Phil Roe  is supporting a measure that authorizes the U.S. House of Representatives to sue President Barack Obama for not enforcing the law. The measure was first introduced last week by Speaker of the House John Boehner. In his address to Congress BoehnerRead More

Tennessee’s Civil War License Plate Deemed a Successful Launch

Tennessee’s Civil War License Plate Deemed a Successful Launch

Local News July 24, 2014 at 9:48 pm Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams After more than eight months since the launch, more than a 1000 Civil War license plates are now on Tennessee roads. The Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association has received more than $16,000 in proceeds for battlefield preservation. The plates commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. ARead More

Tennessee’s Capital Punishment Dilemma

Tennessee’s Capital Punishment Dilemma

Local News, Opinion July 24, 2014 at 9:43 pm Comments are Disabled

By Zachary Toillion 32 states, including Tennessee, have the death penalty. Death by lethal injection has been the most common method of capital punishment. But in the states where the death penalty is legal, lethal injections are being challenged as a humane method of execution. Since the seventies, chemicals usedRead More

Momentum Builds for Tea Party Challenger Joe Carr

National News July 24, 2014 at 9:41 pm Comments are Disabled

by Zachary Toillion   As the Tennessee Aug. 9 Republican Senate primary draws closer, insurgent Tea Party challenger and Tenn. state Rep. Joe Carr appears to be gaining ground against incumbent Sen. Lamar Alexander. Carr is running a campaign very similar to the one that led to the surprise defeatRead More

Hillary Clinton’s Chances in the South

Hillary Clinton’s Chances in the South

National News, Opinion July 24, 2014 at 9:36 pm Comments are Disabled

by: Zachary Toillion In the last few presidential elections, Tennessee has largely been ignored by candidates vying for the presidency due to its status as a solid red state. In 2008, John McCain beat President Obama by a 15% margin. In 2012, Mitt Romney defeated Obama by a 20.4% margin.Read More

Blount County Couple Create Christian Themed Dinner Show

Blount County Couple Create Christian Themed Dinner Show

Arts & Culture, Lifestyle July 24, 2014 at 9:31 pm Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams After a successful career as a home builder, Jess Davis and his wife, Linda, decided to get back to their Christian roots and open a Christian themed dinner theater. The Biblical Times Dinner Theater in Pigeon Forge was the culmination of three years of careful planning andRead More

Six charged with theft of donation monies raised for Sevier County child battling cancer

Six charged with theft of donation monies raised for Sevier County child battling cancer

Local News July 24, 2014 at 8:22 pm Comments are Disabled

FROM STAFF REPORTS SEVIERVILLE—Six people are facing charges, accused of stealing more than $80,000, including money raised for a Sevier County boy fighting cancer. DAVID WAY JANIE ALLEN JUSTIN TARBETT SCOTTIE OWNBY SHERRY METCALF TRACEY JUSTUS A Sevier County grand jury indicted David Way, Justin Tarbett, Sherry Metcalf, Scottie Ownby,Read More

©2014 PHOTO BY KATIE MESSER

Since the elk hunt was implemented in 2009, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has donated a 

permit to a Non-Governmental Organization to join four others who will be chosen from a computer 

drawing. This bull (male elk) was photographed in the Cataloochee area of the Great Smoky Mountains 

National Park during “bugling season” (elk mating season that takes place in the early spring and the mid 

to late fall).

Fifth permit for 2014 Elk Hunt to be auctioned on EBAY thru July 27

Local News July 24, 2014 at 8:08 pm Comments are Disabled

By KATIE MESSER TSJ Staff Writer NASHVILLE—The fifth permit for participation in Tennessee’s sixth managed elk hunt will be awarded to the successful bidder in an eBay auction that is currently going on through July 27. Proceeds from the auction benefit the state’s elk restoration program. Since the elk huntRead More