Archive for August, 2014

WSCC paramedic ceremony

WSCC paramedic ceremony

Education, Local News August 21, 2014 at 7:47 pm Comments are Disabled

Walters State’s 21st class of paramedics is now prepared to serve emergency service agencies across East Tennessee. A total of 15 graduates were recognized at a ceremony held on Aug. 15 at the Morristown campus in which their technical certificates were conferred. Walters State offers the three-semester Paramedic program asRead More

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker to joint legislative session

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker to joint legislative session

Politics August 21, 2014 at 3:12 pm Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams U.S senator from Tennessee Bob Corker — R, will conduct a joint legislative session in Kodak on August 20 at 3:45 p.m. The event will be held at the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce. Corker will address his constituents and then conduct a question and answer period. NowRead More

Two arrested for manufacturing meth

Two arrested for manufacturing meth

Local News, News, Police Reports August 21, 2014 at 2:46 pm Comments are Disabled

Garth King and Steven Sheppard were arrested Thursday for manufacturing crystal methamphetamine. By Michael Williams Two Sevier County men have been arrested in connection with manufacturing crystal meth. The two men were allegedly operating a working lab which was found by Sevier County Officers on Thursday night. Sevier County SheriffRead More

Stranger Than Fiction: Curse of the Lincolns

Stranger Than Fiction: Curse of the Lincolns

Opinion August 21, 2014 at 2:21 pm Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams Judging by the bizarre events in history it would appear that the Lincoln family has the unfortunate distinction of being forever linked to assassination. In the history of the United States, four U.S. presidents have died at the hands of an assassin. In each incident, a memberRead More

Pioneers tabbed second in SAC volleyball poll

Pioneers tabbed second in SAC volleyball poll

Sports August 20, 2014 at 10:24 pm Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams The 2014 Tusculum College volleyball team has been picked to finish second in the South Atlantic Conference in a vote by the league’s head coaches for the annual SAC Preseason Poll. Tusculum Senior Megan Hasse was selected to the 2014 SAC Volleyball Preseason All-Conference Second Team. TheRead More

Knoxville Toy and Comic Expo coming to Chilhowee Park

Knoxville Toy and Comic Expo coming to Chilhowee Park

Entertainment August 20, 2014 at 8:09 pm Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams Just in time for Halloween! The Knoxville Toy and Comic Expo is coming to Chilhowee Park in the Jacobs Building. The event will feature toy and comic book vendors from across the nation selling classic and vintage toys from the past century and comic books from theRead More

Destinations: the Elk Crossing at Oconaluftee Visitor Center

Destinations: the Elk Crossing at Oconaluftee Visitor Center

Local News August 20, 2014 at 6:29 pm Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams Elk were once abundant in the Great Smoky Mountains. Many early settler and indigenous people hunted the large burly beast which provided ample food and skins for clothing. Elk may dress out at 300 pounds or more. One large elk could provide a frontier family with ampleRead More

Atlanta’s test-score-fixing teachers

News August 20, 2014 at 4:12 pm Comments are Disabled

By Ron Hart “Swift” justice beckoned in the 2009 Atlanta Public School cheating scandal as the trial of the accused educators started this week. Teachers allegedly changed their students’ test answers to make themselves look better – and to get bonuses. Teachers cheating for the kids, you say? If teachersRead More

Actor Ben Jones to address Sons of Confederate Veterans

Actor Ben Jones to address Sons of Confederate Veterans

Local News August 20, 2014 at 3:48 pm Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams Actor Ben Jones, who is best remembered for his role “Cooter” in the long-running TV series “The Dukes of Hazzard,” will be the keynote speaker at a special event hosted by the Sons of Confederate Veterans in Pigeon Forge on Sept. 23. Jones was a central characterRead More

Conflict between Gaza and Israel continues

Conflict between Gaza and Israel continues

International News, Politics August 20, 2014 at 3:37 pm Comments are Disabled

By Zachary Toillion The ongoing conflict between Gaza and Israel reached a temporary ceasefire on August 4th and the 72 hour ceasefire was later extended another 5 days on August 7th. Over the course of the last month, Israel and Hamas have agreed to numerous ceasefires only to renege on the agreementRead More