Archive for August, 2014

Corker, Clinton criticize Obama’s foreign policy

Politics August 20, 2014 at 3:32 pm Comments are Disabled

By Zachary Toillion Before the August recess President Obama invited a number of lawmakers to the White House to discuss the ongoing conflict in Iraq. Among the group of lawmakers was Sen. Bob Corker. He questioned and criticized a number of Obama’s foreign policy decisions concerning ISIS, Syria and Russia.Read More

Outstanding Speakers to Be Featured at Governor’s Conference

National News, Politics August 20, 2014 at 3:26 pm Comments are Disabled

One of the goals of the 2014 Tennessee Governor’s Conference on Hospitality and Tourism, Oct. 8 – 10 in Knoxville, is to feature the very best in nationally-known and highly sought-out speakers.  And with this year’s incredible line-up, that goal has been reached! Teri Yanovitch, who will be leading theRead More

Daisy Duke appears in East Tennessee

Daisy Duke appears in East Tennessee

Entertainment, Local News August 20, 2014 at 2:32 pm Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams Hundreds of dedicated “Dukes of Hazzard” fans bore the heat Saturday outside Cooter’s of Gatlinburg to meet one of the most popular stars of the long running hit TV series, Catherine Bach ( Daisy Duke ). Bach played as Daisy Duke in the series and became widelyRead More

President Barack Obama hosts African Leaders Conference.

Obama hosts African leaders conference

National News August 14, 2014 at 10:38 pm Comments are Disabled

By Zachary Toillion On August 6, President Obama hosts African leaders conference. He welcomed African leaders to Washington DC to discuss an array of international issues involving African nations, particularly economic development and the recent Ebola outbreak. Obama announced significant economic investment from private and public sources at the conference.Read More

New release: “Guardians of the Galaxy”

Entertainment August 14, 2014 at 10:17 pm Comments are Disabled

By Craig Martin Marvel’s latest blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy” is the tenth installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, an unprecedented series of films which started in 2008 with “Iron Man” and sought to bring together the comic books’ ultimate superhero squad, “The Avengers.” Other films in this series includeRead More

Benjamin Strand honored at retirement

Benjamin Strand honored at retirement

Local News August 13, 2014 at 10:33 pm Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams What started as an awards ceremony became overshadowed by the retirement of a long time public servant. After a career of public service that spanned 14 years, Judge Benjamin Strand has announced his retirement effective August 31. Strand was honored with an unofficial retirement party at theRead More

Sevier County 4-H’ers attends national conference

Sevier County 4-H’ers attends national conference

Education, Local News August 13, 2014 at 7:45 pm Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams Alexis Hall from Sevier County was one of two Tennesseans selected to attend the 2014 National Institute on Cooperative Education Conference. Alex Crockett from Fentress County was selected as the other Tennessee representative. The conference was held at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, July 26-30. The conferenceRead More

Ronnie McDowell and Billy Joe Royal to appear at Country Tonite

Ronnie McDowell and Billy Joe Royal to appear at Country Tonite

Entertainment, Local News August 13, 2014 at 5:59 pm Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams In a career that has spanned more than 30 years, Ronnie McDowell has established himself not only as a platinum selling country music star, but as an actor and artist. McDowell met with Dolly Parton this week where he presented her with the original copy of hisRead More

Great kids in history: the youngest drummer boy

Great kids in history: the youngest drummer boy

Education August 13, 2014 at 5:50 pm Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams The Medal of Honor is the highest honor that can bestowed on an American, either as a civilian or a soldier. Most of the time the medals are awarded to combat veterans. Earning the medal is very difficult and requires that a person show bravery and valorRead More

Sevierville to host Citizen’s Police Academy

National News August 13, 2014 at 5:46 pm Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams Sevierville residents that have ever had an interest in police work will get an opportunity to learn more about law enforcement through the Citizen’s Police Academy. The CPA provides an opportunity for citizens to learn about basic police work and to get to know the officers protectingRead More