Archive for August, 2014

House passes bill to sue Obama

National News, Politics August 7, 2014 at 10:10 pm Comments are Disabled

By Zach Toillion After a charged debate last Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted for a historically unprecedented piece of legislation that authorizes House Speaker John Boehner to sue President Obama on behalf of the House. The basis for the litigation, House Republicans argue, is that Obama exceeded his executiveRead More

Just how conservative is Tennessee?

Just how conservative is Tennessee?

Local News, Opinion August 7, 2014 at 7:04 am Comments are Disabled

By Zachary Toillion Tennessee has voted solidly for Republican candidates in elections across the board. Mitt Romney and John McCain won the state in the last two presidential elections, and President George W. Bush won the state twice. The state has had two Republican senators since 1994, and has electedRead More

Foreign policy dominates Obama’s second term

Foreign policy dominates Obama’s second term

International News August 7, 2014 at 6:52 am Comments are Disabled

By Zachary Toillion In the 2012 election, President Obama campaigned primarily on a series of domestic policy issues. He championed immigration reform that offered a pathway to citizenship for immigrants who entered the country illegally, endorsed additional infrastructure spending on roads and bridges, vowed to protect the Affordable Care Act,Read More

2016 race kicks into high gear

2016 race kicks into high gear

National News, Opinion August 7, 2014 at 6:29 am Comments are Disabled

by Zachary Toillion Sevier County Newspaper watches as 2016 race kicks into high gear. While the 2016 presidential election is over two years away, the race to the White House is already well underway. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the states of Iowa and New Hampshire. Since the start of 2013,Read More

Are Tennessee incumbents safe?

Are Tennessee incumbents safe?

Local News, National News, Opinion August 7, 2014 at 6:22 am Comments are Disabled

By Zachary Toillion It is no secret that Washington is perceived negatively by the vast majority of the public. In April, a Gallup poll found that 72 percent of Americans believe congressional incumbents should not be re-elected, the largest percentage in the history of their polling. The same survey foundRead More

Investigation continues in Hercutt death

News August 6, 2014 at 10:02 pm Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams Sunday, August 3, marked the five year anniversary of the death of Shannon Hercutt, who was the victim of a homicide in Sevier County. Hercutt’s body was found inside her Cadillac Escalade down an embankment on Walker Trail in the Fox Run resort area around 11:30 p.m.Read More

Now there was song

Arts & Culture, Opinion August 6, 2014 at 9:27 pm Comments are Disabled

By Doug Davis This week in 1936: 100,000 people hailed Hitler at the Olympic Opening Ceremony, the A.F.L. voted to suspend ten unions unless they quit the C.I.O., the United States proclaimed non-intervention in Spain, and a singer from Maynardville, Tennessee recorded a song that would become a musical standard.Read More