Archive for September, 2014

Former Hamblen County Mayor David Purkey appointed as TEMA director

Former Hamblen County Mayor David Purkey appointed as TEMA director

Politics, State News September 4, 2014 at 5:43 pm Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams Former Hamblen County Mayor David Purkey has been appointed as deputy commissioner of the Military Department where he will direct the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency by Gov. Bill Haslam. TEMA director Jim Bassham retired in April leaving the position vacant. During that vacancy Purkey served as interimRead More

Food Stamp use reaches all-time high in Sevier County

Food Stamp use reaches all-time high in Sevier County

Local News September 4, 2014 at 3:57 pm Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams Tourists driving through Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville are given the false impression that most Sevier County residents enjoy a greater degree of affluence than the residents of neighboring counties. But, just a few blocks behind the brightly lit marquees, promoting shows and attractions, and behind theRead More

Dolly takes ice bucket challenge/photo submitted

Dolly Parton accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

News September 4, 2014 at 1:39 am Comments are Disabled

Submitted Dolly Parton, who’s usually flooding stadiums with fans around the world, cools off her summer by taking a dive into the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  Dolly was challenged by several people including famous duet partner Kenny Rogers.  His doubted dare sparked her to accept and prove how nothing standsRead More

Doc Collier to hold grand opening

Doc Collier to hold grand opening

Local News September 4, 2014 at 1:03 am Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams Moonshine connoisseurs  will get an opportunity to sample the spirits of Doc Collier’s Moonshine on the Parkway in Gatlinburg. The new distiller will be hosting its Grand Opening Celebration on Thursday, September 18 in conjunction with the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours. The event isRead More

Did you ever wonder if 1+1 really is 2?

Did you ever wonder if 1+1 really is 2?

Opinion September 4, 2014 at 12:49 am Comments are Disabled

By Randall Franks I often wonder what happened to math in America. I know I had my own trouble with it when I was in school. They always wanted you to follow some method of reaching the answer and show how you reached the answer. Even if you got theRead More

Chicken Run raises money for children’s charities

Chicken Run raises money for children’s charities

Local News September 3, 2014 at 4:40 pm Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams More than 150 runners waited patiently at the starting gate outside the Comedy Barn in Pigeon Forge for the annual running of the Kickin’ Chicken 5K Run Fun Walk Saturday Morning. The annual event serves as a fundraiser for the Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center for Cocke,Read More

Best-selling author Ashton Lee to host book signing

Best-selling author Ashton Lee to host book signing

Local News September 3, 2014 at 2:28 am Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams The Sevier County Public Library System will host best-selling author Ashton Lee for an author event on Wednesday, September 25 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.at the SCPLS King Family Library located at 408 High Street in Sevierville. Lee will discuss his first two novels: The Cherry Cola BookRead More