Archive for September, 2014

Aaron Lewis safe after charter jet veers off runway

News September 24, 2014 at 8:17 pm Comments are Disabled

By Caitlin Deforest Aaron Lewis is safe after a private charter jet he was a passenger on was disabled Saturday causing a flight cancellation. After filming a segment for his TV show “On the Road” for the Sportsman’s Channel, a mechanical error caused the Cessna Citation V jet to veerRead More

“Nymphomaniac” premieres new five hour cut in Venice

Arts & Culture, Entertainment September 24, 2014 at 8:03 pm Comments are Disabled

Over the past several years Danish auteur Lars Von Trier has been at the forefront of an immense string of controversies. From his outright misogynistic gore fest “Antichrist,” to being deemed a “persona non grata” at the Cannes Film Festival following an interview for his film “Melancholia” in which heRead More

Stranger than fiction: ignorance is bliss

Stranger than fiction: ignorance is bliss

Weird News September 24, 2014 at 7:42 pm Comments are Disabled

When the 20th President of the United States, James Garfield, was cut down by an assassin’s bullet in 1881, doctors immediately began treating him. Little did they realize their antiquated medical practices would result in an agonizing premature death for the president, as well as an unusual defense for hisRead More

Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival is underway in Gatlinburg

Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival is underway in Gatlinburg

Arts & Culture September 24, 2014 at 7:29 pm Comments are Disabled

Plenty of fall decorations, events, entertainment and local craft exhibits around the city GATLINBURG (press release)—If you’re coming to the mountains, it only makes sense to stay in the mountains, and autumn is worthy of a front-row seat in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Beginning in September, the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival seasonRead More

Sanders, Biden follow Hillary to Iowa

Sanders, Biden follow Hillary to Iowa

Politics September 24, 2014 at 7:19 pm Comments are Disabled

After Sec. Hillary Clinton made a trip to Iowa on September 14, a slew of other Democratic 2016 hopefuls also made their way around the first-in-the-nation caucus state. On Sunday, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders held a town hall in Des Moines, the third and final stop of his tour aroundRead More

National Quartet Convention finally arrives in Pigeon Forge

National Quartet Convention finally arrives in Pigeon Forge

Arts & Culture, Entertainment September 24, 2014 at 6:46 pm Comments are Disabled

Beginning last Sunday and running through this Saturday, the National Quartet Convention has finally made its initial appearance in Pigeon Forge and is bringing an estimated attendance of 40,000 fans with it. September, especially after Labor Day weekend and the rod runs, is a slow time for tourism and anRead More

Sevier county girl scout makes donation to emergency department

Sevier county girl scout makes donation to emergency department

Local News September 23, 2014 at 9:27 pm Comments are Disabled

Several years ago Caroline Tippitt was with a friend who visited Fort Sanders Sevier Emergency Room while vacationing in the area. Her young friend, who was 3-years-old at the time, was given an activity bag by caregivers at the emergency room. This act of compassion inspired Tippitt who is nowRead More

Legends to hold benefit for St. Judes

Entertainment September 23, 2014 at 8:26 pm Comments are Disabled

Legends at The Grove will perform a concert to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. The hospital provides free care for children. Legends at the Grove will present a show featuring tribute artists impersonating Elvis, Patsy Cline, Miranda Lambert and more. It will be held on Saturday, September 27 at 7Read More

Happy 30th anniversary to St. Joseph the Carpenter Episcopal Church

Happy 30th anniversary to St. Joseph the Carpenter Episcopal Church

Religion September 23, 2014 at 8:11 pm Comments are Disabled

September 31 was a big day for St. Joseph the Carpenter Episcopal Church on Hardin Lane in Sevierville. The congregation is celebrating its 30th anniversary year with a series of special events. Sunday, Bishop George Young who presides over the East Tennessee diocese, came to worship with the congregation. TheRead More

George Hamilton IV dies at age 77

George Hamilton IV dies at age 77

News September 23, 2014 at 7:12 pm Comments are Disabled

George Hamilton IV dies Wednesday in a Nashville hospital just days after suffering a heart attack. A statement posted on his official website reads, “Grand Ole Opry Legend George Hamilton IV, The International Ambassador of Country Music passed away at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital with his family by his side. GeorgeRead More