Archive for October, 2014

Tusculum College to host Career Fair November 3

Tusculum College to host Career Fair November 3

Education October 29, 2014 at 9:47 pm 0 comments

Tusculum College will be hosting Fall Career Fair 2014 at the Knoxville Regional Center on Monday, Nov. 3, from 4-6:30 p.m. Students and alumni from all Tusculum campuses are invited to meet with employers from the East Tennessee region. A van has been reserved to transport students from the GreenevilleRead More

The day I had a baby, almost

The day I had a baby, almost

Humor October 29, 2014 at 9:39 pm 0 comments

I had known Mary Dale for a number of years. She was a lounge singer and I was a lounge patron. At the time we both lived in the same town. She was a very sweet lady who had the misfortune of being married to a very self-centered bum. ARead More

Putting an end to Ebola hysteria

Putting an end to Ebola hysteria

Health October 29, 2014 at 9:17 pm 0 comments

If you’ve been following the news lately, you know that Ebola has come to America. Scores of media reports have dominated the news cycle, warning about this so-called “threat.” The truth of the matter is, Ebola does not pose a serious threat to our safety. Where Ebola has become aRead More

Marvel’s “Civil War” is about to begin

Entertainment October 29, 2014 at 4:01 pm 0 comments

Over the past six years moviegoers have seen the Marvel Cinematic Universe unfold a grand story involving the mysterious Thanos and the search for the all-powerful Infinity Stones. All of this is leading to “The Infinity Gauntlet,” in which Thanos attempts to gather Infinity Gems and merge them into anRead More

Identity theft: hacking you

Education October 29, 2014 at 3:55 pm 0 comments

Recently I received a phone call while talking to a business associate. I usually don’t take calls when I am with another person, but felt it was important so I asked my associate for a moment to answer and tell the party calling I would call her back. When IRead More

Democratic challenger outraises Rep. Desjarlais

Democratic challenger outraises Rep. Desjarlais

Politics October 29, 2014 at 3:42 pm 0 comments

Democrat Lenda Sherrell surprised the world of Tennessee politics when FEC reports showed the candidate outraised her opponent Rep. Scott Desjarlais by $253,000 in the most recent fundraising quarter. Perhaps more importantly for the Democrat’s campaign is the sizable cash on hand advantage Sherrell has with less than one monthRead More

Debt smart

Debt smart

Education October 29, 2014 at 3:32 pm 0 comments

By Scott Bilker Scott, I’ve been living above my means for years, using credit cards to pay for the difference from what I make and what I spend. I can’t be in denial much longer as the cards are getting to their max. I currently don’t have any past-due paymentsRead More

Stranger than fiction: Mark Twain’s premonition

Stranger than fiction: Mark Twain’s premonition

Weird News October 29, 2014 at 3:22 pm 0 comments

Mark Twain was born Samuel Clemens in Hannibal, Missouri in 1835. As a young man, he went to work on a riverboat on the Mississippi River. When he began to pursue his writing career, he remembered a term that was often used on the riverboats. This term became his penRead More

Smokies unveil new logos, colors and uniforms for the 2015 season

Smokies unveil new logos, colors and uniforms for the 2015 season

Sports October 29, 2014 at 3:11 pm 0 comments

KNOXVILLE (press release)—The Tennessee Smokies revealed their new logos, colors and uniforms for the upcoming 2015 season at a press conference in downtown Knoxville. The new primary team logo comprises of an intimidating blue bear resting a bat on his back shoulder, with Great Smoky Mountains National Park represented withRead More

Seymour salutes veterans

Seymour salutes veterans

News October 29, 2014 at 2:58 pm 0 comments

SEYMOUR (press release)—The Seymour Area Chamber of Commerce (SACC) is proud to host “Seymour Salutes Veterans,” a free community event fun for the whole family, to honor and assist our Veterans and those who serve. The event will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00Read More