Archive for October, 2014

Citizens Police Academy, part 2

Citizens Police Academy, part 2

Local News October 1, 2014 at 1:53 pm Comments are Disabled

Motorists passing by the Sevierville Police Department (SPD) Thursday night might have been startled by the sight of a police dog dragging a man from a vehicle by his arm. The man was not a criminal suspect; it was Lt. David Finchum being dragged from his car by Buck, aRead More

Business profiles: Eric Gebhart strives to be picture perfect

Business profiles: Eric Gebhart strives to be picture perfect

Business, Lifestyle October 1, 2014 at 1:39 pm Comments are Disabled

It is a bright sunny afternoon in Cades Cove. At the picturesque overlook on the back of the loop road, Eric Gebhart kneels to get just the right angle for a photo he is taking of a bride. The combination of bright sunlight and white dress makes it a hardRead More

Author Vince Vawter to speak in Knoxville

Author Vince Vawter to speak in Knoxville

Local News October 1, 2014 at 12:54 pm Comments are Disabled

KNOXVILLE (press release)—Local author Vince Vawter will read and discuss his debut novel “Paperboy” Sunday, October 19, 3 p.m. at the East Tennessee History Center. Set in Memphis in 1959, the novel deals with the challenges of stuttering and growing up in the segregated South. Much of the book isRead More

A tribute to Red Skelton

A tribute to Red Skelton

Entertainment October 1, 2014 at 12:13 pm Comments are Disabled

Watching Brian Hoffman perform his Red Skelton act is almost the same as seeing the late comedian perform. Hoffman is a Red Skelton tribute artist performing the skits and comic routines of the legendary comedian. Skelton began performing in Vaudeville and later in the movies before his 20 year runRead More

80 years and counting! The Blackwoods celebrate eight decades in gospel music

80 years and counting! The Blackwoods celebrate eight decades in gospel music

Entertainment October 1, 2014 at 11:57 am Comments are Disabled

While the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge bustled with activity of the National Quartet Convention, another celebration of gospel music was featured at the Smoky Mountain Opry. The first family of gospel music, the Blackwood family, celebrated 80 years. The Blackwood family’s musical heritage began in 1899 when R.W. BlackwoodRead More

Wildlife Rabies Vaccination Project helps protect people and pets

Wildlife Rabies Vaccination Project helps protect people and pets

State News October 1, 2014 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

Baiting program expanding in Tennessee this year to prevent raccoon rabies NASHVILLE (press release)—The Tennessee Department of Health is working with the United States Department of Agriculture to help prevent rabies by distributing oral rabies vaccine for wild raccoons along Tennessee’s borders with Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia. TheRead More

Third Annual English Mountain Classic scheduled Oct. 4

Third Annual English Mountain Classic scheduled Oct. 4

Local News October 1, 2014 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

NEWPORT (press release)—The Third Annual English Mountain Classic Marching Band Competition will be hosted by the Cocke County High School Red Regiment on Saturday, Oct. 4, at Larry Williams Stadium. The first band plays at 1 p.m. The CCHS will perform at 7 p.m. and the awards ceremony will follow.Read More