Archive for October, 2014

Sixth annual East Tennessee Preservation Conference to be in Oak Ridge

Science & Environment October 29, 2014 at 11:52 am 0 comments

By Amanda Stravinsky The East Tennessee Preservation Alliance and Knox Heritage will host the 6th annual East Tennessee Preservation Conference Nov. 6–8 in Oak Ridge. Preservation enthusiasts will learn how to capitalize on the “Experience Economy.” Across East Tennessee communities are positioning their cultural and historic assets as important amenitiesRead More

Sparks passes Bear Bryant, Eagles win 35-34

Sparks passes Bear Bryant, Eagles win 35-34

Sports October 29, 2014 at 11:43 am 0 comments

By Adam Cavalier Carson-Newman (6-1) head coach Ken Sparks’ 324th career win wasn’t an easy one. The Eagles trailed by 21 points midway through the second quarter but rallied to outscore North Greenville (4-4) 28-6 over the final 32:16 of the game to move Sparks past Bear Bryant and intoRead More

TDH announces Ebola resources for Tennesseans

TDH announces Ebola resources for Tennesseans

Health October 29, 2014 at 11:03 am 0 comments

NASHVILLE (press release)—The Tennessee Department of Health announced today three new Ebola resources for Tennesseans: Tennesseans with questions about the disease may call a toll-free number to obtain accurate, timely information: 1-877-857-2945. This number is now open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Hours for the information lineRead More

Tennessee’s infrastructure needs stand at $38.8 billion

State News October 29, 2014 at 10:46 am 0 comments

NASHVILLE (press release)—Tennessee needs at least $38.8 billion of public infrastructure improvements during the five-year period of 2012-2017 according to a new report by the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR).  The need for public infrastructure improvements, as reported by state and local officials, is up $1.3 billion (3.5%)Read More

Tips for creating your financial legacy now

Lifestyle October 29, 2014 at 10:20 am 0 comments

Many baby boomers are leaving their life’s work to chance, says retirement & inheritance planner By Grinny Grimsley Half of all Americans with children do not have a legal will, according to a survey done by the legal service RocketLawyer. “While the survey was conducted in 2012, the attitudes AmericansRead More

UT McClung Museum hosts free family programs in November

UT McClung Museum hosts free family programs in November

News October 29, 2014 at 10:05 am 0 comments

KNOXVILLE (press release)—Families and community members are invited to explore and enjoy free family events throughout November at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. On Saturday, Nov. 1, the museum will offer a free family fun day to showcase the special temporaryRead More

Lone wolf attacks surface in North America

Lone wolf attacks surface in North America

Politics October 29, 2014 at 9:57 am 0 comments

The continued military offensive against ISIS continues in the Middle East, far away from our borders. The United States and its allies continue air strikes in both Iraq and Syria while the Islamic State continues its military campaign of seizing land and supplies. In the last two weeks we’ve seenRead More

Haslam lays out next steps from education summit

Education October 29, 2014 at 9:43 am 0 comments

Public review of academic standards will include input from across the state  NASHVILLE (press release)—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the process for a public review of the state’s K-12 academic standards in English language arts and math.  The process is in partnership with the State Board of Education andRead More

Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights begins Nov. 12

Arts & Culture October 29, 2014 at 9:27 am 0 comments

GATLINBURG (press release)—Visitors can soak up the spirit of the Gatlinburg Winter Magic season from the comfort of a Gatlinburg Trolley by taking the relaxing Trolley Ride of Lights beginning Nov. 12. The specially designated trolleys carry their guests on a memorable journey through downtown and adjacent Hwy. 321, allowingRead More

From the Hart

From the Hart

Opinion October 29, 2014 at 9:17 am 0 comments

Ebola, We Hardly Know Ya When it comes to any issue, what is best for America is not what drives Obama. Even with Ebola, he is like the trendy new song, “I’m all about the base, ’bout the base, not the trouble.” As with any crisis, Obama and his 24/7 politicalRead More