Archive for December, 2014

Many things to be thankful for

Many things to be thankful for

From the Hart December 2, 2014 at 5:35 pm 0 comments

It’s the holiday season again, when folks go home to bear the brunt of their parents’ judgment. This year perhaps all you single folks out there will hear the delightful query from your moms, “Why are you still single and Charles Manson isn’t?” Yes, Manson is finally settling down. HisRead More

Protect your retirement, convert your 401K to gold

Protect your retirement, convert your 401K to gold

Debt Smart December 2, 2014 at 5:20 pm 0 comments

By Scott Bilker Preparing for retirement can be an incredibly daunting task. Considering everything that’s going on in the market and around the world, reliance on Social Security and company-provided retirement plans are becoming more and more dangerous. However, there is one steadfast way to protect your retirement. By convertingRead More

The Christmas truce

The Christmas truce

Stranger than fiction December 2, 2014 at 5:06 pm 0 comments

December 24, 1914 started out like many other days during the Great War. The day began with a barrage of artillery and gunfire between German and British troops entrenched along the Western Front near Ypres, Belgium. As the hours of Christmas approached, a most miraculous event occurred on the battlefield.Read More

Neesee walks the walk

Neesee walks the walk

Pigeon Droppings December 2, 2014 at 4:44 pm 0 comments

By Bob Hamill I first met Neesee Hurst sometime in 2002. I was working at the Comedy Barn and she was an audience member. You could tell from the moment you met her she was really an entertainer. Not just another performer, but someone who reaches people. There was anRead More

Connie’s kitchen: all dipped up!

Connie’s kitchen December 2, 2014 at 3:52 pm 0 comments

By Connie Emmons The holidays are upon us and many parties to be had. Picking something new is sometimes a challenge. I love entertaining and treating others to new foods I have discovered. Many foods I serve at parties are also old favorites. My daughters love to get my handwrittenRead More

In the shadow of our nation’s Capitol

In the shadow of our nation’s Capitol

Capitols & Churches December 2, 2014 at 3:32 pm 0 comments

By Gary Flanagan Washington, District of Columbia. The U.S. Capitol was completed in 1800 and at first separation of church and state was nonexistent. Religious services were held within its halls every Sunday and attended by presidents starting with Thomas Jefferson. This continued well into the middle of the centuryRead More

Gatlinburg hosts Chamber of Commerce awards

Gatlinburg hosts Chamber of Commerce awards

Business, Local News, News December 2, 2014 at 1:10 am 0 comments

By Michael Williams A capacity crowd of businesspeople and members of the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce filled the Gatlinburg Convention Center Monday night for the annual Meeting and Banquet along with the presentation of the COC awards. Hosted by WVLT reporter Kyle Grainger, the theme of the annual meeting wasRead More