Archive for December, 2014

Thibault sentenced for forging judge’s signature

Thibault sentenced for forging judge’s signature

News December 28, 2014 at 4:27 pm 0 comments

By Sharry Dedman-Beard Kevin Scott Thibault, 49, of Maryville, Tenn., was sentenced by the Honorable Pamela L. Reeves, U.S. District Judge, to serve 60 months in prison for forgery of the signatures of a district court judge and an officer of the U.S. District Court. Additionally, Judge Reeves ordered ThibaultRead More

Dandridge resident indicted on theft of public funds

Dandridge resident indicted on theft of public funds

News December 28, 2014 at 2:25 pm 0 comments

By Sharry Dedman-Beard A federal grand jury in Knoxville returned a three-count indictment on Dec. 16, 2014 against Sarah Parker, 52, of Dandridge, Tenn. for theft of U.S. government property and money laundering. Parker appeared in court on Dec. 18, 2014 before U.S. Magistrate Judge C. Clifford Shirley, Jr. andRead More

Made in Tennessee campaign

Made in Tennessee campaign

State News December 28, 2014 at 2:10 pm 0 comments

NASHVILLE (press release)—The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and VML evaluated and measured the awareness of the “Made in Tennessee” brand campaign in Tennessee’s growth and core markets following the 2014 summer and fall media flights. Bulleted below are key findings from the survey. Positive reaction to the TV spots:Read More

Ring in the New Year in Gatlinburg, TN

Ring in the New Year in Gatlinburg, TN

Local News December 28, 2014 at 12:39 pm 0 comments

Featuring Ball Drop and Fireworks Show By Marci Claude Gatlinburg will welcome the arrival of 2015 in unique style with the 27th New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show. The family friendly celebration is one of the largest organized New Year’s Eve events in the nation. Nearly 50,000 peopleRead More

Debt smart

Debt smart

National News December 27, 2014 at 9:16 pm 0 comments

By Scott Biker Scott, I need to know if this will really work. It makes me very nervous in not paying my bills so they can be negotiated. I talked to DEBTCO and I got very excited that I could be out of debt in three years, but when IRead More

Democrats try to torture Bush yet again

Democrats try to torture Bush yet again

From the Hart December 27, 2014 at 9:11 pm 0 comments

Constantly second-guessing and blaming the previous administration have been taken to un-presidential depths by Obama. Democrats decide to spend $40 million taxpayer dollars to contrive a one-sided report questioning the tough post-9/11 decisions by George Bush and our CIA on methods of interrogating captured terrorist masterminds. True to form, theRead More

Sports view

Sports view

Sports View December 27, 2014 at 9:04 pm 0 comments

It’s the time of year when 10-year members of the Baseball Writers Association of America – some 600 at last count – elect former players to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Ballots are due by December 27 and the results will be announced on January 6. Unfortunately, the Hall’s rules limitRead More

The truth about relatives

The truth about relatives

That's the way I see it December 27, 2014 at 8:01 pm 0 comments

Family, sometimes, is an overrated asset. You have no choice into whose family you are born. Considering the asinine families some kids have to live with, it would be better if mom and dad slept in separate rooms with a court order against physical contact that could result in babies.Read More

The power of leverage

Identity Theft December 27, 2014 at 7:53 pm 0 comments

Leverage is the power of using a little bit of energy to move a great deal of weight. You have been on a see-saw with a child. If they sit way back on the see-saw and you sit way forward, their little bit of weight can move your larger weightRead More

The Christmas doll

The Christmas doll

Southern Style December 27, 2014 at 4:18 pm 0 comments

By Randall Franks The winter of ’34 in the valley below the Gravely Spur was an especially hard one. A Christmas snow had blanketed the valley, making travel through the mountain passes treacherous, even if taken by foot. With one false step, even those who knew the routes by heartRead More