Archive for December, 2014

Radicalism and protest movements

Radicalism and protest movements

Power & Politics December 27, 2014 at 3:56 pm 0 comments

If one watches TV, it is impossible to avoid coverage of streets saturated with people: marches, arrests, interstates shut down. Some opponents have been critical of these protests, saying the protesters should “get jobs” and “stop defending thugs.” Decrying the protest tactics is the antithesis of what makes this countryRead More

Dinner diva: five ways to enjoy Christmas dinner leftovers

Dinner diva: five ways to enjoy Christmas dinner leftovers

Dinner Diva December 27, 2014 at 3:10 pm 0 comments

By Leanne Ely We’re only a week away from one of the biggest dinners of the year. (It seems like we were just enjoying our Thanksgiving dinners, doesn’t it?) If you didn’t manage your Thanksgiving dinner properly, you might have (gasp) ended up growing sick of the leftovers. Let’s seeRead More

Now there was song

Now there was song

Now there was a song December 27, 2014 at 2:24 pm 0 comments

By Doug Davis This week in 1968: The U.S. Department of Labor reported unemployment at 3.3 percent, the lowest rate in 15 years; Spain voided a1492 law expelling Jews; the U.S. tennis team regained The  Davis Cup, and a singer from Maryville, Tennessee had his 8th hit record. There areRead More

Pets for adoption

Pets for adoption

Local News December 27, 2014 at 12:45 pm 0 comments

Trixie is a 3-month-old Beagle mix waiting for adoption and Popcorn is a 10-week-old domestic short-haired mix also hoping to be adopted soon. Adoption fee for Trixie is $100 and $50 for Popcorn. Fees cover the first set of vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchip. The Gnatty Branch Animal Shelter is openRead More

Dolly Parton scores UK Platinum album

Dolly Parton scores UK Platinum album

Entertainment December 27, 2014 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

Biggest sales from an international female By Kirt Webster As 2014 draws to a close, Dolly Parton is far from resting on her laurels and shows no signs of slowing down. The songstress continues to make history with a record-setting tour overseas and also raises the bar from a salesRead More

Local ministry supplies diapers for needy moms

Local ministry supplies diapers for needy moms

Local News December 26, 2014 at 7:57 pm 0 comments

One afternoon a family entered Doc Waddell’s Gospel Magic  Shop in Gatlinburg. As the children perused the many intriguing magical items on display, the mother of the children realized her smallest child, an infant, needed a diaper change. Unfortunately, she realized she had no more diapers and had no moneyRead More

Santa Claus stops in Pigeon Forge before heading back to North Pole

Santa Claus stops in Pigeon Forge before heading back to North Pole

Local News December 26, 2014 at 2:06 pm 0 comments

PIGEON FORGE (press release)—Santa Claus is at Wild Gals Old Time Photo in Pigeon Forge, TN for a little R&R and to say a final goodbye before heading back to the North Pole. Parents are encouraged to bring their children and give thanks for the gifts he brought them this year.Read More

Graduation day a springboard to the future for Shipman and Davin

Graduation day a springboard to the future for Shipman and Davin

National News, Sports December 26, 2014 at 1:09 pm 0 comments

By Brian Rice Two of Tennessee’s most accomplished softball players walked across the stage on Saturday at the University of Tennessee, both taking their degrees before walking into careers in the sport they love. Melissa Davin and Madison Shipman joined classmate Ellen Renfroe, who completed her degree in May asRead More

Food on Foot provides Christmas for area families

Food on Foot provides Christmas for area families

News December 26, 2014 at 11:40 am 0 comments

Inside the Food on Foot Distribution Center in Morristown hangs a large stop sign that reads “Child hunger stops here.” Saturday morning the not-for-profit agency struck a blow against child hunger by giving food bags and gifts to more than 1,500 needy children during the annual Christmas giveaway. The giveawayRead More

Operation Snowflake

Operation Snowflake

Local News December 25, 2014 at 7:59 pm 0 comments

More than 700 area children stood in line outside a large tent in front of the Smoky Mountain Opry in Pigeon Forge to participate in Operation Snowflake, an outreach program that provides Christmas gifts and meals to area social orphans. “Social orphans are children whose parents are out of theRead More