Archive for January, 2015

Democrats quietly push through judicial nominees

Democrats quietly push through judicial nominees

Politics January 2, 2015 at 6:04 pm 0 comments

Much of the political coverage over the last few weeks has been over the last minute budget deal that ended up funding the government. As this was happening, a far more politically consequential showdown was being conducted in the US Senate. Quietly, and with little fanfare, President Obama has cementedRead More

Bruce Willis supporting the troops

Bruce Willis supporting the troops

News January 2, 2015 at 5:34 pm 0 comments

USO (press release)—Last week actor Bruce Willis recorded a short video for the United Services Organization (USO), intended to be a direct message to our men and women in uniform, as well as an encouragement for other Americans to do the same. Having toured many times with the USO inRead More

ABC’s “Nashville” featured the City of Memphis in winter finale

ABC’s “Nashville” featured the City of Memphis in winter finale

Entertainment January 2, 2015 at 4:40 pm 0 comments

NASHVILLE (press release)—The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and the Tennessee Film, Entertainment and Music Commission (TFEMC) confirmed that  the ABC series “Nashville” had traveled to Memphis for its winter finale episode. “As the birthplace of the blues, the starting point of soul, and the home of theRead More

Tennessee calendar of events: January – June 2015

Tennessee calendar of events: January – June 2015

News January 2, 2015 at 3:06 pm 0 comments

By Amanda Stravinsky Jumpstart 2015 with huge celebrations like Elvis Presley’s 80th birthday in Memphis, Smoky Mountain Snow Down: A Winter Heritage Festival in Townsend, and the Rivers & Spires Festival in Clarksville. Welcome warmer months with music festivals like the Rock-a-billy Festival in Jackson, CMA Fest in Nashville, andRead More

Police searching man involved in teen runaway

Police searching man involved in teen runaway

News January 2, 2015 at 1:47 pm 0 comments

The Sevier County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in tracking down a man wanted in connection of  a runaway teen from Sevier County. According to Sevier County Sheriff Ron Seals, Michalla A. McMahan, 17, was reported as a runaway on Nov. 29.  McMahan reportedly called her mother onRead More

Pets for adoption

Pets for adoption

Local News January 2, 2015 at 1:20 pm 0 comments

Angel is a 3-month-old Dalmatian mix waiting for a good home. Patches is a Calico Cat also hoping to be adopted soon. Adoption fee for Angel is $100 and $50 for Patches.  Fees cover their first set of vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchip. The Gnatty Branch Animal Shelter is open TuesdayRead More

Monster Jam coming to Knoxville

Monster Jam coming to Knoxville

Entertainment January 2, 2015 at 12:17 pm 0 comments

Monster Jam is coming to Thompson-Boling Arena, January 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday the 17th, the event will host a pit party allowing fans to visit the pits and meet their favorite drivers. For Ed Eckert the event will be a homecoming of sorts. Eckert is aRead More

A look back on 2014

A look back on 2014

News January 2, 2015 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

As the new year rolls around it’s time to reflect on the past year and all the milestones both nationally and locally that impacted the lives of East Tennesseans. On the local front the biggest news of the year was the tragic school bus crash that took the lives ofRead More