Archive for January, 2015

Pigeon droppings: when a feud is fun

Pigeon droppings: when a feud is fun

Pigeon Droppings January 29, 2015 at 9:28 pm 0 comments

By Bob Hamill I didn’t know exactly what to expect when I went to Lumberjack Feud, but it was more than I imagined. The building is deceptive from the outside. It looks like an average size barn, but when one enters the arena, it’s 34,000 sq. ft. of fun. “Cookie,”Read More

Man arrested for attempted breaking and entering

Man arrested for attempted breaking and entering

News January 28, 2015 at 3:08 pm 0 comments

By Michael Williams A local man is being held at the Sevier County Jail for a litany of charges after an attempted break in at a Kodak residence. The contents of a bag being carried by the would-be intruder may result in more charges against the man. According to reports,Read More

“Power Rangers” film reboot set to begin shooting this year

“Power Rangers” film reboot set to begin shooting this year

Entertainment January 28, 2015 at 2:05 pm 0 comments

By Craig Martin In May of last year Saban Brands and Lionsgate Pictures officially announced a new “Power Rangers” feature film was in the works. Then later in the year confirmation that Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz were hired to write the screenplay hyped up the still strong fan baseRead More

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

News January 24, 2015 at 4:38 pm 0 comments

By Michael Williams A routine traffic stop resulted in a drug arrest Wednesday during which police confiscated seven and half ounces of cocaine worth more than $8,000 in street value. According to reports, George Jose Cantillano, 44, of Pigeon Forge, was stopped on Connor Heights Road for a traffic violation.Read More

Two inmates escape from Sevier County Jail

Two inmates escape from Sevier County Jail

Local News, News January 24, 2015 at 4:02 pm 0 comments

By Michael Williams Two inmates escaped from the Sevier County Jail Annex. According to Sevier County Sheriff Ron Seals, the two inmates were discovered missing by corrections officers at approximately 11:41 p.m. Friday night. A search of the facility was initiated but the inmates were nowhere to be found. TheRead More

The political rise of Joni Ernst

The political rise of Joni Ernst

Politics January 24, 2015 at 3:25 pm 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion In 2014, Republicans won nationwide, gaining control of the Senate and building a larger majority in the House of Representatives. But as is the case in every election, most weren’t contested. The four main battleground states came down to Colorado, North Carolina, Iowa, and Alaska. Republicans wonRead More

Tails from the ER: flew the coop

Tails from the ER: flew the coop

Tails from the ER January 24, 2015 at 3:19 pm 0 comments

By Dr. Amanda Rainey It was a quiet Sunday evening in mid-November at the UTVMC Emergency Service. I had just finished rounding with the fourth year veterinary students assigned to emergency duty concerning a topic of their choice and it was time to do a scheduled check of the patientsRead More

Knoxville hotel owner sentenced to serve 42 months in prison

Knoxville hotel owner sentenced to serve 42 months in prison

News January 24, 2015 at 3:12 pm 0 comments

GREENEVILLE (press release)—Jayesh Dahyabhai Patel, 49, of Knoxville, Tenn., was sentenced on Jan. 15, 2015, by the Honorable Leon Jordan, U.S. District Court Judge, to serve 42 months in federal prison.  Patel was also ordered to pay restitution of $2,806,438.20 to First Community Bank and serve five years of supervisedRead More

Is southern civility gone with the wind?

Is southern civility gone with the wind?

Southern Style January 24, 2015 at 2:17 pm 0 comments

By Randall Franks I have had some requests to revisit one of my most popular topics, so I hope it will bring you a smile, with some recent experiences I encountered relating to interaction with others, I needed one too. I have been blessed to travel to many parts ofRead More

225th birthday celebration by United States Attorney’s Office of Tennessee

225th birthday celebration by United States Attorney’s Office of Tennessee

News January 24, 2015 at 2:07 pm 0 comments

KNOXVILLE (press release)—The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee celebrated the 225th Birthday of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Tennessee, by holding a reception in the Knoxville headquarters office. Early history of the office dates back to 1790.  Tennessee remained a unified district until 1805 when theRead More