Archive for February, 2015

Dollywood’s award winning hosts

Dollywood’s award winning hosts

Local News February 27, 2015 at 9:51 pm 0 comments

The difference is people PIGEON FORGE (press release)—Dollywood’s devoted guests have known for years that much of the park’s southern charm comes from the open arms of the caring and inviting hosts, as Dollywood’s employees are known, who call the park home. So it was no surprise when  Amusement Today,Read More

What’s new in East Tennessee

What’s new in East Tennessee

State News February 27, 2015 at 9:26 pm 0 comments

NASHVILLE (press release)—2015 marks the 150th anniversary of becoming president of the United States. Special events will be held in Greeneville, where his two homes and burial site are located. It is also one of five National Civil War sites in Tennessee. Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event continues inRead More

Three Tennessee sites added to the National Register of Historic Places

Three Tennessee sites added to the National Register of Historic Places

National News, State News February 27, 2015 at 8:59 pm 0 comments

NASHVILLE (press release)—The Tennessee Historical Commission has announced three Tennessee sites have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register of Historic Places is the nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. It is part of a nationwide program that coordinates and supports effortsRead More

Legendary high school coach Don Woods joins Carson-Newman staff

Legendary high school coach Don Woods joins Carson-Newman staff

National News February 19, 2015 at 6:19 pm 0 comments

By Adam Cavalier Carson-Newman head football coach Ken Sparks has announced the hiring of former Morristown West High School head coach and Virginia Military Institute d-line coach Don Woods. Woods will coach quarterbacks at Carson-Newman after Alex Good elected to return to Europe to continue playing professionally. “I’m a littleRead More

A working man’s artist

A working man’s artist

Arts & Culture February 11, 2015 at 5:38 pm 0 comments

By Michael Williams When Dan Arwood retired from his job 12 years ago, his children encouraged him to take up a hobby. Little did they realize the hobby he picked up would become a passion that would reap profits while making a contribution to the world of art. Arwood couldRead More

Publix Super Market to be built on Wears Valley Road

Publix Super Market to be built on Wears Valley Road

Local News, News February 1, 2015 at 11:40 pm 1 comment

By Michael Williams Shoppers will soon have another choice for purchasing groceries in Pigeon Forge. Within the next two months construction is expected to begin on the new supermarket which will be located on Wears Valley Road. According to Eric Brackins, assistant city manager for the City of Pigeon Forge,Read More

Stranger than fiction: the stupidest outlaw in the West

Stranger than fiction: the stupidest outlaw in the West

Stranger than fiction February 1, 2015 at 11:10 pm 0 comments

By Michael Williams “Black Jack” Tom Ketchum emerges from the pages of history as something of an enigma. Little is known of his life and his crimes were unspectacular and incompetent. His bumbling efforts at robbery inspired some newspapers to begin referring to him as the “Stupidest outlaw in theRead More

Dinner diva: fermented foods

Dinner diva: fermented foods

Dinner Diva February 1, 2015 at 10:45 pm 0 comments

By Leanne Ely I think our ancestors would be pretty surprised at how fermented foods seem to have all but disappeared from our dinner plates. Since ancient times, humans around the world have been fermenting their food before eating or drinking it. Wine was being made at least eight thousandRead More

Park completes comprehensive stream mapping project

Park completes comprehensive stream mapping project

News February 1, 2015 at 10:32 pm 0 comments

GSMNPS (press release)—Great Smoky Mountains National Park geographic information system specialists and scientists in collaboration with scientists from Tennessee, North Carolina, and the United States Geological Survey (USGS), completed a three-year stream mapping project. Park scientists used a combination of aircraft mounted scanners and a Global Positioning System verification systemRead More

Business profile: Acuff Tax Service

Business profile: Acuff Tax Service

Business Profiles February 1, 2015 at 9:40 pm 0 comments

By Jim Eastin When it is tax season, tax preparers have very little time for themselves. Gary Dick is no exception. Gary was born and raised in KY. After college he started to work in a CPA firm preparing taxes and bookkeeping. Then he decided to change from public accountingRead More