Archive for March, 2015

Fuddruckers challenges guests to create unbeatable burgers

Fuddruckers challenges guests to create unbeatable burgers

Local News March 31, 2015 at 3:29 pm 0 comments

By Sims Bouwmeester   Fuddruckers, home of the “World’s Greatest Hamburgers,” announced today their “Can You Top This?” challenge. Fuddruckers pioneered the “build your own burger” concept in 1980, taking straight-from-the-butcher meat, grilled to order, and serving it up on fresh buns baked in-house daily. Guests are given the creativeRead More

Next phase of work on Newfound Gap Road begins in April

Next phase of work on Newfound Gap Road begins in April

Local News March 31, 2015 at 3:15 pm 0 comments

GSMNP (press release)—Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that a project to repave 4.3 miles of Newfound Gap Road will begin on April 13. This work is part of a multi-phased rehabilitation project started in 2007. The section to be resurfaced extends from Sugarlands Visitor Center south to Chimney’sRead More

New shows and returning favorites headline Dollywood’s Festival of Nations

New shows and returning favorites headline Dollywood’s Festival of Nations

Entertainment, Local News March 31, 2015 at 2:49 pm 0 comments

By Wes Rainy   From inspiring traditional dance to thrilling strength and agility, Rhythm of the Dance, along with Timber!, headline the 15th anniversary of Dollywood’s Festival of Nations (March 21 – April 20) and provide  guests an international experience which transports them around the world. Countries throughout the globeRead More

Tennessee blooms with spring and summer adventures

Tennessee blooms with spring and summer adventures

By Amanda Stravinsky   Warmer weather means more and more things to do in Tennessee. The great outdoors beckon with music festivals, outdoor adventure, and family travel that are the perfect choice for your next getaway. Find out why Tennessee is hailed as the Soundtrack of America, where to beRead More

Incredible wild edibles

Incredible wild edibles

Arts & Culture, Lifestyle March 26, 2015 at 3:27 am 0 comments

By Donna Kurber   With spring right around the corner, I thought I would introduce myself. My name is Donna Cyr. I have been teaching edible wild plants, herbology and nature studies for over thirty years. What I would like to do now is acquaint readers with something which isRead More

Power and politics: the year 2040

Power and politics: the year 2040

Power & Politics March 26, 2015 at 3:05 am 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion   Many politicians run for office on the basis of improving our children’s future. Oftentimes the campaign message of the candidate will at some point describe future threats, such as national debt and global warming, and recommend what government policy should do to address these problems. MostRead More

Southern style: new music coming from country’s Conlee and Tucker

Southern style: new music coming from country’s Conlee and Tucker

Entertainment, Southern Style March 26, 2015 at 2:54 am 0 comments

By Randall Franks   Two country music stars have some new musical adventures ahead. Grand Ole Opry star John Conlee is releasing a new emotional single entitled ““Walkin’ Behind The Star,” released on his own RCR (Rose Colored Records). The song was written by Nashville industry veterans Ronnie Scaife andRead More

Be wary of tax scams ahead of April 15 filing deadline

Be wary of tax scams ahead of April 15 filing deadline

News, State News March 26, 2015 at 2:42 am 0 comments

By Kevin Walters   Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) warns Tennessee residents to avoid falling prey to scammers and phony tax preparers ahead of the April 15 Tax Day deadline. Unfortunately, when a fraudulent tax return is discovered, it’s the taxpayer, not the return preparer, who pays anyRead More

Trey Gowdy is Hillary Clinton’s worst nightmare

Trey Gowdy is Hillary Clinton’s worst nightmare

News, Politics March 26, 2015 at 2:24 am 0 comments

By Dwight L. Schwab, Jr.   Rep. Trey Gowdy may be Hillary Clinton’s main hindrance to the Democratic nomination for president in 2016. This although Gowdy insists that he remains strictly impartial in his committee’s probe of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s exclusive use of a personal email accountRead More

Sports view

Sports view

Sports View March 26, 2015 at 2:10 am 0 comments

By Jordan Kobritz   Readers of this space know that yours truly will never be elected president of the NCAA fan club.  I have taken the NCAA to task on a number of occasions and anyone with a passing familiarity with how the governing body operates knows there is noRead More