Archive for April, 2015

Dixie Melody Boys to play in Morristown

Dixie Melody Boys to play in Morristown

Entertainment, Local News April 29, 2015 at 1:40 am 0 comments

MORRISTOWN (press release)—One of Gospel music’s most popular quartets, The Dixie Melody Boys, will be featured at  the Morningside Baptist Church in Morristown, Tenn. on Sunday, May 10. The Quartet will share their unique, four-part harmony, during the 10:45 a.m. service. Since organizing over five decades ago, The Dixie MelodyRead More

Mickey Gilley receives high honors with ACM Triple Crown Award

Mickey Gilley receives high honors with ACM Triple Crown Award

Entertainment, Local News April 29, 2015 at 1:27 am 0 comments

By Kirt Webster The legendary Mickey Gilley, who has appeared in Pigeon Forge on numerous occasions and will be performing at the Country Tonite Theatre on September, 25, is celebrating a new milestone as the recipient of the 2015 ACM Triple Crown Award.  It’s the Academy’s recognition of artists whoRead More

Power and politics: America is a liberal nation

Power and politics: America is a liberal nation

News, Politics, Power & Politics April 29, 2015 at 1:14 am 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion The American electorate is fundamentally liberal. Solid majorities support liberal positions almost across the board, even if Congress is decidedly more conservative. Polls taken this month shows 61 percent support for same sex marriage, has a margin of 16 points. 53 percent of the public supports legalizingRead More

George Hawkins announces his candidacy for Gatlinburg City Council

George Hawkins announces his candidacy for Gatlinburg City Council

Local News April 29, 2015 at 1:04 am 0 comments

Gatlinburg (press release)-  George Hawkins served four terms encompassing twelve years on the Gatlinburg City Council over three decades—the 70s, the 80s, the 90s—and now it is time to elect George Hawkins again May 19, 2015. Gatlinburg once again needs George’s innovative ideas and strong leadership to help bring moreRead More

Pigeon droppings: Kevin Wilson

Pigeon droppings: Kevin Wilson

Entertainment, Pigeon Droppings April 29, 2015 at 12:47 am 0 comments

By Bob Hamill Kevin Wilson got his start in show business on a fluke. He was well into his teen years when his mother entered him in the local 4-H talent contest. He didn’t know much about anything in performing. The first time Kevin sang on stage it was anRead More

Identity theft: you talkin’ to me?

Identity theft: you talkin’ to me?

Identity Theft April 29, 2015 at 12:38 am 0 comments

By Jim Eastin One of the most famous lines comes from “Taxi Driver” when Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) says to himself in the mirror, “You talkin’ to me? You talkin’ to me?” He is practicing dealing with someone he wants to fight. I want to suggest you do theRead More

From the Hart: Bonnaroo: closet capitalism on display

From the Hart: Bonnaroo: closet capitalism on display

Entertainment, From the Hart, Humor April 29, 2015 at 12:31 am 0 comments

By Ron Hart Every few years I attend Bonnaroo, for some unknown allure. Bonnaroo is a fantastic series of concerts on a 700-acre farm between Nashville and Chattanooga. It is like an annual Woodstock, where modern-day hippies and music lovers go to camp for four days and watch top bandsRead More

UT-VMC emergency room tails:  Marley’s Decision

UT-VMC emergency room tails: Marley’s Decision

Tails from the ER April 29, 2015 at 12:16 am 0 comments

By Dr. Amanda Rainey Sometimes it’s hard to know what the right thing to do is. This is true in life and in medicine, both human and veterinary. Marley was one such case that we experienced recently at the UT-VMC ER Service. Marley had been referred from her primary veterinarianRead More

Southern style: fear itself

Southern style: fear itself

Southern Style April 28, 2015 at 11:51 pm 0 comments

By Randall Franks “We have nothing to fear but fear itself” were some words that the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt shared with the nation at a time when the people were in need of comfort. Do you ever find yourself afraid? It manifests itself differently sometimes depending on theRead More

Smokies to play live nationally televised game on June 18

Smokies to play live nationally televised game on June 18

By Andrew Green Smokies Stadium will play host to a live nationally televised audience on Thursday, June 18, as the Tennessee Smokies’ matchup against the Mississippi Braves will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network as the network’s ‘Game of the Week’, as announced by Minor League Baseball. That evening’s contestRead More