Archive for April, 2015

Sports View: MLB to use metal detectors

Sports View: MLB to use metal detectors

Sports, Sports View April 28, 2015 at 10:24 pm 0 comments

By Jordan Kobritz A day at the ballpark now begins like an airplane flight. Major League Baseball required all 30 teams to install metal detectors at their entrance gates prior to the beginning of the 2015 season. A few teams installed metal detectors last year and many others had securityRead More

Carson-Newman summer swim camp

Carson-Newman summer swim camp

Local News, Local Sports, Sports April 28, 2015 at 10:11 pm 0 comments

By Adam Cavalier Carson-Newman swim coach Paige McCord has set her swim technique camp for June 11-13 from 12:30–4 p.m. each day. Campers will learn techniques for mastering the butterfly, breast and back strokes.  In addition, attendees can expect correct techniques for turns and flip turns. All ages are welcomeRead More

Tourism to Great Smoky Mountains National Park creates $806 Million in economic benefit

Tourism to Great Smoky Mountains National Park creates $806 Million in economic benefit

Arts & Culture, Local News April 28, 2015 at 9:53 pm 0 comments

Report shows visitor spending supports 12,759 jobs in local economy GSMNP (press release)—A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 10,099,276 visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2014 spent $806,719,900 in communities near the park. That spending supported 12,759 jobs in the local area. “After a recordRead More

Corey Bruce Patrick charged with second degree murder

Corey Bruce Patrick charged with second degree murder

Local News, Police Reports April 28, 2015 at 9:17 pm 0 comments

By Sharry Dedman-Beard Corey Bruce Patrick, 34, of Hurricane Mills, Tenn., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Knoxville, to second degree murder resulting from an automobile crash involving alcohol and high-speed in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Patrick agreed to waive indictment and plead guilty to information chargingRead More

Pets Without Parents and HeySmokies.com announce donation box partnership

Pets Without Parents and HeySmokies.com announce donation box partnership

Local News April 28, 2015 at 6:03 pm 0 comments

By Kelly Mott Pets Without Parents and HeySmokies.com announce their donation box partnership to raise needed funds for the local non-profit. Although HeySmokies.com gives away its colorful, round stickers for free in local businesses, donation boxes are being set up to encourage contributions to Sevier County’s “no-kill” shelter which provides compassionateRead More

Tennessee tourism tops 100 million visitors

Tennessee tourism tops 100 million visitors

2014 Visitor Volume is Record-breaking By Amanda Stravinsky For the first time in history, Tennessee travel has exceeded 100 million domestic person stays; it was announced by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development today. Tourism results for 2014 recently reported by D.K. Shifflet & Associates confirm a record-breaking year forRead More

Muslims will outnumber Christians by 2050

Muslims will outnumber Christians by 2050

By Dwight L. Schwab, Jr. While the world is not noticing, Muslims will nearly equal the number of Christians by the year 2050 it was reported Monday by Pew Research. Christianity will remain the world’s largest religious group in the coming decades, but Islam will grow faster than any otherRead More

East Tennessee moonshiners sentenced

East Tennessee moonshiners sentenced

Local News, News, Police Reports April 28, 2015 at 3:06 pm 0 comments

By Sharry Dedman-Beard Jack Mayfield, Jr., 49, of Newport, Tenn., and James Carrol Hickman, 41, of Dandridge, Tenn., have each been convicted and sentenced for aiding and abetting in the illegal production of distilled spirits by a person who was not an authorized distiller (illegal production of “moonshine”). In OctoberRead More

George Jones museum opens

George Jones museum opens

Entertainment, News, State News April 28, 2015 at 2:54 pm 0 comments

Country music’s finest turn out for gala opening By Kirt Webster Some of the biggest stars in country music turned out for a red carpet event to commemorate the grand opening of the George Jones Museum, celebrating the life and work of one of the icons of country music. MoreRead More

Pets for Adoption

Pets for Adoption

Local News April 28, 2015 at 2:32 pm 0 comments

Fatty McGee is a 2 year old Lab/Basset Mix waiting for a good home and Laura is a 3 month old Calico Cat also hoping to be adopted soon.  Adoption fee for Fatty McGee is $100 and $50 for Laura. Fees cover their first set of vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchip. The GnattyRead More