Archive for April, 2015

Multi-talented Ronnie McDowell sings five year deal with Disney Fine Art

Multi-talented Ronnie McDowell sings five year deal with Disney Fine Art

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, News April 23, 2015 at 10:46 pm 0 comments

Original paintings available soon worldwide By Kirt Webster Country music sensation Ronnie McDowell is a true artist in every sense of the word. He’s known coast to coast for his chart-topping radio hits and showmanship from his sold-out performances and now he is being recognized for his original art work.Read More

Southern style: Sheriff Rosco, “Good googly oogly”

Southern style: Sheriff Rosco, “Good googly oogly”

Entertainment, Southern Style April 23, 2015 at 10:35 pm 0 comments

By Randall Franks While Friday nights during youth are often filled with dates or an evening out with friends, for much of my generation, there was an hour set aside for an evening in with friends – “The Dukes of Hazzard.” The show became a regular part of the livesRead More

From the Hart: Clinton runs! Now does she run from or to Obama?

From the Hart: Clinton runs! Now does she run from or to Obama?

From the Hart, Humor April 23, 2015 at 10:16 pm 0 comments

By Ron Hart Hillary just announced that she is running for president. So when she tells you, don’t forget to act surprised! Change is in the air. We who disagree with, and voice reasoned objections to, the liberal presidential policies of the Democratic Party can soon stop being called racistsRead More

Business profile: Ruth Wellborn, Ely’s Mill

Business profile: Ruth Wellborn, Ely’s Mill

Arts & Culture, Business Profiles April 22, 2015 at 11:52 pm 0 comments

By Jim Eastin When the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail in Gatlinburg is open, thousands of people each month pass by Ely’s Mill. Those who stop are in for a treat. Ely’s Mill has been the trail’s first sign of “city life” since 1925 when it was built by AndrewRead More

The roots of ISIS started after the first Gulf War

The roots of ISIS started after the first Gulf War

International News, News April 22, 2015 at 11:19 pm 0 comments

SAN FRANCISCO (press release)—As if the truth wasn’t known, it was reported Friday that many of the top leaders of the Islamic State terrorist group (ISIS) were members of brutal Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s inner circle, The Washington Post reports. Yet despite large numbers of foreign fighters, members of Iraq’sRead More

Pigeon droppings: Legoland, for kids of all ages

Pigeon droppings: Legoland, for kids of all ages

Opinion, Pigeon Droppings April 22, 2015 at 10:45 pm 0 comments

By Bob Hamill In 1947, a carpenter by the name of Ole Christiansen invented a toy that, to date, has sold over 400 billion bricks. These little bricks were unique in the industry in that they all interlocked using the peg and hole system. I remember when I was kidRead More

“Going Clear”: a review of HBO’s documentary uncovering Scientology’s secrets

“Going Clear”: a review of HBO’s documentary uncovering Scientology’s secrets

News, Opinion, Religion April 22, 2015 at 3:01 am 0 comments

By Matt Williams Virtually anyone who follows pop culture will remember when Tom Cruise jumped on the couch during The Oprah Winfrey Show and proclaimed his love for Katie Holmes. It has been parodied many times due to Cruise’s bizarre behavior that day and during subsequent sightings and interviews. ItRead More

Pets for adoption

Pets for adoption

Local News April 22, 2015 at 2:00 am 0 comments

Floppy is a 2-year-old Shepherd mix waiting for a good home and Simon is a Domestic Medium Hair Tuxedo cat also waiting to be adopted. Adoption fee for Floppy is $100 and $50 for Simon. Fees include their first set of vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchip. The Gnatty Branch Animal ShelterRead More

Park hosts free Junior Ranger Day

Park hosts free Junior Ranger Day

Arts & Culture, Education, Local News April 22, 2015 at 1:46 am 0 comments

GSMNP (press release)—Great Smoky Mountains National Park will celebrate Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, April 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with special activities at Sugarlands Visitor Center, Cades Cove Visitor Center, and Oconaluftee Visitor Center. Children and their families can join in a variety of free, hands-on activitiesRead More

Wild Wall waterslide opens at Wilderness at the Smokies Resort in Sevierville

Wild Wall waterslide opens at Wilderness at the Smokies Resort in Sevierville

Local News April 22, 2015 at 1:27 am 0 comments

By Ellen Liston The newest waterslide to debut at Wilderness at the Smokies resort is an exhilarating experience for thrill seekers who want splash, surprise and the sensation of extreme free-fall. Guests will start their adventure atop a 60-foot tower, where riders will board a two-person raft with a daringRead More