Archive for May, 2015

Beans and Cornbread Festival a huge success

Beans and Cornbread Festival a huge success

By Marci Claude The Gatlinburg Beans and Cornbread Festival presented by Bush Brothers & Co. drew more than 3,000 people to the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg. Attendees of the Beans and Cornbread Festival were pleasantly surprised by celebrity appearances from Nan Kelley, host of “Great American Country’s Top 20 CountryRead More

Harlem Globetrotters’ summer basketball camps coming to Rocky Top Sports World

Harlem Globetrotters’ summer basketball camps coming to Rocky Top Sports World

  “Fun through the fundamentals” with stars of the world’s most famous basketball team By Alex Shelton The world famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their unique brand of basketball fun to Rocky Top Sports World during Harlem Globetrotters Summer Basketball Camps, June 20 and 21. Instructors and camp coaches willRead More

District Attorney Jimmy Dunn receives honor

District Attorney Jimmy Dunn receives honor

Local News, News May 26, 2015 at 12:35 pm 0 comments

By James W. Pectol Walters State Community College honored four individuals with its highest honor: the Distinguished Alumni Award. The awards were presented at the annual meeting of the Walters State Foundation trustees at the college’s Morristown campus. Recipients of the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award are James “Jimmy” Dunn ofRead More

Internet scams

Internet scams

News, Technology May 24, 2015 at 9:55 pm 0 comments

By Jean Smith While people may chuckle and joke about receiving emails from the Prince of Nigeria—who needs you to send him money to secure an inheritance—Internet scams are happening all over the world every single day. And for those who are victim to them, they are nothing to laughRead More

Only licensed professionals can operate sky lanterns in Tennessee

Only licensed professionals can operate sky lanterns in Tennessee

Local News, State News May 24, 2015 at 6:58 pm 1 comment

By Kevin Walters As the summer’s busy festival season gets underway, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds Tennesseans that sky lanterns—which are unmanned airborne paper lanterns fueled by flame—can only be operated by licensed fireworks professionals. Legislation passed in 2011 (TCA § 68-104-101(9) defines sky lanterns as special fireworksRead More

Letter to the editor: to my fellow Americans

Letter to the editor: to my fellow Americans

Letter to the editor May 23, 2015 at 1:21 pm 0 comments

  I would like to offer an observation concerning Memorial Day and its significance. Too many of our younger generation don’t understand, or haven’t been taught, the meaning behind this holiday. Some of our older population seems no longer to remember or care. I was not born in this country,Read More

Signups open for Griffin’s Elite Catching Camp

Signups open for Griffin’s Elite Catching Camp

Local News, Local Sports, Sports May 22, 2015 at 2:41 am 0 comments

By Adam Cavalier Carson-Newman head baseball coach Tom Griffin has set the dates for his annual elite catching camp for June 21-23. Griffin has 25 years of coaching experience at the college level. He has been a catching instructor and speaker at various camps and clinics. Griffin is the producerRead More

Sports View: thoughts and musings on the Wells Report and its aftermath

Sports View: thoughts and musings on the Wells Report and its aftermath

Sports, Sports View May 22, 2015 at 2:33 am 0 comments

By Jordan Kobritz    Wells’ conclusion that it was “more probable than not” that low-level Patriots’ employees were playing fast and loose with the air pressure in the game balls used in this year’s AFC Championship game is typical NFLese. It’s the legal equivalent of the “preponderance of the evidence”Read More

Top 100 Prospect Billy McKinney joins Smokies

Top 100 Prospect Billy McKinney joins Smokies

Local Sports, National Sports, Sports May 22, 2015 at 2:10 am 0 comments

By Andrew Green The Chicago Cubs announced a series of transactions that impacts their Double-A affiliate Tennessee Smokies roster prior to tonight’s contest against the Montgomery Biscuits at Smokies Stadium. Outfielder Billy McKinney has been transferred to Tennessee from High-A Myrtle Beach. Prior to this season, the 20-year-old was ratedRead More

Aldrete earns All-SEC nod for second straight year

Aldrete earns All-SEC nod for second straight year

Local Sports, Sports May 22, 2015 at 2:00 am 0 comments

By Stephen K. Lee Annie Aldrete earned All-SEC honors for the second-straight year, Meghan Gregg and Scarlet McSwain were named to the Freshman All-SEC team and Rainey Gaffin picked up SEC All-Defensive accolades on Tuesday as the Southeastern Conference announced its 2015 annual awards. Aldrete garnered Second Team All-SEC honorsRead More