Archive for June, 2015

Dollywood’s Great American Summer gives families more time for fun

Dollywood’s Great American Summer gives families more time for fun

Entertainment, Local News June 26, 2015 at 1:32 am 0 comments

New shows, dance parties, fireworks, extended park hours highlight annual summer tradition By Wes Ramey Dollywood’s Great American Summer (lasting until Aug. 2) provides the ideal atmosphere for families to create lifelong memories thanks to a number of new entertainment offerings, extended park hours and a nightly fireworks show. It’sRead More

Convicted felon found guilty of possessing firearm in Facebook photos

Convicted felon found guilty of possessing firearm in Facebook photos

News, Police Reports, State News June 23, 2015 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

By Sharry Dedman-Beard Following a two-day trial in U.S. District Court in Knoxville, Malik First Born Allah Farrad, a.k.a. Marvin Maurice Buckles, 41, of Johnson City, Tenn., was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Sentencing is set for 10:00 a.m., Oct. 29, 2015. Farrad faces aRead More

Georgian delegation visits Eastern District of Tennessee

Georgian delegation visits Eastern District of Tennessee

By Sharry Dedman-Beard During June a group of official delegates from the Republic of Georgia will visit the United States to learn about the U.S. criminal justice system and enhance their efforts to modernize their justice sector/system. The visit will begin in Washington, DC, where the delegates will meet withRead More

Smokies announce roster moves

Smokies announce roster moves

Local Sports, Sports June 23, 2015 at 6:34 pm 0 comments

Ramirez joins Smokies on MLB rehab assignment By Andrew Green The Chicago Cubs announced right-hander Neil Ramirez assigned to their Double-A affiliate Tennessee Smokies roster. Cubs right-handed reliever Neil Ramirez has joined the Smokies on a Major League Rehab Assignment as he recovers from right shoulder inflammation. Prior to beingRead More

Smokies catcher Kyle Schwarber promoted to the Cubs

Smokies catcher Kyle Schwarber promoted to the Cubs

Local Sports, Sports June 23, 2015 at 6:26 pm 0 comments

22-year-old becomes second player in Cubs era to be called up directly to Chicago from Tennessee. By Andrew Green The Chicago Cubs announced Tuesday that they have selected the contract of Tennessee Smokies catcher Kyle Schwarber, and has joined the club prior to their contest this evening against the ClevelandRead More

Connie’s kitchen

Connie’s kitchen

Connie’s kitchen June 23, 2015 at 5:48 pm 0 comments

By Connie Emmons Wraps have become increasingly popular. One can even found them at McDonald’s. I’m a believer that homemade food both tastes better and is better for you than fast food selections. Here are a couple of my favorite wrap receipts. Veggie brown rice wraps 1 med bell pepperRead More

Dinner diva: diet-friendly snack ideas and restaurant tips

Dinner diva: diet-friendly snack ideas and restaurant tips

Dinner Diva, Health June 23, 2015 at 5:36 pm 0 comments

By Leanne Ely If one is traveling or on vacation, as many people are this time of year, there are easy ways to “stay on plan” without feeling deprived. Nature has provided us with plenty of healthy grab-and-go options, though we seem to think that suitable food for traveling involvesRead More

UT-VMC emergency room tails: an other-worldly experience

UT-VMC emergency room tails: an other-worldly experience

Tails from the ER June 23, 2015 at 5:23 pm 0 comments

By Dr. Amanda Rainey Working in veterinary medicine, especially in the ER setting, has provided me with very memorable moments. One of them came to mind recently and gave my students a chuckle when I told them the story late on a Saturday night. This particular incidence happened earlier inRead More

From the Hart: Obama has built his American Dream: a dependent welfare state

From the Hart: Obama has built his American Dream: a dependent welfare state

From the Hart June 23, 2015 at 5:07 pm 0 comments

By Ron Hart The “wars” on poverty, drugs and terrorism have failed. The goals are noble on the surface, but they have been used—with scant results—to tax us more, employ more government workers and expand the power of Washington. All three “wars” have benefited only one group of people: theRead More

Southern style: assure the people we place our faith in are real

Southern style: assure the people we place our faith in are real

Southern Style June 23, 2015 at 4:58 pm 0 comments

By Randall Franks The airwaves are filled with those now beginning to say that they are the best choice to lead our country, our states, counties and cities. I am honored to serve in my hometown as a council member. I am therefore speaking not only as someone who isRead More