Archive for July, 2015

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2015 schedules released

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2015 schedules released

Entertainment, State News July 30, 2015 at 5:20 am 0 comments

BRISTOL, TN/VA (press release)—The 15th Annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion has released its 2015 Artist Day Schedule for fans Sept. 18–20 in historic downtown Bristol. Headliners Steve Earle and The Dukes and Delbert McClinton will both perform Sept. 20, Dr. Dog on Friday and Josh Ritter & The RoyalRead More

Jim Halsey honored with American Eagle Award

Jim Halsey honored with American Eagle Award

Entertainment, State News July 30, 2015 at 4:55 am 0 comments

By Kirt Webster The National Music Council honored one of the industry’s most beloved and successful impresarios at the 32nd Annual American Eagle Awards. Country Music Hall of Fame inductees the Oak Ridge Boys presented Jim Halsey with the award, which comes in recognition for his lifetime commitment to musicRead More

Dinner diva: eight quick picks for a beach picnic

Dinner diva: eight quick picks for a beach picnic

Dinner Diva July 30, 2015 at 4:44 am 0 comments

By Leanne Ely Oh lazy, hazy beach days, one of the most wonderful things about summer. And what’s a day at the beach without a cooler full of goodies? But one must be strategic when it comes to packing food for the beach. Why? Because there is sand. And hotRead More

Connie’s kitchen: Beer, bacon and cheese dip

Connie’s kitchen: Beer, bacon and cheese dip

Connie’s kitchen July 30, 2015 at 4:29 am 0 comments

By Connie Emmons Let this tasty treat be your next hit. My favorite way is to add the chorizo and serve with warm tortilla chips. This is also great to dip soft or hard pretzels in and can be made a day or two ahead of time for a stress-freeRead More

Bristol to transform into largest college football venue for “Battle at Bristol”

Bristol to transform into largest college football venue for “Battle at Bristol”

National Sports, Sports, State News July 30, 2015 at 4:07 am 0 comments

BRISTOL (press release)—The Bristol Motor Speedway, in just over a year from now, will transform the legendary speedway into the world’s largest football stadium for the inaugural Battle at Bristol, college football’s largest in attendance game to be held September 10, 2016. The event will feature a border battle betweenRead More

Cubs Zac Rosscup joins Smokies on Major League rehab assignment

Cubs Zac Rosscup joins Smokies on Major League rehab assignment

Local Sports, National Sports, Sports July 30, 2015 at 3:48 am 0 comments

By Andrew Green The Chicago Cubs announced a transaction that impacts their Double-A affiliate Tennessee Smokies roster. Cubs left-handed reliever Zac Rosscup has joined the Smokies on a Major League rehab assignment as he recovers from left shoulder inflammation. Prior to his injury, the 27-year-old compiled a 2-1 record andRead More

Carson-Newman track receives academic honors

Carson-Newman track receives academic honors

Sports, State News July 28, 2015 at 9:16 pm 0 comments

By Adam Cavalier Two Carson-Newman track and field athletes and both men’s and women’s teams have been presented with academic accolades from the US Track and Field and Cross Country Association. Tiana Mills and Tanner Stepp were both  named to the USTFCCC’s All-Academic teams for touting GPAs higher than 3.5Read More

Peyton establishes the Chattanooga Heroes Fund for servicemen’s families

Peyton establishes the Chattanooga Heroes Fund for servicemen’s families

National News, State News July 28, 2015 at 8:56 pm 0 comments

CHATTANOOGA (press release)—Peyton Manning has established the Chattanooga Heroes Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga to support the families of those who lost their lives as well as those who were wounded in the tragic shootings on July 16. Manning has made an initial contribution to the ChattanoogaRead More

Sports view

Sports view

Sports, Sports View July 28, 2015 at 8:34 pm 0 comments

By Jordan Kobritz With colleges on the cusp of pre-season football practice, there’s an off-field battle worth keeping an eye on: Coaches vs. medical personnel. Head coaches at a majority of the big-time college football programs insist on hiring, supervising and firing the doctors and athletic trainers that attend toRead More

Power & politics: voters in both parties value authenticity

Power & politics: voters in both parties value authenticity

Politics, Power & Politics July 28, 2015 at 8:21 pm 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion Donald Trump has had a very good week in politics. After a series of highly visible conflicts with Sen. John McCain, Gov. Rick Perry, Sen. Lindsey Graham, CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Iowa’s largest paper The Des Moines Register, Trump has catapulted into the spot of top RepublicanRead More