Archive for July, 2015

From the Hart: Trump torpedoes Republicans

From the Hart: Trump torpedoes Republicans

From the Hart, Humor, Politics July 28, 2015 at 8:06 pm 0 comments

By Ron Hart Donald Trump, a heroic man who dodged serving in the Vietnam War on five deferments attributed to “bone spurs,” questioned Sen. John McCain’s war hero status. The two men then had a battle of egos, publicly calling each other names. It is sad. Usually white male RepublicansRead More

Southern style: enemies at the gate

Southern style: enemies at the gate

Southern Style July 28, 2015 at 7:36 pm 0 comments

By Randall Franks Heavy hearts are much of the emotions that surrounded me in the recent days. For those of you reading elsewhere, my home is near Chattanooga. That is the big town we head to for shopping, films, concerts and other activities. It isn’t unusual for my friends andRead More

UT-VMC emergency room tails: the chicken and the egg

UT-VMC emergency room tails: the chicken and the egg

Tails from the ER July 28, 2015 at 7:22 pm 0 comments

By Dr. Amanda Rainey We have all experienced times when situations become humorous even if in theory we should not be laughing. Once such experience happened to my students and I during an emergency shift last March. It had been a busy weekend and the cases continued to arrive longRead More

Gatlinburg named top resort community for conventions, meetings and events

Gatlinburg named top resort community for conventions, meetings and events

Local Sports July 28, 2015 at 7:07 pm 0 comments

By Alex Shelton Gatlinburg has been named by ConventionSouth editors as one of the top resort destinations for conventions, meetings and events. The editors of this convention-focused magazine are helping meeting and event planners take a fresh look at resort areas by exploring key components of booking future events atRead More

Titanic violin and Bible now on display in Pigeon Forge for limited time

Titanic violin and Bible now on display in Pigeon Forge for limited time

History, Local News, News, State News July 28, 2015 at 6:46 pm 0 comments

By Michael Williams The violin played by bandmaster Wallace Hartley as the Titanic slipped into its watery grave is now on display at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge. Along with the violin, in a separate display, is a Bible that belonged to a Knoxville minister who perished with almostRead More

Pets for adoption: Mickey, Barclay and Irvin

Pets for adoption: Mickey, Barclay and Irvin

Local News July 28, 2015 at 6:01 pm 0 comments

Mickey is a one-and-a-half year Min Pin looking for a good home and Barclay and Irvin are three-month Tabby cats hoping to be adopted soon. Adoption fee for Mickey is $100 and $50 for Barclay and Irvin each. Adoption fees cover their first set of vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchip. TheRead More

National Quartet Convention extends Pigeon Forge contract for 2016

National Quartet Convention extends Pigeon Forge contract for 2016

Entertainment, Local News July 28, 2015 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

Takes options through 2020 By Tom Adkinson The biggest event in Southern gospel music, the National Quartet Convention (NQC), has committed to a third year in Pigeon Forge in 2016 and has options on dates through 2020, according to Clarke Beasley, executive vice president of the NQC and the PigeonRead More

Jeep Invasion to move indoors at LeConte Center

Jeep Invasion to move indoors at LeConte Center

Local News July 28, 2015 at 5:08 pm 0 comments

PIGEON FORGE (press release)—More than 750 Jeeps and several thousand Jeep aficionados will come to Pigeon Forge for the Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion Aug. 29 in the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $5.00. Local and national Jeep parts vendors sellingRead More

National Park visitation continues to increase in 2015

National Park visitation continues to increase in 2015

News, Science & Environment July 28, 2015 at 4:50 pm 0 comments

GSMNP (press release)—Visitation to Great Smoky Mountains National Park is up eight percent through the first six months of 2015. Between January and June over 4.3 million visitors have enjoyed the nation’s most visited national park. In May 2015 alone, over 1 million visitors entered the park, the most everRead More

Dinner diva: poolside snacks for the kids

Dinner diva: poolside snacks for the kids

Dinner Diva July 27, 2015 at 9:37 pm 0 comments

By Leanne Ely You get the towels ready, the sunscreen applied and settle down to enjoy a few minutes of sun while the kids play in the pool only to hear, seconds later, the familiar refrain, “Can I have a snack?” Swimming seems to make children hungrier than anything elseRead More