Archive for August, 2015

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley: small town elections

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley: small town elections

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley August 30, 2015 at 1:50 am 0 comments

By Kevin Slimp Elections have always been big deals in small towns and Lennox Valley is no exception. Winning an elected office is one of the few ways to be a big fish in a community like “The Valley.” About your only other options are serving on a church boardRead More

Dandridge’s Bush Beans sponsors festival and cook-off

Dandridge’s Bush Beans sponsors festival and cook-off

Arts & Culture, State News August 27, 2015 at 2:59 pm 0 comments

CHARLESTON (press release)—The International Cowpea Festival & Cook-off is a celebration of the local agricultural past and will take place Sept. 12 at the public park in Charleston, Tenn. In the early 1900s, Charleston, Tenn. was once known as the Cowpea Capital of the United States. Today, the town celebratesRead More

Church separated by State St., not Jefferson, in Boise

Church separated by State St., not Jefferson, in Boise

Capitols & Churches August 27, 2015 at 2:40 pm 0 comments

By Gary Flanagan The subtle symbolism of Thomas Jefferson’s metaphor in a letter continues in Boise, Idaho. The address of the state Capitol of Idaho is 700 West Jefferson Street. This street runs directly in front of the Capitol. However, the street running East to West behind the Capitol isRead More

Carson-Newman football receives votes in preseason AFCA poll

Carson-Newman football receives votes in preseason AFCA poll

Sports August 27, 2015 at 2:19 pm 0 comments

By Adam Cavalier Carson-Newman football received votes and is four spots out of the top 25 in the preseason American Football Coaches Association poll. This marks the first year since 2012 that the Eagles have started out the season without rank in the AFCA poll. After taking back-to-back losses inRead More

All-American Jenna Wilson named volunteer assistant

All-American Jenna Wilson named volunteer assistant

Sports August 27, 2015 at 1:56 pm 0 comments

By Adam Cavalier Carson-Newman volleyball’s first All-American, Jenna Wilson, has been named a volunteer assistant for the upcoming season coach Dan Ahiers announced Monday afternoon. Wilson played her senior year of 2014 in Mossy Creek earning honorable mention All-American by AVCA and Daktronics. “I think it’s going to be aRead More

NFL alum Toribio joins football coaching staff

NFL alum Toribio joins football coaching staff

Sports August 27, 2015 at 1:47 pm 0 comments

By Adam Cavalier Carson-Newman Head Coach, Ken Sparks has announced the addition of former Kansas City Chief and three-time All-SAC selection Anthony Toribio to his coaching staff. Toribio will assist coaching with the defensive line – the position he played at C-N and in the NFL. “It feels like home,”Read More

Lady Eagles in attendance for U.S. 7-2 shellacking of Costa Rica

Lady Eagles in attendance for U.S. 7-2 shellacking of Costa Rica

Sports August 27, 2015 at 1:33 pm 0 comments

By Matthew Osborne The Carson-Newman women’s soccer team kicked off the new school year in style as they watched the reigning Women’s World Cup champions play an international friendly at Finley Stadium on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. The Eagles were in attendance Wednesday evening as theRead More

Sunsphere once again site for 9-11 Memorial Stairclimb

Sunsphere once again site for 9-11 Memorial Stairclimb

State News August 25, 2015 at 9:51 pm 0 comments

KNOXVILLE (press release)—Once again the Memorial Stairclimb returns to Knoxville’s iconic Sunsphere. Participants will climb the stairs of the Sunsphere and surrounding steps equivalent to the 110 stories of the World Trade Center honoring the 343 FDNY Firefighters who gave their lives on September 11, 2001 while saving the livesRead More

Inaugural Native American music and cultural festival

Inaugural Native American music and cultural festival

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Local News August 25, 2015 at 9:14 pm 0 comments

TOWNSEND (press release) —The inaugural Mountain Magic: Native American Music and Cultural Festival will take place Aug. 28–29 at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. Enjoy the sounds of Native American flute music, demonstrations, and art. Nationally-acclaimed, award-winning Native American musicians will perform both days. Concerts Friday and Saturday in theRead More

From the Hart: Hillary and her CAD: Control/Alt/Delete

From the Hart: Hillary and her CAD: Control/Alt/Delete

From the Hart, Humor August 25, 2015 at 8:43 pm 0 comments

By Ron Hart After first refusing to, Hillary Clinton announced that she “turned over” her illegal private server to the FBI last week. Knowing the FBI would be coming for it, she deleted more than 30,000 emails (a crime) on her illegal, government business, home server.  In saying that “sheRead More