Archive for August, 2015

UT-VMC emergency room tails: lucky Lucy

UT-VMC emergency room tails: lucky Lucy

Tails from the ER August 25, 2015 at 8:35 pm 0 comments

By Dr. Amanda Rainey It was a busy Sunday afternoon at the UT-VMC ER when the overhead page from the front desk alerted us that another patient had arrived to be seen. The fourth year student on duty ventured up front yet again and soon returned with a tiny blackRead More

Southern style: the creeping doldrums

Southern style: the creeping doldrums

Southern Style August 25, 2015 at 8:29 pm 0 comments

By Randall Franks Do you ever find yourself enjoying a perfectly good day and then before your know what has happened you find yourself in the midst of a spell of listlessness or despondency? Those energetic goals that were there when you woke up have slipped back down deep underRead More

Pigeon droppings: an entertainer worthy of a single name

Pigeon droppings: an entertainer worthy of a single name

Entertainment, Pigeon Droppings August 25, 2015 at 8:23 pm 0 comments

By Bob Hamill Doronte is is an entertainer worthy of a single name status. You know, artists that use only their first names and you know who it is. People like Cher, Celine, Frank and Barbra. Born and raised in Atlanta, Doronte was raised by his mother and grandmother untilRead More

Pets for adoption: Harley Bea & Ruby

Pets for adoption: Harley Bea & Ruby

Local News August 25, 2015 at 7:51 pm 0 comments

Harley Bea is a 1 year old Pointer Mix looking for a good home and Ruby is a 2 year old Domestic Short Hair Mix also hoping to be adopted soon. Adoption fee for Harley Bea is $100 and $50 for Ruby.  Fees cover their first set of vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchip.Read More

Gatlinburg and Sevierville Chambers host joint legislative session

Gatlinburg and Sevierville Chambers host joint legislative session

Business, Local News August 25, 2015 at 7:38 pm 0 comments

By Marci Claude The Gatlinburg and Sevierville Chambers of Commerce are jointly presenting a fall Legislative event, Two Chambers One Voice with U.S. Congressman Phil Roe on Friday, August 28. The Congressman will address important issues in Washington, D.C. that affect small businesses. There will be a brief question andRead More

The Band Perry added to Dollywood’s Showcase of Stars

The Band Perry added to Dollywood’s Showcase of Stars

Entertainment, Local News August 25, 2015 at 7:13 pm 0 comments

By Wes Ramey Dollywood hosts The Band Perry in concert as part of the Showcase of Stars on Saturday, Sept. 19th and  the show will benefit Imagination Library. One of the most dynamic acts in music today, the sibling trio proved to be a powerful new force when they deliveredRead More

Dolly Parton’s “Coat of Many Colors” will air in December

Dolly Parton’s “Coat of Many Colors” will air in December

Entertainment, Local News August 25, 2015 at 7:03 pm 0 comments

NBC’s holiday film based on iconic country singer’s remarkable upbringing in rural Tennessee By Kirt Webster NBC has announced that its upcoming holiday film “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” will air Thursday, Dec. 10 from 9–11 p.m. (EST). “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” is based on the inspiring,Read More

Ripken Baseball Experience Pigeon Forge names David Bounds general manager

Ripken Baseball Experience Pigeon Forge names David Bounds general manager

Local News, Local Sports, Sports August 25, 2015 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

By Katy Ford Ripken Baseball today announced David Bounds as the General Manager for The Ripken Experience, Pigeon Forge youth baseball complex. With nearly a decade of experience as an employee for Ripken Baseball, Bounds has contributed to the brand’s growth at both its Aberdeen and Myrtle Beach locations. “IRead More

Public invited to experience the second biggest boom in Bristol

Public invited to experience the second biggest boom in Bristol

Entertainment, State News August 25, 2015 at 6:08 pm 0 comments

BRISTOL (press release)—The general public is invited to see “the granddaddy of all pyrotechnics displays” as two nights of fireworks will be set off Sept. 11–12 at the Thunder Valley Bristol Dragway. The fireworks will be the closing celebrations of the National Fireworks Expo happening Sept. 8-12 in Kingsport. BuyersRead More

Harnessing electrochemistry with Earth-abundant materials

Harnessing electrochemistry with Earth-abundant materials

Science & Environment, Technology August 25, 2015 at 5:30 pm 0 comments

By Rylan Bledsoe All over the world people are changing the climate of the energy industry. National figures show the installed price per watt of solar energy is dropping. Yet, major energy companies are not adopting renewable energy sources at substantial rates. Many communities still rely on fossil fuels becauseRead More