Archive for August, 2015

Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort welcomes first guests

Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort welcomes first guests

Local News August 6, 2015 at 2:02 pm 0 comments

By Wes Ramey The Dollywood Company’s most anticipated project to date, Dollywood’s DreamMore ResortTM, opened its doors Monday creating a new chapter in the famed company’s 30-year history. Fittingly, Dolly Parton’s dream of adding a resort to the fun and excitement of her Smoky Mountain theme park comes true duringRead More

Rocky Top Sports World celebrates one year

Rocky Top Sports World celebrates one year

Local News, Local Sports, Sports August 4, 2015 at 10:54 pm 0 comments

New sports facility wins big with $17.5 million economic impact By Alex Shelton With one year of events and tournaments completed, amateur sports have made a big impact on the Smoky Mountain economy. July 2015 marks the one-year anniversary of the Rocky Top Sports World in Gatlinburg, Tenn. The facilityRead More

Nine-year-old Sevierville girl brings home two first place karate wins

Nine-year-old Sevierville girl brings home two first place karate wins

Arts & Culture, Local News August 4, 2015 at 5:10 pm 0 comments

GATLINBURG (press release)—Presli Stinnett placed first in fighting and first in forms at the IIKA Hall of Fame Karate Tournament held in Gatlinburg on Saturday. She is a student at Caton’s Chapel Elementary School and had only been taking karate lessons for about six months. Presli is one of manyRead More

Knox Co. man charged with TennCare doctor shopping

Knox Co. man charged with TennCare doctor shopping

Police Reports, State News August 4, 2015 at 4:44 pm 0 comments

NASHVILLE (press release)—A Knox County man is charged with TennCare fraud involving doctor shopping, or using TennCare to go to multiple providers in a short time period to obtain controlled substances. The Office of Inspector General (OIG), with the assistance of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, announced the arrest ofRead More

Veteran’s Homecoming Parade and Relics Show to be held August 29

Veteran’s Homecoming Parade and Relics Show to be held August 29

Arts & Culture, History, Local News August 4, 2015 at 4:05 pm 0 comments

By Michael Williams The Veterans’ Homecoming Parade and the Civil War Relics show, two annual events intended to honor our nation’s veterans and appeal to military historians and collectors of military memorabilia, will be held August 29 in Pigeon Forge. The parade was originally designated the Welcome Home Vietnam VeteransRead More

Fictional character Green Arrow to face WWE wrestler Stardust in match

Fictional character Green Arrow to face WWE wrestler Stardust in match

Checking the Gate, Entertainment August 4, 2015 at 3:40 pm 0 comments

By Craig Martin Professional wrestling is without a doubt one of the stranger forms of entertainment. It’s a mix of reality and fiction, sports and soap opera, comic books and bodybuilding. From the days of Frank Gotch and George Hackenschmidt hosting “wrestling exhibitions” at carnivals, to the massive, international WorldRead More

Reduce sun exposure to lower skin cancer risk

Reduce sun exposure to lower skin cancer risk

Health August 2, 2015 at 2:36 pm 0 comments

By Ioana Bonta, MD Only a generation ago, many people thought a suntan was healthy. Now we know it is not. In fact, doctors know a tan is actually a response to the skin being injured by the sun. And although a tan may not be as severe an injuryRead More