Archive for September, 2015

Dollywood’s Lightning Rod Coaster to be constructed in a litter free zone

Dollywood’s Lightning Rod Coaster to be constructed in a litter free zone

Entertainment, Local News September 29, 2015 at 3:51 pm 0 comments

By Wes Ramey Last month, Dollywood announced the addition of Lightning Rod, both the world’s fastest wood coaster and the world’s first launching wood coaster. While the thrilling $22 million ride marks the single largest attraction investment in The Dollywood Company’s history, that investment will extend to keeping the ride’sRead More

Pets for adoption: Benny and Harmony

Pets for adoption: Benny and Harmony

Local News September 29, 2015 at 3:39 pm 0 comments

Benny is a four-year-old black lab mix waiting for a good home and Harmony is a domestic shorthair mix also hoping to be adopted soon. Adoption fee for Benny is $100 and $50 for Harmony. Fees cover their first set of vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchip. The Gnatty Branch Animal ShelterRead More

Dinner diva: school house crock

Dinner diva: school house crock

Dinner Diva September 22, 2015 at 7:24 pm 0 comments

By Leanne Ely The other week, I started talking about the “S” word when I wrote about how freezer meals can get a nutritious meal on the table for those upcoming school nights. But if you can’t see yourself using the freezer to help plan and prepare meals ahead ofRead More

Connie’s kitchen: seafood

Connie’s kitchen: seafood

Connie’s kitchen September 22, 2015 at 7:10 pm 0 comments

By Connie Emmons I have always enjoyed breakfast for dinner. I am not sure if it is due to my taste buds being more awake or just the novelty of the idea. Whether it is scrambled eggs or french toast all seem to be extremely enjoyable in the evening. TheRead More

From the Hart: Hillary’s Hindenburg-like campaign

From the Hart: Hillary’s Hindenburg-like campaign

From the Hart, Humor, Politics September 22, 2015 at 6:57 pm 0 comments

By Ron Hart Hillary’s poll numbers are in free fall, so much so that she had to leave her vacation with friends in the Hamptons to return to her self-described “fight for the poor.” It was quite the sacrifice; it’s the best time to be at the beach. Cruising toRead More

Pigeon droppings: “two” scoops

Pigeon droppings: “two” scoops

Pigeon Droppings September 22, 2015 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

By Bob Hamill As the Regal Princess was majestically making her way to the port of Skagway, Alaska, I excitedly entered the Cafe’Del Sol, a cafeteria-style dining room nine decks above the cold Alaska Sea. It has a breath-taking panoramic view of all the magnificent splendor for which the countryRead More

UT-VMC emergency room tails: The snake in a jar

UT-VMC emergency room tails: The snake in a jar

Tails from the ER September 22, 2015 at 6:37 pm 0 comments

By Dr. Amanda Rainey The evening had been steady with emergency cases. Overall, it was going well. I had found time to talk with students about a few key points involving some of the patients. We had also shared a few laughs, which always makes the time more enjoyable. “WeRead More

The good folks of Lennox Valley: Valley tempers reach fever pitch in April ‘98

The good folks of Lennox Valley: Valley tempers reach fever pitch in April ‘98

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley September 22, 2015 at 6:20 pm 0 comments

By Kevin Slimp I like to tell people that Lennox Valley rests in a lovely place where two mountain ranges meet. The truth is that there are no mountain ranges. At least not within a few hundred miles of Lennox Valley. The area was first settled in the mid 1800sRead More

Three Sevier events named in top 100 events by American Bus Association

Three Sevier events named in top 100 events by American Bus Association

Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Local News, State News September 22, 2015 at 6:13 pm 0 comments

NASHVILLE (press release)—The American Bus Association released their 2016 Top 100 Events list. Seven are found in Tennessee. The ABA Top 100 judging committee selected Gatlinburg’s Fourth of July Celebration, Heroes, Hometowns and Legends and Rivers and Spires Festival in Clarksville, National Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg, Museum of Appalachia’sRead More

Pets for adoption: Tabbi and Chewy

Pets for adoption: Tabbi and Chewy

Local News September 22, 2015 at 6:02 pm 0 comments

Tabbi is a one-year-old schnauzer mix waiting for a good home and Chewy is a domestic long hair mix also hoping to be adopted soon. Adoption fee for Tabbi is $100 and $50 for Chewy. Fees include their first set of vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchip. The Gnatty Branch Animal ShelterRead More