Archive for October, 2015

National Park plans prescribed burn in Cataloochee and Cades Cove

National Park plans prescribed burn in Cataloochee and Cades Cove

Local News, Science & Environment October 27, 2015 at 7:48 pm 0 comments

GSMNP (press release) Great Smoky Mountains National Park fire management officials are planning a 600-acre prescribed burn in the Canadian Top project area adjacent to Cataloochee Valley in North Carolina. Weather permitting, burn operations could begin as early as Monday, October 26, and may continue intermittently through early November. The burnRead More

The good folks of Lennox Valley

The good folks of Lennox Valley

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley October 27, 2015 at 7:39 pm 0 comments

By Kevin Slimp Perry Pratt was the kind of man everyone would want living in their hometown. As owner of Pratt’s Country Store, Perry was a friend of just about everybody in the Valley. With the closest real supermarket 16 miles away in Springfield, the good folks of Lennox ValleyRead More

Pigeon Droppings: Sweet Halloween

Pigeon Droppings: Sweet Halloween

Local News, Pigeon Droppings October 27, 2015 at 7:15 pm 0 comments

By Bob Hamill Halloween is one of my favorite holidays of the year. I remember my brothers and sisters getting ready for best night ever, as soon as we got out of school. Most of the costumes, we would make ourselves out of an old steamer trunk in the basementRead More

UT-VMC emergency room tails: Outmatched

UT-VMC emergency room tails: Outmatched

Tails from the ER October 27, 2015 at 7:01 pm 0 comments

By Dr. Amanda Rainey My Friday night shift at the UT-VMC ER had started off fairly busy, and just as we were getting a respiratory distress case stabilized and set up in our ICU another emergency page sounded overhead.  One of my students quickly made his way up front toRead More

Southern style: Karen Peck wins Dove Award, Oaks launch Christmas show

Southern style: Karen Peck wins Dove Award, Oaks launch Christmas show

Entertainment, Southern Style October 27, 2015 at 6:42 pm 0 comments

By Randall Franks Karen Peck and New River won the Southern Gospel Album of the Year for their newest CD titled Pray Now. The Award was presented at the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards Ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee on October 13th. Wayne Haun produced the project. “We are deeply honoredRead More

Sports view:The bat flip seen ‘round the world

Sports view:The bat flip seen ‘round the world

Sports, Sports View October 27, 2015 at 6:29 pm 0 comments

By Jordan Kobritz “Celebrate good times, come on! (Let’s celebrate)…Let’s celebrate, it’s all right.”  Kool & the Gang Play the game right.  Respect the game.  Don’t show up your opponent.  These are among the Unwritten Rules of baseball that are handed down from one generation of ballplayers to the next.Read More

Four Vols Invited to 2016 USWNT Selection Camp

Four Vols Invited to 2016 USWNT Selection Camp

Sports, State News October 27, 2015 at 6:23 pm 0 comments

By Sean Barows Four former or current Tennessee softball players were among the 43 initial athletes chosen to participate in the 2016 USA Softball Women’s National Team Selection Camp as announced by The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball. Vols chosen to take part in the campRead More

Long receives second accolade in a week

Long receives second accolade in a week

Sports, State News October 27, 2015 at 6:05 pm 0 comments

By Adam Cavalier For the second time in as many days, Carson-Newman defensive end Justin Long has earned a post game plaudit for his two blocked kicks against Newberry. The Tennessee Sportswriters Association has named Long the defensive player of the week for the Volunteer State. He becomes Carson-Newman’s firstRead More

Wolf named to Mackey Award watch list

Wolf named to Mackey Award watch list

Sports, State News October 27, 2015 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

By Jason Yellin Tennessee sophomore tight end Ethan Wolf has been named to the John Mackey Award Midseason Watch List. The John Mackey Award is presented to the nation’s most outstanding collegiate tight end. Wolf has 15 catches for a team-best 213 yards with two touchdowns in 2015. Wolf hasRead More

Vol’s QB Dobbs up for Wuerffel Trophy

Vol’s QB Dobbs up for Wuerffel Trophy

Sports, State News October 27, 2015 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

By Jason Yellin Vols quarterback Joshua Dobbs is one of 93 student-athletes nominated for the 2015 Wuerffel Trophy, college football’s top community service award. Dobbs is currently a junior pursuing a major in Honors Aerospace Engineering and a minor in Business Administration. He is also a member of the University’sRead More