Archive for October, 2015

Vols Fall To #8 Crimson Tide, 19-14

Vols Fall To #8 Crimson Tide, 19-14

Sports, State News October 27, 2015 at 5:41 pm 0 comments

By Stephen K. Lee TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Despite a valiant performance by the Tennessee defense and a late offensive surge to seize the lead in the fourth quarter, the Vols fell to No. 8 Alabama, 19-14, on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Tennessee (3-4, 1-3 SEC) stayed within one score fromRead More

Saudi prince caught drug smuggling

Saudi prince caught drug smuggling

Power & Politics October 27, 2015 at 5:14 pm 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion On Tuesday, Prince Mohsin Bin Walid Bin Abdelaziz of Saudi Arabia’s ruling royal family was found smuggling large amounts of drugs into Lebanon. Abdelaziz was detained at a Beirut airport with several purported co-conspirators. Allegedly, Abdelaziz and his accomplices were “attempting to smuggle two tons of CaptagonRead More

Dick’s Sporting Goods announces grand opening celebration in Sevierville

Dick’s Sporting Goods announces grand opening celebration in Sevierville

Local News October 27, 2015 at 5:06 pm 0 comments

Customers are invited to enjoy three days of festivities PITTSBURGH (press release)—Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, will be opening its 16th store in Tennessee and 643rd store nationwide on Friday, October 30 at River Landing in Sevierville, Tenn. (713 Winfield Dunn Parkway).Read More

Sevierville announces harvest decoration contest winners

Sevierville announces harvest decoration contest winners

Local News October 27, 2015 at 4:34 pm 0 comments

By Amanda Marr The Sevierville Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of the 2015 Harvest Festival Decoration Contest. Thirty-one businesses entered their autumn-themed displays in this year’s competition. Judging criteria included use of plant material, creativity, appearance and use of color. Festive displays include pumpkins, mums, scarecrows and cornstalksRead More

New attraction: Dry zorbing at Outdoor Gravity Park, Pigeon Forge

New attraction: Dry zorbing at Outdoor Gravity Park, Pigeon Forge

Entertainment, Local News October 27, 2015 at 4:21 pm 0 comments

DRYGO product launch, November 4, 2015 By Allen Skinn Outdoor Gravity Park, one of Pigeon Forge’s newest family fun attractions, is adding dry zorbing with a new invention, DRYGO. There are only two locations in the world that have DRYGO, New Zealand and Pigeon Forge. DRYGO is a plastic threeRead More

Halloween hazard: Non-prescription lenses cause eye damage

Halloween hazard: Non-prescription lenses cause eye damage

Health, News October 27, 2015 at 4:07 pm 0 comments

By Michael Williams Colored contact lenses enhance Halloween costumes. Consumers can purchase them over the Internet that resemble cat eyes, blood-drenched vampire eyes and other themes that add a spooky touch to an outfit. Doctors with the American Academy of Ophthalmology, however, warn against the use of such devices citingRead More

Gatlinburg Winterfest and Chili Cookoff

Gatlinburg Winterfest and Chili Cookoff

Local News October 27, 2015 at 3:23 pm 0 comments

By Alex Shelton Gatlinburg will kickoff the 26th year of Smoky Mountain Winterfest with the annual Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff presented by Bush Brothers and Company and Winter Magic Kickoff on Wednesday, November 11 from 5 p.m.–8 p.m. on the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg. City dignitaries will signify the start ofRead More

Pets for adoption: Prince & Ariana

Pets for adoption: Prince & Ariana

Local News October 27, 2015 at 3:10 pm 0 comments

Prince is a lab/dalmatian mix waiting for a good home and Ariana is a marble tabby cat also hoping to be adopted soon. Adoption fee for Prince is $100 and $50 for Ariana. Fees cover the first set of vaccination, spay/neuter and microchip. The Gnatty Branch Animal Shelter is openRead More

The force of  “Star Wars” crashes movie ticket sites

The force of “Star Wars” crashes movie ticket sites

Checking the Gate, Entertainment October 24, 2015 at 6:24 pm 0 comments

By Craig Martin The months and months of hype have paid off for Disney and Lucasfilm this week, as theater chains began offering the ever so tantalizing advance ticket sales for J.J. Abrams “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which hits theaters worldwide on December 18. However, along with the announcement,Read More

First multistate craft beer trail in the U.S. unveiled

First multistate craft beer trail in the U.S. unveiled

State News October 24, 2015 at 6:02 pm 0 comments

By Cindy Dupree The Brewly Noted Beer Trail, the nation’s first multi-state craft beer trail, has been officially unveiled. Brewly Noted covers the Tri-Cities region of Tennessee and Virginia. The trail currently consists of nine breweries, along with dozens of tourism locations in both states that create a special craftRead More