Archive for October, 2015

Connie’s kitchen: A new twist on your tacos

Connie’s kitchen: A new twist on your tacos

Connie’s kitchen October 24, 2015 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

By Connie Emmons I recently participated in the Wine On The Water Event held at Volunteer Landing. This is an annual event that brings large numbers of people wanting to sample your food and wines. I talked with Chef Warren Davis from Sysco and he had a great idea. CowboyRead More

Dinner diva: 10 fall super foods

Dinner diva: 10 fall super foods

Dinner Diva October 24, 2015 at 5:45 pm 0 comments

By Leanne Ely Harvest time is like Christmas for me. So many delicious and healthy foods are in season that I can hardly eat enough to get in all the foods I want to eat. I’m popping these healthy foods into my smoothies (sweet potatoes), soups (pumpkin), and desserts (pears).Read More

Reward offered in recent business burglaries

Reward offered in recent business burglaries

Local News October 24, 2015 at 5:35 pm 0 comments

 The owner of a local business that has allegedly been burglarized twice this month is offering a $500.00 (five-hundred dollar) reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person for the crimes. The Tudor House, located at 1417 Winfield Dunn Parkway, was reportedly burglarized in the earlyRead More

Burton pleads guilty to attempted enticement of a minor

Burton pleads guilty to attempted enticement of a minor

Police Reports, State News October 24, 2015 at 5:22 pm 0 comments

By Sharry Dedman-Beard Brian Michael Burton, 40, pleaded guilty before the Honorable Thomas A. Varlan, Chief U.S. District Judge in Knoxville, to attempting to entice a minor via the Internet to engage in unlawful sexual activity.  Sentencing was set for Feb. 25, 2016, in U.S. District Court. Burton faces aRead More

Heather Morgan sentenced for false statements to federal officers

Heather Morgan sentenced for false statements to federal officers

Police Reports, State News October 24, 2015 at 4:59 pm 0 comments

By Sharry Dedman-Beard Heather Morgan, 28, of Maryville, Tenn., was sentenced to serve 18 months in federal prison by the Honorable Thomas A. Varlan, Chief U.S. District Judge.  Upon her release from prison, Morgan will serve a two year period of supervised release. Morgan pleaded guilty to a federal grandRead More

Pigeon droppings: A tribute to Patsy Cline

Pigeon droppings: A tribute to Patsy Cline

Entertainment, Local News, Pigeon Droppings October 24, 2015 at 4:44 pm 0 comments

By Bob Hamill In my travels around the area I had heard there was another walk down memory lane theater besides the Pigeon Forge legend, Memories show. People would ask me where they could see the show that pays tribute to Patsy Cline. I was in the dark. About aRead More

Capitols and churches: When you return, look over there

Capitols and churches: When you return, look over there

Capitols & Churches October 24, 2015 at 4:28 pm 0 comments

By Gary Flanagan There were still 33 Capitols to visit. I lived in Tennessee and was technically unemployed. Yet, this woman that I met on the steps of the Voice of Praise Baptist Church near the Oklahoma State Capitol said that I will return. Was it just a casual remark?Read More

UT-VMC emergency room tails: “Puff,” the not so magic Dragon

UT-VMC emergency room tails: “Puff,” the not so magic Dragon

Tails from the ER October 24, 2015 at 3:53 pm 0 comments

By Dr. Amanda Rainey We see all kinds of animals through the UT-VMC ER Service.  This includes exotic species such as reptiles, birds, and small mammals like rabbits, guinea pigs, and ferrets.  So I shouldn’t have been surprised when I found myself the doctor in charge of a type ofRead More

From the Hart: Teenagers having less sex—I blame Libertarians

From the Hart: Teenagers having less sex—I blame Libertarians

From the Hart, Humor October 24, 2015 at 3:42 pm 0 comments

By Ron Hart The CDC reported a sharp drop in the number of teenagers having sex. About 44% of teenage girls admitted to it, down from 51% in 1988, the good ole Clinton years. Those who are having sex are using protection; teen births have plummeted 57% in the lastRead More

Drone documents leaked

Drone documents leaked

Power & Politics October 24, 2015 at 3:24 pm 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion A new whistleblower has come forward roughly two years after Edward Snowden leaked classified information about wide scale domestic and international spying operations carried out by the NSA. This new leaker whose identity who is still unknown leaked documents pertaining to America’s drone program, which has comeRead More