Archive for October, 2015

UT-VMC emergency room tails: blocked

UT-VMC emergency room tails: blocked

Tails from the ER October 6, 2015 at 7:05 pm 0 comments

By Dr. Amanda Rainey It had been a busy Monday at the UT-VMC ER, but by the time I arrived for my evening shift things had quieted down a bit. The night intern and I rounded on the ICU cases with the departing day staff, and settled in with ourRead More

From the Hart: Orange is the new back-out

From the Hart: Orange is the new back-out

From the Hart, Humor, Politics October 6, 2015 at 6:54 pm 0 comments

By Ron Hart Speaker of the House Boehner’s sudden resignation resulted in a chain reaction of Republicans looking to fill the leadership void he has occupied for five years. The “barbarians at the gate,” conservatives demanding Boehner’s resignation, might be quelled in the short run. But herding the cats ofRead More

18-year-old student starts endowment at APSU

18-year-old student starts endowment at APSU

Health, Local News, State News October 6, 2015 at 6:07 pm 0 comments

By Kevin Walters The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office marks the state’s first recognized Carbon Monoxide Awareness Day by reminding Tennesseans to protect themselves and their families from what is often called the “silent killer.” Carbon monoxide poisoning can have tragic consequences. On Sept. 18, 2011, five friends—Jon and KathrynRead More

Capitols & churches: How old is holy faith?

Capitols & churches: How old is holy faith?

Capitols & Churches October 6, 2015 at 5:37 pm 0 comments

By Gary Flanagan The “Land of Enchantment” has a one-of-a-kind Capitol. “The Roundhouse” was designed to resemble the Zia Sun Symbol seen on New Mexico license plates. Finished in 1966, it connects an indigenous tribe from the past in Zia Pueblo with a modern-day government. The City of Santa FeRead More

Sevier County tourism on track to set new record

Sevier County tourism on track to set new record

Local News October 6, 2015 at 5:20 pm 0 comments

By Michael Williams For the second consecutive year, Sevier County tourism is set to break a new record. Tourism revenues made history in 2014 and are on track to break last year’s records. According to Leon Downey, executive director of tourism in Pigeon Forge, 2014 shattered the previous year’s tourismRead More

Pigeon Forge turns Wilderness Wildlife Week into springtime event

Pigeon Forge turns Wilderness Wildlife Week into springtime event

Education, Local News, Science & Environment October 6, 2015 at 4:41 pm 0 comments

PIGEON FORGE (press release)—Wilderness Wildlife Week, Pigeon Forge’s 25th annual salute to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and an array of outdoor topics, is moving from January to May 18–22 with indoor programs at the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge and outdoor activities in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.Read More

Sevierville’s Bloomin’ BBQ and Bluegrass honored

Sevierville’s Bloomin’ BBQ and Bluegrass honored

Entertainment, Local News October 6, 2015 at 4:06 pm 0 comments

Sevierville Chamber of Commerce also earns six other awards in the competition By Amanda Marr Sevierville’s Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass festival, produced by the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce, won the coveted 2015 Gold Grand Pinnacle Award (Division 1: Budget under $250,000) from International Festival & Events Association (IFEA) during thisRead More

Kenny Rogers raises $60,000 for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Kenny Rogers raises $60,000 for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Entertainment, Local News October 6, 2015 at 3:49 pm 0 comments

By Kirt Webster Dolly Parton’s long time friend and duet partner Kenny Rogers returned to Pigeon Forge and Dollywood to help raise money and awareness for her Imagination Library, a book gifting program for kids from birth to age five. Just days after announcing his retirement on the Today show,Read More

Pets for adoption: General Lee & Jinx

Pets for adoption: General Lee & Jinx

Local News October 6, 2015 at 3:28 pm 0 comments

General Lee is a two-year-old retriever mix waiting for a good home and Jinx is a six-month-old domestic medium hair also hoping to be adopted soon. Adoption fee for General Lee is $100 and $50 for Jinx. Fees cover their first set of vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchip. The Gnatty BranchRead More