Archive for December, 2015

Jackie Edward Roberts

Jackie Edward Roberts

Obituaries December 29, 2015 at 4:57 pm 0 comments

Obituary October 24, 1953 – December 23, 2015 Jackie Edward Roberts, age 62, of Sevierville passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Reba Roberts. Jackie is survived by his siblings, Judy (Richard) Burch, Dianne Carr, Sharan Roberts, and Donnie Roberts; half-siblings,Read More

Gary Martin

Gary Martin

Obituaries December 29, 2015 at 4:55 pm 0 comments

Obituary January 28, 1945 – December 22, 2015 Gary Martin, age 70 of Sevierville passed Tuesday December 22, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Joyce Martin; parents-in-law, Floyd and Pearl Loveday; son, Tony Martin; brothers, Jim and Johnny Martin; sisters, Neva Martin, Nancy Steadman, andRead More

The Boys and Girls Club logo/photo submitted

Dixie Stampede, Dollywood help top Boys and Girls Club:$500,000 donation puts project over the top

Local News December 29, 2015 at 4:39 pm 0 comments

By Wes Ramey Thanks to a combined $500,000 donation from Dixie Stampede and The Dollywood Company, the new Pigeon Forge Boys and Girls Club soon will be reality. Dixie Stampede and Dollywood each donated $250,000 toward the project during the groundbreaking ceremony for the new facility on Thursday afternoon. TheRead More

Tennessee spring events coming up for 2016

Tennessee spring events coming up for 2016

Entertainment, State News December 29, 2015 at 4:32 pm 0 comments

By Amanda Stravinsky   Spring is a time for new beginnings, new memories and a bevy of experiences uniquely Made in Tennessee. Music, film and cornbread festivals, the world’s biggest fish fry, a celebration of mules and more can be found in the Volunteer State. Knoxville’s Dogwood Arts Festival isRead More

Be Wary of Holiday Scams

Be Wary of Holiday Scams

State News December 29, 2015 at 4:23 pm 0 comments

By Kevin Walters Don’t let scammers steal the joy from your holiday season. The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs urges consumers to be wary of holiday-themed scams during this season of giving. “Scammers use the holidays as a chance to prey on people’s betterRead More

Capitols and churches: A new Anglican neighbor in Frankfort, Kentucky

Capitols and churches: A new Anglican neighbor in Frankfort, Kentucky

Capitols & Churches December 29, 2015 at 4:19 pm 0 comments

By Gary Flanagan Reciting the 50 capitals in elementary school,I always had to pause when it came to Kentucky. It was one of the easiest to remember because of the association with hot dogs. Until I had to spell Frankfort. I always lost a half a point on that one.Read More

Tennessee’s Bowl History

Tennessee’s Bowl History

Sports December 29, 2015 at 4:12 pm 0 comments

By Stephen K. Lee Tennessee is 26-24 all-time in bowls and the Vols are playing in their 33rd January bowl game and second in a row. UT defeated Iowa, 45-28, in last year’s TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla. Tennessee’s last game against a Big Ten team was its 45-28 winRead More

Concussion related measures improved in football players who drank new chocolate milk

Concussion related measures improved in football players who drank new chocolate milk

Sports December 29, 2015 at 4:09 pm 0 comments

By Eric Schurr COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Fifth Quarter Fresh, a new, high-protein chocolate milk, helped high school football players improve their cognitive and motor function over the course of a season, even after experiencing concussions, a new preliminary University of Maryland study shows. The study, funded through the MarylandRead More

Outback Bowl: Tennessee vs Northwestern

Outback Bowl: Tennessee vs Northwestern

Sports December 29, 2015 at 4:03 pm 0 comments

By Stephen K. Lee Tennessee will play in its 51st bowl game on Jan. 1, 2016, when the Vols take on No. 12 Northwestern in the 30th annual Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. The ESPN2 broadcast will feature Tom Hart and Rod Gilmore in the boothRead More

The good folks of Lennox Valley: Radio Host Has Major Religious Awakening

The good folks of Lennox Valley: Radio Host Has Major Religious Awakening

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley December 29, 2015 at 3:59 pm 0 comments

By Kevin Slimp Truman Capote once said that fame is good for only one thing: “They will cash your check in a small town.” Famous people weren’t plentiful in my hometown as June moved into July of 1998, but we had one homegrown luminary, Raymond Cooper. Since buying the town’sRead More