Archive for December, 2015

Southern Style: Brighter days are just ahead

Southern Style: Brighter days are just ahead

Southern Style December 29, 2015 at 3:55 pm 0 comments

By Randall Franks A new year brings the promise of starting over. Many folks see it as a point to make a resolution to complete or change things in their life. Perhaps coming out of the Christmas season gives them hope to make their lives better. In reality, each newRead More

Relay for Life of Sevier County Unveils Smoky Mountain-opoly Board Game

Relay for Life of Sevier County Unveils Smoky Mountain-opoly Board Game

Local News December 29, 2015 at 3:51 pm 0 comments

By Sophia Conerly Relay for Life of Sevier County has created a new board game, Smoky Mountain-opoly, to raise funds for cancer research. American Cancer Society’s Community Manager for Sevier County, Jessica Brooks, helped secure exclusive rights for the game last summer and the Sevier County Team went to workRead More

UT-VMC emergency room tails: Too Close for Comfort

UT-VMC emergency room tails: Too Close for Comfort

Tails from the ER December 29, 2015 at 3:45 pm 0 comments

By Dr. Amanda Rainey It had been a quiet Saturday so far when our ER technician’s phone rang signaling that a patient may be on its way in.  After speaking to the reception staff, she turned to discuss the call with a very concerned expression. “It’s a cattle dog thatRead More

From the Hart: Liberals Love Corrupt International Governing Bodies

From the Hart: Liberals Love Corrupt International Governing Bodies

From the Hart December 29, 2015 at 3:41 pm 0 comments

By Ron Hart FIFA, world soccer’s governing body, is corrupt — even by world governing bodies’ standards. Its president, Sepp Blatter, was banned from FIFA soccer for eight years. The international governing body for World Cup soccer rakes in stacks of nefarious money. When it hosts World Cup matches, everythingRead More

The Beach Boys/photo submitted

The Beach Boys to headline annual ‘Stars on Stage’ gala

Entertainment December 29, 2015 at 3:34 pm 0 comments

By Amanda Shell Jennings Legendary musical group The Beach Boys will headline “Stars on Stage,” the annual fundraising gala and performance to benefit the Historic Tennessee Theatre Foundation. General admission and VIP reception tickets are on sale now at www.tennesseetheatre.com or by calling the box office at 865-684-1200 for theRead More

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The Blackwoods farewell concert

Entertainment, Local News December 29, 2015 at 3:30 pm 0 comments

By Michael Williams After 2,854 shows in Pigeon Forge, the Blackwoods are preparing to take their final bow on December 31. R.W. Blackwood and his wife Donna host the morning show at the Smoky Mountain Opry where they perform with several other entertainers. After a successful 15-year run in PigeonRead More

Pets for adoption: Vixen & Callie

Pets for adoption: Vixen & Callie

Local News December 29, 2015 at 3:23 pm 0 comments

Vixen is a 3 year old Domestic Short Hair Mix waiting for a good home and Callie is an 8 month old Shepherd Mix also hoping to be adopted soon. Adoption fee for Vixen is $50 and $100 for Callie.  Fees cover their first set of vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchip.Read More

Gary Martin

Gary Martin

Obituaries December 22, 2015 at 7:22 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

Ray Allen Guy

Ray Allen Guy

Obituaries December 22, 2015 at 7:21 pm 0 comments

Obituary February 17, 1957 – December 20, 2015 Ray Allen Guy, 58, of Pigeon Forge, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2015. He was an accomplished carpenter for 30 years. Ray enjoyed sipping his coffee throughout the day on his porch. He loved the mountains, playing the guitar and banjo, andRead More

Charlotte Elizabeth Keenan

Charlotte Elizabeth Keenan

Obituaries December 22, 2015 at 7:18 pm 0 comments

Obituary July 2, 1972 – December 19, 2015 Charlotte Elizabeth Keenan, 43, of Pigeon Forge passed away Saturday, December 19, 2015. She was a loving wife, mother and friend. Charlotte was born July 2, 1972 in Tampa, Florida. She enjoyed roller skating, riding her motorcycle and going to the gym,Read More