Archive for December, 2015

Henry Franklin Wyrick

Henry Franklin Wyrick

Obituaries December 22, 2015 at 7:16 pm 0 comments

Obituary February 13, 1933 – December 18, 2015 Henry Franklin Wyrick, age 82, of Sevierville, passed away peacefully at home, December 18, 2015 at 5:15 AM. He was a 51 year member of Sheet Metal Workers # 5, and a member of Mountain View Baptist Church. Henry was preceded inRead More

Chief Ralph “Red” Huskey

Chief Ralph “Red” Huskey

Obituaries December 22, 2015 at 7:14 pm 0 comments

Obituary April 19, 1950 – December 17, 2015 Chief Ralph “Red” Huskey, age 65 of Sevierville, passed away Thursday, December 17, 2015. He was a founding member of the Caton’s Chapel / Richardson’s Cove Volunteer Fire Department and served for 23 years and served 6 of those years as fireRead More

Stella Mae Lamon

Stella Mae Lamon

Obituaries December 22, 2015 at 7:11 pm 0 comments

Obituary January 19, 1926 – December 17, 2015 Stella Mae Lamon, born January 19, 1926, passed away Thursday, December 17, 2015 at the age of 89. She was a member of Sevierville Church of God where she taught children’s Sunday school for many years. She enjoyed quilting and spending timeRead More

Gatlinburg to ring in New Year with ball drop

Gatlinburg to ring in New Year with ball drop

Entertainment, Local News December 22, 2015 at 7:06 pm 0 comments

By Michael Williams Gatlinburg city officials are expecting higher than average attendance to this year’s New Year’s Eve ball Drop. Each year thousands of tourists and locals alike descend on the strip in Gatlinburg to watch as a lighted ball, similar to the one in Times Square, descends in theRead More

Power & Politics: The 2016 Election Thus Far

Power & Politics: The 2016 Election Thus Far

Power & Politics December 22, 2015 at 7:04 pm 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion In 2012 and 2013 Chris Christie and Marco Rubio looked like the candidates to beat. Governor Christie led nearly all primary polls at this time and was beating Clinton in head to head matches. Through 2014 Christie and Rubio remained near the top, but were joined byRead More

Capitols and churches: Built and buried in Nashville

Capitols and churches: Built and buried in Nashville

Capitols & Churches December 22, 2015 at 7:02 pm 0 comments

By Gary Flanagan It all started simply enough in 1820. The first Catholic church in Tennessee was built by Irish Catholic workers constructing a bridge over the Cumberland river. In 1830, a brick structure known as Holy Rosary Cathedral replaced the original frame building on what is now Capitol HillRead More

Vols’ Softball Adds Three More to 2016 Class

Vols’ Softball Adds Three More to 2016 Class

Sports December 22, 2015 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

By Sean Barows Tennessee softball has announced three more additions to its 2016 recruiting class. The Vols will welcome Tianna Batts, Cailin Hannon and Shelby Robinson for the 2016-17 academic year. They join UT’s four previously announced newcomers Caylan Arnold, Jenna Holcomb, Kaitlyn Martin and Chelsea Seggern. You can readRead More

Berry, Sutton Earn All-America Honors

Berry, Sutton Earn All-America Honors

Sports December 22, 2015 at 6:42 pm 0 comments

By Stephen K. Lee Tennessee sophomore kick returner Evan Berry and junior punt returner Cameron Sutton were named AutoNation Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) Second Team All-Americans on Monday. Berry, Sutton and Alvin Kamara have combined for six special teams return touchdowns this season, setting a new Tennessee modern-eraRead More

Jones Rewarded With Raise

Jones Rewarded With Raise

Sports December 22, 2015 at 6:38 pm 0 comments

By Kellen Hiser Tennessee head coach Butch Jones was rewarded with a raise on Monday following the Vols’ 8-4 regular-season and berth in the Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day. “Butch Jones has done an outstanding job leading this football program on and off the field,” said Tennessee Vice ChancellorRead More

Southern Style: The new stove

Southern Style: The new stove

Southern Style December 22, 2015 at 6:29 pm 0 comments

By Randall Franks The family had already gathered in the valley below the Gravelly Spur for an unbelievable feast of ham garnished with pineapple, green beans in a dish surrounded by little pearl onions, mashed potatoes and gravy, and dandelion greens seasoned with just the right amount of pepper andRead More