Archive for January, 2016

Overuse of antibiotics can be harmful

Overuse of antibiotics can be harmful

Health, State News January 21, 2016 at 10:23 am 0 comments

By Kelvin Walters Overuse of antibiotics can be harmful, but antibiotics are crucially important tools doctors have to fight life-threatening bacterial diseases, but are losing their effectiveness against some infections. The Tennessee Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cite overuse and misuse of antibiotics, whichRead More

Decision America 2016: Tallahassee

Decision America 2016: Tallahassee

Politics, Religion January 21, 2016 at 10:11 am 0 comments

By Gary Flanagan Tuesday,January 12th, 2016 Noon The crowd was bigger, growing to 3500 on the front lawn of Florida’s old Capitol. Timing was impeccable, as it was also the date for Florida’s State of the State address in the new Capitol, and National Guard day  on the plaza betweenRead More

A vaper using an electronic cigarette/photo submitted

Letter to the editor: Vaping helped my addiction

Letter to the editor, Lifestyle January 21, 2016 at 9:38 am 0 comments

My name is Joshua Reynolds and I am two things: an addict that hasn’t had a drink or drug in over three years and a vaper. Don’t think the two have anything in common? Let me share my story. I was hooked on pain meds and was an IV user.Read More

Lula Belle (Smelcer) Latham

Lula Belle (Smelcer) Latham

Obituaries January 21, 2016 at 9:16 am 0 comments

Obituary February 5, 1935 – January 18, 2016 Lula Belle (Smelcer) Latham 80 years old from Seymour went to be the Lord on January 18, 2016. She was a member of Mountain View Church of God in Seymour. Preceded in death by her father Otha Wilson (Red) Smelcer and herRead More

Nannie Sue Helton

Nannie Sue Helton

Obituaries January 21, 2016 at 9:09 am 0 comments

Obituary October 16, 1930 – January 18, 2016 Nannie Sue Helton, 85, of Sevierville passed away peacefully Monday, January 18, 2016 surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born October 16, 1930 and raised in the Beech Springs area. Nannie Sue was happily married for 65 glorious years.Read More

Virginia Irene Gibson

Virginia Irene Gibson

Obituaries January 21, 2016 at 9:07 am 0 comments

Obituary January 25, 1947 – January 18, 2016 Virginia Irene Gibson, age 68, of Seymour, passed away Monday, January 18, 2016. Irene was a member of Gists Creek Baptist Church. She was a dedicated employee of the dietary department at Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center for 25 years. After herRead More

Karen Conner Ballentine

Karen Conner Ballentine

Obituaries January 21, 2016 at 9:04 am 0 comments

Obituary March 28, 1961 – January 17, 2016 Karen Conner Ballentine, age 54 of Gatlinburg, passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016. The family will receive friends 2-4 PM Saturday with funeral service to follow at 4 PM at First Baptist Church, Gatlinburg with Rev. Larry Burcham officiating. Family and friendsRead More

Annis “Ann” Cleo Dykes Bull

Annis “Ann” Cleo Dykes Bull

Obituaries January 21, 2016 at 9:01 am 0 comments

Obituary September 25, 1928 – January 15, 2016 Annis “Ann” Cleo Dykes Bull, age 87 of Seymour, TN passed away Friday January 15, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Hattie Latham Dykes; sisters, Gracie, Lucy, and Mayme Gibson, Florence Morgan, and Lois Dykes; and brothers,Read More

Decision America rally at old Florida Capitol/photo by Gary Flanagan

Politics and prayer, parading across America

Politics, Religion January 19, 2016 at 6:24 pm 0 comments

By Gary Flanagan It started on Monday with the passing of the baton in Louisiana on January 11. In Baton Rouge, Republican governor and former presidential candidate Bobby Jindal turned over the state to the only Democratic governor in the South, Bel Edwards. That night, Pastor Rick Warren joined MarcoRead More

A primary preview

A primary preview

Politics, Power & Politics January 19, 2016 at 6:19 pm 1 comment

By Zachary Toillion In order to understand the 2016 primaries, we have to start with where it all beings. Iowa voters tend to reward candidates that cater to the base of their political parties. Republicans typically back the more conservative viable candidate in the field, while Democrats typically back theRead More