Archive for January, 2016

Girl Scouts begin iconic cookie program

Girl Scouts begin iconic cookie program

State News January 19, 2016 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

KNOXVILLE (press release)—It’s Girl Scout cookie time. Thin Mints, Samoas and all your favorite flavors are back for the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians’ 2016 season. Girls will take orders in person and through online invitations January 15 – February 1. Public booth sales are February 26 –Read More

From the Hart:Kim Jong-un Seeking Attention: Like Father, Like Un

From the Hart:Kim Jong-un Seeking Attention: Like Father, Like Un

From the Hart, Humor January 19, 2016 at 5:28 pm 0 comments

By Ron Hart With all the conflicts in Iran, Saudi Arabia and Syria last week, evil dictator-in-training Kim Jong-un was feeling ignored. So he either tested, or pretended to test, a hydrogen bomb. He had his scientists fill up a balloon with H2O and drop it off North Korea’s tallestRead More

UT-VMC emergency room tails:Overboard

UT-VMC emergency room tails:Overboard

Tails from the ER January 19, 2016 at 5:19 pm 0 comments

By Dr. Amanda Rainey Working in emergency medicine has its way of keeping you on your toes.  The day can be going along with little excitement, and in an instance become something entirely different depending on what comes through the receiving doors.  I was reminded of this very recently duringRead More

Southern Style:The mirror reflects only what it sees

Southern Style:The mirror reflects only what it sees

Southern Style January 19, 2016 at 5:15 pm 0 comments

By Randall Franks Many of us find ourselves each morning at least for a few minutes peering into a silver backed piece of glass which reflects back towards us the mirror image of ourselves. We see the teeth as we brush, the pores of our skin as we wash ourRead More

The good folks of Lennox Valley:“Silver Tongue” Dick Bland Begins His Assault

The good folks of Lennox Valley:“Silver Tongue” Dick Bland Begins His Assault

The Good Folks of Lennox Valley January 19, 2016 at 5:12 pm 0 comments

By Kevin Slimp “Renderings with Raymond” was normally a labor of love for Raymond Cooper. After all, it was his “baby.” Started in 1997 as a camouflaged attempt to bolster his clandestine mayoral candidacy, the talk show drew close to half of Lennox Valley’s residents each weekday from noon untilRead More

Sevier County Election Commission meeting

Sevier County Election Commission meeting

Local News January 19, 2016 at 5:07 pm 0 comments

By Mike Fitzgibbons, Chairman The Sevier County Election Commission will meet on Monday, January 25, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. at the Sevier County Election Commission Office, 1145 Dolly Parton Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862. The purpose of this meeting is to appoint poll workers, lock provisional ballot boxes for the MarchRead More

Pets for adoption: Sassy & Titus

Pets for adoption: Sassy & Titus

Local News January 19, 2016 at 4:26 pm 0 comments

Sassy is a 5 year old Cocker Spaniel waiting for a good home and Titus is a 2 year old Domestic Short Hair also hoping for to be adopted soon. Adoption fees cover their first set of vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchip. The Gnatty Branch Animal Shelter is open Tuesday thruRead More

Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass logo/photo submitted

Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass set for 2016

Entertainment, Local News January 12, 2016 at 6:05 pm 0 comments

By Amanda Marr Sevierville’s Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass is a family oriented event celebrating the beauty of spring, championship barbeque and world class bluegrass music. Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass takes place during Smoky Mountain Springfest in historic downtown Sevierville, Tennessee. Our Barbeque Cook-Off is an official barbeque championship of theRead More

Kathleen Drinnen

Kathleen Drinnen

Obituaries January 12, 2016 at 5:45 pm 0 comments

Obituary May 1, 1934 – January 11, 2016 Kathleen Drinnen, age 81 of Sevierville passed away Monday, January 11, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents, David Tobe and Margaret Patty; daughter, Helen Watson; son, Dan Drinnen; grandson, Mitchell Drinnen; and brothers and sisters, Loy Patty, Coy Patty,Read More

Jim LaFollette

Jim LaFollette

Obituaries January 12, 2016 at 5:43 pm 0 comments

Obituary November 20, 1943 – January 10, 2016 James “Jim” Carroll LaFollette of Sevierville, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016. He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Ruth LaFollette; wife Dorothy Maples LaFollette; daughter, Jama Collins; brother William H. (Bill) LaFollette and wife Ginger. Survivors include hisRead More