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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

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

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

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