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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

Fun decorating tips

Fun decorating tips

Lifestyle November 24, 2015 at 8:46 pm 0 comments

By Grace Starr This one is for those hiding out there spending your first holidays outside of your parents’ home, and you want to decorate but you’re on a budget. Maybe the case is you just like to decorate and save money while doing so. Well, one of the firstRead More

Father’s Day tips to balance family and work life

Father’s Day tips to balance family and work life

Business, Lifestyle June 19, 2015 at 12:20 am 0 comments

NEW YORK (press release)—Professional obligations and family commitments can be at odds — particularly for those who hold leadership positions or possess jobs with long hours. And many people learn that the hard way. “At one point, I became quite one-dimensional. It was all work and I had little timeRead More

TDCI’s Consumer Affairs releases Top 10 Tennessee consumer complaints

TDCI’s Consumer Affairs releases Top 10 Tennessee consumer complaints

Lifestyle, News, State News May 7, 2015 at 12:18 am 0 comments

NASHVILLE (press release)—The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) today announces the annual “Top Ten” categories of consumer complaints. The utilities category ranked as the No. 1 complaint category with more than 480 consumer complaints. TDCI’s Top Ten complaint categories were compiled from 5,099 total complaints fielded by theRead More

Incredible wild edibles

Incredible wild edibles

Arts & Culture, Lifestyle March 26, 2015 at 3:27 am 0 comments

By Donna Kurber   With spring right around the corner, I thought I would introduce myself. My name is Donna Cyr. I have been teaching edible wild plants, herbology and nature studies for over thirty years. What I would like to do now is acquaint readers with something which isRead More

East Tennessee native to release illustrated book for grieving daughters

East Tennessee native to release illustrated book for grieving daughters

Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, Local News March 8, 2015 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

PIGEON FORGE (press release)—East Tennessee Native, Sherri Elizabeth (Hunt) Tidwell, wrote and illustrated a book for grieving daughters titled The Daffodils Still Grow. The book is tentatively scheduled to be released in March of 2015. However Tidwell narrates the story in a 3-minute video that can be viewed for freeRead More

The love of the game

The love of the game

Lifestyle, Sports March 2, 2015 at 3:34 pm 0 comments

By Dana Hart   We receive correspondence from many guests about their visit to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, but we received a letter in the last month that tells the story of how the game has changed. We hope you enjoy the letter as we have and thatRead More

Daycare costs now exceed college costs in East Tennessee

Daycare costs now exceed college costs in East Tennessee

Lifestyle, News January 22, 2015 at 1:31 pm 0 comments

By Michael Williams In 31 states the cost of child care has now exceeded the cost of college tuition. In most states, parents are discovering it would be cheaper to send their toddlers to college as opposed to daycare. Tennessee is one of only 19 states in which college tuitionRead More

Three ways a woman can give herself and her children one of the greatest gifts

Three ways a woman can give herself and her children one of the greatest gifts

Lifestyle January 17, 2015 at 3:51 pm 0 comments

Financial advisor: account for your spending and model the behavior By Ginny Grimsley When it comes to buying power, women are steadily overcoming men. Throughout the next decade, women will control two-thirds of consumer wealth in the United States and will be the beneficiaries of the largest transference of wealthRead More

Seven steps for addressing “bag lady syndrome”

Seven steps for addressing “bag lady syndrome”

Lifestyle January 4, 2015 at 6:21 pm 0 comments

Study finds even wealthy women worry about becoming dress bag lady in their community By Ginny Grimsley Nearly half of all American women, no matter their background, share a fear that may seem odd given the wealth of some: They are afraid of losing their financial independence, otherwise known asRead More