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2016 race kicks into high gear

2016 race kicks into high gear

National News, Opinion August 7, 2014 at 6:29 am Comments are Disabled

by Zachary Toillion Sevier County Newspaper watches as 2016 race kicks into high gear. While the 2016 presidential election is over two years away, the race to the White House is already well underway. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the states of Iowa and New Hampshire. Since the start of 2013,Read More

Are Tennessee incumbents safe?

Are Tennessee incumbents safe?

Local News, National News, Opinion August 7, 2014 at 6:22 am Comments are Disabled

By Zachary Toillion It is no secret that Washington is perceived negatively by the vast majority of the public. In April, a Gallup poll found that 72 percent of Americans believe congressional incumbents should not be re-elected, the largest percentage in the history of their polling. The same survey foundRead More

U.S. Rep. Phil Roe Supports Bill to Sue Obama

U.S. Rep. Phil Roe Supports Bill to Sue Obama

Local News, National News July 24, 2014 at 9:51 pm Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams East Tennessee U.S. Rep. Phil Roe  is supporting a measure that authorizes the U.S. House of Representatives to sue President Barack Obama for not enforcing the law. The measure was first introduced last week by Speaker of the House John Boehner. In his address to Congress BoehnerRead More

Momentum Builds for Tea Party Challenger Joe Carr

National News July 24, 2014 at 9:41 pm Comments are Disabled

by Zachary Toillion   As the Tennessee Aug. 9 Republican Senate primary draws closer, insurgent Tea Party challenger and Tenn. state Rep. Joe Carr appears to be gaining ground against incumbent Sen. Lamar Alexander. Carr is running a campaign very similar to the one that led to the surprise defeatRead More

Hillary Clinton’s Chances in the South

Hillary Clinton’s Chances in the South

National News, Opinion July 24, 2014 at 9:36 pm Comments are Disabled

by: Zachary Toillion In the last few presidential elections, Tennessee has largely been ignored by candidates vying for the presidency due to its status as a solid red state. In 2008, John McCain beat President Obama by a 15% margin. In 2012, Mitt Romney defeated Obama by a 20.4% margin.Read More

Jazz Fest unites South, country

Jazz Fest unites South, country

National News May 10, 2014 at 8:05 pm 0 comments

By Christine Lee The casual music lover wanders through the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival the same way the great Mississippi River winds across the fair state of Louisiana: carefree and unbounded. One moment you’re lured in by the country sweet sounds of The Deslondes under the forgiving shadeRead More