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Six charged with theft of donation monies raised for Sevier County child battling cancer

Six charged with theft of donation monies raised for Sevier County child battling cancer

Local News July 24, 2014 at 8:22 pm Comments are Disabled

FROM STAFF REPORTS SEVIERVILLE—Six people are facing charges, accused of stealing more than $80,000, including money raised for a Sevier County boy fighting cancer. DAVID WAY JANIE ALLEN JUSTIN TARBETT SCOTTIE OWNBY SHERRY METCALF TRACEY JUSTUS A Sevier County grand jury indicted David Way, Justin Tarbett, Sherry Metcalf, Scottie Ownby,Read More

©2014 PHOTO BY KATIE MESSER

Since the elk hunt was implemented in 2009, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has donated a 

permit to a Non-Governmental Organization to join four others who will be chosen from a computer 

drawing. This bull (male elk) was photographed in the Cataloochee area of the Great Smoky Mountains 

National Park during “bugling season” (elk mating season that takes place in the early spring and the mid 

to late fall).

Fifth permit for 2014 Elk Hunt to be auctioned on EBAY thru July 27

Local News July 24, 2014 at 8:08 pm Comments are Disabled

By KATIE MESSER TSJ Staff Writer NASHVILLE—The fifth permit for participation in Tennessee’s sixth managed elk hunt will be awarded to the successful bidder in an eBay auction that is currently going on through July 27. Proceeds from the auction benefit the state’s elk restoration program. Since the elk huntRead More

Great Kids in History: The Kids Go on Strike!

Great Kids in History: The Kids Go on Strike!

Opinion July 24, 2014 at 8:03 pm Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams Kids in History. During the 1890s, there were many orphan and homeless children living on the streets of most major cities across the nation. In New York alone more than 10,000 children had no place to call home and many slept on the streets. They were raggedRead More

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Martin Winterkorn, Volkswagen chairman, announced Monday the automaker’s decision to build its CrossBlue in Tennessee.

Governor Haslam announces Volkswagen Group to expand Chattanooga

Business July 24, 2014 at 6:10 am Comments are Disabled

FROM STAFF REPORTS CHATTANOOGA–Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Volkswagen Group of America officials announced today the company will expand its sole U.S. manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Volkswagen will add an additional manufacturing line and create the National Research & Development and Planning Center of Volkswagen Group of America. Volkswagen’sRead More

Rel Maples Unveils New Culinary Classes at Walter State

Rel Maples Unveils New Culinary Classes at Walter State

Health, Lifestyle July 24, 2014 at 4:47 am Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams Walters State’s Rel Maples Institute for Culinary Arts will offer classes in baking, Italian cooking, tailgating parties, fresh herbs, party planning, and food photography in the coming fall semester. These one-credit hour classes are open to everyone and for around $200, which includes a $50 ingredient fee.Read More

Smoky Mountain Songwriter’s Festival Tumbleweed Company

Smoky Mountain Songwriter’s Festival Tumbleweed Company

Local News July 24, 2014 at 3:55 am Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams Tumbleweed Company, a folk and rock band from Nashville and 2nd place winner in the first Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival Band Playoff, is coming back to Gatlinburg Friday, July 18 to perform at Three Jimmy’s. Entertainment begins at 8 p.m. Members of the band are from allRead More

Tourism to National Park creates $734 Million

Tourism to National Park creates $734 Million

Local News July 24, 2014 at 3:43 am Comments are Disabled

Report shows visitor spending supports 10,734 jobs in local economy   PHOTO COURTESY OF NATIONAL PARK SERVICE/WARREN BIELENBERG Visitors take pictures of a black bear in Cades Cove.   FROM STAFF REPORTS   GSMNP—A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 9,354,695 visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National ParkRead More

Two Veterans Honored with Quilts of Honor

Two Veterans Honored with Quilts of Honor

Local News July 24, 2014 at 3:38 am Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams Two veterans, one of World War II and the other of the Vietnam War, were honored Tuesday night with the Quilts of Valor at the monthly meeting of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Major James Huff Camp in Newport. The two honorees, Earl and Bill Quinn, areRead More

National Association for Gun Rights PAC Endorses Carr

National Association for Gun Rights PAC Endorses Carr

Local News July 24, 2014 at 3:02 am Comments are Disabled

By Michael Williams: U.S. senatorial candidate Joe Carr received an endorsement from the National Association for Gun Rights Political Action Committee (NAGR-PAC) this week. The NAGR endorsed Carr based on his record of sponsoring and pushing strong Second Amendment legislation. “Carr has gone on the record to protect gun ownersRead More

Rocky Top Sports World

Rocky Top Sports World

Lifestyle July 21, 2014 at 1:05 am Comments are Disabled

by:Louis Garrett Kahl Rocky Top Sports World, the newest sports tournament destination in the country, has just opened in Gatlinburg, located on 80 acres off of Highway 321. The City of Gatlinburg and Sevier County came together to help finance this $200 million dollar facility, with Gatlinburg funding 70% ofRead More