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Rising Country star rocks at Hard Rock Cafe

Rising Country star rocks at Hard Rock Cafe

Entertainment, Local News February 2, 2016 at 7:01 pm 0 comments

By Kayla D. Putman From Hard Rock to Honky Tonk; rising star Shaun Abbott, of Knoxville, brought a country flair to the stage of the Hard Rock Cafe in Pigeon Forge on Friday. Shaun’s musical palette is wide reaching and his set consisted of covers from country legends, rock iconsRead More

Capitols and churches: Kings and churches of England and Hawai’i

Capitols and churches: Kings and churches of England and Hawai’i

Capitols & Churches February 2, 2016 at 6:48 pm 0 comments

By Gary Flanagan Hawai’i. The 50th and last state.You might wonder how a chain of islands so far away from the United States mainland can be connected with the beginning of United States history. Study the two churches closest to the Capitol in Honolulu and you will see striking similarities.TheRead More

Can Sanders secure the Democratic nomination?

Can Sanders secure the Democratic nomination?

Politics, Power & Politics February 2, 2016 at 6:33 pm 0 comments

By  Zach Toillion The race for the Democratic nomination in the early voting states has shifted significantly since the race began. In Iowa, the race between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton will almost certainly be closer than the Republican contest, barring a large shakeup. Hillary Clinton has maintained a leadRead More

Surrogate Season

Surrogate Season

Politics, Power & Politics February 2, 2016 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion As has become customary in large nationally significant elections, surrogates have come to play a major role of attracting would be voters to official campaign events. On the Democratic side Hillary Clinton has brought in husband former President Bill Clinton as well as daughter Chelsea to campaignRead More

Stories of a world gone mad: Barbie gets makeover; now, let’s update Ken

Stories of a world gone mad: Barbie gets makeover; now, let’s update Ken

Humor February 2, 2016 at 5:33 pm 0 comments

By Barry Currin Barbie is finally getting real. You’ve probably heard that Mattel has started making the iconic doll in new shapes: tall, petite and curvy. But, it doesn’t stop there. The new Barbie is also available in eight skin tones, 14 facial structures, 22 hairstyles, 23 hair colors andRead More

Pets for adoption: Oscar & Bannon

Pets for adoption: Oscar & Bannon

Local News February 2, 2016 at 5:12 pm 0 comments

Oscar is a 2 year old Calico Cat waiting for a good home and Bannon is a 10 week old Sheep Dog Mix also hoping to be adopted soon. Adoption fee for Oscar is $50 and $100 for Bannon.  Fees cover their first set of vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchip. The Gnatty BranchRead More

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

Decision America 2016: Tallahassee

Decision America 2016: Tallahassee

Politics, Religion January 21, 2016 at 10:11 am 0 comments

By Gary Flanagan Tuesday,January 12th, 2016 Noon The crowd was bigger, growing to 3500 on the front lawn of Florida’s old Capitol. Timing was impeccable, as it was also the date for Florida’s State of the State address in the new Capitol, and National Guard day  on the plaza betweenRead More

A primary preview

A primary preview

Politics, Power & Politics January 19, 2016 at 6:19 pm 1 comment

By Zachary Toillion In order to understand the 2016 primaries, we have to start with where it all beings. Iowa voters tend to reward candidates that cater to the base of their political parties. Republicans typically back the more conservative viable candidate in the field, while Democrats typically back theRead 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