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From the Hart:Kim Jong-un Seeking Attention: Like Father, Like Un

From the Hart:Kim Jong-un Seeking Attention: Like Father, Like Un

From the Hart, Humor January 19, 2016 at 5:28 pm 0 comments

By Ron Hart With all the conflicts in Iran, Saudi Arabia and Syria last week, evil dictator-in-training Kim Jong-un was feeling ignored. So he either tested, or pretended to test, a hydrogen bomb. He had his scientists fill up a balloon with H2O and drop it off North Korea’s tallestRead More

UT-VMC emergency room tails:Overboard

UT-VMC emergency room tails:Overboard

Tails from the ER January 19, 2016 at 5:19 pm 0 comments

By Dr. Amanda Rainey Working in emergency medicine has its way of keeping you on your toes.  The day can be going along with little excitement, and in an instance become something entirely different depending on what comes through the receiving doors.  I was reminded of this very recently duringRead 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

Sevier County Election Commission meeting

Sevier County Election Commission meeting

Local News January 19, 2016 at 5:07 pm 0 comments

By Mike Fitzgibbons, Chairman The Sevier County Election Commission will meet on Monday, January 25, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. at the Sevier County Election Commission Office, 1145 Dolly Parton Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862. The purpose of this meeting is to appoint poll workers, lock provisional ballot boxes for the MarchRead More

Pets for adoption: Sassy & Titus

Pets for adoption: Sassy & Titus

Local News January 19, 2016 at 4:26 pm 0 comments

Sassy is a 5 year old Cocker Spaniel waiting for a good home and Titus is a 2 year old Domestic Short Hair also hoping for to be adopted soon. Adoption fees cover their first set of vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchip. The Gnatty Branch Animal Shelter is open Tuesday thruRead More

Prayer rally, political rally, or both : Decision America 2016 tour starts in Iowa.

Prayer rally, political rally, or both : Decision America 2016 tour starts in Iowa.

Capitols & Churches January 12, 2016 at 5:26 pm 0 comments

By Gary Flanagan Bold initiatives. One has to love them. If you do, then you must follow them and put yourself on the road to discovery. When Franklin Graham announced last year that he was going to every state capital to hold prayer rallies, my discovery senses came alive. His firstRead More

Sports view:Should you believe Peyton Manning

Sports view:Should you believe Peyton Manning

Sports, Sports View January 12, 2016 at 5:00 pm 0 comments

By Jordan Kobritz The end of 2015 brought another doping scandal in sports.  Raise your hand if you were surprised.  The bigger question should be, do you care, or is this just another ho-hum moment in the ever-evolving intersection of PEDs and sports? On Christmas weekend Al Jazeera America airedRead More

Butch Jones adds Larry Scott to coaching staff

Butch Jones adds Larry Scott to coaching staff

Sports, State News January 12, 2016 at 4:56 pm 0 comments

By Jason Yellin University of Tennessee head coach Butch Jones announced Larry Scott has agreed in principle to become the Volunteers tight ends coach. Scott joins the Vols after spending the last three seasons as the Miami Hurricanes tight ends coach. He concluded the 2015 season as the interim headRead More

Barnett Berry Kerbyson on ESPN All-SEC Bowl Team

Barnett Berry Kerbyson on ESPN All-SEC Bowl Team

Sports, State News January 12, 2016 at 4:53 pm 0 comments

By Jason Yellin Three Vols were named to ESPN’s All-SEC Bowl Team after Tennessee’s dominating 45-6 win over Northwestern in the Outback Bowl. Safety Evan Berry, defensive end Derek Barnett and offensive lineman Kyler Kerbyson were all recognized. Here’s what ESPN’s Greg Ostendorf said about the honored Vols:   DL —Read More