Legendary humorist-philosopher Will Rogers (1879-1935) delighted his audience when he said, “This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.”
It's time again to celebrate dads. To mark the occasion, I reached out to local fathers who work with their adult children. They're doing business, building legacies and strengthening family ties, which seems like a pretty sweet deal.
Some people won’t hike unless there’s a spectacular destination — a waterfall, say. John LaFevre encourages them to look around.
Why did Ben Parton audition for the prestigious National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America?
Shaye Smith planned to teach choral music to high schoolers. Then came the chance to join the Chuck Wagon Gang, the legendary Southern gospel group founded in 1935.
Purple ribbons will soon be popping up all over, as the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life kicks off its second Paint the Town Purple campaign.
Those needing a good excuse to dress up in formal attire, taste gourmet food prepared by some of the area’s best chefs and be entertained by a musician and hear stories passed down from a survivor of one of the world’s most well-known tragedies, need to look no further than the Cherish The Child Foundation’s Shipboard Dining Gala.
Alpacas packed the Sevierville Convention Center on Saturday for the annual Southeastern Alpaca Association’s Southern Select Alpaca Show. There were over 600 animals, and it smelled like it. All around alpacas stood or lay in pens, either waiting to be sold, waiting to be showed, or just waiting. In the center were two judging rings.
As part of National Nutrition Month, kindergarten and second-grade students at Pi Beta Phi Elementary School will participate in a fruit or vegetable tasting each Tuesday in March, as part of an effort to encourage students make healthier eating choices.
The economy is rough right now for many, so saving is a must. But in what ways can one save?
One day in May 1975, Park Ranger Glenn Cardwell was called to the front desk of Sugarlands Visitor Center in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
When Marshall Stanger and a group of friends raised more than $20,000 last year for St. Jude Children’s Resarch Hospital during the St. Jude Country Music Marathon, he didn’t think it would be too hard to raise more than that this year. But the number his wife Lynn came up with — $100,000 — was a bit larger than he expected.
For Lee and John Mellor, being owners of the Buckhorn Inn is a privilege and not something they take for granted. That’s why they have planned numerous events to celebrate the Inn’s 75th anniversary during 2013.
The 13th annual Saddle Up event turned out one of its best years to date, returning popular cowboy entertainment and activities while adding a few new attractions.
When the next round of auditions comes around for “American Idol,” one Sevier County teen won’t have to wait in long lines to get her time in front of judges.
The driving beat pounded out a rhythm the group of about 30 did their best to keep up with. But even if they didn't, that was OK — just as long as they kept moving.
For one it was a labor of love that lasted about eight months. For another the gestation period was 13 years.
Ralph and Dot McNutt Egli met about 60 years ago after each started working in Oak Ridge. She came from Alabama as a teacher after graduating from Auburn University. He came from Indiana and worked as an engineer after graduating from Purdue.
It's not just Valentine's Day that's turning things pink around Sevier County these days. It's a new campaign to help provide mammograms to uninsured women and to teach the importance of early detection when it comes to breast cancer.
Sawdust competed in vain with the smell of fertilized soil Tuesday in the courtyard at Wellington Place, where a group of young professionals spent several hours building raised planters the residents can use when the spring planting season rolls around.
About 100 people gathered to kick off the 2013 fundraising year for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Sevier County. The annual event will be held May 31-June 1 at Patriot Park.
About 100 people gathered to kick off the 2013 fundraising year for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Sevier County. The annual event will be held May 31-June 1 at Patriot Park.
Local artist Frances Ostergren, was honored recently by Friends of King Family Library during its annual membership meeting.
Regen Morris, a 12-year-old Pi Beta Phi Elementary School student who has been in hospitals since Nov. 5, 2012, after being diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer called anaplastic astrocytoma, has gained unprecedented support during a very uncertain time in his and his family's life.
Here are photos from The Mountain Press Relay For Life team's Holdiay of Hope pageant, held Jan. 26, 2013 at Sevierville Civic Center.