Born and reared in the West Tennessee town of Humboldt, I grew up with a knowledge of and respect for Memorial Day, frequently referred to or combined with Decoration Day.
Saturday, November 7, 1953 was Otha Emert Day in Sevier County.
The Garden Club hosted its annual May tea on Thursday at Hughes Hall on the campus of Arrowmont.
We’ve had a home in Gatlinburg for 41 years and have seen many bears. But the one we saw this week was the biggest by far.
In 1865, the same year the Civil War ended, Archimedes M. “Art” Chambers built a mill and log mill dam on the east prong of the Little Pigeon River about 500 feet upstream from the confluence of the east and west prongs of the river.
Some moms wish they saw more of their adult children. Other moms ask their adult children if they’re done working on payroll.
It’s always easy to think the youngest generation consists of lazy, spoiled brats who are going to drag us all into the nether regions.
I have agreed with people who have said my long-ago experience of teaching speech, English and drama while being an athletic coach was an odd combination.
We all remember our first love.
Why did Ben Parton audition for the prestigious National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America?
Tennessee statehood was seven years in the future when a small group led by Revolutionary War veteran Spencer Clack and Preacher Richard Wood gathered to form a place to worship in a struggling pioneer community.
“We tried, but trying isn’t what gets you wins. You got to go out there and give it your all. And you have to score to win. You don’t just ‘try’ to do it. You do it.”
The Arts and Crafts movement emerged during the late Victorian period in England. By the turn of the 20th century, the movement spread to the United States. Anxieties about industrial life fueled a positive revaluation of handcraftsmanship. In America, companies such as Roycroft, Stickley and other designers soon began creating woodwork in harmony with the Arts and Crafts movement.
Once the center of a thriving crossroads community, Harrisburg Covered Bridge is the only remaining structure in the community of Harrisburg that was composed of several commercial businesses including Umbarger Mill and a general store.
Classic Peanuts character Charlie Brown said, “Sometimes I lie awake at night and I ask, ‘Where have I gone wrong?’ Then a voice says to me, ‘This is going to take more than one night.’”
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.
I heard the line so many times: “I don’t like country music, but I like you.”
The 1960 Sevier County Baptist Association minutes includes the following paragraph describing the closing of Smoky Mountain Academy and expressing appreciation to those who made the school possible:
My wife Jean really likes to read or view “good news stories,” and quite frequently shares them with me – like she did this morning.
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.”
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.
More than 300 pieces of student artwork currently hang or sit in an Arrowmont gallery, open to the public for viewing until March 16 as part of the 20th annual Sevier County Student Art Show.