With this being my last column before Christmas, I'm going to share with you a few of the random things bouncing through my head as the big day draws near:
In the hustle and bustle brought on by the Christmas season, many people let down their guard, both at home and out doing business, making themselves prime targets for thieves, cheats and scammers.
You've heard it your whole life: No matter what you think, you never truly know someone.
Sevier County lost a friend and advocate in the state government's tourism hierarchy last week when it was announced longtime Tennessee Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Susan Whitaker was leaving her post.
K-9 teams from seven states were in town this week for the Sevierville Police Department's annual training exercise.
SmartBank’s announcement Monday morning that its parent company, Pigeon Forge-based SmartFinancial, was merging with Chattanooga firm Cornerstone Bancshares, means a local business is growing exponentially and apparently thriving.
When one person is denied equal justice, we are all denied and we are all complicit. That is unless we speak up and unless we take action. Those are borrowed words.
Golden Corrals across the country joined together last month to celebrate our nation’s veterans. Military Monday falls on the Monday after Vetarans Day, and it is a great day of thanks and fellowship.
The sexual abuse of children is incredibly heinous. It's so troubling, in fact, that many don't want to think about it or even acknowledge its ugly presence in our society.
Imagine walking into work and being handed a form to be filled out for your employer. It has nothing to do with your work, by the way.
This is to thank the citizens of Sevier County for making our auction on Dec. 6 one of the most successful ever. Your enthusiastic bidding ensures that our homeless animals will continue to enjoy a high level of care.
The Christmas season is a glorious time of year for many of us.
Here in Sevier County, we've seen firsthand what a national park can mean to community — in terms of both the natural beauty preserved and the economic impact created by the designation.
Last week I shared that, for multiple reasons, I found myself easily falling into the holiday spirit this season.
This time of year, the “War on Christmas” is hotly debated and discussed.
I think Wears Valley is at a cross road.
With Challenger’s big week late last month, the American Eagle Foundation gained a lot of goodwill and, hopefully, financial support for the national bird of the United States and the other species of raptors housed the Pigeon Forge avian sanctuary.
David Limbaugh's "Obama ... throwing his party under the bus" (Oct. 28) made three points I wish to address.
The horrific crash in Knoxville on Tuesday raises an age-old question about the safety of school buses, widely considered one of the safest forms of transportation around.
Like the western heroes of yesteryear, Thanksgiving has ridden off into the sunset, leaving the bloated bodies of its victims lying strewn about in various states of agony.
On Nov. 23 the home we purchased in 2006 in Kodak was totally destroyed by fire. In spite of the fact it was occupied by renters at the time, and by the grace of God, no one was hurt and our family’s possessions weren’t in there, the emotion of watching your home burn to the ground is hard to describe.
When my neighborhood was annexed into the city of Sevierville, my day for garbage pickup was Wednesday. A few years later it was changed to Thursday.
As we age, it’s only natural certain biological changes occur to our bodies.
The season is in full swing. Memories flood our minds as we hang those ornaments and then the stories begin to flow with the hot cocoa or hot cider. You know the stories, which always start with "remember when?" I just wanted to share with you the gratitude in my heart for having so many of those "remember when" stories of my brother, Jeff, who passed away four years ago.
Nashville Metro Police Chief Steve Anderson served as a model for the nation last week during Ferguson protests in the state capital.