Governor Bill Haslam’s announcement earlier this week at the State of the State address announcing a bold proposal to make community college and two-year technical college admission free to Tennessee students was a great step toward assuring the state’s economic future.
An MTSU poll released Thursday at the Tennessee Press Association Winter Convention in Nashville revealed almost 60 percent of poll respondents haven't heard of the Common Core education reform effort.
For years, the Pigeon Forge Tigers wrestling team has been the picture of consistency.
Tying the working life of experienced professionals who’ve spent decades cultivating their careers to the results of a test — given over the course of a few hours — is highly problematic.
While this week’s snowstorm wasn’t a large as many that have hit the area in year’s past, there was a factor that made it unique — it’s surprising arrival.
An interesting situation is brewing in the state legislature as two fundamental conservative principles are headed for a showdown on the Senate floor next week.
On the surface, who wouldn’t want employers to pay a “living wage?”
Every few months it seems a new scandal involving the Tennessee Department of Children's Services surfaces.
This morning in Knoxville, a U.S. District Judge will sentence the three Catholic peace activists convicted of sabotage last year for breaking into the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge.
As you likely read on the front page of today's paper, flu season is in full swing in Tennessee, and it's going gangbusters in our third of the state.
Free classes on just about everything outdoors are available, today through Feb. 1, as LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge hosts Wilderness Wildlife Week.
While just the mention of school voucher programs can start a shouting match between even the closest of friends, it's likely coming to a water cooler, living room or office near you.
The 24th annual Wilderness Wildlife Week — billed as “the ultimate Smoky Mountain experience” — starts this weekend at LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge.
During a time of year when many citizens are trying to stick to New Year’s resolutions about fighting the battle of the bulge, some disturbing news came out last week in Atlanta.
Every year, in the days and weeks leading up to Martin Luther King Jr. Day, you can hear the whispers.
Residents of Mt. Judea, Ark., woke up one morning recently to learn that their small community is about to become host to a hog farm – population 6,503 hogs.
Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministry officials announced this week that the group would be reviving its mentoring program in the coming year.
The face of an angel — obscured by fits of crying, wild tremors and splotchy, reddened skin.
While legitimate users of Sudafed and other over-the-counter medications containing pseudoephedrine are likely bemoaning local legislators’ decision to try passing a prescription-only plan for the beleaguered decongestant, our lawmakers are convinced it’s a necessary step toward combating the state’s raging meth epidemic.
With the state legislature getting back into session, there are several items of interest that seem sure to make an appearance.
As the discussion on Seymour’s possible incorporation came up — Joe Karl, publisher of The Seymour Herald sent out a press release about the meeting to various media outlets on Jan. 8 — we wondered how many people in Seymour actually wanted the community to become a city.
The Internet in Knoxville nearly broke Friday when the Alabama Crimson Tide made public its selection of former Vols football coach Lane Kiffin as its new offensive coordinator.
After a rocky final season at SCHS — which saw him suspended from the Sevier County basketball team in the postseason following an arrest — former Bears star Devin Schmidt is making the most of the college opportunity presented him by Delta State University.
When the news broke this week that Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts’ board of directors had entered into a contract to buy the land it sits on from Pi Beta Phi — the women’s fraternity that has owned the land since 1912 — many locals likely breathed a sigh of relief.
Nearly nine years after U.S. troops won Fallujah from Iraqi insurgents, the city has fallen into the hands of al-Qaida, according to numerous media reports this week.