Unfortunately, real-world law enforcement isn't like the TV shows.
With warmer weather comes the natural desire to get outside, and many people venture into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, right in our backyard.
It was great to see a local student, Caitlyn Marentette of Pittman Center Elementary School, earn the crown as champion of the Knoxville News Sentinel Southern Appalachia Regional Spelling Bee last month at UT’s Alumni Memorial Hall.
A hotly contested debate of the Legislature over gun rights and public safety could be completed today in the Tennessee State Senate.
Another season, another search for a head coach at the University of Tennessee.
Thursday's appearance of a Knoxville Symphony Orchestra quartet at the King Family Library was just the most recent in a long line of wonderful educational and cultural experiences ushered into the community by the Sevier County Public Library System.
In today's digital age, con artists are always just a click away online.
The Tennessee Legislature's Republican supermajority may be losing some steam thanks to disagreements between the party's conservative and centrist factions.
Last week the Tennessee Senate's Transportation Committee approved the “County Road Relief Act of 2015,” which would make state funding for road grants more easily accessible to downtrodden Tennessee counties.
Congratulations to Sevier County High School quarterback Deuce Wallace on his recent offer and commitment to play major-conference football at Northwestern.
With Obama firmly into his second term in office, the Associated Press is reporting that the president's administration has set a new standard for secrecy.
Today is National Agriculture Day, a day to celebrate the achievements and abundance of goods produced by growers across the country.
No longer the staple they were just a half-century ago, scholastic science fairs have been knocked down a peg across the country.
It’s likely you’ve seen them: weaving over the center line and onto the shoulder of the road, failing to maintain pace with other vehicles or last-second breaking behind stopping traffic.
It seems many throughout the U.S., especially the millennial generation, have become jaded to the fabric of the very country in which we live.
Tennessee is one of only a handful of U.S. states to have an appointed state attorney general.
Yet another high school basketball season has ended for our local high school teams. And though no team made the state tournament this year, continuing a streak that dates back to the Pigeon Forge Lady Tigers' 2011 appearance, several teams staged impressive campaigns.
Curt Schilling is a polarizing figure for many baseball fans.
A poll last week from Rasmussen Reports paints a grim picture of public perception of the United State's continued fight against terrorism.
Today in Nashville, legislators in the Tennessee House Health Subcommittee are hearing information about House Bill 0143. Introduced by Rep. Jon Lundberg (R–Bristol) the measure would give terminally-ill patients access to investigational drugs once other methods of treatment have failed.
Seeing an arrest report of the one-time executive director of the local branch of the Court Appointed Special Advocates brought a measure of sadness around The Mountain Press newsroom on Friday.
Another week, another couple rounds of winter weather. And yet again, our police, fire and rescue and area road workers did an outstanding job keeping folks safe and commerce going.
An Oxford Economics study last year found Americans are saving money at an alarmingly low rate.
Our office's copy of "Webster's Third New International Dictionary," published in 1986, defines sportsmanship as: "Conduct becoming to a sportsman and involving fair honest rivalry, courteous relations, and graceful acceptance of results."
The Senate Health and Welfare Committee, which includes local legislator Sen. Doug Overbey, unanimously passed a bill earlier this month that could provide a substantial barrier to the growing spread of opiate addiction across the state.