Before the age of cellphones, most teenagers were paranoid a parent — mom or dad — may pick up another extension in the house and listen in on their calls.
Many businesses and organizations felt the pain of the recent partial shutdown of the federal government.
Bullying is a problem. A serious problem.
Listening to former University of Tennessee football player Inky Johnson speak is a roller coaster of emotions.
With the increase in retail in Sevierville — see Tanger Five Oaks — the once-roaring retail outlet businesses down the road in Pigeon Forge have suffered.
During one of the ugliest government standoffs in recent memory, it was nice to see state and municipal governments working together for the good of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, area merchants and residents earlier this week.
A year ago Holly Warlick was beginning her first season as Pat Summitt's replacement at the end of bench for the University of Tennessee Lady Vols.
One size does not fit all.
That phrase was perfectly illustrated in national news this week out of Massachusetts, where a Boston-area high school — following its own zero-tolerance policy — suspended a high school athlete for five games and pulled her team captainship during her senior volleyball season.
As the national gridlock of the federal government continues, it’s easy to see why.
Congratulations are due to the city of Clarksville and the state of Tennessee for the pair’s announcement on Monday that Hankook will bring a new 1.5-million-square-foot facility to the Middle Tennessee region.
A protest in the National Park Saturday highlighted well the problems with a government shutdown.
Signature Healthcare hosted a regional senior Olympics event at Pigeon Forge Care and Rehabiliton this week, much to the delight of the dozens of seniors from eight regional nursing facilities that competed.
Pigeon Forge city officials should be proud of the municipality’s new LeConte Center.
While most people seem to be content with playing the blame game during the current federal shutdown, some are noticing other issues. Most noticeably an underlying, petty obtuseness to the whole thing, seemingly designed just to frustrate the general public.
While some across the country may not feel the pain of a government shutdown, there's no question others are.
No matter which side of the aisle your personal political beliefs fall on, if you’re a Sevier County resident, you should be saddened by the closing of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as a part of the federal government shutdown.
For years people have criticized, laughed at and mocked those who don't trust the establishment.
With this month’s announcements that a new executive director and campaign chairman for 2014 have been named, it’s become apparent that — like a phoenix — the United Way of Sevier County has risen from the ashes.
Whether it’s resulting from a busy day during the Christmas season, an unfortunate turn onto the Parkway during the weekend of a car show or a drive through town on the Fourth of July, it’s not uncommon to hear locals begrudging tourists.
It’s the early morning hours of a chilly September night, when the sound comes.
Sevier County High School Choir Director Nathan Rhea jumped at the chance for his choir to participate at a concert at Smokies Park this weekend, where it will sing backup to the band Foreigner on the 1984 hit “I Want to Know What Love Is.”
Since Gov. Bill Haslam’s election in 2010, a myriad of changes have come down the pike for educators, by both state and federal mandate.
The Friends of Seymour Library were scheduled to meet with Sevier County Public Library officials last night at the Seymour branch to discuss possible expansion plans in the future.
People’s beliefs and opinions on any topic are forged over time and largely colored by their perceptions — be it because of their environment, upbringing or political viewpoints.
It was nearly two years ago when the Sevier County Smoky Bears football team did the unthinkable at Dobyns-Bennett High School, overcoming a 28-point deficit against the previously unbeaten Indians to earn a 35-28 overtime victory over the Kingsport powerhouse.