As the drama of two llamas racing through the streets of an Arizona city captivated TV audiences as scores of folks on social media last week, my brain shot back to my first journalism job out of college and an odd call we heard over the police scanner.
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.
We had been stranded in the house for three days — couldn’t get down the driveway, couldn’t get up the driveway, because there was a good 4-5 inches of snow and ice on the bottom of it.
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."
With the recent cabin fever, my wife began combing through seed catalogs in preparation to start a small garden this spring. We fully intend to force our children to grow at least one item they consider edible so they can plant, cultivate and eventually consume the product of their own efforts.
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.
Just hours after it seemed Sevier County had made it through the worst of the icy conditions and cold temperatures without any weather-related deaths, the bodies of two people were found in a Seymour-area home Friday night.
What a week.
High school extracurricular activities are often among the most treasured memories students carry with them beyond their senior year.
It absolutely amazes me that a city which has so much to offer, would find their niche and draw in crowds of people by the droves for almost 10 years, and then simply allow this great program to go by the wayside!
In a recent Mountain Press guest column, Congressman Phil Roe confesses that he “honestly can’t understand” why President Obama will veto the Congressional ultimatum for the Keystone XL pipeline. As one with a moral and personal stake in a habitable planet, I am happy to help the Congressman.
The technological advances of the 20th and early 21st century have undoubtedly improved the standard of living for nearly all Americans, but are the changes all for the better?
Local firefighters and police pitted themselves against each other in friendly competition Jan. 27, and everybody won.
Research has uncovered a new treatment for patients with advanced cancer. It improves the social and emotional scores of patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments even as their functional and physical scores plummeted.
When the weather was at its worst Monday night and early Tuesday morning, many dedicated souls were out braving the conditions to help ensure the comfort of others across the community.
The pace was fast and furious as books were sold Feb. 7 at Friends of Sevier County Public Library System’s Romance Used Book Sale at King Family Library in Sevierville.
I like to say I have varying interests.
In Sevier County, the observance of Black History Month in February may not resonate as much as it does elsewhere.
The ladies of the Auxiliary of American Legion Post 104 have been busy in the weeks leading up to Valentine's Day.
Over the past year, ordinary Tennesseans and state officials have been battling to protect unborn children from harm and neglect associated with their mothers' substance abuse.
Like you, I have found my mind focused on thoughts of the untimely deaths last week.
After announcing a 2 percent raise for teachers in his proposed 2014-2015 budget last February, Gov. Bill Haslam had to cut th proposal from his budget once it was noticed in March that projected revenues weren't reaching targets.
Whether it was the cooperating weather, lower gas prices or a full slate of events and programs, this year’s Wilderness Wildlife Week was a runaway success.