There are a few things I know I’ll never attend with my wife: a professional wrestling match, a trip to China and a NASCAR race. That’s OK. Not all southerners like wrestling and stock car racing. But seeing the Great Wall together would be nice.
This past Tuesday afternoon, I had to take some time off from work to travel to the burial of a relative who died the day after Thanksgiving.
While we’d never recommend it, we’ve got to tip our hats to some Seymour-area citizens that helped foil a robbery Tuesday night at the Boyds Creek Dollar General Store.
Looking back over the past month, I have had the opportunity to attend a couple of events that have made me more grateful.
Who was the “winner” of the goings on at the Home for Children? Was it the writer of the “un-signed letter,” The Mountain Press investigative reporter or another?
Ever wonder what a proud, spirited horse feels like the first time a greenhorn controller forces a bridle bit into his mouth? He can’t spit it out, he can’t swallow it and the taste of cold, hard steel connected to unwanted reins is something he can only seethe and chomp on.
A group of locals has begun working with the Competitive Airfare Partnership, a joint effort to bring low-fare air carriers to Knoxville's McGhee Tyson Airport.
Jeff Bezos and Amazon.com caused quite a stir in the media over the holiday weekend with the announcement that the company seeks to develop drone delivery of packages in the next few years.
Last month, during his budget presentation to Gov. Bill Haslam, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn said Tennessee was on its way to becoming the home of more methamphetamine labs than any other state.
With this column I'm going to take you back several years to WWI and the time leading up to that war. I'm going to show you that things have not changed in regard to war except for the amount of money being spent. Even though most of those around at the time of WWI are now dead, others have come along and have taken their place. I will show you the myth of ending war.
Once they return from war, U.S. combat veterans are often exposed to another battle at home.
As a child, do you remember doing wrong and being confronted by your parents? Certainly, we all do. While our misbehavior was never acceptable, lying about what we did just to save face or escape punishment, at least in my parent’s estimation, was always considered far worse than the original transgression.
The Northview Kodak Volunteer Fire Department met a nice new threshold recently, earning an Insurance Office Service rating of 5 throughout its coverage area.
Cub Scout Pack 212 of Middle Creek United Methodist Church in Pigeon Forge took on quite a task this Thanksgiving when it chose to feed first responders from across the county as a show of thanks to the dedication of area firefighters, police and other emergency service workers.
The continued commercialism of Christmas — only 27 shopping days left by the way — has resulted in a devaluing of Thanksgiving, one of the most beautifully-intended holidays on the U.S. calendar.
B.J.’s letter (Mountain Press, Nov. 22) speaks to a short memory, and a cry of racism on his part! Maybe he loves everything our current president is doing, but disagreement over his policies does not fit a need for name-calling unless that is all you have to fall back on!
The United Way of Sevier County would like to thank Food City for allowing us to hold our recent “Pumping Gas for Tips” fundraiser.
Thanksgiving can be a very difficult time for many people who have had great losses in their lives. Financial loss, marital and relationship failures, and the stress “to be happy” seems to be compounded by holidays. Parents who have lost their child to death, or those who have an unfulfilled desire for children, seem to struggle the most during the holidays.
With wintry weather threatening the area Tuesday night into Wednesday, it's almost impossible not to be an armchair quarterback when it comes to the status of Sevier County schools.
The Women’s Care Center recently held its first annual fundraising banquet at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center in Pigeon Forge.
The three-day used book sale Nov. 7 through 9 at the King Family Library in Sevierville was an experiment that ended well. Nearly $3,000 was raised in three days. Those funds will be spent to improve the three libraries in the Sevier County Library System.
As many pundits get on their soap box about businesses opening on Thanksgiving and the damage and moral decay it's sure to cause, others are looking differently at the decision by several national stores to extend the holiday shopping creep into Thanksgiving Day.
Friday was a day of smiles and a few tears for many in Knoxville as the University of Tennessee unveiled Pat Summitt Plaza and the new statue of the legendary coach.
As a child Christmas was a magical time.
I am writing in response to the two deaths on Chapman Highwy last week due to the person running the red traffic light.
Pancakes and much more were on the breakfast menu for many Sevier County folks on Tuesday morning.