As the Fourth of July approaches, firework stands have popped up across the county.
I am writing this once again to educate the public. Many people think a service dog is a dog that wears a heavy metal halter for a blind person. The American Disablities Act of 1992 have three other catergories of service animals — emotional support, therapy and service animals. There are over 50 animals on the list. Dogs are one, of course, the most recognized — but mini horses, goats, pot bellied pigs, rats and snakes are just a few others on the list.
As is often the case, people love to pick a side.
I have certain convictions about which I am inflexible.
Thirty thousand books had to go, and they’ve gone.
What a crazy week.
All too often, fathers are cast as irresponsible, uncaring and grumpy buffoons in popular media.
This Father’s Day, my mind is drifting to memories of my grandfathers.
I have two great ideas that would improve our government.
I was most depressed when I heard Sevier County wedding chapel owners on WBIR-TV squealing in utter delight over the possibility of the U.S. Supreme Court “legalizing” (a court can’t legalize anything, they are not a legislative body) homosexual “mirage.”
Parents, wake up. If your son or daughter came to you and said that they had a friend who is “gay” because they were born that way, how would you handle it?
Last Monday started like any Monday for me: Several cups of coffee, the weekly Good News section deadline and sorting out the newsroom payroll.
After a busy week of rescues, bear attacks and the ever-popular synchronous firefly events, our local national park staff members deserve a pat on the back.
Almost every day, our published arrest report includes at least one arrest for domestic violence in Sevier County.
My name is Brandon A. Lane, and I have a confession, I’m a horror movie addict. So much so that I parlayed the love of watching them into a career of living a horror movie all year long.
It is a unifying, aggravating, irritating, dreaded and sometimes nearly disrobing moment for patients: the weigh-in for an office visit.
Summer is here, and locals and tourists are venturing into the wilderness and the peaceful grandeur of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Congratulations to Northview Intermediate student McKenna Layman on her win at the National Cornbread Festival’s 4-H Cornbread Cook-off.
Westgate Resorts and River Terrace Careforce members have raised $1,000 and will be having a Fathers Day dinner and silent auction on June 20 at River Terrace in Gatlinburg to help fund a no-kill shelter for Sevier County.
I wish to thank the person that found my keys in lane nine and turned them in at the Walmart in Sevierville.
Charity scams, say the recent headlines. Talking about illegal charity mismanagement. But we should be talking about is legal charity scams.
“You had me at hello.”
When I thought this town had made all the dumb moves it could make, they came up with another one — a big one!
Since the governor's Insure Tennessee plan failed in the last legislative session, there's been a full-court press to expose just how much is spent annual by state taxpayers to insure those very legislators through state insurance plans.
Thursday evening my family and I were enjoying a beautiful evening at the Sevierville City Park, when something caught my eye.