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.
A busy week left my notebook full of column ideas, so here’s a little bit of this and that from the files:
Today is Autism Sunday, also known as the International Day of Prayer for Autism and Asperger’s syndrome.
Congratulations to Sevier County Sheriff's Office and Animal Control Officer Phil King, who this week earned a citation from the the Humane Society of the United States for his work in a case that ended what authorities allege was a breeding operation for illegal dogfighting.
As Tennessee Volunteers fans across the state were celebrating coach Butch Jones' incredible 2015 recruiting haul on National Signing Day, a number of folks across Sevier County were celebrating as well.
I have just read the headline from the latest atrocity to come from the evil that is the self-proclaimed ISIS.
If you want to find common ground between Democrats and Republicans in Washington, propose a measure to provide support for America's veterans.
David Edmonston was 11 years old in 1954. He had no idea he was going to be a part of a medical breakthrough likely saving thousands of lives and reducing suffering in children for decades to come.
Over the last decade plus, Pigeon Forge wrestling coach Greg Foreman, his staff and dozens of dedicated wrestlers have built a dynasty in the heart of Sevier County.
The smiles and laughs spreading through the gathered crowd of residents and staff at Ft. Sanders Sevier Nursing Home earlier this week were infectious.
It’s something you never expect. A physical confrontation or attack is probably the last thing on your mind.
Through some clerical error in a state office, The Mountain Press receives almost daily fax updates of traffic fatalities across East Tennessee from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
The article in the Sunday, Jan. 25 edition of The Mountain Press, page A6, is somewhat disturbing.
I am not a Democrat. No surprise there for those who know me.
When Wildness Wildlife Week started 25 years ago, it's likely no one could have imagined that the annual celebration and educational conference would grow into the massive event we have today.
There is a scene in the movie “Selma” when the marchers are heading down Water Avenue in their first attempt to cross the bridge as a symbolic show of unity. Suddenly they pass right by The Selma Times-Journal newspaper building, make a sharp right, then start to cross the bridge.
First Gov. Bill Haslam was unequivocally behind Common Core standards.
When it comes to men’s basketball coaches, the University of Tennessee is under a black cloud.
The annual State of the Union address, meant to fulfill the rules in Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution, has changed wildly since George Washington's initial message to a joint session of Congress on Jan. 7, 1790.
On Jan. 13, this paper published an article, “Insure Tennessee could generate $1.14 billion,” in which Justin Owen, president and CEO of the Beacon Center of Tennessee stated “Medicaid expansion is a multi-million dollar band-aid on a massive wound; it just won’t work.”
I threw our Christmas tree out the back door at 9:10 a.m. Christmas morning. I regret I didn’t do it sooner.
State Rep. Andy Holt, a Republican from Dresden, is fighting for thousands of Tennesseans with his latest crusade to end red-light and speed cameras across the state.
I first met Ms. Mary when I was working as a reporter at the LaFollette Press back in my hometown of LaFollette, Tenn.
Sevier County's Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee has been hard at work planning and rehearsing for its annual event to honor the civil rights leader on Monday.
Your government, some elected representatives, lobbyists and bureaucrats are at work today attempting to take your only increase in disposable income in the past 10 years, perhaps longer.