I’ve been thinking about the leading cause of home fires — cooking — and want to make sure your readers can take simple steps to be safer when cooking.
Not to get too romance novel on you, dear reader, but today’s column is about a love affair.
As Sevier County teachers and administrators met with U.S. Rep. Phil Roe Monday night at Northview Academy, some things were abundantly clear — morale in Tennessee public education is low, teachers are fed up with burdonsome bureaucratic oversight, and there are no clear answers on how to fix the problem.
According to the Tennessee Children's Advocacy Centers, every hour of every day, there is allegation of child abuse in Tennessee.
As I’ve expressed many times before, I’m what most people would classify as something of a geek. We always had a computer in my house, starting with a Commodore 64 when I was in kindergarten, and my Dad was always encouraging me to read and buying educational toys.
“When are you going to take your family to Disney World?”
I just read your Oct. 3rd article entitled Sen. Alexander speaks to local GOP. As always, your reporting is spot on accurate with quotes, and described the tenor of the event as it was. However, near the end of the article you wrote “It was for that reason, Osborn said, that Tea Party Republicans should vote for Alexander.”
The Sevierville Downtown Commons Association is doing yeoman’s work in trying to re-establish downtown Sevierville as a place to be.
The FBI paints a dismal picture of the lives of some of the United States’ most exploited residents.
When the news came down late Tuesday that Federal Communications Commission Chariman Tom Wheeler was looking into a possible ban of the word “Redskins” from broadcasts of Washington Redskins games, every journalist in America should have noticed.
A patient recently asked if the new electronic cigarettes (e-cigarette) really work and are safe. Curiously, the question came from a patient who had broken his habit years ago with a simple decision to quit.
In this hectic digital age, where seemingly everything is connected, we all must be ever-vigilant against frauds previously unimaginable.
The Mossy Creek Cruzers Car Club and The Diner are hosting the second annual Second Harvest Food Bank Memorial Car Show. It will be held at The Diner on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 1-5 p.m. There will be classic cars, trucks and motorcycles, music, a silent auction and door prizes.
I live on Forge Hideaway Loop in Pigeon Forge. Someone who lives on Forge Hideaway Road senselessly shot my brindle and white dog — not yet a year old and weighs a whole 35 pounds.
It's been a tough couple of weeks in Sevier County.
On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Defense’s Jessica L. Wright, under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, issued a memo that’s being discussed around the county.
Often, getting officials to comment quickly about a bad situation is a reporter’s worst nightmare — especially in a tourist area.
Regarding the letter to the editor by Jackie H. Ward in the Thursday, Sept 25, 2014, edition: I must say that Ward is “on to something” when he/she recommends that failure to properly train public employees, then bury their mistakes and pay for them using public money with very little (if any) discipline is not the way to improve things.
It seems that almost every day a new story surfaces in which some freedom, some inalienable right for U.S. citizens, is slowly being chipped away.
I recently had a “My Name is Earl” moment. For those unfamiliar, the nutty sitcom is full of laugh-out-loud moments as a man named, unsurprisingly, Earl is convinced he has bad karma and can only regain good karma by righting the wrongs he has committed in his life. He keeps a handwritten list of his wrongs, updated periodically as he recalls (and errantly commits) additional indiscretions. His list, I am glad to say, is far lengthier and weightier than mine.
Hang around Sevier County long enough and you’ll hear tales of the figurative walls built between the local municipalities in years past during the free-for-all for tourism dollars.
To the special people who answer the 911 calls — my husband died almost two years ago. When 911 was called I had help from a policeman in less than five minutes. I do not know his name. There were at least six more helpful guys in about eight minutes.
On Sunday, Aug. 24, and Monday, Aug. 25, a team of volunteers, led by our Special Events Coordinator Bev Brosch, Board Member Martha Gilchrist and volunteer Linda Schlicher went to work scrubbing and cleaning our 40-plus-year-old animal shelter on Gnatty Branch Road.
Whether it's the torrential flooding that’s possible in the springtime in Sevier County, or the ever-present threat of snow and ice in the higher elevations during winter, there are times mother nature’s fury can present locals with challenges.
The LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge will begin hosting the biggest event in its relatively short history beginning tomorrow.