I read the interviews of Sir Richard Branson (Virgin Group) by Maria Bartiromo (anchor and global markets editor at Fox Business Network) for USA Today Aug. 18, where he talked about growth, ethics and the final frontier.
With summer ending and a hectic week behind us, here’s a little bit of this and that culled from my mental notebook.
Next month’s National Quartet Convention, slated for Sept. 21-27 in Pigeon Forge, may not sound like much to the average citizen, but it’s the crown jewel of the city’s LeConte Center so far.
First off, I was pretty offended at the political cartoon, on Aug. 22, depicting the Pilgrims as “undesirables” who came across some border illegally. Totally the wrong picture!
Congratulations to new Sevier County Veterans Service Officer Lorenza Wills.
If the Gatlinburg Trolley System would run as efficiently as the Pigeon Forge System, this letter would not be necessary. To the locals who ride both systems, the difference is as apparent as night and day.
Gov. Bill Haslam has been in campaign mode over the last few days, as he’s sought to recruit high school students to sign up for the state’s Tennessee Promise campaign.
My patient was told in 1984 that he had prostate cancer and it would likely kill him within five years. I wasn’t the one who told him. I was playing football as a senior in high school and more interested in putting people on their hind-quarters than examining them. I still had no clue I would even be a physician at that point. But our eventual crossing of paths was set.
On behalf of the Appalachian Relief Fund, thank you to everyone who helped make the 4th annual benefit concert the best ever.
With the county election in the rear-view mirror and the installation of new officials coming soon, we would like to take the opportunity to thank those who have served and are leaving office.
Short sentences for heinous crimes, early releases and paroles for good behavior are often blamed on overcrowded jails —whether locally, statewide or even across the nation.
Robin Williams’ death last week has been talked about ad nauseum, nearly every publication, including ours, has had stories about his life, his death and the illnesses that likely led to his suicide.
With the real thing just a week away, exhilarated high school football fans descended on Sevier County High School’s Burchfield Stadium Friday night for the sixth annual Smoky Mountain Kick-off Jamboree.
Seeing a need is often the easy part. Helping meet that need is often where problems arise.
In last Sunday's paper Sheriff Hoss Seals seemed to take pride in the fact, another expansion of the jail will give Sevier county the ability to lock up more people. More in fact than any city nearby with a larger permanent population.
Sevierville still has some good, honest people in its town.
Images coming out of Ferguson, Mo., over the past few days don't look like the United States we're accustomed to seeing in the 21st century.
We’ve had a great summer reading program and I’d like to thank our sponsors for their generous donations.
Climate change, carbon footprints, sunspots, melting glaciers, greenhouse gases, rising seas, massive floods, disappearing ozone, continuous daylight, elevated carbon dioxide, empty deserts, blocked sunrays, GHG effect, worldwide winter, oceans rising and beyond.
Several years ago, during my single dad days, I had become a master at keeping life organized. It was purely out of necessity.
As the news of actor Robin Williams' tragic death broke Monday evening, the response from his fans was overwhelming.
With a recently announced grant being awarded to Gatlinburg to provide improvements, including equipment for disabled children, more places are becoming available to a vastly under-served community in Sevier County.
Health insurance premiums jump 50 percent because of Obamacare. This is the allegation made by a political advertisement which ran on television statewide by the Alexander for Senate campaign. The July 10 edition of The Washington Post said this regarding the advertisement.
Youth athletics are booming.
Three issues are of particular concern regarding the efforts to convince voters that the current judges of the state Supreme Court should not be retained.