Just about an hour northwest of here, a small Tennessee town was voting last night on whether or not to change its name.
With increasing frequency the term “bullying” is met with rolled eyes and sighs, thanks to its overuse by the media and the thousands of conferences and meetings held nationwide each year to discuss its impact.
Almost eight years ago today was the worst day at the office I’ve ever had. Nov. 8, 2005 was a day that would change my life, and that of everyone in my hometown, LaFollette, forever.
We wish to express our gratitude to the great Sevier County Volunteer Fire Department, Sevier County Sheriff’s Office, and Pigeon Forge, Catons Chapel and Gatlinburg Fire Departments.
Oxycodone alone has had the most profound negative effect on our communities, families, court system, jails, prisons and the department of human services in the past century. Families are torn apart, courts are overwhelmed, jails are full, babies are being born addicted, placed in foster care and quite often placed in permanent homes through foster care, all because of a lie.
With November's arrival comes the joy and festivities associated with the holiday season — specifically Thanksgiving and Christmas.
It’s an easy habit to start, and it’s a tough habit to break.
Before the age of cellphones, most teenagers were paranoid a parent — mom or dad — may pick up another extension in the house and listen in on their calls.
Many businesses and organizations felt the pain of the recent partial shutdown of the federal government.
Bullying is a problem. A serious problem.
I suppose the biggest story going on right now is the government shutdown. What I say now was written over a week ago and I'm sure circumstances have changed; for the better I pray.
Listening to former University of Tennessee football player Inky Johnson speak is a roller coaster of emotions.
Beware, the money or time you are giving to a charity may not be going for the purpose of the charity.
With the increase in retail in Sevierville — see Tanger Five Oaks — the once-roaring retail outlet businesses down the road in Pigeon Forge have suffered.
Wow, the normal rhetoric, scare tactics, and blame game sure escalates when a conservative view is put forward.
During one of the ugliest government standoffs in recent memory, it was nice to see state and municipal governments working together for the good of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, area merchants and residents earlier this week.
A year ago Holly Warlick was beginning her first season as Pat Summitt's replacement at the end of bench for the University of Tennessee Lady Vols.
The letter (Oct.10) from Paul Medley reminds me of something I heard years ago. Instead of “talking points” that everybody including our lawmakers in Congress, the Senate, and “our” President seem to be unable to get past, they might as well say “talk to the hand” instead.
One party rammed Obamacare through with no input from “We the People” or anyone else. It’s destroying our economy. They now need to negotiate, since they completely skipped that step the first time.
One size does not fit all.
That phrase was perfectly illustrated in national news this week out of Massachusetts, where a Boston-area high school — following its own zero-tolerance policy — suspended a high school athlete for five games and pulled her team captainship during her senior volleyball season.
Columnist Bill O’Reilly asked: “Just how can America remain exceptional?” Sept. 24. This is, he believes in American exceptionalism, which Russian leaders are challenging today. First, it was Vladimir Putin who claims there is no such thing as “American exceptionalism.”
Dear Doc Littleton, I saw this article that said exercise was as good as medicine. Can I stop all these pills now?
As the national gridlock of the federal government continues, it’s easy to see why.