The latest flap over Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson’s quotes about teen marriage could really make one question humanity, or at least humanity’s ability to reason.
The date this time worked out perfectly: it fell on the day of the column release. This is also the first opportunity to write in 2014 for me. Did you even think you’d be writing this date for any reason? Time is flying, isn’t it folks?
With New Year’s Eve just two days away, my thoughts have been drifting to past New Year’s Eve celebrations and where I was each year when the clock struck midnight and New York’s big ball fell.
While the actual practice of using evergreen trees in winter celebrations may predate the Christian tradition, most scholars tie the roots of the Christmas tree early modern Germany, acquiring widespread use in the second half of the 19th century.
The birth of Jesus Christ, celebrated by Christians worldwide today, is a compelling, powerful event. The story from the Books of Matthew and Luke deserves to be retold on this most special of days:
Q: Doc, do you see people who don’t enjoy Christmas?
The letters to Santa every year provide a great source of smiles, chuckles and a few outright belly-laughs.
With Christmas just days away, I felt compelled to write this sentence to any readers under 20 years old: Be patient with those family Christmas traditions; they won’t last forever.
With less than a year until the next gubernatorial election, it appears Gov. Bill Haslam is starting to lay the groundwork for his next campaign.
The local non-profit group Live-It announced will continue its compassionate work in the community next year by providing a new bedroom to young cancer victim Regen Morris.
Unlike the previous House of Representatives under the control of its last speaker, this House and speaker — much like a wheelbarrow — in order to accomplish anything must be pushed.
From the birth of Christ until the present time, man has tried to silence this miraculous story by every means possible and their efforts have failed.
It’s one week until Christmas. My column is also one week early the way it falls on Wednesday. I’ll give you my take on this special holiday and you’ll have one week to think about it.
The Sevierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen made a tough decision when it voted to reverse course Monday by agreeing to pay $4 million to help finance a road to serve the Dumplin Creek retail development.
I’ve discovered something interesting this year while walking down department store toy aisles looking for the perfect gift for my son, Rogan.
I would like to extend my sincere appreciation for (New Center Friends) support of New Center School. We raised $7,105 at our annual auction. The money will be used to update classroom computers and to purchase a parent messaging system.
I am so fed up with all the negativity toward our president. Why not direct your displeasure on the ones who deserve it — namely your congressmen! These rats actually get paid to sit on their lazy bottoms and yell “No!” to anything that is important to the elderly, the disabled and the very young.
Yes folks, there are angels among us! Last Saturday I was rushing to get my weekly trash to the nice collection center off Boyds Creek Highway when my “trusty” old car refused to get me there. So there I am on a very busy two-lane Boyds Creek Highway with my car broke down wondering, “What am I to do?”
Nearly 20 years ago Kim Loveday, the director of family resources for Sevier County Schools, noticed something she felt was odd.
In recent years, much has been said concerning the separation of church and state.
With the hustle and bustle of the season, the month of December often seems to speed by at a lightning pace.
Excuse me! Just read your editorial, "Cheap Flights to the Smokies?" I definitely agree that Sevier County can benefit from Knoxville having less expensive flights but, why just through Knoxville?
Many parents will consider purchasing a piano (or guitar, a few brave ones consider a drum set) at Christmas for their child with visions of Carnegie Hall and beautiful concerts. Some do this from a secret desire to sneak in a few stealthy attempts at the piano themselves while others genuinely are hoping to introduce the love of music to their child.
Just a week ago we published an editorial saying making pseudoephedrine — commonly known as Sudafed — a prescription-only drug wouldn’t be a fix-all for the state’s meth problems.