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May. 23, 2015 @ 04:28 PM

Home gardens gain popularity this year

Since the Great Recession of the last decade, home gardening has exploded.


May. 23, 2015 @ 04:27 PM

Local farmers markets starting

 As the weather begins to warm, an almost subconscious human desire for fresh fruits and vegetables begins to surface.


May. 23, 2015 @ 04:23 PM

School expenses may prompt tax increase

An unfunded federal mandate and continued growth were among the two major reasons Sevier County school officials cited in saying they need additional county revenues to cover their expenses — enough, they said, to mean a 13-cent increase in the county’s property tax rate without changes in the proposed budget.


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May. 23, 2015 @ 02:53 AM

Sevier County's Hunter Miniard finishes runner-up in 300 hurdles

Hunter Miniard led early on Friday before Memphis Central’s Kristopher Butler just edged him out at the line to win the 300-meter hurdles state title.


May. 22, 2015 @ 10:51 PM

The King's Academy falls in epic state championship game

 Taylor Weekly paused.


May. 22, 2015 @ 01:36 PM

TKA falls for first time at state tournament

The King’s Academy’s fairy tale week reached an abrupt intermission on Friday morning.


Opinion View All »

May. 22, 2015 @ 04:37 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

Though there were no surprises in the three local municipal elections and turnout was far from great, there are reasons to applaud the process.


May. 20, 2015 @ 11:22 AM

Editorial: All 'charities' are not the same

When the Federal Trade Commission, Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Attorney General Herb Slatery announced a federal lawsuit against Cancer Fund of America, Children’s Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, The Breast Cancer Society and others, the blood of many across the state boiled.


May. 21, 2015 @ 02:39 PM

Michael Collins: A young man’s special moment witnessed

Once in a while a person is fortunate enough to bear witness to a special moment.


Mountain Life View All »

May. 22, 2015 @ 03:51 PM

Upland Chronicles: Clingmans Dome tower was designed for functionality

At 6,643 feet, Clingmans Dome is the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is the highest point in Tennessee, and the third highest mountain east of the Mississippi River. Only Mount Mitchell (6,684 feet) and Mount Craig (6,647 feet), both in Mount Mitchell Sate Park in western North Carolina, rise higher.


May. 22, 2015 @ 03:48 PM

Public Pulpit: We look to God for forgiveness and stability

Thank you, Lord, for the rain. It has been quite some time since we’ve had more than just a few drops here in Pittman Center. The air now smells so fresh and clean, and all the pollen has been washed away for a time.


May. 22, 2015 @ 03:47 PM

Charles Mackem: There's a curry for everyone

I’m really fond of curries, and one of the main reasons is the nearly infinite variety of dishes that fall into this category. There are yellow curries from India, and red curries from Thailand. There are ginger curries from Malaysia, and curried noodle dishes from Singapore. I once had a curried goat and potato pizza on Union Island in the Caribbean, sold to me by two Rastafarians named Evol (that’s ‘love’ spelled backwards) and Elvis. It was delicious. There are thousands of dishes throughout the world that can reasonably be called curries.


Crime Report View All »

May. 22, 2015 @ 04:11 PM

Arrests May 23, 2015

Editor’s Note: The following information was taken from the intake reports at the Sevier County Jail. All are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.


May. 21, 2015 @ 05:10 PM

Arrests May 22, 2015

Editor’s Note: The following information was taken from the intake reports at the Sevier County Jail. All are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.


May. 22, 2015 @ 04:39 PM

Arrests May 21, 2015

Editor’s Note: The following information was taken from the intake reports at the Sevier County Jail. All are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.