SEVIERVILLE — While county officials indicated the state Office of Open Records approved a new records fee for the medical examiner’s office, the state said they hadn’t heard from county officials about it.
The minute I heard the J. Geils Band sing, "Years go by I'm lookin' through a girly magazine, and there's my homeroom angel on the pages in between," I knew that "Centerfold" would be a hit.
Aden Carver was a legendary mountaineer of Oconaluftee, North Carolina. However, few people remember that the centenarian spent 26 years of his remarkable life in Sevier, Cocke, and Blount counties in Tennessee.
About two weeks ago I was in a waiting room when I overheard a man talking to another gentleman about not being sure if he would put his son in Boy Scouts because "they've become so politically correct." I can only assume he was taking a jab at the more than 100-year-old organization's decis…
In 1940 when Arlie Ogle and his wife Ailene purchased property near Pigeon Forge at Caney Creek Road -- known today as the Spur -- Arlie gave the seller, Sam Lamon, a cow as down payment. Lamon was later overheard saying he'd get that property back some day because he didn't figure the Ogles…
When my alarm clock went off extra early Thursday morning, I was dreading the long drive to Wears Valley. A national park-led tour of the still-incomplete stretch of the Foothills Parkway that will eventually open a new, scenic route into the small Sevier County community awaited.
The numbers are in for the summer tourist season in Sevier County. While there is much to be worried about, if you listen to the county's financial expert, things are looking up.
As we packed for our fall break trip this weekend, I couldn't help but think how different road trips are for our 8-year-old than they were for us 30 years ago, when my wife and I were around the same age.
In a few weeks Sevier County will have a new circuit judge. This much is certain: that person will be young and inherit a job that has become, in some ways, overwhelming in the sheer volume of cases that come through.
"Love's Gonna Live Here Again" was playing over the piped-in music system as my wife, Jean, and I were leaving Cracker Barrel yesterday. The song was a big country-pop crossover hit back in its day, as were many of the songs by this recording artist.
Have you ever said of a couple, I wonder what on earth she sees in that guy? And that couple enjoys 60 years of contented marriage. Have you ever said, as you shared a wedding service, those two are ideally suited for each other? That surely is a match made in heaven. And six year later that…
Fifty-four years ago, at the Midway Drive-in Theater on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, the first of 26 James Bond movies lit up the screen. Starring as the iconic Agent 007, Sean Connery became known to the viewing world as "Bond -- James Bond." Third in the series came "Goldfinger" in 1964. M…
As I sink down in my recliner, nestled under Grandma's old quilt with its frayed edges and worn flannel backing that revealed the cotton batting underneath, I feel safe and warm.
There is hidden treasure in these parts. A gem encompassing a tradition so bound in history it can trace its roots back thousands of years to influences sparking an ancient art.
Each summer we look forward to the sunny weather, schools closing and vacations. However, managing your or your family's play, travel and work schedules can be stressful.
Fire can destroy regular concrete walls and reinforced concrete block walls. Modifications can be horrendous. One reader shares his thoughts on AAC.
There is new evidence of a successful treatment for reducing the risk of dementia and improving cognitive function. No treatment is perfect nor effective all of the time, but this one shows great promise. Good research over thousands of patients has demonstrated effectiveness.
When trails lead past the remains of stone wall or chimneys, it's natural to wonder about who lived there. That's what I was doing recently as I hiked on Old Settlers Trail.
The Foothills Parkway really does have a chance to be one of the most beautiful drives you'll ever see. But it's a shame that, after more than 70 years, the complete parkway isn't anywhere near to being finished.
Two weeks ago, we finally made it to Ijams in Knoxville. I have read about it in different Knoxville publications and I even had a friend who volunteered there. But you know how it is, if you don't make it a point to go somewhere, it will never happen.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has always confused me - and many others - in its definition of exactly what is considered a small business. Did you know that some "small businesses" have as many as 1,500 employees while some have no employees (only the owner is involved)?