Yarabrough Ed Reptile Show coming to Russell Cave

Come out to Russell Cave on Saturday, September 28 for the Yarbrough’s Educational Reptile show. Becky Tucker will present a fun-filled learning experience about the reptiles of the area at 1:00 PM CST. Learn how to recognize and identify the difference between venomous and non-venomous snakes.  If you’re brave enough, you may even get the chance to touch one of the many […]

Whitwell falls to Signal Mountain as the Tigers face district play this week

Whitwell, TN – The Whitwell High School Tigers’ football program got off to a good start at their home opener as they put  the Eagles down 7-0 early in the first quarter. Unfortunately, that would be the end of the of the Tigers’ offense that would appear on the scoreboard. The balance of the game watched the Signal Mountain Eagles notch […]

Beene Pearson features local iron works artisan

South Pittsburg, TN – The Beene Pearson Library in South Pittsburg continues its exhibition of local artists with a display of ironworks by Herb Gravitt through the end of October. Whereas the term “blacksmith” can easily be associated with horseshoeing, Gravitt likes to expand the viewers’ expectation for what blacksmithing can entail. Gravitt spent a career with TVA before retiring in […]

Whitwell ponders liquor sales

Whitwell, TN – The Board of Mayor and Commissioners met last week. Among several items addressed, the Board had a discussion regarding the revenue and safety implications of selling liquor in the City limits.  The Board also received an update on the City’s audit, currently underway. Sewer Extension across Highway 28 While Whitwell’s water services are the product of Tennessee […]

Nat’l Farm Safety Week Sept 18-24

Nashville, TN – Farming has an occupational fatality rate 700 percent higher than other U.S. industries, including mining. During the harvest season, farmers are at very high risk for serious injuries and death as they work to provide an abundant food supply for the nation. In recognition of the hazards farmers face on the job, Governor Haslam has proclaimed September 18-24  Farm […]

“Life” is easier than “living”

Now, I’m choosing to believe that those who read newspapers can be spared the talk about the birds and the bees. However, there seems to be very little argument that usually creating life is relatively simple to do. Then, later while living life, you fail to hear the phrases like “Life is easy” or “Life if Fair.”  How can forming […]

Knoxville FBI office requesting public’s help in exploitation investigation

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking the public’s assistance with obtaining identifying information regarding an unknown male who may have critical information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation.  Photographs and an informational poster depicting the unknown individual, known only as John Doe 41, are being disseminated to the public and […]

Tillis addresses recent departure from leadership

Nashville, TN – The Republican Caucus in the Tennessee House Assembly has been under a cloud of controversy for months. Where the central point of contention started is difficult to identify in this partisan environment, but a February 19 tweet from Democrat Justin Kanew appears to mark a turn in the efforts. Following there has been  a domino of prominent Republicans […]