Publication: Mountain Press

First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

National park rescue delayed by storms

NATIONAL PARK —Park rangers were unable to complete a rescue operation Sunday when a 64-year-old man from Michigan fell while hiking in the park.According to park spokesperson Dana Soehn, the man was hiking about a mile below Mount LeConte on the Alum ... [Publicerad Mountain Press - 15 hours ago]
Entities: Alum, Flooding, Operation
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Storms down trees, cause flooding

Sevier County wasn’t struck by a tornado Sunday night, but reports indicate there was at least one close call in the Seymour area.Kelly McDowell was watching out his window when he noticed what looked like a funnel cloud forming over the home of a neighbor, ... [Publicerad Mountain Press - 15 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Arrests July 29, 2014

Editor’s Note: The following information was taken from the intake reports at the Sevier County Jail. All people listed within this report are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.Michael Lynn Blevins, 39, of 706 Locust Lane in Gatlinburg, ... [Publicerad Mountain Press - 17 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

Editorial: Conservation efforts succeed all around us

Often, it seems, those who discuss conservation or environmental protection are pigeon-holed as liberals or bleeding hearts with unrealistic goals of protecting rare snails or fragile species of sea coral at the cost of beneficial industrial and commercial ... [Publicerad Mountain Press - 20 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 23 hours ago - 1 reports

Pigeon Forge to consider Ripken contracts

PIGEON FORGE —In a meeting Monday at 5:30 p.m., the Pigeon Forge City Commission will consider several items related to the Cal Ripken Experience youth baseball complex.The park, which will focus on bringing travel teams — and their tourist families — ... [Publicerad Mountain Press - 23 hours ago]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Last minute political ploys cloud the real issues

SEVIERVILLE —Be it Lyndon Johnson’s talk of possible peace in Vietnam just days before the 1968 election, Henry Kissinger’s similar talking points in the waning hours of the 1972 Nixon campaign or even the 2012 release of Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” comments ... [Publicerad Mountain Press - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Jason Davis: Preposterous Prius perceptions

SEVIERVILLE —In the summer of 2007, desperate to find a car that achieved great gas mileage but could comfortably seat four people, I set out on a quest to scour the internet, auto magazines and the brains of all the motorheads I knew to find the bes ... [Publicerad Mountain Press - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Non-native speakers now 5 percent of county students

SEVIERVILLE —As a tourist community with close to 100,000 residents and millions of visitors each year, Sevier County faces a unique set of challenges.Among the bigger hurdles for the local school system is the inclusion of an increasing number of students ... [Publicerad Mountain Press - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Local survivor competes in national Transplant Games

PIGEON FORGE —Richard Castro was happy with his experience at the 2014 Transplant Games of America even before he won his age division in the cornhole tournament.The games, held earlier this month in Houston, Texas, are made up of individual and team ... [Publicerad Mountain Press - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Letter: More answers needed on GMO foods

Editor,The Chicago Tribune editorial appearing in Sunday’s paper (Food labeling should be about information, not fear) opposing the labeling of genetically modified foods was completely wrong.With Kroger and Safeway joining the trend away from GMO foods, ... [Publicerad Mountain Press - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 2 reports

Arrests July 25, 2014

Editor’s Note: The following information was taken from the intake reports at the Sevier County Jail. All people listed within this report are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.Darrius Lamont Bumpers, 46, of Detroit, was charged ... [Publicerad Mountain Press - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 2 reports

Arrests July 23, 2014

Editor’s Note: The following information was taken from the intake reports at the Sevier County Jail. All people listed within this report are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.Tabrina Dalila Blevins, 27, of 8209 Pickins Gap in ... [Publicerad Mountain Press - Jul 22 2014]

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"Other hikers in the area were able to carry him up to the trail," Soehn said. "Our team of rangers were on the scene with him by 4 p m."
... I had to dig my copy of "Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em" out of storage just to make sure it worked.)"
He says he’s disappointed but not surprised to see partisan politics playing a part in a judicial retention vote. "We knew it could be happening, given that it has happened in other states.”"
...In return, the money raised is used to the further the cause of the ministry —  "to rescue the poor and needy in the Smoky Mountain area by providing recovery services in Jesus’ name.”"

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Storms down trees, cause flooding [Publicerad Mountain Press - 15 hours ago]
National park rescue delayed by storms [Publicerad Mountain Press - 15 hours ago]
Arrests July 29, 2014 [Publicerad Mountain Press - 17 hours ago]
Editorial: Conservation efforts succeed all aro... [Publicerad Mountain Press - 20 hours ago]
Pigeon Forge to consider Ripken contracts [Publicerad Mountain Press - 23 hours ago]
Non-native speakers now 5 percent of county stu... [Publicerad Mountain Press - Jul 27 2014]
Jason Davis: Preposterous Prius perceptions [Publicerad Mountain Press - Jul 27 2014]
Last minute political ploys cloud the real issues [Publicerad Mountain Press - Jul 27 2014]
Local survivor competes in national Transplant ... [Publicerad Mountain Press - Jul 26 2014]
Justices fight to retain seats [Publicerad Mountain Press - Jul 26 2014]
Appellate court judges also face retention votes [Publicerad Mountain Press - Jul 26 2014]
Letter: More answers needed on GMO foods [Publicerad Mountain Press - Jul 26 2014]
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