2020-12-02 E-Edition

Little Red

For almost 20 years, Little Red, a 1965 fire-engine-red Ford F-100 pickup, has been sitting quietly in Jerry Epps’ garage. The truck was placed there after the Epps family suffered the tragic loss of their son Joey in an automobile accident on March 21, 2001. Before his untimely death, Joey began driving Little Red to school when he turned 16. […]

Hayden mourns loss of Brandon Stedham

A family vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains turned tragic on Tuesday, Nov. 24, when Wesley “Brandon” Stedham, 48, of Warrior, fell to his death while attempting to take a photo from a scenic overlook at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The National Park Service confirmed the information in a news release that reported Stedham fell approximately 50 feet “after […]

Blount to Boston and miles in between

The ancient Chinese philosopher and writer Loa Tzu said, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” For Blount County native Brett King, it began in 2013 as a competitive bet between legal colleagues. When King speaks about running, it is quite clear he is passionate about the subject. Although he said he was never a star athlete […]


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