Blountville’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony again featured two trees this year, one of which is dedicated in memory of victims of violence.
From a smokehouse robbery to a quartet of pigs named after the Beatles (”Ringo” ended up on the family’s menu), I’ve heard a lot about hog killing in the last two weeks.
The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting at the "Old Sheriff's Home" in the Blountville Historic District. The event will include the unveiling of a new sign reflecting the building's soon-to-be new role as the "Heritage Tourism Information Center at Blountville."
The Blountville HIstoric District will host a series of Christmas events over a three-day period beginning Thursday.
Last week’s column ended with me asking my cousin why families across our region killed hogs on Thanksgiving. We pick up here with her answer and move on to memories from others.
No contribution is too small. Every penny helps the less fortunate in our region. This year’s Rescue Fund fundraising campaign begins today. Over the coming weeks, the Times News will publisjh stories sharing many of their struggles.
Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas Day, Christmas Eve, and the day before Thanksgiving.
The date wasn’t set into law until 1941, although the first presidential proclamation for a national day of Thanksgiving was signed by President George Washington in 1789.
Did our nation’s founders really consider the royal-sounding “His Highness” when deciding what to call the president of the United States?
Santa’s favorite is “Just good old Northeast Tennessee cornbread dressing.” What’s your’s? Here’s a great recipe from Judy Ann Davis of Kingsport.