Dolly Parton pledges $1 million donation to coronavirus research at Vanderbilt

Dolly Parton isn’t called “Saint Dolly” for nothin’.  On Wednesday, Dolly took to social media to announce that she would be making a donation of $1 million to Vanderbilt toward the advancements of research for a coronavirus cure.  In the post, Dolly refers to her friend, Dr. Naji Abumrad, whom fans have heard of before […]

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Practicing self isolation? Here’s our top 7 ways you can still get a taste of the Smoky Mountains from home (for both kids and adults!)

COVID-19 has put the world on lockdown, and while everyone’s safety is of the utmost importance, it still leaves many of us stuck at home —  lonely, scared, bored, or some combination of the three.  In response, some businesses in the Smokies are offering help in creative ways. Here’s a list of those doing their […]

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Restaurants at The Old Mill launch new delivery options with side of hand sanitizer

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, The Old Mill announced on Saturday, March 21, that they would be suspending in-restaurant dining at the Old Mill Restaurant and Pottery House Cafe to practice social distancing and are curtailing retail operations. However, they also announced that they will be launching a takeout and delivery service and […]

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Puckett’s parent company launches gift card sale and staff relief fund in wake of pandemic

Because the Centers for Disease Control is recommending social distancing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, several attractions and businesses in the Smokies have now closed their doors. Some restaurants are operating at a limited capacity, but doing their part to help those who have been affected by the pandemic. Puckett’s parent company, A. […]

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