Ober Gatlinburg Extends Its Annual Shutdown 1 Full Week From April 26 - May 13

Friday, April 16, 2021

Ober Gatlinburg will extend its annual shutdown for maintenance and improvements from April 26- May 13. Ober Gatlinburg will reopen to the public on Friday, May 14.

The shutdown will consist of all departments making cosmetic improvements as well as inspections and maintenance on activities. This includes some capital and infrastructure improvements. Ober Gatlinburg will be closed to the public during this time.

The annual shutdown has been extended until through May 13, to allow more time for staff to complete necessary projects. Ober Gatlinburg will reopen on May 14, with a refreshed staff and improvements.

Ober Gatlinburg will publicly acknowledge some of these annual shutdown projects in email newsletters. To sign up for Newsletters, click HERE and register your email for all the latest Ober Gatlinburg news.


Tennessee Tourism Celebrates The “Power Of Travel”

Tennessee Aquarium Adding Additional Hours In May

Capital City/Lake Murray Country, South Carolina: Small Town Getaways Yield Big Rewards


This week marks the kickoff of National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) , an annual celebration of the contributions of the U.S. travel industry. As Tennessee’s #2 industry, the Tennessee Department ... (click for more)

With the mercury climbing and the sun dawdling ever longer above the horizon, the Tennessee Aquarium is expanding its hours to accommodate even more guests in the lead-up to summer. A daily ... (click for more)

A visit to small Southern towns and surrounding countryside can yield big benefits. With a fusion of nostalgia, historic preservation and forward vision, the towns in the South Carolina region ... (click for more)



Travel

Tennessee Tourism Celebrates The “Power Of Travel”

This week marks the kickoff of National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) , an annual celebration of the contributions of the U.S. travel industry. As Tennessee’s #2 industry, the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and partners across the state will unite to recognize the “Power of Travel” and the industry’s critical role in rebuilding our workforce, restoring businesses and ... (click for more)

Tennessee Aquarium Adding Additional Hours In May

With the mercury climbing and the sun dawdling ever longer above the horizon, the Tennessee Aquarium is expanding its hours to accommodate even more guests in the lead-up to summer. A daily capacity limit will remain in place for the foreseeable future, but to safely welcome as many visitors as possible, the Aquarium will offer extended hours in May. The Aquarium will ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Boyd Raises Issue Of Pinkston Raises To A Staff Member He Married And Hiring Her Brother; DA Says, "I Have Done Nothing Wrong"

County Commissioner Tim Boyd has questioned District Attorney Neal Pinkston on the issue of relatives in his office. He released an email he received that was critical of DA Pinkston giving allegedly excessive raises to a top staff member that he married and for hiring her brother. At budget hearings, he asked DA Pinkston whether he had any relatives on the county payroll. ... (click for more)

2 Killed, 1 Injured In Shooting Wednesday Night On Ridgeside Road

DeQuan Paris, 25, and LaRome Ridley, 20, were killed and a 29-year-old man was injured in a shooting on Ridgeside Road Wednesday evening. The two men who died are brothers. They have two other brothers. Their mother, Amanda Del “Rat” Paris, died last Dec. 3 at age 39. Chattanooga Police responded to the 3600 block of Ridgeside Road on a report of a person shot at approximately ... (click for more)

Opinion

Please Stop Calling Us “Latinx”

We’re asking nicely, because we think the use of the term has been mostly well-intentioned. But let’s start with some numbers: a mere 3 percent of Americans of Latin-American descent use “Latinx” to describe themselves. This is based on a 2020 Pew Research poll of about 3,000 American Latinos. Those who want for “Latinx” to become the default say it’s preferable because it’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Earn Life's "Free Lunches"

The worst debacle in our nation’s history, it is beginning to be proven, was when the United States was quarantined during the COVID-19 epidemic. Our economy – from employment to production – was stymied. Our next generation responded with virtually no education for an entire year and a surging teen suicide epidemic and the biggest profits that were made in the second half of 2020 ... (click for more)