Steve Wildsmith

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OK, I’m gonna be lazy today and cut-and-paste a recent blog post by my esteemed editor, Frank “Buzz” Trexler.

OK, if you’re reading this blog you’re getting a sneak preview of a new service that will be debuting in a matter of days: The Daily Times Direct news alerts.

The Daily Times Direct mobile news alert is the the latest way to stay connected to Blount County’s No. 1 news and information source. Here’s what you can get via text-messaging:

News – Get breaking news, major traffic alerts and emergency information for our area and around the nation.

Daily Weather Forecast – Receive the local weather forecast as a text message each morning.

Severe Weather Alerts – Get severe weather advisories and warnings by county.

Prep Sports – Get news and scores from all your favorite area teams.

UT Sports – Get the latest Volunteer sports news from the combined forces of VolQuest.com and The Daily Times.

Maryville College Sports – The most complete source for coverage of Maryville College sports.

PowerBall – Find out if you can call in well to work tomorrow.

School Closings & Events – Get important information from your school.

Hook ‘em Solunar Tables: Find out when the fish are more likely to be biting in Blount County!

We’re working hard to keep you informed. Be the first to sign up at www.thedailytimes.com/direct.

That’s all well and good, but what I’m particularly excited about are the following three opportunities that will involve Yours Truly:

  • Entertainment News – Stay up to date on the latest entertainment news.
  • Wildsmith’s Wild Weekend Picks – Get the top picks for weekend entertainment, sent out on Fridays.
  • Tix Fix – Be the first to known when big-ticket shows come to the Maryville/Knoxville area.

So … there you have it. You can plug into the Matrix for 24/7 orgasmic entertainment possibilities, courtesy of the best little entertainment section in the state.

Go. Sign up now.

And while you’re at it, help me decide (either through commenting this blog entry or e-mailing me at steve.wildsmith@thedailytimes.com) — how often do you want these alerts? Every day? A few times a week? As often as possible? Tell me what you think.