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Mar. 02, 2015 @ 06:02 PM

No liquor measure on Sevierville ballot

Sevierville voters won't be considering whether to allow liquor stores in their community after election officials determined a petition to put that item on the upcoming ballot didn't have the required number of votes.


Mar. 02, 2015 @ 05:49 PM

Paula Deen restaurant to begin hiring

Employees are to be hired for more than 200 positions at the Paula Deen's Family Kitchen, the restaurant slated for the Island in Pigeon Forge, beginning March 9.


Mar. 02, 2015 @ 05:42 PM

TBI to investigate jail death

Sevier County Sheriff Ron Seals has asked the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to investigate the death of a local man who was found dead in his cell at the Sevier County Jail Sunday morning.


Sports View All »

Mar. 02, 2015 @ 09:56 PM

Gatlinburg-Pittman's road ends in Elizabethton

 Building a road to the state championship takes years of work.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 10:06 PM

Fulton denies Gatlinburg-Pittman another title

 John Fisher gestured toward the nearby marker board, right above where the newly won Region 2-AA championship plaque rested.


Feb. 27, 2015 @ 11:49 PM

Northview season ends in loss to Hampton

It didn’t take long for Northview Academy to figure out just how tough an opponent they’d drawn in the Region 1-A quarterfinals on Friday night.


Opinion View All »

Mar. 02, 2015 @ 12:32 PM

Editorial: 'Right to try' bill heard today in Nashville

Today in Nashville, legislators in the Tennessee House Health Subcommittee are hearing information about House Bill 0143. Introduced by Rep. Jon Lundberg (R–Bristol) the measure would give terminally-ill patients access to investigational drugs once other methods of treatment have failed.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 12:26 PM

Jason Davis: TV llama drama revives memories of zany stories covered

As the drama of two llamas racing through the streets of an Arizona city captivated TV audiences as scores of folks on social media last week, my brain shot back to my first journalism job out of college and an odd call we heard over the police scanner.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 12:25 PM

Scandal shouldn't reflect negatively on CASA

Seeing an arrest report of the one-time executive director of the local branch of the Court Appointed Special Advocates brought a measure of sadness around The Mountain Press newsroom on Friday.


Mountain Life View All »

Feb. 27, 2015 @ 01:14 PM

Jeff Farrell: Yahoo, is that really the top news story?

Maybe I'm just not the target audience for some digital news outlets.


Feb. 26, 2015 @ 04:23 PM

Carl Mays: Engage the ‘thinking’ region of your brain

A book I have enjoyed reading and referring to over the years is “The Hidden Persuaders” by Vance Packard. In the book, first published in 1957, Packard wrote of psychological techniques used by merchandisers and advertisers to lead consumers to purchase products and services. He also revealed various techniques used by savvy politicians and organizations to get votes. With his explanations, Packard also questioned the morality of such tools. As a motivational speaker and writer, I, of course, realize the validity of the right motivational tools or techniques used correctly in positive ways.


Feb. 26, 2015 @ 04:20 PM

Rose Glen Literary Festival guest to discuss bookstore success

How did Wendy Welch and her husband establish, against difficult odds, a successful used bookstore in Big Stone Gap, Va., population 5,643?


Crime Report View All »

Mar. 02, 2015 @ 05:04 PM

Arrests March 3, 2015

Editor’s Note: The following information was taken from the intake reports at the Sevier County Jail.All people listed in this report are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.


Feb. 27, 2015 @ 03:24 PM

Arrests Feb. 28, 2015

Editor’s Note: The following information was taken from the intake reports at the Sevier County Jail.All people listed in this report are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.


Feb. 25, 2015 @ 02:42 PM

Arrests Feb. 26, 2015

Editor’s Note: The following information was taken from the intake reports at the Sevier County Jail.All people listed in this report are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.