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Jul. 23, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Students have fun – and learn – at math and science camp

This week, Walters State is hosting a summer math and science camp for students who completed seventh and eighth grades in the previous school year. Students participate in math-related activities in the morning, and science activities in the afternoon.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:58 PM

Juvenile center gets new books

Staying at the Sevier County Juvenile Center can be a lonely, scary time for kids who have made mistakes and could use some guidance or solace.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:57 PM

Paula Deen restaurant expansion OK'd

In a meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Pigeon Forge Regional Planning Commission approved a revised site plan for the Island at Pigeon Forge, featuring an expansion to the building where the Paula Deen's Country Kitchen restaurant will be located.


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Jul. 22, 2014 @ 04:57 PM

High School golf begins after months of warm-ups

 The high school golf season tees off this week but some of the area’s golfers are already in midseason form.


Jul. 22, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Seymour kicker JJ Jerman commits to Campbell University

 JJ Jerman had never heard a coach sound so excited about his left foot.


Jul. 16, 2014 @ 12:35 PM

Gatlinburg-Pittman finds new quarterback

Albert Werner is getting used to pressure-packed moments on the football field.


Opinion View All »

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 04:31 PM

Editorial: Tensions grow over situation in Ukraine

With the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine, killing 298, and two Ukrainian military jets being shot down just six days later, things are amping up in deep in the heart of the former Soviet Union.



Jul. 22, 2014 @ 03:17 PM

Letter: Live-It Ministries helps reader on limited income

As a volunteer for the American Red Cross, I am used to helping others. Recently I found myself on the receiving end of needing help.


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Jul. 19, 2014 @ 02:10 PM

American Legion thanks flag-flying businesses

The visits aren’t announced. “We just walk in and say, ‘May we speak to the manager?’” said Carolyn Wells, president of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 104. “A lot of them are surprised.”


Jul. 19, 2014 @ 01:57 PM

Jake Old: Unpacking a pack rat

I’ve been labeled a pack rat because I hang onto items long after I’ve stopped using them regularly. I have an emotional attachment to memories associated with many of these things. But don’t we all have useless items that we keep simply for sentimental value?


Jul. 19, 2014 @ 01:59 PM

Upland Chronicles: Many Sevier County men enlisted in Second Tennessee Regiment

Like most of the able-bodied males of East Tennessee, hundreds of Sevier County volunteers enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War. Most of them journeyed to Kentucky to sign up, or found a recruiting officer who wasn’t too scared of retribution, in order to join the Union cause locally.


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Jul. 23, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Arrests July 24, 2014

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


Jul. 22, 2014 @ 02:47 PM

Arrests July 23, 2014

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


Jul. 21, 2014 @ 06:50 PM

Arrests July 22, 2014