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Apr. 25, 2015 @ 02:11 PM

National park has large economic impact on surrounding areas

According to a new report from the National Park Service, the 10 million visitors to the national park last year spent more than $800 million in communities near the park, and that spending supported more than 12,000 local jobs in those communities.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 06:03 PM

Turnout light in early voting

Early voting has started for two of this year's three municipal elections, but so far officials say turnout has been light.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 05:48 PM

Paula Deen visits Pigeon Forge restaurant ahead of opening

Paula Deen's Family Kitchen welcomed its celebrity namesake Friday afternoon for a day of VIP events and sneak peaks of the restaurant, which officially opens next week on the Island at Pigeon Forge.


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Apr. 24, 2015 @ 11:24 PM

Roundup: Second-half breakthroughs lead Sevier County past Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge packed it in on defense on Friday night.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 10:52 PM

Devin Davenport's homer in the seventh lifts Pigeon Forge past Sevier County

Strong pitching and one swing of the bat was the formula for a 1-0 Pigeon Forge win over rival Sevier County in a throwback contest Friday night at Fisher Field.


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 09:36 PM

Pigeon Forge calmly dispatches Unicoi County

From start to finish, Pigeon Forge was cool and efficient on Thursday night.


Opinion View All »

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 02:13 PM

How do we curb collegiate sexual offenses?

As the NFL fights public national battles with the implications of domestic violence and sexual assault allegations against current, future and former players – think Ray Rice, Greg Hardy, Jameis Winston and, most despicably, Darren Sharper – the University of Tennessee is dealing with similar cases just a few miles down the road in Knoxville.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 03:56 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

Sometimes when the wheels of government are in motion, we citizens can feel powerless to apply the brakes.


Apr. 21, 2015 @ 01:10 PM

Editorial: Get out and vote

With no major ballot issues and only a few contested races, the municipal elections in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg seem destined for low voter turnout during their respective polling days next month.


Mountain Life View All »

Apr. 25, 2015 @ 04:01 PM

Kenneth Burns: Walking in the national park is one of my favorite things

Two hundred seventy-three. That’s how many miles I have walked on trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. At least since I started keeping track.


Apr. 25, 2015 @ 12:37 PM

Public Pulpit: He makes all things new – even us

Many of us have shared the spiritual journey once again that encompassed the week that changed the world. We gather to celebrate an event, the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior. Because He lives, we too shall share in life everlasting. I repeat, this is an event text. We don't have to ponder nuances of the Greek or puzzle what knowledge of the culture will further illuminate. We celebrate this event by allowing it to live on in and through us.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 06:24 PM

Northview freshman takes top honor at Sevier County’s Got Talent

The first of a planned series of annual competitions for local high school students — Sevier County’s Got Talent — went off Thursday night without a hitch.


Crime Report View All »

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 03:14 PM

Arrests April 25, 2015

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


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 03:57 PM

Arrests April 24, 2015

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


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 04:04 PM

Arrests April 23, 2015

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