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Sep. 18, 2014 @ 05:59 PM

Mountain Coaster attraction opens in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster opened Sept. 7 on the north side of the city, beside Hillbilly Golf at traffic light two. The attraction lets visitorsride in a single- or two-person cart along hilly terrain.


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

Downtown Sevierville to host art event

The Sevierville Commons Association is hosting an art crawl in downtown Sevierville Sept. 25 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., featuring artwork from local students, live music, food from local restaurants and beverages from local wineries and distilleries.


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 05:48 PM

Authorities mum on details of Pigeon Forge shooting

Five days after a police officer fatally shot a man in a fast food restaurant on a busy weekend for this tourist destination, authorities have released few details of the incident.


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Sep. 18, 2014 @ 03:32 PM

A different Deuce: Wallace's transformation powers Sevier County

When Deuce Wallace was a middle schooler, Alan Silva doesn’t remember the quarterback being much bigger than him at 5-foot-9.


Sep. 16, 2014 @ 10:33 PM

Roundup: Sevier County finally stops Seymour

Every time Sevier County played Seymour last season, it went five sets, and each time the Eagles won.


Sep. 16, 2014 @ 11:20 AM

TKA knocks off Sevier County

The King’s Academy kept slaying giants on Monday.


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Sep. 17, 2014 @ 05:32 PM

Letter: Good Shepherd gets continued support through festival

It was a hot and sultry Saturday, but thanks to many local folks and businesses the Rafting & Rhythm Festival proved to be a cool way to raise funds for Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic on Aug. 23.


Sep. 16, 2014 @ 11:59 AM

Editorial: NFL's shield shines despite scandals

The National Football League's trademark logo shield, it seems, is coated in Teflon.


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Sep. 13, 2014 @ 11:41 AM

Upland Chronicles: Eckel was newspaper editor 40 years

Although blind the last 19 years as editor and publisher of the Sevier County Record-Republican, Herbert O. Eckel saturated himself so thoroughly with current events through personal contacts, telephone conversations, a hired reader and Knoxville radio, that he was more aware of world and local events than journalists with good eyesight.


Sep. 12, 2014 @ 05:59 PM

Three days of music at Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival

How does Sammy Shelor characterize the sound of his bluegrass group, Lonesome River Band? “I’ve always described it as traditional bluegrass music with a rock ’n’ roll downbeat,” said the Southwest Virginia-based banjo player.


Sep. 12, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Jeff Farrell: Email spam is a nuisance, but it's funny.

It’s a good thing the people who send spam don’t profile us, and that what gets flooded into our email accounts doesn’t represent how we actually spend out money or our time.


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Sep. 18, 2014 @ 03:45 PM

Arrests Sept. 19, 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.


Sep. 17, 2014 @ 04:08 PM

Arrests Sept. 18, 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.


Sep. 16, 2014 @ 04:11 PM

Arrests Sept. 17, 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.