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Oct. 21, 2014 @ 06:12 PM

Dozens of dogs taken in Sevier

After a dawn raid on a home here, a local family has been charged and 50 dogs seized in what authorities say was an operation aimed at breeding American Pit Bull Terriers for fighting. The dogs were allegedly to be sold with the aid of a website to buyers in Tennessee and other states.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 06:38 PM

Dollywood officials 'top out' DreamMore Resort

Officials from Dollywood, along with a crowd of guests, watched construction crews place the final spire atop the entrance tower of the company's DreamMore Resort Wednesday. The topping out ceremony marked a milestone in the construction of the 307-room facility, slated to open next summer.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 05:57 PM

County commission tables Amendment 1 resolution

Sevier County Commission took a step back but didn't take a stand Monday on a statewide amendment concerning abortion.


Sports View All »

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 06:56 PM

Region courses present familiar trails for cross country runners

Zac Sakacsi and his Sevier County teammates are no strangers to the cross country course at Daniel Boone High School.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 04:38 PM

Zach Linginfelter commits to Tennessee

It was exciting at first.


Oct. 19, 2014 @ 08:09 AM

The King's Academy rolls to district victory

The King’s Academy continues to show the giant leap it has made over the last 12 months.


Opinion View All »

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 01:32 PM

Jason Davis: Pit bulls are often victims of their situations

After reading Jeff Farrell’s story on the dog breeding bust for the front page of today’s paper, I was compelled to write an editorial with a personal touch.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 06:14 PM

Michael Collins: A nod to follical faithfulness

True to my Sevier County roots, I have been getting my hair cut by the same stylist for nearly a decade.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 06:08 PM

Editorial: With young drivers, it's experience, not age, that builds skill

New studies by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety have found that it’s experience, not age, that determines the success and safety of a young driver.


Mountain Life View All »

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 04:03 PM

Upland Chronicles: Fergusons' pottery helped mold Pigeon Forge

In the 1940s, Pigeon Forge was a sedate farming community – little more than a thoroughfare for tourists traveling to Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains. On May 15, 1946, Douglas and Ruth Ferguson opened the Pigeon Forge Pottery and unwittingly became a catalyst in the town's transformation from a pastoral village into a popular vacation destination.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 03:32 PM

Adriana Zoder: The Track is a great place to bring little ones

We visit the Track in Pigeon Forge about once a year. When our children were babies, we did not think the day would come for us to join the crowd hovering around Light #3, waiting for their rides. But what do you know? We were wrong. That day came faster than we thought. As soon as our kids could sit in the little train and take a ride, we made our first Track visit.


Oct. 18, 2014 @ 03:00 PM

Kenneth Burns: The closing of Metro Pulse is a terrible loss

We lost a vital journalistic outlet Wednesday, when the Knoxville News Sentinel announced it was laying off the staff of Metro Pulse, the 23-year-old alternative weekly newspaper.


Crime Report View All »

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 03:33 PM

Arrests Oct. 23, 2014

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.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 03:11 PM

Arrests Oct. 22, 2014

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.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 03:27 PM

Arrests Oct. 21, 2014

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.