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Jan. 25, 2015 @ 12:39 AM

Wilderness Wildlife Week begins

Despite the cold temperatures and intermittent snow Saturday morning, hundreds of people filled the rooms in the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge for the first day of Wilderness Wildlife Week.


Jan. 24, 2015 @ 02:39 PM

Two inmates escape Sevier Jail Annex

 Two inmates of the Sevier County Jail Annex escaped Friday night, according to Sheriff Ron Seals.


Jan. 23, 2015 @ 05:43 PM

After a 12-year stint, Leadership Sevier Executive Director Jay Lowe steps down

How does Jay Lowe describe Leadership Sevier to the uninitiated? “Like a school field trip for adults that focuses on how you become better leaders,” he said.


Sports View All »

Jan. 26, 2015 @ 11:54 AM

Notebook: Ben Sexton is second Lion to make college commitment

Matt Lowe knew his football team at The King’s Academy had plenty of talent this fall.


Jan. 24, 2015 @ 10:44 PM

Seymour can't slow G-P's Gabe Hinton in loss

 Gabe Hinton’s transformation began in the fall.


Jan. 25, 2015 @ 12:29 AM

Highlanders rally past Seymour

 Playing without their first two point guards, Gatlinburg-Pittman’s girls basketball team needed a lift.


Opinion View All »

Jan. 26, 2015 @ 01:51 PM

Editorial: Take advantage of Wilderness Wildlife Week's free offerings

When Wildness Wildlife Week started 25 years ago, it's likely no one could have imagined that the annual celebration and educational conference would grow into the massive event we have today.


Jan. 25, 2015 @ 12:41 AM

Stan Voit: ‘Selma’ evokes flood of memories

There is a scene in the movie “Selma” when the marchers are heading down Water Avenue in their first attempt to cross the bridge as a symbolic show of unity. Suddenly they pass right by The Selma Times-Journal newspaper building, make a sharp right, then start to cross the bridge.


Jan. 25, 2015 @ 12:40 AM

Are controversial standards seeing support waiver?

First Gov. Bill Haslam was unequivocally behind Common Core standards.


Mountain Life View All »

Jan. 24, 2015 @ 05:19 PM

Upland Chronicles: Creswell, Maples and Cotter hiked every trail in National Park

On Sunday, Oct. 26, 2009, seasoned hiking buddies Stanley Creswell and Frank Maples began a two-day hike. They started their trek on the Appalachian Trail at Newfound Gap and headed for Snakes Den Ridge, above Cosby Campground. After spending the night at Peck's Corner Shelter, they stopped at Tricorner Knob Shelter to eat lunch. As they came around the corner of the shelter, a guinea fowl came strutting around the opposite corner of the structure.


Jan. 24, 2015 @ 04:34 PM

Adriana Zoder: Kids learn – and have fun – at the Muse Knoxville

It's Monday morning, and about 30 young children, from toddlers to younger elementary students, are exploring science at the Muse Knoxville, formerly the East Tennessee Discovery Center. Inside the space shuttle, an intense game of pretend spaceflight keeps about seven of them engrossed in dialogue worthy of sci-fi movies.


Jan. 23, 2015 @ 05:44 PM

Jake Old: My television experiences did not go as planned

I was recently talking with a friend about some good times we had several years ago, and a topic came up that I had completely forgotten about: my work at the college television station.


Crime Report View All »

Jan. 26, 2015 @ 04:20 PM

Arrests Jan. 27, 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.


Jan. 23, 2015 @ 04:15 PM

Arrests Jan. 24, 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.


Jan. 22, 2015 @ 03:55 PM

Arrests Jan. 23, 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.