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Jul. 28, 2014 @ 10:04 AM

Pigeon Forge to consider Ripken contracts

In a meeting Monday at 5:30 p.m., the Pigeon Forge City Commission will consider several items related to the Cal Ripken Experience youth baseball complex.


Jul. 27, 2014 @ 12:31 AM

Non-native speakers now 5 percent of county students

As a tourist community with close to 100,000 residents and millions of visitors each year, Sevier County faces a unique set of challenges.


Jul. 26, 2014 @ 04:11 PM

Local survivor competes in national Transplant Games

 Richard Castro was happy with his experience at the 2014 Transplant Games of America even before he won his age division in the cornhole tournament.


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Jul. 25, 2014 @ 04:32 PM

Golfers work on putting

 Spencer Cross and Tyler Bohanan spent hour practicing putting this summer.


Jul. 24, 2014 @ 08:17 PM

Late-arriving Spencer Cross helps Sevier County to victory

Spencer Cross went from the final round of a three-day tournament in a steady rain on Thursday morning to his sophomore debut for Sevier County in steamy conditions in the afternoon.


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.


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Jul. 28, 2014 @ 01:27 PM

Editorial: Conservation efforts succeed all around us

Often, it seems, those who discuss conservation or environmental protection are pigeon-holed as liberals or bleeding hearts with unrealistic goals of protecting rare snails or fragile species of sea coral at the cost of beneficial industrial and commercial expansion.


Jul. 27, 2014 @ 12:28 AM

Jason Davis: Preposterous Prius perceptions

In the summer of 2007, desperate to find a car that achieved great gas mileage but could comfortably seat four people, I set out on a quest to scour the internet, auto magazines and the brains of all the motorheads I knew to find the best.


Jul. 27, 2014 @ 12:27 AM

Last minute political ploys cloud the real issues

Be it Lyndon Johnson’s talk of possible peace in Vietnam just days before the 1968 election, Henry Kissinger’s similar talking points in the waning hours of the 1972 Nixon campaign or even the 2012 release of Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” comments four months after he made them, the October surprise is not a new tactic in the world of politics.


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Jul. 26, 2014 @ 08:15 AM

Kenneth Burns: Good customer service is a choice

You may have heard the recording. In a story that recently went viral, a technology journalist named Ryan Block tried to cancel his Internet service with Comcast. A hostile customer service representative tried to dissuade him. Block preserved much of the mortifying conversation.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

Local author Ron Rader’s memoir is honored with publishing award

“I was just stunned,” said local author Ron Rader, of learning that his book had been honored in the Independent Publisher Book Awards.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 11:34 AM

Adriana Zoder: City parks are free boredom busters

We recently spent almost six hours at Mills Park in Gatlinburg. Yes, in one day. The kids loved it and wanted to go back the next day. The playground area provides a lot of entertainment and great physical play. They hang from the monkey bars and stretch to get to the next ring. They walk up and down the stairs to use the slide over and over. They jump on the hanging bridge.


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Jul. 25, 2014 @ 03:56 PM

Arrests: July 26, 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. 24, 2014 @ 03:45 PM

Arrests July 25, 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. 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.