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Dec. 16, 2014 @ 07:36 PM

Dollywood donates $22K to food ministry

As the winter comes, many in Sevier County residents have to tighten their belts, as the slower season affects employment and available working hours. Some even worry about where they will find their next meal.

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 07:29 PM

Former fire chief at odds with VFD

Questions about the health of Ralph Huskey, the longtime fire chief of the Catons Chapel-Richardson Cove Volunteer Fire Department spawned a debate between Huskey’s family and the fire department’s board of directors regarding whether Huskey is fit to resume his normal duties.

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 07:27 PM

Ober has big opening weekend

The 52nd annual opening of the slopes went better than expected this past Saturday at Ober Gatlinburg.
“We had a great day,” said fifth-year Ober winter sports director John Cossaboom. “The weather was perfect, the snow was great and the crowd was surprising.

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Dec. 18, 2014 @ 11:44 PM

Haris Price scores 36 in Gatlinburg-Pittman's Classic opener

Haris Price started the biggest Smoky Mountain Classic with one of the biggest nights of her career.

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 04:16 PM

Deuce Wallace picks up Northwestern offer

Sevier County quarterback Deuce Wallace picked up his second scholarship offer on Tuesday night.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 04:25 PM

Highlanders welcome 54 teams to Gatlinburg

The Smoky Mountain Classic always provides a stiff challenge on the court for Gatlinburg-Pittman’s basketball teams.

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Dec. 13, 2014 @ 03:25 PM

Jason Davis: Just when you think you know someone, you don't

You've heard it your whole life: No matter what you think, you never truly know someone.

Dec. 13, 2014 @ 02:18 PM

With Susan Whitaker leaving, county needs a new ally in state tourism

Sevier County lost a friend and advocate in the state government's tourism hierarchy last week when it was announced longtime Tennessee Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Susan Whitaker was leaving her post.

Dec. 12, 2014 @ 05:47 PM

Dogs, handlers train at Sevierville's annual K-9 school

K-9 teams from seven states were in town this week for the Sevierville Police Department's annual training exercise.

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Dec. 12, 2014 @ 01:08 PM

Adriana Zoder: 'Nutcracker' is an incomparable live experience

Of all the Christmas traditions in the Western world, watching the "Nutcracker" ballet is the most ethereal. As one watches ballerinas glide gracefully, perpetual smile on their faces, weaving a story of dreams, toys, gifts, and the Sugar Plum Fairy, reality fades. Minds travel to beautiful lands. For some of us, we travel to our childhood, when our parents used to take us to this ballet.


Dec. 12, 2014 @ 01:08 PM

Smoky Mountain Gourmet: A must-make mousse

A good many years ago, my mom and a friend of hers engaged in a friendly competition to see who could come up with the tastiest and prettiest holiday dessert. I don't recall what her friend made, but it doesn't matter. Mom won; it wasn't even close.

Dec. 12, 2014 @ 12:49 PM

Jake Old: I don't know what to get my niece and nephews for Christmas

During the past few weeks, I've found an incredibly daunting task in front of me:

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Dec. 16, 2014 @ 07:20 PM

Arrests Dec. 17, 2014

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 07:18 PM

Arrests Dec. 16, 2014

Dec. 12, 2014 @ 04:28 PM

Arrests Dec. 13, 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.