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Apr. 19, 2014 @ 11:52 PM

Smoky Mountain Thunder honors fallen troops

Smoky Mountain Thunder Memorial Ride started in 2001 as a way for locals to pay tribute to fallen soldiers. On May 25, the police-escorted, 60-mile motorcycle ride from Sevierville to Veteran's Overlook on Clinch Mountain will continue for the 14th year.


Apr. 19, 2014 @ 11:44 PM

Sevierville may refinance $75M in bonds

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen will consider refinancing $75 million in bonds issued as part of its Central Business Improvement District.


Apr. 19, 2014 @ 09:38 PM

Inmate at Sevier County Jail dies

 An inmate was found hanging in her cell in the Sevier County Jail Thursday, the day after her arrest and also the day after her brother was laid to rest.


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Apr. 18, 2014 @ 08:25 PM

Pigeon Forge edges Carter in eighth, 2-1

Koleman Roach’s lead-off homer in the top of the eighth lifted Pigeon Forge to a 2-1 victory over district rival Carter on Friday.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 08:21 PM

Seymour softball beats Daniel Boone, 2-0

Seymour's bats weren't very warm as the weather cooled off under cloudy skies in the Lady Eagles' third game of the day at the Maryville Classic softball tournament in Blount Countyon Friday afternoon.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 03:14 PM

Gatlinburg-Pittman breaks decade-long losing streak to Pigeon Forge

 When the whistle blew at Hammonds Stadium, Will King’s fourth-minute goal was the only tally on the scoreboard.


Opinion View All »

Apr. 19, 2014 @ 11:34 PM

Letter: Reader responds to letter on judgement

I, again, was interested to read Dick Dierenbach’s recent letter (April 11) expounding the virtues of judging the behavior or beliefs of ones neighbors. The author of a sign at a church building in Seymour was referred to as “perpetrator,” i.e., one who commits or carries out a crime.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 11:36 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

The Sevierville Commons Association’s plan to revitalize downtown Sevierville should be commended.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 11:15 PM

Letter: Friends of Library thank supporters for book sale success

Selling books at $1 or less doesn’t sound like a winning proposal. However, thanks to the efforts of many committed volunteers, the Friends of Sevier County Public Library System raised $3,747.46 at its used book sale at King Family Library April 1-5. That’s a lot of books!


Mountain Life View All »

Apr. 19, 2014 @ 11:46 PM

Upland Chronicles: Melvin Carr sustained by his strong faith

In 1969, a double tragedy hit the Jones Chapel community and especially the pastor of Jones Chapel Baptist Church, Rev. Melvin Carr and his family. After having received word on Saturday evening, July 5, that their only son, Dannie, had been killed in action in the Vietnam War, lightning struck their church on Sunday night, July 6, burning it to the ground.


Apr. 19, 2014 @ 11:39 PM

Adriana Zoder: It’s sad to see the health care system transformed

Raise your hand if you live in Sevier County, but have been treated by at least one Knoxville doctor in his Sevierville office. I have been seen by three such doctors. Not sure how Obamacare will affect their satellite offices here in our county, but, hopefully, they can continue to stay open. It really helps not to have to drive to Knoxville for doctors’ visits.


Apr. 19, 2014 @ 11:37 PM

Jeff Farrell: Next UT hoops coach deserves real patience

Another year, another coaching search. That’s life as a Vol fan these days. At the risk of going against the national trend and some of our outspoken fans, it might be time to be a little more patient.


Crime Report View All »

Apr. 19, 2014 @ 11:06 PM

Arrests April 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.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 11:06 PM

Arrests April 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.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 11:17 PM

Arrests April 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.