Feb. 03, 2013 @ 04:14 PM

Artist Ostergren guest speaker for Friends of King Family Library

Local artist Frances Ostergren, was honored recently by Friends of King Family Library during its annual membership meeting.

Feb. 02, 2013 @ 12:30 AM

Rootin' for Regen continues to gather incredible support

Regen Morris, a 12-year-old Pi Beta Phi Elementary School student who has been in hospitals since Nov. 5, 2012, after being diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer called anaplastic astrocytoma, has gained unprecedented support during a very uncertain time in his and his family's life.

Feb. 01, 2013 @ 08:51 AM

Holiday of Hope beauties

Here are photos from The Mountain Press Relay For Life team's Holdiay of Hope pageant, held Jan. 26, 2013 at Sevierville Civic Center.

Jan. 29, 2013 @ 12:03 AM

Pageant features cancer survivors

The only thing better than seeing your child shine on stage, is knowing that they are doing it for a good, personal cause.

Jan. 28, 2013 @ 12:11 AM

Rooted in history

A club whose influence can still be seen today in the hanging baskets and planters that dot downtown Sevierville celebrated its 25th anniversary last week. There was about one person present for each of the years the Sevierville Garden Club was celebrating on Wednesday.

Jan. 21, 2013 @ 11:53 PM

Make hiking a family practice

Jan. 20, 2013 @ 11:46 PM

Like Mother, Like Daughter

There are many moments in life that a mother and daughter can share together. Walking across the same stage to receive a college degree on the same day, however, isn’t a common occurrence.

Jan. 18, 2013 @ 11:29 PM

Serving up memories

A new offering in the heritage programs served up at Wilderness Wildlife Week let attendees use their sense of taste to step back in time.

Jan. 18, 2013 @ 11:09 PM

Family cat may have saved lives during snow

Thursday, our electrical power went out about 4:30 p.m. due to the terrible storms. Our family went to sleep near 11 p.m., tired and cold with the power still out.

Jan. 12, 2013 @ 11:38 PM

Rootin’ for Regen

A child saying the word “Mom” or kissing her on the cheek may seem like normal, everyday occurrences, but those are not things the parents of Regen Morris are taking for granted these days.

Tishia and Daniel Morris of Sevierville are grateful for each milestone — no matter how small — their youngest son, 12, has made since an encroaching illness made its presence known.

Jan. 11, 2013 @ 11:45 PM

Rescue dog with lost leg adopted by Pigeon Forge woman

 A rescue dog known as “Amazing Greyson” has been adopted by a Pigeon Forge businesswoman.

Jan. 10, 2013 @ 11:39 PM

Help in healing

Leah Avril’s sister and niece are honoring her memory by helping to see that kids who find themselves at the local domestic violence shelter have toys.

Amy Thomason, Avrils’ sister, and Haley, Leah’s 9-year-old niece, were just hoping to get 100 toys to take to SafeSpace when they started seeking donations this past November. They got more than 300.

Jan. 07, 2013 @ 08:07 PM

CNB's Comer named chairman of Better Business Bureau board

Michael G. Comer has been elected as chairman of the board of the Better Business Bureau of Greater East Tennessee.

Jan. 05, 2013 @ 11:24 PM

Northview student to attend presidential inauguration

On Jan. 21, at least one Sevier County student will get a rare chance to witness one of the nation's oldest ceremonies.

Jan. 04, 2013 @ 12:23 AM

First of four

Some ways of beginning a new year are better than others. James and Kristin Ogle know all about that.

The couple gave birth to their fourth child, Akiyra Leanna Ogle, on New Year's Day 2013.

"It’s a great way to start off the new year, really," Kristin said.

Dec. 26, 2012 @ 11:56 PM

Winner of stocking

Dec. 25, 2012 @ 12:01 AM

Sharing the spirit

The Tabb Family ministry held its third annual Christmas giveaway at the Sevier County Fairgrounds Saturday, giving food, toys and spiritual service to more than 700 people.

The Good Tidings Christmas Giveaway for the Needy, organized by Sean Tabb, Clifford Veals and Rex McCarter, began with Tabb as The Mountain Santa Clause in eastern Kentucky. He brought the program to Sevier County in 2010 with the help of Veals and McCarter.

Dec. 10, 2012 @ 11:30 AM

Wine & Dine

Dec. 08, 2012 @ 10:12 PM

PBP, Pittman Center kids have fun field trip to downtown Gatlinburg

Kindergarten and first-grade students from Pi Beta Phi and Pittman Center Elementary schools took a field trip this week to two Gatlinburg entertainment staples.

Dec. 01, 2012 @ 04:25 PM

SCHS Spanish teacher named best in the state

SEVIERVILLE — For Sevier County High School's Lisa Stone, teaching is just one part of her job.

Dec. 01, 2012 @ 09:28 PM

The Joy of Giving


Surprise visitors to the Pigeon Forge Care and Rehab Center on Wednesday brought smiles and warm feelings to the residents of the nursing facility.

Several members of the Stitch & Chatter group descended on the facility with black, plastic trash bags filled with handmade afghans to disperse to the residents. Several residents watched as the afghans were unloaded onto rolling carts, their eyes sharp on one or two they’d especially like to have.

Nov. 24, 2012 @ 11:09 PM

Linda Ogle gift boosts The Santa Fund


Local businesswoman Linda Ogle has made her annual $1,000 contribution to The Santa Fund, sending the total so far to $6,000.


Nov. 17, 2012 @ 03:40 PM

How to Cook a Turkey

One of our favorite times of the year here at The Mountain Press is Thanksgiving. That’s because we get to share all of the inventive ways some of our youngsters would go about preparing the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal: the turkey.

This year we called on New Center Elementary to tackle the project, which they did willingly and with enthusiasm. Here are the unedited instructions we received from students in first and second grades on How to Cook a Turkey.