News

Jan. 27, 2015 @ 05:32 PM

Plans advance for Seymour community center

The volunteer fire department got a warm enough reaction to its initial proposal for a community center and new station to move ahead with the plans.


Jan. 27, 2015 @ 05:26 PM

Man charged in Sevier County rape

A Knoxville man is facing a rape charge after his arrest Monday on a sealed presentment.


Jan. 27, 2015 @ 05:23 PM

Seymour golf course sells

The rumors about Creekside Plantation's future were just that. Rumors.


Jan. 27, 2015 @ 04:29 PM

New traffic signal approved for Veterans Boulevard

A new traffic signal on Veterans Boulevard is expected to be installed by June 1. It will be at the entrance of Dollywood's DreamMore Resort and the future Jake Thomas Road extension.


Jan. 26, 2015 @ 06:22 PM

Wildlife Week will move to May in '16

For years Wildness Wildlife Week has served as a beacon in the Pigeon Forge winter.


Jan. 26, 2015 @ 06:17 PM

Turnout at Wilderness Wildlife Week pleases Pigeon Forge officials

Both organizers and attendees seem pleased so far with Wilderness Wildlife Week, three days into the annual Pigeon Forge event celebrating the great outdoors.


Jan. 26, 2015 @ 05:55 PM

Seymour man to face Arkansas rape charges

A 75-year-old Seymour man is in the Knox County Jail awaiting extradition to Arkansas to face three counts of rape based on alleged activities that took place more than 20 yeas ago.


Jan. 26, 2015 @ 05:50 PM

Sevier County inmates escaped through window

Sevier County Sheriff's deputies have been working since Friday to correct a security flaw that allowed two inmates to escape from the Sevier County Jail annex that evening.


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.


Jan. 23, 2015 @ 05:38 PM

Underground project at Old Mill delayed

The process of moving electric and utility wires underground in the Old Mill district will be delayed. When the city solicited bids for the project, none were received, so it will be rebid early next month.


Jan. 23, 2015 @ 05:38 PM

Post 104 launching youth shooting programs

American Legion Post 104 in Sevierville is launching a youth riflery program this spring for ages 12 to 16.


Jan. 22, 2015 @ 06:08 PM

Wilderness Wildlife Week starts Saturday

The 25th Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week kicks off at the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge Saturday, and event organizers anticipate it could be the largest ever.


Jan. 22, 2015 @ 06:00 PM

Wildlife Week founder still participates

When Ken Jenkins originally conceived what would become Wilderness Wildlife Week, he just wanted a way for people to learn more about the national park.


Jan. 22, 2015 @ 05:53 PM

Author Lin Stepp launches new book at Wildlife Week

Local author Lin Stepp will launch the seventh entry in her Smoky Mountain Series of novels Sunday at Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge.


Jan. 22, 2015 @ 05:48 PM

County sued in jail overdose case

Sevier County is facing a complaint in federal court from the family of a Sevier County Jail inmate who allegedly suffered from a fatal overdose after turning himself in.


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 06:07 PM

County businesses see busy January

January is supposed to be a slow season for many Sevier County businesses. According to officials from some of the county's attractions, however, the opposite has been true so far this month.


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 05:53 PM

Plea hearing delayed in vehicular homicide case

A local man appeared set to enter a plea agreement Wednesday that would have freed him after four years in jail on vehicular homicide charges, but he will now have to wait until March 10 for his next opportunity.


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 05:41 PM

Man pleads guilty to attempted murder

An Alabama man pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted second-degree murder based on a 2014 incident in which he assaulted a Pigeon Forge man in his home after pretending to be there to serve court papers.


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 05:12 PM

Former Dollywood exec takes new position with Fee/Hedrick

For Barbara Joines, retirement was only temporary.


Jan. 20, 2015 @ 05:59 PM

Completion of Highway 66 construction delayed

Work on the final phase of the Improving 66 project will take longer than expected as contractors continue to work on the bridge over the French Broad River and to fix an important drainage pipe alongside the road.


Jan. 20, 2015 @ 05:45 PM

Six months in, Rocky Top Sports World makes an impact

In its first six months of operation, Rocky Top Sports World has already proven to be an asset to the city.


Jan. 20, 2015 @ 05:35 PM

Autopsy: Bus driver died of natural causes

A bus driver found dead at the Pigeon Forge Community Center over the weekend died of natural causes, according to Pigeon Forge police.


Jan. 19, 2015 @ 06:35 PM

Arrowmont opens juried exhibition, honors Wopert for service

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts opened its 17th Sevier County Biennial Juried Exhibition Friday night at the school's downtown Gatlinburg location.