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Feb. 26, 2015 @ 04:54 PM

Small earthquake recorded in the Smokies

Visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Goshen Ridge might have felt some shaking early Wednesday morning.


Feb. 26, 2015 @ 04:54 PM

Stroke, hypothermia blamed in deaths

An elderly Seymour woman and her adult son died last week after he apparently suffered a stroke and she eventually succumbed to hypothermia, authorities said Thursday.


Feb. 26, 2015 @ 04:47 PM

County OKs Snyder Road plans

Sevier County Commission voted Tuesday to approve the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s plans to prepare Snyder Road for heavier traffic at the new industrial park.


Feb. 26, 2015 @ 04:43 PM

Sevier County hit with more snow

Areas of Sevier County were reporting 4 to 8 inches of snow Thursday morning following an overnight storm, according to Meteorologist Doug Schneider of the National Weather Service in Morristown.


Feb. 25, 2015 @ 04:02 PM

Arrowmont's May to receive state arts award

In recognition of his efforts in preserving the Arrowmont School for the Arts, Gov. Bill Haslam is naming Bill May him one of the winners of the 2015 Governor's Arts Awards.


Feb. 25, 2015 @ 03:34 PM

For some families, snow days are a struggle

Sevier County schools have been closed every day this week, and if Thursday morning snow causes schools to close for the rest of the week, students will not have been inside of a classroom for 17 days.


Feb. 25, 2015 @ 03:00 PM

Threat ruled out, Sevier County Courthouse floor reopens

The FBI is still investigating who sent a package containing a suspicious substance to the district attorney general's office, although final test results confirmed the substance was not lethal.


Feb. 24, 2015 @ 04:31 PM

Three charged in SCHS vandalism

It didn’t take long for Sevierville police to close in on the three suspects they believe went on a rampage in Sevier County High School that caused more than $30,000 in damages.


Feb. 24, 2015 @ 04:28 PM

Schools have used eight of 13 snow days

According to Assistant Superintendent Debra Cline, the Sevier County School System has used eight of the allotted 13 snow days this year. If school is closed due to inclement weather for more than 13 days in the school year, make-up days will be held at the end of the school year.


Feb. 24, 2015 @ 04:22 PM

BOMA postpones digital billboards vote

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen will wait a while longer before considering new regulations for digital billboards, after postponing a vote on what would have amounted to a ban on new ones in the city.


Feb. 24, 2015 @ 04:21 PM

Fire department warns residents of scam

According to the Sevier County Volunteer Fire Deparment, people have been scamming Sevier County residents by cold-calling and going door-to-door seeking donations for the department.


Feb. 23, 2015 @ 05:07 PM

Bystander detains suspect after robbery

A local man faces robbery charges after deputies say a bystander followed the knife wielding robber from a store and tackled him, holding him until they arrived.


Feb. 24, 2015 @ 01:04 PM

Sevier County High School vandalized

Director of schools Jack Parton said Monday's vandalization of Sevier County High School was among the worst he's seen in his career with the school system, but the facility was ready to open Tuesday if county schools are in session.


Feb. 23, 2015 @ 04:45 PM

Gatlinburg to consider Dudley Creek Road improvements

In a meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m., the Gatlinburg City Commission will consider improvements to the Dudley Creek Road right-of-way to accommodate expansion of Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort.


Feb. 23, 2015 @ 04:39 PM

Biblical Times Experience slated for Forge

Three Parkway properties owned by local businessman Jess Davis will be consolidated into an attraction called the Biblical Times Experience.


Feb. 21, 2015 @ 02:58 PM

Sevierville may ban more digital billboards

 The Board of Mayor and Aldermen could ban the creation of any new digital billboards inside the city with a measure it will take up when it meets at 6 p.m. Monday.


Feb. 21, 2015 @ 02:56 PM

Local food pantry reopens to big crowd

 After a week of weather-related closures, Sevier County Food Ministries opened on Friday.


Feb. 21, 2015 @ 02:52 PM

Group planning to build temporary shelter for county's homeless

 Smoky Mountain Family Matters is still planning to build The Sanctuary, a proposed temporary shelter for homeless in Sevier County.


Feb. 21, 2015 @ 02:51 PM

County's Commission's first meeting since November is Tuesday

Sevier County Commission will try again to hold its first meeting since November when it meets in special session at 6 p.m. Tuesday.


Feb. 21, 2015 @ 02:49 PM

Pigeon Forge's lone adult business shutting its doors today

 The city's lone adult business is set to close today, as Cupid's Outlet on the Parkway is closing and the owner says he doesn't have plans to relocate within the city right now.


Feb. 21, 2015 @ 02:47 PM

Cause of Seymour deaths undetermined

 It isn't clear yet what caused the deaths of a mother and adult son were found dead inside their home Friday on Sugarloaf Road.


Feb. 20, 2015 @ 04:39 PM

Fairgarden Village home total loss following blaze

A home on Hansel Lea Way in the Fairgarden Village subdivison east of Sevierville appeared to be a total loss following a Friday morning blaze.


Feb. 20, 2015 @ 04:36 PM

Power restored to all but a few SCES customers

It has been a long week for the Sevier County Electric System’s linemen.


Feb. 20, 2015 @ 04:35 PM

Sevier candidates return spring election petitions

After a flurry of petitions were returned as the deadlined neared this week, it appears voters will have a some choices to make in all three municipal elections in Sevier County this year.


Feb. 20, 2015 @ 03:29 PM

Vote sought in Sevierville on package liquor

Voters here could have the chance to decide whether they want to allow liquor stores in the city, if the election commission certifies a petition turned in Friday near the qualifying deadline for the municipal election.