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Aug. 04, 2015 @ 02:42 PM

Zip line employee in stable condition after fall

It isn't clear yet how an employee from a local zip line attraction fell several stories, but the business and the Sevier County Sheriff's Office are looking into the incident.


Aug. 03, 2015 @ 06:12 PM

Zip line employee injured in 50-foot fall

A 50-foot plunge from a local zip line attraction sent an employee of the business to the hospital Monday morning and has Sevier County Sheriff's deputies investigating.


Aug. 03, 2015 @ 06:08 PM

Husband charged in sword attack

When Sevier County Sheriff's deputies located a woman Sunday who had been reported missing for more than a week, she told them she'd been hiding after a domestic dispute that ended in her husband attacking her with a sword.


Aug. 03, 2015 @ 06:01 PM

Gatlinburg to consider redevelopment authority

In a meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m., the Gatlinburg City Commission will consider a resolution to create the Gatlinburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority.


Aug. 03, 2015 @ 05:56 PM

Pink Heals Tour returns to Forge

A pink fire truck will be on display at the Island in Pigeon Forge Thursday as part of the Pink Heals Tour, a nonprofit effort that travels across the country to raise money and awareness in communities regarding the fight against cancer in women.


Aug. 03, 2015 @ 05:50 PM

Photo: Bowling center beautification

Marty Perry tapes off lines as he touches up the paint at the bowling center at the Sevierville Community Center. The center is closed through Tuesday for general cleaning, including painting and waxing floors.

Aug. 01, 2015 @ 10:32 PM

Bennett’s BBQ collects solar energy for environment, savings

 Guests to Bennett’s BBQ in Pigeon Forge may have noticed something new at the business in the last few months. 

 

Aug. 01, 2015 @ 10:30 PM

Sarah Birks is new commander of local Salvation Army

 The Salvation Army’s Sevierville Corps has recently welcomed a new commanding officer.

 

Aug. 01, 2015 @ 10:29 PM

New Center principal Nancy Sims served kids for 32 years

 For almost half her life, Dr. Nancy Sims has been the principal of New Center School. But this summer, she began a new stage in her career as an educator — retirement.


Jul. 31, 2015 @ 06:09 PM

Neighbors oppose jet boat operation

TVA's approval of a permit for Wilderness Resort's planned jet boat operation is not the end of the permitting process for the company. It's still awaiting approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


Jul. 31, 2015 @ 06:04 PM

Sheriff's office seeks missing woman

The Sevier County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help finding a local woman who's been missing for more than a week.


Jul. 31, 2015 @ 05:58 PM

Photo: Lining up

The Pigeon Forge High School marching band practices formations, using their formation folders as instruments, as they get their marching down before introducing their instruments to the mix. The band grew by about a dozen over last year; this year's theme will be rock 'n' roll.

Jul. 31, 2015 @ 05:51 PM

Pigeon Forge 8K race at midnight

The Pigeon Forge Midnight 8K is scheduled to take place Saturday at 11:59 p.m. along the Parkway, beginning and ending near Holiday Inn.


Jul. 31, 2015 @ 05:41 PM

American Legion recognizes library employee

King Family Library employee Jason McClure was recognized by the American Legion Post 104 Friday afternoon with a Certificate of Meritorious Service. McClure was commended for his efforts in cataloging obituary records in the history center at the library.


Jul. 30, 2015 @ 05:46 PM

Child in stable condition after fall at national park

A 7-year-old girl who fell from the top of Cataract Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Thursday morning was in stable condition after being airlifted to University of Tennessee Medical Center, park spokesman Brent Everitt said.


Jul. 30, 2015 @ 05:44 PM

D.C. police arrest Sevierville man

A Sevierville man who made national headlines after police in Washington, D.C., arrested him on gun charges was reportedly carrying the weapons in his car because he was moving, and had stopped in the nation's capital to see the sights.


Jul. 30, 2015 @ 05:35 PM

Rocky Top delivers $17.5M impact in first year

The economic impact of Rocky Top Sports World in its first year of operations is $17.5 million, according to officials from the youth sports facility. This amount exceeds the goal of $10 million.


Jul. 30, 2015 @ 05:34 PM

Probation company office open after fire

A small fire Wednesday night briefly closed the offices of PSI Probation, the company that helps oversee probationers in Sevier County, but the office was reopened by Thursday afternoon.


Jul. 29, 2015 @ 06:39 PM

Ground broken for Sevierville trampoline park

The people behind a new trampoline park planned for Governor's Crossing hope it will help make the commercial area a good destination for a full day of fun.


Jul. 29, 2015 @ 06:22 PM

Sevierville library closes for renovations

King Family Library was closed Wednesday while construction crews worked on third-floor renovations in the building. The library was set to reopen Wednesday, but the third floor will remain closed at least through Friday.


Jul. 29, 2015 @ 04:51 PM

Schools' TCAP scores improve in 7 of 10 subjects

Sevier County Schools officials are pleased with the overall results from the state's comprehensive assessment testing this spring.


Jul. 29, 2015 @ 03:47 PM

Photo: Junior gardeners

Tammie Gibson Browning reads "Great Smoky Mountains Salamander's Ball" to the Junior Lunch & Learn group of Sevier County Junior Gardeners Clubs. At the group's last summer meeting, members learned about recycled backyard habitats and were set to plant native species to take home for their yards.

Jul. 29, 2015 @ 03:40 PM

Forge planners approve Weigel's site plan

The Pigeon Forge Regional Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals approved the site plan for a Weigel's gas station and convenience store at the corner of Wears Valley and Henderson Spring roads.


Jul. 28, 2015 @ 05:44 PM

Suspect still at large in Kodak manhunt

A call about a possible stolen car led to a manhunt along Thorngrove Pike Tuesday and the discovery of stolen property in two locations.


Jul. 28, 2015 @ 05:24 PM

Wade will serve as dean, VP of LMU law school

It didn't take Gary Wade long to find a new career.