News

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 06:28 PM

Snowstorm may hit Smokies

Don't look now, but there's a chance of snow in the forecast.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 06:24 PM

Emergency responders get Ebola training

For the past few weeks, emergency responders from the Pigeon Forge Fire Department have received training on how to deal with people reporting symptoms of Ebola.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 06:20 PM

Investigator: Both drivers contributed to fatal park accident

Two years after a fatal wreck in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the National Park Service has released investigative reports from the incident after a second Freedom of Information Act request by The Mountain Press.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 06:01 PM

Poll shows a narrow gap for Amendment 1

A month ago, Amendment 1 might have seemed like a slam dunk.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 05:55 PM

Pets Without Parents is a way station for furry friends

Karolina Ogorek, vice president of the Pets Without Parents animal shelter's board of directors, loves all of the animals she works with at the Sevierville shelter.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 05:27 PM

Enhanced drug charges owe to nearby greenway

Three people caught in an alleged drug transaction in the parking lot of the McDonald's on Forks of the River Parkway were probably surprised to find they were also charged with having drugs in a drug-free school zone.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 04:17 PM

Legislators vow to press school funding reform

According to local legislators, the effort toward equity in state education funding will continue. Sevier County is among counties receiving the lowest percentage of state-allocated education funds.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 10:11 AM

Seymour school dedicates new weather monitoring station

When it comes to learning, experts often say a hands-on approach is best.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 05:59 PM

Measures would allow wine in groceries

After a years-long battle to get the issue on ballots, voters in towns throughout the state are getting to have their say on whether their local grocery stores will be able to sell wine.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 05:35 PM

Man charged in Pigeon Forge robbery

The man wanted for an armed robbery at the RiverStone Resort earlier this month is now behind bars after a manhunt in Alcoa.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 05:25 PM

Forge considers another trolley building site

In a workshop after the regular Pigeon Forge City Commission meeting Monday, commissioners discussed the site of a new trolley building but didn't reach a conclusion.


Oct. 27, 2014 @ 06:18 PM

Approval sought for Wilderness speedboat dock

Local residents opposed to Wilderness Resort's plans to put a jet boat operation on the French Broad River have another chance to make their feelings known. Through Nov. 5, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking comments on plans to put a floating boat dock river near the Ray L. Reagan Bridge as part of the operation.


Oct. 27, 2014 @ 06:10 PM

Forge planners take up distillery again

In a meeting Tuesday, the Pigeon Forge Regional Planning Commission will, for the third time, review a site plan for Doc Collier's Restaurant, a proposed Prohibition era-themed restaurant/winery/distillery that would be located at the current Corky's location on the Parkway.


Oct. 27, 2014 @ 05:58 PM

Park volunteer rescued after fall from horse

Personnel from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park teamed up with the Tennessee Highway Patrol for an aerial rescue over the weekend after a volunteer was injured in the back country after falling from a horse.


Oct. 26, 2014 @ 10:27 AM

Humane Society helps local animals in need

 With animal welfare on the forefront of many minds around the county following last week’s raid at the Kodak home of a pit bull breeder, many people are looking for ways to help area animals.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 02:19 PM

School puts in extra effort for cafeteria manager with breast cancer

 No one had to ask the faculty and staff at Catlettsburg Elementary School to chip in and help out when Mary Thurman, the school's cafeteria manager, was diagnosed with breast cancer last summer.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 02:11 PM

Pigeon Forge to discuss city hall addition

 The Pigeon Forge City Commission will hold a work session immediately following the 5:30 regular meeting Monday afternoon to discuss several issues, including the possibility of an addition to the city hall complex.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 02:10 PM

Libraries offer fine forgiveness for food donations

 In November, the Sevier County Public Library System will host Food4Fines, an annual promotion. Overdue fees will be forgiven in exchange for two non-perishable canned food items, dried food items or jars of peanut butter, or any combination.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:55 PM

Forge police seek robbery suspect

The Pigeon Forge Police Department has named a suspect in last Tuesday's robbery of RiverStone Resort.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Gilchrist is new Humane Society president

The Sevier County Humane Society has announced the new president of its board of directors.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:47 PM

Convenience center worker adds color to often-dreary locale

It's not often anyone would describe a trip to a convenience center — commonly referred to as a garbage dump — as pleasant, but some visitors are finding the Pigeon Forge convenience center on Tiger Drive next Pigeon Forge High School a bit more bearable these days.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:33 PM

Recent robberies prompt security workshop

In light of recent robberies in Pigeon Forge and Seymour, the Pigeon Forge Hospitality Association is hosting a security workshop for all Sevier County businesses.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 05:48 PM

Smoky Mountain Opry to add magic show

The Smoky Mountain Opry Theater will feature magician Darren Romeo beginning next March. The entertainer has entered into a three-year agreement to bring his show, "Magic Beyond Belief," to the theater.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 05:46 PM

Early voting numbers down from 2010

Early voting numbers are down compared to the 2010 gubernatorial race, according to Ed Kuncitis, the county's interim administrator of elections. As of Wednesday, 2,696 voters had cast ballots.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 05:45 PM

Charges filed in fatal national park wrecks

Rangers have filed alcohol-related charges against the drivers in two fatal wrecks that happened on the same stretch of the Spur earlier this month.