ATLANTA – The National Park Service Southeast Region in Atlanta announced today that Pedro Ramos has been selected as the acting superintendent of Great Smoky Mountains National Park for 90 days, effective January 12, 2014. Ramos has been the superintendent at Big Cypress National Preserve since 2009.
Douglas Cooperative Inc. is a private, non-profit organization that provides an assortment of services to developmentally disabled adults in East Tennessee. Among those services are supported employment, in which local companies outsource specific job functions to DCI for developmentally disabled adults to work.
Leah Avril’s niece and sister have turned the anniversary of her death into a time to help some children in need.
A letter of intent to enter into a management agreement with Ripken Sports to provide pre-opening services and management services for a baseball complex that will be known as the “Ripken Experience Pigeon Forge” is on the agenda for the City Commission meeting in Pigeon Forge on Monday at 4:30 p.m.
James "Jim" Hill, one of the founding members of the Sevier County Volunteer Rescue Squad, died Wednesday. In 1959, Hill helped organize the squad that he devoted 54 years to, and over the years he held many positions within it, including chief, captain, lieutenant, unit director and instructor.
The owners of Ole Smoky Distillery got a warning from the county fire investigator Friday after employees burned trash at one of their facilities without a permit, and are waiting to hear if they could face punishment from the state because the refuse reportedly included plastic bottles.
Traffic congestion from construction on Highway 66 may not be resolved anytime soon, as the estimated completion date for construction has been extended to April 3, 2015.
A county fire investigator and state officials are expected to return to an Ole Smoky Moonshine location off Glades Road Friday after employees there reportedly burned items including plastic bottles without a burn permit Thursday morning.
The city of Gatlinburg lost a pillar in the community Tuesday when Brownlee Reagan passed away.
The Sevierville Commons Association, a newly formed group that is working to bring more activities and events to downtown Sevierville, hopes to start a new Christmas tradition with Discover Downtown. The new event will take place from noon until 2 p.m. on Dec. 7 around the new city gazebo on Bruce Street.
After repeatedly violating the terms of his probation, Wesley Teaster will no longer have the chance to have a vehicular homicide conviction removed from his record.
The Smoky Mountain Children’s Home dissolved the position of director of foster care Tuesday when Tennessee Department of Children’s Services found the man holding the position didn’t have proper academic credentials. The findings come after an investigation that started with questions from The Mountain Press.
Sevier County has joined the Competitive Airfare Partnership, a joint effort to bring low-fare air carriers to McGhee Tyson Airport, which serves the Knoxville area. The partnership hopes to raise $3 million to recruit and retain at least one low-cost carrier.
Football on Thanksgiving weekend is a tradition that seems as old as the sport itself, but dozens of youth football teams were in town for the holiday weekend to put their own twist on it.
The planned traffic light at the entrance to Northview Academy will be on its way to becoming a reality if the Board of Mayor and Aldermen votes Monday to approve the project Monday night.
The cold temperatures the last few days might have made Thanksgiving travel more difficult and kept some people outside, but they meant an early start and good deals for people looking to hit the slopes at Ober Gatlinburg.
Black Friday is notorious for crazed shoppers fighting over an item on sale in a store, but according to several visitors at the Tanger Outlets mall in Sevierville, the scene at this particular shopping center was relatively tame.
David Ayers, a longtime pastor in the community who's currently serving as the shepherd of Richardson's Cove Baptist Church, is like many ministers in the area. A kind man with a quick smile and firm handshake, his strong faith and charisma shine through the moment you meet him.
Walden’s Landing is now in the hands of the lender that helped finance the development, but the change in ownership isn’t expected to have a major impact on tenants.
One of the county’s biggest day care facilities will remain in operation under new ownership after local businesspeople Ron and Betty Ogle bought the Evergreen Church and Child Care Center property on Dolly Parton Parkway.
Two nursing students at Walters State Community College in Sevierville performed CPR on a man who was waiting to be seated while they were working at the Old Mill restaurant in Pigeon Forge Nov. 3.
A former inmate in the county’s minimum security jail has filed a federal lawsuit seeking $1 million based on a claim he was injured in an assault in a wing nicknamed the “Thunderdome,” and that jailers could have prevented the attack.
The Seymour Church of Christ help a winter coat giveaway on Satuday morning, as members of the church, and others in the community, gathered coats and blankets to give to those in need.
Ober Gatlinburg kicked off the 51st annual winter season on the mountain Friday with the Back in Blue Rail Jam, an evening of music and winter games.
A big check from Dollywood couldn’t have come at a better time for the Sevier County Food Ministry.