Alberta Trentham was looking out from from her camper at a TVA campground near Douglas Dam Wednesday when lightning struck a pipeline carrying liquid oxygen into the waters, causing a dangerous fire. It led to an evacuation that lasted several hours.
Former County Commissioner Tony Proffitt died Wednesday, just days after completing his last term. He was 71.
The Second Annual Welcome Home Vietnam Parade in Pigeon Forge on Saturday is the centerpiece in a group of veteran-themed events in the city this weekend.
The Tennessee Department of Education released its annual school accountability lists earlier this week, naming the state's highest- and lowest-performing schools.
According to a study released Monday by the nonprofit group Feeding America, about one in seven Americans relies on food initiatives such as food banks.
In a meeting Tuesday, the Gatlinburg City Commission unanimously approved the third and final reading of the 2014-2015 fiscal year budget. The anticipated total revenue to be appropriated to various city departments is $51,461,544.
Last week, Pigeon Forge Mayor David Wear said he accepted the position of vice president of operations at the Island in Pigeon Forge, and earlier this week, Island developers officially announced that Wear would take on the job.
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker told a Sevier County audience Wednesday he believes leaders at the national level need to get behind a cohesive vision for where they want the nation to go.
A former Sevier County parole officer will spend eight years on probation and must pay almost $8,000 in restitution after acknowledging that he pocketed money from probationers that was supposed to go to his office.
Given the area's large population of veterans, the position of Sevier County Veterans Service Officer is an important one to many in the community.
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen rejected a request Monday from Wilderness at the Smokies to rezone property along the French Broad River, after a number of neighboring property owners said they opposed the business's plan to have a speedboat operation on the river.
With new commissioners set to take office later this month, the Sevier County Commission's regular monthly meeting Monday was more a meeting of farewells than of resolutions and debates on county issues.
Sevier County Schools' recently flat growth trend is continuing, based on last week's enrollment numbers for the first day of school.
Paul Whaley helped hundreds of veterans from throughout Sevier County through the arduous process of seeking benefits they'd earned through their service.
Residents and visitors have no doubt noticed something different on the sidewalks in Pigeon Forge over the past few weeks.
Sevier County Veterans Services Officer Paul Whaley is getting ready to step down after 12 years on the job, and the county will honor him Monday afternoon before its regular meeting in the evening.
Sometime in late spring, Jennifer Jones started making small gowns as a side project with her husband.
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen will consider Monday whether to take the first step toward rezoning a piece of property on the French Broad River to accommodate a planned jet boat attraction running from Douglas Dam to Seven Island.
It is not uncommon to see a Sevier County teacher who works at a school he attended growing up.
School systems around the country have slashed arts programs in recent years, but local programs are healthy, according to Sevier County High School Choral Director Nathan Rhea.
The debate over whether a Wears Valley restaurant can serve beer moved Thursday from whether a nearby structure qualifies as a church because it’s used for religious services, and veered into whether the same facility is a place of public gathering because of additional public meetings that take place there.
Friday was a busy but smooth first day at Pittman Center School, which has been one of the county’s fastest growing in recent years.
Some years ago, the Sevierville Kiwanis Club focused on Jones Cove Elementary School.
Alert personnel at a local bank helped police catch a man who allegedly tried to forge a check by adding an extra digit to the total.
Walters State Community College's new surgical technology program began Thursday morning, as students went through orientation. Students in the program work toward a two-year associate's degree in applied science.