SEYMOUR – Bringing in a haul of $15,000 in donations within six hours seems like a "sittin' pretty" type of situation. Seymour Volunteer Fire Department Chief Kevin Nunn admits that's a lot of money in a short amount of time.
PIGEON FORGE – This wasn't one of those luncheons you put on your calendar and later feel obligated to attend, even though your week ended up busier than anticipated. This was a luncheon that attendees felt lucky to attend. Very lucky.
The Sevier County Sheriff's Office has continued to search for suspects from its most recent round-up. Friday it confirmed that it had arrested another 15 people in relation to that investigation.
SEVIERVILLE — The threat of floods continues in South Carolina as swollen waters have topped the banks of rivers and broken dams. Thursday a number of local firefighters, trained in swift-water rescue, trekked to the state to assist in rescue efforts.
SEVIERVILLE — A local man is facing attempted murder charges after allegedly trying to run over his girlfriend as she walked back from a gas station to their home.
SEVIERVILLE — A local man who was already sentenced to 33 years in federal prison for producing child pornography will now face multiple counts of rape of a child, including one that appears to be based on allegations he assaulted a child during a Pi Beta Phi Elementary School field trip.
GATLINBURG – In Tuesday's special workshop meeting of the Gatlinburg City Commission, members heard a proposed remodeling plan for the Spur welcome center. If fully approved during the regularly scheduled meeting in November or December, the renovations could be completed in time for a sprin…
GATLINBURG – Let's say a family of six walks into your business. One wants to venture upstairs to the computer lab; two arrive with art project source materials in tow; two don't know what they want to do; one is convinced he has no artistic talent, computer-based or otherwise.
SEVIERVILLE — After a sinkhole near Collier Drive continued growing despite new efforts to seal it, the city has asked the U.S. Geographic Survey to help determine what's causing the holes that are threatening its sewer lines.
Sevier County Animal Control Officer Phil King started the animal control department in the sheriff's office. In recent years, he helped start a program to give doghouses to people who can't afford them and oversaw the takedown of an alleged breeding program for dog fighters.
GATLINBURG – Instead of conducting the regularly scheduled city commission meeting Tuesday night, officials will gather to review a proposed remodeling plan for Gatlinburg's Spur Welcome Center.
PIGEON FORGE — Across the United States, parks and state parks are the "Most-Instagrammed Sites" on the popular Instagram social media platform. In Tennessee, however, Dollywood eclipses the region's Great Smoky Mountains National Park as the location most frequently posted by users in the e…
SEVIERVILLE — When they meet Monday evening, Sevierville's Board of Mayor and Aldermen will consider sinking some money into a hole — a growing sinkhole near Collier Drive, that is.
SEVIERVILLE — From the outside, it looks like a quaint country church. Perched at the side of a curvy, two-lane road, it sits across from a corn field just miles away from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Like many of Tennessee's old white churches, it's considered picture-worthy by passersby.
KODAK — Representatives of a local flea market said the vendors that sell dogs at their facility were previously certified by the state, and denied allegations by the Humane Society of the United States that vendors were abandoning dogs from their facility.
PIGEON FORGE — A hungry mother bear and her cubs showed up at another home this week near Upper Middle Creek, tearing down a screen on a back porch to reach garbage that had been left there overnight.
GATLINBURG – Six days, 16 sports and athletes all over the age of 50. The 2015 East Tennessee District Senior Olympics are in Gatlinburg, and participants are spread across three city parks, one community center and a golf course in Knoxville.
SEVIERVILLE – Robert McCarty, a former managing editor and circulation manager of The Mountain Press, died earlier this week in Ringgold, Georgia, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Tennessee Wildlife officials say they're working to help a local campground owner address a problematic bear with cubs that's come around his property, but that it would be illegal to shoot the mama bear.
SEVIERVILLE — A former Sevier County Jail inmate has filed complaints in state and federal courts alleging the jail failed for more than a year to treat an injury he suffered while incarcerated, and then immediately released him upon learning he would need surgery to treat it.
PIGEON FORGE – Celebrating a 30th anniversary involves posing for photographers, recording sound bites for podcasters and shaking hands with well-wishers. At least, that's what it meant on Tuesday for the seven members of the Kingdom Heirs, a Southern gospel group with Dollywood ties predati…
SEVIERVILLE—Ask 10 European travel agents what they've heard about Sevier County before visiting here, and the result includes "oh," "um," and some long pauses.
SEVIERVILLE — A man and woman from Alabama are facing aggravated robbery charges after they allegedly tried to steal a purse from a woman in the Walmart parking lot Sunday and wound up injuring her when she was dragged behind their car.
SEVIERVILLE — Police here are investigating an incident where a bullet struck a car on Highway 66, but say they feel it was the result of an accident and not an intentional shooting.