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May. 29, 2015 @ 05:31 PM

Firefighters complete trench rescue training

The Pigeon Forge Fire Department completed its annual trench rescue refresher training course this week.


May. 29, 2015 @ 05:29 PM

Photo: So long, school year

Catlettsburg Elementary School second grade teacher Danielle Roderick closes up her classroom for the summer break. Students pick up their grade cards on Monday, and teachers have in service on Tuesday, their last day.

May. 28, 2015 @ 05:48 PM

Relay for Life is this weekend

When the Sevier County Relay for Life starts this weekend at Patriot Park, there will be one stark difference.


May. 28, 2015 @ 05:42 PM

Photos: Aloha, Sevierville Intermediate

Sevierville Intermediate School fifth graders participate in the "cup with many holes" relay race, as they celebrate graduating to middle school with a luau party.

May. 28, 2015 @ 05:36 PM

Road closed as Publix construction begins

Part of Florence Drive was closed Tuesday for construction of the Publix supermarket that will be at the corner of Parkway and Wears Valley Road.


May. 28, 2015 @ 05:34 PM

Dodge Viper owners converge in Gatlinburg for annual rally

Coming across a Dodge Viper on America's roads is something like spotting a four-leaf clover.


May. 28, 2015 @ 05:31 PM

Pigeon Forge budget planning begins

City commissioners met Wednesday afternoon in a work session to discuss the 2015-2016 fiscal year budget appropriations.


May. 27, 2015 @ 06:53 PM

Sevier student's spelling bee journey ends

Despite spelling "formidable" and "bechamel" correctly in Wednesday's preliminaries, Pittman Center Elementary School eighth grader Caitlyn Marentette did not advance to the semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.


May. 27, 2015 @ 06:00 PM

Sunken vehicle allows valuable experience for emergency divers

Sevier County Sheriff's Department officers, including a pair of trained divers, got the unique experience Wednesday of extracting a submerged automobile from a local pond.


May. 27, 2015 @ 05:56 PM

Pigeon Forge mayor, vice mayor reelected

Mayor David Wear and Vice Mayor Kevin McClure will retain their city titles. Both were re-elected by the Pigeon Forge City Commissioners at Tuesday's commission meeting.


May. 26, 2015 @ 05:32 PM

Photos: Feats of strength

Pi Beta Phi Elementary School eighth grade boys compete in the last event of field day, the tug-of-war. The seventh and eighth grades shared the day, with track events in the morning and fun events in the afternoon.

May. 26, 2015 @ 05:29 PM

PF commissioners to discuss city budget

The Pigeon Forge City Commission will meet in a work session Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Meeting Room A at City Hhall to discuss the city's 2015-2016 fiscal year budget.


May. 26, 2015 @ 05:24 PM

Rockslide closes Clingmans Dome Road

A rockslide closed the road to one of the Smokies' most popular tourist sites Tuesday.


May. 25, 2015 @ 02:02 PM

Missouri scientists having success against fungus affecting National Park bats

 Recent field trials by scientists and conservationists in Missouri resulted in the release back into the wild last week some of the first bats successfully treated for white-nose syndrome.


May. 25, 2015 @ 02:02 PM

SCUD is a stop on natural gas vehicle rally

Three local entities were honored Friday as the Sevier County Utility District was the final stop in the Natural Gas Vehicle Across Tennessee Rally.


May. 25, 2015 @ 01:57 PM

Planners to consider Marriot site plan again

 In a meeting Tuesday at 3 p.m., the Pigeon Forge Regional Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals will consider a site plan for a Courtyard Marriot hotel that would be located on Community Center Drive.


May. 25, 2015 @ 01:55 PM

Pigeon Forge commissioners to be sworn in

 Newly elected city commissioner Ken Maples is excited about starting his first term on the board, and jumping in on what will be one of the busier weeks for the commissioners so far this year.


May. 25, 2015 @ 01:54 PM

Agency guarantees $200K savings for Sevierville

 Although the city budget was the attention-grabbing item on the Sevierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen agenda last week, it was hardly the most debated topic the group discussed.


May. 24, 2015 @ 01:33 PM

Breeden family steps back in time to cultivate a future

 For Shawn and Kathy Breeden, it’s hard to imagine a life any different. Sitting at their dining room table over a spread loaded with a smorgasbord of home-grown vegetables and glasses of fresh milk provided almost exclusively from their microfarm, the couple — married for 21 years and the parents of four children — explained how their lives have changed in the past few years.


May. 23, 2015 @ 04:28 PM

Home gardens gain popularity this year

Since the Great Recession of the last decade, home gardening has exploded.


May. 23, 2015 @ 04:27 PM

Local farmers markets starting

 As the weather begins to warm, an almost subconscious human desire for fresh fruits and vegetables begins to surface.


May. 23, 2015 @ 04:23 PM

School expenses may prompt tax increase

An unfunded federal mandate and continued growth were among the two major reasons Sevier County school officials cited in saying they need additional county revenues to cover their expenses — enough, they said, to mean a 13-cent increase in the county’s property tax rate without changes in the proposed budget.


May. 22, 2015 @ 05:41 PM

Suspect in March chase arrested

Authorities have apprehended the Sevierville man who escaped on foot in March after a brief high-speed chase on Chapman Highway that ended when he crashed into parked cars in a driveway.


May. 22, 2015 @ 05:36 PM

No explosives found at Bass Pro Shops

Sevierville Police didn't find any explosives in the Bass Pro Shops Outoor World building Thursday, but they'd like to have a talk with the person who called in a bomb threat to the store.


May. 22, 2015 @ 05:35 PM

LeConte Center hosts first basketball tournament

A 96-team youth basketball tournament will take place this weekend in the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge. It is the first basketball tournament hosted by the facility.