News

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

Dangerous New Center intersection gets traffic signal

One of this community's most dangerous intersections now has a traffic light and other improvements, and Wednesday state and local officials came together to mark the years-long effort to get the work completed.


Sep. 17, 2014 @ 05:30 PM

Bond agents charged in home incident

Six bond recovery agents are facing criminal charges in relation to a July 24 incident in which they allegedly went too far in bringing in a man facing charges that he violated his bond conditions.


Sep. 17, 2014 @ 05:24 PM

Bridge donated to Wears Valley Ranch

Officials at Wears Valley Ranch, which provides homes, education and counseling to children in crisis situations, have long wanted to place a covered bridge on the property to revamp the entrance at Lyon Springs Road. Drainage pipes at the location were rusted and warped after years of use, and at a minimum, those needed to be replaced.


Sep. 16, 2014 @ 06:02 PM

Pathways Church unveils renovations

In an open house event beginning Wednesday at 10 a.m., Pathways Church will unveil renovations to the lobby area of its Wagner Drive facility, as well as a new children's play area outside the church. In total, the renovations span about 10,000 square feet.


Sep. 16, 2014 @ 05:53 PM

Accused restaurant robber faces more charges

The man accused of robbing a Little Caesar's restaurant Sunday was already wanted for aggravated kidnapping and domestic assault after an incident with his mother and grandmother in August.


Sep. 16, 2014 @ 05:50 PM

'A lot of happiness' at successful Senior Olympics

The second annual Destination Vacation Senior Olympics, which took place Tuesday at Freedom Baptist Church in Pigeon Forge, was a resounding success, Chairperson Glenda Trentham said.


Sep. 16, 2014 @ 05:40 PM

Sevier County Commission approves new committees

Sevier County Commission voted to approve new committees Monday, including a reshuffled beer board that will be reviewing questions related to its new distance requirement.


Sep. 15, 2014 @ 05:51 PM

Pair posted on Facebook before police confrontation

In the final moments before a fatal confrontation with local police, a man and woman wanted in connection with a Campbell County murder posted a picture of themselves on Facebook with the caption, "Last pic...will love u till the end."


Sep. 15, 2014 @ 05:47 PM

Staffing increases as quartet convention nears

With the National Quartet Convention beginning this weekend, and other events on tap for the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge through the end of the year, staffing for the event center is increasing.


Sep. 15, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Veteran job fair, outreach event set for Sevierville

The Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs is partnering with federal, state and local organizations to host a veterans outreach event and job fair Sept. 24.


Sep. 15, 2014 @ 05:32 PM

Seymour Little Caesar's robbed

Sheriff Ron Seals said Monday a person of interest has been arrested in relation to an armed robbery that happened Sunday at the Little Ceasar's Pizza on Chpaman Highway.


Sep. 15, 2014 @ 12:05 PM

Update: Female companion of man killed Saturday night held on charges of first degree murder

Pigeon Forge Police officers were approaching two people wanted for questioning in relation to a murder in Campbell County Saturday evening, and the confrontation turned violent. One of the two is now dead and the other is in custody, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.


Sep. 14, 2014 @ 12:23 PM

One dead following shooting in Pigeon Forge

An as yet unidentified man is dead and TBI is investigating what it's calling an officer-involved shooting that happened at about 9:40 p.m. on the Parkway during a busy Rod Run weekend.


Sep. 13, 2014 @ 02:54 PM

First event in Pigeon Forge could be National Quartet Convention's biggest in years

 It appears relocating here from Louisville, Ky., will mean increased attendance for the National Quartet Convention, as the overall attenance for the week-long event is expected to be among the top three in its 57-year history.


Sep. 13, 2014 @ 02:51 PM

Officials make plans to contend with National Quartet Convention's parking, traffic issues

 Although many city officials are excited at the prospect of the National Quartet Convention attracting many people during a slow tourism week — potentially as many as 40,000 during the course of the event, Sept. 21-27 — there is some concern for parking and traffic.


Sep. 13, 2014 @ 02:50 PM

National Quartet Convention draws thousands with widespread appeal

The scope of the National Quartet Convention, scheduled for Sept. 21-27 in the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge and other sites, is massive.


Sep. 13, 2014 @ 02:48 PM

Building permits on the rise

Sevier County has seen an uptick in both residential and commercial building permits over the past few years, according to recent data.


Sep. 12, 2014 @ 06:25 PM

Seymour students get visit from Medal of Honor winners

Friday morning brought an unusual assembly to a local school.


Sep. 12, 2014 @ 05:48 PM

Woman accused of theft in bogus charity case

Pigeon Forge police have made an arrest in what they're describing as a large-scale fundraising scheme that's targeted victims across the country.


Sep. 12, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Longtime Humane Society director resigns

Jayne Vaughn, who's been the face of the Sevier County Humane Society for over a decade, has decided to step down from her position as executive director.


Sep. 12, 2014 @ 05:37 PM

Construction on inclusive playground set for October

The first phase of an all-inclusive playground in Wear Farm City Park is set to be built in the first week of October, according to Simon Bradbury of the city's parks and recreation department and the Forever Parks Foundation, which is behind the project.


Sep. 11, 2014 @ 05:51 PM

Faith-based Unabashed Music Fest is Saturday

Faith-based music isn't always associated with loud, aggressive genres such as heavy metal. But with the Unabashed Music Fest, taking place at the Sevier County Fairgrounds Saturday, those worlds will come together.


Sep. 10, 2014 @ 05:47 PM

Another Rod Run gets underway in Pigeon Forge

Although the Pigeon Forge Rod Run officially begins Thursday and runs through Saturday, cars have been lining the Parkway since last week, as the Shades of the Past Rod Run took place last weekend.


Sep. 09, 2014 @ 05:23 PM

Ribbon cut at Rocky Top Sports World

Tuesday officially marked the public opening of Rocky Top Sports World, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the youth sports facility's opening and an open house for locals to tour the facility.


Sep. 09, 2014 @ 05:22 PM

UT coach Fulmer joins Rocky Top Sports World team

Phillip Fulmer, former head coach of the University of Tennessee Volunteers football team, will be working with Rocky Top Sports World, officials from the youth sports complex announced earlier this week.