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Jan. 29, 2015 @ 06:16 PM

Man faces charges in child rape case

A local man is facing charges of rape of a child after he allegedly assaulted a girl he was babysitting during the holidays.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 05:54 PM

Man faces attempted murder charge

A Knoxville man is facing attempted first-degree murder and burglary charges after he allegedly broke into the home of his ex-girlfriend and shot at another man inside the residence on Ten Point Lane.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 05:50 PM

Phone scammers pose as IRS agents

Local police are warning that area residents have recently been targeted in a phone scam involving the IRS.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 05:48 PM

Dance to raise funds for inclusive playground

The Second Annual Daddy Daughter Dance is set for Feb. 7, 4-6 p.m. at the Music Road Hotel Convention Center. This year's event will be princess-themed, and there will be music, snacks, crafts and a photo booth.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 05:37 PM

ACA enrollment up over '13

The number of people in Sevier County who have registered in open enrollment for health care plans through the Affordable Care Act has increased since last year, according to information from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 06:45 PM

Segways approved for goat-themed attraction

In a meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Pigeon Forge Regional Planning Commission unanimously approved a revised site plan for Goats on the Roof Mountain Adventure Park. The new site plan includes obstacle courses for Segways.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 05:52 PM

Commissioners discuss right-of-way improvements

City commissioners met with officials from Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort in a work session Wednesday afternoon to discuss possible improvements to the Dudley Creek Road right-of-way. The improvements would accommodate a Westgate expansion.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 05:34 PM

Wounded eagle rehabbing in Pigeon Forge

A wounded bald eagle, discovered by wildlife officials in Monroe County, is rehabilitating at the American Eagle Foundation in Pigeon Forge.


Jan. 27, 2015 @ 05:32 PM

Plans advance for Seymour community center

The volunteer fire department got a warm enough reaction to its initial proposal for a community center and new station to move ahead with the plans.


Jan. 27, 2015 @ 05:26 PM

Man charged in Sevier County rape

A Knoxville man is facing a rape charge after his arrest Monday on a sealed presentment.


Jan. 27, 2015 @ 05:23 PM

Seymour golf course sells

The rumors about Creekside Plantation's future were just that. Rumors.


Jan. 27, 2015 @ 04:29 PM

New traffic signal approved for Veterans Boulevard

A new traffic signal on Veterans Boulevard is expected to be installed by June 1. It will be at the entrance of Dollywood's DreamMore Resort and the future Jake Thomas Road extension.


Jan. 26, 2015 @ 06:22 PM

Wildlife Week will move to May in '16

For years Wildness Wildlife Week has served as a beacon in the Pigeon Forge winter.


Jan. 26, 2015 @ 06:17 PM

Turnout at Wilderness Wildlife Week pleases Pigeon Forge officials

Both organizers and attendees seem pleased so far with Wilderness Wildlife Week, three days into the annual Pigeon Forge event celebrating the great outdoors.


Jan. 26, 2015 @ 05:55 PM

Seymour man to face Arkansas rape charges

A 75-year-old Seymour man is in the Knox County Jail awaiting extradition to Arkansas to face three counts of rape based on alleged activities that took place more than 20 yeas ago.


Jan. 26, 2015 @ 05:50 PM

Sevier County inmates escaped through window

Sevier County Sheriff's deputies have been working since Friday to correct a security flaw that allowed two inmates to escape from the Sevier County Jail annex that evening.


Jan. 25, 2015 @ 12:39 AM

Wilderness Wildlife Week begins

Despite the cold temperatures and intermittent snow Saturday morning, hundreds of people filled the rooms in the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge for the first day of Wilderness Wildlife Week.


Jan. 24, 2015 @ 02:39 PM

Two inmates escape Sevier Jail Annex

 Two inmates of the Sevier County Jail Annex escaped Friday night, according to Sheriff Ron Seals.


Jan. 23, 2015 @ 05:43 PM

After a 12-year stint, Leadership Sevier Executive Director Jay Lowe steps down

How does Jay Lowe describe Leadership Sevier to the uninitiated? “Like a school field trip for adults that focuses on how you become better leaders,” he said.


Jan. 23, 2015 @ 05:38 PM

Underground project at Old Mill delayed

The process of moving electric and utility wires underground in the Old Mill district will be delayed. When the city solicited bids for the project, none were received, so it will be rebid early next month.


Jan. 23, 2015 @ 05:38 PM

Post 104 launching youth shooting programs

American Legion Post 104 in Sevierville is launching a youth riflery program this spring for ages 12 to 16.


Jan. 22, 2015 @ 06:08 PM

Wilderness Wildlife Week starts Saturday

The 25th Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week kicks off at the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge Saturday, and event organizers anticipate it could be the largest ever.


Jan. 22, 2015 @ 06:00 PM

Wildlife Week founder still participates

When Ken Jenkins originally conceived what would become Wilderness Wildlife Week, he just wanted a way for people to learn more about the national park.


Jan. 22, 2015 @ 05:53 PM

Author Lin Stepp launches new book at Wildlife Week

Local author Lin Stepp will launch the seventh entry in her Smoky Mountain Series of novels Sunday at Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge.


Jan. 22, 2015 @ 05:48 PM

County sued in jail overdose case

Sevier County is facing a complaint in federal court from the family of a Sevier County Jail inmate who allegedly suffered from a fatal overdose after turning himself in.