Mar. 28, 2015 @ 11:24 PM

Tennessee: Remember, burn permits are needed

 Sevier County, like many throughout the state, has been victim to a number of wildfires in recent years — thanks to perfect spring conditions and careless burning.

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 11:22 PM

Man accused in crime spree files motions

 The Kodak man charged with robbing two local businesses and raping employees in one has filed a motion in court to represent himself during his trial and is asking for security footage from the courthouse hallways during his preliminary hearing.

Mar. 27, 2015 @ 05:16 PM

Teen writes three Titanic books

About five years ago, Sabrina Copas and her family visited the then-newly-opened Titanic Museum. Her son, Luke, was fascinated by the history of the Titanic.

Mar. 26, 2015 @ 05:13 PM

KSO performs for kids at King Family Library

The soothing sounds of a string quartet from the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra drew a better than average crowd to the King Family Library's weekly Preschool Story Time event Thursday.

Mar. 26, 2015 @ 04:47 PM

Quick action aids choking employee

Johnny Eden could barely get out his words of gratitude after his manager possibly saved his life this week. She performed the Heimlich manuver on him when he was choking on food.

Mar. 26, 2015 @ 04:37 PM

Rocky Top plans busiest weekend to date

Rocky Top Sports World is set to have its largest weekend yet. The $20 million youth sports complex, which opened last summer, has exceeded expectations with event booking, according to city officials.

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 06:44 PM

Gatlinburg teacher receives Kennedy Center honor

When Chelsea Hayes attended Gatlinburg-Pittman High School about 10 years ago, she gave one of her English teachers, Tracey Rains, the nickname "Mama Rains," because of their close bond.

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 04:22 PM

Clingmans Dome set for early opening

Park officials say Clingmans Dome is ready to open a few days earlier than normal this year — provided the weather holds out.

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 06:00 PM

Negligence alleged as clinic sued in jail death

The family of a North Carolina man who died after falling into a coma while staying in the Sevier County Jail is seeking $5 million from the local clinic that provided medical care at the jail at the time.

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 05:48 PM

Forge planners approve site plans

In a meeting Tuesday, the Pigeon Forge Regional Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals approved an updated site plan for Publix and shops.

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 05:45 PM

Cold temps this weekend could affect some plants

The National Weather Service's forecast shows a chance for two nights of temperatures below freezing later this week.

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 05:19 PM

Boy, 10, injured in fall at Cataract Falls

A 10-year-old was hospitalized Tuesday after falling more than 30 feet from the top of Cataract Falls, near the Gatlinburg entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Mar. 23, 2015 @ 05:49 PM

Grand Hotel renovations cease

The site of the former Grand Hotel will remain vacant for the foreseeable future. Chartwell Hospitality, the Franklin, Tenn.-based company that purchased the property, will move its planned hotel to a new location fronting Jake Thomas Road.

Mar. 23, 2015 @ 05:36 PM

Volunteer drive set for Wednesday

Sevier County's Promise Annual Volunteer Drive will be held Wednesday at the Sevierville Civic Center from 2 to 6 p.m. People seeking to volunteer can learn more about local agencies and volunteer opportunities.

Mar. 23, 2015 @ 08:45 AM

New development includes Hobby Lobby

Mar. 20, 2015 @ 05:00 PM

City considering measure to limit car sales blight

Locals who consider cars parked throughout the city and adorned with "for sale" signs eyesores may soon have relief.

Mar. 20, 2015 @ 04:50 PM

School system seeks millions in energy savings

The Sevier County Board of Education unanimously approved a plan Monday night that officials belive could save the district up to $8 million over a 10-year period.

Mar. 20, 2015 @ 04:44 PM

Dollywood to host Parton concerts in 2015

Dolly Parton will mark the 30th anniversary of Dollywood with the return of the Showcase of the Stars concert series, including concerts by Parton and Kenny Rogers, as well as other musicians.

Mar. 19, 2015 @ 05:37 PM

Rescue squad helps stuck boaters

The Sevier County Rescue Squad assisted two boaters who got stuck on a sand bar in the French Broad river Wednesday afternoon, offering a reminder to boaters that the river takes on a different look when waters are low.

Mar. 19, 2015 @ 05:15 PM

As Dollywood has grown, so has Pigeon Forge

Since Dollywood's inaugural season in 1986, the theme park and the city of Pigeon Forge have both undergone many changes. When the park opens this weekend, it will mark its 30th season.

Mar. 19, 2015 @ 05:05 PM

Conference speaker says more biodiversity research needed

Many aspects of scientific discovery fascinate Rob Dunn, biology professor at North Carolina State University and keynote speaker of the Discover Life In America All Taxa Biodiversity Conference.

Mar. 18, 2015 @ 06:05 PM

Kodak clinic to offer free health care

People hoping to take advantage of the Remote Area Medical clinic Saturday and Sunday should get to Smokies Stadium early to pick up their numbers, a representative of the nonprofit said Wednesday.

Mar. 18, 2015 @ 05:53 PM

Man injured in one-vehicle Chapman Highway wreck

A Sevierville man was in critical condition after a one-car wreck on Chapman Highway that left the busy road closed during the morning rush hour.

Mar. 18, 2015 @ 05:49 PM

Despite changing landscape, Sevier farming endures

Gov. Bill Haslam declared March 18 Agriculture Day in Tennessee. The proclamation coincided with a national observance meant to recognize the agriculture industry.

Mar. 18, 2015 @ 05:10 PM

Man charged in assault on girl, 13

An 18-year-old local man is charged with aggravated rape after using threats to compel a 13-year-old girl who suffers from autism to perform a sexual act upon him.