News

Dec. 21, 2014 @ 02:10 PM

Santa Fund quickly approaching $18K

Another large gift has come in to the further the cause of the annual Santa Fund.


Dec. 21, 2014 @ 02:09 PM

G-P’s ‘Sherlock’ performance more than elementary

 The Gatlinburg-Pittman Drama Department presented a holiday tale from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle last week at the high school.


Dec. 21, 2014 @ 02:07 PM

FCE spreads holiday cheer at Head Start

 Each year the Midway Family Community Education group loads up 20 stockings for the the children at Douglas Dam Head Start and passes them out shortly before school ends for the holidays.


Dec. 20, 2014 @ 10:50 PM

Business owner petitions to save Tunes and Tales from hiatus

 After it was announced that Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales would be placed on hiatus for 2015 by the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, local business owners took it upon themselves to gather more than 1,100 signatures of local businesspeople who want to see the popular street entertainers stay.


Dec. 20, 2014 @ 10:49 PM

Church hosts annual party for Douglas Cooperative

 There was a sense of restlessness in the second floor room of the River Terrace Convention Center late Thursday morning as clients of Douglas Cooperative were waiting for their meal, part of the annual Christmas party thrown by Banner Baptist Church. Douglas Cooperative provides services for area adults with developmental disabilities.


Dec. 19, 2014 @ 07:29 PM

Beverly case bound to grand jury

The first-degree murder case against Andrew Beverly in the Sept. 24 slaying of his estranged wife, Angela Beverly, will move on to the grand jury, Sevier County General Sessions Court Judge Jeff Rader ruled Friday in a preliminary hearing.


Dec. 19, 2014 @ 07:25 PM

Fire destroys PF home

After a fire destroyed the home of a local family early Friday morning, the Pigeon Forge Fire Department is heading recovery efforts to help the family.


Dec. 19, 2014 @ 07:22 PM

Artist seeks his stolen sculpture

Local artist Wayne Austin has one wish this Christmas: He wants his missing artwork returned.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 07:36 PM

Dollywood donates $22K to food ministry

As the winter comes, many in Sevier County residents have to tighten their belts, as the slower season affects employment and available working hours. Some even worry about where they will find their next meal.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 07:29 PM

Former fire chief at odds with VFD

Questions about the health of Ralph Huskey, the longtime fire chief of the Catons Chapel-Richardson Cove Volunteer Fire Department spawned a debate between Huskey’s family and the fire department’s board of directors regarding whether Huskey is fit to resume his normal duties.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 07:27 PM

Ober has big opening weekend

The 52nd annual opening of the slopes went better than expected this past Saturday at Ober Gatlinburg.
 
“We had a great day,” said fifth-year Ober winter sports director John Cossaboom. “The weather was perfect, the snow was great and the crowd was surprising.

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 07:24 PM

2 arrested after cabin burglary

Two men were arrested in connection with a cabin burglary reported to the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office on Friday. Multiple TVs were taken, as well as the belongings of visitors who were renting the cabin.


Dec. 13, 2014 @ 06:10 PM

Armed standoff in Sevierville ends with one dead

 A 27-year-old man is dead after a standoff with police Friday night at 1209 Ernest McMahan Road.


Dec. 13, 2014 @ 03:27 PM

Santa Fund gets $1,000 dontation

The Santa Fund has zoomed past the $13,000 mark, thanks to several generous donations in recent days.


Dec. 13, 2014 @ 02:17 PM

Final vote on Sevierville distillery rules is Monday

City residents have their last chance Monday to give input on proposed new regulations for distilleries before the ordinance considers approving the measure on final reading.


Dec. 12, 2014 @ 06:21 PM

Sevier official: County schools missing out on millions

As another legislative session nears in Nashville, Sevier County School officials are calling on citizens to rally for an improved funding formula for state education dollars.


Dec. 11, 2014 @ 06:36 PM

Tennessee tourism director, a former Dollywood exec, to step down

Tennessee Tourism Commissioner Susan Whitaker, a staunch ally of Sevier County's tourism industry, announced Thursday she is stepping down after 12 years at the job.


Dec. 11, 2014 @ 06:33 PM

Gatlinburg resident to speak at UT commencement

As he studied at the University of Tennessee, Laurence Evans was a nontraditional student in more than one sense.


Dec. 11, 2014 @ 06:16 PM

LeConte Center a financial success in first year

According to Leon Downey, the city's tourism director, the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge has generated millions of dollars in local spending during its first year, with more than 250,000 people estimated to have attended the 25 events that took place.


Dec. 11, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Forge officals discuss proposed Publix store

Developers and city officials so far have declined to identify the proposed supermarket development near Wears Valley Road, but according to materials distributed Wednesday, at a city commission work session, the grocery store will be Publix.


Dec. 10, 2014 @ 06:18 PM

Safe Harbor opens at new location

Safe Harbor Children's Advocacy Center opened its new building to the public Wednesday afternoon, showcasing the improved accommodations for one of the county's most heartbreaking services.


Dec. 10, 2014 @ 06:09 PM

Duties expand for truancy court position

General Sessions judges are set to get some help with juvenile court cases as they add duties and possibly part-time pay to a previously unpaid position in their system.


Dec. 10, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Police warn of scam IRS calls

The Sevierville Police Department is warning citizens of fraudulent telephone calls from people claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service.


Dec. 10, 2014 @ 05:50 PM

Man dies in Chapman Highway accident

A Knoxville man died last week as a result of injuries he suffered when he was struck by his own truck. He had gotten out of it on Chapman Highway after it broke down.


Dec. 09, 2014 @ 06:09 PM

Variance denied for Collier property

Brent Collier requested that the Pigeon Forge Board of Zoning Appeals grant him a variance of a parking requirement for a proposed retail development when he and his representatives appeared before the board Tuesday afternoon.