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Jul. 30, 2014 @ 05:58 PM

14-screen cinema could open in Sevierville

Sevier County could be on its way to having a new, 14-screen movie theater in the Governor’s Crossing shopping area.


Jul. 30, 2014 @ 05:57 PM

Tax-free weekend starts Friday

Tennessee's sales tax holiday weekend begins Friday at 12:01 a.m., continuing through to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday. According to local officials, the weekend can make a significant economic impact in the communities.


Jul. 30, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

Pink Heals to raise money, awareness for cancer

Smoky Mountain Pink Heals Tour, an event run by firefighters that is geared toward raising awareness and money for the ongoing fight against cancer in women, will be held at The Island in Pigeon Forge on Aug. 24.


Jul. 30, 2014 @ 05:55 PM

Record low temperatures seen

East Tennessee saw record low temperatures for July on Tuesday and Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Pigeon Forge approves $22 million Ripken contract

Construction on the Ripken Experience youth baseball facility on Jake Thomas Road will begin in early August after a $22 million construction contract with Merit Construction was approved in a city commission meeting Monday evening.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 05:50 PM

Progress continues on Jake Thomas Road extension

Progress on the Jake Thomas Road extension project, which could see the street extending to Veterans Boulevard, is continuing as expected, Assistant City Manager Eric Brackins said.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 05:49 PM

Sevier County Jail sued over medical treatment

Another inmate is suing Sevier County over medical treatment at the jail, this time claiming medical staff ignored his complaints about a painful ailment that turned out to be skin cancer.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 05:48 PM

Dollywood photographed for Google Street View

If you’ve ever wanted to wander through Dollywood without the crowds — to take in the landscaping without being distracted or just imagine what it’s like at dusk on a quiet evening — Google Street View is giving you the chance.


Jul. 28, 2014 @ 05:58 PM

National park rescue delayed by storms

Park rangers were unable to complete a rescue operation Sunday when a 64-year-old man from Michigan fell while hiking in the park.


Jul. 28, 2014 @ 05:55 PM

Storms down trees, cause flooding

Sevier County wasn’t struck by a tornado Sunday night, but reports indicate there was at least one close call in the Seymour area.


Jul. 28, 2014 @ 10:04 AM

Pigeon Forge to consider Ripken contracts

In a meeting Monday at 5:30 p.m., the Pigeon Forge City Commission will consider several items related to the Cal Ripken Experience youth baseball complex.


Jul. 27, 2014 @ 12:31 AM

Non-native speakers now 5 percent of county students

As a tourist community with close to 100,000 residents and millions of visitors each year, Sevier County faces a unique set of challenges.


Jul. 26, 2014 @ 04:11 PM

Local survivor competes in national Transplant Games

 Richard Castro was happy with his experience at the 2014 Transplant Games of America even before he won his age division in the cornhole tournament.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 06:16 PM

Appellate court judges also face retention votes

While the state Supreme Court retention vote has become a battleground, the retention votes for the lower appellate court judges haven’t gotten much attention.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 06:13 PM

Justices fight to retain seats

Tennessee state politics have taken an unusual turn, as one of the most heated races involves not the governor or seats in the U.S. Senate, but the up or down vote for Supreme Court justices, including Sevier County native and current Chief Justice Gary Wade.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 05:38 PM

Sevier County Fair schedule released

The Sevier County Fair, which will take place Sept. 1-6, has released its 2014 catalog and schedule of events, highlighted by local entertainment.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 05:33 PM

Pro-gun message at Maryville restaurant led to booming business

A story making the rounds on regional and even national television has its roots right here in Sevierville.


Jul. 24, 2014 @ 06:04 PM

Weighing the minimum wage

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez issued a statement Thursday morning indicating a desire to increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Students have fun – and learn – at math and science camp

This week, Walters State is hosting a summer math and science camp for students who completed seventh and eighth grades in the previous school year. Students participate in math-related activities in the morning, and science activities in the afternoon.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:58 PM

Juvenile center gets new books

Staying at the Sevier County Juvenile Center can be a lonely, scary time for kids who have made mistakes and could use some guidance or solace.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:57 PM

Paula Deen restaurant expansion OK'd

In a meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Pigeon Forge Regional Planning Commission approved a revised site plan for the Island at Pigeon Forge, featuring an expansion to the building where the Paula Deen's Country Kitchen restaurant will be located.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:38 PM

Skate park to be made Rocky Top parking

The Gatlinburg skate park, which closed June 1, will be converted into parking for Rocky Top Sports World, according to Recreation Director Marty Nicely.


Jul. 22, 2014 @ 05:50 PM

Child recovering after accident

A 20-month-old child was recovering Tuesday after being struck by a car in a store parking lot the day before.


Jul. 22, 2014 @ 05:50 PM

Sevierville man allegedly assaults woman

A Sevierville man is facing charges of aggravated rape and kidnapping after he allegedly detained a woman in his home and assaulted her.


Jul. 22, 2014 @ 05:46 PM

State survey shows recession's affect on Sevier kids

As the state has improved its ranking for childhood well-being in the annual Kids Count survey over the past five years, it's obvious Sevier County is still trying to dig out of the hole created by the worst effects of the recession.