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May. 19, 2015 @ 05:47 PM

Photo: Fair judging

Judge Ron Nagell works his section of the 30th annual Social Studies Fair at Sevierville Middle School Tuesday. The fair is seventh and eighth graders' last required project for the school year.

May. 19, 2015 @ 05:38 PM

Aggressive bear euthanized in national park

An aggressive black bear was captured and euthanized Tuesday following the announcement that the park would close the Mount Le Conte Backcountry Shelter, and trails to the popular Cliff Tops area, due to aggressive bear activity.


May. 19, 2015 @ 05:35 PM

Sheriff: New courts building best solution to security concerns

The idea of constructing a new building for the county's court system advanced Monday from one committee to another.


May. 19, 2015 @ 04:35 PM

Jack C. Perryman


May. 19, 2015 @ 12:28 AM

Gatlinburg votes today

The Gatlinburg City Commission election is today. Voters may cast their ballots at the American Legion building on East Parkway or at the Sevier County Election Commission office on Dolly Parton Parkway in Sevierville.


May. 18, 2015 @ 05:43 PM

Deputies believed OK after fire incident

Two Sevier County Sheriff's deputies were being evaluated Monday after running into a smoky building to check on the occupants during a fire.


May. 18, 2015 @ 05:40 PM

Smoky Mountain Thunder Memorial Ride set for Sunday

Smoky Mountain Thunder Memorial Ride, an event in which motorcyclists gather to honor fallen military members by riding 65 miles to Clinch Mountain in Grainger County, will take place Sunday.


May. 18, 2015 @ 05:35 PM

Suspect in Sevierville robbery arrested

Local and Knox County authorities have arrested a former Lee's Food Mart employee believed to be behind a strong-arm robbery at the store.


May. 18, 2015 @ 05:31 PM

Photos: Let the games begin

The last four standing try to keep their ball bouncing, while knocking others out, during the seventh and eighth grade field day at Boyds Creek Elementary School Monday.

May. 16, 2015 @ 02:12 PM

Gatlinburg candidates address issues

The Gatlinburg municipal election is Tuesday. Three seats are up for election, though only one is contested.


May. 16, 2015 @ 02:09 PM

Sheriff, committee recommend new court building

 In a presentation the County Commission will hear at its regular meeting Monday, Sheriff Ron Seals and a Courthouse Security Committee are recommending the county build a new, separate building to house its court system.


May. 16, 2015 @ 12:20 PM

Nearly 1,000 students graduating as school years comes to an end

 Nearly 1,000 students across Sevier County will complete their high school journey's this month with the milestone accomplishment of graduation.


May. 15, 2015 @ 06:44 PM

Sevierville budget could include tax hike

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen will consider a budget Monday that features a three-cent property tax increase and hikes in the garbage pick-up fees.


May. 15, 2015 @ 06:13 PM

Lawsuit calls 'Burg crosswalk a 'trap'

A complaint in Sevier County Circuit Court claims that at least one of the city's crosswalks is a “trap” for unwary pedestrians.


May. 15, 2015 @ 06:11 PM

Gatlinburg pleased with Beans and Cornbread Festival turnout

County fare dominated the menu Thursday evening in Gatlinburg at the city's annual Beans and Cornbread Festival.


May. 15, 2015 @ 06:03 PM

Heritage museum undergoes renovations

The Sevier County Heritage Museum in downtown Sevierville has undergone renovations and could keep regular hours in the near future, thanks to the efforts of a Leadership Tomorrow team that took on the project.


May. 15, 2015 @ 05:52 PM

Local aviation technician wins statewide award

A childhood passion for aircraft led to a career for Jeff Sardella.


May. 15, 2015 @ 05:45 PM

Suspect sought in Kodak robbery

Police are asking for the public's help finding a Kodak man after the owners of a local store fingered him as the person who robbed the business early Friday morning.


May. 15, 2015 @ 05:42 PM

Photo: Born to run

Athletes compete in the 100-yard dash during the track meet for large Sevier County middle schools Friday. Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, New Center, Northview, Boyds Creek and Seymour competed.

May. 15, 2015 @ 05:38 PM

Photos: Decisions, decisions

Sevierville Middle School eighth grader Garrett Adams finds out long hair and bomb suits don't mix during career day at the school Friday. Students got the chance to learn about many professions, from Lifestar pilot to banker to counseler, as they circulated among stations and gathered information.

May. 15, 2015 @ 10:24 AM

Deputy charged in TBI investigation

A former Sevier County sheriff's deputy lost his job and is facing a charge of official misconduct after a TBI investigation allegedly showed he ignored calls while having a sexual encounter with a woman who had called 911.


May. 14, 2015 @ 05:57 PM

Photos: The way we were

Students learn about beekeeping during Appalachian Day at Pigeon Forge Primary School. The annual event invites students to learn and get involved with hands-on demonstrations about mountain life in years past.

May. 14, 2015 @ 05:51 PM

Lost dog finds way home from Sevierville to Gatlinburg

Theresa Jean's dog Odie went missing Tuesday morning in Sevierville. She had a feeling he would find his way back.


May. 14, 2015 @ 05:48 PM

Suspect surrenders in Sevierville hit-and-run

After spending most of two days hiding out, a tow truck driver surrendered to Sevierville police Thursday, having allegedly drifted into the northbound lanes of the Parkway in front of Tanger Outlet Mall, striking four cars and coming to rest in a miniature golf course.


May. 13, 2015 @ 06:05 PM

Driver sought in Sevierville hit-and-run accident

The Sevierville police are asking for the public's help to find a tow truck driver who was involved in a serious accident, then ran from the scene.