News

Jun. 25, 2015 @ 06:02 PM

Sevierville man missing in N.C.

Authorities were searching Thursday for a Sevierivlle man who went missing during a family vacation North Carolina.


Jun. 24, 2015 @ 03:16 PM

Euthanized bear not involved in attack

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced Tuesday that DNA test results from a bear attack at backcountry campsite 84 confirm park officials euthanized a bear not involved with the attack.
 

Jun. 24, 2015 @ 03:11 PM

Pigeon Forge approves $47 million budget


Jun. 24, 2015 @ 03:10 PM

Parent sues hotel over near-drowning of boy

A Kentucky woman is suing the owners of the local Holiday Inn, saying that a waterfall feature at the hotel’s pool contributed to the brain damages her child suffered suffered in a near-drowning after he slipped away from her husband while the man was playing video games.


Jun. 24, 2015 @ 03:05 PM

Cosby section of GSMNP closed after flash flood

A wildlife technician from the Great Smoky Mountainous National Park was the first to report seeing a five-foot wall of water coming down mountain streams that go through the Cosby and Greenbrier areas.


Jun. 24, 2015 @ 03:03 PM

Kodak man dies in accident on 'The Dragon'

Charges could be pending against the second driver after an alleged drag race ended in the death of a Kodak man on the stretch of Highway 129 that’s become known as “The Dragon.”


Jun. 21, 2015 @ 03:18 AM

County workers realize surprise link from decades before

 Robert Rhea and Stephen Rayborn are old friends who went through basic training in the U.S. Army at Fort Knox, Ky., about 43 years ago.


Jun. 21, 2015 @ 03:16 AM

PF considers final budget reading

 In a meeting Monday at 5:30 p.m., the Pigeon Forge City Commission will consider the second and final reading of the 2015-2016 fiscal year budget. Commissioners have discussed the budget at length in three different work sessions. It was approved in the first reading, at a meeting June 8.


Jun. 21, 2015 @ 03:15 AM

Revitalized downtown ‘would be packed’

 For over a year the Sevierville Commons Association has been striving to revitalize downtown Sevierville for the good of local citizens and the continued progress of the city.


Jun. 21, 2015 @ 03:13 AM

Pigeon Forge, Sevierville ranked among best Tennessee cities to start a business

NerdWallet, a financial website founded by a former Wall Street analyst and JPMorgan stock trader, had ranked both Pigeon Forge and Sevierville among the top 15 cities across Tennessee to start a business.


Jun. 19, 2015 @ 06:01 PM

Cable show to feature Kodak dogfighting raid

When Sevier County Sheriff's deputies and Humane Society of the United States personnel raided a Kodak home last year over an alleged breeding operation for illegal dogfighting, a film crew from cable's A&E network followed along to document the case.


Jun. 19, 2015 @ 05:55 PM

Photo: All's well that ends well

Sevierville firefighters talk Friday with a man who was tubing on the river behind Quaker Steak & Lube. Two males called fire and police after they lost sight of a female tubing with them and were concerned about the dam on Park Road. The fire department was about to put a boat in the water when she showed back up at the tube rental business. Due to recent dry conditions, there was no water flowing over the dam.

Jun. 19, 2015 @ 05:51 PM

Pigeon Forge teacher finalist for state honor

Pigeon Forge High School teacher Karen Kelley is among the finalists for Tennessee's Teacher of the Year.


Jun. 19, 2015 @ 05:48 PM

Consultants advise Sevierville on planning code changes

A group of consultants has given some initial opinions in what promises to be an exhaustive review and overhaul of the city's planning codes.


Jun. 18, 2015 @ 06:42 PM

Sevier schools hit with $100 million suit

The parents of a child who attended Pi Beta Phi Elementary School last year have sued the school system, claiming their daughter was raped during a school field trip by a man who days later was charged with rape of another child.


Jun. 18, 2015 @ 05:51 PM

Camp gives students hands-on experiences

Northview Intermediate School students participating in the school's summer camp program had a chance this week to build items using wood, hammers and nails in a workshop made possible through Home Depot.


Jun. 18, 2015 @ 05:46 PM

Worm-derived fertilizer to be sold at farmers market

Representatives from Red Bud Farm in Blountville, Tenn., will be at the Sevierville Commons Farmers Market in downtown Sevierville today from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. selling worm castings, an organic fertilizer.


Jun. 18, 2015 @ 05:39 PM

Ernest McMahan traffic signal nears completion

Residents who live on or use Ernest McMahan Road will soon find it easter to get onto Pittman Center Road, when the city finishes installing a new traffic signal at the busy intersection.


Jun. 18, 2015 @ 08:45 AM

407 interchange should be ready June 30

The flow of traffic at Sevier County’s only interstate interchange will change dramatically at the end of the month, as the state Department of Transportation has announced work on the diverging diamond redesign is wrapping up and should be completed June 30.


Jun. 18, 2015 @ 08:44 AM

Monday drowning victim ID'd

Sevier County sheriff’s deputies announced the name Wednesday of a man who drowned Monday near the at the public swimming area near Douglas Dam.


Jun. 16, 2015 @ 06:54 PM

Sevierville completes budget; garbage increase approved

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the budget for the upcoming fiscal year Monday, including a major increase to garbage pickup fees.


Jun. 16, 2015 @ 06:53 PM

Local kids help renovate food ministries building

Local boys working toward an Eagle Scout rank in Troop 119 volunteered in a project to help renovate the front part of the Sevier County Food Ministries Building.



Jun. 16, 2015 @ 06:50 PM

High temperatures expected this week

The county could be facing temperatures above 90 degrees for at least the next 10 days, according to the National Weather Service in Morristown.


Jun. 16, 2015 @ 06:48 PM

Man drowns at Douglas