News

Apr. 14, 2015 @ 05:41 PM

Lawsuit against Pigeon Forge dismissed

In a meeting Monday, the Pigeon Forge City Commission unanimously agreed to ratify an agreement with Mike Shular regarding the dismissal of litigation against the city that dates back to 2002.Q


Apr. 13, 2015 @ 05:37 PM

Body found in national park identified

The FBI announced the identity Monday of a North Carolina man found dead last month in Smokemont Baptist Church, not far from the Cherokee, N.C., entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


Apr. 13, 2015 @ 05:40 PM

Annual spring Rod Run returns to Pigeon Forge

The Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run is set to begin Friday at the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge, and event organizers anticipate high attendance.


Apr. 11, 2015 @ 03:40 PM

Thousands available for energy assistance through Douglas Cherokee

 Sevier County residents struggling with their utility bills have a useful resource in Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority.


Apr. 11, 2015 @ 03:39 PM

Store employees step up for local cancer patient

 When Jennifer Webb needed to repaint her bedroom, she called a local home improvement store to seek guidance.


Apr. 11, 2015 @ 03:36 PM

Klothes Kloset provides free clothes for less fortunate

It all started with a simple challenge.


Apr. 11, 2015 @ 03:34 PM

Family files suit in fatal cabin fire

A family that lost two members, including a 5-year-old boy, in a cabin fire last year has sued the managers and owners of the cabin in a complaint accusing them of negligence for failing to provide a safe means of ingress or egress.


Apr. 11, 2015 @ 03:31 PM

Rattler guilty on all counts

 A Pigeon Forge man who survived to point his finger at the man who cut his throat helped send his assailant to prison.


Apr. 10, 2015 @ 05:32 PM

Wears Valley motorcycle accident claims life of 22-year-old

A collision of two motorcycles just before 1:30 a.m. Friday morning left one driver dead and another injured, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.


Apr. 10, 2015 @ 05:29 PM

Humane Society sale is Friday at fairgrounds

The Sevier County Humane Society's seventh annual Buy Local Yard Sale is today from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Sevier County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.


Apr. 10, 2015 @ 05:21 PM

BOMA raises required capacity in brew pub measure

The city's proposed new rules for brew pubs will look a little different from the first draft.


Apr. 09, 2015 @ 06:12 PM

Victim testifies in attempted murder trial

Toby Norton told a jury Thursday about the moment Zachary Rattler allegedly pulled his head back and yanked a knife across his throat.


Apr. 09, 2015 @ 05:52 PM

Hilton Garden Inn coming to Pigeon Forge

A Hilton Garden Inn resort hotel planned for Teaster Lane will feature 112 rooms and meeting space.


Apr. 09, 2015 @ 05:46 PM

Wastewater treatment plant nears completion

Construction of the city's new wastewater treatment plant is planned to be completed by sometime next month, according to City Manager Earlene Teaster.


Apr. 09, 2015 @ 05:31 PM

Guilty plea in Sevier County Bank robbery

A Knoxville man has already entered a guilty plea on federal charges stemming from the January incident in which he robbed Sevier County bank and used a car he'd borrowed from a nearby dealership as his getaway vehicle.


Apr. 08, 2015 @ 06:21 PM

Fugitive caught after Florida chase

Lawrence Bond led Florida law enforcement officers on a lengthy chase Wednesday when they tried to apprehend him on allegations he committed robbery, kidnapping and sexual assault in Sevierville.


Apr. 08, 2015 @ 05:59 PM

Distemper confirmed in shelter dog

The Sevier County Humane Society closed and isolated its dogs for a few days recently after a distemper scare, but officials there said the disease appeared to be isolated to one animal and they didn't suffer an outbreak of the lethal, fast spreading illness.


Apr. 08, 2015 @ 05:48 PM

Pigeon Forge candidates to attend public forum

The Pigeon Forge Hospitality Association will host a public forum at which the community is invited to meet the city commission candidates. The event is April 14 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Mainstay Suites.


Apr. 08, 2015 @ 05:42 PM

Community feeds the hungry in memory of Gatlinburg businessman

Even after his death, Jim Johnson is helping his favorite charity.


Apr. 07, 2015 @ 05:43 PM

Sevierville restricts used car sales

A day after the Board of Mayor and Aldermen restricted used car sales on private property, some owners were trying to figure where to move their cars.


Apr. 07, 2015 @ 05:33 PM

Prom for special needs students is Saturday

One Special Night, a prom being held for special needs students who attend Sevier County middle and high schools, will take place for the second time on Saturday, April 11, at First United Methodist Church of Sevierville.


Apr. 07, 2015 @ 05:26 PM

Lack of funding delays park renovations

Buildings and infrastructure that have long required renovation or rebuilding continue to be delayed due to lack of funding, according to Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials.


Apr. 07, 2015 @ 03:12 PM

Cash Express in Seymour robbed

Sevier County sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help and working with other local law enforcement after a local business was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday morning.


Apr. 06, 2015 @ 06:16 PM

Suspects sought in March robbery

Sevierville police are asking for the public's help in tracking down two robbery suspects they believe are armed and dangerous.


Apr. 06, 2015 @ 06:08 PM

Public defender withdraws from Atha case

A Kodak man facing multiple charges of kidnapping, robbery and rape didn't choose to represent himself Monday, but he is looking to hire a defense attorney after the public defender's office withdrew from the case and he apparently indicated he plans to hire counsel instead.