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Nov. 13, 2014 @ 06:25 PM

Heatherly surrenders custody of seized dogs

A Kodak family facing charges of breeding pit bulls for underground dogfights agreed Thursday to give up custody of 50 dogs rather than pay a bond that would have covered the cost of caring for them.


Nov. 13, 2014 @ 06:19 PM

Car parts maker announces Kodak factory plans

It took a combination of state and local incentives, as well as a good labor market and access to the Interstate, to convince an international car parts manufacturer to locate its new factory in the county's new industrial park.


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 06:25 PM

Officials roll out Winterfest "media blitz"

To attract more visitors during the 25th Annual Winterfest celebration, the Smoky Mountain Tourism Development Council is preparing what it calls "media blitzes" of select markets.


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 06:19 PM

Pigeon Forge sued over distillery denial

Businessman Brent Collier is suing the city of Pigeon Forge and the Pigeon Forge Board of Zoning Appeals, alleging that actions of the board were arbitrary and in violation of city and state laws when his proposed distillery was turned down in August.


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

Groundbreaking is Thursday for Ripken Experience

The city will host the groundbreaking for its next big attraction today as it gets set to start construction on the Ripken Experience, even as the county considers a request to join in funding the $22.5 million project.


Nov. 12, 2014 @ 05:50 PM

First industrial park tenant to create 120 jobs

The first company in Sevier County's new industrial park is to be a Morristown-based automobile parts manufacturer that will create about 120 new jobs with an average wage of almost $15 an hour.


Nov. 11, 2014 @ 05:55 PM

Veterans honored at courthouse event

Mayor Larry Waters gave some welcome news at the county's Veterans Day ceremony Tuesday when he announced the county's veterans service clinic is already set to double in size.


Nov. 11, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Sevierville ushers in Winterfest with fun and fireworks

Good weather, good entertainment and good food helped make this year's Winterfest kickoff a success.


Nov. 11, 2014 @ 05:15 PM

Old Mill wires to be moved underground

In a meeting Monday, the Pigeon Forge City Commission unanimously approved a proposal to move electrical wires underground in the historic Old Mill District.


Nov. 10, 2014 @ 05:30 PM

World War II veteran will serve as grand marshal in Pigeon Forge parade

World War II veteran Ed Taylor believes it is more important than ever to remember the service of veterans.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 09:55 PM

Parade and two public salutes mark full day of Veterans Day activities

As Winterfest begins across Sevier County, area governments will celebrate Veterans Day on Tuesday with a variety of public events.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 09:54 PM

New movie theater ‘on schedule’

 The city appears set to once again have a movie theater of its own, as a North Carolina-based company has purchased property at Governors’ Crossing and gotten city approval for its initial site plan for a cinema on Hurley Drive.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 09:53 PM

Zoning board grants variances for shopping complex

 Plans for a new shopping complex on Winfield Dunn Parkway took another step forward Thursday when the Board of Zoning Appeals approved two variances for the project.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 09:51 PM

New county veterans service officer adjusting to community

The county’s new veterans service officer says he’s starting to get a feel for the community after a few months under his belt.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 09:50 PM

Outreach helps homeless veterans

 Each Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., outreach workers with the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Project visit the Sevier County Food Ministries office to offer various services to veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.


Nov. 07, 2014 @ 06:21 PM

Woman in critical condition after shooting

A local woman was clinging to life Friday after an incident in which, authorities believe, she was shot in her home by an ex-boyfriend who was due in court after she obtained a temporary order of protection against him.


Nov. 07, 2014 @ 06:11 PM

Dozens more charges filed in dogfighting case

A family whose home was raided last month on dogfighting charges is facing dozens of additional counts of that crime, as well as animal cruelty charges.


Nov. 07, 2014 @ 06:08 PM

School board approves dental plan change for employees

Updates to board policies and improved dental coverage for employees were the primary topics of discussion at the monthly Sevier County School Board meeting earlier this week in Sevierville.


Nov. 07, 2014 @ 06:05 PM

King Family Library extending evening hours

Patrons with an insatiable appetite for knowledge will have five more hours each week to satisfy their hunger at the King Family Library.


Nov. 07, 2014 @ 05:57 PM

High schoolers sought for college programming course

Treyton Williams, associate professor of computer science at Walters State Community College, faced a conundrum regarding a dual-enrollment class he teaches: How could he reach students who didn't believe they were capable of learning programming?


Nov. 06, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Ripken to attend groundbreaking ceremony

Retired Hall of Fame baseball player Cal Ripken Jr. is set to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the Ripken Experience on Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. The event is to take place at the Jake Thomas Extension, across the street from the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge.


Nov. 06, 2014 @ 05:36 PM

Food ministries prepare for busy season

After an unusually busy summer, volunteers and workers at the Sevier County Food Ministries are preparing for increased demand this holiday season.


Nov. 06, 2014 @ 05:28 PM

Gatlinburg sports complex exceeding expectations

Rocky Top Sports World is on track to exceed financial expectations during its first year of business.


Nov. 05, 2014 @ 06:34 PM

Election turnout nearly doubles August total

With nearly 20,000 votes cast in Tuesday's election, Sevier County Election Commission Chairman J.B. Matthews was pleased with the day's turnout.


Nov. 05, 2014 @ 06:29 PM

Pigeon Forge detective arrested

Officers here were stunned Wednesday to see one of their own arrested by state and federal investigators and led from their headquarters in handcuffs.