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Jul. 26, 2015 @ 12:22 PM

Retirement doesn’t mean Gary Wade’s work is done

 For Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Gary Wade, the decision to step down from his position on the bench wasn’t too difficult.

 

Jul. 26, 2015 @ 12:21 PM

Boyds Creek Church of God’s Flack retires

 Bishop Zack Flack, pastor at Boyds Creek Church of God for almost 20 years, trusts that God is the only one who determines when something is ready to end.

 

Jul. 24, 2015 @ 06:44 PM

Sevierville's Wade retiring from Tenn. Supreme Court

Sevier County's highest-ranking state official, Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Gary Wade, has announced he's retiring in September.


Jul. 24, 2015 @ 05:37 PM

Suspect with lively Facebook presence arrested

It wasn't the social media postings that led to the arrest of a Sevierville man who started responding to the Sevierville Police Department's Facebook post about him.


Jul. 24, 2015 @ 05:22 PM

Kids enjoy summer reading finale with police, EMTs

The Sevier County Public Library held the finale of its summer reading program Friday at the King Family Library.


Jul. 24, 2015 @ 05:13 PM

Titanic Museum to display historic violin

The violin played by Titanic bandleader Wallace Hartley will be displayed at the Titanic Museum next year, Mary Kellogg, co-owner of Titanic Attractions, announced this week.


Jul. 23, 2015 @ 06:03 PM

Man arrested in cabin robbery

Sevier County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a Newport man who allegedly robbed a woman in front of her family while they were staying at a local rental cabin on the Fourth of July.


Jul. 23, 2015 @ 05:51 PM

Four charged in Seymour meth bust

At least four people were arrested in Wednesday's bust at a South Shiloh Road trailer where authorities say meth was being made.


Jul. 23, 2015 @ 05:46 PM

Suspect chimes in after police post Facebook alert

When Sevierville police used Facebook Thursday to ask for the public's help tracking down a man charged with aggravated assault over an alleged road rage incident, they didn't expect him to like it.


Jul. 23, 2015 @ 05:38 PM

Quartet convention booked in Pigeon Forge at least through 2016

The National Quartet Convention, the largest event hosted by the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge to date, with more than 40,000 attendees during a one-week period last year, will be held in Pigeon Forge at least through 2016.


Jul. 23, 2015 @ 05:32 PM

Photo: Prepared with care

Kitchen manager Jutta Ogle makes soup for the Mobile Meals program at the Fort Sanders Sevier Senior Center. Each year volunteers deliver over 16,000 meals to homebound people in the county. Each recipient gets five frozen meals per week, including fruit, milk and dessert. For more info or to volunteer, or if you need the service, call 453-8080, extension 105. The program receives funding from the Sevier County United Way.

Jul. 23, 2015 @ 04:58 PM

Gatlinburg named a top meeting destination

Gatlinburg was named one of the top resort destinations for conventions, meetings and events by ConventionSouth magazine.


Jul. 22, 2015 @ 05:55 PM

Ambulances called to possible meth lab

Two people were taken to local hospitals after Sevier County Sheriff's deputies found a possible meth lab at a home on South Shiloh Road Wednesday afternoon.


Jul. 22, 2015 @ 05:51 PM

Bomb threat closes Pigeon Forge McDonald's

The McDonald's restaurant on the Parkway was closed for several hours Wednesday afternoon, as local law enforcement searched for explosives after someone called in a bomb threat.


Jul. 22, 2015 @ 05:36 PM

National park visitation up over 2014

Visitation to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for the first six months of this year increased 8 percent over the same period last year, park officials have announced.


Jul. 22, 2015 @ 05:30 PM

Pets Without Parents to open Sevierville store

The nonprofit animal shelter Pets Without Parents will soon open a boutique in downtown Sevierville to benefit its no-kill shelter.


Jul. 22, 2015 @ 05:26 PM

Wears Valley VFD seeks funds for station bedrooms

The Wears Valley Volunteer Fire Department is planning a fundraising golf tournament for two new bedrooms at the fire station. The event is set for Sept. 12.


Jul. 21, 2015 @ 05:48 PM

New principals for New Center, Wearwood

The yearly shift of principals in schools across the county is nearly finalized, according to conversations with Sevier County School System officials.


Jul. 21, 2015 @ 05:41 PM

BOMA approves water rate hike

City water customers will start paying seeing rate increases on their next bill, as the Board of Mayor And Aldermen voted unanimously Monday to lower the total gallons covered on the basic bill.


Jul. 21, 2015 @ 05:27 PM

Bank gives $100K for Boys & Girls Club building

Citizens National Bank has pledged $100,000 over a five-year period to the Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains, as part of the club's 2 million capital campaign for the construction of a new facility.


Jul. 21, 2015 @ 04:48 PM

Photo: Shucking the corn

Dwayne and Clara Hodges make use of a shade tree and a tailgate to cut and shuck corn for the supper table. The Hodges have been married for 60 years, and what with children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, they prepare large meals.

Jul. 20, 2015 @ 06:06 PM

Man charged after reported Facebook threat

A local man found himself in hot water when he allegedly pointed a handgun at people in a Pigeon Forge tattoo shop after threatening one of them on Facebook, and police found the firearm and drugs tossed outside his home when they went to speak to him about it.


Jul. 20, 2015 @ 05:59 PM

Suspect surrenders in robbery case

First, the clerk at the store outright declined to be robbed. Then, the alleged robber apparently didn't open the cash register. So when Adam Nelms saw the police coming, he just decided to call it a day.


Jul. 20, 2015 @ 05:55 PM

Sevier firefighters place in national competition

Pittman Center Community Volunteer Fire Department finished third last weekend among teams competing in the inaugural nationwide Firehouse Expo Fire-Rescue Competition, held in Baltimore.


Jul. 20, 2015 @ 05:44 PM

Gatlinburg to consider budget ordinance

In a meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m., the Gatlinburg City Commission will consider the first reading of the city's 2015-2016 fiscal year budget ordinance.