News

Feb. 21, 2015 @ 02:56 PM

Local food pantry reopens to big crowd

 After a week of weather-related closures, Sevier County Food Ministries opened on Friday.


Feb. 21, 2015 @ 02:52 PM

Group planning to build temporary shelter for county's homeless

 Smoky Mountain Family Matters is still planning to build The Sanctuary, a proposed temporary shelter for homeless in Sevier County.


Feb. 21, 2015 @ 02:51 PM

County's Commission's first meeting since November is Tuesday

Sevier County Commission will try again to hold its first meeting since November when it meets in special session at 6 p.m. Tuesday.


Feb. 21, 2015 @ 02:49 PM

Pigeon Forge's lone adult business shutting its doors today

 The city's lone adult business is set to close today, as Cupid's Outlet on the Parkway is closing and the owner says he doesn't have plans to relocate within the city right now.


Feb. 21, 2015 @ 02:47 PM

Cause of Seymour deaths undetermined

 It isn't clear yet what caused the deaths of a mother and adult son were found dead inside their home Friday on Sugarloaf Road.


Feb. 20, 2015 @ 04:39 PM

Fairgarden Village home total loss following blaze

A home on Hansel Lea Way in the Fairgarden Village subdivison east of Sevierville appeared to be a total loss following a Friday morning blaze.


Feb. 20, 2015 @ 04:36 PM

Power restored to all but a few SCES customers

It has been a long week for the Sevier County Electric System’s linemen.


Feb. 20, 2015 @ 04:35 PM

Sevier candidates return spring election petitions

After a flurry of petitions were returned as the deadlined neared this week, it appears voters will have a some choices to make in all three municipal elections in Sevier County this year.


Feb. 20, 2015 @ 03:29 PM

Vote sought in Sevierville on package liquor

Voters here could have the chance to decide whether they want to allow liquor stores in the city, if the election commission certifies a petition turned in Friday near the qualifying deadline for the municipal election.


Feb. 19, 2015 @ 04:26 PM

FBI: No threat from substance found at courthouse

Preliminary tests on the mysterious substance mailed to the Sevier County office of Fourth Judicial District Attorney General were negative, indicating it did not pose a threat to employees who came into contact with it, according to the FBI.


Feb. 19, 2015 @ 04:25 PM

Catons Chapel crews answer three calls in one

Catons Chapel Volunteer Fire Department firefighters dealt with an unusual series of events Thursday, during what initially seemed like a routine call.


Feb. 19, 2015 @ 04:23 PM

Power restored to most in Sevier County

After several days of outages due to winter storms and strong wind earlier this week, the Sevier County Electric System has restored power to most customers.


Feb. 19, 2015 @ 04:22 PM

Saddle Up continues, never mind the weather

Despite the snow and ice that hit the county this week, the 15th Annual Saddle Up is taking place in the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge and other venues around the city.


Feb. 19, 2015 @ 04:20 PM

National park sees record January numbers

Following a year of record visitation, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park posted its busiest January to date. Last month, 351,670 people visited the park; since 1979, when the park began keeping visitation records, no January has exceeded 351,000 people.


Feb. 18, 2015 @ 05:09 PM

Suspicious substance found at Sevier County Courthouse

The FBI and Sevier County Sheriff’s Office are investigating after employees at the District Attorney General’s office found an item containing a suspicious substance Wednesday.


Feb. 18, 2015 @ 05:07 PM

More problems result from re-freeze, fresh snow

Early Wednesday morning, it appeared Sevier County was starting to clear out from a winter storm that coated the region with a layer of ice. Then a fresh wave of snow started.


Feb. 18, 2015 @ 05:06 PM

Temps could damage heating systems, pipes

With temperatures forecast to remain well below freezing on Thursday, home heating systems and pipes could be damaged, according to Jimmy Reagan of Reagan Heating and Plumbing.


Feb. 18, 2015 @ 05:05 PM

Many in county still lacking power

About 1,490 homes were still without power Wednesday morning, according to Allen Robbins of the Sevier County Electric System.


Feb. 18, 2015 @ 05:04 PM

Canceling school days not a simple decision

Moments after deciding to close Sevier County schools on Thursday, Director of Schools Jack Parton explained the process.


Feb. 17, 2015 @ 03:12 PM

Weather causes power outages, dangerous roads

Downed trees from Monday’s icy winter weather caused power outages for thousands of Sevier County residents and made traveling many roads dangerous.


Feb. 17, 2015 @ 03:10 PM

Major storm blasts area

A winter storm coated Sevier County with ice that forced a number of closures, left roads impassable and caused widespread power outages. However, it didn’t cause any major accidents or result in any major injuries, officials said Tuesday.


Feb. 16, 2015 @ 03:58 PM

Ice causes cancellations, postponements

Several local county offices closed early Monday, and other offices and events will be closed or postponed Tuesday because of the hazardous weather.


Feb. 16, 2015 @ 03:55 PM

County highway department, electric system get ready for winter weather

As the county's highway department made early preparations in anticipation of snow and ice Monday morning, officials from the Sevier County Electric Department were waiting to see what kind of weather would hit.


Feb. 14, 2015 @ 01:42 PM

New superintendent's pathway to the Smokies took overcoming 'the fear of failure'

 Growing up in Memphis, the son of a homicide detective and a cosmetologist, Cassius Cash didn't dream of one day being the superintendent of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


Feb. 14, 2015 @ 11:32 AM

Police departments embrace camera technology

After months of public questioning about police confrontations across the nation, many law enforcement agencies, including some here in Sevier County, are purchasing body cameras in an effort to record the actions of their officers.