Mar. 18, 2015 @ 04:56 PM

Parton impressed with new state education chief

Three months after controversial Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman was replaced in Nashville, Candice McQueen is working to mend fences statewide.

Mar. 17, 2015 @ 05:58 PM

Sevierville approves first reading of new beer measure

Proponents of loosened beer restrictions were likely pleased Monday night as Sevierville's Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the first reading of an ordinance that could usher in a new craft brew pub to the downtown area.

Mar. 17, 2015 @ 05:51 PM

Officers fired on vehicle driven by jail escapee

A Kingston man's short-lived dash for freedom from the Sevier County Jail Monday ended when Sevierville Police officers fired on the vehicle he was driving after he rammed two of their cruisers on Alder Branch Road.

Mar. 17, 2015 @ 05:42 PM

Triplett appointed state tourism commissioner

Kevin Triplett, vice president of public affairs for Bristol Motor Speedway, has been appointed to replace Susan Whitaker as commissioner of the state's tourist development committee, Gov. Bill Haslam announced Tuesday.

Mar. 17, 2015 @ 05:31 PM

County OKs land sale for grocery

The county commission voted Monday to approve the sale of a small piece of land for use as an easement to serve an unnamed grocery store on the former site of the Ten-Tec factory.

Mar. 17, 2015 @ 04:40 PM

Parton impressed with new state education chief

Three months after controversial Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman was replaced in Nashville, Candice McQueen is working to mend fences statewide.

Mar. 17, 2015 @ 04:35 PM

Illinois man charged with statutory rape

Sevier County Sheriff's deputies have charged a 21-year-old Illinois man with statutory rape after he allegedly drove here to have sex with a 13-year-old girl he'd been chatting with online.

Mar. 17, 2015 @ 04:34 PM

School system seeks millions in energy savings

The Sevier County Board of Education unanimously approved a plan Monday night that officials belive could save the district up to $8 million over a 10-year period.

Mar. 16, 2015 @ 05:49 PM

Jail escapee caught quickly

A Kingston man's dash for freedom from the Sevier County Jail Monday reportedly lasted less than a half hour, as Sevierville police caught up to Stanley Junior Wallace Jr. in a stolen SUV on Alder Branch Road shortly after he escaped the annex on Old Knoxville Highway.

Mar. 16, 2015 @ 05:47 PM

Tourism commissioner Whitaker to be honored

The Smoky Mountain Tourism Development Council and the Sevier County Hospitality Alliance will honor Susan Whitaker, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Tourism Development, March 27 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Music Road Convention Center.

Mar. 16, 2015 @ 05:43 PM

Gatlinburg to consider TVs for trolleys

In a meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m. the Gatlinburg City Commission will consider the funding of a trolley television project.

Mar. 14, 2015 @ 10:46 AM

Pigeon Forge eighth grader battling bone cancer

"Wilsons never quit."

Mar. 14, 2015 @ 10:43 AM

Smokies may see increase in bear cubs

 Because of a good mast crop last fall, park officials are anticipating an increased population of black bear cubs this year, according to park Wildlife Biologist Bill Stiver.

Mar. 14, 2015 @ 10:42 AM

Gatlinburg 'Fit for Duty' marathon next weekend

The Gatlinburg Firefighters Association is holding its fourth annual Fit for Duty Firefighter 5k and 10k races March 21 at 9 a.m. at the Gatlinburg Fire Department Station 1.

Mar. 14, 2015 @ 10:40 AM

New beer regulations on tap in Sevierville

 The Board of Mayor and Aldermen is considering new regulations for the sale of beer in the city that would allow for the sale of growlers, and would create new permits or new regulations for caterers, hotels and craft beer establishments or breweries.

Mar. 14, 2015 @ 10:39 AM

Ten-Tec property eyed for new grocery store

 The Sevier County Commission is considering selling a sliver of property on Dolly Parton Parkway for what officials say would be be a new entrance to the Ten-Tec property, where developers are planning to place a grocery store.

Mar. 13, 2015 @ 06:39 PM

King's Academy offers hands-on classes on history and culture day

The King's Academy hosted its second Tennessee Heritage Day Friday on the 130-year-old school's Seymour campus.

Mar. 13, 2015 @ 04:51 PM

Douglas TVA campgrounds open Sunday

The two Douglas Lake campgrounds owned by the Tennessee Valley Authority open this weekend.

Mar. 13, 2015 @ 04:48 PM

Senior center celebrates Civil War Day

Fort Sanders Sevier Senior Center presented Civil War Day Friday, with numerous exhibits and presentations related to the Civil War.

Mar. 12, 2015 @ 05:26 PM

Local man charged in Georgia traffic death

Police in Dekalb County, Ga., have charged a Sevier County man with misdemeanor vehicular homicide for the single-car wreck in which his wife died last year.

Mar. 11, 2015 @ 05:59 PM

'Tattoo' Eddie Harris killed in prison

“Tattoo” Eddie Harris, who avoided the death penalty for his part in one of Sevier County's most notorious murders, apparently still met a violent end when he died after an altercation in a state prison this week.

Mar. 11, 2015 @ 05:55 PM

Sevierville man to run distance event in Kenya

Local business owner Bob Foster said faith drove his decision to participate in a 60-kilometer endurance event, set for June in Kenya.

Mar. 11, 2015 @ 05:53 PM

Kids get lessons in reducing litter

Third-grade students at Pigeon Forge Primary added lessons in recycling and reusing to reading, writing and arithmetic Wednesday as part of Litter Awareness Month.

Mar. 11, 2015 @ 05:47 PM

Sevier County Job Fair set for March 18

The Sevier County Job Fair will be held March 18 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center. The event, in its 18th year, will once again be split into two sessions, for tourism and non-tourism jobs.

Mar. 11, 2015 @ 05:44 PM

Juveniles charged in field house vandalism

Police have charged two middle school students with the recent vandalism at the Sevier Youth Football League field house.