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Jan. 19, 2015 @ 06:05 PM

Sevier County celebrates MLK Day

The focal point of Sevier County's 10th Annual Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech, as numerous speakers commented on it and its relevance more than 50 years after King delivered it on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.


Jan. 19, 2015 @ 05:26 PM

Kodak man charged in peeping, burglary case

A local man is facing multiple charges after allegedly watching a woman get dressed and trying to break into her home while carrying items including rope and a knife.


Jan. 19, 2015 @ 04:01 PM

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Jan. 17, 2015 @ 03:58 PM

Low gas prices could be big for tourism

 Lower gas prices could mean an increase in revenue for the tourism industry, according to local tourism leaders in Sevier County.


Jan. 17, 2015 @ 03:56 PM

Sevier saving thousands on fuel

 Just as average consumers across the nation are saving on their fuel bills, Sevier County government — and its taxpayers — are also feeling the savings.


Jan. 17, 2015 @ 03:55 PM

MLK celebration is early Monday

 Robert T. Booker, civil rights activist and former executive director of Knoxville's Beck Cultural Exchange Center, will be the keynote speaker at tomorrow's celebration and remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Jan. 17, 2015 @ 03:51 PM

Body found near PF community center

Police are awaiting autopsy results after finding the body of an Atlanta man on a walking trail near the community center early Saturday morning, but they believe he died of natural causes.


Jan. 16, 2015 @ 05:53 PM

Feds respond to query on immigrant children

Although the federal Department of Health and Human Services finally responded on Dec. 31 to questions posed by Tennessee legislators July 31, it's not clear how many minors the federal government sent to Sevier County after they illegally crossed the border without adult escorts.


Jan. 16, 2015 @ 05:44 PM

Dolly strikes TV deal with NBC

Dolly Parton is getting into the television biz.


Jan. 16, 2015 @ 05:35 PM

Dumplin Creek property listed for sale

After the banking group that owns the Dumplin Creek property rejected overtures from the latest potential buyers, the group now is marketing it nationally through brokers at NAI Knoxville.


Jan. 16, 2015 @ 05:32 PM

Paula Deen restaurant set to open in April

After multiple delays, organizers are looking to an April opening for Paula Deen's Family Kitchen restaurant at the Island in Pigeon Forge.


Jan. 16, 2015 @ 05:26 PM

Snow or no snow, county is vigilant

At about 4 a.m. each day this week, officials from Sevier County School System's transportation department investigated many roads to determine whether they were safe to travel.


Jan. 16, 2015 @ 08:33 AM

Officer back on duty after shooting

The Sevierville police officer who was involved in a fatal shooting last month has returned to active duty.


Jan. 15, 2015 @ 05:51 PM

Child advocates meet for training in Pigeon Forge

Every day hundreds of thousands of people in the United States, many of them children, are victims of human trafficking.


Jan. 15, 2015 @ 05:35 PM

Sevier County Biennial exhibition opens

The opening reception for Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts' 17th Sevier County Biennial Juried Exhibition will take place Friday from 6-8 p.m. in the Sandra J. Blain Galleries.


Jan. 14, 2015 @ 05:57 PM

Click sentenced for heroin trafficking

A local man will serve 80 years in prison for trafficking in heroin in Sevier County.


Jan. 14, 2015 @ 05:33 PM

Family seeks runaway teenage girl

A local family is looking for help finding a runaway teenage girl who's been missing for two weeks.


Jan. 14, 2015 @ 05:29 PM

Lumberjack event to benefit clinic

Local firefighters and police officers will square off in a variety of lumberjack competitions during the Climbing For Hope event at Lumberjack Feud Dinner Show Jan. 27. All proceeds for the event will benefit the Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic.


Jan. 14, 2015 @ 04:40 PM

Local student is Miss Teen East Tennessee

When SarahAnn Croley was younger, she was bullied.


Jan. 14, 2015 @ 10:33 AM

Drugs, cash, weapons seized in Sevier County roundup

The main local law enforcement agencies for Sevier County teamed up Tuesday to search for more than 30 people charged with selling drugs after the most recent session of the grand jury.


Jan. 13, 2015 @ 05:05 PM

Pigeon Forge marketing plan approved

Based on the success of tourism marketing last year, the Department of Tourism will continue to aim advertising at the demographic that city officials call their target audience: women ages 25-49 with children in their household and annual income between $35,000 and $100,000, living in 14 selected markets.


Jan. 13, 2015 @ 04:56 PM

Bill would repay counties for reopening national park

U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) filed a bill on Monday seeking to reimburse states and counties that provided funding to open the county's national parks during the government shutdown of 2013.


Jan. 13, 2015 @ 04:48 PM

Pigeon Forge approves closing road for Publix

At Monday's city commission meeting, commissioners unanimously passed the second reading of an ordinance making part of Florence Drive private, for the use of the proposed Publix supermarket.


Jan. 12, 2015 @ 05:58 PM

Woman faces charges in embezzlement case

A local woman is facing felony theft charges after allegedly embezzling more than $60,000 from the Seymour construction company where she worked.


Jan. 12, 2015 @ 05:50 PM

Committee plans events for King commemoration

Sevier County's Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee has organized a series of events to commemorate the slain civil rights leader, both on the Jan. 19 holiday and in the days leading up to it.