The process of searching for a new superintendent in the national park is still ongoing, park spokesperson Dana Soehn said. Acting superintendent Cindy MacLeod, who is the superintendent of Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, took over in the role on June 1 and will serve her last day on Sept. 12.
The county's newest set of officials have now taken their oaths, although they don't officially take over their offices until midnight Monday.
Rocky Top Sports World has been successful in its first few weeks, Marketing Manager Lori Moore said, and has even exceeded expectations.
National park officials have announced that upcoming tunnel repair work inside the Morton Mountain Tunnel, 12 miles south of the Sugarlands Visitor Center on Newfound Gap Road, from Sept. 2-27 will cause a full-time, single-lane closure in a quarter-mile stretch of road for the duration of the project.
When Neal Pinkston was graduating Seymour High School, he didn't yet see himself where he is today — about to take over as district attorney general for Hamilton County.
On Monday, the Sevier County Fair will open with some new attractions and events, to go along with a revamped and refreshed attitude.
The newest group of county commissioners and other elected officials will take their oath of office at 10 a.m. Friday in the Sevier County Courthouse.
In a meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Pigeon Forge Regional Planning Commission considered the site plan of a prospective Parkway restaurant that would include a brewery, winery and distillery, before it was eventually pulled from consideration by Brent Collier, the owner of the property.
City Attorney Jim Gass and Community Development Director David Taylor sat on one side of the room, Brent Collier and several attorneys representing his interests on the other, all arguing over a persistent Pigeon Forge issue: should there be distilleries on the Parkway?
In addition to being charged on a variety of counts by the sheriff's department, the Sevier County students involved a scenario that resulted in a school lockdown last week likely face discipline from the school system.
Local governments and agencies scored more than $700,000 in grants for projects to help improve air quality in Sevier County, but the one that might cause the deepest sigh of relief could also improve traffic flow in the Parkway.
Residents waiting for the intersection of Huffaker Road and the Parkway to reopen will have to wait until at least the end of next month.
In a meeting Monday, the Pigeon Forge City Commission approved a resolution authorizing the issuing of general obligation bonds not to exceed $26 million, which will pay for construction and pre-opening services for the Ripken Experience youth baseball facility.
The bull market for firearms in Sevier County is still going strong.
A federal judge dealt a fatal blow to a former Pigeon Forge police detective’s wrongful arrest claim against his old colleagues, issuing a summary judgement that effectively ended the complaint.
In a meeting Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m., the Pigeon Forge Regional Planning Commission will consider a proposed municipal ordinance to restrict distilleries from locating on the Parkway.
City officials are excited at the prospect of LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge hosting an event that will attract as many as 40,000 people during a slow tourism week at the end of September, but parking for such an event could be an issue.
In a meeting Monday at 5:30 p.m., the Pigeon Forge City Commission will consider two resolutions regarding a $26 million bond to cover various costs in the construction of the Ripken Experience youth baseball facility.
Sevier County investigators tracked down the last of five stolen guns late Friday, eliminating concerns that the gun was hidden somewhere on the campus of Sevier County High School.
LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge will host its largest event to date when National Quartet Convention 2014, the world’s largest annual gospel music event, comes to town on Sept. 21-27.
When Harriet Berrier first became the principal of Sevierville Primary School 15 years ago, there wasn’t a whole lot of diversity in the school.
A machine fire at an industrial facility just outside the city caused minor damage to the interior Thursday night, but the manager said Friday that no one was hurt and the business was operating again that same night.
Sevier County High School was on lockdown Friday while Sevier County sheriff's deputies searched for a gun stolen from a Kodak gun range earlier in the week. No weapon had been found by the time students were dismissed and allowed to leave, but Sheriff Ron Seals said they were returning to search again later.
In parts of Pittman Center, the Great Smoky Mountains look much like they did decades ago, before the commercial interests and flashing lights of sister communities made Sevier County into a thriving tourist mecca.
Like Gatlinburg and Sevierville before it, Pigeon Forge is now poised to have the wine in grocery stores measure on its November ballot.