Jun. 11, 2015 @ 05:45 PM

Photo: Arboretum advice

Jim Rouhan, landscape specialist for the city of Sevierville, demonstrates how, with a few snips, you can turn a weeping redbud into a children's fort during a tour of the Sevierville Arboretum. The Sevierville Garden Club observed National Garden Week with the guided tour Thursday.

Jun. 10, 2015 @ 06:08 PM

Forge to host new state tourism chief

Kevin Triplett, the state's commissioner of tourist development, will speak Thursday at a joint hospitality and tourism associations meeting hosted by the Pigeon Forge Hospitality Association at the Holiday Inn & Convention Center. The event is set for 11:30 a.m.

Jun. 10, 2015 @ 06:03 PM

Boys & Girls Club announces campaign for new Pigeon Forge building

The Boys & Girls Club announced Wednesday that it is kicking off a capital campaign to build a permanent facility in Pigeon Forge. The goal is to raise $2 million. The Pigeon Forge campaign chairperson is Linda Ogle.

Jun. 10, 2015 @ 05:53 PM

Identity of body found in park confirmed

A body found Monday in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has been officially identified as that of Jenny Bennett of Sylva, N.C., according to park spokesperson Dana Soehn.

Jun. 10, 2015 @ 04:44 PM

Photos: Hanging with the heroes

Jake Parton, 5, keeps an eye on the Hulk while having his picture taken with Spider-Man during the "Every Hero Has a Story" summer reading program kickoff at the King Family Library Wednesday. There were activities for all age groups, and parents could sign up their children for the program.

Jun. 10, 2015 @ 04:33 PM

Photo: Break time

Rylan Turner, 5, pauses Wednesday morning at the Sevierville Farmers Market. Held at the Sevierville Farmers Co-op, the market features locally grown goods and is open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon.

Jun. 09, 2015 @ 06:09 PM

Forge approves first reading of budget

In a meeting Monday, the Pigeon Forge City Commission unanimously approved the first reading of the 2015-2016 fiscal year budget.

Jun. 09, 2015 @ 06:07 PM

Photos: Future firefighters?

Sevierville firefighter/paramedic Andrew Quilliams helps M,Lynn Hardison and Cami Taylor aim a fire hose during a visit Tuesday from the Sevierville Parks and Recreation Summer Adventure Program.

Jun. 09, 2015 @ 05:59 PM

Body from national park sent to medical examiner

A body found yesterday in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, believed to be that of hiking enthusiast and author Jenny Bennett of Sylva, N.C., has been sent to a medical examiner's office to undergo an autopsy, according to park spokesperson Dana Soehn.

Jun. 09, 2015 @ 05:57 PM

Equipment being added to inclusive playground

Discover Playground is adding new equipment for physically disabled children this week. The inclusive playground project at Wear Farm City Park is being led by nonprofit organization Forever Parks Foundation.

Jun. 08, 2015 @ 06:15 PM

Missing hikers found in national park

Rangers found two people in good condition who were reported missing in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Sunday evening.

Jun. 08, 2015 @ 06:09 PM

Searching for missing hiker, rangers find body

Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers are believed to have found the body of missing hiker Jenny Bennett in the Lester Prong area of Greenbrier, above campsite 31. They made the discovery Monday.

Jun. 08, 2015 @ 05:50 PM

Photo: Police camp, day one

Sevierville police officer Mike Israel keeps the count as 24 summer police camp participants march in step – after only the first day. Throughout the week, the teens will learn about self defense, as well as making traffic stops and searching buildings. They also will visit the shooting range.

Jun. 08, 2015 @ 12:25 PM

Park rangers looking for missing hiker find body

Rangers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have found a body in the Greenbrier area while searching for a missing hiker.

Jun. 06, 2015 @ 06:34 PM

Catching some fun

The dozens of children, from toddlers to teenagers, formed a winding line at Herbert Holt Park as they awaited their turn at the scales.

Saturday afternoon the small park, located on the banks of Cliff Branch near the entrance to Gatlinburg, served as the home base of the annual Children's Trout Rodeo fishing tournament.

Jun. 05, 2015 @ 05:59 PM

Sevierville farmers market opens with dozens of vendors, good crowd

The Sevierville Commons Association's downtown Sevierville farmers market got off to a solid start Friday morning, drawing two dozen vendors and a healthy crowd for its grand opening.

Jun. 05, 2015 @ 05:52 PM

Event celebrates Kodak heritage

Kodak Heritage Day, the annual event celebrating the community, is Saturday at Northview Optimist Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission and parking are free.

Jun. 05, 2015 @ 05:49 PM

Pigeon Forge hosts show for Pontiac fans

Firebirds, Trans Ams and GTOs are revving down the Parkway this weekend for the annual Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge event.

Jun. 05, 2015 @ 05:38 PM

Gatlinburg to host youth fishing tournament

Free is the word as the city promotes two no-charge activities in the coming days: youth fishing and trolley rides.

Jun. 04, 2015 @ 06:36 PM

Forge departments request new employees

City commissioners met in a work session Wednesday for their second discussion of the 2015-2016 fiscal year budget.

Jun. 05, 2015 @ 04:34 PM

Dollywood hiring for hundreds of positions

Zach Knudsen took a seasonal job as an audio engineer at Dollywood eight years ago.

Jun. 04, 2015 @ 05:52 PM

Ripken construction on schedule

Construction of the Ripken Experience youth baseball complex is on schedule, according to Steve Fritts of Barge Sumner Waggoner and Cannon, the engineering firm working with the city on the project.

Jun. 04, 2015 @ 05:47 PM

Photo: Inflatable fun

It's the simple things in life, as children play with an inflated trash bag at the Sevierville Boys & Girls Club. Staffers rotated activities inside and out so children weren't out in the sun and heat too long.

Jun. 04, 2015 @ 05:23 PM

Check fraud suspects sought

Sevierville Police Department detectives are searching for three men suspected of fraudulently cashing numerous company payroll checks over the past week.

Jun. 04, 2015 @ 04:35 PM

New state tourism commissioner to speak

Tennessee Tourism Commissioner Kevin Triplett will speak to area businesses June 11 at a joint hospitality and tourism associations luncheon meeting at the Holiday Inn & Convention Center.