News

Mar. 10, 2015 @ 06:16 PM

Grand jury issues dozens of indictments

A man charged with killing his wife last year in Kodak is facing additional charges after the grand jury filed a superseding indictment against him last week.


Mar. 10, 2015 @ 02:57 PM

Elderly couple loses home in Sunday night fire

An elderly couple lost their home in a Sunday night blaze in rural Sevier County.


Mar. 10, 2015 @ 10:59 AM

Pigeon Forge denies Collier again

After reserving judgment on a variance request from Brent Collier in February, the Pigeon Forge Stormwater Committee, which is made up of the same personnel as the planning commission and board of zoning appeals, denied the request Monday.


Mar. 07, 2015 @ 05:21 PM

National park opens all streams to fishing

When park officials announced Friday that the Lynn Camp Prong has been reopened for fishing, it marked the first time in the history of the national park that all streams have been simultaneously opened for fishing.


Mar. 07, 2015 @ 05:20 PM

Seymour student performs with Nashville drum corps

For one Seymour High junior, this summer will mean lots of hard work, competition and music as he rejoins the Music City Drum and Bugle Corps.


Mar. 07, 2015 @ 05:16 PM

Key box can pay off in emergency

A small expense for a local business paid big dividends when firefighters used a special vault last month to get keys and enter the Country Barn Gift Shop when a sprinkler head ruptured and was leaking water into the store.


Mar. 07, 2015 @ 05:06 PM

Forge to hold public hearing for rezoning ordinances

In a meeting Monday at 5:30 p.m., the Pigeon Forge City Commission will have a public hearing to receive public comment on three ordinances, all of which will be in the second and final readings during the meeting.


Mar. 06, 2015 @ 05:35 PM

Schools out of snow days

Sevier County schools are officially out of snow days.


Mar. 06, 2015 @ 05:34 PM

Forge planners to consider restaurant request

The Pigeon Forge Regional Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and Stormwater Committee will hold a special called meeting Monday at 1:30 p.m. to discuss a request related to the proposed Parkway restaurant that Brent Collier has planned, as well as issues that were delayed from March 2's regular planning commission meeting.


Mar. 05, 2015 @ 04:58 PM

Pigeon Forge: $1 billion gross revenue in 2014

The city of Pigeon Forge earned $1.021 billion in gross revenue for 2014, Mayor David Wear announced during the annual State of the City address Thursday afternoon. The total marks an increase of $83 million over 2013.


Mar. 05, 2015 @ 04:57 PM

Pigeon Forge ad nets Emmy

Pigeon Forge won an Emmy Award for the 2014 “Where should we go?” television commercial. It marks the fifth Emmy Award for the city since 2007.


Mar. 05, 2015 @ 04:56 PM

Police, state security agency offer classes

The Sevierville Police Department and Tennessee Office of Homeland Security are offering classes that could help local individuals, businesses or organizations understood how to deal with suspicious people or package, and respond to active shooters.


Mar. 05, 2015 @ 04:55 PM

Kodak man faces dozens of sex charges

A Kodak man first charged with sex-related crimes in 2013 is now facing 34 new charges of rape of a child, based on information from an ongoing investigation by the Sevierville Police Department.


Mar. 04, 2015 @ 04:25 PM

County composting site adding new facility to separate valuable metal, plastic from garbage

Sevier County's unique solid waste composting facility will be adding a new component this year to make the site even more environmentally friendly, while adding a significant return on investment to the county.


Mar. 04, 2015 @ 04:22 PM

Man charged with assaults on minors

Police here are asking the public for its help in investigating allegations against a man now charged with rape of a child and other sex crimes based on allegations from four alleged victims aged 14 and younger.


Mar. 04, 2015 @ 04:20 PM

Translator teaches free English and Spanish class

Lydia Godfrey believes people learning English and people learning Spanish can work together to make the process easier for all.


Mar. 04, 2015 @ 04:16 PM

Forge State of the City still set for Thursday

Despite concerns about snow and ice Thursday morning, the Pigeon Forge Hospitality Association plans to host the State of the City address during its membership meeting Thursday at 11 a.m. in the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge.


Mar. 03, 2015 @ 06:01 PM

Youth football field house vandalized

After the field house for the Sevierville's youth football league was vandalized for the third time in two years, officials are speaking out and hoping the community can help them catch the culprits.


Mar. 03, 2015 @ 05:54 PM

Forge Popeyes site plan approved

In a meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Pigeon Forge Regional Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals unanimously voted to approve a site plan for a Popeyes restaurant, which will be part of the Parkway property where a Publix grocery store is to be built.


Mar. 03, 2015 @ 05:50 PM

Liquor store proponent says he'll try again

The man behind a failed petition to let voters consider whether to have package stores in Sevierville says he'll collect signatures again during the upcoming city election in May.


Mar. 03, 2015 @ 05:42 PM

Only light winter weather expected

The National Weather Service office in Morristown projects a light mix of sleet and snow Wednesday night into Thursday morning, but accumulation should not be substantial.


Mar. 02, 2015 @ 06:02 PM

No liquor measure on Sevierville ballot

Sevierville voters won't be considering whether to allow liquor stores in their community after election officials determined a petition to put that item on the upcoming ballot didn't have the required number of votes.


Mar. 02, 2015 @ 05:49 PM

Paula Deen restaurant to begin hiring

Employees are to be hired for more than 200 positions at the Paula Deen's Family Kitchen, the restaurant slated for the Island in Pigeon Forge, beginning March 9.


Mar. 02, 2015 @ 05:42 PM

TBI to investigate jail death

Sevier County Sheriff Ron Seals has asked the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to investigate the death of a local man who was found dead in his cell at the Sevier County Jail Sunday morning.


Mar. 02, 2015 @ 05:38 PM

Forge planners to consider Biblical Times site plan

In a meeting Tuesday at 3 p.m., the Pigeon Forge Regional Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals will consider a master site plan for Parkway property owned by local businessman Jess Davis.