Feb. 12, 2015 @ 06:03 PM

Slated for demolition, Pigeon Forge buildings let firefighters train

The demolition of some local businesses this week gave the firefighters a chance to practice some of their more destructive skills.

Feb. 12, 2015 @ 05:45 PM

Music workshop to teach improvisational skills

Local musician and instructor Kevin McGuire and the Gatlinburg Recreation Department will offer a free improvisational music workshop next month for beginning and intermediate singers and musicians.

Feb. 11, 2015 @ 06:14 PM

Survey shows scale of Sevier homelessness

A January survey of homelessness in Sevier County coordinated by Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries revealed that 652 people are living in weekly rental spaces and 24 are living in temporary shelters.

Feb. 11, 2015 @ 06:07 PM

Dollywood's DreamMore Resort on pace for summer opening

Construction is going as planned on Dollywood's DreamMore Resort, which is projected to open this summer.

Feb. 11, 2015 @ 05:54 PM

Work underway on Sevierville cinema

Clearing work is underway at the site of a planned new movie theater at Governor's Crossing, and owners say they're planning to start construction in March.

Feb. 11, 2015 @ 05:44 PM

Gatlinburg conference to examine biodiversity issues

Discover Life in America, the nonprofit organization that studies biodiversity in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, will host its 18th Annual All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory Conference on March 19-21 at the Park Vista – a DoubleTree by Hilton.

Feb. 10, 2015 @ 05:31 PM

Report: Ripken project will generate $46M in first year

According to a report prepared for Pigeon Forge by CDM Smith Engineers, the Ripken Experience youth baseball complex is expected to generate an estimated $46.7 million economic impact on the area in its first year.

Feb. 10, 2015 @ 03:05 PM

Old Mill utilities to be moved underground

The city will move utilities at the Old Mill district underground after a bid to complete the project was awarded at the Monday city commission meeting to Southern Constructors Inc.

Feb. 09, 2015 @ 05:37 PM

Sevierville named among top cities for retirees

A financial advice company ranked Sevierville among the top 10 places to retire in Tennessee, and one of the top places in East Tennessee.

Feb. 09, 2015 @ 05:31 PM

Gatlinburg named on list of romantic cities

Travel website TripAdvisor has named Gatlinburg on its list "16 Romantic Cities with Vacation Rentals."

Feb. 08, 2015 @ 01:00 PM

Collier retail development faces more hurdles in Pigeon Forge

 Brent Collier has once again met resistance from the city in his endeavor to build a retail development on the Parkway.

Feb. 07, 2015 @ 08:15 PM

Women’s Care Center opens in Seymour

 The Women’s Care Center of Sevier County, which serves area women and families who face unintended pregnancies, has opened a new location at 118 Marine Way in Seymour.

Feb. 07, 2015 @ 08:12 PM

Local department, officer honored for pit bull rescue effort

The Humane Society of the United States recognized the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office and Animal Control Officer Phil King this week for their work in rescuing 50 pit bull terriers from what authorities say was a breeding operation aimed at selling the dogs for use in in illegal dogfighting operations.

Feb. 07, 2015 @ 03:31 PM

Community rallying in wake of Friday tragedy

The community is rallying this weekend to support the families and friends of three local teens who died in a single-car wreck Friday on Bent Road in Kodak.

Feb. 06, 2015 @ 07:29 PM

Three teens killed in Bent Road wreck

Investigators believe speed and inexperience may have been factors in a one-car wreck that took the lives of three local teens and sent a fourth to the hospital.

Feb. 06, 2015 @ 06:21 PM

Site plan approved for Otics facility

The site plan for the county's next big industrial prospect has a green light from the city planning commission, but it will have to come back to the body once there are firmer plans for the redesign of Snyder Road.

Feb. 06, 2015 @ 06:16 PM

Submissions sought for student art show

The 22nd Annual Sevier County Juried Student Art Show will accept submissions Feb. 16 and 17 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Arrowmont painting studio.

Feb. 06, 2015 @ 12:08 PM

Three dead in Bent Road crash

Three people were killed in a single-car accident on Bent Road Friday morning, according to officials at the scene.

Feb. 05, 2015 @ 05:53 PM

Most Sevier students vaccinated

As the entire country deals with outbreaks of measles and other rare illnesses, due in part, officials say, to the nationwide anti-vaccination movement, most parents in Sevier County have elected to immunize their children.

Feb. 05, 2015 @ 05:41 PM

Veterans Boulevard improvements planned

The intersection of Veterans Boulevard and Dolly Parton Parkway isn't that old, but it will be getting some improvements in coming years as officials continue to prepare for the next extension of Veterans.

Feb. 04, 2015 @ 06:08 PM

Cash starts as Smokies park superintendent Monday

Cassius Cash, the new superintendent of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, will have his first day on the job Monday. He will meet with the public for the first time later this month.

Feb. 04, 2015 @ 05:55 PM

Factory site on Sevierville planning agenda

The county's next big industrial factory should get one step closer to opening today as the planning commission reviews the site plan for Otics USA.

Feb. 03, 2015 @ 06:44 PM

Family members speak after Hercutt broadcast

In the aftermath of an emotional, televised confrontation, the daughter and the estranged wife of Ted Hercutt spoke to the media Tuesday about their belief that he arranged for the murder of his other daughter, Shannon Hercutt.

Feb. 03, 2015 @ 06:09 PM

Wilbanks named Appalachian Bear Rescue chief

Appalachian Bear Rescue, an organization that aids orphaned and injured black bears in need of medical care, has named Kathy Wilbanks as its new executive director, effective Feb. 1.

Feb. 03, 2015 @ 05:37 PM

Galbraith to retire from Home Federal Bank

Jim Galbraith, vice president and regional manager at Home Federal Bank of Tennessee in Sevierville, will retire at the end of February. He has been with the Sevierville branch since 1998.