News

Nov. 06, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Ripken to attend groundbreaking ceremony

Retired Hall of Fame baseball player Cal Ripken Jr. is set to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the Ripken Experience on Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. The event is to take place at the Jake Thomas Extension, across the street from the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge.


Nov. 06, 2014 @ 05:36 PM

Food ministries prepare for busy season

After an unusually busy summer, volunteers and workers at the Sevier County Food Ministries are preparing for increased demand this holiday season.


Nov. 06, 2014 @ 05:28 PM

Gatlinburg sports complex exceeding expectations

Rocky Top Sports World is on track to exceed financial expectations during its first year of business.


Nov. 05, 2014 @ 06:34 PM

Election turnout nearly doubles August total

With nearly 20,000 votes cast in Tuesday's election, Sevier County Election Commission Chairman J.B. Matthews was pleased with the day's turnout.


Nov. 05, 2014 @ 06:29 PM

Pigeon Forge detective arrested

Officers here were stunned Wednesday to see one of their own arrested by state and federal investigators and led from their headquarters in handcuffs.


Nov. 05, 2014 @ 06:16 PM

Concert to benefit child with cancer

JoshuaJohn Waldrop, a 4-year-old from Rutledge, was diagnosed with stage four liver and lung cancer on Oct. 1. To support him, Tri C Farms has organized a benefit concert, which will take place Sunday at 2 p.m. at Tri C Farms.


Nov. 05, 2014 @ 06:11 PM

BOMA votes to synchronize traffic lights

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted Monday to approve a project agreement outlining plans to synchronize traffic lights along the Great Smoky Mountains Parkway here and in Pigeon Forge.


Nov. 05, 2014 @ 06:03 PM

Sevierville planners to consider cinema site plan

The Sevierville Planning Commission will be reviewing a site plan today for the proposed movie theater at Governor's Crossing.


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 11:39 PM

Signatures gathered for liquor store petition

Voters here could get to consider whether to allow package stores in town, if a local businessman gets enough signatures for his petition to place it on the ballot for the municipal election in May.


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 11:35 PM

Sevier supports all four constitutional amendments

As the election totals throughout Sevier County rolled in to the election commission office Tuesday night, it quickly became clear that local voters were saying yes to all four state constitutional amendments.


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 11:10 PM

Cities approve wine measures

Grocery stores in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville will be able to sell wine starting in July 2016 after voters approved measures on the ballot in each city.


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 10:33 PM

Re-elected state legislators look ahead to next term

State Sen. Steve Southerland and Reps. Andrew Farmer (17th District) and Dale Carr (12th District) will each serve another term representing parts of Sevier County after winning uncontested races in Tuesday's general election.


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 10:08 PM

Mayor, aldermen re-elected in Pittman Center

Mayor Glenn Cardwell was elected to a fifth term Tuesday. According to unofficial numbers, he received 158 votes; write-in candidates received 3.


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 07:11 PM

Businesses show appreciation for teachers

As teachers worked a day of in-service training during Tuesday's election, a group of local businesses showed their appreciation for one school's educators with a treat.


Nov. 03, 2014 @ 06:51 PM

Early voting numbers slightly down from 2010

Early voting numbers are slightly down this year compared to the 2010 gubernatorial election, according to Ed Kuncitis, the county's interim director of elections.


Nov. 03, 2014 @ 05:28 PM

Snow leads to power outages

The weekend's early snowfall created more accumulation than expected in some areas of the county, and that led to widespread utility outages as trees overloaded with snow fell onto power lines.


Nov. 01, 2014 @ 03:10 PM

Local charity helps improverished Scott County community, seeks toys for Christmas

After a decade of work, Mary Patterson and Appalachian Relief are still going strong.


Nov. 01, 2014 @ 03:07 PM

Cranes, crews work to save spire of Middle Creek United Methodist

With amazing grace, the 35-foot tall, top-heavy spire of Middle Creek United Methodist Church at 1828 Middle Creek Road, Pigeon Forge, barely swayed as a crane gently lowered it to the ground Friday to facilitate desperately needed repairs.


Nov. 01, 2014 @ 03:05 PM

City to host ground-breaking for baseball complex

 The Cal Ripken Experience youth baseball complex will have a ground-breaking ceremony Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. at the future site of the replica of Oriole Park at Camden Yards.


Nov. 01, 2014 @ 03:04 PM

City taking another step toward synchronized traffic

 The Board of Mayor and Aldermen could take the next step Monday toward synchronizing traffic on the Parkway here and in neighboring Pigeon Forge.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 06:08 PM

Volunteers to help with health insurance registration

At events in the months ahead, Tennessee Health Care Campaign, a Nashville-based nonprofit organization, will provide free help with getting health insurance through the federal marketplace under the Affordable Care Act.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 06:02 PM

Kodak raid discussed on pit bull website

A look at an Internet forum on "game dogs" appears to offer some insight into the thinking of dog fighters and other pit bull enthusiasts.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Seized dogs recovering at undisclosed location

The 50 dogs seized last week from an alleged breeding operation in Kodak for underground fights are recovering well and getting used to being around new people, according to officials with the Humane Society of the United States.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 05:58 PM

Sevier officials weigh in on state report card

A day after the Tennessee Department of Education released its annual report card on state schools, Sevier County School System officials see some room for improvement, but are largely pleased with the results of the yearly report.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 06:28 PM

Snowstorm may hit Smokies

Don't look now, but there's a chance of snow in the forecast.