News

Nov. 08, 2014 @ 09:55 PM

Parade and two public salutes mark full day of Veterans Day activities

As Winterfest begins across Sevier County, area governments will celebrate Veterans Day on Tuesday with a variety of public events.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 09:54 PM

New movie theater ‘on schedule’

 The city appears set to once again have a movie theater of its own, as a North Carolina-based company has purchased property at Governors’ Crossing and gotten city approval for its initial site plan for a cinema on Hurley Drive.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 09:53 PM

Zoning board grants variances for shopping complex

 Plans for a new shopping complex on Winfield Dunn Parkway took another step forward Thursday when the Board of Zoning Appeals approved two variances for the project.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 09:51 PM

New county veterans service officer adjusting to community

The county’s new veterans service officer says he’s starting to get a feel for the community after a few months under his belt.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 09:50 PM

Outreach helps homeless veterans

 Each Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., outreach workers with the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Project visit the Sevier County Food Ministries office to offer various services to veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.


Nov. 07, 2014 @ 06:21 PM

Woman in critical condition after shooting

A local woman was clinging to life Friday after an incident in which, authorities believe, she was shot in her home by an ex-boyfriend who was due in court after she obtained a temporary order of protection against him.


Nov. 07, 2014 @ 06:11 PM

Dozens more charges filed in dogfighting case

A family whose home was raided last month on dogfighting charges is facing dozens of additional counts of that crime, as well as animal cruelty charges.


Nov. 07, 2014 @ 06:08 PM

School board approves dental plan change for employees

Updates to board policies and improved dental coverage for employees were the primary topics of discussion at the monthly Sevier County School Board meeting earlier this week in Sevierville.


Nov. 07, 2014 @ 06:05 PM

King Family Library extending evening hours

Patrons with an insatiable appetite for knowledge will have five more hours each week to satisfy their hunger at the King Family Library.


Nov. 07, 2014 @ 05:57 PM

High schoolers sought for college programming course

Treyton Williams, associate professor of computer science at Walters State Community College, faced a conundrum regarding a dual-enrollment class he teaches: How could he reach students who didn't believe they were capable of learning programming?


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.