News

Oct. 03, 2014 @ 05:48 PM

Emergency farm loans made available

Due to the effects of frost and drought in Sevier County earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that emergency loans for farmers, ranchers and operators are available through the Washington County office of the Farm Service Agency.


Oct. 03, 2014 @ 05:34 PM

Gun and knife expo set for Sevierville

The Great Southern Gun and Knife show will take place this weekend at the Sevierville Convention Center, marking the first time a dedicated gun and knife show has been held at the center.


Oct. 03, 2014 @ 05:25 PM

Distillery measure headed to BOMA

There was no public opposition Thursday to a measure that would allow retail distilleries along Highway 66, as well as wholesale distilleries in areas zoned for manufacturing.


Oct. 02, 2014 @ 05:49 PM

Seymour forensics team competing well so far

Ask members of the Seymour High School Forensics team what their classmates think they do, and you're sure to hear some entertaining responses.


Oct. 02, 2014 @ 05:41 PM

Kodak church working toward Sanctuary project

The Kodak church the Way and local organization Smoky Mountain Family Matters are still trying to raise money to fund the Sanctuary, a project, announced earlier this year, that would aid locals in dire financial circumstances.


Oct. 02, 2014 @ 05:39 PM

Sen. Alexander speaks to local GOP

The Sevier County Republican Party hosted Sen. Lamar Alexander at a lunch event in the Sevierville Civic Center Thursday, roughly a month before Alexander seeks a third term as one of Tennessee's two senators.


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 05:55 PM

Sevierville chamber hosts business showcase

About 75 businesses came together Wednesday at the Sevierville Convention Center for the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce's Second Annual Chamber Business Showcase.


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 05:49 PM

Sen. Alexander to visit Sevierville Thursday

With Election Day just over a month away, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander will be in town today for a free lunch event for all Republicans.


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 05:45 PM

State grant helps fund water line extension

A grant from the state could help about 50 homes in the Nun's Cove area get water service from the county.


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 05:43 PM

Sevierville planners to weigh distillery regulations

A proposed zoning regulation governing distilleries here would allow them downtown and along the Parkway.


Oct. 01, 2014 @ 04:04 PM

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Sep. 30, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Last year's national park closure had financial, personal impacts

For 16 days last October, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was closed. Park spokesperson Dana Soehn said that while the park and its surrounding communities took a financial hit, the personal impact for park employees was also great.


Sep. 30, 2014 @ 05:41 PM

Sevier County cities see tourism growth over 2013

Tourism grew in Sevier County cities this summer, according to city officials. Sevierville Chamber of Commerce CEO Brenda McCrosskey said the city's lodging tax saw an increase of 11 percent this summer compared to  summer 2013.


Sep. 30, 2014 @ 05:40 PM

Local bear season underway

Sevier County's bear hunting season started this week, and as of Monday evening, two black bears had been taken by hunters.


Sep. 30, 2014 @ 05:37 PM

Sevierville chamber to host business showcase

The Sevierville Chamber of Commerce will let the community learn about member businesses when it hosts the Chamber Business Showcase. The second annual event is free and open to the public and takes place Wednesday at the Sevierville Convention Center from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.


Sep. 30, 2014 @ 04:35 PM

King's Academy receives $250K donation

A former boarding student at the King's Academy is showing his gratitude for his education with a $250,000 gift to the school.


Sep. 29, 2014 @ 06:14 PM

Warrant describes Kodak shooting

The eyewitness to the shooting death of a local woman said her husband was holding her by the arms and head when he shot her, according to police documents.


Sep. 29, 2014 @ 06:10 PM

Woman charged with assault on fetus

A local woman has apparently become the county's first to be arrested under a new state law that lets law enforcement bring criminal charges against a woman caught using drugs while pregnant.


Sep. 29, 2014 @ 05:45 PM

Officials deem debut quartet event a success

After the first National Quartet Convention in the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge, city officials say the event went well, and that they are willing to make adjustments so that next year's event can be improved.


Sep. 29, 2014 @ 05:31 PM

Benefit planned for Fire Chief Huskey

After Ralph "Red" Huskey, chief of the Caton's Chapel-Richardson Cove Volunteer Fire Department, suffered a heart attack in July, he and his family were faced with the unfortunate circumstance of having medical bills and no health insurance.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 02:18 PM

PFHS raises money through 'Pink Out' game

 As part of ongoing efforts to raise money for the American Cancer Society through Relay For Life, Pigeon Forge High School hosted its fifth annual "Pink Out" game Friday night against Grainger High School, in which students and school supporters were encouraged to wear pink and donate money.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 02:15 PM

A Tennessee Promise to keep

 Under Gov. Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Promise program, which seeks to offer two years of free college to Tennessee residents, there may have never been an better time for students statewide to pursue a four-year degree.


Sep. 27, 2014 @ 02:10 PM

Plans moving forward on movie theater

 The Governor’s Crossing shopping complex appears set to get a 14-screen movie theater, as a Charlotte, N.C.-based company is set to close on an 18-acre site behind Buffalo Wild Wings.


Sep. 26, 2014 @ 05:55 PM

New hotel at Grand site in early stages

Chartwell Hospitality has taken early steps toward renovating the site that was once the home of the Grand Hotel and Convention Center. The Franklin, Tenn.-based company purchased the property earlier this year.


Sep. 26, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Local churches celebrate milestones

For three area churches, celebrations on historic milestones for their congregations are coming up soon.