Oct. 16, 2014 @ 05:51 PM

Schools participate in earthquake drill

Schools here took part Thursday in the Great ShakeOut, a worldwide earthquake preparedness drill. The Great ShakeOut began in California in 2008, eventually spreading across the U.S. and into other countries.

Oct. 16, 2014 @ 05:46 PM

Accident victim in critical condition

A Cincinnati woman was still in critical condition at the University of Tennessee Medical Center Thursday after suffering life-threatening injuries Tuesday when a car struck her on Historic Nature Trail Road.

Oct. 16, 2014 @ 05:41 PM

Kodak man arrested in crime spree

Investigators say a Kodak man started a crime spree by raping and robbing a woman shortly after midnight Tuesday, then proceeded to rob a Pigeon Forge business at about 10:20 a.m. and, at a Seymour spa, take money and rape two employees.

Oct. 16, 2014 @ 12:59 PM

Kodak man charged with rape, robbery

Sevier County Sheriff's deputies have charged a Kodak man with aggravated rape and aggravated robbery in relation to two incidents Tuesday, following his arrest Wednesday on similar charges in Knoxville.

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Constitutional amendment would ban new state income tax

The third of four proposed amendments to the Tennessee constitution on the fall ballot deals with a dreaded topic: a state income tax.

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 05:59 PM

Pedestrian struck in Gatlinburg

A Cincinnati woman is in critical condition and a local woman is facing criminal charges after she allegedly lost control of her car while driving drunk on Historic Nature Trail.

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

Press now offering Washington Post content to subscribers at no extra charge

There's an exciting new service available free of charge to subscribers of The Mountain Press.

Oct. 14, 2014 @ 05:57 PM

Amendment 2 would clarify judicial selection process

When voters head to the polls, starting with early voting today, they will have four amendments to the Tennessee constitution to consider.

Oct. 14, 2014 @ 05:51 PM

Alcohol suspected in death at cabin

Police believe alcohol may have played a part in the death of a college student found unresponsive at a rental cabin Friday.

Oct. 14, 2014 @ 05:45 PM

Multiple robberies reported in county

A string of three robberies in Sevier County Tuesday has authorities searching for two suspects, including one whose actions have investigators particularly concerned.

Oct. 14, 2014 @ 04:35 PM

Pigeon Forge to take over Sevierville trolley route

At its meeting Monday, the Pigeon Forge City Commission approved an agreement with the city of Sevierville on terms for Pigeon Forge to supply trolley services within Sevierville's city limits.

Oct. 14, 2014 @ 04:17 PM

Early voting begins Wednesday

Early voting for the Nov. 4 general election begins today at the Sevier County Election Commission office in Sevierville, and it will continue until Oct. 30. Voting hours Monday through Friday are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; on Saturday, the hours are 9 a.m. to noon.

Oct. 13, 2014 @ 07:06 PM

Sevierville to return Pilot revenue to mall developers

Under the proposed terms of an agreement with the city, developers looking to build a new mall on Winfield Dunn Parkway near downtown would give the Sevierville Industrial Development Board a payment in lieu of taxes, but the board would give the money back to the developers.

Oct. 13, 2014 @ 06:34 PM

Local medical providers ready Ebola response

Amid global concerns about the Ebola virus, officials from LeConte Medical Center said special protocols are in place should a patient with Ebola symptoms enter the hospital.

Oct. 13, 2014 @ 06:13 PM

Amendment 1 is hot-button issue for Sevier County voters

As Tennesseans and Sevier Countians head to the ballot box — beginning with early voting on Wednesday — the discussion of Amendment 1 is ramping up statewide.

Oct. 13, 2014 @ 06:12 PM

Getaway driver in 2010 robbery faces new charges

A Sevierville woman on probation for being the getaway driver in a bank robbery is facing new charges including theft of property and identity theft for activities policy say stretched back to soon after her she was placed in community corrections.

Oct. 11, 2014 @ 09:05 PM

Gatlinburg comes alive with ghouls in October

As 6 p.m. approaches, a dozen actors — complete with bleeding wounds, bulging eyeballs other exaggerated features — prepare for the big rush.

Oct. 11, 2014 @ 09:03 PM

Sevierville development deal on today’s agenda

 The Sevierville Industrial Development Board will consider the city’s request for it to negotiate a payment in lieu of taxes with a new developer when it meets Monday.

Oct. 11, 2014 @ 09:01 PM

Pigeon Forge mulls police requests

 New purchases for the Pigeon Forge Police Department will be the main agenda items a meeting of the Pigeon Forge Commission Monday at 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 11, 2014 @ 08:59 PM

Sevier school board to amend safety plans at meeting

 The Sevier County School board will consider several policy revisions and new policies at its monthly meeting Monday.

Oct. 10, 2014 @ 06:36 PM

Beer license approved for Wears Valley restaurant

After months of debate over whether a meeting room at a neighboring campground was a church or a place of public gathering, the owner of Fat Boys Bar B Que in Wears Valley got a license Thursday to sell beer at the restaurant.

Oct. 10, 2014 @ 06:24 PM

Margaritaville hotel opens to Island guests

It might be a little while before boat drinks are available at the bar, but guests were able to waste away in the Margaritaville Island Hotel opening Friday night at the Island in Pigeon Forge.

Oct. 10, 2014 @ 05:53 PM

Ole Smoky Moonshine opens on the Island

The official grand opening ceremony isn't set to happen for a while, but Ole Smoky Moonshine was distilling whiskey and selling to customers at its newest location Friday at the Island in Pigeon Forge.

Oct. 09, 2014 @ 06:09 PM

Fatal wrecks on Spur under investigation

Officials here are looking into ways to reduce possible hazards along a stretch of the Spur after the second fatal wreck there in a few days.

Oct. 09, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Early voting begins next week

Early voting for the Nov. 4 general election begins Oct. 15 and will continue through Oct. 30 at the Sevier County Election Commission office in Sevierville. Monday through Friday, early voting hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; on Saturday, the hours will be from 9 a.m. to noon.