News

Aug. 15, 2014 @ 06:27 PM

Teacher comes full circle in New Center classroom

It is not uncommon to see a Sevier County teacher who works at a school he attended growing up.


Aug. 15, 2014 @ 06:26 PM

School arts programs healthy, SCHS teacher says

School systems around the country have slashed arts programs in recent years, but local programs are healthy, according to Sevier County High School Choral Director Nathan Rhea.


Aug. 15, 2014 @ 06:25 PM

Beer board debates distance requirement

The debate over whether a Wears Valley restaurant can serve beer moved Thursday from whether a nearby structure qualifies as a church because it’s used for religious services, and veered into whether the same facility is a place of public gathering because of additional public meetings that take place there.


Aug. 15, 2014 @ 06:24 PM

Pittman Center among system's fastest-growing schools

Friday was a busy but smooth first day at Pittman Center School, which has been one of the county’s fastest growing in recent years.


Aug. 14, 2014 @ 05:29 PM

Kiwanis provides supplies for Jones Cove students

Some years ago, the Sevierville Kiwanis Club focused on Jones Cove Elementary School.


Aug. 14, 2014 @ 05:19 PM

Man charged with forgery

Alert personnel at a local bank helped police catch a man who allegedly tried to forge a check by adding an extra digit to the total.


Aug. 14, 2014 @ 05:12 PM

Walters State launches surgical tech program

Walters State Community College's new surgical technology program began Thursday morning, as students went through orientation. Students in the program work toward a two-year associate's degree in applied science.


Aug. 13, 2014 @ 05:47 PM

Concessionaire to run TVA's Douglas Dam campgrounds

Tennessee Valley Authority campgrounds at Douglas Dam will soon be run by a concessionaire, as part of a statewide transferring of all TVA campgrounds to separate administrative bodies, according to TVA official Jim Hopson.


Aug. 13, 2014 @ 05:45 PM

Sessions offer help to Alzheimer's patients and caregivers

Alzheimer's Tennessee will offer free "Alzheimer's 101" sessions at the Fort Sanders Sevier Senior Center on Aug. 19 and Sept. 16, 9-11 a.m.


Aug. 12, 2014 @ 06:10 PM

Police seek abduction suspect

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man they say tried to lure an 11-year-old girl away from the Great Smokies Craft Fair by pretending he was a security officer at the flea market on Saturday.


Aug. 12, 2014 @ 06:06 PM

Murder-suicide reported at Gatlinburg cabin

Sheriff’s deputies say two people died Monday in a murder-suicide that took place in the presence of the victim’s family a rental cabin just outside of town.


Aug. 12, 2014 @ 06:05 PM

Sweet Fanny Adams hosts memory-impaired patients

For Alzheimer's and dementia patients, sometimes there's no medicine quite like laughter.


Aug. 12, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Forge clarifies distillery zoning

There will be no distilleries on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge.


Aug. 12, 2014 @ 05:59 PM

City approves pay raise for trolley employees

In a meeting Monday evening, the Pigeon Forge City Commission unanimously approved a one-time pay raise for the employees of the trolley department in a total amount of $121,000.


Aug. 11, 2014 @ 06:12 PM

Orientations for local schools start tonight

The start of the 2014 school year in Sevier County is just days away, as school officially kick off the academic calendar this Friday, Aug. 15.


Aug. 13, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Two injured in Dolly Parton Parkway accident Sunday

A 17-year-old woman reportedly suffered serious injuries Sunday in a wreck on Dolly Parton Parkway.


Aug. 11, 2014 @ 05:53 PM

Alexander victory not dissuading local tea party

Some political pundits statewide have opined that Sen. Lamar Alexander's victory over his Republican primary challengers signals a decline in power for the state's tea party groups.


Aug. 08, 2014 @ 06:20 PM

History museum opens in Gatlinburg

A new facility, Through the Years: Gatlinburg History Museum, which chronicles the city's heritage beginning in the early 1900s, debuted Friday afternoon in a ribbon-cutting ceremony.


Aug. 08, 2014 @ 06:21 PM

Election sees 19 percent turnout

Turnout for the Sevier County general election and Tennessee primaries was low, with fewer than 20 percent of registered voters casting ballots.


Aug. 07, 2014 @ 11:39 PM

Gary Wade wins retention

Sevierville native and Tennessee State Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary Wade held off a well-funded challenge to retain his seat on the state's top court Thursday night.


Aug. 07, 2014 @ 11:35 PM

Waters re-elected as county mayor

Sevier County voters sent Mayor Larry Waters back to office for another term in Thursday’s general election.


Aug. 07, 2014 @ 11:31 PM

Haslam, Alexander, Roe win primaries

Thursday night was one for East Tennessee Republican incumbents to celebrate, as Gov. Bill Haslam, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and U.S. Rep. Phil Roe won their respective primaries.


Aug. 08, 2014 @ 11:51 AM

Hillard, Cowan win county commission seats

Two Sevier County Commissioner incumbents face opposition in the county general election Thursday, and according to the unofficial vote count, only one will be retained.


Aug. 07, 2014 @ 10:09 PM

Kroger buys property adjacent to Pigeon Forge store

With rumors swirling of Publix exploring the possibility of opening in town, the Kroger Corporation has just purchased an additional 0.67 acres of property adjacent to its Pigeon Forge location.


Aug. 07, 2014 @ 05:21 PM

Sylvia 'Toots' Charlotte Anthony