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May. 15, 2015 @ 05:45 PM

Suspect sought in Kodak robbery

Police are asking for the public's help finding a Kodak man after the owners of a local store fingered him as the person who robbed the business early Friday morning.


May. 15, 2015 @ 05:42 PM

Photo: Born to run

Athletes compete in the 100-yard dash during the track meet for large Sevier County middle schools Friday. Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, New Center, Northview, Boyds Creek and Seymour competed.

May. 15, 2015 @ 05:38 PM

Photos: Decisions, decisions

Sevierville Middle School eighth grader Garrett Adams finds out long hair and bomb suits don't mix during career day at the school Friday. Students got the chance to learn about many professions, from Lifestar pilot to banker to counseler, as they circulated among stations and gathered information.

May. 15, 2015 @ 10:24 AM

Deputy charged in TBI investigation

A former Sevier County sheriff's deputy lost his job and is facing a charge of official misconduct after a TBI investigation allegedly showed he ignored calls while having a sexual encounter with a woman who had called 911.


May. 14, 2015 @ 05:57 PM

Photos: The way we were

Students learn about beekeeping during Appalachian Day at Pigeon Forge Primary School. The annual event invites students to learn and get involved with hands-on demonstrations about mountain life in years past.

May. 14, 2015 @ 05:51 PM

Lost dog finds way home from Sevierville to Gatlinburg

Theresa Jean's dog Odie went missing Tuesday morning in Sevierville. She had a feeling he would find his way back.


May. 14, 2015 @ 05:48 PM

Suspect surrenders in Sevierville hit-and-run

After spending most of two days hiding out, a tow truck driver surrendered to Sevierville police Thursday, having allegedly drifted into the northbound lanes of the Parkway in front of Tanger Outlet Mall, striking four cars and coming to rest in a miniature golf course.


May. 13, 2015 @ 06:05 PM

Driver sought in Sevierville hit-and-run accident

The Sevierville police are asking for the public's help to find a tow truck driver who was involved in a serious accident, then ran from the scene.


May. 13, 2015 @ 05:59 PM

Photos: Gravity in action

Pigeon Forge Tourism Director Leon Downey emerges wet and laughing after an OGO Roll at the Outdoor Gravity Park. The attraction held its grand opening Wednesday at the former Zorb site in Pigeon Forge. View a a GroPro video of Downey's trip on The Mountain Press Facebook page.

May. 13, 2015 @ 05:54 PM

Prepper expo adds CPR classes

The Second Annual Mountain Prepper Expo will take place this weekend at the Sevierville Convention Center, with new CPR classes being offered to attendees.


May. 13, 2015 @ 05:44 PM

Photo: Field day fun

Sevierville Middle School sixth grade girls exchange the baton during a relay at field day Wednesday. With TCAP examinations a week in the past, schools around the counties are holding field days and field trips.

May. 13, 2015 @ 05:30 PM

Teaster Lane cattle crossing approved for pedestrian use

The underground cattle crossing tunnel located at Teaster Lane, connecting Belz Mall with the city municipal parking lot adjacent to the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge, will soon be used for pedestrian access.


May. 12, 2015 @ 09:59 PM

Wear, Maples win in PF

Incumbent David Wear and newcomer Ken Maples unofficially earned the most votes of the four candidates who competed for two available seats on the Pigeon Forge City Commission election Tuesday.


May. 12, 2015 @ 05:34 PM

Rainbow Road request fails

At Monday's Pigeon Forge City Commission meeting, an ordinance to rezone a portion of Rainbow Road failed due to a lack of motion by the commission.


May. 12, 2015 @ 05:23 PM

Photo: A mighty tug

Trula Lawson Early Childhood Center students participate in the tug-of-war during field day at the school Tuesday.

May. 12, 2015 @ 05:20 PM

Photo: Sprucing up the slide

Sevierville Parks & Recreation workers wash the slide at the Family Aquatic Center. The slide is getting a new coat of paint before the Saturday, May 23, opening.

May. 11, 2015 @ 06:16 PM

Food City planned for Newport Highway

Food City officials confirmed Monday they will build a new, 46,000-square-foot store on Newport Highway, becoming the first supermaket to serve the eastern section of the county and marking the company's sixth store in Sevier County.


May. 11, 2015 @ 06:13 PM

Food drive benefits Sevier County Food Ministries

Saturday's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive was a success, according to Jim Davis, director of the Sevier County Food Ministries.


May. 11, 2015 @ 06:03 PM

Photo: Just add trout

Dylan Norris, with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, stocks the Middle Prong Little Pigeon River in Richardson Cove with rainbow trout. Area rivers get stocked every two weeks this time of year from the Buffalo Springs hatchery in Grainger County.

May. 11, 2015 @ 09:06 AM

Pigeon Forge candidates address issues

The Pigeon Forge municipal election is Tuesday. Two seats are up for grabs, with incumbent David Wear facing businessman Ken Maples, former planning commissioner Bill Howell and local activist Leland Wykoff. Commissioner Howard Reagan will not seek re-election.

Voters will choose two candidates from that pool, and the two candidates who receive the most votes will win election to serve on the board.


May. 08, 2015 @ 05:45 PM

Sevierville garbage pickup delayed

Residents whose garbage wasn't picked up Thursday or Friday should leave their cans along the road, city officials said Friday.


May. 08, 2015 @ 05:46 PM

Gatlinburg native is new county veteran officer

Jesse Inman is Sevier County's third veteran service officer since August.


May. 08, 2015 @ 05:37 PM

Photos: Dashing for cash

Dashing for cash Curt Habraken/The Mountain Press Wearwood Elementary School students participate in the Dash for Cash and kickball tournament to raise funds for the school. Last year they raised $5,000. The money goes into the general fund for expenses not covered by the school system.

May. 08, 2015 @ 05:33 PM

School board meets Monday

The Sevier County School Board will meet for a budgetary workshop at 1 p.m. Monday in the office of Jack Parton, the director of schools.


May. 08, 2015 @ 05:30 PM

Photo: Canine competition

A dog practices the big air event during the Lumberjack Feud DockDogs Wild Card Challenge. The event is an open qualifier for the DockDogs World Championships and will be going on through Sunday at 4068 Wears Valley Road. Over 100 dogs will be competing. The event is free.