Friday's Patriot Festival in Pigeon Forge was a success, according to Butch Helton, manager of the city's office of special events. City officials had anticipated a large turnout, particularly because of the main attraction, the country group Lonestar.
Local planning agendas have dried up. At one point, it appeared Sevierville and Sevier County planning commissions would be considering items regarding some proposed distilleries, but the owners have withdrawn their requests from both groups.
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen will consider paying for an update Monday to a hydraulic study for a bridge that would take Veterans Boulevard over the Little Pigeon River.
The state is currently reviewing applications to build three distilleries in Sevier County, including one in Wears Valley and two belonging to Ole Smoky Distillery.
A distillery that’s faced an uphill climb in getting zoning approval for a location on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge could be coming to Sevierville instead.
Two situations involving black bears in the national park have temporarily closed some areas on this Fouth of July weekend.
The Fourth of July holiday weekend should be sunny with temperatures a little bit cooler than normal, according to the National Weather Service.
The cities of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge have many July 4 activities lined up, beginning in the morning and lasting until late in the evening.
A lot at the Exit 407 interchange seems set to get an occupant that’ll get motorcycle enthusiasts revved up, as Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson appears to be coming to Sportsman's Acres.
Sevier County Commission approved its 2014-15 budget Monday, giving a raise to all county employees starting in January and paying for new corrections officers to staff an expansion at the jail.
Retired Army Staff Sergeant and disabled veteran Heath Calhoun will serve as the grand marshal in Gatlinburg's 39th Annual Fourth of July Midnight Parade Thursday night.
Some of the six groups that filed notices of intention to build distillers in Sevier County say they did so to preserve their right to do so, but at least one reportedly already has a license to have a distillery.
County Commission defied a state law Monday with a symbolic vote to “opt out” of allowing distilleries in unincorporated parts of the county.
Almost 200 years ago, William Love constructed the Old Mill in the area where one of the county's best-known restaurants, and a working corn mill, stand.
When Darrin Vincent performs with his bluegrass band, Dailey & Vincent, in Gatlinburg on Wednesday, it is, he said, unlikely to trump his first experience playing music in Sevier County.
The country music group Lonestar is the highlight of the day-long Patriot Festival celebrating Independence Day at Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge Friday, and Butch Helton, manager of special events for the city, expects that could mean a large turnout.
County Commission will have a full docket when it meets Monday, as it will consider the budget for the upcoming fiscal year as well as filling the vacant seat of Commissioner Jimmie Temple. Commissioners will also review a resolution that could change the county’s distance requirements for businesses that sell beer.
Every summer you see the announcements. Churches across the county offer a week's worth of activities and games for school-aged children, with a little Bible education added in.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin headlined a Tea Party rally at the Sevierville Convention Center Thursday night, urging the crowd to "stop this fundamental transformation of America Barack Obama (has) promised."
As a longtime friend of Howard Baker and manager of his initial campaigns for the U.S. Senate, Sevier County resident John Waters had a unique perspective on the late politician and statesman.
Last May, businessman Richard Frasier asked a skeptical Pigeon Forge planning commission to allow a distillery on the Parkway. Two distilleries are set to open here this summer, one at the Old Mill and one on the Island.
Walking outside to see yellow police tape around the home of a neighbor is jarring, but it’s also comforting to have a deputy watching over the street from a cruiser parked in front of the house.
Tiffany Hodge was not scared when she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in May. In fact, she said, she wasn't even all that surprised.
Two former house parents at the Smoky Mountain Children’s Home have filed a federal Fair Labor claim against the institution, saying they were paid well below minimum wage while working 70-hour weeks.
City, county and state officials joined with artists, art instructors and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts board members Wednesday to celebrate the successful campaign to purchase the the school earlier this year.