News

Jun. 05, 2015 @ 05:49 PM

Pigeon Forge hosts show for Pontiac fans

Firebirds, Trans Ams and GTOs are revving down the Parkway this weekend for the annual Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge event.


Jun. 05, 2015 @ 05:38 PM

Gatlinburg to host youth fishing tournament

Free is the word as the city promotes two no-charge activities in the coming days: youth fishing and trolley rides.


Jun. 04, 2015 @ 06:36 PM

Forge departments request new employees

City commissioners met in a work session Wednesday for their second discussion of the 2015-2016 fiscal year budget.


Jun. 05, 2015 @ 04:34 PM

Dollywood hiring for hundreds of positions

Zach Knudsen took a seasonal job as an audio engineer at Dollywood eight years ago.


Jun. 04, 2015 @ 05:52 PM

Ripken construction on schedule

Construction of the Ripken Experience youth baseball complex is on schedule, according to Steve Fritts of Barge Sumner Waggoner and Cannon, the engineering firm working with the city on the project.


Jun. 04, 2015 @ 05:47 PM

Photo: Inflatable fun

It's the simple things in life, as children play with an inflated trash bag at the Sevierville Boys & Girls Club. Staffers rotated activities inside and out so children weren't out in the sun and heat too long.

Jun. 04, 2015 @ 05:23 PM

Check fraud suspects sought

Sevierville Police Department detectives are searching for three men suspected of fraudulently cashing numerous company payroll checks over the past week.


Jun. 04, 2015 @ 04:35 PM

New state tourism commissioner to speak

Tennessee Tourism Commissioner Kevin Triplett will speak to area businesses June 11 at a joint hospitality and tourism associations luncheon meeting at the Holiday Inn & Convention Center.


Jun. 03, 2015 @ 05:41 PM

Lengthy police chase ends in French Broad River

A weekend police chase stretched for miles and ended with officers providing assistance to an exhausted suspect in the French Broad River Saturday evening in Kodak.


Jun. 03, 2015 @ 05:10 PM

Man indicted for threat mailed to courthouse

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation believes it has its man in connection with white powder and threats mailed to the Sevier County Courthouse earlier this year.


Jun. 03, 2015 @ 04:48 PM

Juvenile leads sheriff's office on chase, earns multiple charges

A reported theft on Millican Grove Road earlier this week led Sevier County Sheriff's Department officers on a chase, and resulted in a teenage suspect being arrested on drug, theft and evading arrest charges.


Jun. 03, 2015 @ 04:39 PM

Hail pounds area; more possible in coming days

Large amounts of hail were reported Tuesday evening in Pigeon Forge, ranging in size from one inch to one and a half inches, according to the National Weather Service office in Morristown.


Jun. 03, 2015 @ 04:13 PM

After a change, Relay For Life raises more money

Relay For Life raised more than $39,000 at Saturday's event, according to Volunteer Chair Sophia Conerly. The money goes to the American Cancer Society.


Jun. 02, 2015 @ 06:08 PM

County commission will vote on 25-cent tax increase

County residents could see a considerable hike to their property taxes in the next fiscal year.


Jun. 02, 2015 @ 06:04 PM

County to add downtown Sevierville parking

The county is accepting bids to demolish the old Sevier County Pawn building, which is across from the old Sevier County Bank building near the courthouse downtown, and convert it to a parking lot.


Jun. 02, 2015 @ 05:58 PM

Chipotle on the menu for Sevierville planning

Local fans of fast Mexican food could be happy in the near future.

 


Jun. 02, 2015 @ 05:57 PM

Details emerge from Sunday shooting

Timothy Merrill, 43, was shot Sunday morning at 1040 Loop Road in Sevier County while trying to forcibly enter the house where his wife was staying, according to an incident report from the Sevier County Sheriff's Office.


Jun. 02, 2015 @ 05:49 PM

Sevierville trash fees tweaked again

The city of Sevierville is one step closer to passing its 2015-16 fiscal budget.


Jun. 02, 2015 @ 05:47 PM

Forge department heads to discuss budgets

The Pigeon Forge City Commission will meet in a work session Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. to discuss the 2015-2016 fiscal year budget.


Jun. 01, 2015 @ 06:13 PM

Florida extradites Bond to Sevierville

A man accused in an aggravated kidnapping and robbery in March was extradited back to Sevierville over the weekend.


Jun. 01, 2015 @ 06:08 PM

Photo: See you in the fall

Students say their last goodbyes during grade card pick-up at Seymour Intermediate School Monday morning. Teachers and staff lined up along the front of the school and handed out cards as parents and students passed by.

Jun. 01, 2015 @ 06:05 PM

Sevierville man charged with sexual exploitation of a 13-year-old

John Thomas Roberts, 32, of Ridge Road, Sevierville, was charged late last week with aggravated statutory rape and especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor.


Jun. 01, 2015 @ 06:04 PM

Walters State to host lineman rodeo

The 18th Annual Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo, a competition in which workers from utility companies in the Tennessee Valley area showcase their abilities, will take place June 11-13 at Walters State Community College.


Jun. 01, 2015 @ 05:43 PM

Gatlinburg commissioners to consider interim budget

In a meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m., the Gatlinburg City Commission will consider an ordinance appropriating an amount sufficient to cover the necessary expenses of the various departments, offices and boards of the city, pending the final passage of the annual budget ordinance.


May. 30, 2015 @ 09:46 PM

Hundreds attend Relay for Life at Patriot Park

 The weather cooperated beautifully with Sevier County Relay for Life’s annual event Saturday at Patriot Park.