Oct. 01, 2014 @ 05:43 PM

Sevierville planners to weigh distillery regulations

A proposed zoning regulation governing distilleries here would allow them downtown and along the Parkway.

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 04:04 PM

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Sep. 30, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Last year's national park closure had financial, personal impacts

For 16 days last October, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was closed. Park spokesperson Dana Soehn said that while the park and its surrounding communities took a financial hit, the personal impact for park employees was also great.

Sep. 30, 2014 @ 05:41 PM

Sevier County cities see tourism growth over 2013

Tourism grew in Sevier County cities this summer, according to city officials. Sevierville Chamber of Commerce CEO Brenda McCrosskey said the city's lodging tax saw an increase of 11 percent this summer compared to  summer 2013.

Sep. 30, 2014 @ 05:40 PM

Local bear season underway

Sevier County's bear hunting season started this week, and as of Monday evening, two black bears had been taken by hunters.

Sep. 30, 2014 @ 05:37 PM

Sevierville chamber to host business showcase

The Sevierville Chamber of Commerce will let the community learn about member businesses when it hosts the Chamber Business Showcase. The second annual event is free and open to the public and takes place Wednesday at the Sevierville Convention Center from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Sep. 30, 2014 @ 04:35 PM

King's Academy receives $250K donation

A former boarding student at the King's Academy is showing his gratitude for his education with a $250,000 gift to the school.

Sep. 29, 2014 @ 06:14 PM

Warrant describes Kodak shooting

The eyewitness to the shooting death of a local woman said her husband was holding her by the arms and head when he shot her, according to police documents.

Sep. 29, 2014 @ 06:10 PM

Woman charged with assault on fetus

A local woman has apparently become the county's first to be arrested under a new state law that lets law enforcement bring criminal charges against a woman caught using drugs while pregnant.

Sep. 29, 2014 @ 05:45 PM

Officials deem debut quartet event a success

After the first National Quartet Convention in the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge, city officials say the event went well, and that they are willing to make adjustments so that next year's event can be improved.

Sep. 29, 2014 @ 05:31 PM

Benefit planned for Fire Chief Huskey

After Ralph "Red" Huskey, chief of the Caton's Chapel-Richardson Cove Volunteer Fire Department, suffered a heart attack in July, he and his family were faced with the unfortunate circumstance of having medical bills and no health insurance.

Sep. 27, 2014 @ 02:18 PM

PFHS raises money through 'Pink Out' game

 As part of ongoing efforts to raise money for the American Cancer Society through Relay For Life, Pigeon Forge High School hosted its fifth annual "Pink Out" game Friday night against Grainger High School, in which students and school supporters were encouraged to wear pink and donate money.

Sep. 27, 2014 @ 02:15 PM

A Tennessee Promise to keep

 Under Gov. Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Promise program, which seeks to offer two years of free college to Tennessee residents, there may have never been an better time for students statewide to pursue a four-year degree.

Sep. 27, 2014 @ 02:10 PM

Plans moving forward on movie theater

 The Governor’s Crossing shopping complex appears set to get a 14-screen movie theater, as a Charlotte, N.C.-based company is set to close on an 18-acre site behind Buffalo Wild Wings.

Sep. 26, 2014 @ 05:55 PM

New hotel at Grand site in early stages

Chartwell Hospitality has taken early steps toward renovating the site that was once the home of the Grand Hotel and Convention Center. The Franklin, Tenn.-based company purchased the property earlier this year.

Sep. 26, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Local churches celebrate milestones

For three area churches, celebrations on historic milestones for their congregations are coming up soon.

Sep. 26, 2014 @ 05:37 PM

Huffaker Road could open next week

Work on Huffaker Road isn't complete yet, but contractors hope the road will be reopened next week.

Sep. 25, 2014 @ 07:04 PM

Kodak murder suspect arrested in Kentucky

A local man facing murder charges in the death of his estranged wife told a Kentucky television reporter Thursday that he didn't intend to shoot her.

Sep. 25, 2014 @ 05:58 PM

Disease wreaks havoc on bats in national park

A recently discovered disease is wreaking havoc on the Great Smoky Mountains National Park's bat population, and the losses could have major impacts on the ecosystems of the park's caves.

Sep. 25, 2014 @ 04:01 PM

Outreach event benefits area veterans

The Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs partnered with federal, state and local organizations to host a veterans outreach event and job fair Wednesday at the Tennessee National Guard Armory in Pigeon Forge.

Sep. 24, 2014 @ 06:16 PM

Woman dead after Kodak shooting

A local man allegedly killed his estranged wife during an altercation in the driveway of their home on Eagle View Drive Wednesday, shortly before he was due to be arraigned in court on charges of domestic assault she filed last month.

Sep. 24, 2014 @ 06:13 PM

International women train with Smokies rangers

A group of 10 female park officials from Cambodia and Thailand have been in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park this week, training with local park rangers and national law enforcement officers.

Sep. 24, 2014 @ 06:06 PM

Forge distillery business stalled again

For the second time in as many months, the site plan for Doc Collier's Restaurant was pulled from consideration at the Pigeon Forge Regional Planning Commission meeting Tuesday afternoon.

Sep. 24, 2014 @ 06:02 PM

Officials: Quartet convention parking problems resolved

After experiencing problems with parking and traffic delays the first two nights of the National Quartet Convention, city and convention officials said the issues have been resolved.

Sep. 24, 2014 @ 05:38 PM

Forge planners devise Segway solution

If an owner of a Segway rental company leads people on Segways through part of the city, is it a tour?