The city’s Regional Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals this week approved two items related to the proposed Xtreme Racing Center, 3144 Parkway, on the condition that certain staff recommendations be met.
Sevier County firefighters responded to two residential fires within hours of each other Wednesday night and Thursday morning. The occupants were unharmed, but the flames destroyed both homes.
A man charged with breaking into two homes last week and sexually assaulting teenaged girls in both homes led police on a foot chase across the Little Pigeon River and down the Parkway before they could arrest him.
In an effort to raise funds for Sevier County Relay for Life, Smokies Baseball has partnered with Sevier County Economic Development Council to host Night at the Ballpark on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
The county appears set to settle federal lawsuits filed by two former inmates who said they were assaulted by the one-time kitchen supervisor for the facility.
The Pigeon Forge Hospitality Association held a Meet the Candidates event at the Mainstay Suites Conference Center on Tuesday, so that City Commission candidates could meet get to know some of their constituents. The informal, catered event was free and open to the public.
It’s Earth Week in Gatlinburg, and that means environmentally focused celebrations and events each day, including an Earth Day Festival this Thursday at Mynatt Park.
The city’s wastewater supervisor Martin Cross addressed the city commission at its meeting Monday night, bringing about an impromptu measure for a new pump at a wastewater fill station experiencing an emergency.
At the end of May, Jerry Wear will leave behind a 45-year education career to serve as district governor of the Rotary Club.
The Pigeon Forge Police Department will hold its spring Safety Day this Saturday in the parking lot of the Walgreens at the corner of Jake Thomas Boulevard and the Parkway.
The city's Regional Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals will discuss items related to a proposed racing center when they meet this afternoon.
Jim Parks from HGTV's "New Spaces" hosted several seminars on home improvement during this weekend's Home Show at the Sevierville Convention Center. The show was Saturday and Sunday.
The "Crafty Ladies" of Holy Family Catholic Church held their biannual yard spring bazaar, yard and bake sale over the weekend.
Six candidates are running for three open seats on the city’s election commission, with the election set for May 14.
The Mountain Press asked the City Commission candidates about their assessment of the city’s finances. Candidates were also asked about their feelings toward specific city projects, as well as what kinds of transportation and infrastructure improvements should be made.
The Mountain Press asked the City Commission candidates about their feelings toward the city’s current government. The candidates gave varying answers regarding their attitudes to how the government is run and what goes on.
The city’s recent liquor referendum caused a split between Pigeon Forge residents who either supported or opposed liquor by the drink.
The Mountain Press asked the City Commission candidates whether they are concerned about what happened with the liquor referendum and how to heal any perceived split. The following is a summary of the candidates’ responses, listed in alphabetical order by last name:
With the prevalence and popularity of electronic devices today, storytelling may not be as prominent as it once was. Nevertheless, the art of storytelling is an ancient one, and everyone from age 3 to 93 enjoys a great tale.
An opportunity to explore the heritage of Appalachia awaits eighth-grade students enrolled in Sevier County Schools. Smoky Mountain School of Appalachian Arts and Culture at Arrowmont will accept 45 students to participate in the program, which will take place from May 6-25.
Assuming Gov. Bill Haslam signs it, a law to allow more distilleries in Gatlinburg paves the way for developer Ned Vickers and his partners to start building what will become Sugarlands Distilling Co., a direct competitor to established Ole Smoky.
At its meeting this week, the Sevierville Public Building Authority approved a one-year marketing agreement with Ackermann PR for the Sevierville Convention Center.
It began as a small group of about 20 teens. Operation Youthreach now serves over 300 members at all five Sevier County branches of the Boys and Girls Club.
At its meeting Monday night, the city's Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved several items related to the Sevierville Police Department.
A man was arrested Tuesday morning for the false report of a bomb at a Sevierville hotel.
Applications are now being accepted for the Smoky Mountain School of Appalachian Arts and Culture at Arrowmont, a program open to all eighth-grade students in the Sevier County School System.