News

Aug. 06, 2014 @ 06:22 PM

Gatlinburg approves naming commission seats

In a meeting Tuesday, the Gatlinburg City Commission unanimously passed two resolutions regarding the naming of individual seats on the the board of commissioners.


Aug. 05, 2014 @ 05:40 PM

Voting numbers down from 2010

Early voting totals in Sevier County were down this year over the numbers from four years ago.


Aug. 05, 2014 @ 05:38 PM

Mills Park to receive $98,000 state grant

Sen. Doug Overbey announced Tuesday that Gatlinburg would receive a $98,000 Local Park and Recreation Fund grant from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation to make improvements to Mills Park.


Aug. 05, 2014 @ 05:39 PM

Dollywood donation helps food ministries

Dollywood presented a check for $79,702.36 to the Sevier County Food Ministries Tuesday morning, a donation that food ministries Executive Director Jim Davis said will help get the organization through the summer and fall.


Aug. 04, 2014 @ 05:39 PM

Gatlinburg commissioners to vote on designating commission seats

In a meeting Monday, the Gatlinburg City Commission will consider two resolutions related to designating the individual seats of the commission.


Aug. 02, 2014 @ 11:40 PM

BOMA to honor police, firefighters

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen will take time out from the usual purchases and discussions of ordinances Monday to honor police and firefighters who saved the lives of an elderly couple recently.


Aug. 02, 2014 @ 11:39 PM

Changes underway at county jail as expansion nears

The hiring of a new medical contractor is the latest change at the Sevier County Jail, but far from the only one going on at the facility.


Aug. 02, 2014 @ 11:38 PM

New medical provider begins work at Sevier County Jail

Medical care at the Sevier County Jail is being reshaped as a Birmingham-based company that specializes in correctional medical services is taking charge of it.


Aug. 02, 2014 @ 04:37 PM

Medical provider begins work at county jail

 Medical care at the Sevier County Jail is being reshaped as a Birmingham-based company that specializes in correctional medical services is taking charge of it.


Aug. 01, 2014 @ 07:36 PM

Chicago-Knoxville flight deemed a success

Frontier Airline’s low-fare direct flight from Knoxville to Chicago has had a successful season thus far, according to officials at McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville.


Aug. 01, 2014 @ 07:35 PM

New Candle Cottage owner eyes further growth

In February, the Candle Cottage manufacturing business was sold by longtime owners John Luck and his wife Gayle. One of the new owners is longtime employee Terry Carpenter.


Jul. 31, 2014 @ 06:45 PM

Most Wanted fugitive arrested in Morristown

A Sevierville man who had reportedly been on the run from authorities for a little more than two weeks couldn’t avoid law enforcement long after he made the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top Ten Most Wanted List.


Jul. 31, 2014 @ 06:43 PM

Sevierville man shares tomato bounty with food ministries

Isaac Adams has raised dozens of tomatoes this year to donate to the Sevier County Food Ministry. But they were never his to give in the first place, the local insurance agent insisted.


Jul. 31, 2014 @ 06:40 PM

Wal-Mart's 'Stuff the Bus' program gathers school supplies

Wal-Mart is asking local residents to help “Stuff the Bus” with school supplies for classrooms in Sevier County.


Jul. 31, 2014 @ 06:38 PM

Early voting ends Saturday

Early voting for the Aug. 7 election is going "smoothly," according to the county's Interim Administrator of Elections Ed Kuncitis. Not including Thursday's voters, about 3,100 have voted in the early period, which will end this weekend.


Jul. 30, 2014 @ 05:58 PM

14-screen cinema could open in Sevierville

Sevier County could be on its way to having a new, 14-screen movie theater in the Governor’s Crossing shopping area.


Jul. 30, 2014 @ 05:57 PM

Tax-free weekend starts Friday

Tennessee's sales tax holiday weekend begins Friday at 12:01 a.m., continuing through to 11:59 p.m. on Sunday. According to local officials, the weekend can make a significant economic impact in the communities.


Jul. 30, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

Pink Heals to raise money, awareness for cancer

Smoky Mountain Pink Heals Tour, an event run by firefighters that is geared toward raising awareness and money for the ongoing fight against cancer in women, will be held at The Island in Pigeon Forge on Aug. 24.


Jul. 30, 2014 @ 05:55 PM

Record low temperatures seen

East Tennessee saw record low temperatures for July on Tuesday and Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Pigeon Forge approves $22 million Ripken contract

Construction on the Ripken Experience youth baseball facility on Jake Thomas Road will begin in early August after a $22 million construction contract with Merit Construction was approved in a city commission meeting Monday evening.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 05:50 PM

Progress continues on Jake Thomas Road extension

Progress on the Jake Thomas Road extension project, which could see the street extending to Veterans Boulevard, is continuing as expected, Assistant City Manager Eric Brackins said.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 05:49 PM

Sevier County Jail sued over medical treatment

Another inmate is suing Sevier County over medical treatment at the jail, this time claiming medical staff ignored his complaints about a painful ailment that turned out to be skin cancer.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 05:48 PM

Dollywood photographed for Google Street View

If you’ve ever wanted to wander through Dollywood without the crowds — to take in the landscaping without being distracted or just imagine what it’s like at dusk on a quiet evening — Google Street View is giving you the chance.


Jul. 28, 2014 @ 05:58 PM

National park rescue delayed by storms

Park rangers were unable to complete a rescue operation Sunday when a 64-year-old man from Michigan fell while hiking in the park.


Jul. 28, 2014 @ 05:55 PM

Storms down trees, cause flooding

Sevier County wasn’t struck by a tornado Sunday night, but reports indicate there was at least one close call in the Seymour area.