News

Oct. 28, 2014 @ 05:35 PM

Man charged in Pigeon Forge robbery

The man wanted for an armed robbery at the RiverStone Resort earlier this month is now behind bars after a manhunt in Alcoa.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 05:25 PM

Forge considers another trolley building site

In a workshop after the regular Pigeon Forge City Commission meeting Monday, commissioners discussed the site of a new trolley building but didn't reach a conclusion.


Oct. 27, 2014 @ 06:18 PM

Approval sought for Wilderness speedboat dock

Local residents opposed to Wilderness Resort's plans to put a jet boat operation on the French Broad River have another chance to make their feelings known. Through Nov. 5, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking comments on plans to put a floating boat dock river near the Ray L. Reagan Bridge as part of the operation.


Oct. 27, 2014 @ 06:10 PM

Forge planners take up distillery again

In a meeting Tuesday, the Pigeon Forge Regional Planning Commission will, for the third time, review a site plan for Doc Collier's Restaurant, a proposed Prohibition era-themed restaurant/winery/distillery that would be located at the current Corky's location on the Parkway.


Oct. 27, 2014 @ 05:58 PM

Park volunteer rescued after fall from horse

Personnel from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park teamed up with the Tennessee Highway Patrol for an aerial rescue over the weekend after a volunteer was injured in the back country after falling from a horse.


Oct. 26, 2014 @ 10:27 AM

Humane Society helps local animals in need

 With animal welfare on the forefront of many minds around the county following last week’s raid at the Kodak home of a pit bull breeder, many people are looking for ways to help area animals.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 02:19 PM

School puts in extra effort for cafeteria manager with breast cancer

 No one had to ask the faculty and staff at Catlettsburg Elementary School to chip in and help out when Mary Thurman, the school's cafeteria manager, was diagnosed with breast cancer last summer.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 02:11 PM

Pigeon Forge to discuss city hall addition

 The Pigeon Forge City Commission will hold a work session immediately following the 5:30 regular meeting Monday afternoon to discuss several issues, including the possibility of an addition to the city hall complex.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 02:10 PM

Libraries offer fine forgiveness for food donations

 In November, the Sevier County Public Library System will host Food4Fines, an annual promotion. Overdue fees will be forgiven in exchange for two non-perishable canned food items, dried food items or jars of peanut butter, or any combination.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:55 PM

Forge police seek robbery suspect

The Pigeon Forge Police Department has named a suspect in last Tuesday's robbery of RiverStone Resort.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Gilchrist is new Humane Society president

The Sevier County Humane Society has announced the new president of its board of directors.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:47 PM

Convenience center worker adds color to often-dreary locale

It's not often anyone would describe a trip to a convenience center — commonly referred to as a garbage dump — as pleasant, but some visitors are finding the Pigeon Forge convenience center on Tiger Drive next Pigeon Forge High School a bit more bearable these days.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:33 PM

Recent robberies prompt security workshop

In light of recent robberies in Pigeon Forge and Seymour, the Pigeon Forge Hospitality Association is hosting a security workshop for all Sevier County businesses.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 05:48 PM

Smoky Mountain Opry to add magic show

The Smoky Mountain Opry Theater will feature magician Darren Romeo beginning next March. The entertainer has entered into a three-year agreement to bring his show, "Magic Beyond Belief," to the theater.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 05:46 PM

Early voting numbers down from 2010

Early voting numbers are down compared to the 2010 gubernatorial race, according to Ed Kuncitis, the county's interim administrator of elections. As of Wednesday, 2,696 voters had cast ballots.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 05:45 PM

Charges filed in fatal national park wrecks

Rangers have filed alcohol-related charges against the drivers in two fatal wrecks that happened on the same stretch of the Spur earlier this month.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 05:43 PM

Alabama band to practice at SCHS

Held the third Saturday of October, the University of Tennessee and University of Alabama football game is a longstanding college football tradition.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 06:38 PM

Dollywood officials 'top out' DreamMore Resort

Officials from Dollywood, along with a crowd of guests, watched construction crews place the final spire atop the entrance tower of the company's DreamMore Resort Wednesday. The topping out ceremony marked a milestone in the construction of the 307-room facility, slated to open next summer.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 05:57 PM

County commission tables Amendment 1 resolution

Sevier County Commission took a step back but didn't take a stand Monday on a statewide amendment concerning abortion.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 05:45 PM

Seized dogs receiving medical attention

Treatment is ongoing for 50 dogs seized Tuesday morning at what authorities called an operation to breed American pit bull terriers for fighting.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 05:24 PM

Sevierville gets out of trolley business

After less than a decade of service, the city of Sevierville is officially out of the trolley business.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 05:22 PM

Sevierville, county governments move on proposed college site

The city of Sevierville and Sevier County will move forward with the purchase of property in the southeast part of city limits in hopes of luring a four-year college or university to the area.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 06:22 PM

National Humane Society helping with dogs' care

The dozens of pit bull terriers seized from a Kodak home Tuesday were on their way later in the day to an undisclosed location. There they will be in the hands of personnel from the Humane Society of the Untied States and other organizations.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

Rescue official: Pit bulls often misunderstood

Dog owners who intentionally abuse and neglect their animals in order to develop the violent behavior necessary to participate in illegal fighting activities should be the only ones punished, not the animals themselves.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 06:12 PM

Dozens of dogs taken in Sevier

After a dawn raid on a home here, a local family has been charged and 50 dogs seized in what authorities say was an operation aimed at breeding American Pit Bull Terriers for fighting. The dogs were allegedly to be sold with the aid of a website to buyers in Tennessee and other states.