News

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?


Sep. 23, 2014 @ 06:42 PM

Quartet event faces parking woes

After the first full day of the National Quartet Convention in the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge, city officials and event organizers said that the only issues that arose related to parking.


Sep. 23, 2014 @ 05:32 PM

Major Island tenants set to open

Three of the biggest tenants on the Island in Pigeon Forge are set to open in the next few months. The Ole Smoky distillery is slated to open there Oct. 3, while the first phase of the Margaritaville Island Hotel should open not long after and Paula Deen's Family Kitchen is now set to open in the winter.


Sep. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

New hangar slated for airport

Work isn't finished on bringing down a hill at one end of the runway at the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport, but officials at the facility are already moving ahead with its next project — a new hangar that could provide shelter for transient flyers during storms, as well as new space for local pilots.


Sep. 23, 2014 @ 03:36 PM

Pigeon Forge, Sevierville agree to automatic fire response

The Pigeon Forge City Commission approved a pact Monday that allows for automatic response partnership between the EMS, fire and rescue units of Pigeon Forge and Sevierville.


Sep. 22, 2014 @ 06:09 PM

Ribbon cut at National Quartet Convention

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in front of the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge Monday afternoon to mark the beginning of the National Quartet Convention, which organizers estimate will be attended by 40,000 people over its week-long run.


Sep. 22, 2014 @ 06:08 PM

Restaurant proposal again before Pigeon Forge planners

After pulling the site plan from consideration at the previous planning meeting, Brent Collier and Mike Suttles will again represent the plan for a proposed restaurant on the Parkway at the Pigeon Forge Regional Planning Commission meeting Tuesday at 3 p.m.


Sep. 22, 2014 @ 04:01 PM

Toddler killed in truck accident

The Sevier County Sheriff's Office and state Department of Children Services are investigating the circumstances around the death of  a 16-month-old child who was struck by a vehicle in his family's hard Sunday.


Sep. 21, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Quartet convention begins today


Sep. 20, 2014 @ 04:36 PM

Dozens indicted by grand jury

The Sevier County Grand Jury returned dozens of indictments in its most recent session.


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 06:24 PM

Former POW Jessica Lynch speaks to Pigeon Forge Chamber

On the day set aside nationwide to honor prisoners of war and service personnel who are missing in action, Jessica Lynch — who will be remembered forever as the first rescued female American prisoner of war — spoke to the Pigeon Forge Chamber of Commerce at its monthly breakfast meeting at the RiverStone Resort.


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 06:10 PM

Pharmacist reaches plea agreement

A former Food City pharmacist has admitted she stole prescription pills from her old workplace, but could get her the charges removed from her record if she completes four years of probation.


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 05:50 PM

Woman charged as accessory to murder

Sevier County Sheriff's deputies arrested a local woman Friday after a grand jury returned a sealed presentment this week charging her with being an accessory after the fact in the alleged murder of her father-in-law by her mother.


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 05:32 PM

Smokies' chief ranger now serving as acting superintendent

For the third time since Dale Ditmanson retired as superintendent of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park late last year, the local treasure has a new acting superintendent.


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 05:59 PM

Mountain Coaster attraction opens in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster opened Sept. 7 on the north side of the city, beside Hillbilly Golf at traffic light two. The attraction lets visitorsride in a single- or two-person cart along hilly terrain.


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

Downtown Sevierville to host art event

The Sevierville Commons Association is hosting an art crawl in downtown Sevierville Sept. 25 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., featuring artwork from local students, live music, food from local restaurants and beverages from local wineries and distilleries.


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 05:48 PM

Authorities mum on details of Pigeon Forge shooting

Five days after a police officer fatally shot a man in a fast food restaurant on a busy weekend for this tourist destination, authorities have released few details of the incident.