News

Mar. 08, 2014 @ 11:45 PM

Job fair to host more than 70 employers

The 17th Annual Sevier County Job Fair, slated for March 19 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, could be one of the biggest ones yet.


Mar. 08, 2014 @ 11:42 PM

Trade show caters to hospitality industry

The 13th Annual Sevier County Hospitality Alliance Trade Show will be held at the Sevierville Convention Center on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Smoky Mountain Vacation Lodging Association and the Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg hospitality associations come together as the Sevier County Hospitality Alliance to host the event, which was previously held at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Pigeon Forge.


Mar. 08, 2014 @ 11:41 PM

Grand jury returns dozens of indictments

The grand jury returned indictments this week, including one against a local man charged with holding a woman’s children as hostages while he made her act as a prostitute last year.


Mar. 07, 2014 @ 11:25 PM

Douglas Cherokee Head Start accepting applications

Douglas Cherokee Head Start is taking applications for pre-school children in Sevier County. Head Start is a federally funded program for low-income families that provides services for young children.


Mar. 07, 2014 @ 11:23 PM

Keener sentenced on drunk driving charge

Former Sevier County Clerk Joe Keener will serve 30 days in the Sevier County Jail and must complete a 30-day recovery program after pleading guilty to DUI and to violating his probation.


Mar. 07, 2014 @ 11:20 PM

Amos Marshall, Sevierville vice mayor and alderman, remembered for service

Amos Marshall, a local figure remembered as much for his involvement in sports as for a 24-year career as alderman and vice mayor, died Tuesday. He was 95.


Mar. 06, 2014 @ 11:21 PM

Endangered penguin born at Ripley's aquarium

An African black-footed penguin was born at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in January and is now on display. African penguins are an endangered species whose population is estimated to have been reduced from one million to about 55,000 since 1930, due to over-fishing and pollution.


Mar. 06, 2014 @ 11:20 PM

Gatlinburg approves Arrowmont bonds

In a meeting Tuesday evening, the Gatlinburg City Commission unanimously approved a resolution authorizing the issuance of bonds not to exceed $3.6 million, which is for the city's contribution to purchase the Arrowmont property.


Mar. 06, 2014 @ 11:17 PM

Sevier County industrial park may be named for I-40

The county’s newest industrial park could be named for Interstate 40, if County Commission accepts a recommendation from the Economic Development Council.


Mar. 05, 2014 @ 11:37 PM

Sevierville police host self-defense class for women

The Sevierville Police Department is hosting a 12-hour self-defense class for women every Tuesday in March at the Sevierville Civic Center, from 6 to 9 p.m.


Mar. 05, 2014 @ 11:36 PM

Pigeon Forge High School student appointed to Naval Academy

Pigeon Forge High School senior Jessie Elizabeth Sharp has been awarded, and has accepted, a congressional appointment from Rep. Phil Roe to the United States Naval Academy Brigade of Midshipmen, Class of 2018.


Mar. 05, 2014 @ 11:33 PM

Sevierville owes $432K more on Highway 66 work

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen learned Monday that the city owes the Tennessee Department of Transportation $432,415.68 more than it originally paid for improvements to the water system completed as part of the Highway 66 improvements.


Mar. 04, 2014 @ 11:19 PM

Smokies national park facility to be finished by fall 2015

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander announced Monday that construction of the recently approved Joint Curatorial Collections Facility for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is expected to begin this summer, and the building should be finished in the fall of 2015.


Mar. 03, 2014 @ 06:21 PM

Schaeffer sentenced to 100 years on robbery charges

Tyler Schaeffer still has to face vehicular homicide charges stemming from a 2012 collision with a church van, but after Monday he knows he’s looking at at least 100 years in prison for a string of robberies that included one in which he stole the same drugs he’d allegedly used before the wreck.


Mar. 03, 2014 @ 10:14 AM

City preparing to recruit new retail

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen appears set to hire a consulting agency to help it recruit new retail interests.


Mar. 03, 2014 @ 12:13 AM

Countywide kindergarten registration for fall is Friday

Children who have turned 5 before Aug. 15 of this year are eligible to attend kindergarten this fall.


Mar. 02, 2014 @ 03:20 PM

Suspect in Smoky Mountains park assault was in Alabama prison

For most of the time since a 2012 assault in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the man charged this week with the crime had been held in an Alabama prison on unrelated charges.


Mar. 01, 2014 @ 07:57 AM

Alpaca is the word at Sevierville event

The Southeastern Alpaca Association's 13th Annual Southern Select Alpaca Show is coming to the Sevierville Convention Center this weekend. It runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, and it is free and open to the public.


Feb. 28, 2014 @ 11:58 PM

Gatlinburg church sells day care facility it was forced to close

Gatlinburg Presbyterian Church has sold its former day care facility and is moving forward after the former pastor there allegedly took funds from the operation.


Feb. 28, 2014 @ 11:53 PM

Sugarlands distillery set for March 22 grand opening in Gatlinburg

In just over three weeks, Gatlinburg's third distillery will open its doors to the public.


Feb. 27, 2014 @ 11:30 PM

Fit for Duty races in Gatlinburg promote heart health

The third annual Firefighter’s Fit For Duty 5K and 10K race event at the Gatlinburg Fire Department is scheduled for Saturday, March 22. It is open to people of all ages, but the focus and theme are firefighters and cardiovascular health.


Feb. 27, 2014 @ 11:27 PM

Paula Deen to open Pigeon Forge eatery

Celebrity chef Paula Deen plans to open a dining establishment and retail development at the Island in Pigeon Forge late this summer. The Paula Deen Country Kitchen will feature 20,000 square feet of restaurant space with 3,000 square feet of retail space. The projected design, construction and yearly operation budget is almost $20 million.


Feb. 27, 2014 @ 11:25 PM

Becky Eury sentenced in child-seat fire case

A woman convicted last year for trying to set her infant son on fire could be released on time served after Judge Rex Henry Ogle sentenced her to serve eight years in prison Tuesday.


Feb. 27, 2014 @ 06:24 PM

Man charged with 2012 assault in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Federal authorities here say they have made an arrest on an alleged sexual assault that happened in 2012 in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


Feb. 26, 2014 @ 06:03 AM

Sevier County election commissioner: 'I don't trust the machines'

The chairman of the Sevier County Democratic Party, who serves on the Sevier County Election Commission, said he believes no candidates from his party are running in upcoming county elections in part because they don’t trust the machines being used in the election.