News

May. 07, 2015 @ 06:12 PM

Interchange work will likely snarl traffic

Traffic flow will remain altered on the Exit 407 interchange this weekend as crews work to finish the redesign of traffic flow at the county's only Interstate access. City officials are encouraging travelers to consider alternate routes during peak hours.


May. 07, 2015 @ 06:08 PM

Photo: Think Wonka

The Seymour High School Choral Department performs "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" for students Thursday afternoon. The show will be performed for the public Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Tickets are being sold in advance through www.itickets.com/events/338925.html or by calling 800-965-9324 on Friday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

May. 06, 2015 @ 06:09 PM

BOMA candidates address issues

The election for the Sevierille Board of Mayor and Aldermen is Thursday.


May. 06, 2015 @ 05:46 PM

Student honored for service work

For Madison Thomas, service to the community almost came naturally.


May. 06, 2015 @ 05:37 PM

Day of Prayer ceremony is Thursday

Sevier County's National Day of Prayer ceremony will begin Thursday at 6 p.m. at the courthouse. Dignitaries and pastors of local churches will speak.


May. 06, 2015 @ 05:32 PM

Photo: Kicking back

Driver Tony Probst relaxes in the shade of the bus as Farragut Middle School students play at Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge. According to Probst, they were going to tour the Titanic Museum next. The students had their TCAP testing last week.

May. 05, 2015 @ 06:00 PM

Touring youth musicians to perform benefit concert

Musicians from One Voice Project, an organization that offers performance opportunities, training and education programs for children, will perform at Hard Rock Cafe Saturday at 1 p.m. to benefit Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center.


May. 05, 2015 @ 05:53 PM

Local firefighters impress in competition

Local fire departments fared well in the firefighter competition held during the 17th Annual Smoky Mountain Weekend Fire/Rescue Expo in the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge last weekend.


May. 05, 2015 @ 05:43 PM

BOMA approves funds for Sevier County High School track

The track at Sevier County High School will be getting some long-awaited renovations and additional lanes thanks in part to a donation from the Sevierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen.


May. 05, 2015 @ 05:40 PM

Photo: Cool cars

Members of the Antique Automobile Car Club of America stop long enough to have a picture of them and their cars taken at the Historic Harrisburg Covered Bridge. The East Tennessee Chapter is hosting the three-day area tour of about 150 cars. The tour ends today.

May. 04, 2015 @ 05:45 PM

KaTom among 50 fastest-growing businesses, again

For the second year in a row KaTom Restaurant Supply has been named one of the 50 fastest-growing women-led businesses in America.


May. 04, 2015 @ 05:29 PM

Photo: Tomato innovation

Jack Rogers, 81, uses his Radio Flyer to transport supplies in his garden. Rogers hasn't been happy with recent tomato crops, so he planted tomatoes in plastic barrels that are cut in half and elevated on tires, so they can drain.

May. 02, 2015 @ 11:27 PM

Group making strides to reinvigorate old Sevierville

 A group of Sevierville citizens and business leaders are going above and beyond to try and ensure a vibrant future for downtown Sevierville.


May. 02, 2015 @ 11:22 PM

Young author reads to Northview students

 Young author Anna Franklin made a visit to Northview Intermediate School Friday to read one of her books to fifth grade classes.


May. 02, 2015 @ 11:20 PM

Arborist speaks during ceremony for Tree City USA

 The city marked Arbor Day and its 31st anniversary in the Tree City USA program Friday by joining in efforts to revive a tree once common throughout this area.


May. 02, 2015 @ 11:18 PM

BOMA’s final meeting before election Monday

 The Board of Mayor and Aldermen will have a light agenda Monday ahead of its upcoming election.


May. 01, 2015 @ 05:14 PM

Parton delights fans at 30th anniversary celebration

Sevier County's favorite daughter celebrated the 30th anniversary of Dollywood with 1,400 of her closest friends Friday in the Celebrity Theater.


Apr. 30, 2015 @ 05:37 PM

Unemployment rate down in county

The unemployment rate in Sevier County decreased in March, according to data from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.


Apr. 30, 2015 @ 05:24 PM

Photo: Hapless hippo

Ray Grantham heads out to plow fields across from Sevierville City Park. First Baptist Church of Sevierville hopes to host a corn maze and activities on the site in the fall. The fiberglass hippo is headed to Wears Valley for the church event G3: God, Guns, Grub. It will be a paint ball target. For more information, visit fbcmen.org.

Apr. 30, 2015 @ 05:21 PM

Photo: Water everywhere

Sevierville firefighter Greg Catlett pressure-tests a hydrant on Dolly Parton Parkway Thursday. Teams of firefighters are going around the city testing hydrants, between calls.

Apr. 30, 2015 @ 05:17 PM

Forge resort purchased for $5.6 million

A local group has purchased a resort near Dollywood's new Dream More development for about $5.6 million.


Apr. 30, 2015 @ 04:59 PM

Soehn named Smokies employee of the year

Dana Soehn was named the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Employee of the Year for 2014 in recognition of her work as management assistant, primary spokesperson and liaison with community groups and friends groups.


Apr. 29, 2015 @ 06:20 PM

Wrongful death claimed in jail lawsuit

An East Tennessee family is suing the Sevier County Jail for wrongful death over the suicide of a woman held there last year. The suit claims jailers didn't take steps they should have to prevent the act, and provided her with the item she used to hang herself.


Apr. 29, 2015 @ 06:15 PM

Dolly Parton parade set for Friday

This is the 30th anniversary of both Dollywood and the city-sponsored Dolly Parton Homecoming Parade, scheduled to start Friday at 6 p.m.


Apr. 29, 2015 @ 06:02 PM

Suit alleges assault at New Center School

The mother of a New Center School student is suing the Sevier County school system, alleging her child was sexually assaulted by another student at the school when they were paired together for bathroom breaks.