News

Jan. 06, 2015 @ 05:54 PM

Suspect in Sevierville bank robbery arrested

Federal court documents indicate the man charged with Monday's robbery of a Sevier County Bank was convicted for robbing another of the bank's locations in 2008.


Jan. 06, 2015 @ 05:41 PM

Study: Seymour top community for young families

Finance website NerdWallet released a study this week that found Seymour to be among the 10 best communities in the state for young families.


Jan. 06, 2015 @ 05:38 PM

Park announces policy change for firewood

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced Tuesday that beginning in March, only heat-treated firewood that is bundled and displays a certification stamp by the United States Department of Agriculture or a state department of agriculture will be permitted to be brought into the park.


Jan. 05, 2015 @ 06:06 PM

Food ministries help many in 2014

The Sevier County Food Ministries had another busy year, with 2014 numbers that were similar to 2013's. According to Director Jim Davis, the agency gave away about 82,000 bags of groceries during 2014, compared to about 81,000 in 2013.


Jan. 05, 2015 @ 06:05 PM

Sevierville bank robber may have been test-driving getaway vehicle

The staff at a local used car dealership say a robbery suspect may have used one of their vehicles as a getaway car, then returned it while police were starting the search for him.


Jan. 03, 2015 @ 06:04 PM

Remembering those lost in 2014

Like each year before it and each year in the future, Sevier County suffered some tough losses in 2014.


Dec. 31, 2014 @ 07:22 PM

Other stories that shaped Sevier County in 2014

Extreme cold temperatures in the early days of January resulted in high electric bills for local residents and damage to several area buildings as water pipes burst.


Dec. 31, 2014 @ 06:34 PM

Booming business in Pigeon Forge is Sevier County's story of the year

Pigeon Forge, its elected officials and citizens had lots of reasons to smile in 2014.


Dec. 30, 2014 @ 06:06 PM

Flu season in full swing

Flu season is fully underway in Sevier County, with some area physicians reporting an increase in cases especially over the past holiday weekend, and many patients complaining that they're getting sick in spite of getting flu shots.


Dec. 30, 2014 @ 06:05 PM

Gatlinburg offers special New Year's celebration

One of the most distinctive celebrations of the new year will be in Sevier County tonight, as the clock strikes midnight in downtown Gatlinburg.


Dec. 29, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Sevier County man charged after police chase

A Sevier County man racked up more than a dozen charges over the past few months, starting with an October incident in which he allegedly assaulted the mother of his child, and ending with a chase through Pigeon Forge Friday and his arrest Sunday.


Dec. 29, 2014 @ 05:55 PM

Cities offer Christmas tree recycling, exchange

With Christmas in the past, people in Sevier County are taking down lights, wreaths and decorations in preparation for the new year.


Dec. 27, 2014 @ 12:48 PM

Program distributes Christmas toys to needy families

 Each Christmas a number of Sevier County children face a holiday without gifts under the tree. That’s where Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries comes in.


Dec. 27, 2014 @ 12:45 PM

Arrowmont makes new hires and promotions

 Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts has announced staff changes and additions that are to take effect in early 2015.


Dec. 26, 2014 @ 06:11 PM

Ellen Wilhoit to head Leadership Sevier

Leadership Sevier's new executive director will be a member of its first class.


Dec. 26, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

Dollywood employee injured in accident

A Dollywood employee was recovering at the University of Tennessee Medical Center Friday after being struck by one of the theme park's trolleys while directing traffic in the parking lot earlier in the day.


Dec. 25, 2014 @ 06:01 PM

Faith-based youth events come to LeConte Center

The city will be welcoming two large faith-based youth ministry events this weekend and next week, as Scott Dawson Ministries’ Strength to Stand Student Bible Conference and The Ramp come to the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge.


Dec. 25, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Roe’s bill to create memorial passed

 As part of the National Defense Authorization Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law, a bill spearheaded by Rep. Phil Roe that was attached to the act will help to create a memorial for veterans who served in Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield.


Dec. 24, 2014 @ 04:53 PM

Tanger shoppers seek last-minute gifts

Some shoppers waited until the last minute to get their Christmas shopping finished. Even in Wednesday morning’s rain, people were browsing the shops at Tanger Outlets.


Dec. 23, 2014 @ 06:20 PM

Old Mill Restaurant hosts Christmas breakfast for Boys & Girls Clubs

Santa came early this year for more than 100 children in Sevier County's Boys & Girls Club organizations, as he passed out gifts during a special breakfast at the Old Mill Restaurant Tuesday morning.


Dec. 22, 2014 @ 07:06 PM

Christmas Baskets for Christ delivers food to needy

Although it is spearheaded by Richardson's Cove Baptist Church, the annual Christmas Baskets for Christ ministry, which sees boxes of food delivered to families in need, has become a staple of the holiday season for everyone in the community, according to Terry Moneymaker, who is in charge of the ministry.


Dec. 21, 2014 @ 02:10 PM

Santa Fund quickly approaching $18K

Another large gift has come in to the further the cause of the annual Santa Fund.


Dec. 21, 2014 @ 02:09 PM

G-P’s ‘Sherlock’ performance more than elementary

 The Gatlinburg-Pittman Drama Department presented a holiday tale from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle last week at the high school.


Dec. 21, 2014 @ 02:07 PM

FCE spreads holiday cheer at Head Start

 Each year the Midway Family Community Education group loads up 20 stockings for the the children at Douglas Dam Head Start and passes them out shortly before school ends for the holidays.


Dec. 20, 2014 @ 10:50 PM

Business owner petitions to save Tunes and Tales from hiatus

 After it was announced that Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales would be placed on hiatus for 2015 by the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, local business owners took it upon themselves to gather more than 1,100 signatures of local businesspeople who want to see the popular street entertainers stay.