There weren’t a lot of major accidents or power outages as Sevier County struggled through a winter storm Tuesday and Wednesday, as people scurried home and hunkered down after the unexpected snowfall.
Thanks to the recent cold snaps, January has been a record-breaking month for electricity use in Sevier County, according to Allen Robbins of Sevier County Electric System. That has had a dramatic effect on utility bills.
In an information-gathering workshop on Monday afternoon, Pigeon Forge commissioners said they needed more information before they could make a decision about a proposed technology fee on citations issued by the police department.
The presentation “Songs of the Civil War” helped kick off the activities on Monday morning at Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge. A selection of songs written before and during the Civil War, as well as a couple of retrospective songs written much later, were performed in the north side of the LeConte Convention Center.
An unanticipated snowfall left parents, emergency responders and road crews scrambling Tuesday as schools and many offices closed soon after opening.
Sevier County Administrator of Elections Ronee Flynn is apparently taking a leave of absence of undetermined length, ahead of this year’s local, state and national elections.
The controversial Goats on the Roof and Mountain Adventure Park is on the agenda for the Pigeon Forge Regional Planning Commission meeting Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. in City Hall. The site plan will be reviewed by the planning commission, while the Board of Zoning Appeals will consider use on review to allow an amusement in a C-6 district.
Dozens of firefighters responded to a 60-acre brush fire on Shields Mountain Sunday, but they contained the blaze with no injuries and minimal damage to homes and rental cabins in the area.
Ray Fougnier enjoys working out and lifting weights, mostly for the health benefits he receives from the workouts. When he represents the United States in the eldest age bracket at a worldwide powerlifting competition in South Africa this June, the stakes may be bigger, but the motivating factors that sparked his passion for lifting remain unchanged.
Flu season is hitting Tennessee hard this year, particularly East Tennessee, which is reporting higher incidents of flu than any other region in the state, according to Sevier County Health Department Director Jana Chambers and Tennessee Health Department reports.
Local author Ron Rader is passionate about the Great Smoky Mountains. That led to his book “The Blue Mountains Sing of Rivers, Old Men, Trails and Trout,” a memoir that shares a title with a presentation he will give Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the LeConte Convention Center, as part of Wilderness Wildlife Week.
Years ago, Don Kirk's column, "Tennessee Outdoor Almanac," appeared in The Mountain Press and several other papers across Tennessee.
The 24th Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week begins today in Pigeon Forge and continues through Saturday, Feb. 1.
The King’s Academy is paying particularly close attention to the school vouchers program being proposed in Nashville.
Sevier County is about to get a new medical facility not far from LeConte Medical Center, as University Health Systems is set to consolidate many of its offices here in a new, 40,000-square-foot complex on Middle Creek Road. It’s set to open by the end of the year.
An estimated 7,000 people will come here this weekend for the K2 Elite Invitational Volleyball Tournament, the latest in a string of events of a similar scale at each of the convention centers in Sevier County.
With Sevier County experiencing the second blast of frigid, arctic air this month, local utility providers say their customers need to brace for something else — some very high bills.
People interested in losing weight have an opportunity to get in shape this spring, when Get Fit Seymour, a free, 60-day fitness and weight-loss challenge, takes place.
Police here were looking to serve an arrest warrant on a local man when they stumbled across what they believe is a meth lab.
Every year Sevier County honors Martin Luther King Jr. with a celebration of his life and legacy. This year the celebration included a symbolic march through downtown Sevierville, guest speakers, music and dancing troupes from various churches and organizations.
The Sevier County Grand Jury returned scores of indictments when it met earlier this month, including a second set of changes to charges stemming from an alleged 2012 home invasion.
Monday's Martin Luther King, Jr. tribute downtown will be the ninth annual celebration of the life of the slain civil rights leader in Sevier County.
The recent cold temperatures, especially those experienced last week when a cold blast of arctic air settled over the country for a few days, might hold a silver lining for those trying to combat the impact of invasive species on trees in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Six students from East Tennessee State University's medical school visited Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic in Sevierville Thursday morning to help with free blood work and physicals that were being offered by the clinic.
Just three days after local state legislators introduced their plan to require prescriptions for pseudoephedrine, Gov. Bill Haslam announced his alternate strategy to limit access to the decongestant used in the illicit manufacture of methamphetamine.