News

Mar. 14, 2015 @ 10:42 AM

Gatlinburg 'Fit for Duty' marathon next weekend

The Gatlinburg Firefighters Association is holding its fourth annual Fit for Duty Firefighter 5k and 10k races March 21 at 9 a.m. at the Gatlinburg Fire Department Station 1.


Mar. 14, 2015 @ 10:40 AM

New beer regulations on tap in Sevierville

 The Board of Mayor and Aldermen is considering new regulations for the sale of beer in the city that would allow for the sale of growlers, and would create new permits or new regulations for caterers, hotels and craft beer establishments or breweries.


Mar. 14, 2015 @ 10:39 AM

Ten-Tec property eyed for new grocery store

 The Sevier County Commission is considering selling a sliver of property on Dolly Parton Parkway for what officials say would be be a new entrance to the Ten-Tec property, where developers are planning to place a grocery store.


Mar. 13, 2015 @ 06:39 PM

King's Academy offers hands-on classes on history and culture day

The King's Academy hosted its second Tennessee Heritage Day Friday on the 130-year-old school's Seymour campus.


Mar. 13, 2015 @ 04:51 PM

Douglas TVA campgrounds open Sunday

The two Douglas Lake campgrounds owned by the Tennessee Valley Authority open this weekend.


Mar. 13, 2015 @ 04:48 PM

Senior center celebrates Civil War Day

Fort Sanders Sevier Senior Center presented Civil War Day Friday, with numerous exhibits and presentations related to the Civil War.


Mar. 12, 2015 @ 05:26 PM

Local man charged in Georgia traffic death

Police in Dekalb County, Ga., have charged a Sevier County man with misdemeanor vehicular homicide for the single-car wreck in which his wife died last year.


Mar. 11, 2015 @ 05:59 PM

'Tattoo' Eddie Harris killed in prison

“Tattoo” Eddie Harris, who avoided the death penalty for his part in one of Sevier County's most notorious murders, apparently still met a violent end when he died after an altercation in a state prison this week.


Mar. 11, 2015 @ 05:55 PM

Sevierville man to run distance event in Kenya

Local business owner Bob Foster said faith drove his decision to participate in a 60-kilometer endurance event, set for June in Kenya.


Mar. 11, 2015 @ 05:53 PM

Kids get lessons in reducing litter

Third-grade students at Pigeon Forge Primary added lessons in recycling and reusing to reading, writing and arithmetic Wednesday as part of Litter Awareness Month.


Mar. 11, 2015 @ 05:47 PM

Sevier County Job Fair set for March 18

The Sevier County Job Fair will be held March 18 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center. The event, in its 18th year, will once again be split into two sessions, for tourism and non-tourism jobs.


Mar. 11, 2015 @ 05:44 PM

Juveniles charged in field house vandalism

Police have charged two middle school students with the recent vandalism at the Sevier Youth Football League field house.


Mar. 10, 2015 @ 10:31 PM

Sevier science fair is in the books

Nearly 150 entries in the Sevier County Science Fair, which compares the work of students from all over Sevier County, were judged Tuesday afternoon at Pigeon Forge Middle School.


Mar. 10, 2015 @ 06:22 PM

Basketball tournament a first for LeConte Center

A 96-team youth basketball tournament will be held at the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge May 22-24. It will be the first basketball tournament hosted by the facility.


Mar. 10, 2015 @ 06:17 PM

Forge tables rezoning discussion

In a meeting Monday, the Pigeon Forge City Commission tabled consideration of a proposed ordinance to rezone a Rainbow Road property.


Mar. 10, 2015 @ 06:16 PM

Grand jury issues dozens of indictments

A man charged with killing his wife last year in Kodak is facing additional charges after the grand jury filed a superseding indictment against him last week.


Mar. 10, 2015 @ 02:57 PM

Elderly couple loses home in Sunday night fire

An elderly couple lost their home in a Sunday night blaze in rural Sevier County.


Mar. 10, 2015 @ 10:59 AM

Pigeon Forge denies Collier again

After reserving judgment on a variance request from Brent Collier in February, the Pigeon Forge Stormwater Committee, which is made up of the same personnel as the planning commission and board of zoning appeals, denied the request Monday.


Mar. 07, 2015 @ 05:21 PM

National park opens all streams to fishing

When park officials announced Friday that the Lynn Camp Prong has been reopened for fishing, it marked the first time in the history of the national park that all streams have been simultaneously opened for fishing.


Mar. 07, 2015 @ 05:20 PM

Seymour student performs with Nashville drum corps

For one Seymour High junior, this summer will mean lots of hard work, competition and music as he rejoins the Music City Drum and Bugle Corps.


Mar. 07, 2015 @ 05:16 PM

Key box can pay off in emergency

A small expense for a local business paid big dividends when firefighters used a special vault last month to get keys and enter the Country Barn Gift Shop when a sprinkler head ruptured and was leaking water into the store.


Mar. 07, 2015 @ 05:06 PM

Forge to hold public hearing for rezoning ordinances

In a meeting Monday at 5:30 p.m., the Pigeon Forge City Commission will have a public hearing to receive public comment on three ordinances, all of which will be in the second and final readings during the meeting.


Mar. 06, 2015 @ 05:35 PM

Schools out of snow days

Sevier County schools are officially out of snow days.


Mar. 06, 2015 @ 05:34 PM

Forge planners to consider restaurant request

The Pigeon Forge Regional Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals and Stormwater Committee will hold a special called meeting Monday at 1:30 p.m. to discuss a request related to the proposed Parkway restaurant that Brent Collier has planned, as well as issues that were delayed from March 2's regular planning commission meeting.


Mar. 05, 2015 @ 04:58 PM

Pigeon Forge: $1 billion gross revenue in 2014

The city of Pigeon Forge earned $1.021 billion in gross revenue for 2014, Mayor David Wear announced during the annual State of the City address Thursday afternoon. The total marks an increase of $83 million over 2013.