News

Jun. 16, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Pigeon Forge work session to focus on budget

The Pigeon Forge Board of Commissioners will hold a work session Tuesday at 4 p.m. at City Hall to discuss the budget of various city departments.~~


Jun. 14, 2014 @ 09:59 PM

Phil Roe seeks culture change at VA

U.S. Rep. Phil Roe said Friday that lawmakers have an opportunity to “change the culture” of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.


Jun. 14, 2014 @ 09:57 PM

National Park ranger Caitlin Worth picked up where dad left off

 Park Ranger Caitlin Worth’s passion for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park can be traced back to her childhood, when she eagerly awaited news of major events in the park from her father, Bob Miller, a long-time spokesperson for the park.


Jun. 13, 2014 @ 05:32 PM

Runaway teens located in South Carolina

A 15-year-old who reportedly ran away from home Wednesday with an 18-year-old was back home Friday, while her friend was being held in a Myrtle Beach, S.C., jail.


Jun. 13, 2014 @ 05:31 PM

Tennessee lawyers favor retaining justices

Chief Justice Gary Wade, a Sevier County native, and two other Supreme Court justices facing an ouster effort by Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey got a show of confidence Friday from attorneys throughout the state as the Tennessee Bar Association voted overwhelmingly to recommend their retention.


Jun. 12, 2014 @ 05:59 PM

Event kicks off Smoky Mountain Celebration fundraising

The Smoky Mountain Celebration fundraising is kicking off June 20 at 7 p.m. at the River Plantation Conference Center with the Talk is Cheap Tour, featuring four storytellers from East Tennessee: Bill Landry, Sam Venable, Elizabeth Rose and Jim Claborn.


Jun. 12, 2014 @ 05:55 PM

Autopsy confirms cause of jail death

The final autopsy report on a woman who died this year in the Sevier County Jail confirms the cause of her death was hanging and she hadn’t suffered any other injuries, but was high on meth when she died.


Jun. 12, 2014 @ 05:53 PM

Family, friends of runaway teens meet

The parents and friends of two runaway teenagers were still hoping for their safe return Thursday.


Jun. 12, 2014 @ 05:49 PM

Tennessee tourism chief talks digital at Pigeon Forge meeting

The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Susan Whitaker spoke at a county-wide hospitality meeting Thursday morning at Holiday Inn Pigeon Forge, updating the county's hospitality professionals with recent activities from her department, as well as an outlook on the future.


Jun. 11, 2014 @ 06:32 PM

Pigeon Forge fire chief leads weight-loss challenge

Pigeon Forge Fire Chief Tony Watson has put together a weight-loss competition with the help of Simon Bradbury, director of the Pigeon Forge Community Center, called Chief's Challenge.


Jun. 11, 2014 @ 06:31 PM

SCUD building named for former manager

Imagine Sevier County Utility District with just three employees, wielding only a pick and a shovel. This was the state of the utility district when Phil McMahan started working there in 1959.


Jun. 11, 2014 @ 06:29 PM

Sevierville men charged with attempted murder

Two Sevierville men were among the five people charged with attempted first-degree murder this week in what Anderson County authorities are calling a gang-related assault.


Jun. 11, 2014 @ 06:27 PM

Veteran marches across America

People traveling through Pigeon Forge on Wednesday may have seen a young man carrying an American flag along the Parkway. Cpl. Justin Kuhel is taking part in what he calls March Across America, which is raising money for veterans via the Headstrong Project and Help Our Military Heroes organizations.


Jun. 11, 2014 @ 06:25 PM

Pigeon Forge girl missing since early Wednesday

A local family has taken to social media and gone to law enforcement for help finding their missing daughter.


Jun. 11, 2014 @ 06:24 PM

Gatlinburg man arrested after Internet crimes against children sting

A local man is in the Sevier County Jail after he allegedly sent images of himself molesting a minor child to an undercover police officer.


Jun. 10, 2014 @ 05:41 PM

Sevier County budget would give 1.5 percent raise

The Sevier County Budget Committee is recommending a budget that would give all county employees, including school personnel, a 1.5 percent raise in January but that doesn’t include any additional funds to pay for the raise to school personnel.


Jun. 10, 2014 @ 05:40 PM

Forge votes to keep same tax rate

In a meeting Monday afternoon, the Pigeon Forge City Commission voted unanimously in favor of keeping the tax rate of all taxable property within the corporate limits of the city at 20 cents per $100 of all taxable property, for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.


Jun. 10, 2014 @ 05:37 PM

Get Fit Seymour sees hundreds of pounds lost

After two months of hard work, exercise and abstaining from unhealthy eating, dozens of participants with Get Fit Seymour are seeing the results of their sweat and determination.


Jun. 10, 2014 @ 05:32 PM

Pigeon Forge approves Ripken agreement

The Pigeon Forge City Commission Monday approved the concept version of a 10-year management agreement with the Ripken Experience. The Ripken youth baseball complex is planned to be constructed by the end of 2015 near Jake Thomas Road and Teaster Lane.


Jun. 10, 2014 @ 09:22 AM

Child found in critical condition in hotel pool

A 5-year-old from Kentucky was in critical condition Monday after he was reported missing from the Holiday Inn Sunday night and was found unresponsive in the hotel’s pool a short time later.


Jun. 10, 2014 @ 09:20 AM

National park hosting youth programs

After raising more money than any other county in the state in 2012 — and second-most in 2013 — Sevier County Relay For Life is on track to put up another impressive total this year. To date, approximately $183,000 has been raised through various campaigns, including last weekend’s event at Patriot Park.


Jun. 10, 2014 @ 09:18 AM

2014 Relay For Life fundraising going strong

After raising more money than any other county in the state in 2012 — and second-most in 2013 — Sevier County Relay For Life is on track to put up another impressive total this year. To date, approximately $183,000 has been raised through various campaigns, including last weekend’s event at Patriot Park.


Jun. 07, 2014 @ 04:14 PM

Relay for Life celebrates all who have faced cancer

Cancer can affect the lives of people in numerous ways, and Relay For Life celebrates the lives of all of those people – whether it's through a survivor lap, caretaker lap, luminaries ceremony or the fight back ceremony. The event was held Friday and Saturday at Patriot Park.


Jun. 07, 2014 @ 04:04 PM

Seminar will review conviction removal process

A state law passed in 2012 allows people to get certain convictions removed from their records after five years have passed, and Tuesday the public defender’s office will review that process for people who might be interested in taking advantage of the law.


Jun. 07, 2014 @ 03:59 PM

Forge to vote on Ripken agreement

In a meeting Monday at 5:30 p.m., the Pigeon Forge City Commission will consider a management agreement with the Cal Ripken Experience for the youth baseball complex that is planned to open in 2016 near Teaster Lane and Jake Thomas Road.