Oct. 22, 2014 @ 06:38 PM

Dollywood officials 'top out' DreamMore Resort

Officials from Dollywood, along with a crowd of guests, watched construction crews place the final spire atop the entrance tower of the company's DreamMore Resort Wednesday. The topping out ceremony marked a milestone in the construction of the 307-room facility, slated to open next summer.

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 05:57 PM

County commission tables Amendment 1 resolution

Sevier County Commission took a step back but didn't take a stand Monday on a statewide amendment concerning abortion.

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 05:45 PM

Seized dogs receiving medical attention

Treatment is ongoing for 50 dogs seized Tuesday morning at what authorities called an operation to breed American pit bull terriers for fighting.

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 05:24 PM

Sevierville gets out of trolley business

After less than a decade of service, the city of Sevierville is officially out of the trolley business.

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 05:22 PM

Sevierville, county governments move on proposed college site

The city of Sevierville and Sevier County will move forward with the purchase of property in the southeast part of city limits in hopes of luring a four-year college or university to the area.

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 06:22 PM

National Humane Society helping with dogs' care

The dozens of pit bull terriers seized from a Kodak home Tuesday were on their way later in the day to an undisclosed location. There they will be in the hands of personnel from the Humane Society of the Untied States and other organizations.

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

Rescue official: Pit bulls often misunderstood

Dog owners who intentionally abuse and neglect their animals in order to develop the violent behavior necessary to participate in illegal fighting activities should be the only ones punished, not the animals themselves.

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 06:12 PM

Dozens of dogs taken in Sevier

After a dawn raid on a home here, a local family has been charged and 50 dogs seized in what authorities say was an operation aimed at breeding American Pit Bull Terriers for fighting. The dogs were allegedly to be sold with the aid of a website to buyers in Tennessee and other states.

Oct. 20, 2014 @ 06:06 PM

Parkway property plans to be unveiled

When developers Bob and Karen Bentz meet with the Gatlinburg City Commission Thursday, they will disclose what they intend to do with land they own along the Parkway next to Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.Q

Oct. 20, 2014 @ 06:05 PM

Gatlinburg to consider Proffitt Road ordinances

In a meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m., the Gatlinburg City Commission will consider the second reading of an ordinance closing a former portion of Proffitt Road.

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 10:32 AM

Johnny King was popular property assessor

County officials and employees were reeling Monday after learning longtime Property Assessor Johnny King died at his home Sunday after battling cancer.

Oct. 20, 2014 @ 06:01 PM

Specht appointed to state firefighting commission

Sevier County volunteer firefighter Stephanie Specht has become the first woman appointed to the Tennessee Commission on Firefighting Personnel Standards and Education, according to information from the Sevier County Volunteer Fire Department.

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 03:23 PM

KaTom CEO Patricia Bible shares story of her cancer battle

 Patricia Bible, president and CEO of KaTom Restaurant Supply — a company she founded with her husband, Tim, from their garage in 1987 — was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, in what she called a "life-shaking event."

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 03:19 PM

Area medical facilities teaming for public Ebola forum Tuesday

 All the hospital systems and facilities in the Knoxville area have joined with the Knox County Health Department to sponsor an unprecedented community forum to educate the public about Ebola and address any questions and concerns about the disease.

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 03:18 PM

PFFD earns award for zero fire deaths in 2013

 The Pigeon Forge Fire Department got an award recently for its fire prevention efforts in 2013, and it isn't sitting on its laurels — it's currently in the middle of an effort to get smoke detectors in more homes.

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 03:17 PM

Sevierville voting to move trolley service to PF

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen will vote a on a resolution Monday that could take the city out of the public transpiration business, although the existing trolley route will still be offered under the control of Pigeon Forge.

Oct. 18, 2014 @ 03:16 PM

County voting to endorse Amendment 1 Monday

 County Commission will consider a resolution Monday supporting an amendment to the state constitution that would remove state protections for abortion rights.

Oct. 17, 2014 @ 05:35 PM

Legislative luncheon set for Gatlinburg

A legislative luncheon is being hosted at the Mills Conference Center in Gatlinburg Oct. 29. Set to attend are state Sens. Doug Overbey and Steve Southerland, as well as state Reps. Dale Carr, Andrew Farmer and Art Swann. The legislators will talk about issues important to the local business community.

Oct. 17, 2014 @ 05:31 PM

City, county set to buy bank property

Sevierville and Sevier County are set to buy a former Mountain National Bank property off Pittman Center Road in hopes of using it to attract a four-year university to offer classes in the county.

Oct. 16, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

Amendment 4 would help veterans groups raise funds

Fundraising at local veterans organizations may get a hand from Tennessee citizens in the upcoming election.

Oct. 16, 2014 @ 05:51 PM

Schools participate in earthquake drill

Schools here took part Thursday in the Great ShakeOut, a worldwide earthquake preparedness drill. The Great ShakeOut began in California in 2008, eventually spreading across the U.S. and into other countries.

Oct. 16, 2014 @ 05:46 PM

Accident victim in critical condition

A Cincinnati woman was still in critical condition at the University of Tennessee Medical Center Thursday after suffering life-threatening injuries Tuesday when a car struck her on Historic Nature Trail Road.

Oct. 16, 2014 @ 05:41 PM

Kodak man arrested in crime spree

Investigators say a Kodak man started a crime spree by raping and robbing a woman shortly after midnight Tuesday, then proceeded to rob a Pigeon Forge business at about 10:20 a.m. and, at a Seymour spa, take money and rape two employees.

Oct. 16, 2014 @ 12:59 PM

Kodak man charged with rape, robbery

Sevier County Sheriff's deputies have charged a Kodak man with aggravated rape and aggravated robbery in relation to two incidents Tuesday, following his arrest Wednesday on similar charges in Knoxville.

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Constitutional amendment would ban new state income tax

The third of four proposed amendments to the Tennessee constitution on the fall ballot deals with a dreaded topic: a state income tax.