News

Jan. 23, 2015 @ 05:43 PM

After a 12-year stint, Leadership Sevier Executive Director Jay Lowe steps down

How does Jay Lowe describe Leadership Sevier to the uninitiated? “Like a school field trip for adults that focuses on how you become better leaders,” he said.


Jan. 23, 2015 @ 05:38 PM

Underground project at Old Mill delayed

The process of moving electric and utility wires underground in the Old Mill district will be delayed. When the city solicited bids for the project, none were received, so it will be rebid early next month.


Jan. 23, 2015 @ 05:38 PM

Post 104 launching youth shooting programs

American Legion Post 104 in Sevierville is launching a youth riflery program this spring for ages 12 to 16.


Jan. 22, 2015 @ 06:08 PM

Wilderness Wildlife Week starts Saturday

The 25th Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week kicks off at the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge Saturday, and event organizers anticipate it could be the largest ever.


Jan. 22, 2015 @ 06:00 PM

Wildlife Week founder still participates

When Ken Jenkins originally conceived what would become Wilderness Wildlife Week, he just wanted a way for people to learn more about the national park.


Jan. 22, 2015 @ 05:53 PM

Author Lin Stepp launches new book at Wildlife Week

Local author Lin Stepp will launch the seventh entry in her Smoky Mountain Series of novels Sunday at Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge.


Jan. 22, 2015 @ 05:48 PM

County sued in jail overdose case

Sevier County is facing a complaint in federal court from the family of a Sevier County Jail inmate who allegedly suffered from a fatal overdose after turning himself in.


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 06:07 PM

County businesses see busy January

January is supposed to be a slow season for many Sevier County businesses. According to officials from some of the county's attractions, however, the opposite has been true so far this month.


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 05:53 PM

Plea hearing delayed in vehicular homicide case

A local man appeared set to enter a plea agreement Wednesday that would have freed him after four years in jail on vehicular homicide charges, but he will now have to wait until March 10 for his next opportunity.


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 05:41 PM

Man pleads guilty to attempted murder

An Alabama man pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted second-degree murder based on a 2014 incident in which he assaulted a Pigeon Forge man in his home after pretending to be there to serve court papers.


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 05:12 PM

Former Dollywood exec takes new position with Fee/Hedrick

For Barbara Joines, retirement was only temporary.


Jan. 20, 2015 @ 05:59 PM

Completion of Highway 66 construction delayed

Work on the final phase of the Improving 66 project will take longer than expected as contractors continue to work on the bridge over the French Broad River and to fix an important drainage pipe alongside the road.


Jan. 20, 2015 @ 05:45 PM

Six months in, Rocky Top Sports World makes an impact

In its first six months of operation, Rocky Top Sports World has already proven to be an asset to the city.


Jan. 20, 2015 @ 05:35 PM

Autopsy: Bus driver died of natural causes

A bus driver found dead at the Pigeon Forge Community Center over the weekend died of natural causes, according to Pigeon Forge police.


Jan. 19, 2015 @ 06:35 PM

Arrowmont opens juried exhibition, honors Wopert for service

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts opened its 17th Sevier County Biennial Juried Exhibition Friday night at the school's downtown Gatlinburg location.


Jan. 19, 2015 @ 06:05 PM

Sevier County celebrates MLK Day

The focal point of Sevier County's 10th Annual Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech, as numerous speakers commented on it and its relevance more than 50 years after King delivered it on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.


Jan. 19, 2015 @ 05:26 PM

Kodak man charged in peeping, burglary case

A local man is facing multiple charges after allegedly watching a woman get dressed and trying to break into her home while carrying items including rope and a knife.


Jan. 19, 2015 @ 04:01 PM

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Jan. 17, 2015 @ 03:58 PM

Low gas prices could be big for tourism

 Lower gas prices could mean an increase in revenue for the tourism industry, according to local tourism leaders in Sevier County.


Jan. 17, 2015 @ 03:56 PM

Sevier saving thousands on fuel

 Just as average consumers across the nation are saving on their fuel bills, Sevier County government — and its taxpayers — are also feeling the savings.


Jan. 17, 2015 @ 03:55 PM

MLK celebration is early Monday

 Robert T. Booker, civil rights activist and former executive director of Knoxville's Beck Cultural Exchange Center, will be the keynote speaker at tomorrow's celebration and remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Jan. 17, 2015 @ 03:51 PM

Body found near PF community center

Police are awaiting autopsy results after finding the body of an Atlanta man on a walking trail near the community center early Saturday morning, but they believe he died of natural causes.


Jan. 16, 2015 @ 05:53 PM

Feds respond to query on immigrant children

Although the federal Department of Health and Human Services finally responded on Dec. 31 to questions posed by Tennessee legislators July 31, it's not clear how many minors the federal government sent to Sevier County after they illegally crossed the border without adult escorts.


Jan. 16, 2015 @ 05:44 PM

Dolly strikes TV deal with NBC

Dolly Parton is getting into the television biz.


Jan. 16, 2015 @ 05:35 PM

Dumplin Creek property listed for sale

After the banking group that owns the Dumplin Creek property rejected overtures from the latest potential buyers, the group now is marketing it nationally through brokers at NAI Knoxville.