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Aug. 12, 2014 @ 06:06 PM

Murder-suicide reported at Gatlinburg cabin

Sheriff’s deputies say two people died Monday in a murder-suicide that took place in the presence of the victim’s family a rental cabin just outside of town.


Aug. 12, 2014 @ 06:05 PM

Sweet Fanny Adams hosts memory-impaired patients

For Alzheimer's and dementia patients, sometimes there's no medicine quite like laughter.


Aug. 12, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Forge clarifies distillery zoning

There will be no distilleries on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge.


Aug. 12, 2014 @ 05:59 PM

City approves pay raise for trolley employees

In a meeting Monday evening, the Pigeon Forge City Commission unanimously approved a one-time pay raise for the employees of the trolley department in a total amount of $121,000.


Aug. 11, 2014 @ 06:12 PM

Orientations for local schools start tonight

The start of the 2014 school year in Sevier County is just days away, as school officially kick off the academic calendar this Friday, Aug. 15.


Aug. 13, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

Two injured in Dolly Parton Parkway accident Sunday

A 17-year-old woman reportedly suffered serious injuries Sunday in a wreck on Dolly Parton Parkway.


Aug. 11, 2014 @ 05:53 PM

Alexander victory not dissuading local tea party

Some political pundits statewide have opined that Sen. Lamar Alexander's victory over his Republican primary challengers signals a decline in power for the state's tea party groups.


Aug. 08, 2014 @ 06:20 PM

History museum opens in Gatlinburg

A new facility, Through the Years: Gatlinburg History Museum, which chronicles the city's heritage beginning in the early 1900s, debuted Friday afternoon in a ribbon-cutting ceremony.


Aug. 08, 2014 @ 06:21 PM

Election sees 19 percent turnout

Turnout for the Sevier County general election and Tennessee primaries was low, with fewer than 20 percent of registered voters casting ballots.


Aug. 07, 2014 @ 11:39 PM

Gary Wade wins retention

Sevierville native and Tennessee State Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary Wade held off a well-funded challenge to retain his seat on the state's top court Thursday night.


Aug. 07, 2014 @ 11:35 PM

Waters re-elected as county mayor

Sevier County voters sent Mayor Larry Waters back to office for another term in Thursday’s general election.


Aug. 07, 2014 @ 11:31 PM

Haslam, Alexander, Roe win primaries

Thursday night was one for East Tennessee Republican incumbents to celebrate, as Gov. Bill Haslam, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and U.S. Rep. Phil Roe won their respective primaries.


Aug. 08, 2014 @ 11:51 AM

Hillard, Cowan win county commission seats

Two Sevier County Commissioner incumbents face opposition in the county general election Thursday, and according to the unofficial vote count, only one will be retained.


Aug. 07, 2014 @ 10:09 PM

Kroger buys property adjacent to Pigeon Forge store

With rumors swirling of Publix exploring the possibility of opening in town, the Kroger Corporation has just purchased an additional 0.67 acres of property adjacent to its Pigeon Forge location.


Aug. 07, 2014 @ 05:21 PM

Sylvia 'Toots' Charlotte Anthony


Aug. 06, 2014 @ 06:29 PM

Election 2014: Hard-fought races end today

Several hotly contested statewide political contests should come to their conclusions tonight as votes are tallied across Sevier County and the rest of Tennessee.


Aug. 06, 2014 @ 06:28 PM

Haslam: Task force is studying school funding

Fair funding of Sevier County schools is a longstanding issue. Gov. Bill Haslam said Wednesday that state officials are working on it.


Aug. 06, 2014 @ 06:25 PM

Keyless car feature possible factor in incident

A spokesperson for Lexus said Wednesday the company is grateful that a local couple escaped alive after leaving their car running, and reminded people to listen for alerts that warn them when they’re getting out of the car while the engine is running.


Aug. 06, 2014 @ 06:24 PM

Man arrested on gun charges

Police here say a local man got a reminder Tuesday that he shouldn’t mess around with a rifle while drunk.


Aug. 06, 2014 @ 06:22 PM

Gatlinburg approves naming commission seats

In a meeting Tuesday, the Gatlinburg City Commission unanimously passed two resolutions regarding the naming of individual seats on the the board of commissioners.


Aug. 05, 2014 @ 05:40 PM

Voting numbers down from 2010

Early voting totals in Sevier County were down this year over the numbers from four years ago.


Aug. 05, 2014 @ 05:38 PM

Mills Park to receive $98,000 state grant

Sen. Doug Overbey announced Tuesday that Gatlinburg would receive a $98,000 Local Park and Recreation Fund grant from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation to make improvements to Mills Park.


Aug. 05, 2014 @ 05:39 PM

Dollywood donation helps food ministries

Dollywood presented a check for $79,702.36 to the Sevier County Food Ministries Tuesday morning, a donation that food ministries Executive Director Jim Davis said will help get the organization through the summer and fall.


Aug. 04, 2014 @ 05:39 PM

Gatlinburg commissioners to vote on designating commission seats

In a meeting Monday, the Gatlinburg City Commission will consider two resolutions related to designating the individual seats of the commission.


Aug. 02, 2014 @ 11:40 PM

BOMA to honor police, firefighters

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen will take time out from the usual purchases and discussions of ordinances Monday to honor police and firefighters who saved the lives of an elderly couple recently.