News

Jul. 28, 2014 @ 10:04 AM

Pigeon Forge to consider Ripken contracts

In a meeting Monday at 5:30 p.m., the Pigeon Forge City Commission will consider several items related to the Cal Ripken Experience youth baseball complex.


Jul. 27, 2014 @ 12:31 AM

Non-native speakers now 5 percent of county students

As a tourist community with close to 100,000 residents and millions of visitors each year, Sevier County faces a unique set of challenges.


Jul. 26, 2014 @ 04:11 PM

Local survivor competes in national Transplant Games

 Richard Castro was happy with his experience at the 2014 Transplant Games of America even before he won his age division in the cornhole tournament.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 06:16 PM

Appellate court judges also face retention votes

While the state Supreme Court retention vote has become a battleground, the retention votes for the lower appellate court judges haven’t gotten much attention.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 06:13 PM

Justices fight to retain seats

Tennessee state politics have taken an unusual turn, as one of the most heated races involves not the governor or seats in the U.S. Senate, but the up or down vote for Supreme Court justices, including Sevier County native and current Chief Justice Gary Wade.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 05:38 PM

Sevier County Fair schedule released

The Sevier County Fair, which will take place Sept. 1-6, has released its 2014 catalog and schedule of events, highlighted by local entertainment.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 05:33 PM

Pro-gun message at Maryville restaurant led to booming business

A story making the rounds on regional and even national television has its roots right here in Sevierville.


Jul. 24, 2014 @ 06:04 PM

Weighing the minimum wage

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez issued a statement Thursday morning indicating a desire to increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Students have fun – and learn – at math and science camp

This week, Walters State is hosting a summer math and science camp for students who completed seventh and eighth grades in the previous school year. Students participate in math-related activities in the morning, and science activities in the afternoon.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:58 PM

Juvenile center gets new books

Staying at the Sevier County Juvenile Center can be a lonely, scary time for kids who have made mistakes and could use some guidance or solace.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:57 PM

Paula Deen restaurant expansion OK'd

In a meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Pigeon Forge Regional Planning Commission approved a revised site plan for the Island at Pigeon Forge, featuring an expansion to the building where the Paula Deen's Country Kitchen restaurant will be located.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:38 PM

Skate park to be made Rocky Top parking

The Gatlinburg skate park, which closed June 1, will be converted into parking for Rocky Top Sports World, according to Recreation Director Marty Nicely.


Jul. 22, 2014 @ 05:50 PM

Child recovering after accident

A 20-month-old child was recovering Tuesday after being struck by a car in a store parking lot the day before.


Jul. 22, 2014 @ 05:50 PM

Sevierville man allegedly assaults woman

A Sevierville man is facing charges of aggravated rape and kidnapping after he allegedly detained a woman in his home and assaulted her.


Jul. 22, 2014 @ 05:46 PM

State survey shows recession's affect on Sevier kids

As the state has improved its ranking for childhood well-being in the annual Kids Count survey over the past five years, it's obvious Sevier County is still trying to dig out of the hole created by the worst effects of the recession.


Jul. 21, 2014 @ 06:56 PM

Wine measure appears headed for local ballots

It looks like another alcohol debate may soon be waged in Sevier County.


Jul. 19, 2014 @ 03:07 PM

What’s eating the park?

Signs of trouble are evident throughout the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.


Jul. 19, 2014 @ 02:28 PM

Officials hope to diversify county economy

Everyone has long known the bedrock of Sevier County's economy is tourism.


Jul. 19, 2014 @ 02:20 PM

Wildlife agency checks for proper trash containers

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officers were in Gatlinburg last week, performing checks on outside trash containers to make sure they are wildlife-proof and compliant with both Gatlinburg municipal code and state law.


Jul. 18, 2014 @ 06:05 PM

Smokies national park brought $734 million to area in 2013

A new report by the National Park System is touting Great Smoky Mountains National Park's massive economic benefit to the region.


Jul. 18, 2014 @ 06:03 PM

Pigeon Forge parade will salute Vietnam veterans

The second Welcome Home Vietnam Parade is scheduled for Aug. 23 in Pigeon Forge, and the city is accepting applications from veterans who want to participate.


Jul. 18, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Gatlinburg history museum to be unveiled in August

Through the Years: Gatlinburg History Museum, a facility featuring a collection of handcrafted items by generations of Gatlinburg families, will be unveiled by the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau Aug. 8 at 4 p.m.


Jul. 18, 2014 @ 05:59 PM

Bradley, 63, was Gatlinburg mayor in 1990s

Charles Kent “Chuck” Bradley, a former city commissioner and mayor in the 1990s, died Thursday. He was 63.


Jul. 18, 2014 @ 01:46 AM

Early voting starts today

Sevier County residents who want to cast their ballots ahead of the local general election and the state and national primaries can do so at the Sevier County Election Commission offices starting at 10 a.m. today.


Jul. 17, 2014 @ 06:30 PM

Acting superintendent enjoying time in the Smokies

With a month of service at the helm of Great Smoky Mountains National Park under her belt, Cindy MacLeod has seen firsthand the many things that make the Smokies special.