Children who have turned 5 before Aug. 15 of this year are eligible to attend kindergarten this fall.
For most of the time since a 2012 assault in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the man charged this week with the crime had been held in an Alabama prison on unrelated charges.
The Southeastern Alpaca Association's 13th Annual Southern Select Alpaca Show is coming to the Sevierville Convention Center this weekend. It runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, and it is free and open to the public.
Gatlinburg Presbyterian Church has sold its former day care facility and is moving forward after the former pastor there allegedly took funds from the operation.
In just over three weeks, Gatlinburg's third distillery will open its doors to the public.
The third annual Firefighter’s Fit For Duty 5K and 10K race event at the Gatlinburg Fire Department is scheduled for Saturday, March 22. It is open to people of all ages, but the focus and theme are firefighters and cardiovascular health.
Celebrity chef Paula Deen plans to open a dining establishment and retail development at the Island in Pigeon Forge late this summer. The Paula Deen Country Kitchen will feature 20,000 square feet of restaurant space with 3,000 square feet of retail space. The projected design, construction and yearly operation budget is almost $20 million.
A woman convicted last year for trying to set her infant son on fire could be released on time served after Judge Rex Henry Ogle sentenced her to serve eight years in prison Tuesday.
Federal authorities here say they have made an arrest on an alleged sexual assault that happened in 2012 in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The chairman of the Sevier County Democratic Party, who serves on the Sevier County Election Commission, said he believes no candidates from his party are running in upcoming county elections in part because they don’t trust the machines being used in the election.
Susan Sutphin keeps a photograph of her daughter Cristin in a small, light-brown frame at her desk in Boyds Creek Elementary, where she works as a secretary.
Sevierville police arrested a Pigeon Forge man this week for allegedly raping a woman Jan. 31.
For the better part of a year, Sevierville native Todd MacFaun was biding his time, waiting for his chance to go home.
What was meant to be an informational meeting about incorporating this community in northwest Sevier County disintegrated under loud opposition, to the point that organizers took questions from the crowd that, for the most part, they couldn’t or didn’t answer during the meeting.
Pigeon Forge set another record for tax receipts in 2013, Mayor David Wear said in his state of the city speech Thursday.
Sam Venable, humor columnist for the Knoxville News Sentinel, is the keynote speaker for the Rose Glen Literary Festival, which will be held at the Sevierville Convention Center on Saturday.
County Commission will have at least five new faces after the upcoming elections, as five commissioners opted not to seek re-election.
With a little more than a month left, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts needs $800,000 to pay the $8.5 million asking price on its campus. The deadline is March 31.
In the largest gathering of political office seekers so far during this election cycle, 23 candidates spoke at the monthly Sevier County Republican Party meeting Tuesday night at the courthouse.
The Sevier County Sheriff’s Office is now accredited through a program that sets standards for polices and procedures at law enforcement agencies in Tennessee.
The Old West-themed Saddle Up festival kicked off Wednesday morning at the LeConte Convention Center with a songwriters' workshop, which featured songwriters Ray Doyle and Joyce Woodson performing their songs and sharing tips on how to become a better songwriter.
Ruth Russell, 93, is one of the most reliable volunteers at the Sevier County Food Ministries. She's there every Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 4 p.m.—like clockwork.
The Douglas Lake marina damaged by a storm in 2012 will get a new landlord and, it's hoped, some new loans to help with repairs under an agreement with the county.
The 14th Annual Saddle Up event kicks off in Pigeon Forge Wednesday and runs through Sunday, with Western-themed activities scheduled at the LeConte Center and surrounding areas in the city.
Sevier County lost one of its most dedicated volunteers last week when James “Chief” Atchley died. He was 86.