News

Jun. 02, 2015 @ 05:57 PM

Details emerge from Sunday shooting

Timothy Merrill, 43, was shot Sunday morning at 1040 Loop Road in Sevier County while trying to forcibly enter the house where his wife was staying, according to an incident report from the Sevier County Sheriff's Office.


Jun. 02, 2015 @ 05:49 PM

Sevierville trash fees tweaked again

The city of Sevierville is one step closer to passing its 2015-16 fiscal budget.


Jun. 02, 2015 @ 05:47 PM

Forge department heads to discuss budgets

The Pigeon Forge City Commission will meet in a work session Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. to discuss the 2015-2016 fiscal year budget.


Jun. 01, 2015 @ 06:13 PM

Florida extradites Bond to Sevierville

A man accused in an aggravated kidnapping and robbery in March was extradited back to Sevierville over the weekend.


Jun. 01, 2015 @ 06:08 PM

Photo: See you in the fall

Students say their last goodbyes during grade card pick-up at Seymour Intermediate School Monday morning. Teachers and staff lined up along the front of the school and handed out cards as parents and students passed by.

Jun. 01, 2015 @ 06:05 PM

Sevierville man charged with sexual exploitation of a 13-year-old

John Thomas Roberts, 32, of Ridge Road, Sevierville, was charged late last week with aggravated statutory rape and especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor.


Jun. 01, 2015 @ 06:04 PM

Walters State to host lineman rodeo

The 18th Annual Tennessee Valley Lineman Rodeo, a competition in which workers from utility companies in the Tennessee Valley area showcase their abilities, will take place June 11-13 at Walters State Community College.


Jun. 01, 2015 @ 05:43 PM

Gatlinburg commissioners to consider interim budget

In a meeting Tuesday at 6 p.m., the Gatlinburg City Commission will consider an ordinance appropriating an amount sufficient to cover the necessary expenses of the various departments, offices and boards of the city, pending the final passage of the annual budget ordinance.


May. 30, 2015 @ 09:46 PM

Hundreds attend Relay for Life at Patriot Park

 The weather cooperated beautifully with Sevier County Relay for Life’s annual event Saturday at Patriot Park.


May. 30, 2015 @ 02:57 PM

McKenna Layman wins cornbread cook-off

 For local Northview Intermediate School student McKenna Layman, the sweetest part of winning first place in the National Cornbread Festival 4-H Cornbread Cook-off last month was bragging about it to her older brother, Wallace.


May. 29, 2015 @ 05:31 PM

Firefighters complete trench rescue training

The Pigeon Forge Fire Department completed its annual trench rescue refresher training course this week.


May. 29, 2015 @ 05:29 PM

Photo: So long, school year

Catlettsburg Elementary School second grade teacher Danielle Roderick closes up her classroom for the summer break. Students pick up their grade cards on Monday, and teachers have in service on Tuesday, their last day.

May. 28, 2015 @ 05:48 PM

Relay for Life is this weekend

When the Sevier County Relay for Life starts this weekend at Patriot Park, there will be one stark difference.


May. 28, 2015 @ 05:42 PM

Photos: Aloha, Sevierville Intermediate

Sevierville Intermediate School fifth graders participate in the "cup with many holes" relay race, as they celebrate graduating to middle school with a luau party.

May. 28, 2015 @ 05:36 PM

Road closed as Publix construction begins

Part of Florence Drive was closed Tuesday for construction of the Publix supermarket that will be at the corner of Parkway and Wears Valley Road.


May. 28, 2015 @ 05:34 PM

Dodge Viper owners converge in Gatlinburg for annual rally

Coming across a Dodge Viper on America's roads is something like spotting a four-leaf clover.


May. 28, 2015 @ 05:31 PM

Pigeon Forge budget planning begins

City commissioners met Wednesday afternoon in a work session to discuss the 2015-2016 fiscal year budget appropriations.


May. 27, 2015 @ 06:53 PM

Sevier student's spelling bee journey ends

Despite spelling "formidable" and "bechamel" correctly in Wednesday's preliminaries, Pittman Center Elementary School eighth grader Caitlyn Marentette did not advance to the semifinals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.


May. 27, 2015 @ 06:00 PM

Sunken vehicle allows valuable experience for emergency divers

Sevier County Sheriff's Department officers, including a pair of trained divers, got the unique experience Wednesday of extracting a submerged automobile from a local pond.


May. 27, 2015 @ 05:56 PM

Pigeon Forge mayor, vice mayor reelected

Mayor David Wear and Vice Mayor Kevin McClure will retain their city titles. Both were re-elected by the Pigeon Forge City Commissioners at Tuesday's commission meeting.


May. 26, 2015 @ 05:32 PM

Photos: Feats of strength

Pi Beta Phi Elementary School eighth grade boys compete in the last event of field day, the tug-of-war. The seventh and eighth grades shared the day, with track events in the morning and fun events in the afternoon.

May. 26, 2015 @ 05:29 PM

PF commissioners to discuss city budget

The Pigeon Forge City Commission will meet in a work session Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Meeting Room A at City Hhall to discuss the city's 2015-2016 fiscal year budget.


May. 26, 2015 @ 05:24 PM

Rockslide closes Clingmans Dome Road

A rockslide closed the road to one of the Smokies' most popular tourist sites Tuesday.


May. 25, 2015 @ 02:02 PM

Missouri scientists having success against fungus affecting National Park bats

 Recent field trials by scientists and conservationists in Missouri resulted in the release back into the wild last week some of the first bats successfully treated for white-nose syndrome.


May. 25, 2015 @ 02:02 PM

SCUD is a stop on natural gas vehicle rally

Three local entities were honored Friday as the Sevier County Utility District was the final stop in the Natural Gas Vehicle Across Tennessee Rally.