When rangers opened the entrances to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Wednesday morning, there were lines of cars waiting to get in.
With a 10-3 vote from a regional transportation committee, it appears plans to extend James White Parkway are dead.
Maintaining a home and property can often become a burden for the elderly and disabled, especially once repairs, maintenance and daily tasks begin to pile up.
Detectives at the Sevierville Police Department are requesting assistance from the public to locate a missing person. According to family members, 68-year old Paul Merrit (photo attached, taken in 2002) has been missing since the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013.
When the government shutdown shuttered the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, things didn't come to a stop for Pi Beta Phi School's Parks as Classrooms program.
City personnel cut off water Tuesday to a former hotel being used as apartments by a number of people and put up new notices of condemnation on each room.
With most of its funds coming through retail sales at shops in the national park, the Great Smoky Mountains Association is reeling from the impact of its closure.
With some help from local and Blount County officials, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be open from today until at least the end of the week.
Activists, local citizens and tourists alike turned out for a protest in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Saturday morning.
While it’s impossible to know the long-term implications of liquor by the drink in Pigeon Forge, the numbers so far indicate the impact hasn’t been as dramatically negative as some initially feared.
Some local state legislators indicated Friday they support a possible move by the state to pay to reopen the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, an idea that was gaining additional support as the day moved on.
A new breakdown of the economic impact of the park shutdown shows the communities around the park could be losing as many as 36,912 visitors a day, although it’s not clear how many of those visitors have still come to the region to enjoy other attractions despite the shutdown.
Seniors from eight regional nursing care facilities converged on Pigeon Forge's Freedom Baptist Church Wednesday morning for Signature Health Care's annual Senior Olympics.
The Sevier County Job Fair showed there are a number of local businesses looking for new employees and a lot of local residents looking for work.
The Pigeon Forge Police Department may soon see the light at the end of the tunnel.
The city is giving Rocky Top Sports World about $1.6 million in additional funding to cover unexpected costs stemming from clearing the rocky area at the site of the youth sports complex, as well as other expenses.
Sevier County sheriff’s deputies helped U.S. marshals and New York law enforcement officers Wednesday as they apprehended an armed murder suspect who had been the target of a nationwide manhunt.
The county’s newest events center opened Wednesday amid a lot of smiles and applause. The LeConte Center aims to help Pigeon Forge join Gatlinburg and Sevierville in attracting conventions and events, and there are already signs the new center is helping that industry grow.
The second-annual Smoky Mountain Celebration, hosted by the Sevier County High School Foundation as a benefit for the school's minor sports, is Saturday, Oct. 12, at Smokies Park.
After a tough 2012-2013, a newly invigorated United Way of Sevier County kicked off its 2014 campaign Tuesday afternoon at Holiday Inn Pigeon Forge.
A technical committee failed to take action Tuesday on a Sevier County request to let the public consider new plans for an expansion to James White Parkway, but Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters said he intends to make one more push to bring the matter back for public consideration.
October is widely recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but in Sevier County, local fire departments are doing their part to make it known that Fire Prevention Month also comes with the year's cooler weather.
With the federal government shutdown closing in on its second week, many have expressed concern about the fate of the federal WIC program, which helps supplement the food supply for low-income, nutritionally at-risk children and pregnant or breast-feeding women.
Just a day after the Great Smoky Mountains National Park released a statement asking visitors to stay out of the backcountry while the park is closed, Jeremiah Spelas, an artist currently living in the area, has announced his plans to stage a protest of the closure on Saturday.