News

Mar. 03, 2014 @ 12:13 AM

Countywide kindergarten registration for fall is Friday

Children who have turned 5 before Aug. 15 of this year are eligible to attend kindergarten this fall.


Mar. 02, 2014 @ 03:20 PM

Suspect in Smoky Mountains park assault was in Alabama prison

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.


Mar. 01, 2014 @ 07:57 AM

Alpaca is the word at Sevierville event

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.


Feb. 28, 2014 @ 11:58 PM

Gatlinburg church sells day care facility it was forced to close

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.


Feb. 28, 2014 @ 11:53 PM

Sugarlands distillery set for March 22 grand opening in Gatlinburg

In just over three weeks, Gatlinburg's third distillery will open its doors to the public.


Feb. 27, 2014 @ 11:30 PM

Fit for Duty races in Gatlinburg promote heart health

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.


Feb. 27, 2014 @ 11:27 PM

Paula Deen to open Pigeon Forge eatery

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.


Feb. 27, 2014 @ 11:25 PM

Becky Eury sentenced in child-seat fire case

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.


Feb. 27, 2014 @ 06:24 PM

Man charged with 2012 assault in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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.


Feb. 26, 2014 @ 06:03 AM

Sevier County election commissioner: 'I don't trust the machines'

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.


Feb. 24, 2014 @ 10:37 AM

Memory of local girl lives on through scholarship

 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.


Feb. 24, 2014 @ 03:25 PM

Pigeon Forge man charged with aggravated rape

Sevierville police arrested a Pigeon Forge man this week for allegedly raping a woman Jan. 31.


Feb. 22, 2014 @ 11:30 PM

Sevierville native returns from military service in Mideast

For the better part of a year, Sevierville native Todd MacFaun was biding his time, waiting for his chance to go home.


Feb. 22, 2014 @ 11:24 PM

Incorporate Seymour meeting erupts in rancor

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.


Feb. 21, 2014 @ 11:14 PM

Pigeon Forge sees record 2013 tax receipts

Pigeon Forge set another record for tax receipts in 2013, Mayor David Wear said in his state of the city speech Thursday.


Feb. 21, 2014 @ 11:12 PM

Rose Glen Literary Festival sees continued growth

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.


Feb. 21, 2014 @ 11:09 PM

Petitions in for Sevier County elections

County Commission will have at least five new faces after the upcoming elections, as five commissioners opted not to seek re-election.


Feb. 21, 2014 @ 11:08 PM

Arrowmont deadline draws closer

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.


Feb. 20, 2014 @ 11:57 PM

Nearly two dozen candidates speak to Sevier County Republicans

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.


Feb. 20, 2014 @ 11:40 PM

Sevier County Sheriff's Department accredited by state program

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.


Feb. 20, 2014 @ 11:24 PM

Songwriters discuss their craft as Saddle Up festival begins

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.


Feb. 19, 2014 @ 11:58 PM

93-year-old food ministries volunteer enjoys her work

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.


Feb. 19, 2014 @ 11:00 PM

Sevier County ends marina sublease

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.


Feb. 19, 2014 @ 12:02 PM

Pigeon Forge's Saddle Up starts Wednesday

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.


Feb. 18, 2014 @ 11:59 PM

James “Chief” Atchley, former Sevier County fire chief, recalled as dedicated volunteer

Sevier County lost one of its most dedicated volunteers last week when James “Chief” Atchley died. He was 86.