News

Sep. 21, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Quartet convention begins today


Sep. 20, 2014 @ 04:36 PM

Dozens indicted by grand jury

The Sevier County Grand Jury returned dozens of indictments in its most recent session.


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 06:24 PM

Former POW Jessica Lynch speaks to Pigeon Forge Chamber

On the day set aside nationwide to honor prisoners of war and service personnel who are missing in action, Jessica Lynch — who will be remembered forever as the first rescued female American prisoner of war — spoke to the Pigeon Forge Chamber of Commerce at its monthly breakfast meeting at the RiverStone Resort.


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 06:10 PM

Pharmacist reaches plea agreement

A former Food City pharmacist has admitted she stole prescription pills from her old workplace, but could get her the charges removed from her record if she completes four years of probation.


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 05:50 PM

Woman charged as accessory to murder

Sevier County Sheriff's deputies arrested a local woman Friday after a grand jury returned a sealed presentment this week charging her with being an accessory after the fact in the alleged murder of her father-in-law by her mother.


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 05:32 PM

Smokies' chief ranger now serving as acting superintendent

For the third time since Dale Ditmanson retired as superintendent of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park late last year, the local treasure has a new acting superintendent.


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 05:59 PM

Mountain Coaster attraction opens in Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg Mountain Coaster opened Sept. 7 on the north side of the city, beside Hillbilly Golf at traffic light two. The attraction lets visitorsride in a single- or two-person cart along hilly terrain.


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

Downtown Sevierville to host art event

The Sevierville Commons Association is hosting an art crawl in downtown Sevierville Sept. 25 from 6 to 8:30 p.m., featuring artwork from local students, live music, food from local restaurants and beverages from local wineries and distilleries.


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 05:48 PM

Authorities mum on details of Pigeon Forge shooting

Five days after a police officer fatally shot a man in a fast food restaurant on a busy weekend for this tourist destination, authorities have released few details of the incident.


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 05:42 PM

Mother, daughter face arson charges

A Sevierville woman is accused of burning down her father's home shortly after he divorced her mother, and her mother is charged with aiding in the plan after a July 6 fire destroyed the house on Conner Drive.


Sep. 17, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

Dangerous New Center intersection gets traffic signal

One of this community's most dangerous intersections now has a traffic light and other improvements, and Wednesday state and local officials came together to mark the years-long effort to get the work completed.


Sep. 17, 2014 @ 05:30 PM

Bond agents charged in home incident

Six bond recovery agents are facing criminal charges in relation to a July 24 incident in which they allegedly went too far in bringing in a man facing charges that he violated his bond conditions.


Sep. 17, 2014 @ 05:24 PM

Bridge donated to Wears Valley Ranch

Officials at Wears Valley Ranch, which provides homes, education and counseling to children in crisis situations, have long wanted to place a covered bridge on the property to revamp the entrance at Lyon Springs Road. Drainage pipes at the location were rusted and warped after years of use, and at a minimum, those needed to be replaced.


Sep. 16, 2014 @ 06:02 PM

Pathways Church unveils renovations

In an open house event beginning Wednesday at 10 a.m., Pathways Church will unveil renovations to the lobby area of its Wagner Drive facility, as well as a new children's play area outside the church. In total, the renovations span about 10,000 square feet.


Sep. 16, 2014 @ 05:53 PM

Accused restaurant robber faces more charges

The man accused of robbing a Little Caesar's restaurant Sunday was already wanted for aggravated kidnapping and domestic assault after an incident with his mother and grandmother in August.


Sep. 16, 2014 @ 05:50 PM

'A lot of happiness' at successful Senior Olympics

The second annual Destination Vacation Senior Olympics, which took place Tuesday at Freedom Baptist Church in Pigeon Forge, was a resounding success, Chairperson Glenda Trentham said.


Sep. 16, 2014 @ 05:40 PM

Sevier County Commission approves new committees

Sevier County Commission voted to approve new committees Monday, including a reshuffled beer board that will be reviewing questions related to its new distance requirement.


Sep. 15, 2014 @ 05:51 PM

Pair posted on Facebook before police confrontation

In the final moments before a fatal confrontation with local police, a man and woman wanted in connection with a Campbell County murder posted a picture of themselves on Facebook with the caption, "Last pic...will love u till the end."


Sep. 15, 2014 @ 05:47 PM

Staffing increases as quartet convention nears

With the National Quartet Convention beginning this weekend, and other events on tap for the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge through the end of the year, staffing for the event center is increasing.


Sep. 15, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Veteran job fair, outreach event set for Sevierville

The Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs is partnering with federal, state and local organizations to host a veterans outreach event and job fair Sept. 24.


Sep. 15, 2014 @ 05:32 PM

Seymour Little Caesar's robbed

Sheriff Ron Seals said Monday a person of interest has been arrested in relation to an armed robbery that happened Sunday at the Little Ceasar's Pizza on Chpaman Highway.


Sep. 15, 2014 @ 12:05 PM

Update: Female companion of man killed Saturday night held on charges of first degree murder

Pigeon Forge Police officers were approaching two people wanted for questioning in relation to a murder in Campbell County Saturday evening, and the confrontation turned violent. One of the two is now dead and the other is in custody, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.


Sep. 14, 2014 @ 12:23 PM

One dead following shooting in Pigeon Forge

An as yet unidentified man is dead and TBI is investigating what it's calling an officer-involved shooting that happened at about 9:40 p.m. on the Parkway during a busy Rod Run weekend.


Sep. 13, 2014 @ 02:54 PM

First event in Pigeon Forge could be National Quartet Convention's biggest in years

 It appears relocating here from Louisville, Ky., will mean increased attendance for the National Quartet Convention, as the overall attenance for the week-long event is expected to be among the top three in its 57-year history.


Sep. 13, 2014 @ 02:51 PM

Officials make plans to contend with National Quartet Convention's parking, traffic issues

 Although many city officials are excited at the prospect of the National Quartet Convention attracting many people during a slow tourism week — potentially as many as 40,000 during the course of the event, Sept. 21-27 — there is some concern for parking and traffic.