News

Sep. 04, 2014 @ 05:48 PM

Hike raises money for inclusive playground

As a member of the Pigeon Forge Rotary Club, Bruce Wilson was well aware of the club's attempt to raise money to fund an all-inclusive playground at Wear Farm Park through Pigeon Forge's Forever Parks Foundation. The playground will feature equipment accommodating children with physical and mental disabilities.


Sep. 03, 2014 @ 06:47 PM

Man arrested in drug deal assault

Police here had some initial trouble tracking an alleged robber who they say used a prepaid phone to set up a fake drug deal so he could assault his victim and take the man's money.


Sep. 03, 2014 @ 06:44 PM

Utility audit shows unapproved purchases

The state comptroller's office announced Wednesday that an audit of Webb Creek Utility District revealed almost $44,000 in questionable purchases by managers at the small district between 2010 and 2013.


Sep. 03, 2014 @ 05:58 PM

Sevier County Fair hosts special ed students

Every year the Sevier County Fair hosts a daytime event for special education students in county schools, for which the fairgrounds are closed off to the general public. The event takes place on the Wednesday of fair week.


Sep. 02, 2014 @ 05:42 PM

Schaeffer sentenced in fatal Chapman Highway crash

A Sevierville man admitted Tuesday he was responsible for a 2012 collision that took two lives and caused multiple injuries on Chapman Highway.


Sep. 02, 2014 @ 05:29 PM

Driver sought in apartment collision

A vehicle ran into an apartment building at Richard Howard Village Sunday night in Sevierville, breaking through a living room wall of one apartment, according to Kathy Fesperman, who lives in the apartment.


Sep. 02, 2014 @ 05:22 PM

Rod Run events challenge Pigeon Forge police

With two upcoming Rod Run events in Pigeon Forge, Shades of the Past Rod Run XXXII Sept. 5-6 and Pigeon Forge Rod Run Sept. 11-13, the city will be welcoming thousands of visitors the next two weekends.


Sep. 02, 2014 @ 05:07 PM

One dead in Sunday accident

A fiery wreck Sunday on Dolly Parton Parkway claimed the life of a Kentucky woman, and police are asking for witnesses to the crash to contact them.


Aug. 30, 2014 @ 03:48 PM

Highlanders celebrate 50 years in September

 The fall of 1963 was full of excitement, anticipation and apprehension for high school students from both Pi Beta Phi School in Gatlinburg and Pittman Center School a few miles down the road.


Aug. 30, 2014 @ 09:58 AM

City will use new $100,000 Winterfest lights at Old Mill, Jake Thomas

 The Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism is making upgrades to some of the Winterfest lighting displays in preparation of the 25th anniversary of the annual Sevier County winter tradition.


Aug. 30, 2014 @ 09:49 AM

Search ongoing for new park superintendent

 The process of searching for a new superintendent in the national park is still ongoing, park spokesperson Dana Soehn said. Acting superintendent Cindy MacLeod, who is the superintendent of Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, took over in the role on June 1 and will serve her last day on Sept. 12.


Aug. 29, 2014 @ 05:52 PM

Sevier County officials sworn in

The county's newest set of officials have now taken their oaths, although they don't officially take over their offices until midnight Monday.


Aug. 29, 2014 @ 05:36 PM

Promising start for Rocky Top Sports World

Rocky Top Sports World has been successful in its first few weeks, Marketing Manager Lori Moore said, and has even exceeded expectations.


Aug. 28, 2014 @ 06:06 PM

National park tunnel repairs begin Sept. 2

National park officials have announced that upcoming tunnel repair work inside the Morton Mountain Tunnel, 12 miles south of the Sugarlands Visitor Center on Newfound Gap Road, from Sept. 2-27 will cause a full-time, single-lane closure in a quarter-mile stretch of road for the duration of the project.


Aug. 28, 2014 @ 06:05 PM

Seymour High grad is new Chattanooga DA

When Neal Pinkston was graduating Seymour High School, he didn't yet see himself where he is today — about to take over as district attorney general for Hamilton County.


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 06:30 PM

Sevier County Fair opens Monday

On Monday, the Sevier County Fair will open with some new attractions and events, to go along with a revamped and refreshed attitude.


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 06:24 PM

County officials to be sworn in Friday

The newest group of county commissioners and other elected officials will take their oath of office at 10 a.m. Friday in the Sevier County Courthouse.


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 06:20 PM

Proposed Forge restaurant plan withdrawn

In a meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Pigeon Forge Regional Planning Commission considered the site plan of a prospective Parkway restaurant that would include a brewery, winery and distillery, before it was eventually pulled from consideration by Brent Collier, the owner of the property.


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 06:20 PM

Pigeon Forge planners again debate Parkway distilleries

City Attorney Jim Gass and Community Development Director David Taylor sat on one side of the room, Brent Collier and several attorneys representing his interests on the other, all arguing over a persistent Pigeon Forge issue: should there be distilleries on the Parkway?


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 06:46 PM

Students arrested Friday may face expulsion

In addition to being charged on a variety of counts by the sheriff's department, the Sevier County students involved a scenario that resulted in a school lockdown last week likely face discipline from the school system.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 06:02 PM

Parkway stoplights to be synchronized

Local governments and agencies scored more than $700,000 in grants for projects to help improve air quality in Sevier County, but the one that might cause the deepest sigh of relief could also improve traffic flow in the Parkway.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 05:59 PM

Huffaker intersection work set to end Sept. 26

Residents waiting for the intersection of Huffaker Road and the Parkway to reopen will have to wait until at least the end of next month.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 05:35 PM

Pigeon Forge approves $26M Ripken construction bond

In a meeting Monday, the Pigeon Forge City Commission approved a resolution authorizing the issuing of general obligation bonds not to exceed $26 million, which will pay for construction and pre-opening services for the Ripken Experience youth baseball facility.


Aug. 25, 2014 @ 06:01 PM

Massive new gun store open in Sevierville

The bull market for firearms in Sevier County is still going strong.


Aug. 25, 2014 @ 05:46 PM

Judge rules against former Pigeon Forge detective

A federal judge dealt a fatal blow to a former Pigeon Forge police detective’s wrongful arrest claim against his old colleagues, issuing a summary judgement that effectively ended the complaint.