News

May. 16, 2015 @ 12:20 PM

Nearly 1,000 students graduating as school years comes to an end

 Nearly 1,000 students across Sevier County will complete their high school journey's this month with the milestone accomplishment of graduation.


May. 15, 2015 @ 06:44 PM

Sevierville budget could include tax hike

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen will consider a budget Monday that features a three-cent property tax increase and hikes in the garbage pick-up fees.


May. 15, 2015 @ 06:13 PM

Lawsuit calls 'Burg crosswalk a 'trap'

A complaint in Sevier County Circuit Court claims that at least one of the city's crosswalks is a “trap” for unwary pedestrians.


May. 15, 2015 @ 06:11 PM

Gatlinburg pleased with Beans and Cornbread Festival turnout

County fare dominated the menu Thursday evening in Gatlinburg at the city's annual Beans and Cornbread Festival.


May. 15, 2015 @ 06:03 PM

Heritage museum undergoes renovations

The Sevier County Heritage Museum in downtown Sevierville has undergone renovations and could keep regular hours in the near future, thanks to the efforts of a Leadership Tomorrow team that took on the project.


May. 15, 2015 @ 05:52 PM

Local aviation technician wins statewide award

A childhood passion for aircraft led to a career for Jeff Sardella.


May. 15, 2015 @ 05:45 PM

Suspect sought in Kodak robbery

Police are asking for the public's help finding a Kodak man after the owners of a local store fingered him as the person who robbed the business early Friday morning.


May. 15, 2015 @ 05:42 PM

Photo: Born to run

Athletes compete in the 100-yard dash during the track meet for large Sevier County middle schools Friday. Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, New Center, Northview, Boyds Creek and Seymour competed.

May. 15, 2015 @ 05:38 PM

Photos: Decisions, decisions

Sevierville Middle School eighth grader Garrett Adams finds out long hair and bomb suits don't mix during career day at the school Friday. Students got the chance to learn about many professions, from Lifestar pilot to banker to counseler, as they circulated among stations and gathered information.

May. 15, 2015 @ 10:24 AM

Deputy charged in TBI investigation

A former Sevier County sheriff's deputy lost his job and is facing a charge of official misconduct after a TBI investigation allegedly showed he ignored calls while having a sexual encounter with a woman who had called 911.


May. 14, 2015 @ 05:57 PM

Photos: The way we were

Students learn about beekeeping during Appalachian Day at Pigeon Forge Primary School. The annual event invites students to learn and get involved with hands-on demonstrations about mountain life in years past.

May. 14, 2015 @ 05:51 PM

Lost dog finds way home from Sevierville to Gatlinburg

Theresa Jean's dog Odie went missing Tuesday morning in Sevierville. She had a feeling he would find his way back.


May. 14, 2015 @ 05:48 PM

Suspect surrenders in Sevierville hit-and-run

After spending most of two days hiding out, a tow truck driver surrendered to Sevierville police Thursday, having allegedly drifted into the northbound lanes of the Parkway in front of Tanger Outlet Mall, striking four cars and coming to rest in a miniature golf course.


May. 13, 2015 @ 06:05 PM

Driver sought in Sevierville hit-and-run accident

The Sevierville police are asking for the public's help to find a tow truck driver who was involved in a serious accident, then ran from the scene.


May. 13, 2015 @ 05:59 PM

Photos: Gravity in action

Pigeon Forge Tourism Director Leon Downey emerges wet and laughing after an OGO Roll at the Outdoor Gravity Park. The attraction held its grand opening Wednesday at the former Zorb site in Pigeon Forge. View a a GroPro video of Downey's trip on The Mountain Press Facebook page.

May. 13, 2015 @ 05:54 PM

Prepper expo adds CPR classes

The Second Annual Mountain Prepper Expo will take place this weekend at the Sevierville Convention Center, with new CPR classes being offered to attendees.


May. 13, 2015 @ 05:44 PM

Photo: Field day fun

Sevierville Middle School sixth grade girls exchange the baton during a relay at field day Wednesday. With TCAP examinations a week in the past, schools around the counties are holding field days and field trips.

May. 13, 2015 @ 05:30 PM

Teaster Lane cattle crossing approved for pedestrian use

The underground cattle crossing tunnel located at Teaster Lane, connecting Belz Mall with the city municipal parking lot adjacent to the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge, will soon be used for pedestrian access.


May. 12, 2015 @ 09:59 PM

Wear, Maples win in PF

Incumbent David Wear and newcomer Ken Maples unofficially earned the most votes of the four candidates who competed for two available seats on the Pigeon Forge City Commission election Tuesday.


May. 12, 2015 @ 05:34 PM

Rainbow Road request fails

At Monday's Pigeon Forge City Commission meeting, an ordinance to rezone a portion of Rainbow Road failed due to a lack of motion by the commission.


May. 12, 2015 @ 05:23 PM

Photo: A mighty tug

Trula Lawson Early Childhood Center students participate in the tug-of-war during field day at the school Tuesday.

May. 12, 2015 @ 05:20 PM

Photo: Sprucing up the slide

Sevierville Parks & Recreation workers wash the slide at the Family Aquatic Center. The slide is getting a new coat of paint before the Saturday, May 23, opening.

May. 11, 2015 @ 06:16 PM

Food City planned for Newport Highway

Food City officials confirmed Monday they will build a new, 46,000-square-foot store on Newport Highway, becoming the first supermaket to serve the eastern section of the county and marking the company's sixth store in Sevier County.


May. 11, 2015 @ 06:13 PM

Food drive benefits Sevier County Food Ministries

Saturday's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive was a success, according to Jim Davis, director of the Sevier County Food Ministries.


May. 11, 2015 @ 06:03 PM

Photo: Just add trout

Dylan Norris, with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, stocks the Middle Prong Little Pigeon River in Richardson Cove with rainbow trout. Area rivers get stocked every two weeks this time of year from the Buffalo Springs hatchery in Grainger County.