News

May. 27, 2014 @ 05:48 PM

Accident closes southbound Highway 66

An accident at exit 407 forced westbound traffic on Interstate 40 to find different routes into Sevier County for much of Tuesday afternoon. Traffic was stopped on southbond Highway 66 for at least three hours.


May. 27, 2014 @ 05:31 PM

Missing Pigeon Forge girl found

A girl reported missing from Pigeon Forge was back in town Tuesday and was talking to police Tuesday afternoon.


May. 27, 2014 @ 04:36 PM

Memorial ride pays tribute to fallen military

The 14th Annual Smoky Mountain Thunder Memorial Ride had a record turnout of more than 3,000 motorcycles and almost 4,000 total people in attendance on Sunday. The police-escorted, 60-mile motorcycle ride went from Sevierville to Veteran's Overlook on Clinch Mountain.


May. 26, 2014 @ 06:22 PM

Sevier County school system votes to change bus routes

Overcrowding at two of the county's newest schools has resulted in the approval of some bus re-routing by the Sevier County Board of Education.



May. 26, 2014 @ 06:19 PM

Ramos enjoyed time at Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Acting Superintendent Pedro Ramos, who is leaving to return to his job at Big Cypress National Preserve, has enjoyed his time in Smokies immensely, he told a group of Sevier Countians last week.


May. 24, 2014 @ 11:09 PM

Catlettsburg hosts first reading fair

Catlettsburg Elementary School hosted what teachers there believe is the first reading fair in county history Friday.


May. 24, 2014 @ 07:54 PM

SCHS graduate's mother recalls his life, death

 Gayle Thomas can't help it.


May. 23, 2014 @ 06:26 PM

SCUD opens natural gas fueling station

Sevier County Utility District held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday in honor of a new natural gas vehicle fueling station in Sevierville, the only one of its kind in East Tennessee. SCUD President Matt Ballard, Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters and Gov. Bill Haslam spoke at the ceremony.


May. 23, 2014 @ 06:23 PM

Memorial Day ceremony set for courthouse

This year’s Memorial Day ceremony for Sevier County is planned for 11 a.m. Monday at the County Courthouse.


May. 23, 2014 @ 06:22 PM

Home invasion suspects surrender

The two remaining suspects in an alleged home invasion robbery from earlier this month turned themselves in on Thursday, according to the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office..


May. 23, 2014 @ 06:23 PM

Poppy distributions aid veterans

On Friday at the village in Gatlinburg, the American Legion Auxiliary Post 202 in Gatlinburg began taking donations as part of its Poppy Days distribution of flowers at the village in Gatlinburg. Donations also were accepted at Food City locations in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Donations also will be taken on Saturday.


May. 23, 2014 @ 06:19 PM

Seymour football field vandalized

 A $600,000 turf field here was vandalized overnight Thursday.


May. 22, 2014 @ 06:17 PM

Smartphone app lets Sevierville residents report problems

Imagine walking down along a city greenway in the evening, noticing a light is out and alerting city employees without waiting until business hours or trying to get through to the right department.


May. 22, 2014 @ 06:17 PM

Former Seymour athletes help raise funds through music

As the only local high school not included inside city limits of a local municipality, Seymour High School had some work to do when it came to funding the new artificial surface for its football stadium.


May. 22, 2014 @ 06:15 PM

Officials predicting big travel weekend

With gas prices relatively steady or decreasing and millions of Americans expecting to travel over the weekend, visitors to Sevier County could be coming in droves for the Memorial Day holiday.


May. 22, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Woman dies in Highway 321 accident

A Cosby resident died Thursday when she apparently lost control of her truck on Highway 321.


May. 22, 2014 @ 03:24 PM

Arrests April 23, 2014

Editor’s Note: The following information was taken from the intake reports at the Sevier County Jail. All people listed within this report are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.


May. 21, 2014 @ 07:55 PM

Tennessee postpones release of test scores

While several nearby school districts are dealing with the possibility of changes in the final grades of some students due to an unexpected delay by the state in releasing some test scores, it isn’t clear yet whether Sevier County schools will have the same problem.


May. 21, 2014 @ 06:37 PM

Federal program markets Sevier County abroad

Sevierville and Sevier County are getting some new international exposure thanks to a partnership with the state and federal governments.


May. 21, 2014 @ 04:34 PM

Pittman Center police chief to retire, hike Appalachian Trail

The dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail was born when Rick Adams, chief of police in Pittman Center, was 13. He joined a friend and his father on a hiking trip and met through-hikers. He listened to their stories.


May. 21, 2014 @ 04:14 PM

Grand jurors return dozens of indictments

The Sevier County Grand Jury upgraded charges against an Alabama man who allegedly broke into a Sevierville home and assaulted a resident, charging him with attempted murder.


May. 20, 2014 @ 06:56 PM

Gatlinburg-Pittman's Ruth Lewis retires after 42 years

It was one dynamic that made every day special for Ruth Lewis in her 42 years of teaching at Gatlinburg-Pittman High School: the juxtaposition of how serious she was in her English classes and how much fun she tried to make her chorus classes.


May. 20, 2014 @ 05:44 PM

Three injured in street sweeper accident

Dust apparently kicked up by a city street sweeper led to a three-car collision on Veterans Boulevard Monday that left one woman in serious condition.


May. 20, 2014 @ 09:33 AM

Commission votes for rezoning of resort areas

The County Commission voted 22-0 to approve rezoning of several resort developments, including Black Bear Ridge Resort, to high density residential use, although one member of the board of zoning appeals asked them to delay the decision until they get findings on the investigation into the massive fire at Black Bear.