Mar. 05, 2015 @ 04:57 PM

Pigeon Forge ad nets Emmy

Pigeon Forge won an Emmy Award for the 2014 “Where should we go?” television commercial. It marks the fifth Emmy Award for the city since 2007.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 04:56 PM

Police, state security agency offer classes

The Sevierville Police Department and Tennessee Office of Homeland Security are offering classes that could help local individuals, businesses or organizations understood how to deal with suspicious people or package, and respond to active shooters.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 04:55 PM

Kodak man faces dozens of sex charges

A Kodak man first charged with sex-related crimes in 2013 is now facing 34 new charges of rape of a child, based on information from an ongoing investigation by the Sevierville Police Department.

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 04:25 PM

County composting site adding new facility to separate valuable metal, plastic from garbage

Sevier County's unique solid waste composting facility will be adding a new component this year to make the site even more environmentally friendly, while adding a significant return on investment to the county.

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 04:22 PM

Man charged with assaults on minors

Police here are asking the public for its help in investigating allegations against a man now charged with rape of a child and other sex crimes based on allegations from four alleged victims aged 14 and younger.

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 04:20 PM

Translator teaches free English and Spanish class

Lydia Godfrey believes people learning English and people learning Spanish can work together to make the process easier for all.

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 04:16 PM

Forge State of the City still set for Thursday

Despite concerns about snow and ice Thursday morning, the Pigeon Forge Hospitality Association plans to host the State of the City address during its membership meeting Thursday at 11 a.m. in the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge.

Mar. 03, 2015 @ 06:01 PM

Youth football field house vandalized

After the field house for the Sevierville's youth football league was vandalized for the third time in two years, officials are speaking out and hoping the community can help them catch the culprits.

Mar. 03, 2015 @ 05:54 PM

Forge Popeyes site plan approved

In a meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Pigeon Forge Regional Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals unanimously voted to approve a site plan for a Popeyes restaurant, which will be part of the Parkway property where a Publix grocery store is to be built.

Mar. 03, 2015 @ 05:50 PM

Liquor store proponent says he'll try again

The man behind a failed petition to let voters consider whether to have package stores in Sevierville says he'll collect signatures again during the upcoming city election in May.

Mar. 03, 2015 @ 05:42 PM

Only light winter weather expected

The National Weather Service office in Morristown projects a light mix of sleet and snow Wednesday night into Thursday morning, but accumulation should not be substantial.

Mar. 02, 2015 @ 06:02 PM

No liquor measure on Sevierville ballot

Sevierville voters won't be considering whether to allow liquor stores in their community after election officials determined a petition to put that item on the upcoming ballot didn't have the required number of votes.

Mar. 02, 2015 @ 05:49 PM

Paula Deen restaurant to begin hiring

Employees are to be hired for more than 200 positions at the Paula Deen's Family Kitchen, the restaurant slated for the Island in Pigeon Forge, beginning March 9.

Mar. 02, 2015 @ 05:42 PM

TBI to investigate jail death

Sevier County Sheriff Ron Seals has asked the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to investigate the death of a local man who was found dead in his cell at the Sevier County Jail Sunday morning.

Mar. 02, 2015 @ 05:38 PM

Forge planners to consider Biblical Times site plan

In a meeting Tuesday at 3 p.m., the Pigeon Forge Regional Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals will consider a master site plan for Parkway property owned by local businessman Jess Davis.

Feb. 28, 2015 @ 04:13 PM

Former CASA director charged with theft

 The man once credited with helping save the county’s Court Appointed Special Advocate program, which aids children in the court system, is now charged with embezzling from the origination he helped salvage.

Feb. 28, 2015 @ 12:29 PM

Students return to school after lengthy snow break

 After a prolonged absence from school, thanks to a series of winter storms hitting the county over the past two weeks, Sevier County teachers and students will face many challenges when they get back to classes on Monday.

Feb. 27, 2015 @ 05:58 PM

Tourism industry feels snow's impact

Given the large amounts of snow and ice that the county has seen in the last two weeks, the tourism industry, the county's most prominent industry, could have faced some setbacks.

Feb. 27, 2015 @ 05:53 PM

New national park superintendent greeted at open house

City and county officials, as well as fans of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, met the new park superintendent, Cassius Cash, Thursday evening at an open house in Gatlinburg.

Feb. 27, 2015 @ 05:45 PM

Family loses home in fire

Neighbors are assisting and asking others to help after a local family lost their home in a fire.

Feb. 26, 2015 @ 04:54 PM

Small earthquake recorded in the Smokies

Visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Goshen Ridge might have felt some shaking early Wednesday morning.

Feb. 26, 2015 @ 04:54 PM

Stroke, hypothermia blamed in deaths

An elderly Seymour woman and her adult son died last week after he apparently suffered a stroke and she eventually succumbed to hypothermia, authorities said Thursday.

Feb. 26, 2015 @ 04:47 PM

County OKs Snyder Road plans

Sevier County Commission voted Tuesday to approve the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s plans to prepare Snyder Road for heavier traffic at the new industrial park.

Feb. 26, 2015 @ 04:43 PM

Sevier County hit with more snow

Areas of Sevier County were reporting 4 to 8 inches of snow Thursday morning following an overnight storm, according to Meteorologist Doug Schneider of the National Weather Service in Morristown.

Feb. 25, 2015 @ 04:02 PM

Arrowmont's May to receive state arts award

In recognition of his efforts in preserving the Arrowmont School for the Arts, Gov. Bill Haslam is naming Bill May him one of the winners of the 2015 Governor's Arts Awards.