Jun. 04, 2014 @ 06:01 PM

Details of Ripken agreement discussed at meeting

Pigeon Forge could soon approve a management agreement with the Ripken Experience regarding the youth baseball complex. At a workshop on Wednesday afternoon, city commissioners discussed some of the details of the proposed agreement with attorney Mark Mamantov, who has been working with both parties on the agreement.

Jun. 04, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

New Gatlinburg mayor leads first meeting

At the beginning of the Gatlinburg City Commission meeting on Tuesday, commissioners unanimously voted to elect Mike Helton, the previous vice mayor, as the new mayor of the city, replacing Jerry Hays. Mike Werner was elected vice mayor.


Jun. 04, 2014 @ 05:46 PM

Tryouts test prospective SWAT officers

Three police officers here spent the day Wednesday finding out if they have what it takes to join the department’s SWAT team.

Jun. 04, 2014 @ 05:38 PM

Man dies after horse collision

A Gatlinburg man died as a result of injuries he sustained last month when his car struck a horse running loose on Veterans Boulevard.

Jun. 03, 2014 @ 05:46 PM

School system approves budget, final OK up to county

The Sevier County School Board approved its 2014-2015 budget and budget amendments Monday night at its monthly meeting for June.

Jun. 03, 2014 @ 05:43 PM

Pigeon Forge convention center demolished

One of the county’s oldest convention centers is coming down, as crews are now in the process of bringing down the facility that sat alongside the Grand Hotel.

Jun. 03, 2014 @ 05:39 PM

Foundation seeks American Eagle Day

In a campaign that began several years ago, the American Eagle Foundation is once again pushing for June 20 to be recognized as American Eagle Day throughout the country. Of the 50 state governors in the U.S., 40 have issued proclamations, including Tennessee.

Jun. 03, 2014 @ 04:46 PM

Pigeon Forge commissioners to discuss Ripken agreement

The Pigeon Forge City Commission will hold a work session at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in city hall to discuss a management agreement with the Ripken Experience for the youth baseball complex.

Jun. 03, 2014 @ 12:15 AM

Sevier County report cards unaffected by state delay

The state was delayed in getting out the results of this year’s Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program testing, but in the end, the holdup didn’t affect Sevier County Schools.

Jun. 02, 2014 @ 07:13 PM

Judge reviewing guidelines on fatal park wreck

A federal judge will wait to review the sentencing report before deciding whether to accept the terms of a plea agreement for a fatal wreck that happened in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Nicholas Swaggerty, 20, entered a guilty plea Monday on three misdemeanor counts of assault involving a motor vehicle, including one that resulted in death.

Jun. 02, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

After classes end, work continues for Sevier County administrators, teachers

For students in Sevier County Schools, summer vacation has arrived. Tuesday, a half-day, is officially the final day of school.

Jun. 01, 2014 @ 09:51 PM

Sevierville considers sewer system purchases

 The Board of Mayor and Aldermen will consider purchasing two new pumps for the Five Oaks sewer station when it meets Monday.

Jun. 01, 2014 @ 08:50 PM

Budget talks ahead for school system

The Sevier County Board of Education will convene for its final meeting of the 2013-2014 school year on Monday.

May. 31, 2014 @ 04:17 PM

Relay for Life’s signature event starts Friday afternoon

 On the surface, Sevier County’s Relay For Life is an overnight event filled with activities for participants who seek to raise money that goes toward the American Cancer Society’s effort to find better treatments and cures.

May. 30, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

Build-A-Bear donates teddy bears to Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center

For children in crisis, Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center can be a blessing.

May. 30, 2014 @ 05:54 PM

Gatlinburg hosts Tennessee-Alabama Viper Club Car Rally

The Tennessee-Alabama Viper Club Car Rally is being held at the Greystone Lodge at the Aquarium in Gatlinburg this weekend. The event culminates in a parade through downtown on the Parkway at 6:15 p.m. Saturday. Activities include a group run on the Dragon highway, a motor tour of the Great Smoky Mountains and a picnic at Douglas Lake.

May. 30, 2014 @ 05:49 PM

Three charged with Seymour High School vandalism

A week after portions of Seymour High School’s new artificial turf field were found spray painted, three men have been arrested.

May. 30, 2014 @ 02:03 PM

Three Seymour graduates charged with vandalism of football field

A week after portions of Seymour High School’s new artificial turf football field was found spray painted, three men have been arrested.

May. 29, 2014 @ 06:02 PM

DAV helps local veterans with benefits

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 94 set up shop at the Sevierville Municipal Complex on Thursday, helping to bring benefits counseling and services to veterans and their families through the veterans organization's Mobile Service Office program.

May. 29, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

Swaggerty reaches plea agreement on fatal wreck

If Nick Swaggerty pleads guilty next week to causing a fatal wreck, as outlined in documents filed in federal court, he’ll be getting a considerably better deal than two men involved in a fatal wreck near the same location a half-decade before.

May. 28, 2014 @ 06:27 PM

Palin headlining June 26 at Smokies Park

An event to benefit the Sevier County Tea Party next month is drawing some of the movement’s most recognizable names from the national scene, including former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and presidential candidate Rick Santorum.

May. 28, 2014 @ 06:19 PM

Bus involved in crash on Newport Highway

A wreck involving a Dodge Journey and a school bus tied up traffic along Newport Highway Wednesday afternoon.

While officials said no children were hurt in the accident, the driver of the Dodge was transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

May. 28, 2014 @ 06:09 PM

Legality of Segway tours in city questioned

When a request to allow Segway tours in a C-2 zone in Pigeon Forge was discussed at the Board of Zoning Appeals meeting Tuesday afternoon, it spawned more questions than answers.

May. 28, 2014 @ 06:08 PM

Board not in favor of Parkway distillery

If a liquor distillery were located on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, would it inherently devalue the family-friendly atmosphere of the city's main attractions?

May. 28, 2014 @ 06:07 PM

Forge approves services for trolley center

In a meeting Tuesday afternoon, the Pigeon Forge City Commission unanimously approved an agreement with Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc. for architectural and engineering services for the new trolley center project. The trolley center is slated for an undeveloped parcel south of Teaster Lane and west of Jake Thomas Boulevard.