News

Apr. 09, 2015 @ 05:46 PM

Wastewater treatment plant nears completion

Construction of the city's new wastewater treatment plant is planned to be completed by sometime next month, according to City Manager Earlene Teaster.


Apr. 09, 2015 @ 05:31 PM

Guilty plea in Sevier County Bank robbery

A Knoxville man has already entered a guilty plea on federal charges stemming from the January incident in which he robbed Sevier County bank and used a car he'd borrowed from a nearby dealership as his getaway vehicle.


Apr. 08, 2015 @ 06:21 PM

Fugitive caught after Florida chase

Lawrence Bond led Florida law enforcement officers on a lengthy chase Wednesday when they tried to apprehend him on allegations he committed robbery, kidnapping and sexual assault in Sevierville.


Apr. 08, 2015 @ 05:59 PM

Distemper confirmed in shelter dog

The Sevier County Humane Society closed and isolated its dogs for a few days recently after a distemper scare, but officials there said the disease appeared to be isolated to one animal and they didn't suffer an outbreak of the lethal, fast spreading illness.


Apr. 08, 2015 @ 05:48 PM

Pigeon Forge candidates to attend public forum

The Pigeon Forge Hospitality Association will host a public forum at which the community is invited to meet the city commission candidates. The event is April 14 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Mainstay Suites.


Apr. 08, 2015 @ 05:42 PM

Community feeds the hungry in memory of Gatlinburg businessman

Even after his death, Jim Johnson is helping his favorite charity.


Apr. 07, 2015 @ 05:43 PM

Sevierville restricts used car sales

A day after the Board of Mayor and Aldermen restricted used car sales on private property, some owners were trying to figure where to move their cars.


Apr. 07, 2015 @ 05:33 PM

Prom for special needs students is Saturday

One Special Night, a prom being held for special needs students who attend Sevier County middle and high schools, will take place for the second time on Saturday, April 11, at First United Methodist Church of Sevierville.


Apr. 07, 2015 @ 05:26 PM

Lack of funding delays park renovations

Buildings and infrastructure that have long required renovation or rebuilding continue to be delayed due to lack of funding, according to Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials.


Apr. 07, 2015 @ 03:12 PM

Cash Express in Seymour robbed

Sevier County sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help and working with other local law enforcement after a local business was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday morning.


Apr. 06, 2015 @ 06:16 PM

Suspects sought in March robbery

Sevierville police are asking for the public's help in tracking down two robbery suspects they believe are armed and dangerous.


Apr. 06, 2015 @ 06:08 PM

Public defender withdraws from Atha case

A Kodak man facing multiple charges of kidnapping, robbery and rape didn't choose to represent himself Monday, but he is looking to hire a defense attorney after the public defender's office withdrew from the case and he apparently indicated he plans to hire counsel instead.


Apr. 06, 2015 @ 05:59 PM

Spring break brings strong tourism business

In the middle of what tourism officials call the spring break season, tourism business across Sevier County appears to be thriving.


Apr. 06, 2015 @ 08:57 AM

Car sales ordinance up for final vote

People who want to discuss the Board of Mayor and Aldermen’s plan to make it illegal to allow others to sell cars on most proviate property should plan on attending Monday’s board meeting.


Apr. 03, 2015 @ 05:30 PM

Economist to speak on tourism trends

Steve Morse, economist and associate professor at Western Carolina University, will address people in Sevier County's tourism and hospitality industry on April 9, comparing tourism trends in Sevier County and other tourist destinations, as well as providing an outlook on tourism in 2015.


Apr. 03, 2015 @ 05:22 PM

BurgerFi restaurant could be part of larger development

A new gourmet burger restaurant planned for the intersection of Carl Street and the Parkway could be part of a larger development to come.


Apr. 03, 2015 @ 05:19 PM

Ten-Tec changes hands again

Local ham radio manufacturer Ten-Tec is once again under new ownership, but a spokesperson for the new leadership says no major changes are planned for the company, which recently moved to a new location in Sevierville.


Apr. 02, 2015 @ 05:57 PM

FEMA offers funds for winter storm costs

Sevier County may be able to get federal funds to help recoup costs of dealing with the winter storms that struck the area last month after the Federal Emergency Management Agency made federal disaster aid available.


Apr. 02, 2015 @ 05:50 PM

Eggs away! Easter treats to be dropped from helicopter

Foregoing tradition, Valley Grove Baptist Church will conduct a different type of Easter egg hunt this year by having eggs dropped from a helicopter.


Apr. 02, 2015 @ 05:40 PM

Library pay lawsuit settled

A former library assistant in the county library system will get $8,435.36, and his attorney will get $23,564.64, in the settlement of a lawsuit claiming the county violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to properly pay for overtime.


Apr. 02, 2015 @ 05:35 PM

Talent show planners hope for county-wide showcase

What started out as a simple idea among friends has grown into an event whose organizers hope to inspire a yearly showcase of the artistic talents of Sevier County's high school students.


Apr. 01, 2015 @ 05:40 PM

Judge dismisses camping fee suit

In dismissing a lawsuit looking to block enforcement of a back country fee in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a federal judge said park officials acknowledged widespread opposition to the move but adhered to the law when they moved ahead with implementing the fee in spite of the opposition.


Apr. 01, 2015 @ 05:35 PM

Burger chain to go before planning commission

While the Board of Mayor and Aldermen is considering new regulations for establishments that sell craft beer, the planning commission is set to consider a site plan today for a burger restaurant that specializes in craft brews and grass-fed beef.


Apr. 01, 2015 @ 05:31 PM

Firefighters to face off at May conference

The 17th Annual Smoky Mountain Weekend Fire/Rescue Expo, a conference for firefighters, will for the first time feature a fire-rescue competition.


Mar. 31, 2015 @ 05:28 PM

Juveniles arrested in school break-ins

Four juvenile Seymour High School students have been arrested for burglary and trespassing after they were allegedly caught on tape breaking into the high school and intermediate school Sunday.