On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Defense’s Jessica L. Wright, under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, issued a memo that’s being discussed around the county.
Often, getting officials to comment quickly about a bad situation is a reporter’s worst nightmare — especially in a tourist area.
It seems that almost every day a new story surfaces in which some freedom, some inalienable right for U.S. citizens, is slowly being chipped away.
Hang around Sevier County long enough and you’ll hear tales of the figurative walls built between the local municipalities in years past during the free-for-all for tourism dollars.
Whether it's the torrential flooding that’s possible in the springtime in Sevier County, or the ever-present threat of snow and ice in the higher elevations during winter, there are times mother nature’s fury can present locals with challenges.
The LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge will begin hosting the biggest event in its relatively short history beginning tomorrow.
The National Football League's trademark logo shield, it seems, is coated in Teflon.
Friday morning’s assembly at Seymour Middle School, which saw two Vietnam Medal of Honor winners speak to the entire student body and faculty, should be an experience that lives in the minds of those in attendance forever.
“A Baptist Christian” cites the gender arrangements of Noah’s Ark in a presumable smear against same-sex marriage and mandatory model for humans today (Sept. 5 letter from Gary Allen, Jones Cove).
Congratulations are due to Johnnie Faye Newman McClure, who was named the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Citizen of the Year.
The challenge the U.S. and other nations face with the rising threat of ISIS, or ISIL, in Iraq is great.
Thirteen years ago today, the day started much like any other.
News came out over the weekend that President Obama, thought by many to be eyeing a unilateral policy shift on immigration, will wait until after the November election cycle before making any move on that front.
With state and federal elections looming in November, September has been proclaimed National Voter Registration Month.
A week ago we wrote in this space of the difficulties facing state law enforcement, medical professionals, hospitals and legislators caused by the rampant abuse of prescription drugs in our state.
Mount LeConte, at 5,593 feet above sea level, is the highest peak in Sevier County, Tennessee.
State Sen. Doug Overbey, who represents the 8th District — Blount and Sevier Counties — has tossed his hat in the ring as a contender for state attorney general.
Pigeon Forge faces an interesting dilemma.
With gas prices relatively low, AAA is predicting this Labor Day weekend will see the most travel the holiday weekend has had since 2008.
Last week in U.S. District Court, Judge Thomas Varlan sentenced Sandra Kincaid, a 63-year-old Maryville woman, to serve 470 months in federal prison for her part in a Blount County pill mill operation, the Breakthrough Pain Therapy Center.
Next month’s National Quartet Convention, slated for Sept. 21-27 in Pigeon Forge, may not sound like much to the average citizen, but it’s the crown jewel of the city’s LeConte Center so far.
Congratulations to new Sevier County Veterans Service Officer Lorenza Wills.
Gov. Bill Haslam has been in campaign mode over the last few days, as he’s sought to recruit high school students to sign up for the state’s Tennessee Promise campaign.
With the county election in the rear-view mirror and the installation of new officials coming soon, we would like to take the opportunity to thank those who have served and are leaving office.