As the Fourth of July approaches, firework stands have popped up across the county.
As is often the case, people love to pick a side.
All too often, fathers are cast as irresponsible, uncaring and grumpy buffoons in popular media.
After a busy week of rescues, bear attacks and the ever-popular synchronous firefly events, our local national park staff members deserve a pat on the back.
Almost every day, our published arrest report includes at least one arrest for domestic violence in Sevier County.
Summer is here, and locals and tourists are venturing into the wilderness and the peaceful grandeur of the Great Smoky Mountains.
It’s not an easy time to be a teacher.
With always changing state and federal guidelines, it’s becoming more and more difficult to do the most important job an educator is tasked with: teaching their students.
Congratulations to Northview Intermediate student McKenna Layman on her win at the National Cornbread Festival’s 4-H Cornbread Cook-off.
Since the governor's Insure Tennessee plan failed in the last legislative session, there's been a full-court press to expose just how much is spent annual by state taxpayers to insure those very legislators through state insurance plans.
The Sevier County Relay for Life's signature event — the annual Relay — is today at Patriot Park.
Every year around this time, the black bears of the Great Smoky Mountains become more active.
Players and coaches from The King’s Academy’s softball team were undoubtedly disappointed in last week’s second-place finish at the TSSAA Division II Class A state championship in Murfreesboro.
Though there were no surprises in the three local municipal elections and turnout was far from great, there are reasons to applaud the process.
When the Federal Trade Commission, Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Attorney General Herb Slatery announced a federal lawsuit against Cancer Fund of America, Children’s Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, The Breast Cancer Society and others, the blood of many across the state boiled.
Last year in this space, we decried the growing trend of multiple valedictorians at high schools nationwide, including right here in our own backyard.
Everywhere you look, there’s something new coming to Sevier County.
What would you do if you were stopped by police, wrongly accused of a crime, and had your property seized? What if you were never charged with a crime, yet the government decided to keep your money or property?
Congratulations to Pittman Center Volunteer Fire Department and the Pigeon Fire Department on earning their spots to compete nationally in Balitmore with their performances at last weekend's annual Smoky Mountain Weekend Fire/Rescue Expo in the LeConte Center.
As the Tennessee Legislature finished up its 2015 session, a bill seeking to make college an attainable dream was extinguished, at least temporarily, for no logical reason.
As police interactions with black citizens have embroiled communities across the nation in the past year, many minority communities are on edge.
It’s been inspiring to see the Sevierville Commons Association’s push to revitalize historic downtown Sevierville.
For over 25 years, Dana Soehn’s smiling face has been a constant with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.