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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.


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Feb. 28, 2015 @ 10:06 PM

Fulton denies Gatlinburg-Pittman another title

 John Fisher gestured toward the nearby marker board, right above where the newly won Region 2-AA championship plaque rested.


Feb. 27, 2015 @ 11:49 PM

Northview season ends in loss to Hampton

It didn’t take long for Northview Academy to figure out just how tough an opponent they’d drawn in the Region 1-A quarterfinals on Friday night.


Feb. 27, 2015 @ 10:11 PM

Sevier County sees season end in Region 1-AAA loss

There was a 10-1 start, a rare win over Maryville and two come-from-behind victories in the district tournament.


Opinion View All »

Feb. 28, 2015 @ 12:26 PM

Jason Davis: TV llama drama revives memories of zany stories covered

As the drama of two llamas racing through the streets of an Arizona city captivated TV audiences as scores of folks on social media last week, my brain shot back to my first journalism job out of college and an odd call we heard over the police scanner.


Feb. 28, 2015 @ 12:25 PM

Scandal shouldn't reflect negatively on CASA

Seeing an arrest report of the one-time executive director of the local branch of the Court Appointed Special Advocates brought a measure of sadness around The Mountain Press newsroom on Friday.


Feb. 27, 2015 @ 03:19 PM

Editorial: Three cheers

Another week, another couple rounds of winter weather. And yet again, our police, fire and rescue and area road workers did an outstanding job keeping folks safe and commerce going.


Mountain Life View All »

Feb. 27, 2015 @ 01:14 PM

Jeff Farrell: Yahoo, is that really the top news story?

Maybe I'm just not the target audience for some digital news outlets.


Feb. 26, 2015 @ 04:23 PM

Carl Mays: Engage the ‘thinking’ region of your brain

A book I have enjoyed reading and referring to over the years is “The Hidden Persuaders” by Vance Packard. In the book, first published in 1957, Packard wrote of psychological techniques used by merchandisers and advertisers to lead consumers to purchase products and services. He also revealed various techniques used by savvy politicians and organizations to get votes. With his explanations, Packard also questioned the morality of such tools. As a motivational speaker and writer, I, of course, realize the validity of the right motivational tools or techniques used correctly in positive ways.


Feb. 26, 2015 @ 04:20 PM

Rose Glen Literary Festival guest to discuss bookstore success

How did Wendy Welch and her husband establish, against difficult odds, a successful used bookstore in Big Stone Gap, Va., population 5,643?


Crime Report View All »

Feb. 27, 2015 @ 03:24 PM

Arrests Feb. 28, 2015

Editor’s Note: The following information was taken from the intake reports at the Sevier County Jail.All people listed in this report are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.


Feb. 25, 2015 @ 02:42 PM

Arrests Feb. 26, 2015

Editor’s Note: The following information was taken from the intake reports at the Sevier County Jail.All people listed in this report are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.


Feb. 24, 2015 @ 01:43 PM

Arrests Feb. 25, 2015

Editor’s Note: The following information was taken from the intake reports at the Sevier County Jail.All people listed in this report are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.