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Jul. 07, 2015 @ 05:48 PM

Suit claims Sevier County deputy used excessive force

A local woman is suing the Sevier County Sheriffs' Office, saying she started suffering seizures and other neurological disorders, as well as additional injuries, after a deputy put her in a choke hold during a confrontation at her home last year.


Jul. 07, 2015 @ 05:35 PM

Photo: School officer training

During the week-long training for school resource officers, Jennifer Naillon teaches a class about crisis management and understanding mental illness. Officers spent Monday at a local school practicing their active shooter skills; the rest of the week involves classroom instruction. Officers train every year during the summer break.

Jul. 07, 2015 @ 05:30 PM

BOMA OKs American Legion rezoning

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted Monday to rezone property acquired by the American Legion for commercial use, paving the way for the organization to add more parking and a gazebo for outdoor events at their post on Main Street.


Sports View All »

Jul. 06, 2015 @ 11:58 AM

Devin Davenport earns Player of the Year in first year with Pigeon Forge

Take a glance at Devin Davenport’s junior season and it’s easy to see why District 3-AA’s coaches voted him the best player in the district. The junior hit nearly .400, had a hand in scoring 74 runs and showed speed in stealing 15 bases.


Jul. 02, 2015 @ 03:49 PM

Rocky Top a 'fun' way for Pigeon Forge's Andy Barnett to improve

Finding himself trying to box out players like NBA star Michael Beasley reminded Andy Barnett he isn’t in Pigeon Forge anymore.


Jun. 30, 2015 @ 04:46 PM

Sevier County graduate Devin Schmidt returns to Rocky Top League

 Things are a bit different for Devin Schmidt now.


Opinion View All »

Jul. 07, 2015 @ 01:14 PM

Editorial: Increasing property tax is never popular

Tax increases are rarely met with applause, but some credit is due the Sevier County Commission for its courage in facing a fiscal crunch in the upcoming year.


Jul. 01, 2015 @ 02:25 PM

Editorial: Stay safe over the holiday

As the Fourth of July approaches, firework stands have popped up across the county.


Jun. 30, 2015 @ 04:34 PM

Letter: Service animals are working; they aren't pets

I am writing this once again to educate the public. Many people think a service dog is a dog that wears a heavy metal halter for a blind person. The American Disablities Act of 1992 have three other catergories of service animals — emotional support, therapy and service animals. There are over 50 animals on the list. Dogs are one, of course, the most recognized — but mini horses, goats, pot bellied pigs, rats and snakes are just a few others on the list.


Mountain Life View All »

Jul. 04, 2015 @ 06:55 PM

Kenneth Burns: Newspaper comics are why I'm here today

Charles Schulz is the reason you're reading this.


Jul. 05, 2015 @ 08:13 AM

Charles Mackem: A fair share isn't always fair

One of the downsides of being a chef is being expected to cook whenever friends or family come to visit me. I do actually love to cook, and I thoroughly enjoy making people happy with a good meal, but the assumption that I will always cook dinner for my guests can get on my nerves at times.


Jul. 04, 2015 @ 02:49 PM

Public Pulpit: What lurks in the darkness of your heart?

My grandmother, having suffered a stroke, was cared for 24/7 by my mom. Since Grandma could not walk, she was confined to either her bed or chair. During my quiet times, she was my companion as she read the comics to me and we listened to the radio together.


Crime Report View All »

Jul. 07, 2015 @ 04:11 PM

Arrests July 8, 2015

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


Jul. 06, 2015 @ 04:30 PM

Arrests July 7, 2015

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


Jul. 04, 2015 @ 06:58 PM

Arrests July 5, 2015