PIGEON FORGE — James Aaron Phillips made a living telling stories, and Monday his friends and family will get together to tell stories about him.
Aden Carver was a legendary mountaineer of Oconaluftee, North Carolina. However, few people remember that the centenarian spent 26 years of his remarkable life in Sevier, Cocke, and Blount counties in Tennessee.
In 1940 when Arlie Ogle and his wife Ailene purchased property near Pigeon Forge at Caney Creek Road -- known today as the Spur -- Arlie gave the seller, Sam Lamon, a cow as down payment. Lamon was later overheard saying he'd get that property back some day because he didn't figure the Ogles…
PIGEON FORGE -- The magic of theater can resonate with an audience in a way that can move their emotions across a gamut. A good story, well-written and produced, and a stage with a set and lights and sound can make lasting memories.
SEYMOUR -- Overweight and out of breath, Olivia Parker wasn't where she was meaning to be. After joining Get Fit Seymour, a 60-day weight loss program, her initial plan of taking a bootcamp class fell through when it filled up before she could sign up.
SEVIERVILLE -- For a 15 year old, Anna Brock has seen some pretty jarring and tough living conditions in her life. She's actively sought them out hoping to make a difference in the lives of others.
GATLINBURG -- Slowly but steadily the yellow chairs of the Gatlinburg Sky Lift rise and fall from the top of Crockett Mountain looking towards the spectacular views.
SEVIERVILLE -- Fitness has always been a part of Ray Fougnier's life. The 74-year-old never knew just how far it would take him and that an off-the-cuff suggestion would lead to three world records.
Beer flows through Charles Valentine's mind a lot. He's hoping it flows through downtown and continues the movement back to the city center.
SEVIERVILLE -- Just a few years ago, Aaron Myers was dishing out losses to opponents as one of Sevier County's top high school tennis players. Tonight, the Gatlinburg-Pittman graduate will be serving up fashion as one of the contestants on Lifetime's "Project Runway" (airing at 8 p.m.).
SEVIERVILLE -- It's a special project that might require a verbal double-check upon first hearing one of the artists mention it. Septic tank art? Yes, septic tank art.
SEVIERVILLE -- For more than a quarter century, Stanley Jackson has had an annual routine that involves weighing fish, loading backpacks, securing sponsors, serving hot dogs - and, at least this year, picking up 40 new bicycles to give away to kids.
GATLINBURG - Casey Oakley looks enough like Willie Nelson to be regularly asked for an autograph. He once lived on an island - just outside Gatlinburg. As a youngster, he stood with others who had gathered to hear President Franklin D. Roosevelt formally dedicate the new Great Smoky Mountain…
NATIONAL PARK -- On July 28, photographer Vincent Zeng leads a workshop that will teach attendees about vintage cameras, complete with guidance in creating their own prints using items as diverse as moss, fur, keys or coins.
SEVIERVILLE -- Art will again be featured in downtown Sevierville when artist Susan Edwards exhibits her paintings and sculptures at Courthouse Donuts/Dyers through August.
PIGEON FORGE -- Ask Tyler Carach why he's so adamant about getting a doughnut to each police officer in the United States, and he'll give you a simple set of answers: Doughnuts are their "favorite snack," "they keep us safe" and "they're my best friends."
SEVIERVILLE -- Those who attended the first summer camp held in 1964 were divided into groups of boys and girls - not just divided into separate housing quarters, but into separate weeks of attendance. The next year, two four-week camps for boys and two for girls were held. Today, youngsters…
SEVIERVILLE -- Truett Frazier's worn a number of hats in his life, including serving as editor of local newspapers, a news reporter and owner of a radio station, and founding member of the Civil Air Patrol.
GATLINBURG -- It's not every volunteer who could redesign a building - and design the redesign work so that the normal business conducted in the building continued without interruption. The nonprofit fortunate to have such a volunteer was Sevier County Food Ministries, and James Hugh Ogle wa…
GATLINBURG -- "Typically, each day runs 12-14 hours of 'on' time, say 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.: taking notes, interviewing people, experiencing activities like an electric bike or riding a horse or surfing. The weather can be rainy, cold, hot, or otherwise nasty, but the schedule goes on."
A United States Post Office has serviced Sevierville since 1802. Within a few years after Sevierville was founded, Postmaster General Gideon Granger accepted a request submitted by U.S. Representative William Dickson to establish a post office in Sevierville on July 1, 1802. The post office …
SEVIERVILLE -- Many people believe senior citizens and technology don't mix. There's even a niche market of anti-technology for older Americans, including big, blocky cell phones and television remotes with nothing but power, volume and number buttons.