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Members of Spencer Clack Chapter, NSDAR welcomed six high school seniors from schools in Sevier County to be recognized as DAR Good Citizens on Monday, March 8, 2021.

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In 1952 Lloyd Tarwater went to work for the Sevier County Board of Education. He was the instruction supervisor for Sevier County schools, and the Chapter 1 supervisor for a total of 34 years. When he started there were 74 schools in the county, and 44 of them were one-room schools. In those…

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NATIONAL PARK — Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that a paving project will begin this week on Newfound Gap Road along an 8-mile section of the roadway from Chimneys Picnic Area to Newfound Gap.

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Since 1795, a lot of businesses have come and gone in Sevierville’s commercial district. It is not unusual to hear older residents refer to the location of businesses by mentioning what business used to occupy the space where a current business is located. While such descriptions can be conf…

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Pleasant Layfette “Fate” Atchley was a soldier in the Union Army during the Civil War. His records obtained by his great-grandson Dr. Dwight Wade Jr. from the National Archives and Records Service in Washington D.C. confirm he enrolled in the Union Army at Knoxville, Nov. 5, 1862. Atchley wa…

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NATIONAL PARK — Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers are recruiting volunteers to adopt a monitoring plot in areas throughout the park.

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Driving his cherished 1946 Willys Jeep, Joe Dockery traveled on rough dirt roads, traversed through dark hollows, clambered up steep mountains and forded swift streams while electioneering for the office of Sevier County trustee in 1946.

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Born March 30, 1901, Buford Alvin Townsend was a son of Reverend Wilson E. Townsend and Margaret M. Dixon. His father died at age 30 when Buford was five months old, leaving his 25-year-old mother to raise him and his two older brothers. They resided on a farm in the East Fork community and …

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Which came first, the chicken or the egg? The question has been asked for many years. For the 4-H members involved in the 4-H Chick Chain project it may be irrelevant, because there are plenty of chickens and potential for lots of eggs.