Missing in the Great Smoky Mountains: The Trenny Gibson StoryWhere are they? PodcastNewsBreak Contributor
Liquidation Bonanza: Tennessee Stores of Bankrupt Retailer Offer Huge Discounts - Don't Miss Out!Ash JurbergNewsBreak Contributor
This All-You-Can-Eat Buffet in Tennessee Has Been Ranked as One of the Best Buffets in AmericaJoe MertensNewsBreak Contributor
When she jumped from the Anakeesta chair lift in Gatlinburg, Jessica Rhea Ford suffered from delusional disorder.Sara BNewsBreak Contributor
Get Ready for History: New Opening Date Revealed for World's Largest Convenience Store in Sevier CountyAsh JurbergNewsBreak Contributor
New construction-based theme park coming to Sevier County
Garnering interest in the construction industry is something an East Tennessee man set his eyes on in building a new theme park in Sevier County.
Sing Where Dolly Parton Had Her First Paid Gig
Alissa Klein sat at her keyboard, silhouetted against a black wall with reclaimed wood nailed up its diagonal side. Thick green decorative vines stretched along it from floor to ceiling—the way invasive summer honeysuckle might creep along a Tennessee fence line. A white neon sign declared the venue’s past behind her in capital letters, “THE PINES EST. 1944 2022.”
Parole hearing held for convict in 1987 Pigeon Forge murder
A man serving a life sentence after the death penalty in a 1987 Sevier County murder case was overturned on appeal has been denied parole.
MPD searching for missing Maryville girl
The Maryville Police Department is asking for assistance in locating 16-year-old Kena Reed of Maryville. Kena is a Black female with black hair and red dreadlocks. She has brown eyes, is 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs 125 pounds. Kena was last seen on McCammon Avenue May 23, and is believed to be in the East Knoxville or Knox County area. Anyone with information that might assist MPD in locating her should call 911, or call 865-273-3833 to contact Detective Clayton Hall.
Louisville woman charged with shooting at sanitation workers
Deputies arrested a Louisville woman Wednesday afternoon, May 31 after she allegedly fired a shotgun at a sanitation vehicle as it arrived to pick up her trash. Theresa M. Reynolds, 42, Cub Drive, has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault. Deputies responded to the area of Cub Drive at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday after receiving a complaint from two sanitation workers that a woman had fired a shotgun at them, according to a release from the Blount County Sheriff’s Office. The workers said...
Plans for increased traffic when Buc-ee’s opens
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The world’s largest Buc-ee’s is just weeks away from opening, and traffic control officers said they’re making plans for opening day. An improved intersection is just one of the road improvements that have been made in advance of the Buc-ee’s opening. Business...
2 tractor-trailers crash on I-81 in Jefferson County, one hauling bread
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Two tractor-trailers were involved in a crash that happened on the interchange in Jefferson County on Thursday. According to TDOT spokesperson Mark Nagi, there was a crash on I-81 North involving two tractor-trailers in Jefferson County. One of the tractor-trailers was hauling bread and appeared to have fallen off of I-40 […]
Dollywood Offering $5 Tickets For Locals, Donating Proceeds To Food Bank
Dollywood has shared the details of its annual thank-you gift to the people of Sevier County. As part of "Sevier County Days," Dolly Parton is inviting everyone who lives or works in Sevier County, Tennessee, to visit her Dollywood and Splash Country theme parks for a $5 donation. All net proceeds will go to benefit Sevier County Food Ministries.
27 Best Lunch Spots in Pigeon Forge From a Local
Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate and a partner of other affiliate programs including Booking.com, CJ and Tripster, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases via links found in this article. Let’s be honest here, folks. The people of Sevier County know the routine. For generations, visitors have been coming...
An increasing number of black bears spotted as they begin stretching their legs in search of food
SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn. — The black bear population continues to grow in the Great Smoky Mountains. As it grows, Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency reports an 18% increase in bear-related calls since 2021 and officials say Gatlinburg gets an additional 1,000 calls per year. This time of year in East...
Maryville police looking for missing teen
5th grader with rare bone condition has special friendship with Lady Vol. Jemma Gallman, a 5th grader living in Oklahoma, shares a special bond with Lady Vols softball infielder Mackenzie Donihoo. Updated: 1 hour ago. National Doughnut Day is on Friday, and we have just the way to celebrate. New...
Fire at Anakeesta construction site deemed ‘accidental’
A week ago, firefighters responded to a fire at Anakeesta. On Wednesday, the park released that investigators found the cause of the fire and ruled it an accident.
$5 Sevier County Dollywood days announced for June
With school out and summer vacation in full swing, Dollywood has announced the return of a popular promotion for local residents and workers in Sevier County.
Buc-ee’s Sevierville opening date revealed
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - We now have a tentative date for when the Sevierville Buc-ee’s will open: June 26, 2023. The long-awaited travel center is part of I-40′s Exit 407: The Gateway to Adventure. Included in that project is an entertainment and shopping district, a Marriott hotel and a soon-to-be-announced attraction.
When to catch Dollywood and Knoxville's Pizza Palace on Guy Fieri's new Food Network show
Guy Fieri and Dollywood make a delicious combo. And thanks to the celebrity chef, East Tennessee is front and center on his newest Food Network show. The second season of “Guy’s All-American Road Trip” premieres at 9 p.m. June 2. Knoxville, Sevierville and Pigeon Forge will be featured in several episodes this season as Fieri, his wife, Lori, and their two sons head out on an epic road trip through Appalachia.
Two boys charged with felonies in $200,000 Blount County church vandalism case
Two 12-year-old boys were charged with felonies after the burglary of a burglary and vandalism of a church and two homes in May, the Blount County Sheriff's Office says.
Barn party sets Smokies fundraising record
Friends of the Smokies raised more than $400,000 for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park during its 25th annual Greenbrier Barn Party Friday, May 12, setting a fundraising record for the event. More than 500 guests attended the event in Pittman Center, Tennessee, at the barn of Jim Ogle, former...
Congregation helps Maryville church after vandals cause $200K worth of damage
On May 13, the Blount County Sheriff's Office responded to the church where they found what they estimate to be $200,000 worth of damage.
Blount school board okays Skip Murrin Stadium at William Blount High School
The Blount County Board of Education unanimously agreed Thursday, June 1, to allow William Blount High School to name its football stadium in memory of longtime coach Barry "Skipper" Murrin. School board member Phil Porter, who taught science at William Blount with Murrin, made the motion on behalf the high school, saying, "I can think of no finer person to receive such recognition." Murrin joined Blount County Schools in 1969...
Blount County pharmacy working to fill prescriptions amid national supply shortage
BLOUNT COUNTY, Tenn. (WATE) — A pharmacy chain in Blount County is one of many local pharmacies and medical facilities impacted by the medical supply chain shortage. Shortages of medical supplies have been on the rise since the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report issued by Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Gary […]
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