Articles by: Joe King

Holy Smokes: Fire Threatens Church

Holy Smokes: Fire Threatens Church

A brush fire turned into a potentially dangerous situation Saturday afternoon, prompting Seymour Volunteer Fire Department to arrive at the scene. A fire behind Trinity Baptist Church, located at 708 S. Old Sevierville Pike, resulted in a total loss for the church owners. “It was an old, abandoned building that[Read More…]

Jul 13, 2017 Featured, News
BEER BUST BLITZ: 3 Seymour Stores Cited for Selling Alcohol to Minors

BEER BUST BLITZ: 3 Seymour Stores Cited for Selling Alcohol to Minors

BY JOE KING HERALD NEWS Three Seymour convenience stores were caught selling beer to underage customers in an area operation conducted by the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office. Sevier County Sheriff Ron Seals said clerks from Floyd’s Market on Chapman Highway, Speedway Market on U.S. 411 and Jimmy’s Market on Chapman[Read More…]

Jul 13, 2017 Featured, News
Parr Wants More Local Inclusion

Parr Wants More Local Inclusion

Rebecca Parr is a candidate for district one who made the decision to run after adopting her great-nephew. “It got me focused on other members of the community who are watching after family members,” Parr said. “We need support for families.” Parr believes that prisons burden these families rather than[Read More…]

Jul 13, 2017 Featured, News, South Knox
2 Arrested Following Overdose

2 Arrested Following Overdose

BY AMBERLY SELLERS HERALD NEWS Two Seymour residents have been arrested for drug possession and resale following overdoses that left them in critical condition and prompted investigation by Federal authorities. Sevier County Sheriff Ron Seals stated that the investigation started Saturday after two different people overdosed at a home, located[Read More…]

Jul 13, 2017 News, Seymour
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 Police and firefighters can be seen on the Henley Street Bridge after a young woman jumped  over the side.

Body Found from Suicide Jump

Knoxville Police Officers found the body of a woman who jumped off the Henley Street Bridge in an apparent suicide during a Wednesday morning search. Officers located the body of the as of press time unidentified female at about 6:20 a.m. .  As officers checked her residence, members of the[Read More…]

Jul 13, 2017 Featured, News
S. Knox High Stabilization Begins

S. Knox High Stabilization Begins

Dover Development has begun work on stabilizing old South Knox High, the first step towards converting the long-abandoned school into a senior living center. “It’s a beautiful building and will make a beautiful, historic place to call home,” said Rick Dover, general manager of the firm. Dover Development has turned[Read More…]

Jul 13, 2017 Featured, News, South Knox
Family Dollar Relocates

Family Dollar Relocates

By Joe King, [email protected] Previously located at 11503 Chapman Hwy., the Seymour Family Dollar officially opened its new location this week, but no reason was given as to its apparent delayed opening. Although the move wasn’t too far, the store now located across the street at 11536 Chapman Hwy. will[Read More…]

May 15, 2014 News, Seymour
Revitalization Planned for Dogwood Trails

Revitalization Planned for Dogwood Trails

The dogwood blooms are fading away, but already plans are being made for 2015 to change that. Lake Forest Neighborhood Association is kicking off its second annual “Plant Pink” Landscape Improvement Contest. From May to October, residents are encouraged to submit a “before” and “after” photo demonstrating their efforts. Molly Gilbert,[Read More…]

May 15, 2014 Community, Featured, News, South Knox
Seymour Is Changing

Seymour Is Changing

By Joe King, [email protected] Not too much more than a decade or so ago, Seymour looked like a very different place. Many residents can perhaps even recall when the intersection at Chapman Hwy. and Hwy. 411 had nothing but a flashing yellow light to caution drivers through. Since then construction[Read More…]

May 15, 2014 Featured, News, Seymour
Second Ambulance Won’t Arrive Anytime Soon

Second Ambulance Won’t Arrive Anytime Soon

By Joe King, [email protected] With a population of nearly 11,000 there is only one ambulance designated for Seymour and the explored option of getting a second added to the fleet is a long way away. Before the possibility could be seriously considered Sevier County Emergency Service Director Steve Huskey said[Read More…]

May 15, 2014 Featured, News, Seymour