Articles by: Joe King

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
Pedestrian Struck By Car on Henley Bridge

Pedestrian Struck By Car on Henley Bridge

A male pedestrian who was apparently attempting to dodge and weave between south bound vehicles on the Henley Bridge was hit by a Honda Accord May 13. According to Knoxville Police Department Public Information Officer Darrell Debusk, at about fifteen minutes after Noon officers responded to Henley St. at Clinch[Read More...]

May 15, 2014 Featured, News, South Knox
Still Passing the Test of Time

Still Passing the Test of Time

Whether it is the outcome of a controversial political decision, the impact of a piece of art, or the longevity of a business the ultimate judge of success is time. As a cornerstone for any community, the local newspaper is the true record of the passage of time. And while[Read More...]

May 15, 2014 Community, Featured, News, Opinion, Seymour
Decades-old Controversy Settled

Decades-old Controversy Settled

Placed side-by-side, Graptemys nigrinoda turtles seem to have two distinct subspecies, but a recent inquiry into their DNA by three Maryville College graduates has revealed that, despite often dramatic differences in appearance, the turtles are all one and the same. Those findings will be published in the journal of the[Read More...]

May 15, 2014 Blount County, News
WWE’s The Shield Headed to Knoxville

WWE’s The Shield Headed to Knoxville

By Nikki Maddox WWE is returning to Knoxville May 26 for the first time in more than two years and it promises to be something extraordinary. Seth Rollins of The Shield, a three-man tag team, will be one of the highlights of the event at Thompson-Bowling Arena. “You are going[Read More...]

May 15, 2014 Events, Featured, Knoxville, News, Sports
Accident Shuts Down Chapman: Victim Airlifted by Life Star

Accident Shuts Down Chapman: Victim Airlifted by Life Star

By Jay Miller, [email protected] One man was injured in a single car accident after his vehicle struck a telephone pole on Chapman Hwy. May 6. The accident occurred at about 2 p.m. that afternoon. Due to the impact of the vehicle the telephone pole splintered, causing KUB to cut power[Read More...]

May 8, 2014 Featured, News, Seymour
At the Election Polls: Candidates Sense Voting Apathy

At the Election Polls: Candidates Sense Voting Apathy

By Joe King, [email protected] Although most of the local candidates were out at the Seymour voting locations for Primary Election Day May 6, many running for office seemed to gather a sense of voter apathy at the Seymour Primary School location. “There’s not many people voting and it is disappointing,”[Read More...]

May 8, 2014 Featured, News, Politics, Seymour