Area News

ChocolateFest Coming to Knoxville

ChocolateFest Coming to Knoxville

Enjoy a hilarious evening of Chocolate & Comedy with Leanne Morgan on Friday, Jan. 26. at the Knoxville Convention Center. This Chocolatefest 2018 kick-off event includes live entertainment by comedian Leanne Morgan and improv duo Some Antics as well as delicious snacks, a silent auction, cash bar and chocolate. Tickets[Read More…]

Dec 18, 2017 Area News

Ripken Joins Forces with Dollywood

The Ripken Experience Pigeon Forge announced it has extended its partnership with The Dollywood Company, the premier getaway destination in the Great Smoky Mountains, through the 2019 operating season. As part of The Ripken Experience Pigeon Forge entertainment package, week-long tournament participants from all over the country will receive tickets[Read More…]

Dec 18, 2017 Area News
Gatlinburg Worker Wins Spirit Award

Gatlinburg Worker Wins Spirit Award

Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce recently awarded Arlie Watson, Jr. the coveted William C. Stevens Volunteer Spirit Award for his profound commitment to Gatlinburg and many volunteer efforts. “I am very honored and humbled at receiving this award,” Watson said. “This award is a representation of not only myself, but our[Read More…]

Dec 18, 2017 Area News

Gun Pointed at Officer in Knoxville

Officers fired two shots at a suspect on Friday after being threatened by a rifle. According to reports from the Knoxville Police Department, at 10:33 p.m., KPD officer Zach Wilson and his trainee, Tyler Harmon, conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle containing two males. Reports show that the passenger[Read More…]

Dec 18, 2017 Area News

Missing Person Found Dead

A missing 36-year-old women was found dead last Saturday in Campbell County. According to a report from the Knoxville Police Department, Nakisha Scott was reported missing on May 30 of this year. The Knoxville Police Special Crimes Unit worked with family members and the public to locate Scott, and they[Read More…]

Dec 18, 2017 Area News

TN Homecoming Comes to an End

The Museum of Appalachia in Norris has announced that their annual Tennessee Fall Homecoming event has come to an end. The festival started in 1980 as a one-time event to recognize, display and celebrate the disappearing music and culture of the Southern Appalachians, but grew over the years into a[Read More…]

Dec 18, 2017 Area News

Dogs Dumped in Sevier County, PWP Shelter Caring for Survivor

BY: TANNER HANCOCK HERALD NEWS [email protected] Authorities with the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office are seeking help identifying the person or persons accused of abandoning four dogs near Cove Mountain. Three of the dogs were found dead, yet the fourth is currently being cared for by the Pets Without Parents animal[Read More…]

Dec 18, 2017 Area News, Featured

Honor Lost Animals

In an effort to help pet owners celebrate the lives of their companion animals, both living and deceased, Veterinary Social Work (VSW) at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine is hosting its Winter Pet Memorial Celebration this Friday from 6- 8:30 p.m. The event, which is free and[Read More…]

Dec 13, 2017 Area News
(L-R) Jason Broome, Vice President of Operations; Jim Davis from the Sevier County Food Ministry and Janet Dawson, General Manager for Dollywood’s Splash County pose with this year’s check.

Dollywood Donates

Every year, Dollywood offers free admission for residents of Sevier County with just one condition: a $5 donation to the Sevier County Food Ministries must be made at the door. Since 1998, Dollywood has managed to donate a generous $1,000,208.75 to the local food ministry. This year, a check for[Read More…]

Dec 11, 2017 Area News

SCPLS Hosts Lawyer in the Library Event

For Sevierville residents who have felt the need to discuss an issue but wasn’t quite sure what direction to take, the Sevier County Public Library System has the answers. Patrons can sign up for 30 minute sessions with the Lawyer in the Library, a one-on-0ne meeting with local attorney, Charles[Read More…]

Dec 11, 2017 Area News