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Seymour Middle Host Medal of Honor Recipients

Seymour Middle Host Medal of Honor Recipients

Friday, Sept 12, Seymour Middle School students were treated to a visit by two Medal of Honor recipients in town for the 2014 Knoxville Medal of Honor Convention. Honorees U.S. Marine Corps Col. Harvey C. Barnum and Army Sgt.1st Class Melvin Morris, both in their 70s, arrived on school grounds[Read More...]

September 18, 2014 Community, Events, Featured, News, Seymour
Little Caeser’s Robbed by Armed Assailant

Little Caeser’s Robbed by Armed Assailant

Sunday, Sept 14 at approximately 8:52 a.m. Little Caeser’s Pizza located at 11212 Chapman Hwy experienced an armed robbery. According to Sevier County Sheriff Ron Seals, two employees were inside the locked store preparing for opening when they heard a noise at the back door. Reports stated one employee opened[Read More...]

September 18, 2014 Business, Community, News, Seymour
Sevier County Annex Nears Completion

Sevier County Annex Nears Completion

In February of this year, Johnson & Galyon began construction on an extension of the Sevier County Correctional Facility located on Old Knoxville Hwy.  Nearly eight months later, the facility is on track to be fully staffed and operational in accordance with its original timeline of January 2015. “They’ve done[Read More...]

September 18, 2014 Community, News, Sevier County
Seymour Shop Offers A Sweet Variety

Seymour Shop Offers A Sweet Variety

Seymour Sweets N Treats is the first shop of its kind in the Seymour area. Located at 101 Huskey Valley Rd, the storefront opened for business July 11 of this year. “As Seymour Sweets N Treats, we’ve been in business for about 7 years. We were attending arts and crafts[Read More...]

September 18, 2014 Business, News, Seymour
Seymour Farm Hosts Youth Rodeo

Seymour Farm Hosts Youth Rodeo

Saturday, Sept 20, Tri-C Farms of Seymour will host their first annual youth benefit rodeo for Northview Academy. Tri-C Farms is nestled between rolling hills down a gravel drive and is a regular host of youth rodeos. Purchased by current owner Rod Cowan’s grandfather shortly after the Great Depression, Tri-C[Read More...]

September 18, 2014 Community, Entertainment, Events, News, Seymour
Students Debate at Wake Forest

Students Debate at Wake Forest

This past weekend, Seymour High school students traveled to North Carolina for the Wake Forest National Tournament in debate. The annual event draws students from all across the country to compete, and Seymour students have been regular attendees for several years. “Our entire debate team went to Wake Forest and[Read More...]

September 18, 2014 Community, News, Seymour
South Knoxville Gets A Clean Sweep

South Knoxville Gets A Clean Sweep

There’s an old Southern idiom that states “a new broom gives a clean sweep, but an old broom knows the corners.” This phrase inspired the name of the South Knoxville Old Brooms Brigade. “We wanted to emphasize that the community is cleaning up itself, by people who understand the dynamic[Read More...]

September 18, 2014 Community, News, South Knox
Emery’s Relocation Plans on Schedule

Emery’s Relocation Plans on Schedule

  Long-time residents of the South Knoxville and Seymour area are already familiar with Emery’s 5 and 10. E. L. Emery opened the first store on Summit Hill in 1927, with the Chapman Hwy location to follow in the 1950s, according to store employee Vickers Johnson. Johnson enjoys providing customers[Read More...]

September 18, 2014 Business, Community, News, South Knox
Local Official Paves the Way

Local Official Paves the Way

The Tennessee County Highway Officials Association met last week in Sevierville to address possible incoming state legislation over the next year. Local road superintendent Jonas Smelcer attended the gathering held at Calhoun’s Steak house. Smelcer was first elected to office in 1982. As a member of the Officials Association, he’s[Read More...]

September 18, 2014 Community, News, Sevier County, Seymour
Saturday South Succeeds

Saturday South Succeeds

The South Knoxville Alliance hosted the first in a series they’ve entitled Saturday South, events designed to generate awareness and interest in the businesses in the South Knoxville area. The group’s Facebook page describes their purpose, stating “Our objective is to come together as business owners, neighborhoods and active community[Read More...]

September 18, 2014 Business, Community, News, South Knox