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Willow Tree Robber Caught

Willow Tree Robber Caught

Seymour residents were shocked last week to hear of the dramatic events at Willow Tree Massage. According to police reports, on Tuesday Oct 14 a white male in his early 20s entered the Willow Tree Massage Therapy studio, brandishing a handgun. After taking an undisclosed amount of cash from the[Read More...]

October 23, 2014 Community, Knox County, News, Sevier County, Seymour
Pilot Customers Donate $25K

Pilot Customers Donate $25K

On Thursday, Oct 16, Pilot presented checks to Emerald Youth Foundation and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, totaling more than $25,000. The funds were contributed directly by Pilot customers through the purchase of paper fliers for each organization, priced at $1. The fliers were available at Pilot stores throughout the[Read More...]

October 23, 2014 Business, Community, News, Sevier County, Seymour
Downtown Autobody Celebrates 5 Years

Downtown Autobody Celebrates 5 Years

Five years ago, on Oct 26 of 2009, Downtown Autobody opened in Seymour. Originally owned by Dave Clark of Maryville, the business was purchased in 2012 by its current owner, Monte Jones. Jones has been working on cars for over 30 years. “I started working in my uncle’s garage when[Read More...]

October 23, 2014 Business, Community, News, Sevier County, Seymour
Business Park Updates Sign

Business Park Updates Sign

Common wisdom suggests that updates increase property values in every category, be it commercial, industrial or residential property. Particularly with regard to retail or service industries, updates can drive more traffic to those businesses. One local area property, Seymour Business Park, has recently updated its street sign, adding the names[Read More...]

October 23, 2014 Business, News, Sevier County, Seymour
Resumes and Writers’ Group

Resumes and Writers’ Group

The Seymour branch of the Sevier County Public Library System recently announced a regular meeting for the Seymour Writers’ Group. Beginning in November, the group will meet the first Monday of every month in the meeting room of the Seymour Library from 6pm to 7:30 pm. Led by Mary Manners,[Read More...]

October 23, 2014 Community, Sevier County, Seymour
Tree Planting Event for Bazillion Blooms

Tree Planting Event for Bazillion Blooms

The Dogwood Arts Festival is an annual event in the greater Knoxville area. Presented in part by ORNL, the event is intended to promote and celebrate regional arts, culture and natural beauty. Bazillion Blooms is a program within the Dogwood Arts, begun in 2009. The Bazillian Blooms program, and Dogwood[Read More...]

October 23, 2014 Community, Knox County, News, South Knox
Burn Permits Required

Burn Permits Required

Wildfire season in the state of Tennessee officially runs from Oct 15 through May 15 of the following year. During this time, any residents doing outdoor burning are required by state law to obtain a free burn permit from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Forestry Division, before burning. According to[Read More...]

Medicare Changes Explained

Medicare Changes Explained

Area residents with questions regarding changes to Medicare for 2015 will have the opportunity to get the answers on Wednesday, Oct 29. The Blounty County Public Library in Maryville will host a program entitled “Medicare Changes for 2015.” Joani Shaver, director of the Blount County Office on Aging, will lead[Read More...]

Eagles Blown Away by Hurricanes

Eagles Blown Away by Hurricanes

By: Lee Ramsey The Seymour Eagles home schedule ended last Friday night at Householder Stadium on homecoming and senior night as the Morristown-East Hurricanes completely dominated the Eagles by a score of 40-7. The score was not indicative of just how bad the loss was for Seymour. The Eagles only[Read More...]

October 23, 2014 Schools, Seymour, Sports
Cherokees Passing Game Downs Trojans

Cherokees Passing Game Downs Trojans

By: Lee Ramsey With the return of star running backs Jocquez Bruce and Malik Lundy, the South-Doyle Cherokees soundly defeated the Morristown West Trojans by a score of 41-7 in Morristown at Burke-Toney Stadium last Friday night. Even with the two running backs returning from injury, however, the real star[Read More...]

October 23, 2014 Schools, South Knox, Sports