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Seymour VFD Efforts Recognized

Seymour VFD Efforts Recognized

On Friday, Nov 7, the Seymour Volunteer Fire Department was awarded a national prize for “Emergency Service Recruitment and Retention Initiative.” The award was presented by the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Volunteer Combination Officer Section and Volunteer Firemen’s Insurance Services (VFIS). A part of the VCOS Symposium in[Read More...]

November 20, 2014 Business, Community, News, Sevier County, Seymour
Construction Ongoing to Alleviate Flooding

Construction Ongoing to Alleviate Flooding

Crews were hard at work last week behind the Seymour Business Park, installing concrete and metal drainage pipes to divert the flow of runoff during rainy weather. A variety of equipment was brought in to complete the task, which should make travelling through the intersection of Cherokee Hills and Marvyille[Read More...]

November 20, 2014 Business, Community, News, Sevier County, Seymour
Seymour Shares Holiday Spirit

Seymour Shares Holiday Spirit

Operation Christmas Child, a donation program run under the auspices of Samaritan’s Purse, is in the midst of their holiday donation drive for children. Operation Christmas Child (OCC) provides gifts to children across the globe through donations provided in their annual drive. Donors are asked to fill a standard sized[Read More...]

Seymour WWII Veteran Celebrates 95th Birthday

Seymour WWII Veteran Celebrates 95th Birthday

On Monday, Nov 17, a small crowd of well-wishers gathered at the Chapman Hwy Hardee’s location to wish a happy birthday to local veteran Beecher Baker. Celebrating his 95th birthday, Baker enjoyed breakfast with a group of friends and family, including his sister, cousin, daughters and grandson. Baker was drafted[Read More...]

November 20, 2014 Community, News, Sevier County, Seymour
Clayton Homes Gives Back

Clayton Homes Gives Back

Clayton Homes has been in business in the greater Knoxville area since 1966 after Jim Clayton moved from selling cars to selling mobile homes. Since that time, Clayton Homes has become the largest producer and seller of manufactured housing in the United States. In 2003, the company was sold to[Read More...]

November 20, 2014 Business, News, Sevier County
Fatal Shooting at Local Tavern

Fatal Shooting at Local Tavern

On Nov 13 at approximately 5:43 p.m. a fatal officer-involved shooting occurred outside the Chatterbox Tavern on Chapman Hwy. Knox County Sheriff’s Officers arrived at the location to arrest 29-year-old James McCown, who was wanted for burglary, theft, a parole violation and a failure to appear. According to reports, officers[Read More...]

November 20, 2014 Business, Community, Knox County, News, Seymour, South Knox
Protecting Online Privacy

Protecting Online Privacy

In the last decade, more and more Americans are spending a significant amount of time online. Whether for email, social media or shopping, the average adult spends two to five hours online each day, during which their personal information may be subject to theft. Keeping a few simple tips in[Read More...]

Sevier County Schools Honored

Sevier County Schools Honored

The Sevier County School System has been awarded a place on the 5th Annual AP District Honor Roll by the College Board. Inclusion on the Honor Roll is based on three years of collected AP data across 34 AP exams, including world language and culture. “I am pleased that the[Read More...]

November 20, 2014 Community, News, Sevier County, Sevierville, Seymour
More Charges Levied Against Dogfighters

More Charges Levied Against Dogfighters

Additional charges were handed down last week in a Sevier County dog fighting case. According to a report from the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office, a grand jury returned an additional 50 counts of dog fighting and three counts of animal cruelty against Mark, Kimberly and Jacob Heatherly of Sevier County.[Read More...]

November 20, 2014 Community, News, Sevier County, Sevierville, Seymour
Shooting Victim Dies

Shooting Victim Dies

The victim of a Nov 6 shooting in Kodak, TN has died. Audrey M. McCroskey, age 46, was taken to UT Medical Center after sustaining a gunshot wound to the head from her estranged boyfriend, Browning Burgess. On the evening of Nov 6, police responded to a 911 call on[Read More...]

November 20, 2014 Community, News, Sevier County