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Civil War Event in Seymour

Civil War Event in Seymour

By Jay Miller, jay@heraldnewstn.com Wheatlands Plantation in Seymour held their annual Civil War Event July 19 and July 20 despite the presence of inclement weather. The first day of the events kept dozens of expected visitors away when over two inches of rain came down on the plantation.  Things were[Read More...]

Hidden Cash Found in Seymour

Hidden Cash Found in Seymour

The first round of the local Hidden Cash game commenced at 5:00pm on August 8. Within two hours, the cash was found and claimed by Gary and Marie Flanagan. This week’s Hidden Cash will take place in two locations: Seymour and South Knoxville. Follow us on Facebook.com/HeraldNewsTN or Twitter @HeraldNewsTn for clues[Read More...]

August 14, 2014 Community, Entertainment, Events, Featured, News, Seymour
Special Escort Planned for Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Pigeon Forge Arrival

Special Escort Planned for Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Pigeon Forge Arrival

A caravan down the Parkway to mark the arrival of a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial has been added to a multi-day salute to America’s veterans in Pigeon Forge this month. The major events are Aug. 21-24 and include the Celebrate Freedom Welcome Home Vietnam Parade on Aug.[Read More...]

August 14, 2014 Calendar, Community, Events, Featured, News, Sevier County
South Knox Students Offered Free Meals at School

South Knox Students Offered Free Meals at School

This school year, all students in 52 Knox County schools will benefit from breakfast and lunch at no charge through the Community Eligibility Provision, a nationwide program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture . Through the CEP program, all students enrolled at the qualifying schools receive meals free of[Read More...]

Two Dead in Cabin Rental Murder/Suicide

Two Dead in Cabin Rental Murder/Suicide

Sevier County Sherriff’s Department reported August 12 that two Florida residents are dead after a shooting August 11 in Sevier County at a rental cabin near Gatlinburg. Sevier County Sherriff Ron Seals stated Sevier County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at approximately 11:50 p.m. The female caller stated that[Read More...]

August 14, 2014 Community, News, Sevier County
Blount Man Charged in Stabbing Incident

Blount Man Charged in Stabbing Incident

Blount County Sheriff Office said a 58-year-old Walland man has been charged with aggravated assault after he stabbed a man during an argument August 11. The stabbing victim is in stable condition. The victim, Richard Lynn Newsom, 56, of  Walland, was taken by Rural/Metro Ambulance Service to the University of Tennessee[Read More...]

August 14, 2014 Blount County, Community, News
Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundation celebrates 25th Evening of Elegance

Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundation celebrates 25th Evening of Elegance

This Saturday, August 16, the Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundation will celebrate the 25th year of its signature event – the Evening of Elegance ball and auction – with a sparkling night of tributes to the health of Sevier County.  Themed “To Your Health!”, the 2014 Evening of Elegance will honor the[Read More...]

Four Men Injured in Blount County Construction Accident

Four Men Injured in Blount County Construction Accident

The Blount County Sherriff’s Office reported that four men were injured, one seriously, at a home construction site in Maryville August 7. The incident occurred near Chota Rd. at approximately 4:00 p.m. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the report of injuries at a home under construction on Griffitts Mill Circle. Witnesses[Read More...]

August 14, 2014 Blount County, News, Real Estate
SPD to Hold Child Car Safety Seat Checkpoint

SPD to Hold Child Car Safety Seat Checkpoint

The City of Sevierville Police Department has scheduled a Child Car Safety Seat Checkpoint from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. August 16 at Tennessee State Bank located at 642 Dolly Parton Parkway at the intersection with North Henderson Ave., just west of the Post Office. Many families travel by car during the[Read More...]

August 14, 2014 Community, News, Sevier County, Sevierville, Seymour

Overbey Secures $98,000 for Park Improvements

State Senator Doug Overbey (R-Maryville) announced today that the City of Gatlinburg will receive a $98,000 Local Park and Recreation Fund grant from the Department of Environment and Conservation.  The funds will be used to make improvements to Mills Park. “Our parks are a very important part of our communities,” said Senator Overbey.  “I congratulate[Read More...]

August 14, 2014 Community, News, Real Estate, Sevier County