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Fire Prompts Extra Precautions

Fire Prompts Extra Precautions

On the afternoon of Saturday, Mar 21, something unusual happened in Sevier County. Passersby noted with confusion a few tendrils of smoke climbing toward the sky, which rapidly morphed into a noxious, black column. The culprit was a tire fire, located near the Great Smokies Craft Fair in Sevierville. While[Read More…]

Babysitter Charged with Rape

Babysitter Charged with Rape

Just after midnight on Monday, Mar 23, officers with the Knoxville Police Department responded to a call on Joe Lewis Rd regarding the sexual assault of a child. According to a report from KPD, the child’s mother and another adult witness returned home to discover her 6 year old daughter[Read More…]

March 26, 2015 Community, Knox County, Knoxville, News, South Knox
Library Receives Land for Expansion

Library Receives Land for Expansion

In a unanimous vote last Monday the Sevier County Commission appropriated $66,000 for the purchase of property for the expansion of Seymour Library. “It has taken more than a year for the land to be appraised and the selling price negotiated with its present owners,” wrote Nancy Rickenbach, president of[Read More…]

March 26, 2015 Community, News, Sevier County, Seymour
Raises Possible for Sevier County

Raises Possible for Sevier County

At the last Sevier County Commissioners meeting, held Mar 20, members of the budget committee voted unanimously to include a suggested raise for county employees in the budget proposal for the next fiscal year. This is only the first step in the process to securing raises for county employees, according[Read More…]

Marathon Comes to S Knox

Marathon Comes to S Knox

This weekend the greater Knoxville area will be overrun with athletes as the events surrounding the annual Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon kick off.  Hosted by the Knoxville Track Club, in conjunction with the City of Knoxville, The University of Tennessee and Covenant Health, the marathon will take place Sunday, Mar[Read More…]

Road Repairs Underway

Road Repairs Underway

As Bradford Pear trees begin to bloom, spring is undeniably on its way and it is easy to forget that, just a few weeks ago, the greater Knoxville area was blanketed in snow and ice. Extreme winter weather, such as that experienced throughout the southeastern United States this year, can[Read More…]

Business Hosts Blood Drive

Business Hosts Blood Drive

As winter fades and area residents begin to venture outdoors, a variety of markets and fairs and seasonal activities are on the horizon. One such event will be sponsored by Advance America, located in South Knox. The Chapman Hwy location of the national business is planning to host a blood drive[Read More…]

South-Doyle Receives Grant

South-Doyle Receives Grant

Each year Prestige Cleaners/Prestige Tuxedo presents a variety of grants to area schools and this year, South Doyle High School was the beneficiary of one such grant. The money comes from the Project Classroom Program. Established in 2007, Project Classroom donates funds to area schools for purchasing supplies and equipment[Read More…]

March 26, 2015 Community, Knox County, Knoxville, News, South Knox
Unique Attraction Rolls Around

Unique Attraction Rolls Around

This week visitors to Pigeon Forge will discover a newly opened family attraction- The Outdoor Gravity Park. The concept of the Outdoor Gravity Park originated in New Zealand but has made its way to Tennessee just in time for spring. The Outdoor Gravity Park will open to the public for[Read More…]

March 26, 2015 Community, Entertainment, News, Sevier County
City Seeks Advisory Council Members

City Seeks Advisory Council Members

According to the Office of Business Support, the City of Knoxville is seeking nominations for its Business Advisory Council, or BAC. Members of the BAC serve in an advisory and partnership capacity to the city with goal of promoting regular and open communication between city government and the business community.[Read More…]