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Seymour High School Agriscience Teacher Attends Professional Development Institute

Buddy Crass, agriscience educator at Seymour High School recently attended an 8-day professional development institute at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee, to teach the Principles of Agricultural Science – Plant section of the Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE). CASE is an instructional system that is changing the culture[Read More...]

July 22, 2014 News
Seymour’s Sawyer Drafted by Rockies

Seymour’s Sawyer Drafted by Rockies

By: Lee Ramsey Former Seymour Eagle pitching ace Logan Sawyer is now a part of the Tri-City Dust Devils in Pasco, Washington.   The Dust Devils are part of the short season A-team league which is part of the Colorado Rockies professional baseball program. “This has always been a dream of[Read More...]

July 22, 2014 News
Rob Ailey Announces Re-Election Bid for Republican Committeeman’s Post

Rob Ailey Announces Re-Election Bid for Republican Committeeman’s Post

Long time Sevier County Republican Activist Rob Ailey is announcing his re-election bid for the 2nd District Republican Republican Committeeman’s post. This district includes both Sevier Blount Counties. Ailey is a lifelong resident of the Seymour community. Having grown up in a conservative Republican family and community he develops a[Read More...]

July 22, 2014 Community, News, Politics, Sevier County, Seymour

Two Seymour Residents Killed in Wye Rd. Accident

Two Seymour residents were killed in a one-vehicle accident in Sevier County on Monday night. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 9:30 p.m. on the 800 block of Wye Drive. Troopers say 43-year-old Anthony Torbeck, of Seymour, was driving his 2000 Toyota westbound on Wye Drive[Read More...]

July 22, 2014 Community, News, Sevier County, Seymour
Seymour Residents Lose 1,000 Pounds in Competition

Seymour Residents Lose 1,000 Pounds in Competition

By Jay Miller, jay@heraldnewstn.com Get Fit Seymour participants rallied June 7 at the Seymour Middle School to celebrate the conclusion of the two month competition. Close to 200 people were in attendance for the closing ceremonies. During the ceremony each participant was asked to conduct a final weigh-in. Those people[Read More...]

July 22, 2014 Community, Events, News, Seymour, Sports
Accident Leads to Arrest

Accident Leads to Arrest

A two car accident at the intersection of Boyds Creek Hwy. and Old Sevierville Pk.  July 11 sent one driver to the hospital and the other to jail. Sevier County Sheriff’s Department and Seymour Volunteer Fire Department responded to the accident at approximately 12:20 pm. A  red Mini Cooper and[Read More...]

July 17, 2014 Community, News, Seymour
Organic Farm Produces Locally

Organic Farm Produces Locally

By Jay Miller, jay@heraldnewstn.com Organicism Farms and Foods is an organic farm in Seymour that specializes in growing and preparing foods for local residents. Jessica Hammond operates the farm on Keener Rd. with the help of her mother. They have a lush 28 acre plot of farmable land near the[Read More...]

July 17, 2014 Business, Community, News, Seymour, South Knox
Property Owners Continue Fight against Verizon Tower Plan

Property Owners Continue Fight against Verizon Tower Plan

The Smoky Hills Homeowners Association and other area residents convened July 10 to discuss ways to combat a proposed plan by Verizon Wireless to construct a communication tower in Seymour. The property where the tower is to be built is located at 272 Keeble Rd. northwest of the intersection of[Read More...]

Construction Under Way at Tennessee School for the Deaf

Construction Under Way at Tennessee School for the Deaf

By Jay Miller, jay@heraldnewtn.com Excavating crews are working at the Tennessee School for the Deaf in South Knoxville on phase one of a master plan for the school. Included in the master plan is the construction of a new high school on the campus that will allow the school to[Read More...]

Maryville Resident Reflects on Hiking All Trails in GSMNP

Maryville Resident Reflects on Hiking All Trails in GSMNP

When Elise Eustice realized she was about to turn 40 she decided, like many people, to do something special to commemorate it. Unlike many people, however, Eustice decided she was going to hike every mile of trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in one year while maintaining a full-time[Read More...]