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Seymour Sees More Snow

Seymour Sees More Snow

Fast on the heels of the previous week’s wintry weather, another bout of severe winter weather swept across East Tennessee. Beginning Friday evening and continuing throughout the day on Saturday, the greater Knoxville area, along with much of Middle and East Tennessee, was pelted with freezing rain and snow, once[Read More…]

SCHS Vandalized

SCHS Vandalized

The severe weather that swept through East Tennessee last week brought more than power outages and slick roads. Unfortunately, the school closings in Sevier County appear to have provided an opportunity for nefarious deeds. According to a release from the City of Sevierville, officers responded to an alarm from the[Read More…]

February 26, 2015 Community, News, Sevier County, Sevierville
Flannigan Takes All 50 States

Flannigan Takes All 50 States

Seymour’s own Gary Flannigan is full of stories. After working for USA Today for more than 20 years he should have quite a few. Most recently, Flannigan executed a cross country trip he’s called his “Separation of Church and State Tour.” Flannigan has been travelling cross country for more than[Read More…]

February 26, 2015 Community, News, Seymour
Kern’s Bakery To Be Revitalized

Kern’s Bakery To Be Revitalized

In an announcement late last week, Knoxville developers David Dewhirst, Mark Heinz, Tim Zitzman and Dixon Greenwood have joined forces to purchase the Kern’s Bakery property on Chapman Hwy. Located just over the Henley St bridge, the exact date of construction for the Kern’s Bakery building is unknown, though it[Read More…]

February 26, 2015 Business, Community, Knox County, Knoxville, News, South Knox
SVFD and Scouts Retire Flag

SVFD and Scouts Retire Flag

On the evening of Monday, Feb 23 the Seymour Volunteer Fire Department, in conjunction with Seymour’s local Trail Life USA Troop, and a group of Seymour residents gathered to take part in an act of patriotism. At Station 1 of the SVFD located at 101 Ford Hill Ln, Trail Life[Read More…]

February 26, 2015 Community, News, Sevier County, Seymour
Seymour Student Returns to Drum Corps

Seymour Student Returns to Drum Corps

While many Seymour area residents have spent their winter season relaxing, enjoying the holidays and even taking vacations, one Seymour High School student is hard at work preparing for the summer. Lane Graves, a junior at SHS, has been rehearsing since December for his return to the Music City Drum[Read More…]

February 26, 2015 Community, News, Sevier County, Seymour
Armed Robber Apprehended

Armed Robber Apprehended

On the afternoon of Monday, Feb 23, Sevier County Sheriffs received a call from the Smartserv Market, located at 2824 Boyds Creek Hwy. The caller told police an armed robbery had just occurred at the store and the perpetrator had fled on foot. Additionally, according to a release from the[Read More…]

February 26, 2015 Community, News, Sevier County, Sevierville, Seymour
City Saves South High

City Saves South High

In keeping with the recent trend of restoration and revitalization in South Knoxville, the City Council recently voted unanimously to acquire the former South High School. Located at 953 E Moody Ave, the 78 year old school has been steadily deteriorating and was recommended for purchase by the Abandoned, Blighted[Read More…]

February 26, 2015 Business, Community, Knox County, Knoxville, News, South Knox
SCPLS Hosts American Eagle Foundation

SCPLS Hosts American Eagle Foundation

Regular visitors to Pigeon Forge’s Dollywood theme park may already be familiar with the American Eagle Foundation. Headquartered in the park itself, the foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1985 to “develop and conduct bald eagle and environmental recovery programs in the United States.” Next month, in partnership with[Read More…]

Fire Claims Home

Fire Claims Home

As the second wave of severe winter weather began rolling through Tennessee, on the evening of Friday, Feb 20, a fire raged in the Knox County portion of Seymour. At approximately 6:30 p.m. that day, the Seymour Volunteer Fire Department and Rural/Metro Fire Department responded to a call of a[Read More…]

February 26, 2015 Community, Knox County, News, Seymour