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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…]

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
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
Ice Ravages Area

Ice Ravages Area

Monday, beginning around 11 a.m., the Knoxville and Seymour areas fell victim to the severe winter storm that buffeted the state for the first part of the week. By mid-afternoon Monday much of the area was freezing under a layer of sleet with more to come. Overnight the State of[Read More…]

Sevier Co E911 Excels

Sevier Co E911 Excels

Many American citizens have never experienced life without an emergency services system. It is easy to forget that picking up a phone and dialing 9-1-1 wasn’t always an option for someone experiencing an emergency. In 1957, the National Association of Fire Chiefs recommended the use of a single number for[Read More…]

Tractor Supply Continues Scholarship Program

Tractor Supply Continues Scholarship Program

Close on the heels of an extremely successful second year, Tractor Supply recently announced the third annual Growing Scholars program in partnership with the National FFA Foundation. In 2014, Tractor Supply customers donated $447,671 , which supplied 334 scholarships to FFA members for use in the pursuit of college degrees.[Read More…]

February 19, 2015 Business, Community, News, Sevier County, Seymour
Oldhams Acquire More of Townsend

Oldhams Acquire More of Townsend

Mark and Sharon Oldham, new owners of Dancing Bear cabins, recently announced their acquisition of nearby Apple Valley Country Stores and Café. The iconic retail complex was purchased as part of an ambitious multi-million dollar investment strategy for the Townsend area. The Apply Valley Country Stores & Café is a[Read More…]

February 19, 2015 Business, News, Sevier County, Sevierville
Real Estate Broker Boasts Award Winning Sales

Real Estate Broker Boasts Award Winning Sales

Last month the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors gathered at the Knoxville Museum of Art for a special event. In addition to installing the new Board of Directors for the association, KAAR also recognized a number of members for excellence in their field. The Award of Excellence is an honor[Read More…]

February 12, 2015 Business, News, Sevier County, Seymour
Student Honored by SVFD

Student Honored by SVFD

Last Thursday, in a surprise ceremony, Blount County resident Ireland Murphy was honored by the Seymour Volunteer Fire Department and Rural Metro for going above and beyond what was expected of a civilian. According to John Linsenbigler of the SVFD, there are two roadblocks the SVFD experiences in their quest[Read More…]

February 12, 2015 Blount County, Business, Community, News, Seymour
Knoxville Breaks New Ground in Crime Fighting

Knoxville Breaks New Ground in Crime Fighting

Early this week the Knoxville Police Department launched a new high tech crime fighting initiative. In a conference attended by Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and KPD Police Chief David Rausch, officials introduced a program known as SelectaDNA to attendees. SelectaDNA is an artificial DNA identification system designed to target property[Read More…]

February 12, 2015 Business, Community, Knox County, Knoxville, News, South Knox