Business

Tennessee Tax-Free Holiday August 1-3

This year’s tax-free holiday weekend begins at 12:01 a.m on Friday, August 1 and ends Sunday, August 3 at 11:59 p.m. The State of Tennessee’s Annual Sales Tax Holiday is held every year on the first Friday in August and ends the following Sunday night. During the holiday, clothing with[Read More...]

Early Voting Begins in Seymour

Early voting for the Sevier County General Election at the Seymour Branch Library begins July 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Residents will be able to cast an early vote until Saturday July 26. Hours for voting on Saturday will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Early[Read More...]

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 Announces Final Foothills Fall Festival

Maryville Announces Final Foothills Fall Festival

After 15 successful years, the City of Maryville has announced this year’s Foothills Fall Festival will be the final year of the festival. This year music superstars Tim McGraw, Chris Young and Dustin Lynch will perform for fans at Maryville’s Theater in the Park, along with a full range of[Read More...]

Seymour Prostitution Uncovered

Seymour Prostitution Uncovered

The Sevier County Sheriff’s Department reported three women have been arrested after an undercover operation at the Royal Spa located at 10520 Chapman in Seymour on Monday July 7. The women are being charged with promoting prostitution and impersonation of a licensed professional. Officers raided the business after undercover officers[Read More...]

July 10, 2014 Business, Community, News, Seymour
Public Voices Concern Over Proposed Cell Tower

Public Voices Concern Over Proposed Cell Tower

By Jay Miller, jay@heraldnewstn.com Verizon Wireless is proposing the construction of a cell phone tower in Blount County near Seymour but the process has been delayed by public concerns. A public hearing for the construction of the tower was scheduled for July 3 but has been postponed until next month[Read More...]

Ijams Sponsoring Trail Volunteer Program

Ijams Sponsoring Trail Volunteer Program

Ijams is sponsoring a new Trail Volunteer program created by Knox County Parks & Recreation. The Trail Volunteer Program offers local trail and greenway users the opportunity to make our community’s park system a friendlier, cleaner, more inviting place to bike, run and play. “We’re kind of the hub of the urban[Read More...]

Seymour Studio Teaches Clogging Tradition

Seymour Studio Teaches Clogging Tradition

By Jay Miller, jay@heraldnewstn.com Southern Sounds Studio in Seymour is offering local residents clogging lessons at Clogging Camp 2014 to be held July 21-25. The studio opened in November 2013. Instructor Amanda Barwick says they have seen a steady increase in students since the inception of the studio. “We went[Read More...]