Business

BJR Keeps It Clean

BJR Keeps It Clean

In Sevierville, off the beaten path, intrepid home mechanics can find what they’re looking for at BJR Auto Recycling. Owned and operated by Randy Gammon, BJR’s office rests on the side of a hill covered with the remnants of a variety of vehicles. “Most of the cars we buy come[Read More...]

November 26, 2014 Business, News, Sevier County, Sevierville
Food City Expands

Food City Expands

Seymour residents have recently noticed some heavy equipment working in the area between Burger King and Food City on Chapman Hwy. With the recent opening of Family Dollar, which was previously next to Food City, at a new location on Chapman Hwy, representatives of Food City have finally confirmed the[Read More...]

November 26, 2014 Business, Community, News, Sevier County, Seymour
Dunkin’ Donuts Builds Again in S Knox

Dunkin’ Donuts Builds Again in S Knox

A South Knoxville building is undergoing a renovation over the course of the next month. The former Burger King site at 2800 Chapman Hwy is under construction to transition into another Dunkin’ Donuts. This location is owned by Dave Baumgartner, president of the Bluemont Group LLC. Bluemont Group is the[Read More...]

November 26, 2014 Business, Community, Knox County, News, South Knox
Winter Prep: Homes

Winter Prep: Homes

This holiday week, Seymour is experiencing a temporary respite from earlier cold temperatures, making it seem like winter is a distant concern. However, homeowners should take this opportunity to delve into winter preparations for their homes. Much like preparing a vehicle for winter, preparing a home begins with a series[Read More...]

Seymour VFD Efforts Recognized

Seymour VFD Efforts Recognized

On Friday, Nov 7, the Seymour Volunteer Fire Department was awarded a national prize for “Emergency Service Recruitment and Retention Initiative.” The award was presented by the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Volunteer Combination Officer Section and Volunteer Firemen’s Insurance Services (VFIS). A part of the VCOS Symposium in[Read More...]

November 20, 2014 Business, Community, News, Sevier County, Seymour
Construction Ongoing to Alleviate Flooding

Construction Ongoing to Alleviate Flooding

Crews were hard at work last week behind the Seymour Business Park, installing concrete and metal drainage pipes to divert the flow of runoff during rainy weather. A variety of equipment was brought in to complete the task, which should make travelling through the intersection of Cherokee Hills and Marvyille[Read More...]

November 20, 2014 Business, Community, News, Sevier County, Seymour
Clayton Homes Gives Back

Clayton Homes Gives Back

Clayton Homes has been in business in the greater Knoxville area since 1966 after Jim Clayton moved from selling cars to selling mobile homes. Since that time, Clayton Homes has become the largest producer and seller of manufactured housing in the United States. In 2003, the company was sold to[Read More...]

November 20, 2014 Business, News, Sevier County
Fatal Shooting at Local Tavern

Fatal Shooting at Local Tavern

On Nov 13 at approximately 5:43 p.m. a fatal officer-involved shooting occurred outside the Chatterbox Tavern on Chapman Hwy. Knox County Sheriff’s Officers arrived at the location to arrest 29-year-old James McCown, who was wanted for burglary, theft, a parole violation and a failure to appear. According to reports, officers[Read More...]

November 20, 2014 Business, Community, Knox County, News, Seymour, South Knox
Protecting Online Privacy

Protecting Online Privacy

In the last decade, more and more Americans are spending a significant amount of time online. Whether for email, social media or shopping, the average adult spends two to five hours online each day, during which their personal information may be subject to theft. Keeping a few simple tips in[Read More...]

Preparing for Winter: Vehicles

Preparing for Winter: Vehicles

With the recent drop in temperature and light dusting of snow, Seymour and South Knoxville area residents were reminded of the approaching winter weather. Predictions for the upcoming winter season range from relatively mild to extremely harsh. Whatever the weather becomes, now is the time to begin preparing for the[Read More...]