Business

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...]

Wheatlands Plantation Honored

Wheatlands Plantation Honored

Each year the East Tennessee Preservation Association gives awards to local citizens and organizations for their efforts in preserving the history of East Tennessee. Awards can focus on a variety of areas including restoration, heritage tourism and adaptive re-use. This year, Wheatlands Plantation was given an award for their efforts[Read More...]

Dollar Tree Promotes Operation Homefront

Dollar Tree Promotes Operation Homefront

As the holidays approach, many area businesses and organizations turn their attention toward the less fortunate members of the community. The South Knoxville Dollar Tree is following suit this year by participating in a slightly lesser known charity; Operation Homefront. Operation Homefront is a nonprofit organization created to provide emergency[Read More...]

November 13, 2014 Business, Community, Knox County, News, South Knox
Social Media Lowers Barriers

Social Media Lowers Barriers

In the last two decades, social media has gone from a niche hobby utilized by the tech savvy to keep in touch with friends to a worldwide tool used by millions to topple regimes, market business and, yes, keep in touch with friends. With the sudden rise in usage and[Read More...]

Garage Owner Follows Family Tradition

Garage Owner Follows Family Tradition

Gary Hood of Gary’s Garage has been in the car business most of his life, beginning with a childhood spent helping out in his father’s garage. “My dad had a shop since 1968. We worked together there. I helped out and that’s where I decided what I wanted to do,”[Read More...]