Community

Power Outage in Seymour

Power Outage in Seymour

Hundreds of Seymour residents were without power, cable, and telephone services after a tractor trailer pulled down lines on Boyds Creek Hwy. The incident occurred July 29 at approximately 3:00 pm when a tractor trailer made contact with sagging telephone cables while making a delivery to Dollar General. The driver[Read More...]

July 30, 2014 Business, Community, News, Sevier County, Seymour
Meth Lab is Busted in South Knoxville

Meth Lab is Busted in South Knoxville

Three people have been arrested in South Knoxville after meth making materials were found. David Richards, 38 , Fredrick Young,29 , and Stacy Guinn,30 , have all been charged with initiation to manufacture methamphetamine and promoting the manufacture of methamphetamine. Knox County sheriff’s officers were lead to the home at[Read More...]

July 29, 2014 Community, Knox County, News

Inside Island View School

By Jay Miller, jay@heraldnewstn.com For many residents of Seymour, or individuals just passing by, the small, one room school house standing alone in a field off of Boyds Creek Hwy. is a mysterious structure. The school house sits a couple hundred yards back from the road, behind a fence and[Read More...]

Workforce Readiness Program Accepting Applications

Workforce Readiness Program Accepting Applications

Applications are now being accepted for round three of the Youth Workforce Readiness Training and Internship Program, a collaborative project of Blount Partnership and Blount County Adult Education that begins Sept. 8. The eight-week program provides workforce readiness training in the skills needed to obtain and maintain employment in the[Read More...]

July 29, 2014 Blount County, Business, Community, News, Schools
Sevier County 4-H Members Shine at State Conference

Sevier County 4-H Members Shine at State Conference

Sevier County 4-H was represented by three members this year at State 4-H Roundup and All Star Conference.  Delegates included Victoria Clements, SCHS- State Finalist Level II in the Personal Development Project; Angel Chaffin, Gatlinburg Pittman High School – State Finalist Level II in the Entomology Project and Alexis Hall,[Read More...]

South Knox Man Cut by Knife During Argument with his Roommate

Sergeant Jason Keck of the Knoxville Police Department said officers responded to 306 Riggs Ave. July 23 at approximately 10:00 pm concerning a male that had been cut with a knife. Upon Arrival, officers discovered that the cutting victim and the suspect were roommates. The individuals gave different details to[Read More...]

July 29, 2014 Community, News, South Knox

One Killed, One injured in Motorcycle Accident on Chapman Hwy.

Knoxville Police responded to a serious traffic crash on Chapman Hwy, just north of East Dick Ford Ln. approximately 5:08 p.m. July 26. A motorcycle and a small SUV were involved in the collision. Southbound traffic on Chapman Hwy was closed for over two hours, while officers investigated. Both passengers[Read More...]

July 29, 2014 Community, News, Seymour, South Knox

Senator Overbey Selected to Head Human Services and Safety Committee

State Senator Doug Overbey has been elected Vice-Chairman of the Southern Legislative Conference’s Human Services and Public Safety Committee.  The election was held during the group’s annual meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas attended by approximately 1,000 delegates, legislative staff and guests. “Senator Overbey’s election to this important leadership post is[Read More...]

July 29, 2014 Blount County, Community, News, Politics, Seymour

Seymour Boy Attacked by Pit Bul

A Seymour child was attacked by a pit bull Monday afternoon around near his home on Burnette Station Rd. The boy was identified as 7-year-old Austin Foust. The victim’s great-grandfather, Frank Enter, told WATE the boy was rushed to UT Medical Center for treatment to his head. Enter said Foust[Read More...]

July 29, 2014 Community, News, Seymour

Two Lanes of Blount Avenue to Close to Accommodate Demolition

Two Lanes of Blount Ave. will close to accommodate demolition at Baptist Hospital in South Knoxville, according to Eric Vreeland of the City of Knoxville. According to the statement, two westbound lanes of Blount Ave. between Gay St. and Chapman Hwy. will be closed through September 19 Commuters will share[Read More...]

July 29, 2014 Community, News, South Knox