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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
Bicycle Tour Cruises Through Seymour

Bicycle Tour Cruises Through Seymour

DeCycles, a bicycle group from Bloomington, IN, passed through Seymour July 9 on their way to Indiana from Key West, FL. The group pedaled their way from Asheville July 7 through the Great Smoky Smoky Mountains National Park into Gatlinburg July 8. They enjoyed an off day in Gatlinburg and[Read More...]

July 10, 2014 Community, Entertainment, News, Seymour, Sports, Travel
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...]

Open Quarry Excites Community

Open Quarry Excites Community

by Gerrod Moore; gerrod@heraldnewstn.com The summer heat has brought a lot of attention to a local quarry in South Knoxville. The Ijams Nature Center’s Mead’s Quarry Lake has become a summer hot spot for local families. The quarry located off of James White Parkway is now open to the public[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...]

Coffee Prices Hold Steady in Seymour Shops, For Now

Coffee Prices Hold Steady in Seymour Shops, For Now

By Jay Miller, jay@heraldnewstn.com Two Seymour coffee shops have no plans to raise their drink fees despite the fact international coffee prices have soared in the past few months. Starbucks announced June 20 it was raising prices on coffee sold in stores by 5 to 20 cents per drink. This[Read More...]

July 10, 2014 Blount County, Business, Community, News, Seymour
Crime Spree Hits South Knox

Crime Spree Hits South Knox

South Knoxville has recently experienced influx of thefts and robberies near Chapman Hwy. From July 3 to July 8 there have been a total of 16 calls to Knoxville Police Department regarding robberies, thefts, or burglaries in the South Knoxville area. Eight of those calls have been residential burglaries. Two[Read More...]

South Knoxville Elementary Joins Great Schools Partnership

South Knoxville Elementary Joins Great Schools Partnership

The Knox County Schools and the Great Schools Partnership have announced its Community Schools initiative is expanding to include South Knoxville Elementary School beginning in the 2014-15 school year. Community Schools are a strategy for aligning community resources for student success, family health and neighborhood safety. The schools accomplish these[Read More...]

July 10, 2014 Community, News, Schools, South Knox
Local Musician to Perform at Seymour Library

Local Musician to Perform at Seymour Library

Harpist Julia Stark will perform  from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 18 at the newly finished gazebo at Seymour Public Library. The performance is free and open to the public. The library suggests visitors bring a blanket or lawn chair. It is an informal event, and visitors are welcome[Read More...]