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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...]

Ijams Hosts Hike for Public on the South Loop Trail

The Ijams Nature Center will lead hikers into the Urban wilderness once again July 30 with a hike into South Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness The Urban Wilderness series of hikes helps residents explore a variety of trails around Ijams Nature Center and South Knoxville while enjoying beautiful warm weather and scenic[Read More...]

July 23, 2014 Community, Entertainment, Events, News, South Knox

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...]

Pedestrian Killed on Alcoa Highway

Police said a pedestrian was hit and killed on Pellissippi Parkway early July 19 . Crews from the Alcoa Police Department responded to the accident at approximately 6:00 am Saturday morning. They confirmed the victim appeared to be drinking, and added heavy rain played a role in the accident. According[Read More...]

July 23, 2014 Blount County, Community, News
Rob Ailey Announces Re-Election Bid for Republican Committeeman’s Post

Rob Ailey Announces Re-Election Bid for Republican Committeeman’s Post

Long time Sevier County Republican Activist Rob Ailey is announcing his re-election bid for the 2nd District Republican Republican Committeeman’s post. This district includes both Sevier Blount Counties. Ailey is a lifelong resident of the Seymour community. Having grown up in a conservative Republican family and community he develops a[Read More...]

July 22, 2014 Community, News, Politics, Sevier County, Seymour

Two Seymour Residents Killed in Wye Rd. Accident

Two Seymour residents were killed in a one-vehicle accident in Sevier County on Monday night. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 9:30 p.m. on the 800 block of Wye Drive. Troopers originally reported 43-year-old Anthony Torbeck was driving his 2000 Toyota westbound on Wye Rd. near[Read More...]

July 22, 2014 Community, News, Sevier County, Seymour
Seymour Residents Lose 1,000 Pounds in Competition

Seymour Residents Lose 1,000 Pounds in Competition

By Jay Miller, jay@heraldnewstn.com Get Fit Seymour participants rallied June 7 at the Seymour Middle School to celebrate the conclusion of the two month competition. Close to 200 people were in attendance for the closing ceremonies. During the ceremony each participant was asked to conduct a final weigh-in. Those people[Read More...]

July 22, 2014 Community, Events, News, Seymour, Sports
Accident Leads to Arrest

Accident Leads to Arrest

A two car accident at the intersection of Boyds Creek Hwy. and Old Sevierville Pk.  July 11 sent one driver to the hospital and the other to jail. Sevier County Sheriff’s Department and Seymour Volunteer Fire Department responded to the accident at approximately 12:20 pm. A  red Mini Cooper and[Read More...]

July 17, 2014 Community, News, Seymour
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...]