Sevierville

Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundation celebrates 25th Evening of Elegance

Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundation celebrates 25th Evening of Elegance

This Saturday, August 16, the Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundation will celebrate the 25th year of its signature event – the Evening of Elegance ball and auction – with a sparkling night of tributes to the health of Sevier County.  Themed “To Your Health!”, the 2014 Evening of Elegance will honor the[Read More...]

SPD to Hold Child Car Safety Seat Checkpoint

SPD to Hold Child Car Safety Seat Checkpoint

The City of Sevierville Police Department has scheduled a Child Car Safety Seat Checkpoint from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. August 16 at Tennessee State Bank located at 642 Dolly Parton Parkway at the intersection with North Henderson Ave., just west of the Post Office. Many families travel by car during the[Read More...]

August 14, 2014 Community, News, Sevier County, Sevierville, Seymour
SPD Officers Receive Lifesaving Awards for June Rescue

SPD Officers Receive Lifesaving Awards for June Rescue

Several City of Sevierville police officers and firefighters received Lifesaving Awards at a Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting Monday, August 4, 2014, Officers Graham Ownby, Mike Lequire, Eric Denton and Thomas Thompson, and Firefighters Andrew Wilson, John Satterfield and Andy Johnson were all recognized by the Board of Mayor and[Read More...]

August 14, 2014 Community, Events, News, Sevier County, Sevierville
County Mayor Larry Waters to speak to Sevier County Tea Party

County Mayor Larry Waters to speak to Sevier County Tea Party

Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters will speak to members of the Sevier County Tea Party at the courthouse August 21 starting at 6:30 p.m. Waters accepted the offer to speak to the Tea Party prior to being reelected in the August primary. Waters has served 34 years as mayor but,[Read More...]

Area Wildlife Refuge Holds Hidden Splendor

Area Wildlife Refuge Holds Hidden Splendor

Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge is one of the area’s hidden natural landscapes with rolling grasslands, river wildlife, and well maintained trails. According to the refuge website it is home to 180 species of birds at various times of the year and is known as a premier birding destination. The refuge[Read More...]

Hercutt Murder Remains Unsolved After Five Years

Hercutt Murder Remains Unsolved After Five Years

Sevier County Sheriff Ron Seals put out a statement this week reminding residents August 3rd 2014 will be the 5 year anniversary of the death of Shannon Hercutt. Hercutt was the victim of a homicide in Sevier County in 2009. Her body was found inside her Cadillac Escalade down an[Read More...]

Cabin Burglar Caught, Two Suspects Still on the Run

Cabin Burglar Caught, Two Suspects Still on the Run

According to Sevier County Sheriff’s Department, a Sevier County man has been arrested after a string of rental cabin burglaries occurred on Wednesday, July 30. SCSD states that at approximately 2:00 pm they received a call from a cabin rental maintenance worker at 1241 Secona Way. The employee stated he[Read More...]

Back to School for Area Students

Back to School for Area Students

August in East Tennessee signals the encroachment of fall, the beginning of football season, and the inevitable and unavoidable first day of school. In Blount County, summer vacation has ended and students have already returned to classes for the academic year, their first day being August 4. Seymour and all[Read More...]

Hidden Cash Hosted by The Herald

Hidden Cash Hosted by The Herald

The Herald and twenty four local businesses have come together to sponsor a Hidden Cash event right here in our community. The Hidden Cash trend started by a San Francisco entrepreneur swept the nation in recent months. The Herald will hide envelopes of cash in well-known areas throughout our coverage[Read More...]

Weekend Storms Ravage Area

Weekend Storms Ravage Area

By Jay Miller, jay@heraldnewstn.com A storm system that moved through East Tennessee July 27 brought with it heavy rains, hail, strong winds and lightning. In Seymour, several trees were down and residents near Boyds Creek Hwy. reported a swirling cloud that resembled the beginnings of a funnel cloud. At 9:33[Read More...]