Seymour

And They’re Off…

And They’re Off…

By Joe King, King@heraldnewstn.com It’s candidate after candidate vying for local office as early voting kicks off in Sevier County. With three County Commission seats in the Seymour area up for grabs, a two man race for Sheriff, clerk positions challenged, judges contending, and still other office holders to be[Read More...]

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April 17, 2014 Featured, News, Politics, Seymour
Second Try for Rezoning Request

Second Try for Rezoning Request

By Joe King, king@heraldnewstn.com During last month’s Sevier County Commission meeting a rezoning request made by a Seymour resident was shot down largely due to the protest of about 15 neighbors who opposed the change out of concerns of added traffic congestion. Now, with the next commission meeting coming up,[Read More...]

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April 17, 2014 Featured, News, Seymour
Sheriff Ron Seals: A Continued Career of Accomplishment

Sheriff Ron Seals: A Continued Career of Accomplishment

In his tenure as Sheriff, Ron Seals has made stride after stride that has made Seymour and Sevier County a better and safer place to live. With crash rates down, drug related arrests resulting in a high conviction rate, greater officer presence, and being named 2012 Sheriff of the year,[Read More...]

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April 17, 2014 Featured, News, Politics, Sevier County, Seymour
Victims’ Remembrance: Dogwood Planted in Honor

Victims’ Remembrance: Dogwood Planted in Honor

By Joe King, king@heraldnewstn.com Whether national cases or local, tragic crimes have a tendency to glamorize the offenders while the victims are lost forever. But former Seymour area State Representative turned Chairman of Parole Board Richard Montgomery is doing his part to help make sure the victims aren’t forgotten. Taking[Read More...]

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April 17, 2014 Community, Featured, News, Seymour
Spin It to Win It Garners Big Smiles

Spin It to Win It Garners Big Smiles

The Herald’s Spin It to Win It contest was met with big smiles from local residents who took part in the second opportunity to be awarded a slew of prizes April 15. Although many prizes were given, three of the most excited participants were Mary King, Scott McFalls, and Erica[Read More...]

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April 17, 2014 Community, Featured, News, Seymour
Easter Events Show Religious Spirit

Easter Events Show Religious Spirit

It’s no secret that Seymour is big on churches, and as one of the most important religious ceremonies of the year there are plenty of events residents can take part in this Easter. The Seymour United Methodist Church will start their Easter off early with a 6:15 a.m. Sunrise Service[Read More...]

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April 17, 2014 Calendar, Community, Featured, News, Seymour, South Knox
Utility Pole Creates Falling Hazard

Utility Pole Creates Falling Hazard

By Joe King, king@heraldnewstn.com A utility pole that was struck by a pickup truck during a crash sustained enough damage to cause it to lean off its position and present a possible falling hazard in Seymour April 15. At 3:04 a.m. that morning an emergency call was placed in regard[Read More...]

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April 17, 2014 Featured, News, Seymour
TDOT Prepares for Ford Hill Land Acquisitions

TDOT Prepares for Ford Hill Land Acquisitions

By Joe King, King@heraldnewstn.com As part of the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s vision to flatten Ford Hill in hopes of improving local traffic safety, surrounding land will have to be acquired for the Right of Way. Now, with the first quarter of the year completed, TDOT is wrapping up the[Read More...]

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April 17, 2014 Featured, News, Seymour
SVFD Fundraiser Donations Down

SVFD Fundraiser Donations Down

The Seymour Volunteer Fire Department held their semi-annual boot drive this weekend and the results show community contributions are down. The official tally is $11,387.50 that SVFD collected during the three hour fundraiser April 12. This total is just about $600 less than what was raised the last time the[Read More...]

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April 17, 2014 Featured, News, Seymour
An Upside Down Flag in Seymour

An Upside Down Flag in Seymour

By Joe King, king@heraldnewstn.com First-Person Journalism: We had just finished our Monday morning staff meeting and I was going through my list of article ideas at my desk when I answered a phone call from a woman who was clearly upset. She said her name was Dianna Cable, a Seymour[Read More...]

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April 17, 2014 Featured, News, Seymour