Seymour

South Knoxville Native Performs for Seymour Library Expansion

South Knoxville Native Performs for Seymour Library Expansion

Harpist Julia Stark performed Friday, July 18 at the Seymour Public Library. Stark is a 16-year-old South Knoxville native. The performance was intended to be outside on the newly finished pavilion but weather forced the crowd indoors. The show was free for visitors and sales from refreshments went to fund[Read More...]

Investigation Continues in Seymour Homicide

Investigators are still searching for a suspect in the June 25th homicide of Seymour resident Susan Kokenge. Kokenge was 72- years-old when she died. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Sevier County Sheriff’s Department have been investigating the incident as a homicide since late June. “TBI and the Sevier[Read More...]

July 25, 2014 Community, News, Seymour
Prizes Offered to Sevier County Blood Donors

Prizes Offered to Sevier County Blood Donors

Medic Regional Blood Center is offering a thrilling prize to one lucky donor in Sevier County during the month of July. Donors will have a chance to win a pair of zip line tickets from Adrenaline Adventures located in Kodak, Tennessee. “One lucky donor will win the tickets which will[Read More...]

88-Year-Old Post Office Employee to Retire with Closing of Branch

88-Year-Old Post Office Employee to Retire with Closing of Branch

By Jay Miller, jay@heraldnews.com Buster Smith fondly recalled a mistake he made in his first few days at the Kimberlin Heights Post Office, 24 years ago, while standing in his office, leaning on a wooden shelf. The room was adorned with pictures of customers, an old typewriter, three guitars, a[Read More...]

July 25, 2014 Community, News, Seymour, South Knox

Seymour Market to Host Tomato Tasting

The long awaited locally grown “real” tomatoes have finally arrived at Seymour Farmers Market.  The farmers market now has a large variety of heirloom tomatoes like Mortgage Lifter, Mr. Stripey, and Cherokee Purple, as well as some of the standard hybrids like Big Boy. “The taste is fabulous and the[Read More...]

July 25, 2014 Community, News, Seymour
Thief Test Drives, Steals Car from Seymour Dealership

Thief Test Drives, Steals Car from Seymour Dealership

By Jay Miller, jay@heraldnewstn.com Southgate Auto Sales in Seymour reported a stolen vehicle to police July 14 after a man posing as a customer stole a vehicle in front of dealership employees. The incident occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m. “A man, who posed as a customer but was in fact[Read More...]

July 25, 2014 Business, Community, News, Seymour

Kroger Hosts School Supply Drive

Kroger is hosting a School Supply Drive now through August 5th to help support public schools in East Tennessee.  Customers are encouraged to purchase a $6 pre-assembled school supply kit or any other school supply items of their choice and place the donations in the special drop-off bins at the[Read More...]

July 25, 2014 Business, Community, News, Schools, Seymour

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...]

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...]

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