Politics

Tea Party Hosts Overbey Challenger

The Sevier County Tea Party will host Scott Williams as a guest speaker at their Thursday, May 19th meeting at 6:30pm. The event will be held on the 3rd floor of the Sevierville Courthouse located at 125 Court Avenue in Sevierville. The event is free and bringing a guest is[Read More…]

May 12, 2016 Events, News, Politics, Sevierville

Crashes Continue: Does Higher Awareness Mean Safer Streets?

Residents of the Seymour and South Knoxville area grow more concerned daily, as the amount of accidents on Chapman Highway in Knox, Blount, and Sevier Counties continues. Though there has been a more noticeable police presence, as well as news coverage, social media posts, and TDOT forums, little has happened[Read More…]

Forum Leaves Questions

Forum Leaves Questions

The long-promised forum on the status of Chapman Highway’s proposed roadwork left some area residents with more questions than answers. The forum, contrary to what many expected, was dedicated to explaining in detail a singular road project in its preliminary stages. The project TDOT planned to discuss was a proposed[Read More…]

Residents Gather To Discuss Concerns

Residents Gather To Discuss Concerns

by Meredith Cordle A gathering of twenty or so Seymour residents filled a room at Seymour Heights Christian Church to discuss concerns over lingering issues with the main thoroughfare through the area and what steps can be taken to remedy them. Worries over the safety of travelers on Chapman Highway[Read More…]

Lincoln Day Dinner Raises Funds

Lincoln Day Dinner Raises Funds

by Meredith Cordle Music Road Hotel in Pigeon Forge hosted its annual Lincoln Day Dinner on March 17th, with guest speaker Governor Bill Haslam taking the stage at the event and addressing the many assembled for the event. Lincoln Day is the primary annual celebration and fundraising event of many[Read More…]

Mar 24, 2016 Community, Events, News, Politics
Battle Over Highway Heats Up

Battle Over Highway Heats Up

by Meredith CordleAfter being shelved by the Transportation Planning Organization in 2013, the debate over finishing the extension of James White Parkway has once again flared, due in large part to concerns over the safety of Chapman Highway. After being shelved by the Transportation Planning Organization in 2013, the debate[Read More…]

Mar 18, 2016 Knox County, Knoxville, News, Politics, Travel

Who’d Have Thought

by Meredith Cordle I never thought I’d say it, but Marco Rubio may have been right. When he spoke to reporters at a rally in Largo, Florida over the weekend, a few things became clear. First, that the Rubio campaign was in its final death throes, but also that Rubio[Read More…]

Mar 18, 2016 Editorials, Opinion, Politics

MPC Holds Public Meetings

by Meredith Cordle The Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission held two public workshops on proposed amendments to subdivision regulations on March 8 and 9.Both were sparsely attended. The workshops were held to help get public input to return the amendments to the MPC. “It was staff initiated,” said one representative[Read More…]

A Trump Presidency

By Bill Bennett “They will kill him before they let him be president. It could be a Republican or a Democrat that instigates the shutting up of Trump. Don’t be surprised if Trump has an accident. Some people are getting very nervous: Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton[Read More…]

Mar 11, 2016 Guest, News, Opinion, Politics

Party Meeting To Educate On Convention

by Meredith Cordle The Sevier County Tea Party will host a meeting on March 17th at 6:30pm at the Sevier County Courthouse, room 306W, on the third floor, to discuss a safeguard against “corrupt or runaway government, much as we face right now” according to Rob Bremer, former Chairman of[Read More…]

Mar 11, 2016 Community, Events, News, Politics, Sevier County