Schools

Inside Island View School

By Jay Miller, jay@heraldnewstn.com For many residents of Seymour, or individuals just passing by, the small, one room school house standing alone in a field off of Boyds Creek Hwy. is a mysterious structure. The school house sits a couple hundred yards back from the road, behind a fence and[Read More...]

Workforce Readiness Program Accepting Applications

Workforce Readiness Program Accepting Applications

Applications are now being accepted for round three of the Youth Workforce Readiness Training and Internship Program, a collaborative project of Blount Partnership and Blount County Adult Education that begins Sept. 8. The eight-week program provides workforce readiness training in the skills needed to obtain and maintain employment in the[Read More...]

July 29, 2014 Blount County, Business, Community, News, Schools

Seymour Branch Library Offers Computer Classes

The Seymour Branch Library is offering free computer classes to the public.  The classes of offered at all branches of the Sevier County Public Library System. Pre-registration is required to reserve a space in class of choice due to limited space. The classes range from Beginner to Intermediate Classes, as[Read More...]

July 28, 2014 Community, News, Schools, Seymour
Closz to End 39 Year Career at Blount County Public Library

Closz to End 39 Year Career at Blount County Public Library

After 39 years of reading stories to children and working in a room full of children’s storybooks, Jean Closz is closing a chapter of her life as she retires. In honor of Closz career, the Blount County Public Library is holding a retirement reception July 29 from 4:00 to 6:00[Read More...]

July 26, 2014 Blount County, Community, News, Schools

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
Construction Under Way at Tennessee School for the Deaf

Construction Under Way at Tennessee School for the Deaf

By Jay Miller, jay@heraldnewtn.com Excavating crews are working at the Tennessee School for the Deaf in South Knoxville on phase one of a master plan for the school. Included in the master plan is the construction of a new high school on the campus that will allow the school to[Read More...]

Irwin Sevier County Player of Year

Irwin Sevier County Player of Year

By: Lee Ramsey Seymour Places Six on All-County Team Lauren Irwin is Sevier County Prep Softball Player of the Year for 2014. The selection was really no surprise as she pretty much dominated the County, Region and State. She is also committed to play for the University of Tennessee next[Read More...]

July 17, 2014 News, Schools, Sevier County, Seymour, Sports
Seymour Studio Teaches Clogging Tradition

Seymour Studio Teaches Clogging Tradition

By Jay Miller, jay@heraldnewstn.com Southern Sounds Studio in Seymour is offering local residents clogging lessons at Clogging Camp 2014 to be held July 21-25. The studio opened in November 2013. Instructor Amanda Barwick says they have seen a steady increase in students since the inception of the studio. “We went[Read More...]

South Knoxville Elementary Joins Great Schools Partnership

South Knoxville Elementary Joins Great Schools Partnership

The Knox County Schools and the Great Schools Partnership have announced its Community Schools initiative is expanding to include South Knoxville Elementary School beginning in the 2014-15 school year. Community Schools are a strategy for aligning community resources for student success, family health and neighborhood safety. The schools accomplish these[Read More...]

July 10, 2014 Community, News, Schools, South Knox
New Student Registration in Seymour

New Student Registration in Seymour

Registration for Seymour schools will be held July 16 and 17 at each school location. The registration is for new students only. All Sevier County Schools will be holding early registration from 12:00 to 5:00 pm Wednesday and Thursday. “They just come in to the office and we will have[Read More...]