Travel

Civil War Event in Seymour

Civil War Event in Seymour

By Jay Miller, [email protected] Wheatlands Plantation in Seymour held their annual Civil War Event July 19 and July 20 despite the presence of inclement weather. The first day of the events kept dozens of expected visitors away when over two inches of rain came down on the plantation.  Things were[Read More...]

The City of Roses Beckons Travelers

The City of Roses Beckons Travelers

By Angela Karl For the millions of tourists that travel to the Smoky Mountains every year, you could make your next travel destination Portland, Oregon. This city needs an explanation as interesting and fun as the city itself. Portland Walking Tours helps to encompass all the quirks within a city[Read More...]

August 14, 2014 Guest, Travel
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...]

KPD Recognizes Red Light Safety Week

KPD Recognizes Red Light Safety Week

Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch announced today the City of Knoxville will observe National Stop on Red Week, which runs August 3 – 9, by reminding residents that red light safety cameras are part of a comprehensive effort to improve traffic safety in our community for all motorists, residents, families[Read More...]

Hummingbird Festival Returns to South Knoxville

Hummingbird Festival Returns to South Knoxville

The fourth annual Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival will take place at the Ijams Nature Center Saturday, August 23. Residents and visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about the fascinating lives of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and see them up-close at the banding table. The festival will treat visitors to renowned speakers on[Read More...]

UT Project to Document Battle of Fort Sanders

UT Project to Document Battle of Fort Sanders

Before Fort Sanders was a densely populated neighborhood and restaurant and retail hub, it was known for the bitter clash between Confederate and Union soldiers with the South unsuccessfully trying to siege Knoxville. An effort by researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will make sure this important piece of[Read More...]

Inside Island View School

By Jay Miller, [email protected] 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...]

Maryville Resident Reflects on Hiking All Trails in GSMNP

Maryville Resident Reflects on Hiking All Trails in GSMNP

When Elise Eustice realized she was about to turn 40 she decided, like many people, to do something special to commemorate it. Unlike many people, however, Eustice decided she was going to hike every mile of trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in one year while maintaining a full-time[Read More...]

Bicycle Tour Cruises Through Seymour

Bicycle Tour Cruises Through Seymour

DeCycles, a bicycle group from Bloomington, IN, passed through Seymour July 9 on their way to Indiana from Key West, FL. The group pedaled their way from Asheville July 7 through the Great Smoky Smoky Mountains National Park into Gatlinburg July 8. They enjoyed an off day in Gatlinburg and[Read More...]

July 10, 2014 Community, Entertainment, News, Seymour, Sports, Travel
Sevierville Photographer Presents “Yellowstone in Winter”

Sevierville Photographer Presents “Yellowstone in Winter”

Jerry Whaley, an internationally published photographer from Sevierville, will present “Yellowstone in Winter” for the LeConte Photographic Society July 26 in Sevierville. Whaley uses both state-of-the-art digital cameras and a 4×5 large-format camera to capture the rich diversity of images in the US National Parks, especially Great Smoky Mountains National[Read More...]