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Heading to the Smoky Mountains this weekend? Know the constructions areas.

Heading to the Smoky Mountains this weekend?  Know the constructions areas.

Travelers looking to access the Gatlinburg Bypass will notice single lanes during the daylight hours and complete closure from 8 pm to 7 am Sunday night through Friday morning, beginning August 19th.  Charles Blalock and Sons will be resurfacing the bypass and parking areas from August 19th until September 27th. Construction will break for October, [...]

Emergency Need For Blood Continues

Emergency Need For Blood Continues

Summer months are difficult for blood centers across the U.S. and it is no exception for our local provide,  Medic Regional Blood Center.   “We are currently on emergency appeal for all blood types, especially the negative types,” says Christi Fightmaster, Medic’s spokesperson.   This is a time when being negative can be a good thing.  Negative [...]

Undercover Sting Operation Nets Multiple Arrests at Douglas Dam

      The Sevier County Sheriff’s Office has rounded up eight suspects on charges of sexual battery and indecent exposure. According to Sheriff Ron Seals, the suspects were arrested on the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Douglas Dam Reservation in Sevier County over the past few weeks. Seals said the SCSO and TVA Police have been [...]

Smoky Mountain Opry in an Uproar Over Addition of White Lion

Smoky Mountain Opry in an Uproar Over Addition of White Lion

The Smoky Mountain Opry introduced one of its biggest and newest cast members to the press last week. Tsimba-Vaati, a 7-year-old white lion was introduced before a live show last week to fans wgo saw the rare lion for the first time. Tsimba-Vaati weighs approximately 500 pounds, was born in captivity and was obtained from [...]

Representative Faison Announces Annual Sales Tax Holiday

Representative Faison Announces Annual Sales Tax Holiday

State Representative Jeremy Faison (R–Cosby) announced this week that Tennessee’s 9th annual Sales Tax Holiday is scheduled for Friday, August 2ndthrough Sunday, August 4th, 2013. During the three day tax holiday, shoppers can save almost 10 percent on tax free clothing, school and art supplies, and computer purchases. The holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on [...]

Sevier County Woman Arrested on Murder Charges

Sevier County Woman Arrested on Murder Charges

A Sevier County woman has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of her husband that occurred on Jan. 30th 2013 on Estates Drive in Seymour. According to Sevier County Sheriff Ron Seals, on Jan., 30, officers received a 911 call from 1449 Estates Drive from a male caller stating that he had been [...]

Sky’s the Limit for Aviation Businesses in Tennessee

Terry Mullins, the chief executive officer of Oak Ridge Tool-Engineering, Inc., has a pretty simple business philosophy: “We just go after where the money is. We’re able to pick and choose which markets are hot.” While the philosophy may be simple, the services the company provides are anything but. Oak Ridge Tool-Engineering designs and builds [...]

Local Theater Owners Vindicated in Lawsuit

Local Theater Owners Vindicated in Lawsuit

It took two long years but Doug and Jackie Miranda finally received the vindication they had sought last week in a suit brought against them by a company representing a former singing group. The Mirandas are the owners of the Grand Majestic Theater on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge. The theater is the home of two [...]

Farm Service Agency Offers Producers a Free Online News Service

Farm Service Agency Offers Producers a Free Online News Service

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, CEO James L Giffin announced that farmers and ranchers in Jefferson, Cocke and Sevier Counties now have a more efficient, timely option for receiving important FSA program eligibility requirements, deadlines and related information. “FSA is now offering free online communications through our GovDelivery electronic news service,” saidCEO Giffin. [...]

Reminder for foreign persons with an interest in agricultural lands in the United States

Reminder for foreign persons with an interest in agricultural lands in the United States

Jefferson/Sevier/Cocke County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director James Giffin, reminds foreign persons with an interest in agricultural lands in the United States that they are required to report their holdings and any transactions to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. “Any foreign person who acquires, transfers or holds any interest, other than a security [...]

A Rare View At TVA Douglas Dam

A Rare View At TVA Douglas Dam

The Tennessee Valley Authority River Forecast Center has stepped up their normal generation schedule and is allowing Douglas Dam to spill until further notice. A River Forecast Center Representative stated Monday evening that the continual spillage was an effort to pull lake levels down to winter levels. Currently, Douglas is only 5 to 6 ft [...]

FSA URGES FARMERS TO VOTE IN COUNTY COMMITTEE ELECTIONS BEGINNING MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Executive Director James Giffin announced that the 2012 FSA county committee election will begin on Monday, November 5. The deadline to return the ballots to the Jefferson/Sevier/Cocke County FSA office is December 3, 2012. County committee members are an important component of the operations of FSA and provide a [...]

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