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Word from the Smokies: Smokies cities make strides toward ensuring bear, human safety with new trash binsGreat Smoky Mountains National Park is home to an estimated 1,900 black bears — about two per square mile — with more than 14,500 of these iconic mammals roaming the four-state mountain region. Bears share their territory with increasing numbers of human neighbors, which can lead to conflict...

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The Impact of Tourism in Sevier CountyMcClung Museum is hosting a screening of The Impact of Tourism around the area, with a focus on Sevier County, this week. WATE Living East Tennessee on Tuesday, July 9, 2024.

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Asheville Citizen-TimesWord from the Smokies: Cities near the park ensure bear, human safety with new trash binsGreat Smoky Mountains National Park is home to an estimated 1,900 black bears — about two per square mile — with more than 14,500 of these iconic mammals roaming the four-state mountain region. Bears share their territory with increasing numbers of human neighbors, which can lead to conflict that turns dangerous for bears and people. Gateway communities around the park and initiatives like BearWise are working to address these issues, raising awareness among residents, visitors and businesses about best practices for wildlife conservation.

Gatlinburg, TN3 days ago

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Mountain Press

Waive library fines with school supply donationThe Sevier County Public Library System and the Sevier County Family Resource Center have once again collaborated to gather school supplies for students and families in need of back-to-school essentials. Donating school supplies to any SCPLS branch will result in the forgiveness of overdue fines on library cards during the...

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Arrests July 9EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information was taken from the intake reports generated from the Sevier County Jail. All are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Names may be similar to other members of the community. • Felipe Armando, 25, of Kodak, was charged July 5...

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Dolly Parton Statue at the Sevier County Courthouse – Pic of the WeekDuring a recent visit to , I stopped by Sevier County to check out its courthouse. Sevierville, Tennessee, is the birthplace of Dolly Parton, and the community celebrates her connection to the town by hosting a life-size bronze statue on the county courthouse grounds. According to one resource, Ms. Parton has commented, “One of the best things that ever happened to me in my whole career is the statue of me in the courthouse yard in Sevierville.”

Sevierville, TN5 days ago

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Sponsored Content: Exploring the new “Wildside” in Sevier CountyAmy takes us to Sevier County, for a look at the brand new “Wildside” biking and ATV experience located near Pigeon Forge! Please click on and watch the video to discover more about this exciting new attraction opening later this month!. For more information go to the Wildside...

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Baseball standouts across Sevier County receive All-State honorsThe Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) recently announced their picks for the All-State teams in baseball. Four baseball standouts from across Sevier County were selected to receive the honor. Pigeon Forge High School’s Trevan Myers was named Class 2A’s Mr. Baseball earlier this spring, and now adds All-State to his...

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Cole takes over as general sessions judgeSEVIERVILLE — After a ceremony on Monday, Sevier County’s newest general sessions judge has already been presiding over proceedings including juvenile court cases this week. Sevier County Commission selected Keith Cole to take over the term of Jeff Rader after Gov. Bill Lee chose Rader as the new...

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County looks to have billboards removed from Boyds Creek HwySEVIERVILLE — Sevier County is seeking an injunction against the company behind a number of billboards on Boyds Creek Highway as well as the property owners leasing land for the signs. Martin Communications, a Knoxville-based company, is responsible for the signs that are located along Boyds Creek Highway in...

Sevierville, TN7 days ago

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County refutes wrongful death lawsuit from 2023 fatal New Center shootoutSevier County is denying the allegations brought in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by a woman after her husband was killed last year during an officer-involved shooting.

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Arrests July 4EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information was taken from the intake reports generated from the Sevier County Jail. All are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Names may be similar to other members of the community. • Valerie Renee Hicks, 50, of Johnson City, was charged...

Johnson City, TN6 days ago

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Sevier libraries get grants for wifi hotspotsCOUNTY — New grant funding of $9,944 will help local public libraries to provide Wi-Fi hotspots. The Training Opportunities for the Public (TOP) grant funding includes $5,700 for Anna Porter Public Library in Gatlinburg and $4,244 for Sevier County Public Library System.

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Arrests July 2EDITOR’S NOTE: The following information was taken from the intake reports generated from the Sevier County Jail. All are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. Names may be similar to other members of the community. • Bradley Valesquez Gonzalez, 20, of Jefferson City, was charged...

Jefferson City, TN8 days ago

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Man charged after incident at churchSEVIERVILLE — Sevier County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a local man Sunday after he allegedly threatened a man while brandishing a metal pole outside Seymour First Baptist Church. Ricky Eugene Bivens, 45, of Sevierville, allegedly threatened David Graves and Graves’ family.

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WVLTGatlinburg gets new landing zone to help medical response in Sevier County

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National Park establishment led to area attractionsThe Great Smoky Mountains, and Sevier County in particular, have been tourists’ destinations since the establishment of the national park in 1934. Since then, many attractions have come and gone to entertain visitors of all ages when they come to see the majestic mountains. After World War II, when the number of annual visitors began steadily increasing, locals and newcomers began opening attractions to get their share of the tourists’ dollars.

Gatlinburg, TN11 days ago

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WATEFacilities in Sevier County to be named and dedicated to honor ‘distinguished’ community membersSEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Sevier County government facilities are getting new names in honor of what leaders say are distinguished individuals who “have significantly contributed to the community” after a special-called meeting by the board of commissioners earlier this week. The following facilities will be named and titled as: “Thank you for this honor. From […]

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