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Armed robber strikes Ober Gatlinburg

GATLINBURG - Gatlinburg police are looking for leads after a robber broke into Ober Gatlinburg over the weekend and forced an employee to hand over money at gunpoint. Police said a masked person kicked down the accounting office door at Ober's hub at 1339 Ski Mountain Road early Sunday around 6:00

WBIR - 2017-09-19 21:56:41

Dunn: Driver in fatal wreck ID'd

SEYMOUR -- The Tennessee Highway Patrol on Thursday identified the driver of a car they believe fatally struck a 1-year-old child outside a Chapman Highway business Wednesday morning, but had not yet filed charges in the case, according to District Attorney General Jimmy Dunn. "The Tennessee Highway

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2017-09-22 05:45:00

Learning lessons at fall fest

Officer Eric Denton (below) of the Sevierville Police Department rides in a golf cart driven by a Walters State Community College on Thursday. Students were given Fatal Vision alcohol simulation goggles - available at three levels of impairment - and tasked with driving a cone-lined course and compl

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2017-09-22 05:45:00

Asbury Place offering free retirement strategies session Oct. 4

Asbury Place Continuing Care Retirement Community is hosting Brad Breeding, a nationally recognized senior living expert and author, from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Asbury clubhouse, 2648 Sevierville Road, Maryville. The release said Breeding, president and co-founder of the senior living re

DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-22 04:00:00

Sevierville pumpkin patch debuts 'Smokies Strong' corn maze

SEVIERVILLE - If you're flying over Sevierville, you'll be reminded that East Tennessee is 'Smokies Strong'. Harvest Moon Pumpkin Patch designed their 2017 corn maze to say Smokies Strong with the mountains and a heart over East Tennessee. They made the announcement on Facebook and said it opens on

WBIR - 2017-09-21 22:34:21

Indictment: More fraud against fund

SEVIERVILLE -- A Gatlinburg woman has become the latest person charged with defrauding the Dollywood Foundation, in a sealed presentment that became public upon her arrest. Thirty-nine-year-old Candy Joy Jeffries Brucoglio is charged with money laundering, theft of property worth $1,000 to $10,000,

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2017-09-20 05:45:00

Hit-and-run kills child, 1

The Tennessee Highway Patrol and Sevier County Sheriff's Office were investigating a hit-and-run accident Wednesday in front of Cota's Comfort Heating and Cooling on Chapman Highway that took the life of a 13-month-old. They believe the child was struck by a red Pontiac Vibe traveling north on the h

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2017-09-21 05:45:00

Sixth person accused in scheme to defraud Dolly Parton's fund for wildfire victims

A sixth person has been accused in a scheme to defraud Dolly Parton's fund set up to aid victims of last year's deadly wildfires in Gatlinburg. A grand jury returned an indictment against Candy Joy Jeffries Brocuglio on Sept. 12, alleging she conspired with Jason Ronald Santore, Jr. to steal $10,000

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2017-09-20 20:15:31

'Burg to talk debris removal extension

GATLINBURG -- Though the topic was not an official agenda item at Tuesday night's city commission meeting, the current Sept. 30 deadline for fire debris removal was discussed during the city manager's report to commissioners. After providing an update to commissioners and audience members regarding

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2017-09-21 05:45:00

Chalet Village seeks to rebuild Firewise

GATLINBURG - One of the Gatlinburg neighborhoods hit hard by the November 2016 wildfires is trying to rebuild and landscape in a way that reduces the risk from flames in the future. Pete Jucker's home was one of hundreds incinerated in the Chalet Village area north of the Gatlinburg Bypass. He has k

WBIR - 2017-09-20 23:54:50

Sugarlands MountainFest set for the first weekend of October

GATLINBURG - The city of Gatlinburg is celebrating those who call the town home and the first responders who serve to keep the city safe each day. Sugarlands Distilling Company will host its inaugural Sugarlands MountainFest from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1, 2017. The final day, Sunday, Oct. 1, is "Celebrate

WBIR - 2017-09-20 21:48:19

UPDATE: More indicted in scheme to steal from Dollywood Foundation fund

SEVIER COUNTY, TENN. - (UPDATED Sept. 20): Several people face charges in Sevier County for an alleged scheme to get money from the Dollywood Foundation that was meant for victims of the November fire disaster. Newly unsealed indictments obtained by 10News show the defendants used other people's add

WBIR - 2017-09-20 18:03:12

Library celebrates Talk Like a Pirate Day

Kestrel Clark (center) and Inka Nelson (right) listen to youth services librarian Jill Przytarski (left) read a pirate-themed book on Tuesday at Gatlinburg's Anna Porter Public Library. Sept. 19 was International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Staffers at the library observed the holiday with crafts and pi

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2017-09-20 05:45:00

Kane's 'Get on Trails' getting East Tennesseans healthy for 20 years

It was a simple enough idea. "I was doing outreach for Covenant Health," recalled Missy Kane, during a hike Saturday at Victor Ashe Park. "The program was called 'Get on Track with Missy Kane'. We used to walk at the mall. One day I was driving through the mountains and I thought, 'Why don't we take

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2017-09-20 09:00:09

Anakeesta Alpine Coaster on board agenda

GATLINBURG -- The city may get another mountain coaster attraction if members of the Gatlinburg municipal planning commission approve a PUD site plan submitted by representatives of Anakeesta. The topic is one of four that will be taken up by commissioners during the Thursday meeting. The PUD site p

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2017-09-20 05:45:00

Pest plants invade Smokies wildfire areas

SEVIER COUNTY - On the boundary of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Sevier County, the charred landscape from the 2016 wildfires provided a clean and fertile slate for a new lush landscape. "This area along Cove Mountain Trail had some high-intensity heat that killed the tops of a lot of t

WBIR - 2017-09-19 23:02:58

And they call the thing 'roadeo'

As he drives in reverse, a transportation professional looks behind his equipment during Wednesday morning's "roadeo" competition at the Sevierville Convention Center. Hosted this year by the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the Southeastern Regional Equipment Operators' Safety Conference bri

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2017-09-21 05:45:00

Board OKs $300K for security upgrades

SEVIERVILLE -- Sheriff Ron Seals is set to add new deputies and security measures after the Sevier County Courthouse after County Commission approved about $300,000 in spending at its September meeting. The funds will cover the cost of new stand-up metal detectors as well as hand-held units, a van f

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2017-09-21 05:45:00

Foundation raises $103,000 for scholarships

SEVIERVILLE -- The two options that Shelby Lindsey didn't have to choose are ones that many college students face: take off a year - and hope that it's just one year - or go into debt. Instead, Lindsey received a scholarship in August and is now pursuing her bachelor's degree at the Sevierville camp

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2017-09-21 05:45:00

Mountain Tough names new director

SEVIERVILLE -- The Mountain Tough Recovery Team completed its search for a new executive director by tapping Barbra Joines, a former general manager at Dollywood who's been involved in the Dollywood Foundation since its inception. Joines will take over the job Oct. 30. "Barbara is the perfect choice

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2017-09-20 05:45:00