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Pigeon Forge firefighters give thanks around the dinner table

SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The firemen at the Pigeon Forge Fire Department pray together around the dinner table during their annual Thanksgiving Day dinner. Members of the fire department said it's tough to not have their families around, but they said their loved ones understand. The brothers

LOCAL8NOW.COM - 2017-11-24 16:31:00

'Burg business license applications up

Juli Watson Neil/The Mountain Press Wayne Blalock looks up parts information with employee Lisa Collins. The owner of Wayne Blalock's Home Center was busy on an October Thursday helping customers with chainsaw repairs and ordering replacement parts for other equipment. He opened the store in 1981 in

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2017-11-25 06:45:00

Fred Beaver honored at Ruritan convention

PIGEON FORGE-Fred Beaver, a member of the Parrottsville Ruritan Club, received the Ruritan Forever Award, one of the organization's highest honors, during the Smoky Mountain District's 49th annual convention on Saturday, Nov. 18, in Pigeon Forge. District Governor Lynn Fillers, also a Parrottsville

NEWPORT PLAIN TALK - 2017-11-24 22:00:00

Mountain Tough rebuilds homes in the Smokies

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Only charred remains sit where a home once stood in the hills of Gatlinburg. The pieces to a family's new house are there, but they don't have the means to re-build. "All of it sits right here behind me," said Barbara Joines, the executive director of Mountain. "They have

LOCAL8NOW.COM - 2017-11-25 04:19:00

Smokies need help to replace aged-out emergency response radios

The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy has purchased 147 acres of land adjoining the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for permanent conservation. The land will provide more habitat for wildlife, including elk, which were reintroduced into the Cataloochee Valley area of the Smokies in 200

CITIZEN TIMES - 2017-11-24 17:42:26

Old Newport Highway tract up for high-density rezoning

SEVIERVILLE -- During a Dec. 4 public hearing, rezoning for three tracts of land in Sevierville will be considered. One parcel, which is located on Old Newport Highway, currently has low-density residential (R-1) zoning. If the rezoning request is approved, the land will fall under high-density resi

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2017-11-25 06:45:00

Townsend to move forward with building new city hall

A long-envisioned, long-stalled new Townsend city hall is moving off the back burner. "We have been talking about this for over a year, and we have $500,000 in the building fund," Commissioner Kenny Myers said at the end of Tuesday's Townsend Board of Commissioners meeting. "I make a motion we proce

DAILY TIMES - 2017-11-25 05:00:00

Man faces aggravated rape counts

SEVIERVILLE -- Sheriff's deputies charged a local man with aggravated rape after he allegedly broke into a home on Fawn View Drive and assaulted a woman there Monday. John Lee Redding, 54, also of Fawn View Drive, allegedly broke into the woman's home while she was sleeping and attacked her. Deputie


Beware of Republican senators bearing tax cuts

Kent Smetters was in the trenches in the Newt Gingrich-era Congressional Budget Office and he's a veteran of George W. Bush's Treasury Department. His well-regarded new analysis just concluded the Republican tax plan won't raise nearly as much revenue as its proponents say, or provide a meaningful

ARKANSAS TIMES - 2017-11-24 08:00:00

Local cafe provides free Thanksgiving meals to community

SELMER, Tenn - Owners of one local cafe are paying it forward this holiday season, offering free Thanksgiving meals to the entire community. The Rockabilly Cafe is a home away from home for many residents in the city of Selmer. "It makes you feel good, it makes your heart feel good, it makes you kno

WBBJTV.COM - 2017-11-24 01:46:04

Giving thanks: Program provides more than a meal

The room is fragrant with the aroma of a feast. It is the scent of special occasions - the kind that stirs fond memories. The area bustles with activity. There are adults - some are visiting with each other, but most are working to get the Thanksgiving Day meals prepared. Children are laughing and


Woman charged with shooting into car in east Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. - A woman has been charged after court documents say she shot into a car driving on Whitehall Street in October. Shaqueeda Douglas Shaqueeda Douglas, 26, is charged with four counts of aggravated assault. Witnesses told police they saw Douglas standing on the front porch of a home on

WBBJTV.COM - 2017-11-24 17:58:02

First responders celebrate Thanksgiving in their own way

HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. - While many West Tennesseans are home enjoying a meal with friends and family this Thanksgiving, some have to be constantly prepared for whenever duty calls. "Here at the station, we cook thanksgiving and hang out together because this is our second family, so we make due. W

WBBJTV.COM - 2017-11-24 01:24:47

Local Farmers Co-Op gives $1,250 to 4-H programs

First Farmers Cooperative recently awarded $1,250 to four local 4-H programs. The gift, totaling $5.000, was given in partnership with lending cooperative, CoBank, as part of its "Sharing Success" program. As part of the "Sharing Success" program, CoBank matches contributions by its cooperative cust

CHESTER COUNTY INDEPENDENT - 2017-11-23 18:00:00

2 transported after Highway 45 crash in Henderson

CHESTER COUNTY, Tenn. - Two people were transported Friday afternoon after a two-vehicle crash in Henderson. The wreck occurred just after 1 p.m. on Highway 45 in Henderson near the Wilson School Road intersection. Police on scene said one vehicle was changing lanes when it struck the other, causing

WBBJTV.COM - 2017-11-24 20:18:07

Former Hendersonville broker faces $103K fine for misappropriation of funds

NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance's (TDCI) Securities Division announces disciplinary action against a Hendersonville-based former investment business operator who was found in violation of the state's securities law. Andrew J. Ermenc, a Tennessee resident with the last kn


Hendersonville teen's charity benefits thousands of kids

To anyone who doesn't know her, Hendersonville's Hannah Grubbs might appear to have cancer. Her bald head leads people to the conclusion that she's lost her hair due to cancer treatments. Grubbs has been getting looks of sympathy and extra kindness and attention since ever since she can remember. Bu


Cyclist killed in accident near 1450 N. Main in Logan

Police say a bicyclist was killed Friday morning after he was struck by a vehicle in the area of 1450 N. Main Street in Logan. The crash occurred at about 11:15 a.m. in the northbound lanes, where a man in his 70s was attempting to cross Main Street from east to west. Logan Police Capt. Curtis Hoole

HERALD-JOURNAL - 2017-11-24 19:15:00

Cyclist killed in collision with truck on Logan's Main Street

LOGAN - A man in his 80s was killed while trying to ride his bike across Main Street on Friday. The man was attempting to ride from east to west across Main Street about 11:15 a.m. when he rode in front of a northbound pickup truck, Logan Police Capt. Curtis Hooley said. The truck hit the cyclist ne

DESERET NEWS - 2017-11-24 23:56:00

Logan moving toward digital future

Slowly but surely, Logan is working to implement a document management system that could eventually provide the public with easy access to both current and historical city documents. Logan IT Manager Jeff Compton said city employees currently use a simple file folder system to save and organize docu

HERALD-JOURNAL - 2017-11-25 00:20:00