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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

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

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

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

Man, 58, with Sevier ties reportedly dies of the West Nile virus

PIGEON FORGE -- Thomas Garry Kimble, Jr. passed away Friday and, according to his obituary submitted to The Mountain Press, as the result of West Nile viral encephalitis. The Saturday obituary listed Kimble's age as 58 and identified him as being of Sevierville. It was unclear from the obituary wher

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

Wedding businesses prep for busy season

Submitted Ben Jones installs a light fixture as part of renovations to the former King Branch Church of Christ. He and wife Jennifer Jones (standing) purchased the building, which dates to 1968, as a location for their nonprofit Angel Wings Memory Gowns. Volunteers work from the space to craft infan

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2017-09-19 05:45:00

Motorcycle wreck on Spur kills local man

NATIONAL PARK -- Motorcycle accidents in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Sunday evening took the life of a local man and sent another person to The University of Tennessee Medical Center. The accidents happened within a few hours of each other Sunday evening, but in separate areas of the par

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2017-09-19 05:45:00

GPD probing armed robbery at Ober offices

GATLINBURG -- A masked, armed man robbed the offices of Ober Gatlinburg Sunday, kicking in the door to offices inside the attraction before it opened and taking an undisclosed sum of money and a car belonging to an employee, police here say. The suspect kicked in the door to offices inside the offic

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2017-09-19 05:45:00

Lorenz gets 10 extra years for jail break

A Strawberry Plains man had 10 years tacked onto his prison sentence last week for participating in a 2016 jail escape that injured two corrections officers. Richard Coty Lorenz, 27, of 3498 Blue Springs Road, Strawberry Plains, pled guilty to aggravated robbery, theft over $1,000, escape, and three

STANDARD BANNER - 2017-09-19 13:30:00

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

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

Report: Man arrested in connection with 2013 teen prostitution case

A man has been arrested in connection with a 2013 case in which a teenager said she was forced into prostitution by a man and woman seeking drugs and money, according to a report. Juventino Gonzalez Altamirano, 24, of 207 New Market St., Greenwood was arrested Monday and charged with participating i

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 20:20:00

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

Carson-Newman to spotlight work of Hawkins Co. photographer Michaela Marshall

JEFFERSON CITY - The work of Hawkins County photographer Michaela Marshall will be featured in October in a Solo Senior Exhibit at Carson-Newman University. The exhibit, at The Student Gallery, will begin with a reception (open to the public) on Sunday, October 15, from 2-4 p.m. The gallery, which i

ROGERSVILLE REVIEW - 2017-09-20 10:00:00

Service dog gives big lift to injured Air Force veteran

SEVIERVILLE - Billy Marshall literally doesn't know what hit him. An Air Force veteran, Marshall, who specialized in explosive ordnance disposal, was riding in a Humvee in Iraq and had gotten out of the vehicle to inspect a road side. It was Oct. 16, 1992, his wife Krista's birthday, when the bomb w

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2017-09-19 11:00:07

Asbury Place offers free session with senior living expert

Brad Breeding, a nationally recognized senior living expert and author of "What's the Deal with Retirement Communities?" is coming to Asbury Place Continuing Care Retirement Community in October to provide free retirement planning strategies and guidance. The event takes place from 2-4 p.m. on Wedne

DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-19 04:00:00

How to have a nature-filled weekend in East Tennessee

It's no secret that East Tennessee offers beautiful outdoor views and adventures. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) has trails and hikes for all ages and skill levels, and some of the the towns housed around the mountains - Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Townsend - provide a

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2017-09-18 12:00:02

Group to host plant swap/sale at Seven Islands State Birding Park

The Smoky Mountains Chapter of Wild Ones will host its second Native Plant Swap and Sale, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, at The Blue Bird Barn at Seven Islands State Birding Park, 2809 Kelly Lane in Kodak. Bring plants that you have extra of from your yard or garden and

DAILY TIMES - 2017-09-19 04:00:00

Changing leaves bring tourists to Sevier County in first fall since wildfires

PIGEON FORGE, TN - As the green of the trees begins to turn to gold and orange, the leaves fall to the ground marking the end of summer. In Sevier County, the sights and sounds of fall have arrived. The region is hoping to make the most of the first fall since the wildfires. "We're expecting a big

WBIR - 2017-09-17 22:23:06

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CITIZEN TRIBUNE - 2017-09-18 07:00:00