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Seized dogs receiving medical attention

SEVIERVILLE —Treatment is ongoing for 50 dogs seized Tuesday morning at what authorities called an operation to breed American pit bull terriers for fighting.The dogs, which were seized from the property of Mark Heatherly in Kodak, are being housed at ... [Published Mountain Press - 14 hours ago]
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Sevierville, county governments move on proposed college site

SEVIERVILLE —The city of Sevierville and Sevier County will move forward with the purchase of property in the southeast part of city limits in hopes of luring a four-year college or university to the area.The county and city governments approved measures ... [Published Mountain Press - 14 hours ago]
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Sevierville gets out of trolley business

SEVIERVILLE —After less than a decade of service, the city of Sevierville is officially out of the trolley business.The mayor and board of aldermen voted Monday evening to pay Pigeon Forge to maintain the routes inside city limits, and to transfer remaining ... [Published Mountain Press - 14 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

County commission tables Amendment 1 resolution

SEVIERVILLE —Sevier County Commission took a step back but didn't take a stand Monday on a statewide amendment concerning abortion.Amendment 1 would give the state new powers to regulate abortion, which were largely taken away by a Tennessee Supreme Court ... [Published Mountain Press - 21 hours ago]
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Dollywood officials 'top out' DreamMore Resort

PIGEON FORGE —Officials from Dollywood, along with a crowd of guests, watched construction crews place the final spire atop the entrance tower of the company's DreamMore Resort Wednesday. The topping out ceremony marked a milestone in the construction ... [Published Mountain Press - 21 hours ago]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

Jason Davis: Pit bulls are often victims of their situations

After reading Jeff Farrell’s story on the dog breeding bust for the front page of today’s paper, I was compelled to write an editorial with a personal touch.It’s a tough situation, and one in which the dogs bear no blame.Pit bulls — often cited as the ... [Published Mountain Press - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Arrests Oct. 23, 2014

Editor’s Note: The following information was taken from the intake reports at the Sevier County Jail. All people listed in this report are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.Robin Clayton Aletras, 41, of 3218 Black Oak St. in Pigeon ... [Published Mountain Press - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Rescue official: Pit bulls often misunderstood

Dog owners who intentionally abuse and neglect their animals in order to develop the violent behavior necessary to participate in illegal fighting activities should be the only ones punished, not the animals themselves.That's the belief of attorney Ledy ... [Published Mountain Press - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

National Humane Society helping with dogs' care

The dozens of pit bull terriers seized from a Kodak home Tuesday were on their way later in the day to an undisclosed location. There they will be in the hands of personnel from the Humane Society of the Untied States and other organizations.For now, ... [Published Mountain Press - Oct 21 2014]
Entities: Coalition, Property, Custody
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Michael Collins: A nod to follical faithfulness

True to my Sevier County roots, I have been getting my hair cut by the same stylist for nearly a decade.That doesn’t mean that she should be held responsible when you see me looking a little unkempt. I should be on a four-week cycle but I tend to wait ... [Published Mountain Press - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Dozens of dogs taken in Sevier

KODAK —After a dawn raid on a home in Kodak, a local family has been charged in what authorities say was a national operation aimed at breeding and selling pit bull terriers online for underground dog fights.The seizure, dubbed Operation Off the Chain, ... [Published Mountain Press - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Arrests Oct. 22, 2014

Editor’s Note: The following information was taken from the intake reports at the Sevier County Jail. All people listed in this report are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.Tommie Lee Chadwick Jr., 43, 4215 Parkway Room #216, was ... [Published Mountain Press - Oct 21 2014]

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"The shy ones, that's something that's more common from dogs in these cases," he said. "We certainly believe each and every one of these dogs will have a chance (to be fully rehabilitated)."
The measure is aimed to decrease Sevierville's "operational involvement and financial obligation towards a public transportation program" the city noted on the meeting agenda
"When they asked us to take a looklook at it, they also asked the folks from city of Sevierville, and (Sevierville Administrator Russell Treadway) said, we would be interested in partnering with Sevier County for those purposes."
"As you know, we announced last year our commitment over the course of the next 10 years to expand our evolution as a theme park and as a destination" Craig Ross, president of the Dollywood Company said

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Dollywood officials 'top out' DreamMore Resort [Published Mountain Press - 21 hours ago]
County commission tables Amendment 1 resolution [Published Mountain Press - 21 hours ago]
Arrests Oct. 23, 2014 [Published Mountain Press - Oct 22 2014]
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National Humane Society helping with dogs' care [Published Mountain Press - Oct 21 2014]
Rescue official: Pit bulls often misunderstood [Published Mountain Press - Oct 21 2014]
Arrests Oct. 22, 2014 [Published Mountain Press - Oct 21 2014]
Dozens of dogs taken in Sevier [Published Mountain Press - Oct 21 2014]
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