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Adriana Zoder: Local libraries offer instructive summer fun

Recently, we attended Birds of Prey for the second year in a row at the Gatlinburg Library. The one-hour program by the American Eagle Foundation presented seven birds of prey that are taken care of by this nonprofit organization. They don't just have ... [Published Mountain Press - 21 hours ago]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 2 reports

Church definition vexes beer board

The Sevier County Beer Board found itself in the middle of a legal and theological debate Thursday as board members grappled with the question of what makes a church.The issue arose over two applications for licenses to sell beer from restaurants on either ... [Published Mountain Press - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Arrests July 12, 2014

Editor’s Note: The following information was taken from the intake reports at the Sevier County Jail. All people listed within this report are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.Janie Lynn Allen, 29, of 281 Green Forrest Road in ... [Published Mountain Press - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Editorial: Three cheers

And the awards keep comingWhen Pigeon Forge Middle School teacher Heather Burkhart left her first career as an adventure-based counselor, she probably expected a tough transition into her new career as a public school teacher.But things have gone exceptionally ... [Published Mountain Press - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Letter: There is wine in grocery stores, across the line in N.C.

Editor,Now that the wine in grocery stores bill is one step closer to a vote, I would like to divulge a little secret that they don’t want you to know; there is already wine in grocery stores in one of Sevier’s adjoining counties, namely Swain.Whenever ... [Published Mountain Press - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Who’s to blame for veterans’ issues?

Login Subscribe or link to print subscriptionEditor,Tens of thousands of our dollars spent for a sex change for a man spending time in prison, while our war veterans are suffering and dying in our V.A. hospitals. Now who is to blame for this scenario ... [Published Mountain Press - Jul 11 2014]
Entities: Prison
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Fatal cabin fire cause still undetermined

SEVIERVILLE —Four months after a cabin fire claimed the lives of two tourists, investigators say they still haven’t determined what sparked the fatal conflagration.Investigators never recovered the remains of 5-year-old Tyveon Temple, who was in the cabin ... [Published Mountain Press - Jul 11 2014]
Entities: TV Station
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Sevier County's ad effort in Chicago yields results

SEVIERVILLE —Sevier County has successfully built brand awareness in Chicago with "Integrated Fly Smokies," an  advertising campaign promoting the Great Smoky Mountains region, according to Amanda Marr, marketing director for the Sevierville Chamber of ... [Published Mountain Press - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Carr serving as new chief in Pittman Center

PITTMAN CENTER —A little over 20 years ago, a young boy started kindergarten at Pittman Center School, where his mother would later retire as principal.Now he's returned to the town of 500 in the shadows of the Great Smoky Mountains to become its new ... [Published Mountain Press - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Sevierville arrest nets pot, guns

SEVIERVILLE —Sheriffs’ deputies seized 14 jars of marijuana and a pair of guns after a 27-year-old Sevierville man attacked them when they responded to a call saying he had discharged a weapon during a domestic dispute.Brandon Bearden 27, of 2240 Shinbone ... [Published Mountain Press - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Carl Mays: Remain courageous and steadfast

Yesterday an associate and I discussed how God seems to send someone to lift you up, provide support, or give you a nudge in the right direction when you really need it. The conversation later helped me recall an article sent to me earlier this year. ... [Published Mountain Press - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Gatlinburg approves amended budget

GATLINBURG —In a meeting Monday, the Gatlinburg City Commission unanimously approved an amended version of an ordinance amending the 2013-2014 fiscal year budget ordinance.After the measure passed in the first reading on June 17, some items needed to ... [Published Mountain Press - Jul 10 2014]

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...school right here in this building," he said Wednesday, gesturing to structure that once housed Pittman Center School, adjacent to the town hall. "I grew up swimming and fishing here and doing the Heritage Days and volunteering and doing all of that stuff."
"We believe this campaign was a good first move to more actively promoting the Smokies (and the cities of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville) as a whole to the Chicago market" Marr noted via email on Thursday
The young coach said, "A lot of things happen every day that we can't control. The biggest example in my life is when my mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Everybody in this room is either coming out of a crisis, in a crisis, or about to be in one. That's just the world we live in. If you expect the world to be fair, sorry, it ain't happening. I've learned it takes mental toughness. If life knocks you down, get backback up. If it knocks you down again, you get backback up again. Do not let it keep you down. It takes an every-day effort."
"We had to keep it a secret, because I knew that if I told Rowena about it, she wouldn't come" Hyder said

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