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Sevier County Nonprofits May Apply for $500k Humana Foundation Grant

Sevier County Nonprofits May Apply for $500k Humana Foundation Grant

Sevier County is one of the 19 counties in Humana’s Knoxville Bold Goal market where nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for the 2018 Humana Foundation Strategic Community Investment grant. The Humana Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Humana, is pleased to invite nonprofit organizations in the Knoxville area to apply for a Humana Foundation Strategic Community Investment before Friday, April ...

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Operation April Fools Nets Dozens of Sevier County Drug Dealers

Operation April Fools Nets Dozens of Sevier County Drug Dealers

Authorities set out early Tuesday morning to round up suspected drug dealers indicted by a Sevier County Grand Jury last week as a result of an undercover drug sting. According to Sheriff Ron Seals, the Sevier County Street Crimes unit conducted Operation April Fools over the last eight months, targeting dealers of methamphetamine, heroin and other opioid drugs. The Sevier ...

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New Police Chief No Stranger to Sevierville, Challenges of Tourism

New Police Chief No Stranger to Sevierville, Challenges of Tourism

The City of Sevierville Police Department announces that Chief Joe Manning from Bluffton, S.C. has been named as the new chief of police. He replaces former SPD Chief Don Myers, who retired March 30 after thirty-nine years of service to the city. Chief Manning is a career law enforcement officer who spent twenty-nine years at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office ...

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Sevier County Crime Statistics Online in TBI’s CrimeInsight TOPS Platform

Sevier County Crime Statistics Online in TBI's CrimeInsight TOPS Platform

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation launched a new, online tool this week that enables citizens to view crime statistics for their communities. The CrimeInsight TOPS (Theme-Oriented Public Site) platform allows users to quickly navigate through key data submitted by the state’s law enforcement agencies through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS). Users select a law enforcement agency, a year, ...

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Sevier County Voters to Use New Electronic Voting System and Scanners

Sevier County Voters to Use New Electronic Voting System and Scanners

Registered voters in Sevier County will use a new electronic voting system during the County Primary Election. The Sevier County Election Commission replaced their Election Systems & Software (ES&S) brand direct record electronic (DRE) voting systems with the ES&S ExpressVote® Universal Voting System and DS200® precinct-based scanner and tabulator, just in time for the upcoming County Primary Election. The DRE ...

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Shoplifting Suspect Captured after Chase, Tasering by Police

Shoplifting Suspect Captured after Chase, Tasering by Police

Sevierville police apprehended an alleged shoplifter on Saturday after he reportedly fled, crashed his vehicle and continued to run on foot, even after being Tasered by an officer. Officers from the Sevierville Police Department responded to a reported shoplifting at the WalMart, 1414 Parkway, just after noon on Saturday, March 24, 2018. The male suspect attempted to flee in his ...

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Kodak Man Charged with Reckless Endangerment for Firing Shots in Air

27-year-old Scott Ryan Rodriguez of Kodak charged with reckless endangerment.

A local man has been charged with reckless endangerment in connection with reports of gunfire in a Sevierville neighborhood earlier this week. The Sevierville Police Department says it received several calls from residents in the area of Turtle Dove Trail in the Mountain Meadows subdivision reporting what sounded like multiple gunshots coming from a red vehicle on the evening of ...

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Man Shot During Dispute at Sevierville Residence

Man Shot During Dispute at Sevierville Residence

Sevierville police are investigating an altercation between two men that resulted in one shooting the other in the face Wednesday evening. According to the Sevierville Police Department, officers responded to a reported shooting at a home located at 926 Middle Creek Road about 10:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21. “The initial investigation indicates that two men, 47-year-old James H. Raney, ...

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TWRA Warns of Increased Bear Activity as Bears Emerge from Winter Dens

TWRA Warns of Increased Bear Activity as Bears Emerge from Winter Dens

As winter gives way to spring, residents and visitors should prepare for increased bear activity as black bears are emerging from their winter slumber, says the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Many reports of bear sightings are circulating around East Tennessee, which is not unusual considering it is bear country. According to TWRA Black Bear Coordinator Dan Gibbs, increased activity should be ...

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Sevier County Job Fair Planned as Businesses Begin Staffing for Season

Sevier County Job Fair Planned as Businesses Begin Staffing for Season

County officials are planning the 21st Annual Sevier County Job Fair later this month. The event has grown every year, offering many job opportunities for the people of Sevier County while assisting businesses in fulfilling their staffing needs, according the Sevier County Economic Development Council. The council hosts the event in conjunction with Sevier County and cities of Sevierville, Pigeon ...

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