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Yesterday | Knoxville News Sentinel

FBI probing reported beating at Sevier jail; lawsuit seeks $5 million

FBI agents are investigating claims of civil-rights abuses at the Sevier County jail after a former inmate says he was beaten nearly to death there last year.

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Related Topix: Pigeon Forge, TN, Sevierville, TN, Sports

Tue Jul 08, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Once-forbidden moonshine now providing significant tax revenue

Developers are taking notice of tourist's fascination with moonshine. Since lawmakers made the once outlawed brew legal, distilleries have become Once-forbidden moonshine now providing significant tax revenue Developers are taking notice of tourist's fascination with moonshine.

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Related Topix: Gatlinburg, TN, Pittman Center, TN

Knoxville News Sentinel

Exit 407 construction yields ramp closure

If you're trying to make your way from State Route 66 North to Interstate 40 West, you've got a slightly different route ahead of you.

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Related Topix: Sevierville, TN, Pigeon Forge, TN, Sports

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Seymour spa busted for prostitution

Seymour spa busted for prostitution Sevier County deputies busted a Seymour spa Monday for prostitution.

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Related Topix: Seymour, TN

Knoxville News Sentinel

Four women and one man arrested in prostitution sting

Three women and one man were arrested Monday at a massage parlor on Chapman Highway in Sevier County, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Clarksville, TN, Seymour, TN, Sports

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

State authorities to step up enforcement during holiday weekend

To promote safety and reduce crashes during the holiday weekend, the Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a high visibility enforcement campaign beginning at 12:01 a.m. Thursday and ending at midnight Sunday, according to THP.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, Roane County, TN, Loudon County, TN, Loudon, TN

Wed Jul 02, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Old Forge Distillery opens in Pigeon Forge

The newest attraction in Sevier County has longstanding roots in Appalachia. "What we have in these barrels out here, are smaller Old Forge Distillery opens in Pigeon Forge The newest attraction in Sevier County has longstanding roots in Appalachia.

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Related Topix: Pigeon Forge, TN

Knoxville News Sentinel

Woman killed in Sevier County crash identified

A 77-year-old Sevier County woman has been identified as the victim of a fatal, chain-reaction crash that injured four other people in Kodak on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Kodak, TN, Sevierville, TN, Sports

Metropulse.com

Knox County Election: Clerk and Trustee

The early voting period for the Knox County general election is coming up soon , and voting day is Aug. 7. After a rough couple of years for the office of the Knox County trustee, voters will have a chance to elect either Republican Knox County Commissioner Ed Shouse or Jim Berrier, a Democrat and regulatory supervisor of financial advisors.

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Related Topix: Knox County, TN, Five Points, TN, 9

Tue Jul 01, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Gaming systems stolen from Athens Public Library

Late Senator Howard Baker left an impression on nearly everything in Scott County, from the town's roads and buildings, to its people.

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Related Topix: Scott County, TN, Tennessee, Norris, TN

Knoxville News Sentinel

Three-vehicle crash in Sevier County kills one, injures four others

Bob Stahlke, spokesman for the city of Sevierville, said the 1:10 p.m. crash forced the closure of Highway 66 in front of the Food City during the investigation.

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Related Topix: Sevierville, TN, Sports

Daily Mail

James Franco gives a glimpse of his latest directorial effort in...

Black student body president at nation's most expensive prep school forced to resign after offensive photos of her dressed as 'typical' white, male students emerge Journalist who was raped and held hostage for 15 months in Somalia reveals how she has forgiven her captors and is even in contact with one on FACEBOOK as her story is turned into a ... (more)

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Related Topix: As I Lay Dying

Fri Jun 27, 2014

Firstshowing.net

One More Trailer for Franco's Cormac McCarthy Film 'Child of God'

"What things is he done, we ain't found out yet..." Another new trailer for James Franco's adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's Child of God has recently debuted, since it's finally getting a limited release later this summer.

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Related Topix: As I Lay Dying

WATE-TV Knoxville

Fentress County officials locate missing inmate, working to capture

A European yarn company announced Friday it is planning a manufacturing facility in Dandridge that is expected to bring 32 jobs and millions of dollars to the community.

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Related Topix: Fentress County, TN, Dandridge, TN, Seymour, TN, Death Penalty

Knoxville News Sentinel

Sevier sheriff: Seymour woman, 72, was victim of homicide

The identity of a 72-year-old woman whose body was found Wednesday inside her home in Seyour was released Friday.

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Related Topix: Seymour, TN, Sports

Wed Jun 25, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Former Sevier Co. inmate files lawsuit against county

A former Sevier County inmate is suing the county after he claims jailers beat him and refused to give him medical care, which nearly killed him.

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WATE-TV Knoxville

Suspect robs North Knox County tobacco store at gunpoint

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says a man walked into Discount Tobacco, 5904 Tazewell Pike, around 12:30 p.m. He had a hoodie over his head, a white bandana around his face and was carrying a pistol.

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Related Topix: Knox County, TN, Tennessee, Seymour, TN, Knoxville, TN

WATE-TV Knoxville

City of Knoxville tests green bike lane

City workers are testing new bright green paint over a patch of black roadway to check the paint's durability.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, Knox County, TN, Tennessee, Seymour, TN

Metropulse.com

Wither the BEP? Tennessee Public School Funding Must Be Made More Equitable and More Sufficient

Tennessee's Basic Education Program can be viewed as a $6 billion pie that feeds the state's K-12 public schools.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Union County, TN, Phil Bredesen, US Governors, Knox County, TN, Hamilton County, TN

Tue Jun 24, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Peyton Manning in Knoxville to help fight heart disease

Knox County Board of Education member Indya Kincannon says she is stepping down after the August 6 meeting to travel to Slovenia.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, Knox County, TN, Blount County, TN, Morgan County, TN

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