Volunteers needed to clean up wildlife habitats

Volunteers can help the City of Knoxville get national recognition for being a healthy place for its wildest residents.   The City of Knoxville Offices of Solid Waste, Sustainability and Neighborhoods in cooperation with Knox County Solid Waste will begin a series of public land and stream clean-up projects this Sunday, Dec. 4, 1-4 p.m. […]

Tennessee Lawyers Offer Legal Assistance to Gatlinburg Wildfire Victims Helpline, Website Set to Take Legal Questions

In response to the devastating wildfires in Gatlinburg and Sevier County, the Tennessee Bar Association is partnering with the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services (TALS), Legal Aid of East Tennessee (LAET) and the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission to help those affected with their legal needs. For Wildfire Victims Anyone in need of […]

Pigeon Forge encourages support of area tourism

Pigeon Forge tourism officials are reinforcing that the city’s many attractions, theatres, restaurants and lodging properties are operating as usual after recent wildfires in the area. The announcement comes after Gatlinburg Mayor Mike Werner encouraged visitation to the area as a show of support.   “If you really want to do something for Gatlinburg, come […]

TDCI Opens Community Resource Center in Pigeon Forge today

Center Offers Consumers Resource After Wildfire Devastation In an effort to assist Tennesseans affected by the Gatlinburg wildfires, the Tennessee State Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) has established a Community Resource Center (CSC) in Pigeon Forge. It will open on Thursday, Dec. 1, in the former Boyds Bear building parking lot located at 149 […]

Holiday events affect roads, parking

Make your list and check it twice before hitting the road this weekend: There may be a parade between you and your destination. Several downtown parking spaces, streets and lanes will be closed Friday, Dec. 2, for the 44th annual WIVK Christmas Parade: Beginning at 4 p.m. Friday, street parking is off limits on Gay […]

Knox County Schools Organize Myriad of Gatlinburg Relief Efforts

Tragedy struck this week in the mountain towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, and schools in Knox County are stepping up in a number of ways to offer support to our afflicted neighbors. Below is a list of some of the specific relief efforts being organized across the county. Blue Grass Elementary has asked their […]

Pigeon Forge opens supply depot distribution center to serve Sevier Co

After receiving an overwhelming volume of donated supplies, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, has opened a supply distribution center to serve those affected by recent wildfires and help the community and its members.   “The generosity of our community and others across the state of Tennessee and beyond is simply more than we could have ever imagined,” […]

Area businesses hosting drop off locations for firefighters, evacuees

The LeConte Medical Center Volunteer Thrift Shop is accepting and distributing donations of water and toiletries, clothing, shoes and coats. Those in need of clothing and these essentials are invited to come by the shop to pick up the items they need free of charge. The Thrift Shop is located at 441 Parkway in Sevierville. […]