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Street closed for filming of "Rootin' for Regan" movie


(WBIR - Sevierville) -
The City of Sevierville has announced that a street will be temporarily closed to accommodate the production of the "Rootin' for Regen" movie.

Bruce Street, from the Parkway to Gary Wade Blvd., will be closed to traffic on Sunday, July 12 from around 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Dollywood named one of the top 10 best musical attractions


(WBIR) Dollywood has been voted the number six best musical attraction for 2015 by USA TODAY and 10Best readers.

The awards noted how Dolly Parton's theme park in the Great Smoky Mountains goes beyond just being a park. It highlighted how the on-site cabins and soon to be opened resort make it a full vacation destination.

TBI: Inmate charged after mailing threat to East TN assistant DA


(WBIR) A West Tennessee inmate is facing charges in connection to a threat and suspicious powder mailed to an East Tennessee official.

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, back in February inmate Mark Rhodes sent a letter to the Sevierville office of District Attorney General James Dunn.

Clingmans Dome Road back open after rock slide


Update Wednesday 8 a.m.
(WBIR - Sevier County) Clingmans Dome Road is back open after it had to be closed for several hours Tuesday due to a rock slide.

Officials with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park said several large boulders, including some nearly the size of cars, blocked the inbound lane Tuesday morning.

The park needed to close the road to give them enough room to bring in equipment and remove the rock slide materials.

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Former employee caught after being accused of robbing store


UPDATE: Knox County Deputies arrested a robbery suspect from Sevierville on Sunday.

Matthew D. Cook of Kodak, 28, is accused of robbing a Lee's Food Mart in at 3423 Winfield Dunn Parkway on Friday. He is a former employee of the store.

ORIGINAL STORY:

(WBIR) - A former employee is suspected of robbing a Sevierville convenience store.

Driver that crashed into 4 cars & a mini-golf course turns himself in


(WBIR- Sevierville) - The tow truck driver wanted for a hit and run that involved four other vehicles and a mini-golf course has turned himself in.

Thomas M. Carr surrendered to police Thursday afternoon.

Someone who knew where Carr was contacted a detective, and after a discussion, Carr agreed to turn himself in at the Sevier County Sheriff's Office.

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Smithsonian: Sevierville is 1 of best small towns to visit


The Smithsonian Magazine just named Sevierville to its list of "The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2015."

Here's what the magazine had to say about the East Tennessee tourist town, which it ranked 8th: