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Pigeon Forge invites Vietnam vets to Welcome Home parade


Pigeon Forge will once again roll out the red carpet this August for Vietnam veterans.

The city will hold a four-day salute to Vietnam War veterans from August 21st through the 24th, including a full-fledged "Welcome Home" parade on the 23rd.

Last year, more than 500 veterans took part in the inaugural Welcome Home event.

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Helen Ross McNabb Center's An Evening of Hope Giveaway

Helen Ross McNabb Center's An Evening of Hope Giveaway

Enter now for you chance to win 4 VIP tickets to Helen Ross McNabb Center's An Evening of Hope on May 14th.

The evening includes a reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres, and a meet-and-greet with the bands Sidewalk Prophets and About a Mile before the concert, and tickets to the concert.

Church repairs roof 3 years after hail storms


(WBIR-Seymour) Three years ago, deadly storms hit East Tennessee and much of the Southeastern U.S. with tornadoes, heavy rains and hail.

Those hail storms on April 27, 2011 were some of the worst East Tennessee has seen in years.

A church in Seymour is still dealing with repairs. Grace Baptist Church was hit with hail three years ago but did not realize the extent of the damage until later.

Students with special needs celebrate prom


(WBIR-Sevierville) A Sevier County High School student is making sure her peers with special needs get the prom they deserve.

Jordan Jeffers, a junior at SCHS, had the idea to put together the prom about three years ago to help receive the Girl Scout Gold Award.

She created it for middle and high school students with special needs.

"So that they could feel special about themselves and feel like they are the most beautiful person in the world. Cause I know I like to feel that way," Jeffers said.

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Health warnings lifted for Sevier Co. river


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For the first time in more than 20 years, the state is lifting its warning for parts of a river near a popular tourism destination.

Gatlinburg celebrates Earth Day with spur clean-up


(WBIR, Knoxville) - About 100 volunteers spent Tuesday morning picking up trash along the spur in Gatlinburg.

It was part of the City of Gatlinburg's Earth Week.

Tuesday, Gatlinburg celebrated Earth Day with its annual spur clean-up day. Volunteers from businesses in the community spent about three hours picking up litter and trash along the section of road that connects the Pigeon Forge with Gatlinburg.

4 fires in 2 hours stretch Sevier Co. crews thin


A string of fires in Sevier County Monday destroyed a couple homes and burned several acres of land. Making matters worse, firefighters say they all started around the same.

The Sevier County Fire Department says four fires started between 2 o'clock and 4:30 Monday afternoon.

First firefighters battled a brush fire near Gatlinburg that burned five acres. The city's spokesperson says someone was burning brush on Boogertown Road when the fire got out of control.