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Gatlinburg Art Festival kicks off 8th year

Gatlinburg Art Festival kicks off 8th year

The Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival kicks off Friday.  The outdoor family event features artists from around the country along with Appalachian music from the area.  

The festival is celebrating it's 8th year in 2012. 

Volunteers from the community produce the festival to benefit the Sevier County Arts Council, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and the Gatlinburg Boys & Girls Club. 

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Pigeon Forge Primary among SCORE finalists

Pigeon Forge Primary among SCORE finalists

SCORE is out with its 12 finalists for the second annual SCORE prize award.

Each year, one elementary, middle and high school, along with one school district in Tennessee receive the award for the most dramatically improved student achievement.

Some East Tennessee schools are among the finalists. They include John Sevier Elementary in Maryville and Pigeon Forge Primary in Sevier County.

Hamblen and Maryville are both finalists for best district. Maryville won that title last year.

Individual school winners will get $10,000. The winning district will get $25,000.

3-year-old released from hospital after being hit by car

3-year-old released from hospital after being hit by car

A 3-year-old child is out of the hospital after being run over by a car.

It happened last night at an apartment complex on Mary Lee Way in Sevierville.

Police say it appears the parking brake failed on a car with no one inside it, and it rolled down a small hill and hit the child.

One of the wheels apparently rolled over the child, who was flown by Lifestar to UT.

That child was treated and released.

Sign post guides Sevierville couple's prayer life

Sign post guides Sevierville couple's prayer life

Traffic signs help guide our driving, street signs help us find our way, and a special sign in Sevierville helps an East Tennessee couple with their prayer life.

Their daily devotions begin with a hymn followed by scripture study and prayer.

"We get down on our knees right here and we pray," Milton Greer said.

Sunlight pours in from their window while Milton and Jody Greer gaze outside enjoying God's creation. They especially the birds that flock to their bird feeders.