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Sevierville agrees to help with road to Dumplin Creek

(WBIR) Sevierville leaders gave their stamp of approval Thursday for a plan to help pay for a road to a proposed shopping destination.

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen approved spending $4 million to build a road from Highway 66 to Dumplin Creek, right off I-40.

Work on the shopping destination stalled during the recession but now Neyland Land Associates is working to buy the property and continue the project.

The road is estimated to cost almost $9 million. The city said it plans to apply for two state grants to bring in $4 million more.

Sevier Co. donates toys to honor murdered woman

On Monday, we told you about a toy drive in honor of a Sevierville woman who was the victim of domestic violence.

Man arrested after threatening wife with shotgun

A Sevier County man is facing domestic assault charges after threatening his wife with a shotgun in her face.

The incident happened in Seymour off Chapman Highway Sunday night. Police say Phillip McWilliams pushed his wife down after a fight and pointed his gun at her. He fired the weapon and shot out the glass back door.

McWilliams' wife hid until authorities could arrive. When they did, she ran out the apartment to safety.

Toy drive honors Sevierville woman's memory

The family of a Sevierville woman shot and killed four years ago is working to ke

Feds partially refund TN cash to reopen shutdown Smokies

(WBIR - Sevier County) The State of Tennessee and a couple of counties in East Tennessee have been refunded most of the cash they sent to the federal government to reopen the Great Smoky Mountains during the shutdown in October. Getting the rest of the money back will require an act of Congress.

Gatlinburg LED lighting investment pays off


(WBIR-Gatlinburg) A bright idea by the city of Gatlinburg is paying off, five years later.

The city switched from incandescent bulbs to 100% LED bulbs in time for its "Gatlinburg Winter Magic" lights program during the 2008-09 season.

Church daycare allowed to stay in current location for now

(WBIR) A Sevier County church has a new landlord, but members found out Sunday one aspect of the church will get a little more time in its current location.

Ron and Betty Ogle recently purchased the Evergreen Church building on Dolly Parton Parkway in Sevier County. The church held its last service Sunday in that building.

The congregation will now move and share the Seventh Day Adventist Church building.

Church officials said the Evergreen Day Care will be allowed to stay in the building for now, even as a new church congregation plans to move in soon.