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Latest Cocke County, Tennessee Stories

2012-07-10 10:23:40

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gross receipts in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., a BOHAN tourism client since 1990, were up 15 percent in the first five months of 2012. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120620/MM28005LOGO ) Spending citywide totaled $292 million January-May 2012 compared to $252 million in 2011. The agency's program to start 2012 included an 18-city TV campaign; media relations, particularly supporting city-sponsored special events in January and February;...

2010-09-30 11:50:00

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A family that never has experienced a traditional vacation has a date circled for a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains because legions of friends rallied around them in the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism "Taking Vacation Back" campaign. John and Leila Waltman of Pelion, S.C., and their three children - one with severe medical problems - also won $15,000 to help with a year's mortgage payments. "Taking Vacation Back," which supported family...

2008-08-25 15:00:36

Fire officials in Tennessee say a wildfire in Cocke County has grown to more than 1,100 acres and is consuming a tinder-dry patch of dead timber. Smoke can already be seen as far away as Knoxville and the blaze is expected to intensify as it ignites dead trees in the Cherokee National Forest that were killed off by a beetle infestation. Gannett Tennessee reported Monday the fire was about 20-percent contained and burning in a remote area. Hand crews, bulldozers and backfires were being...