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Good Grief: Dollywood Sued by Copyright Owners of Charlie Brown Christmas Song

The copyright owners of the “Charlie Brown Christmas” theme song have sued Dollywood in federal court for copyright infringement. News outlets report the complaint says the East Tennessee theme park named for country star Dolly Parton has used the song …

Dolly Parton Fund Aids 921 Tennessee Wildfire Victims

Dolly Parton’s My People Fund has issued monthly checks to 921 people who lost their homes in deadly wildfires that ravaged East Tennessee last year. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that Dollywood Foundation President David Dotson said the fund received …

Team Formed to Review How Wildfire Spread to Tennessee Tourist City

Authorities are forming a team to investigate the massive fires that tore through a Tennessee tourist city late last year, killing 14 people. The team will be made up of representatives from the Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the …

Dolly Parton Telethon Raises $9M for Tennessee Wildfire Victims

Dolly Parton says a star-studded telethon for those affected by recent wildfires in her native Tennessee has brought in about $9 million. Parton headlined the event on Dec. 13 that was broadcast on several cable networks and livestreamed online. Parton …

Dolly Parton Organizing Telethon for Wildfire Victims in Tennessee

Country icon Dolly Parton has organized a musical telethon to raise money for victims of the Tennessee wildfires that destroyed more than 1,700 homes in the resort town of Gatlinburg. The event, which will air Dec. 13 on Great American …

Businesses Unharmed in Tennessee City Devastated by Wildfires Set to Reopen

Chirping and beeping filled the air as Marion Paul fired up her Gatlinburg video arcade Monday, the first time she’s seen her business since deadly wildfires set much of the city ablaze a week ago. Sooty floors needed dusting. Spoiled …

Residents Return to Tennessee City Demolished by Fire

Charlotte Moore needed a phone charger. “I’ll just get it at home,” she shrugged. Then she remembered that her home was gone. The realization came as she made the familiar drive up to the top of Laurel Mountain in the …

Tennessee Wildfire Death Toll Rises to 7; City of Gatlinburg Surveys Damage

Three more bodies were found in the ruins of wildfires that torched hundreds of homes and businesses in the Great Smoky Mountains area, raising the death toll to seven, a Tennessee mayor said Wednesday. Search-and-rescue missions continued, and Sevier County …

Tennessee Fire Forces Thousands to Evacuate, Destroys Hundreds of Homes

With flames dripping from tree branches and the air filled with embers, thousands of people raced through a hellish landscape as they fled wildfires that killed three people and destroyed hundreds of homes and a resort in the Great Smoky …

Tennessee’s Dollywood Sues German Builder Over Ride Malfunction

The Dollywood theme park in East Tennessee has filed a $500,000 lawsuit against a German company over a ride that park officials claim has malfunctioned. The suit, in Sevier County Circuit Court, claims the Timber Tower ride has not worked …