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Report: Secret City train may be at end of line

According to the News-Sentinel, the Secret City Scenic Excursion Train may have come to the end of the line. The owner of the rail line used for the scenic trips through Oak Ridge and the surrounding area, Energy Solutions, says that due to liability concerns, they will no longer allow …

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GSMNP seeks feedback on camping fee increase

Great Smoky Mountains National Park invites the public to comment through June 27 on a proposal to increase fees at frontcountry campgrounds and picnic pavilions along with proposed changes to the management of three campgrounds by adding them to the national reservation system through Recreation.gov. The park is also hosting …

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State bond rating AAA

The State of Tennessee now holds the highest bond ratings issued by all three major credit rating agencies. Tennessee’s triple triple-A status reflects the extremely strong confidence the rating agencies have in the State’s capacity to meet its financial commitments. The State has been informed that it is now rated …

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Click It or Ticket

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office to increase seat belt enforcement from May 23rd to June 5th, surrounding of one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. Tennessee celebrates its 30 year anniversary of seat belt legislation. The state first enacted a …

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AC EMS subject of June briefing

Anderson County Emergency Medical Services will host a “State of EMS” briefing for county commissioners on June 15, beginning at 4:30 p.m. This briefing will cover the current operations of Anderson County EMS, potential upcoming changes in EMS nationally, and current reimbursement issues. The briefing, which is open to the …

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Chase begins in Anderson, ends with fatal crash in Knox

A police chase that began in Anderson County Wednesday afternoon ended with a horrific two-car crash in North Knox County that left one man dead and three others injured. The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department says that deputies had been looking for 26-year-old Ralpheal Cameron Coffey on several outstanding warrants when …

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Smokies fall to Lookouts 6-2

(Tennessee Smokies)  Smokies’ 3B Jeimer Candelario continued his recent tear with two doubles, but Lookouts’ starter RHP D.J. Baxendale limited the Tennessee offense two just two runs, as Chattanooga emerged victorious, 6-2, on Wednesday night at AT&T Field. With the loss, Tennessee drops to 21-25 on the season. Chattanooga’s victory …

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Local Sports Update 5/26

The Spring Fling continued in Murfreesboro on Wednesday and while some area teams stayed alive, others headed home last night. In Class AAA baseball, Sevier County was eliminated with two losses on Wednesday: 11-0 to Summit and 10-0 to Siegel. Farragut staved off elimination in their first game of the …

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