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Tuesday high school hoops round-up

Here is a look at Tuesday night’s local high school basketball action. At Clinton, the Oak Ridge Lady Wildcats defeated the Clinton Lady Dragons for a 59th consecutive time dating back to 1990, 61-19. Oak Ridge (3-1, 1-0) was led by Mykia Dowdell with 18 points and Jada Guinn with …

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FEMA authorizes funds for Chimney Top firefighting efforts

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized federal funds to reimburse costs to Tennessee to fight the Chimney Top Fire in Sevier County. This authorization makes FEMA grant funding available to reimburse 75 percent of the eligible firefighting costs for managing, mitigating and controlling …

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Smoky Mountain Fire information

Sevier County officials Wednesday morning confirmed a fourth fatality from the devastating firestorm that erupted Monday evening as well as about four dozen injuries.  One firefighter suffered minor injuries overnight Tuesday but is expected to be okay. As we reported, Tuesday, three people with severe burns were transferred from UT Medical Center to …

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Norris celebrates the season

(Norris Bulletin) The Norris Lions Club will host its annual Christmas Greens Party Thursday night at 7 pm at the Norris Community Building. Saturday, the Norris Community Development Board’s second annual Holiday Arts and Craft Gift Fair will take place from 11 am to 2 pm at Norris Elementary School. More than a dozen local …

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GSMNP reports no structures lost

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have announced that LeConte Lodge, the popular backcountry lodging facility at the base of Mount LeConte, and the Elkmont Campground and Historic Districts sustained no damage from the fire activities in the park on Monday evening. Some Elkmont buildings sustained roof damage from falling …

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