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Gatlinburg Area Fire Update

Sevier County, City of Gatlinburg, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have reported widespread fire damage and continued fire activity throughout the Gatlinburg area and much of Sevier County including Wears Valley, Pigeon Forge, and Jones Cove. Gatlinburg City officials have reported numerous structures completely lost to fire including …

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Ronald Keith Glandon, age 61, of Heiskell

Ronald Keith Glandon, age 61, of Heiskell passed away on November 27, 2016 at his residence.  He was a member of Valley View United Methodist Church and was born March 19, 1955 in Knox County, Tennessee.  Preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Glandon; brother, Michael D. Glandon. He is …

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Connie Sue Cook, 49, of Clinton

Connie Sue Cook,  Age 49 of Clinton, TN, passed away Monday, November 28, 2016 at her residence. She was born October 20, 1967 in Anderson County, TN to the late Early and Linda Sue Stewart Byrge.  Connie enjoyed reading and spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandbabies. …

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Louise Hester Boone, age 90, of Kingston

Louise Hester Boone, age 90, of Kingston passed away peacefully Saturday, November 26, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. She was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church and also a beloved sister of the Kingston Chapter 405, Order of the Easter Star, where she was a 56 …

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Michael Dwayne Sexton, age 50 of Clinton

Michael Dwayne Sexton, age 50 of Clinton, TN passed away suddenly on Friday, November 25, 2016 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. He was a family man, and loved his family. Michael is better known as “Manimal” or “Big Sexy”. He was a veteran and served his …

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GSMNP: Air quality advisory issued due to smoke

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have issued an air quality advisory. The air quality today is unhealthy for the Sevier County section of the park and adjacent areas, especially in the Gatlinburg area due to heavy smoke from the nearby Chimney 2 Fire. Concentrations of particulate matter from smoke …

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Football semifinal round-up

Friday was the semifinal round of the state football playoffs. Here are the local results. In Class 6A, Oakland upset Maryville 23-7, keeping the Rebels out of the championship game for the first time since 2003. Oakland will play Whitehaven Saturday night at Tennessee Tech. In Class 5A, Farragut steamrolled …

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GSMNP closes roads, trails due to fire

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have closed Newfound Gap Road, Cherokee Orchard Road, Elkmont Road, and several trails due to the Chimney 2 Fire. The fire has grown to approximately 500 acres in size overnight due to extreme, sustained winds over 20 mph. National Park Service fire crews are …

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32nd Fantasy of Trees another success

The 32nd annual Fantasy of Trees took place this weekend at the Knoxville Convention Center. A total of 60,794 people attended the spectacle and the event raised more than $400,000 for the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. Fantasy of Trees has raised about $7.75 million in proceeds for ETCH in 31 years. Proceeds raised …

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