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Be part of Smokies history

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is enrolling volunteers to offer visitors historic orientation and information at Mingus Mill. The Mill is located one half mile north of the Oconaluftee Visitor Center near Cherokee North Carolina. This opportunity provides volunteers the skills to assist Great Smoky Mountain Association (GSMA) in educating …

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RSCC hosting ACT workshops

For college-bound high school students, it’s the biggest test to date of their academic careers: the ACT exam. The test evaluates students’ readiness for college, and scores can determine whether they are admitted to the college of their choice. Roane State and the private education institution, SailAway Learning, are offering …

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Unemployment up in all 95 Tennessee counties

County unemployment estimates for January 2017 show the rates increased in all 95 counties. Specific county information for January is available online at http://tn.gov/assets/entities/labor/attachments/Labor_Force_Estimates%2C_Jan_17.pdf. For the month of January, Davidson County has the state’s lowest major metropolitan rate at 4.1 percent, increasing from 3.7 percent the previous month. Knox County …

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ORCB presents ‘Music of north America’ concert

On Sunday, April 2nd, the Oak Ridge Wind Ensemble/Community Band will present its “Music of North America” Concert at 3:30 pm in the Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center.  Featuring music by American composers, the program also includes trumpet soloist Tim Michaels, vocal soloist Deidre Ford, and the band’s …

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Norris Dam wildflower hike set for March 25th

Join Norris Dam State Park staff for guided hikes along the cool Clinch River, one of the most diverse pathways of wildflower concentrations in the region. The guided walks will take place on March 25th and April 1st. You can find more information here. http://www.yallcome.org/event/22/spring-wildflower-hike If you’d rather explore on your own, Norris …

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