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Chimney Tops Trail to (mostly) reopen Friday

(GSMNP press release) Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced on Tuesday that they will open the Chimney Tops Trail to a newly developed observation point starting Friday, October 6th.  The entire trail has been closed to the public since the devastating Chimney Tops 2 Fire in late November of last …

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Speaker warns students of dangers of drinking, driving

(ASAP of Anderson County) When Blake McMeans speaks, his message is clear, “Don’t drink and drive or ride with those who do.” Blake has now added to his speech “don’t text and drive”. But his message has a far greater impact when the 40-year-old walks to the podium. McMeans tells …

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Five Tennessee DAs sue big pharma

The district attorneys general of Tennessee’s Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Judicial Districts have jointly filed a lawsuit against prescription opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma L.P. and its related companies, along with Mallinckrodt LLC, Endo Health Solutions Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, …

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