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Cove Lake State Park welcomes new Manager

Cove Lake State Park formally welcomed new Manager Casey Hatmaker, this morning during a public event where the community was able to meet park staff and learn about park programming and amenities. “Casey believes in the value that a balance between resource conservation, proper facility maintenance and excellent customer service …

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Woman dies after driving into lake

The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office says that a 29-year-old woman died Tuesday night after deliberately driving her minivan into Norris Lake. At around 10 pm Tuesday, dispatchers received a 911 call reporting that a minivan had driven at a high rate of speed into lake at the Powell Valley Marina …

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THP traffic stop in Knox yields 10 pounds of pot

A traffic stop late Tuesday in Knox County by the Tennessee Highway Patrol uncovered 10 pounds of marijuana. A THP trooper made a stop on I-40 after observing “signs of distress from the two vehicle occupants” and said that they received “deceptive” answers to questions. Backup was called and the …

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DA: Officers justified in July shooting

Eighth Judicial District Attorney General Jared Effler says that his office’s investigation into last month’s officer-involved shooting of Michael Heatherly was justified and that the officers acted appropriately. On the afternoon of July 25th, Heatherly called 911 and told dispatchers that he had just killed his wife and was “fixin’ …

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Rockwood man released from hospital, taken to jail

A Rockwood man is in custody at the Roane County Jail on charges including vehicular homicide by intoxication. 27-year-old Anthony Taylor was taken into custody upon his release from UT Medical Center on Tuesday, where he had been receiving treatment for injuries sustained in an August 7th, single-vehicle accident that …

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GSMNP announces temporary, single lane Spur closures

(GSMNP release) Great Smoky Mountains National Park maintenance crews will implement temporary, single-lane closures along both the northbound and southbound Spur between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg beginning Monday, August 20 and continuing through Thursday, August 24, for routine maintenance operations.  The roadway will remain open, but motorists should anticipate traffic delays and are asked …

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Smokies take pitchers’ duel, 1-0

(Tennessee Smokies) The Tennessee Smokies defeated the Birmingham Barons 1-0 on Wednesday night to even the series up at one game apiece. The Smokies have now allowed just eight hits through the first two games of the series. Thomas Hatch got the start for Tennessee on Wednesday night and threw …

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Garry Lee Phillips, age 57 of Clinton

Garry Lee Phillips, age 57 of Clinton, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at his residence. Garry was born in Clinton, TN on March 22, 1961 to the late James R. Phillips and Betty Mounce Phillips. Garry was of the Baptist Faith. He enjoyed fishing, making fishing lures, …

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