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Reminder: Faith-based solutions to substance abuse crisis the focus of Tuesday meeting

The Tennessee Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services has launched a program that has state officials partnering with faith-based communities across the state, with the goal of building a recovery network comprised of “compassionate and concerned citizens who are reaching out to those struggling with addicitions and connecting …

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High school basketball schedules

High school basketball’s regular season is winding down. Tonight, Oak Ridge will host Powell in a game postponed from last week, Campbell County hosts Farragut, Midway travels to Sunbright, Kingston plays host to Scott and Central visits South-Doyle. Friday features a full slate of games, including Central at Clinton on …

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Fire destroys home in Campbell

Crews from three fire departments were unable to save a house from being destroyed in a Wednesday afternoon fire in Campbell County. Crews from the Campbell County Rural Fire Service as well as the LaFollette and Caryville Fire Departments responded to a call of a fire on Moonview Drive in …

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GSMNP attracts record number of visitors in 2017

For the second year in a row, Great Smoky Mountains National Park welcomed over eleven million visitors. In 2017, a record 11,338,894 people visited the national park, which is a slight increase, 0.2%, over 2016. The park continued to see the highest visitation in July which was followed by October …

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Public expresses concerns over Pine Ridge power line project

The National Nuclear Security Administration held a public information session Wednesday designed to let the public know more about the agency’s plan to construct power lines across Pine Ridge for a new electrical substation to supply power to a new, yet-to-be-constructed, multibillion dollar Uranium Processing Facility and to allow citizens …

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Welding equipment likely cause of Rocky Top fire

A fire apparently caused by unattended welding equipment destroyed a home on Clear Branch Road in Rocky Top on Wednesday morning. Anderson County Deputy Robert Collins was among the emergency personnel who responded to Wednesday’s fire, whichi was reported at around 6:15 am at 478 Clear Branch Road, and reported …

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Linda Fay Long Johnson, age 70, of Kingston

Linda Fay Long Johnson, age 70, of Kingston passed away suddenly Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Roane Medical Center. She was born April 4, 1947 in Roane County and has been a lifelong resident of this area. She was of the Baptist faith. Linda had worked at Jeans Restaurant as …

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