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Myrtle G. Collins Gilliam, age 73

Myrtle G. Collins Gilliam was born on January 6, 1945 in Elizabethton, TN. Myrtle, age 73, passed this world into the waiting arms of Jesus on June 11, 2018. She will fondly be remembered as a loving wife, wonderful mother, doting grandmother and faithful sister and friend. Myrtle was preceded …

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MENCS: Tire gamble pays off when rain falls for Bowyer

(MRN) Clint Bowyer celebrated his 39th birthday twelve days ago and Sunday afternoon, “Mother Nature” delivered a belated gift – a rain-shortened victory at Michigan International Speedway. After briefly dueling with Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Kevin Harvick early in the third stage … with rain approaching, Bowyer held the race lead …

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XFS: Dillon wins rain-delayed, shortened Michigan race

(MRN) Austin Dillon led a one-two sweep for Richard Childress Racing to win Saturday’s rain-shortened race at Michigan International Speedway, leading the final three laps to claim his ninth series victory. After posting top-ten finishes in each of the first two stages, Dillon grabbed his first lead early in the …

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Maryville teen killed in GSMNP motorcycle crash

(GSMNP)  On Friday, ​June 8 at ​approximately 8:​4​0 p.m., Austin Breazeale, age 19, of Maryville, TN was traveling west ​along Little River Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park when his motorcycle left the roadway and struck a tree approximately 2 miles west of Sugarlands Visitor Center.  Park Rangers and​ …

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ORNL once again home to world’s fastest supercomputer

(DOE press release) Friday, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) unveiled Summit as the world’s most powerful and smartest scientific supercomputer. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry attended the debut to meet with the ORNL team and see first-hand this monumental supercomputer. With a peak performance of 200,000 trillion calculations per …

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Two more Smokies named to All-Star Team

(Tennessee Smokies) The Southern League has announced that Craig Brooks and Jason Vosler of the Tennessee Smokies have been added to the roster for the 2018 Southern League All-Star Game. Trevor Clifton was previously named to the All-Star team, but is unable to participate due to being promoted to AAA …

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