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Stargazing event at Cades Cove Saturday

(GSMNP press release) The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in cooperation with the Smoky Mountain Astronomical Society, will offer a stargazing program in Cades Cove on Saturday, November 17, 2018 beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Experienced astronomers and numerous telescopes will be on hand to provide a discovery of the fall …

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Traffic stop = 2 arrests

Early Sunday morning, two people were arrested following a traffic stop in Clinton. Shortly after 1:30 am on Sunday, Officer Austin Powell responded to a call of a car driving erratically and came across the SUV on Clinch Avenue, driving in the left lane, well below the posted speed limit, …

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MMC, UTMC receive A’s from hospital watchdog group

According to Leapfrog’s “Hospital Safety Grade,” UT Medical Center in Knoxville and Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge are the top performing East Tennessee hospitals in patient care, as both received A’s in the survey. The watchdog organization, which seeks public information about patient safety and quality, assigns letter grades to 2,600 U.S. hospitals …

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Smith sworn in as Oak Ridge’s ‘top cop’

The Oak Ridge City Council formally swore in Robin Smith Monday night as the new chief of police, succeeding former Oak Ridge Police Chief James Akagi, who announced his retirement after he was placed on administrative leave. He had been chief of police since 2011. Smith has been serving in the role …

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