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GSMNP seeks science volunteers

Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers are recruiting volunteers to adopt a phenology monitoring plot in areas throughout the park. Volunteers will collect information as part of an important research project tracking seasonal biological data such as plant flowering dates and the presence of migratory birds. Tracking this phenology data …

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McNally recognized for library support

Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Randy McNally (R-Oakridge) recently received the National Association of Secretaries of State’s (NASS) Medallion Award for his fiscal management of Tennessee and his support of public libraries.  The Senator was selected for the honor by Secretary of State Tre Hargett, a member of …

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HS hoops postseason roaring along

High school basketball District tournaments continued this weekend. Friday at the District 3AAA tourney at Anderson County, the Powell girls ended Karns’ season 54-28. In the second game Friday, the Beaver boys drilled 14 three-pointers as they eliminated Clinton 70-58. Clinton’s season ended at 16-13 despite 18 points from Quincy …

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Hamlin wins closest-ever Daytona 500

(MRN) Denny Hamlin charged from fourth to first on the final lap of Sunday’s Daytona 500, passing teammate Matt Kenseth for the lead and then surviving a dramatic side-by-side duel down the stretch with Martin Truex Junior that ended with Hamlin scratching out the victory by a mere one one-hundredths …

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Elliott wins XFS at Daytona

(MRN) Chase Elliott outdueled Joey Logano in a stirring last-lap battle to claim victory Saturday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway as Sprint Cup Series drivers took four of the top five finishing positions. Elliott’s margin of victory was four one-hundredths of a second with Kasey Kahne third and Austin Dillon …

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Sauter takes checkers in CWTS at Daytona

(MRN) Johnny Sauter nosed ahead of Ryan Truex on the final lap of Friday night’s Camping World Truck Series opener at Daytona International Speedway and when a six-truck accident unfolded behind them, the last caution of the night ended the race – giving Sauter his eleventh career victory and second …

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Woman struck, killed along Clinton Highway

(Oak Ridge Today/staff reports)  A Clinton woman walking on Clinton Highway died after two vehicles hit her Sunday evening, authorities said. Patricia Rouse, 50, was walking in the right-hand southbound lane, headed toward Knoxville, when she was hit by two southbound vehicles at about 7:33 p.m. Sunday, the Tennessee Highway …

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