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ASAP Youth Ambassadors take on vaping

(ASAP of Anderson press release) Teen vaping use has steadily increased over the past several years and has been declared an epidemic by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb. The 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) indicates a 78 percent increase in e-cigarette use among high school …

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GSMNP: Prescribed burn in Cades Cove Nov. 19-21

Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Appalachian Piedmont Zone fire management staff plan to burn approximately 300 acres of fields within Cades Cove. Weather permitting, burn operations will occur Monday, November 19 through Wednesday, November 21. Over the last 20 years, park managers have conducted these burns during the …

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Follow-up: More on car vs. wheelchair accident

Following up on a story we reported Wednesday, a Clinton man was injured Tuesday evening when he was struck by a car while trying to cross Seivers Boulevard in a motorized wheelchair. The victim was identified as 62-year-old William Carter of Clinton and the Clinton Police Department’s accident report indicates …

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Former Senator Atchley passes away at 88

Former State Senator Ben Atchley passed away Wednesday night at the Life Care Center of Blount County at the age of 88. He retired in 2004 after serving in both the state House and Senate for 32 years. Atchley retired from the Senate in 2003. He served as a State …

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52nd Annual CMA Award winners

The 52nd Annual CMA Awards were held Wednesday at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Here’s a list of the winners in the highest-profile categories: Entertainer of the Year: Keith Urban Male Vocalist: Chris Stapleton Female Vocalist: Carrie Underwood Vocal Group: Old Dominion Vocal Duo: Brothers Osborne Album: Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves New Artist: Luke …

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Victim ID’ed in 33-year-old homicide

(TBI release) The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public’s help in providing information about a homicide that took place more than 30 years ago. On April 14, 1985, the body of a young female was found partially decomposed along Interstate 81 in Greene County near Exit 44. …

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