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GSMNP finds funds to reopen some areas of Park

(GSMNP press release) Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced over the weekend that some recently closed areas of the park due to the ongoing partial government shutdown will once again be accessible to visitors beginning Sunday, January 13. Some basic visitor services, including campgrounds and restrooms, will reopen using revenue …

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Roane shooting probed

The Roane County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred early Friday morning. Deputies were called to a home on Sweetwater Road in Philadelphia, near the Loudon County line, at around 4 am Friday. When officers arrived, they found a man identified as Johnny Seals, with a gunshot wound …

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Three small brush fires in Briceville

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department was called to a section of New River Highway in Briceville on Friday night after someone reported small brush fires along the side of the road. A responding deputy located three small brush fires in the 6700 block of New River Highway, which he described …

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Mobile home fire under investigation

No people were injured, but a dog was killed, in a Friday afternoon mobile home fire in Claxton. The fire at the home on Dennis Lane was reported shortly before 5:00 pm Friday, and when Claxton Volunteer firefighters arrived, they reported that flames had engulfed about half of the structure. …

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Proposed OR Airport inching forward

The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport authority is moving closer to developing a general aviation airport in Oak Ridge.  The proposed airport, with a 5000-foot-long runway, would be built at the Heritage Center in Oak Ridge, the former home K-25. The airport authority and government leaders believe the airport will increase tenants …

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Francisco-Eduardo appears in court

The Oak Ridge man charged in the death of a another man in a Knoxville traffic accident appeared in court Thursday. 44-year-old Franco Cambrany Francisco-Eduardo is charged with criminally negligent homicide and driving without a license in connection to the fatal accident on Chapman Highway that killed 22-year-old Pierce Corcoran. …

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Scarbrough recognized for service on ASAP Board

In a press release issued Thursday, ASAP of Anderson thanked departing Board member Mollie Hoskins Scarbrough for her six years of service on the ASAP of Anderson Board of Directors. Scarbrough first joined ASAP’s board in 2013, but ASAP of Anderson bylaws allow for a maximum of six years of …

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