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GSMNP announces temporary lane closures on Spur

Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced temporary one-lane closures on the Spur between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge beginning Monday, May 10 for road striping operations. The work will require rolling, one-lane closures for short sections up to 0.5 mile in length.   Reynolds Striping from Kentucky has been contracted to …

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Two Anderson County drug rings cracked

During a press conference Monday afternoon, law enforcement officials provided information on a multi-county, multi-year investigation they say cracked not one, but two, cocaine trafficking conspiracies in and around Oak Ridge. The investigation began in 2012, according to Anderson County District Attorney General Dave Clark, who was flanked by representatives …

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Murder trial begins in Anderson

The first degree murder trial of 52-year-old Norman Lee Follis Jr. began Monday in Clinton. Follis is facing the death penalty in the death of his uncle, 79-year-old Sammie Adams of Claxton in late 2011 or early 2012. Follis admits that he strangled Adams with an extension cord but his …

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Mine rescue teams compete in Caryville

(Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development) When a mining accident takes place, the quick action of rescuers can mean the difference between life and death for miners trapped underground.  A regional contest in Tennessee tested the teams charged with saving lives, below ground, at a moment’s notice. Thursday some …

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