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Tourism to GSMNP creates $874 million in economic benefit

(GSMNP) A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 10,712,673 visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2015 spent $873,886,500 in communities near the park. That spending supported 13,709 jobs in the local area. National park tourism is a significant driver in the national economy, returning $10 for …

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Movie being filmed in Clinton

If you have spotted cameras and film crews around Clinton, specifically around the Ritz Theater, that is because Rossetti Productions has begun shooting its new feature film “Saving Faith.” The cast and crew will be in the area through May 8th. “Saving Faith” will feature multiple local landmarks in the …

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Anderson officials receive Zika training

On Wednesday, April 27th, Anderson County officials participated in a regional training event, “Protecting Our Community from Zika,” hosted by the Tennessee Department of Health and the East Tennessee Regional Health Office. Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank, Anderson County Emergency Management Programs Manager Karen Ooten, Health Department Director Art Miller, …

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Campbell County rabies clinics

We have been telling you about the Anderson County Health Department’s Spring rabies Clinics for about a week now but today, we can also tell our listeners in Campbell County that your health department also has rabies clinics scheduled for the next two Saturdays. This Saturday April 30th, rabies vaccinations …

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Campbell hosting fishing tourney

This Saturday, over 200 boats filled with anglers are expected to take to Norris Lake for the Morristown Marine Trail Fishing Tournament. Boats launch at safe light from Lonas Young Park in Campbell County with weigh-in after 2 pm Saturday. The event attracted large numbers of people to Campbell County …

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Crowley trial begins

The trial of Anderson County Public Works Director David Crowley got underway Wednesday in Clinton. Crowley was indicted last year on five counts of inspecting buildings without the proper certification. Prosecutors say that Crowley inspected five properties under construction after a one-year grace period for building inspectors to receive their …

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Secret City Festival schedule, events announced

(Explore Oak Ridge) The 14th annual Secret City Festival on June 10th and 11th is fast approaching and promises great entertainment, a WWII battle reenactment, family fun, arts and crafts, great food, historical displays, and so much more! The Secret City Festival kicks off at 11:30am on Friday, June 10th …

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