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Georgia man drowns at Abrams Falls

Great Smoky Mountains Park Rangers and the Blount Special Operations Response Team recovered the body of 59 year-old male, Jitendra Patel, of Roswell, GA from Abrams Creek at approximately 8:22 p.m. Patel, who was hiking with a group of friends, reportedly slipped into the water near Abrams Falls at approximately …

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CCSO: Missing woman located safe

The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office located a missing woman Thursday night. 64-year-old Marsha Meredith had been reported missing Wednesday morning after family members awoke to find she had left the house without telling anyone. They told deputies that she had a history of mental instability and had left unannounced before, …

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CCSO investigates attempted murder-suicide

Deputies with the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office say that a shooting reported to them late Wednesday night in the Cherry Brook subdivision was an attempted murder-suicide. Deputies were called to a home on Beach Lane at around 11 pm Wednesday on a report of a double shooting and say that …

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Oak Ridge residents learn about energy upgrade program

The first of what city officials say will many informational sessions in Oak Ridge about a grant-funded program to increase energy efficiency in older homes belonging to lower-income residents was held Thursday night. Last year, Oak Ridge was awarded a $2.9 million TVA Extreme Energy makeover grant aimed at improving …

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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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