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JDS expanding Scott County operations

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and JDS Technologies, Inc. officials announced today that the rubber and plastics manufacturer will expand its operations in Scott County. JDS Technologies will invest $2.2 million to establish a new manufacturing facility in Winfield and create approximately …

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DOE’s ORO announced controlled burns on Reservation

The US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office is starting a series of controlled burns through the grassland areas on the DOE Oak Ridge Reservation this week for prescribed burning on the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Three Bend Area off Pump House and Bull Bluff Roads. Through April, weather permitting, …

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State Parks offering Spring hikes

(Tennessee State Parks release) Tennessee’s 56 State Parks are hosting free, guided hikes statewide on Saturday, March 24 to highlight the amenities and programming available during one of Tennessee’s most beautiful seasons. “Our Rangers are trained to share the rich history of Tennessee’s public lands in a way that excites the imagination …

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Latest accusations against Jones

The controversy surrounding Anderson County Circuit Court Clerk William Jones continues to reverberate through the Anderson County Courthouse. Jones has been accused by several women of sexual harassment and with creating a hostile work environment. The County Commission on February 20th unanimously voted to publicly censure Jones and ask that …

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Clinton now a Tree City USA

According to a city press release, Clinton has been named a “2017 Tree City USA” by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. Tree City USA recognition is achieved by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, …

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Elkmont rehabilitation work continues

(GSMNP release)  Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that work crews will remove ten structures in Elkmont beginning the week of March 12. The removal of these structures, located near the former Wonderland Hotel, marks the end of major demolition work in the Elkmont area which began in 2010 as …

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