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State: Tennessee making progress reducing prescription drug abuse

(Submitted)  In the summer of 2014, the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, with support and leadership from Governor Bill Haslam, multiple state agencies, local governments, and citizens across the Volunteer State embarked on a first of its kind prevention campaign, created and conceived with the goal …

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GSMNP temporarily closing Noah Bud Ogle Trail and Cabin

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Officials announced the temporary closure of the Noah Bud Ogle Nature Trail, Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, and associated parking area along Cherokee Orchard Road. The closure will begin Tuesday, April 26 and will continue through Thursday, April 28.   No public access will be allowed during …

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GSMNP announces temporary closure of Metcalf Bottoms Bridge

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced a temporary closure of the Metcalf Bottoms Bridge on Wednesday, April 27 beginning at 6:00 p.m. to complete needed repairs. The closure is expected to last up to 6 hours. The bridge will be closed to all traffic including pedestrians. Metcalf Bottoms Picnic …

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GSMNP announces firefly viewing dates

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have announced the dates for the firefly viewing event in Elkmont. The ticketed event will take place from Tuesday, May 31 through Tuesday, June 7. Parking passes will be distributed this year via a lottery system administered through www.recreation.gov.  Since 2006, access to the …

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Clinton crash injures motorcyclist

A traffic accident late Monday morning in South Clinton sent one man to the hospital by Lifestar. The crash occurred just before 11 am Monday on Clinch Avenue in front of the Icon Market. Clinton Police say that 54-year-old John Aulton of Clinton had been headed north on Clinch on …

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Road work in Campbell

Construction work on I-75 in Campbell County between mile markers 135 and 140 is scheduled for this week, meaning that drivers can expect lane closures in that area between 7 pm and 6 am through this Thursday. North and southbound traffic will be affected by lane shifts, narrowed lanes, and …

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