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Parking pass lottery for fireflies in GSMNP

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that parking passes for shuttle transportation to view the synchronous fireflies at Elkmont will be distributed this year via a lottery system. Since 2006, access to the Elkmont area has been limited to shuttle-service during the eight days of predicted peak activity in …

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National Public Health Week Apr. 4-10

Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank last week signed a proclamation in recognition of National Public Health Week, part of statewide recognition during the week of April 4-10, 2016. The Tennessee Public Health Association celebrates National Public Health Week each year as a way to bring individuals and communities across Tennessee …

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Lafollette Council appoints Parrott as judge

Meeting Tuesday night, the Lafollette City Council voted 3-1 to appoint Kathy Parrott as the city’s new judge. Parrott will succeed Wes Hatmaker, who had to step down after his law license was suspended earlier this year. Parrott currently serves as the Caryville city attorney and is a partner in …

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Report: Fits and starts continue for Main Street OR

According to the News-Sentinel, the developers of the former Oak Ridge Mall property appear to be close to finalizing a deal to purchase what is now known as Main Street Oak Ridge, but may be looking for a new hotel developer for the massive project. Citing courthouse records, the paper …

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Lafollette Council to meet

The Lafollette City Council will meet tonight at 6 pm at City Hall. The biggest item on the agenda will be the selection of a new city judge. Wes Hatmaker had to resign as after his law license was suspended earlier this year. Five local attorneys are in the running …

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Man shot in domestic dispute

A Campbell County man is recovering after being shot over the weekend. Campbell County deputies were called to a home just outside Jacksboro on Thelma Lane Saturday night and found 54-year-old Larry Norman in the front yard. Norman reportedly told the first deputies on the scene that he had just …

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Camp Invention coming to Woodland ES

Camp Invention, the nation’s premier summer enrichment day camp program, supported by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and a product of the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF), is coming to Woodland Elementary School the week of June 13, 2016. For students entering grades one through six, …

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Crowley appears in court

Anderson County Public Works Director David Crowley appeared in court Friday for a preliminary hearing on charges that he performed building inspections without the proper certifications. The judge in the case set April 27th as the trial date for Crowley, who was charged with five counts of conducting inspections without …

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Medford fire damages vacant house

A vacant house burned in Anderson County’s Medford community early Sunday. The fire was reported at a home on Longfield Lane just after midnight Sunday and was extinguished by members of the Medford Volunteer Fire Department. There was no electricity hooked up to the house and the cause of the …

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