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GSMNP urges caution while viewing elk

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials remind park visitors to exercise caution as they view and photograph elk to protect both the animals and themselves. Elk have entered the fall breeding season, known as the rut. As a result, from September 1 through October 31, fields in Cataloochee and Oconaluftee are closed to all users. …

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Anderson County Visioning Workshop Sept. 20

(Submitted) Anderson County has a rich history, but, have you ever thought about it’s future?  What is your vision – as a citizen, business leader, or elected official – for Anderson County? Come share your ideas at a “Visioning Workshop” from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, in the Club Room …

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GSMNP announces stargazing event

(GSMNP) Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in cooperation with the Smoky Mountain Astronomical Society, will offer a stargazing program in Cades Cove on Saturday, September 15, 2018 beginning at 7:30 pm.  Experienced astronomers and numerous telescopes will be on hand to provide a discovery of the fall sky’s position of stars, galaxies, and constellations, …

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Kingston man killed in Knox wreck

A Saturday night traffic accident killed a Kingston man, according to Knoxville Police. KPD says the two-car accident occurred Saturday night in the intersection of Cedar Bluff and North Peters Road when one of the two cars failed to stop for a traffic signal, causing a collision that flipped one …

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AmeriCorps members once again join ORPW

(Oak Ridge Public Works Department) The City of Oak Ridge Stormwater Management Program, in partnership with the Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC), has announced a collaboration with AmeriCorps members for the fourth consecutive year. Public Works Department staff are excited to welcome Haley Brinkley and Sarah Benham to the …

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Chamber to show ‘Downtown Vision’ video

The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce will show a video later this month that will include 3D animations of the new bridge over the Clinch River in downtown Clinton and other images highlighting a new downtown vision. The video, titled “Clinton: The Downtown Vision,” will be shown from 6:30 to …

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ORT: Woman sentenced in drug-tossing car chase

According to our partners at Oak Ridge Today, a Knoxville woman who fled from the Tennessee Highway Patrol in a car in Anderson County last year as methamphetamine and heroin were discarded from the moving vehicle pleaded guilty to four charges and was sentenced to eight years in prison on …

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