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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Clean energy project is curtailed
A major effort to bring clean energy to Tennessee has been put on hold. A $100 million wind farm project near Crossville was curtailed after the Tennessee General Assembly passed a one-year ymoratorium on new turbines in the state. Developer Apex Clean Energy of Charlottesville, Virginia, had planned the project, and was to have powered 20,000 homes with 23 turbines. The moratorium was sponsored by Crossville Republican Rep. Cameron Sexton, who argued that residents of a nearby retirement community worried about losing home values and they were concerned that the windmills would be noisy or harm wildlife. Apex has argued that the project will emit no pollution and create no hazardous waste as it provides a safe energy alternative near wildlife and natural areas. Still, development manager Harry Snyder said, it was time to suspend the project. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says he doesn’t support banning all future wind energy projects. “In the right places, wind power has proven to be effective,” Haslam said. “The blades obviously are large and impact the scenery in Tennessee, but again I think there’s places in the country, and maybe even Tennessee, where they make sense.”


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Thursday, August 17, 2017

  • Former jailers arrested
  • Commodity distribution next week
  • Black bear caution
  • East Tennessee has retirement affordability
  • Park officials continue their search for teen
  • Tree cutting to slow traffic in Gatlinburg

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

  • Cocke Grand Jury
  • Fletcher Ervin obit
  • Agribusiness grants
  • Dolly to record children's CD
  • Cocke County energy grant

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

  • Tax freeze for seniors
  • KOA Lane fire
  • Lee touts vouchers
  • Seniors and opiods
  • Comments on Sunday officer involved shooting

    Monday, August 14, 2017

  • Shooting Update
  • Cocke County officer involved shooting fatality
  • McMahan charges are pending
  • Clevenger injured in Saturday incident
  • Morris arrested on drug charges
  • Help to protect the Golden-Winged Warbler
  • Gas prices expected top drop

    Sunday, August 13, 2017

  • Smokies offers new education initiative
  • Roe recuperating following surgery
  • New truancy guidelines
  • Munsey sentenced
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