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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Smokies visits beats record
Nearly half a million people visited the Great Smoky Mountains in January beating the national park's previous record for the month by 30 percent. Despite the fact that the partial federal government shutdown meant laid off workers and few services for several weeks, Jamie Sanders, Park spokesperson said,  "Almost 497,000 people visited the park in January.  When compared to January 2018, it was about a 55 percent increase."  The visitation numbers beat any January or February on record.   The Park entrances at Oconaluftee, Gatlinburg, and Townsend all saw significant increases in visitors, and the Gatlinburg entrance had approximately 29,000 more visitors than any previous January.  The recent opening of the western stretch of the Foothills Parkway contributed to the increased visitation numbers.

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Monday, March 25, 2019

  • Fatal crash investigation continuing
  • Counterfeit currency, meth and heroin seized
  • Flooding assistance requested
  • DCS reviewing its pass policy
  • Search for identity of body continues
  • Search for identity of body continues

    Saturday, March 23, 2019

  • Herr Arrest
  • Jefferson County guilty pleas
  • Flooding leaves major damage
  • Governor Lee asks for disaster assistance
  • New request for information related to body

    Friday, March 22, 2019

  • Greene crash
  • Jobless rate sets record
  • Rain means lower electric bills
  • Ingle arrest
  • Bankruptcy may impact opioid lawsuits
  • Animal cruelty
  • National Nutrition Month
  • Douglas Lake body update

    Thursday, March 21, 2019

  • Ellison vindicated
  • Grassy Fork Elementary School is honored
  • Gardner sentenced to 12 years
  • TennCare blockgrants
  • TennCare blockgrants

    Wednesday, March 20, 2019

  • Cocke schools absenteeism
  • New Cave Church Road collision
  • Animals at large
  • Litter charge
  • Douglas arrest
  • Fish advisory
  • Fish advisory

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