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GSMNP asks for help in IDing old homesites

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is seeking help to identify and document former homesite locations in the park. Volunteer-In-Park Frank March, in conjunction with Park Archeologist Allison Harvey, is leading these research efforts which include documenting field locations with associated historic records. The public is invited to join March and …

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Morgan native takes over RSCC’s Middle College program

By Bob Fowler, Roane State staff writer  A Morgan County native who has made education his career is the new director of Roane State’s Middle College program.  Aaron Jones, former principal of the 400-student Wartburg Central High School, started his new position in May. He’s based at the community college’s …

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Charlotte: Hamlin, Berry, Chastain win over long weekend

(All three summaries were written by Reid Spencer, and are available at MRN.com)  Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway started with Denny Hamlin out front and ended with Denny Hamlin out front. What happened in between defied belief. And a driver who claimed to thrive in chaos proved …

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One more reminder: New Wolf Valley Convenience Center opens Wednesday, ribbon-cutting Friday

The new Wolf Valley Convenience Center at 2520 East Wolf Valley Road will open to the public for use on Wednesday, June 1st at 7 am.  As a reminder, the last day citizens were able to use the old center on Clinton Highway was Saturday, as it was closed for …

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ORNL’s Frontier supercomputer is the world’s fastest

(ORNL press release) The Frontier supercomputer at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory earned the top ranking today as the world’s fastest on the 59th TOP500 list, with 1.1 exaflops of performance. The system is the first to achieve an unprecedented level of computing performance known as exascale, a threshold of a …

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Briceville VFD celebrates groundbreaking on new fire hall

(Submitted, AC Mayor’s Office)  Members of the Briceville Volunteer Fire Department recently broke ground for the construction of a new fire hall. The official ground-breaking ceremony was held May 12, at the site of the new fire station, 1916 Briceville Highway.  Lt. Governor Randy McNally and State Representative John Ragan …

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Anderson convenience centers closed on Memorial Day

All Anderson County convenience centers will be closed for Memorial Day on May 30.  Previously, officials had said that all of the county’s convenience centers would be open on Memorial Day. Additionally, the Anderson County Courthouse and other county government offices also will be closed for Memorial Day. The annual …

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OREM holds public meeting on proposed EMDF

More than 100 people attended a May 17 public meeting on the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management’s (OREM) proposed onsite disposal facility. The meeting was part of a new phase of public outreach OREM recently launched for the proposed Environmental Management Disposal Facility (EMDF) that includes a 30-day comment period and new website to …

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TDLWD releases the latest county-by-county unemployment rates

(TDLWD)  Newly released data from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development showed nearly every county in Tennessee had unemployment rates below 5% in April. Perry County was the only county with a rate above 5% and its April number came in at 5.1%. Unemployment rates decreased in 12 Tennessee counties …

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