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Gatlinburg Sports Complex Records $45.7 Million in Economic Impact

Gatlinburg Sports Complex Records $45.7 Million in Economic Impact

Rocky Top Sports World continued to ‘Compete at a HIGHER Level’ by welcoming over 120,000 athletes and spectators in its fourth year of operation. The venue, managed by The Sports Facilities Management, was responsible for $45.7 million in economic impact for Gatlinburg and Sevier County in the 2017-18 fiscal year. This accounts for a $6.6 […]

Off the Beaten Path: Max Patch

Off the Beaten Path: Max Patch

Located on the Tennessee and North Carolina border, just outside of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, lies quite a hidden gem.  Max Patch, nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains, offers spectacular views of East Tennessee and Western North Carolina. The area was cleared and used as pasture land back […]

SFMO: Keep Lighters, Matches out of Children’s Reach and Sight

SFMO: Keep Lighters, Matches out of Children’s Reach and Sight

While matches and lighters are useful resources to adults, curious children may use them to unintentionally start fires. The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is urging parents to talk to their kids about the safe uses of matches and lighters, while ensuring these tools are stored in a secure location out of children’s reach […]

Tennessee’s Fair Season in Full Swing Now Through October

Tennessee’s Fair Season in Full Swing Now Through October

 While Tennesseans settle into a new school year and get ready for fall, the fair season is still going strong. Fairs fill a unique role in our communities, providing all visitors the chance to have fun, learn about Tennessee’s agricultural past, and see the promise of its future. From big-name music acts to baking contests […]

TDEC Issues Precautionary Fish Consumption Advisories for Portions of Pigeon, Nolichucky Rivers

TDEC Issues Precautionary Fish Consumption Advisories for Portions of Pigeon, Nolichucky Rivers

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) today announced the issuance of precautionary fish consumption advisories for smallmouth bass and channel catfish in the downstream portions of the Pigeon River and the Nolichucky River. On the Nolichucky, the advisory extends from Douglas Reservoir upstream to the mouth of Bent Creek at river mile 14.9. […]

Haslam Announces Completion of Statewide School Safety Assessment and Release of $35 Million To Improve School Security

Haslam Announces Completion of Statewide School Safety Assessment and Release of $35 Million To Improve School Security

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the first-ever statewide assessment of school facilities and safety procedures will be fully completed by the end of August, with unprecedented school security funding now available to school districts to implement identified school security and safety needs. In March, the governor’s School Safety Working Group recommended the statewide review […]

TDH Investigation Ongoing into Illnesses Associated with Zipline Tour in Gatlinburg

TDH Investigation Ongoing into Illnesses Associated with Zipline Tour in Gatlinburg

The Tennessee Department of Health continues to investigate an outbreak of illness after receiving more than 500 reports of gastrointestinal illness among visitors to the CLIMB Works Zipline Canopy Tour in Gatlinburg. Testing is underway to try to identify the causes of the illnesses. Multiple patients who visited the facility since June 15, 2018 have […]

Multi-Vehicle Collision on Newfound Gap Road

Multi-Vehicle Collision on Newfound Gap Road

Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers responded to a multi-vehicle collision near mile marker 25 on Newfound Gap Road at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 14. The collision involved four vehicles including a Honda Pilot, Kia Sorento, Chevy Trailblazer and a truck towing a gooseneck flatbed trailer transporting another pickup. The driver of the […]

Anakeesta Hosts Fundraiser for Great Smoky Mountains Association

Anakeesta Hosts Fundraiser for Great Smoky Mountains Association

Anakeesta is proud to partner with Leslie Truan, Miss Tennessee United States, and the new Margaritaville Gatlinburg Resort in a fundraiser to benefit the Great Smoky Mountains Association. The event will be held on Saturday, July 14 and will begin at 3:00 PM to conclude at 6:00 PM. Raffle tickets will be sold in Firefly […]

Clingmans Dome Tower Rehabilitation Work to Resume July 10

Clingmans Dome Tower Rehabilitation Work to Resume July 10

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that the Clingmans Dome Observation Tower will be closed Tuesday, July 10 through Friday, July 27 to complete a rehabilitation project that began last year. The remaining final surface overlay work was scheduled to be completed earlier this summer; however, numerous rain events resulted in the delay of […]

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