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TDCI Offers Tips for Individuals Using Person-to-Person Payment Systems

TDCI Offers Tips for Individuals Using Person-to-Person Payment Systems

 Sending and receiving money is easier than ever before thanks to electronic fund transfers, often called person-to-person (or P2P) payment systems. Person-to-person payment systems, like PayPal, Venmo, and Zelle, allow consumers to link bank accounts, debit cards, and/or credit cards in order to send and receive money to another party via mobile and desktop applications. […]

American Academy of Pediatrics Updates Recommendations for Teen Drivers

American Academy of Pediatrics Updates Recommendations for Teen Drivers

Teen driving fatalities appear to be on the rise after years of decline, prompting the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to update recommendations for physicians and parents to address risks that include inexperience, speed and distracted driving. Despite a nearly 50-percent reduction in crash-related teen deaths over the last decade, teen drivers are more likely […]

Biodiversity Inventory Reaches 1,000 New Species Mark

Biodiversity Inventory Reaches 1,000 New Species Mark

Great Smoky Mountains National Park and its non-profit partner, Discover Life in America (DLIA), recently celebrated the 20th year of the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI) with the announcement of a major milestone of the project – 1,000 new species to science! Over the last 20 years, many species have been documented in the park for […]

October is Let’s Talk Month!

October is Let’s Talk Month!

 The Tennessee Department of Health invites parents and caregivers to take part in Let’s Talk Month this October. This annual campaign empowers parents to take advantage of teachable moments every day to talk with their families about healthy relationships.“Let’s Talk Month equips parents with facts, advice and tips to help them grow more comfortable in […]

Body of Missing Hiker Located Tuesday Afternoon

Body of Missing Hiker Located Tuesday Afternoon

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced last night that search crews found the body of Mitzie Sue “Susan” Clements, 53, from Cleves, Ohio, after an extensive, week-long search. Clements had been missing from the Clingmans Dome area of the park since Tuesday, September 25. A large-scale search operation was launched, which included trained searchers, […]

Park Continues Extensive Search for Missing Woman

Park Continues Extensive Search for Missing Woman

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have entered the sixth full day of searching for Mitzie Sue “Susan” Clements, 53, who was last seen in the Clingmans Dome area of the park on Tuesday, September 25. Over the weekend, the search effort intensified with the addition of personnel and specialized equipment from five states. Searchers, […]

Rockslide Results in Single-Lane Closures of the Southbound Spur

Rockslide Results in Single-Lane Closures of the Southbound Spur

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announce the implementation of single-lane closures of the southbound Spur (US 441) between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg on Friday, September 28 due to a rockslide which occurred south of Flat Branch.  Crews are currently working to clear the debris from the roadway.  Single-lane closures, with periodic full-road closures, are […]

Gatlinburg Kicks Off Harvest Festival

Gatlinburg Kicks Off Harvest Festival

It’s the most stunning time of the year in Gatlinburg – the arrival of autumn. Fall’s crisp temperatures and vibrant foliage deliver the perfect setting for visitors to experience all of Gatlinburg’s seasonal decor, craft fairs, cultural celebrations and family-friendly events during Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival. This year, Gatlinburg enhances its autumn-themed displays with life-size […]

Park Searching for Missing Hiker Near Clingmans Dome

Park Searching for Missing Hiker Near Clingmans Dome

Great Smoky Mountains National park rangers are searching for a 53-year-old woman from Cleves, Ohio who was last seen in the Clingmans Dome area of the park on Tuesday, September 25. Mitzie Sue “Susan” Clements was hiking with her daughter on the Forney Ridge Trail, near Andrews Bald when the two separated. She was last […]

Fatal Accident Closes Foothills Parkway West, Monday

Fatal Accident Closes Foothills Parkway West, Monday

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have identified the vehicle and occupants involved in the fatal motor vehicle collision which occurred on Foothills Parkway West on Monday, September 17. The driver, Kimberly Wallace Shields, 47, and two passengers, mother Linda Gayle Janes, 70 and sister, Shannon Rae Wallace, 45, were travelling in a 2017 Mazda 6 […]

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