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Visitors Spend $923 Million in Gateway Communities

Visitors Spend $923 Million in Gateway Communities

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 11,338,893 visitors to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2017 spent $922,947,100 in communities near the park. That spending supported 13,942 jobs in the local area. National park tourism is a significant driver in the national economy, with every dollar invested by American taxpayers in the […]

Happy Earth Day from the Gatlinburg Daily Post

Happy Earth Day from the Gatlinburg Daily Post

It seems that the planet and the effects of global warming are at the forefront of the minds of scientists and citizens across the world. We are looking for better and more dependable ways to continue the lives we lead while not harming our home. Today is Sunday April 22, otherwise known as Earth Day! […]

Spring is Here!

Spring is Here!

Spring has begun! Today, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, is the Spring Equinox. To be more specific, the equinox technically will be at 12:15 PM. The Spring Equinox, or Vernal Equinox, represents the exact moment that the center of the visible sun passes over the equator. There are two equinoxes in the year, occurring around March 20th and September […]

Tennessee Department of Health Warns of Phone Scam Attempt

Tennessee Department of Health Warns of Phone Scam Attempt

The Tennessee Department of Health has been notified by several people in Tennessee and other states of a potential scam in which people are contacted via telephone by a caller asking for health insurance information. The calls appear to come from the Tennessee Department of Health central office. The scam reportedly involves a person who […]

Tenn. Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment to Deploy in Support of Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine

Tenn. Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment to Deploy in Support of Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine

Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee’s Adjutant General, today announced that elements of the Knoxville based 278th ACR will deploy this summer as part of the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine (JMTG-U). More than two hundred 278th Soldiers will assist the Ukrainian Armed Forces with the continued development of a premier Combat Training Center. The realization of the Yavoriv […]

Happy Presidents Day from the Gatlinburg Daily Post

Happy Presidents Day from the Gatlinburg Daily Post

The foundations of American society can be found in the work and achievements of our founding fathers. The work and bravery of these select few created a republic that has stood the test of time. In honor of these men, Presidents Day was created. Presidents Day this year is today, Monday, February 19, 2018. How […]

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

In 278 AD, Saint Valentine, a holy priest in the Rome in the days of Emperor Claudius II, was executed. It’s a tragic beginning to one of the most romantic holidays of the year. Valentine’s Day has a unique and somewhat checkered past before it would become the beloved holiday that is so well known […]

Happy Ash Wednesday 2018!

Happy Ash Wednesday 2018!

The season of religious reflection and self-preservation is upon us: Lent begins today! Today marks the 40 days before Easter. Lent will begin this year on February 14, 2018 and will end on Thursday, March 29, 2018. It seems that there is a lot happening today, as February 14th is also Valentine’s Day. However, Lent […]

2018-19 Hunting and Fishing Licenses Available February 18

2018-19 Hunting and Fishing Licenses Available February 18

Tennessee’s 2018-19 hunting and fishing licenses will go on sale Sunday, Feb. 18. Licenses are available at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency regional offices, license agents, or on the TWRA website, www.gooutdoorstennessee.com , and at the TWRA “On the Go App.” The 2018-19 licenses are valid through February 2019. License sales provide the primary funding […]

ATVs Are Dangerous to Children: New Data Demonstrates Continued Risk of Injury and Death

ATVs Are Dangerous to Children: New Data Demonstrates Continued Risk of Injury and Death

According to preliminary data released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), at least 53 children lost their lives in 2016 due to all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), and an estimated 26,800 children were injured seriously enough to require treatment in a hospital emergency department. Compared to 2015, the rate of serious injuries increased slightly, while deaths decreased […]

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