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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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