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Park Announces Frontcountry Camping Fee Increase

Park Announces Frontcountry Camping Fee Increase

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced a fee increase for frontcounty campgrounds and picnic pavilions effective March 1, 2018. Over the past year, officials reviewed public comments, operating costs, and projected budget levels to determine the rate increases which range from 10% to 25%. The rate increases are necessary to meet the rising costs […]

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  The nation celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day today, Monday, January 15, 2018. In observance of the holiday, government offices, both state, local, and federal, will be closed. Many school systems will also be closed, including Jefferson County Schools. Banks and other organizations that operate on a federal holiday schedule will not be open […]

Happy New Year from the Gatlinburg Daily Post

Happy New Year from the Gatlinburg Daily Post

It’s finally here: 2018 has arrived! New Years is almost always eagerly awaited, with people making all sorts of resolutions for the coming months. What started this “new year, new me” craze? Celebrations of the New Year can be traced back some 4,000 years to Babylonian culture. Their New Year began with the first new […]

Merry Christmas from the Gatlinburg Daily Post!

Merry Christmas from the Gatlinburg Daily Post!

There is a certain chill in the air this time of year that makes us all nostalgic. We slow down and notice the people and situations around us with a more cheerful heart. There is a willingness to actually achieve peace on earth and good will toward all men. Christmas as we know it is […]

Park Seeks Tips Regarding Damage to Elkmont Cabins

Park Seeks Tips Regarding Damage to Elkmont Cabins

The National Park Service Investigative Services Branch (ISB) is seeking witnesses who may have information regarding a recent human-caused fire that caused damage to cabins in the Elkmont Historic District.US Park Rangers responded to an initial report of the fire at about 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.  The damaged cabins are located in […]

Temple Research: Canola Oil Linked to Worsened Memory & Learning Ability in Alzheimer’s

Temple Research: Canola Oil Linked to Worsened Memory & Learning Ability in Alzheimer’s

Canola oil is one of the most widely consumed vegetable oils in the world, yet surprisingly little is known about its effects on health. Now, a new study published online December 7 in the journal Scientific Reports by researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) associates the consumption of canola oil in […]

What Do High School Athletes, Their Parents and Coaches Know About Concussion?

What Do High School Athletes, Their Parents and Coaches Know About Concussion?

Most high school athletes, their parents and coaches can identify the possible effects of concussion, but only about one-third know that it is a brain injury. Those findings are outlined in a new Mayo Clinic study. Athletes were more likely than parents and coaches to correctly identify a concussion as a brain injury. Identifying trends […]

New Requirements Proposed for Herbicide Use

New Requirements Proposed for Herbicide Use

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is proposing new rules and requirements for use of herbicides containing dicamba in the commercial production of cotton and soybeans. TDA is seeking approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a Special Local Needs [24(c)] label to further restrict use of new formulation products in Tennessee including […]

TDH Reminds Tennesseans It’s Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot

TDH Reminds Tennesseans It’s Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot

The holidays are about celebrating the season and spending time with family and friends. Because influenza and other viruses are easily spread where groups of  people gather together, it is important to do your part to keep everyone around you healthy. “We want to protect our family, friends and community from illness during this special […]

Happy Thanksgiving from the Gatlinburg Daily Post!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Gatlinburg Daily Post!

The morning is crisp and cold with leaves swirling around in the late autumn air. Today, November 23, 2017, is the holiday that many have been waiting for: Thanksgiving! It’s time to gear up for our Thanksgiving feasts and some much needed family time. Have you ever thought about how all our Thanksgiving traditions got […]

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