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Oak Ridge Schools Announce Teachers of the Year

Oak Ridge School Administration Building The Teacher of the Year program recognizes and honors outstanding teachers in Tennessee. The Tennessee Department of Education staff applauds teachers who care about children, who devote their professional lives to enriching the lives of Tennessee students, and who demonstrate exceptional gains in student achievement. …

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COVID-19 Numbers Locally

These numbers come from the State Dashboard which is now updated Weekly. These numbers are from the January 15, 2022 reporting cycle. 1/15/2022Total CasesCases RecoveredACTIVE+/- ACTIVE% INCREASEDEATHSINCREASE IN DEATHSHOSPITALIZATIONSAnderson County16,64914,4621,9099841062788338Campbell County9,0528,060860401871324173Cumberland County12,93311,9247211703128813329Morgan County4,5424,1303491679263679Roane County12,26010,7681,3018101651917261

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Park sets visitation record with 14.1 million visits in 2021

Great Smoky Mountains National Park experienced the busiest year on record with 14,137,812 visits. Visitation exceeded the 2019 record by 1.5 million visits and 2020 visitation by more than 2 million visits. The park has increasingly become a year-round destination with eight monthly visitation records set during winter and spring …

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Tennessee Army National Guard assists park with winter rescue

Great Smoky Mountains National Park received emergency assistance from the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) and the Tennessee Army National Guard (TANG) to rescue a stranded hiker on Tuesday, January 18. At approximately 8:20 a.m., the park’s Emergency Communications Center received notification that Andrew Burtzloff, a 28-year-old male hiker from …

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Norris: Help Restore the Historic Rice Gristmill

Wikipedia – Brian Stansberry During the month of January, Norris Dam State Park is raising funds to help restore the historic Rice Gristmill. The goal of this project is to restore the historical integrity of the mill by making it operational, historically accurate and provide educational signage to allow visitors …

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State Grant Program Will Provide $1 Million to Purchase Equipment for Tennessee Volunteer Fire Departments

Program Supports Tennessee’s Volunteer Fire Departments, Communities NASHVILLE – To help support the lifesaving mission of the over 500 volunteer fire departments in Tennessee the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) and the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) announce that applications will be accepted starting Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, …

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