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National Park celebrates beginning of the end for Foothills Parkway

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Congressman Phil Roe delivers speech at the celebration of the end of the Foothills Parkway. Image courtesy of GSMNP.

GATLINBURG, TN — On Thursday, Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials hosted a celebration for the commencement of the final capstone paving project for Foothills Parkway. This groundbreaking event served as an opportunity to acknowledge the support received by the State of Tennessee and the Governor’s Office in securing the funds needed to finalize the uncompleted 16-mile section of road between Walland, TN and Wears Valley, TN and bring an opening date for the Parkway to the horizon.

“Thanks to the support of the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration and the Governor’s Office we now have an end in sight,” said Superintendent Cassius Cash.

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Airman makes new life after family's abuse

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — A young girl mistakenly brought her mother milk instead of baby formula. Fuming, the mother dragged the girl into the bathroom and repeatedly hit her with a towel rod until the girl collapsed into a bruise-covered heap on the floor.

That was the first time she was brutally beaten by her mother.
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fiber arts festival
Townsend Artisan Guild presents 8th annual Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival
tennessee fall homecoming
38th Tennessee Fall Homecoming features evening concerts and all-new family day
townsend spring festival
Townsend Spring Festival features
Appalachian history and culture
farm museum
National Park hosting volunteer work day,
April 25
history museum
Museum of East Tennessee History
wins highest honor
river 3 team
15th Annual KARM Dragon Boat Festival
set for Saturday, June 17
art market gallery
Art Market Gallery features Marjorie Horne and clay works
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African immigrant's success
cathy ackermann
SmartBank forms local board in Knoxville

Home improvements tops complaints list in Tennessee
NASHVILLE – According to the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs, home improvements category ranked as the No. 1 complaint category with more than 400 consumer complaints in 2016.
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WGU launches Bachelor’s in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
NASHVILLE – To help meet the increasing demand for cybersecurity professionals in today’s workforce, Western Governors University (WGU) is now offering a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance (BSCSIA) degree program.
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City People Downtown Home Tour set for May 5-6
The City People Downtown Home Tour, which has been showcasing urban living for more than 25 years, returns May 5-6.
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Coalition offers child sexual abuse prevention training
KNOXVILLE – In observation of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Community Coalition to Protect Children will host Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children training on Tuesday, April 11.
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Arrowmont welcomes new Board of Governors
GATLINBURG -- Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is excited to welcome four new Board of Governors members. Arrowmont’s Board of Governors is composed of volunteers who provide leadership and support to fulfill the mission of the School.
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