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47 min ago | WATE-TV Knoxville

Tennessee urges residents to vote early

A company that provides insurance for contractors has given a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, center dedicated to construction safety research $20,000 to continue its work.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

WGNS-AM Murfreesboro

National Parks locations in Murfreesboro and Tennessee are very popular

They are some of Tennessee's most pristine areas, and a new study shows National Parks are not just great places to spend the day but also major drivers of the local economy.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Fungus taking toll on Smokies' bat population White-nose syndrome...

Researchers Zack Fry and Piper Kimpel, from left, examine an eastern red near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park's Smokemount Campground in Cherokee, N.C., on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

40 Kentucky firefighters sent to battle wildfires

Two Tennessee universities have made the "honor roll" of a publication's 2014 list of "Great Colleges To Work For."

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WLOS

'Eagle Lady' presenting at Smoky Mountains Park

A woman known as "The Eagle Lady" is presenting a birds of prey program this week at Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Alcoa students head back to school on Monday, Tuesday

The National Park Service says the Great Smoky Mountains National Park received more than 9,000,000 visitors in 2013 who spent more than $734 million in communities near the park.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Repairs to Smokies structures mean summertime closings

Brian Eversole descends from the peak of Chimney Tops in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park outside Gatlinburg on Friday, April 25, 2014.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Outlook for Sevier County tourism 2014

Outlook for Sevier County tourism 2014 Sevier County could have one of its best years yet.

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Knoxville News Sentinel

Smokies tourism creates $734 million in local economic benefits

Brian Eversole descends from the peak of Chimney Tops in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park outside Gatlinburg on Friday, April 25, 2014.

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Knoxville News Sentinel

National Park hosts birds of prey at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center

Great Smoky Mountains National Park will host a special birds of prey program presented by Doris Mager at 10 a.m. Friday, July 25, on the porch of the Oconaluftee Visitor Center.

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The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Caldwell House in Cataloochee to reopen for visitors July 26

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Historic Preservation Crew announced an updated timeline for repairs to the Hiram Caldwell House in Cataloochee in addition to upcoming closures for the Noah Bud Ogle Cabin along Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and partial closures along the flagstone walkways at Newfound Gap.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Knoxville.com's fun things to do

Country music star Josh Turner will be at Barnes & Noble, 8513 Kingston Pike, at noon Friday, July 18, to sign copies of his first book, "Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family and Fatherhood."

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Local photographer discusses the images that catch his eye

While many landscape photographers capture images of grand vistas, such as vast deserts and towering mountains, it is the little details that attract Paul Osgood's attention.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

AmericanBankingNews.com

Synchronized Firefly Ritual Attracts Tourists

Every year, for two weeks in June, thousands of people flock to Elkmont, a small trailhead in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee, to observe a very rare firefly mating ritual.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

Alabama Live

Fighter says goodbye to his refugee family in Today in Pictures

A Donetsk People's Republic fighter tells goodbye to his family departing as refugees to Russia in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine Monday.

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Daily Mail

Tennessee fireflies light up the night sky in the Smoky Mountains

'Always tip your private jet pilot $10K': How the spoiled Rich Kids of Instagram spend the summer burning through their trust funds That'll teach him! Passers-by dragged carjacker out of the vehicle he tried to steal from a terrified family - and subdued him until the police arrive 'I'm OK, I feel strong': Tracy Morgan speaks for the first time ... (more)

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Smokies officials propose restriction on firewood

Smokies officials propose restriction on firewood Great Smoky Mountain National Park Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1mzluAp The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is proposing extra restrictions on firewood.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

Knoxville News Sentinel

Art briefs for July 13

Aurora H. Bull's "Hill Top Rivalry" is part of the 10th anniversary exhibit at the Fountain City Art Center.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

USA Today

Which national park is the best? Cast your vote now

The 20 nominees span the coast of America. Highlighting the rugged coasts of Maine, Acadia National Park spans 49,600 acres and diverse habitats - granite mountains, sandy beaches, lakes, ponds and woodlands - much of it on Mount Desert Island.

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WBIR-TV Knoxville

Tracking birds in the Smokies

Nature lovers of all ages learn more about birds and how to track their migration through banding at the Tremont Institute in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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