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Dolly Parton's 'My People' money paid off for those who lost homes in fires, study shows

Dolly Parton's My People Fund gave more than $8 million to people who lost their homes in the Gatlinburg fires. Preliminary results of a study of that funding indicate it provided the right money at the right time. The fund, administered by the Dollywood Foundation, was handed out to 875 Gatlinburg-

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 2017-11-17 04:21:08

Ober Gatlinburg opens snow tubing season

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WVLT) -- East Tennessee may not have had its first snow yet, but that isn't keeping Gatlinburg visitors and residents from experiencing a winter wonderland. Ober Gatlinburg's snow tubing was set to open for the season on Saturday, Nov. 18. The 400 foot tall snow tubing park has n

LOCAL8NOW.COM - 2017-11-17 21:47:00

Snow tubing season to begin at Ober Gatlinburg

(Photo: Ober Gatlinburg) GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WATE) - Snow tubing season begins Saturday at Ober Gatlinburg! The Magic Carpet, an outdoor escalator, will take you to the top of the hill after each run. Attendees can take in the activity for 90-minute sessions. Tickets can be bought for the day or fo

WATE - 2017-11-17 11:22:24

Firefighter returns to Wiley Oakley area of Gatlinburg for 1st time since wildfires

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WATE) - A firefighter who drove through flames in last November's wildfire remembers what it was life a year ago in Gatlinburg. He says it was their training and confidence in his team that got them through the fire and hurricane force winds. On the night of November 28, firefight

WATE - 2017-11-17 04:15:09

Gatlinburg, Sevier County to hold memorial ceremony 1 year after wildfires

A memorial ceremony in observance of the one year anniversary of the Gatlinburg Wildfires is set for Tuesday, Nov. 28. The City of Gatlinburg and Sevier County will hold a ceremony to honor those who lost their lives, recognize first responders and give thanks for the progress made on the community'

WBIR - 2017-11-16 01:33:00

Knoxville veteran, cat that survived Gatlinburg fires form special bond

Gary Haun and Ellie KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - A Knoxville Army veteran and cat that survived the Gatlinburg wildfires have formed a special friendship. Ellie was one of the many rescued animals following the fire. One of the veterinarians from Bluegrass Animal Hospital in Knoxville decided to make


Tennessee singer pens song inspired by Gatlinburg wildfires

With every strum on her guitar, Reagan Boggs performs songs written from the strings of her heart. "I've been playing music since I was a little girl," Boggs said. "I got a guitar when I was 6-years-old for my birthday." She graduated from a toy guitar to a real one, and began writing songs when sh


GPD, SCES warning of scam calls

GATLINBURG -- Police and utility officials are warning people not to disclose financial information that appear to be from their numbers after several people reported getting phone calls asking for the information. Gatlinburg Police Chief Randy Brackins said they've been notified of calls that appea

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2017-11-17 06:45:00

State Parks, MAPA celebrate volunteers

The Mendocino Area Parks Association and California State Parks held their fall Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Nov. 9 at the historic Russian Gulch Recreation Hall. MAPA volunteers were honored for contributing their time and talents. MAPA's volunteers are central to the stewardship of local state

MENDOCINOBEACON.COM - 2017-11-16 08:00:00

Allegany County Jail inmate charged after incident

BELMONT - An Allegany County Jail inmate, arrested on stolen property and marijuana charges less than two weeks ago, has been arraigned on more charges for an incident that occurred shortly after his arrival at the jail. Christopher E. Herron, 36, of New Hudson, allegedly damaged property valued at


Water, sewer rates increase

Special to the Free Press WESTFIELD - The Westfield Borough Council met Wednesday, Nov. 8 and voted to advertise the proposed 2018 budget for adoption in December. The budget proposes no tax increase but a 25 percent increase in sewer rates and a 15 percent increase in water rates. The monthly minim

WELLSBORO GAZETTE - 2017-11-16 22:00:00

Celebrate the season with a Victorian Christmas at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site

One of the area's most unique and popular holiday traditions is fast approaching at the TR Site. The historic landmark home on Delaware Avenue kicks off its Victorian Christmas (Dec. 1-9) with a special Nov. 30 gala evening with premium wines, craft beer, hors d'oeuvres and entertainment by The Hot

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-11-17 16:08:53

VA vacancies at 49,000, union members rally

BATH, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - Union members rallied in front of the Bath VA on Thursday as part of a national effort to highlight staffing levels that they say are creating risks to patient safety. The group says 49,000 vacancies exist, meaning 49,000 positions need to be filled at VA's nationwide in order


WENY News - American Federation of Government Employees Rally

BIG FLATS, NY (WENY) -- The American Federation of Government Employees will be taking a stand, raising awareness of the open positions throughout the Veterans Association. The AFGE says there are nearly 50,000 thousand openings nationwide. It's hoping congressional leaders will address what it call


At Almaza Grill, Peruvian chicken and Lebanese food join forces

Pity the rotisserie chicken. Once the centerpiece of restaurant chains like Swiss Chalet, the thrill of chickens roasted on a rotating spit, basting in their own juices, has faded from the daily glare of supermarket bargain-seeking. Even from my allegedly lofty perch, I must confess to feeling the s

BUFFALO NEWS - 2017-11-16 12:00:05

Allegany County temporarily halts shared-services meetings

BELMONT - Allegany County's shared-services initiative, designed to find cost savings through cooperation between local governments, is taking time out to find a consultant to lead the group to plan completion by Sept. 15. Planning Department Director Kier Dirlam reported Tuesday to the Legislature'

TIMES-HERALD - 2017-11-17 17:30:00

"How Cool Is Your School?" Campbell-Savona High School

CAMPBELL, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - Gayle Ong heads to Campbell-Savona High School for this week's segment of "How Cool Is Your School?" In this edition, we're focusing on two cool students at who are making a difference in their community by organizing a 5K run to support a local animal shelter. Stay tuned

WETM - 2017-11-17 10:28:16

Lawsuit on superintendent's contract allowed to continue

Daily Mountain Eagle The Alabama Supreme Court has reversed a circuit judge's decision, allowing a lawsuit to challenge whether an employment contract between the Walker County Board of Education and Superintendent of Education Jason Adkins is constitutional. Meanwhile, Adkins and attorney Ken Guin

DAILY MOUNTAIN EAGLE ONLINE - 2017-11-17 06:11:12

Driver charged in 2016 crash that killed tow truck driver

A Tuscaloosa woman charged was charged with criminally negligent homicide Thursday in relation to a 2016 interstate crash that left a tow truck driver dead. John William Hubbard, 25, was killed Dec. 10, 2016 while working at an accident site near the 74-mile marker of Interstate 20/59 in Tuscaloosa

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2017-11-17 14:36:50

New ordinance bans nighttime shooting in city

Daily Mountain Eagle CORDOVA - The Cordova City Council passed an ordinance Tuesday that prohibits the discharge of firearms at night. The ordinance, which takes effect ... This item is available in full to subscribers. By JENNIFER COHRON Daily Mountain Eagle CORDOVA - The Cordova City Council pass

DAILY MOUNTAIN EAGLE ONLINE - 2017-11-17 06:11:11