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Oak Ridge Man, Kentucky Woman Found Dead in Gatlinburg Hot Tub
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday April 12, 2016

Officials have released the names of the man and woman who were discovered dead in a hot tub in Gatlinburg over the weekend. The deceased have been identified as 63-year-old Jon Levin of Oak Ridge, Tennessee and 62-year-old Myra Smith-Findell of Corbin, Kentucky. Their bodies were found around 8 a.m. Saturday in the hot tub of a rental cabin on Resort Way in Gatlinburg. Police do not suspect foul play at this time, however the case remains under investigation. The bodies have been sent for autopsy and the results could take at least a month.


SMHS Marching Band Performs at World of Coca-Cola
Submitted: Lance Kennedy, SMHS VP/AD Tuesday April 12, 2016

The Stone Memorial High School Marching Band performed at the World of Coca-Cola this past weekend. This performance was part of the Bandís Trip to Six Flags over Georgia. Congratulations to all Band members on an excellent performance!!! (Photo Courtesy SMHS)


TN State Park Leaders Honor World War I Anniversary
Submitted: Kim Schoetzow,Communications Officer, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservatio Tuesday April 12, 2016

Last Thursday, Tennessee State Parks leaders, along with many community members, honored the anniversary of World War I at Sergeant Alvin C. York State Historic Park. Attendees included members of Sergeant Yorkís family, who participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony to announce recent building improvements at the Park.

Park improvements include the renovation of the York General Store into a visitorís center. The building now serves as the departure point for guided tours of the York home and the Wolf River Valley. A portion of the interior has been restored to appear as the General Store did circa 1940 as well as several WWI exhibits, a small auditorium where a video on Sergeant York can be viewed, and a retail area. Additional Park improvements include a replicated section of WWI trenches which were part of a living history event.

(Photo Submitted TDEC, taken by Bill Bowden with the Fentress Courier). (Front row, left to right: Leanne Smith, Executive Director of the Fentress County Chamber of Commerce; Brock Hill, TDEC Deputy Commissioner of Parks and Conservation; Dr. Michael Birdwell, Tennessee Tech University and Chairman of the Tennessee Great War Commission; George Edward York, son of Alvin C. York; Michael Cross, Fentress County Mayor. Second row, behind George Edward York; Betsy Ross York Lowery, daughter of Alvin C. York; Misty Stephens, Fentress County Chamber of Commerce; Jeff Wells, Tennessee State Parks Director of Interpretive Services; Travis Stover, Sergeant Alvin C. York State Historic Park Manager. Third row, behind Betsy Ross York Lowery: former U.S. Congressman Lincoln Davis; Retired Colonel Gerald York, grandson of Alvin C. York.)


Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop June 3-5 in Crossville
tn.gov Tuesday April 12, 2016

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will host the 2016 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop June 3-5 in Crossville at the Clyde M. York 4-H Center.

The relaxed atmosphere of the BOW workshop is primarily aimed at women, and is an opportunity for those 18 or older to learn outdoor skills usually associated with hunting and fishing. However, the workshop provides useful for other outdoor pursuits and interests. Workshop participants will have a chance to take a variety of courses over the three days and the classes are taught by experts in their respective fields. There will be special programs in the evenings.

This yearís workshop offers classes in firearms and firearms safety, successful fishing skills, advanced fishing techniques, all-terrain vehicle operation, basic archery, introduction to paddleboards, boating safety education, outdoor cooking, wild edible foray, beginning fly fishing, nature photography basics, basic canoeing, basic shotgun, survival skills, backyard habitat, map/compass, introduction to muzzleloading, introduction to turkey hunting, introduction to deer hunting, introduction to waterfowl hunting, basic trapping, reading the woods, discover scuba, and stream ecology.

The workshop fee is $200 and includes lodging at the Clyde M. York 4-H Center, meals, T-shirt, and a 2016-17 Tennessee Hunting and Fishing License. Registration is taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applications may be obtained from the TWRA website at www.tnwildlife.org, or any TWRA regional office. For more information contact Donald Hosse, Wildlife Education Program Coordinator, at don.hosse@tn.gov or telephone (615) 781-6541.


One Arrested After Allegedly Leaving Scene of Crash on Lantana Road
Peg Broadcasting News Monday April 11, 2016

One person was arrested after he allegedly fled the scene of an accident on Lantana Road at Dorton Way on Friday. According to Crossville Police, a 1997 Ford Explorer crashed into a tree. With the assistance of a K-9, police tracked down 24-year-old Nathan Randall Warner and a male companion. It was determined that Warner was the driver and he was placed under arrest for Leaving the Scene of an Accident.


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