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Cumberland Mountain State Park Receives Award
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, East Tennessee Historical Society Thursday May 12, 2016

Cumberland Mountain State Park received an “Award of Distinction” from the East Tennessee Historical Society at their Annual Meeting on May 3, 2016. The award was presented jointly to NolPix Media, a production company in Knoxville, who produced a video about the Park. Since 1982, the Society has been annually recognizing individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the preservation, promotion, programming and interpretation of the region’s history. “This award recognizes the Park’s exhibit on the Civilian Conservation Corps and the significant impact that it’s had on the Cumberland Plateau region,” said Tennessee State Parks Director of Interpretive Programs and Education, Jeff Wells. “Since the exhibit opened in July 2015, we’ve had nothing but great feedback from visitors and this video helps share the message with even more people.”The exhibit and video highlight the rich history of the Park’s beginning as the Cumberland Homesteads – a project that helped relocate poverty-stricken families to small farms centered on what is now the Cumberland Homestead community. The 1,720-acre Park was acquired by the State of Tennessee in 1938 to provide a recreational area for some 250 families selected to homestead on the Cumberland Plateau. Visitors can watch the video in the CCC Museum next door to the park restaurant. For more information, visit www.tnstateparks.com/parks/about/cumberland-mountain.

 


Career Fair at TCAT Crossville
Thursday May 12, 2016

If you’re looking for a new career, then the TCAT center in Crossville is your opportunity to talk to more than 30 recruiters, who are looking to hire full-time, part-time, and internship positions. That’ll be at the TCAT Center Career Fair on May 26th from 11am-2pm. This event is free and open to the public. Tours will also be available for anyone interested in the 15 programs offered at Crossville’s Tennessee College of Technology. Any employers who are interested in participating in this event are asked to contact Jena Demars at 931-484-7502 ext. 127 or at jenademars@tcatcrossville.edu.

 


Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the Most Popular in the Nation
WATE News Thursday May 12, 2016

Tennessee’s own Great Smoky Mountains National Park is America’s Most Visited Park, with an average of 10 million visitors each year. Spanning parts of Tennessee and North Carolina, The Great Smoky Mountains national Park encompasses more than a half million scenic acres, including a 70 mile stretch of the historic Appalachian Trail. Park rangers say that it is no surprise that GSMNP is the most popular in the nation, because it has a little bit for everyone. This year, the National Park Service is celebrating 100 years of national parks, and in honor of that has created a program called Hike 100. They are challenging hikers to log their miles hiked in national parks, and if they have accumulated 100 by the end of the year, will receive a Hike 100 pin and be invited to a celebratory event. The goal is to inspire people to explore and enjoy the park and that includes getting the kids involved. Their hope is the hikes will help build those lasting memories for the next generation of park users so that they want to preserve and protect parks for the next century.

 


Amber Alert Suspect Added to TBI Top 10 Most Wanted List
WATE News Thursday May 12, 2016

Gary Simpson has been added to Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top Ten Most Wanted List. Simpson is wanted by the Rogersville Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for Especially Aggravated Kidnapping.

 


Cumberland County Under Flash Flood Watch Until 1 am
National Weather Service Thursday May 12, 2016

The National Weather Service has pronounced Cumberland County is under a Flash Flood Watch until 1 am, Friday May 13th.

From NWS:
VERY HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLOODING FROM STORMS YESTERDAY HAS LED TO SATURATED GROUND ACROSS MUCH OF NORTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE. NUMEROUS ADDITIONAL SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THIS
MORNING AND AGAIN LATER TODAY INTO THIS EVENING AS A COLD FRONT MOVES ACROSS THE AREA...WHICH COULD RESULT IN ADDITIONAL FLASH FLOODING. RAIN IS EXPECTED TO END FROM WEST TO EAST TONIGHT.

 

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