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TDOT: October is Adopt-A-Highway month

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is working to prevent and reduce litter statewide by observing October as Adopt-A-Highway month. The completely free program offers individuals, community groups, and civic organizations a means to clean up their communities and receive roadside recognition. TDOT says Adopt-A-Highway began statewide in 1989 and has removed more than 12 million…

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TN History for Kids: Originally, Gatlinburg was to be clear cut and mined

Bill Carey Tennessee History for Kids Hindsight’s 20/20, and humans have never been able to predict the future. Today we associate Gatlinburg with hotel rooms, kid-friendly museums, rides, tourist traps, mountain scenery and hiking. A century ago, practically no one foresaw this. Gatlinburg and the forests and mountains surrounding it were just another place for…

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Report: Tennessee one of 11 states with financial surplus

Jon Styf The Center Square Tennessee continued its trend of growing a financial surplus as the state ranked sixth nationally for its fiscal health, according to Truth in Accounting’s annual Financial State of the States report. Using numbers that included data from the fiscal year that ended in June 2020, Tennessee had $8.7 billion more…

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Shiloh National Military Park commemorating 159th anniversary of the Battle of Corinth, Oct. 2-5

Shiloh National Military Park is commemorating the 159th anniversary of the Battle of Corinth from Saturday, Oct. 2, through Tuesday, Oct. 5 Saturday’s activities include cannon firing demonstrations, ranger-led programs, and a book signing at the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center in Corinth, Mississippi. Registration is not required for any Saturday program. Cannon firing demonstrations…

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‘Granddaddy’ of catfishing events set for Saturday in Savannah

The National Catfish Derby’s World Championship of Catfishing is set for Saturday afternoon, Sept. 25, in downtown Savannah. “This spectacular event is the ‘granddaddy’ of all catfishing events. It does not just include fishing, but great family-oriented fun for all,” said Stephanie Timbes, Savannah Main Street program director. Tennessee River Productions, along with Southwest Tennessee…

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Tennessee Highway Safety Office promotes ‘Seat Check Saturday’ during Child Passenger Safety Week

The Tennessee Highway Safety Office is partnering on Saturday, Sept. 25, with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to promote “Seat Check Saturday” during Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 19-25. To mark the occasion, the THSO released a new segment of its educational series “Talking Traffic Safety” to provide child safety tips and explain the…

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States prepare for limits on key COVID-19 treatment

Casey Harper The Center Square Demand for a key COVID-19 treatment has led to a nationwide shortage, and as President Joe Biden’s administration rations how much each state receives, many governors are having to decide how to use their limited supplies. Many states are warning their residents that the treatment may not be available, and…

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