Monthly Archives: November 2013

Franklin County Man Facing Charges

A Franklin County man facing multiple charges after a confrontation with deputies at his Estill Springs Mobile Home. Sherman Hargrove, age 46, is charged with none counts of aggravated assault, domestic violence and resisting arrest. He is being held in … Continue reading

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Federal Workers to Receive Bonuses

Nearly 13,000 federal workers will be handed bonus checks today amounting to around $127 million. The Tennessee Valley Authority says the annual incentive bonus payments will average $3600 or about five percent of the median employee’s base pay of $73,000. … Continue reading

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Nashville Tourism Hits Record High

Tourists flocked to Nashville in record numbers last month-this without the aid of any major conventions. The Music City led the nation in hotel occupancy rate growth in October. According to the Convention and Visitors Corp., some 603,000 room nights … Continue reading

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Waterfowl Season Opening

Waterfowl hunting season opens on Thanksgiving Day throughout Tennessee except the Reelfoot zone. The season there opened for two days earlier this month and reopens on Saturday. Both waterfowl seasons end January 26th. The inaugural sandhill crane hunting season also … Continue reading

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Regulators Approve Work Extension

Federal regulators have approved a work extension at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or NRC, gave the giant federal utility another nine months to work on the Unit Two reactor near Spring … Continue reading

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Gatlinburg Hoping for a White Thanksgiving

Officials at a Gatlinburg attraction say they plan to replace Black Friday with mounds of fluffy white snow. Ober Gatlinburg officials say they hope cold temperatures will allow them to pump enough artificial snow to open three slopes over the … Continue reading

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MTSU begins exploration and study of growing ginseng

Middle Tennessee State University will immediately begin the exploration and study of growing ginseng at the Experiential Learning and Research Center in Lascassas. Driven by an idea from state Sen. Bill Ketron to grow ginseng as a research project, MTSU … Continue reading

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