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NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Board of Regents will hold a Strategic Plan Workshop with TBR staff on Friday, Jan. 22, in which board members can discuss the current mid-cycle review of the 2015-25 Strategic Plan for the College System of Tennessee.

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WASHINGTON D.C. — The Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI) is warning Tennessee taxpayers about a new wave of COVID-19-related scams as the agency delivers the second round of Economic Impact Payments.

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Marty Hammontree, formerly of Sevierville, uses his musical talents to entertain people as he rings the bell for The Salvation Army in Jacksonville, Florida. Hammontree performs and helps raise money for the nonprofit every year.

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Josephine is smart, calm and knows a few tricks. This 10-year-old beauty would fit just about any lifestyle. She is available through Sevier Animal Care Center. Call 865-465-6300 for more information. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shelter is located at 1040 Dolly Parton …

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NASHVILLE — Two Sevier County students achieved the Dean’s List at Belmont University for the Fall 2020 semester. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.

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Due to COVID-19, many 4-H events were canceled or held in a virtual format last year, but Sevier County Senior Level 4-H Members were still recognized for their achievements in 2020.

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Gatlinburg announces MLK holiday schedule

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NASHVILLE — The Tennessee office of National Federation of Independent Business, the state’s leading small business advocacy organization, announced state Sen. Art Swann has earned its Guardian of Small Business award.

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Gatlinburg — Gatlinburg Winter Magic is truly a spectacular time of the year. Families from near and far, make the pilgrimage to Gatlinburg an annual tradition to experience a memorable family vacation complete with twinkling lights and festive decorations, all on top of amazing dining, cozy…

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Pastor Arne Walker released his third book, “Spirit Promptings” in December 2020, and a special highlight of the book is photography by nationally famous nature photographer Ken Jenkins of Gatlinburg, who also shared several pictorial essays.

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NASHVILLE — Tennessee State Parks had an economic impact of $1.84 billion in Tennessee in 2020 and welcomed 34.7 million visits, according to a report done for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

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NATIONAL PARK — Great Smoky Mountains National Park is recruiting volunteers to monitor visitor use patterns in several of the most popular locations in the park in both North Carolina and Tennessee.