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PHOTOS: Traffic finally flows on Erwin's long- awaited railroad overpass

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PHOTOS: Traffic finally flows on Erwin's long- awaited railroad overpass

May 22nd, 2015 12:22 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Referred to by some in town as the Erwin "sky bridge," the impressive piece of highway engineering under construction since early 2013 opened to traffic Thursday afternoon.

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Town approves 2016 budget, moves forward on community kitchen

Town approves 2016 budget, moves forward on community kitchen

May 18th, 2015 10:03 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

The Unicoi Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Monday gave first-reading approval to a $2.6 million budget for fiscal 2016 that includes more than $500,000 in federal grant funding for construction of the town's new Mountain Harvest Kitchen.

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Annual Wayne Scott Strawberry Festival continues to grow

Annual Wayne Scott Strawberry Festival continues to grow

May 16th, 2015 10:08 pm by Jessica Fuller

With Scott's Strawberries on the shelves, what's not to celebrate?

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Rocky Fork park manager, ranger greeted with reception

Rocky Fork park manager, ranger greeted with reception

May 15th, 2015 10:11 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Unicoi County leaders and a large crowd of well-wishers gathered at the Interstate 26 Welcome Center in Flag Pond Friday to welcome Rocky Fork State Park's new park manager and ranger to the community.

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Mountain States seeks new leader for Unicoi County hospital in wake of administrator's exit

Mountain States seeks new leader for Unicoi County hospital in wake of administrator's exit

May 14th, 2015 9:47 am by Staff Report

Mountain States named Chase Wilson, previously the chief financial officer for the the company's Southeast Market, as interim administrator for Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.

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Sheriff: Nurse was on call when Unicoi Co. Jail inmate died

Sheriff: Nurse was on call when Unicoi Co. Jail inmate died

May 13th, 2015 9:25 am by Sue Guinn Legg

An attorney for Tennessee Municipal Insurance Pool has filed a response to a wrongful death lawsuit filed against Unicoi County, the county Sheriff's Department and numerous corrections officers stemming from the death of an inmate in April 2014.

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Unicoi County Board of Education to make $100,700 contract offer to new director of schools

Unicoi County Board of Education to make $100,700 contract offer to new director of schools

May 12th, 2015 9:34 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

In advance of its vote to determine who will become the new director of Unicoi County Schools, the county's Board of Education met in a special work session Monday to hammer out the terms of a generic, $100,700 contract offer for the new director.

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Attorney says Unicoi Co. jail had no medical staff on duty when inmate died

Attorney says Unicoi Co. jail had no medical staff on duty when inmate died

May 12th, 2015 3:17 pm by Associated Press

Nathan Silvers was arrested by Erwin police in April 2014 after he was found passed out in his vehicle.

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Erwin to reduce social services support

Erwin to reduce social services support

May 11th, 2015 10:06 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Whittling away on budget requests that are still nearly $1 million beyond projected revenues, Erwin's Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Monday reduced the town's annual contributions to social services by more than $31,000.

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Erwin National Fish Hatchery gets "permanent" funding

Erwin National Fish Hatchery gets "permanent" funding

May 11th, 2015 10:01 pm by Gary B. Gray

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander announced Monday a "permanent" funding fix for three regional trout hatcheries, including the Erwin National Fish Hatchery, in which the Tennessee Valley Authority will reimburse the facilities $1 million annually to stay in oper

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Alexander: Fish Hatchery funding solution is 'permanent'

Alexander: Fish Hatchery funding solution is 'permanent'

May 11th, 2015 11:00 am by Gary B. Gray

The agreement assures stocking from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hatcheries will continue at 13 TVA tailwaters and reservoirs beyond 2016, when a temporary TVA funding arrangement is due to expire.

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