Johnson City Press Thursday, November 27, 2014
Last shot: Hiker took photos of bear before it killed him

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Last shot: Hiker took photos of bear before it killed him

November 26th, 2014 11:43 am by Associated Press

A New Jersey hiker killed by a bear in September took a series of photos of the animal with his cellphone before it mauled him to death.

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Retired Marine hopes to take a hike for Wounded Warriors

Retired Marine hopes to take a hike for Wounded Warriors

November 11th, 2014 9:54 pm by John Thompson

Veterans Day was the first day of a rugged year for retired Marine Jim Chambers. He traveled to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, on the holiday to begin a year of hiking on the Appalachian Trail.

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Rapid Boone Lake drawdown not hurting the fishing so far

Rapid Boone Lake drawdown not hurting the fishing so far

November 7th, 2014 4:23 pm by George Thwaites, NET News Service

Because of seepage issues discovered at Boone Dam that will require repair work this winter, the TVA is dropping water levels on Boone Lake way ahead of schedule.

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Some roads in Smokies reopen

Some roads in Smokies reopen

November 3rd, 2014 8:51 am by Associated Press

Some parts of the park saw record snowfall over the weekend.

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Windy adventures: The unseen weather factor

October 31st, 2014 9:10 am by Johnny Molloy

Knowing the wind forecast before you set out on your adventure can turn this unseen factor into your ally instead of your enemy.

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Highway patrol rescues volunteer in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Highway patrol rescues volunteer in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

October 27th, 2014 4:26 pm by Associated Press

A volunteer with the National Park Service has been rescued from a trail in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park after a fall from a horse.

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Tennessee Wildlife officer placed on leave for assault charge

Tennessee Wildlife officer placed on leave for assault charge

October 23rd, 2014 11:08 am by Associated Press

A Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officer has been placed on leave after being charged with assaulting his father-in-law.

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Rangers rescue family lost in Smoky Mountains

Rangers rescue family lost in Smoky Mountains

October 20th, 2014 11:02 am by Associated Press

Rangers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have rescued a Louisiana family who became lost while hiking Mount LeConte.

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Four Tennessee wildlife management areas selected as northern bobwhite quail anchor locations

Four Tennessee wildlife management areas selected as northern bobwhite quail anchor locations

October 15th, 2014 8:38 am by Contributed

The northern bobwhite quail is Tennessee's state game bird and historically was a prominent game bird across the southeastern United States.

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Guns OK, but horses get 'nay' on Tweetsie Trail

Guns OK, but horses get 'nay' on Tweetsie Trail

October 12th, 2014 9:13 pm by Tony Casey

Proponents of an idyllic scene where a horseback rider could carry a gun on the Tweetsie Trail are halfway there.

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Forest Service obtains Trail of Tears land in North Carolina, Tennessee

Forest Service obtains Trail of Tears land in North Carolina, Tennessee

October 7th, 2014 4:15 pm by Associated Press

A nonprofit has conveyed 222 acres containing part of the Cherokee Trails of Tears to the U.S. Forest Service.

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