Tag Archives: Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg Upgrades Emergency Systems

Notifications expanded to community with wildfire fatalities   DON JACOBS, Knoxville News-Sentinel Gatlinburg authorities have expanded their emergency notification system to North Chalet Village, a community that sustained most of the 14 wildfire fatalities and had not been evacuated. Gatlinburg ...

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Charges Dropped Against Youths in Tennessee Wildfires

Prosecutors unable to prove the youth were responsible     JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped arson charges against two juveniles in connection with the Tennessee wildfires that killed 14 people and tore through thousands ...

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Dolly Parton Gives Additional $3M to Tennessee Fire Victims

Fund pledges additional money over the next three years   STEVE AHILLEN, CINDY WATTS, Knoxville News-Sentinel More than five months after wildfires ravaged portions of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Dolly Parton hasn’t stopped surprising her hometown fire victims with her ...

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Construction Begins in Gatlinburg Recovery Effort

Various groups work to replace homes lost in wildfire Members of the Mountain Tough Recovery Team, the Appalachia Service Project and area leaders break ground on a new home for Glenna Ogle (blue jacket) in Gatlinburg, Tennessee on Tuesday morning. ...

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Still No Answers for Tennessee Fire Victims

Sevier County authorities still under court order about fire information An American flag has been hung at the entrance to Gatlinburg , Tenn., Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. A devastating wildfire destroyed numerous homes and buildings on Monday. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News ...

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Gatlinburg Tourism Loses $19M after Wildfire

Figures show a 36.5 percent drop in revenue Fire damage to the Laurel Point Resort in Gatlinburg, Tenn., is seen on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. Gatlinburg reopened to the public for the first time since fatal wildfires spread to the ...

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Tennessee Prosecutor Blocks Information on Wildfire Arson

Attorney General Dunn says prosecution could be jeopardized Fire erupts on both side of Highway 441 between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. In Gatlinburg, smoke and fire caused the mandatory evacuation of downtown and surrounding areas, ...

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Helicopter Crews Say Tennessee Wildfires Were War

You’re flying into places where you can barely see because of the smoke   STEVE AHILLEN, USA TODAY NETWORK You’re piloting a Black Hawk helicopter through the smoke choking the sky over Gatlinburg, a city consumed in fire. Your co-pilot ...

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FEMA Approves Over $1.5M in Tennessee Fire Relief

Disaster relief approved for Sevier County fire victims   STEVE ALLEN, Knoxville News Sentinel GATLINBURG – More than $1.5 million in disaster relief for victims of the Sevier County fires of Nov. 28 has been approved by the Federal Emergency ...

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Social Media Underused in Tennessee Wildfire

Review of social media during wildfire shows little effort as information tool   DON JACOBS, Knoxville News-Sentinel “We have not used social media as a public warning platform, either statewide or locally.” Dean Flener, official spokesman for TEMA “TEMA uses ...

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