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Pool to reopen Saturday

John Sevier Pool will reopen at 11 a.m. Saturday after being closed this week due to a problem with the liner. Read more

News

Blount County sheriff clarifies fireworks rules

While it is now legal to shoot fireworks in Blount County, Sheriff James Lee Berrong is warning citizens that fireworks should not be used during late night or early morning hours. Read more

School resource officers spend summer in Blount County communities

The Blount County Sheriff's Office school resource officers are spending the students' summer break in various positions throughout the community. Read more

Motorcyclist flown to hospital after Foothills Parkway crash

Motorcyclist flown to the hospital Saturday after crashing his motorcycle on Foothills Parkway. Read more

Sports

Tennessee Smokies at Mobile BayBears June 21 to 26

Smokies (1-1) at BayBears (1-1) Read more

Carrying the fight against heart disease

I’m not afraid of snakes. I’m not afraid of dark places. I’m not afraid to go into neighborhoods that others think I shouldn’t. I’m not afr… Read more

GREAT OUTDOORS: No boating deaths over Memorial Day weekend

Tennessee’s 2017-2018 deer harvest has turned out to be the lowest kill in the past ten years. Deer hunting ended with the Young Sportsman Hunt on Jan. 14. The total harvest was 143,858 deer, comprised of 81,450 antlered and 62,408 antlerless. Last year the total harvest was 157,153 and in 2016-17 it was 167,234. The record stands at 182,023 deer from 2006-2007. Read more

Community

Carrying the fight against heart disease

I’m not afraid of snakes. I’m not afraid of dark places. I’m not afraid to go into neighborhoods that others think I shouldn’t. I’m not afr… Read more

GREAT OUTDOORS: No boating deaths over Memorial Day weekend

Tennessee’s 2017-2018 deer harvest has turned out to be the lowest kill in the past ten years. Deer hunting ended with the Young Sportsman Hunt on Jan. 14. The total harvest was 143,858 deer, comprised of 81,450 antlered and 62,408 antlerless. Last year the total harvest was 157,153 and in 2016-17 it was 167,234. The record stands at 182,023 deer from 2006-2007. Read more

A weekend of diversity and equality might cause some discomfort

Former Weekend editor Steve Wildsmith's entertainment column for Thursday, June 21, 2018. Read more

Business News

Harvard launches $6.5 billion capital campaign

Harvard University launched a $6.5 billion capital campaign Saturday that, if successful, would be the largest fundraising effort in the history of higher education. Read more

Israel faces geopolitical tangle with natural gas

JERUSALEM

— Recent discoveries of massive offshore natural gas deposits, set to begin flowing in the coming days, are turning into a mixed blessing for Israel. The deposits are expected to provide Israel enough natural gas for decades and transform the country, famously empty of natural resources, into an e

nergy exporter. Yet selling this gas overseas will require Israel to navigate a geo-political quagmire that risks angering allies and enemies alike. Amid this uncertainty, Israel still has not formulated an export policy. Read more

Hickory Construction building Oak Ridge church

Alcoa-based Hickory Construction Inc. has broken ground on the construction of a new church building for the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist congregation. The building has an expected completion date of summer 2014. Read more

Obituaries

Obituaries for Sunday, June 24, 2018

Obituaries for Sunday, June 24, 2018 Read more

Obituaries for Saturday, June 23, 2018

Obituaries for Saturday, June 23, 2018 Read more

Obituaries for Friday, June 22, 2018

Donnie Lynn Bible, age 70, of Friendsville, died Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Oak Ridge Methodist Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplet… Read more

Entertainment

France, Belgium seek UNESCO recognition for WWI memorials

BRUSSELS (AP) — France and Belgium are urging UNESCO to designate scores of their World War I memorials and cemeteries as World Heritage si… Read more

Han Solo's Blaster from 'Return of the Jedi' tops auction

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Han Solo's Blaster from the "Return of the Jedi" has sold for $550,000 at a Las Vegas auction. Read more

Brigitte Nielsen, 54, has given birth to her fifth child

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brigitte Nielsen says she has given birth at age 54. Read more

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Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 70s.

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Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 70s.

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Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 70s.Sun
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Slight chance of a thunderstorm. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the upper 60s.Mon
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Partly cloudy with a stray thunderstorm. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s.Tue
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Showers and thunderstorms late. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 70s.Wed
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Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s.Thu
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Thunderstorms early. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s.Fri
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Afternoon thunderstorms. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s.Sat
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