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Invasive Tick Detected in 6 additional Tennessee counties

Invasive Tick Detected in 6 additional Tennessee counties - The Tennessee Department of Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture – Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services, Tennessee Department of Health, and University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture today announced the detection of the invasive Asian longhorned tick in an additional six Tennessee counties: Knox, Jefferson, Claiborne, Cocke, Putnam, and Sevier. The tick was detected in Union and Roane Counties in May.

New Church Safety Alert System

New Church Safety Alert System – is being launched in Jefferson County, Tennessee by Sheriff Jeff Coffey. pexels-photo-544252 Jefferson County 911 District is working with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and his task force to connect more than 80 churches across the county to form the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Safe Church Task Force. Many of … Continue reading New Church Safety Alert System

Where Art Meets Science – A talk about the mural Silent Skies

Where Art Meets Science – A talk about the mural Silent Skies - Come join us for an evening event where art meets science at the Silent Skies mural in downtown Kingsport. World-renowned ornithologist Dr. Fred Alsop will join one of the mural’s artists, Suzanne Justis, to explain the significance of the mural, the birds from our region that are a part of it, and the productive collaboration of species conservation and visual art.

Knox County Public Library’s Movies on Market Square Starts Sept. 13, 2019

Knox County Public Library's Movies on Market Square Starts Sept. 13, 2019- Knox County Public Library and Knoxville TVA Employee Credit Union are pleased to announce the 2019 line-up for Movies on Market Square.

Park Reaches Biodiversity Milestone at 20,000 Species

Park Reaches Biodiversity Milestone at 20,000 Species - Great Smoky Mountains National Park has reached a biodiversity milestone with the discovery and documentation of 20,000 species of plants, animals, and other organisms. Scientists from across the world have assisted the park in a concerted effort to catalogall life in the park through an All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI).

Park Hosts Mountain Life Festival

Park Hosts Mountain Life Festival - Great Smoky Mountains National Park will host the annual Mountain Life Festival near the Oconaluftee Visitor Center at the Mountain Farm Museum on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience traditional fall harvest activities on the farm including hearth cooking, apple butter making, blacksmithing, lye soap making, and food preservation. All activities are free and open to the public.