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Steam train returns to Oneida after 20-year absence

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(WBIR) For the first time in 20 years the sound of a steam train returned to Scott County.

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Knoxville Zoo caring for snakes seized from LaFollette church

ID=3472083An East Tennessee pastor who handles snakes as part of his faith has been cited by TWRA, and his venomous snakes have been confiscated.

State approval holding up reopening of Scott Co. hospital

(WBIR - Scott County) The waiting game continues for the reopening of Scott County's only hospital, but administrators are hopeful they can be in business soon.

Pioneer Health Systems plans to open the hospital without an obstetrics program, which requires special permission.

Administrators tell 10News they have an emergency meeting scheduled Tuesday with the Certificate of Need (CON) Board to get a temporary waiver of the OB requirement. A meeting is set for December 18th to discuss a permanent waiver.

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The BSF Vintage Train Fest is Sunday at Oneida City Park

It's been almost 20 years since an excursion train has brought passengers from Chattanooga to Oneida.

That's going to change Sunday November 10 when Southern Railway #630, a 1904 vintage steam locomotive, will pull an excursion train to Oneida City Park.

Brandon Hughett with the Scott County Chamber of Commerce said more than 400 passenger tickets have been sold. The train is full but you can still enjoy a fun event at Oneida City Park to welcome the train.

The BSF Vintage Train Fest is this Sunday November 10 at Oneida City Park.

Morgan Co. voters overwhelmingly approve moonshine distillery

Voters in Morgan County overwhelmingly voted in favor of turning the old Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary into a moonshine distillery on Tuesday.

The Morgan County Election Commission said 2,369 (67.42%) people voted in favor of the proposal, with 1,145 (32.58%) in opposition.