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Big South Fork sequestration closes pool, cuts staffing

As summer vacationers start to flock to national parks, more of them are discovering the great outdoors far away from the Smoky Mountains at the Big South Fork National River and Recreational Area (NRRA).  Attendance at Big South Fork has steadily grown each year and now averages around 700,000 visitors a year.

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First liquor store opens in Scott Co.

The first liquor store in Scott County is now open.

Scott County itself is dry, but Stone Cold Liquor opened in Winfield after the town approved an ordinance last fall that legalized package stores and on-site consumption sales of liquor.

The store has a 3,000 foot showroom and created several new jobs. The owner and local leaders hope it will bring more business to Winfield.

Campbell County honors East TN veterans

Campbell County paid tribute to East Tennessee veterans, including Cody Evans.

Evans lost both of his legs while on duty in Afghanistan. 10News Photojournalist Jerry Owens captured the memorial ceremony led by Evans.

ATV crash kills elderly man in Scott County

(WBIR-Huntsville) An ATV accident killed an elderly man on Friday in Scott County.

The Scott County Sheriff's Office confirmed it happened at Brimstone Recreation during the White Knuckle ATV Festival in Huntsville Friday afternoon.

Officials said the Illinois man passed away at the scene. Crews took the body to the University of Tennessee for an autopsy.

They're not releasing the name of the victim at this time. The accident was one of three that happened in the span of about an hour.

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Armadillos move into Morgan, Scott Counties

The National Park Service says it is keeping its eyes on an invasive species that could threaten an East Tennessee attraction.

Armadillos have been steadily migrating north from states like Georgia and Alabama in recent years. The animal, which prefers warmer weather, has been able to adapt to East Tennessee's cooler climate.

So far, the creature has been spotted in Morgan and Scott Counties around the Big South Fork. But, park rangers worry it is bound for the Obed Wild and Scenic River near Wartburg too.

'White Knuckle' splits in two amid controversy

Take a tour of Cherokee Caverns.... in the dark!

Take a tour of Cherokee Caverns.... in the dark!



Cherokee Caverns to offer “Old Fashioned Lantern Tours”  on Saturday, May 25th from 10am til 4pm.   Tour caves the way they used to in the old days!