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Sevier County Nonprofits May Apply for $500k Humana Foundation Grant

Sevier County Nonprofits May Apply for $500k Humana Foundation Grant

Sevier County is one of the 19 counties in Humana’s Knoxville Bold Goal market where nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for the 2018 Humana Foundation Strategic Community Investment grant. The Humana Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Humana, is pleased to invite nonprofit organizations in the Knoxville area to apply for a Humana Foundation Strategic Community Investment before Friday, April ...

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Sevier County Health Department Offers $10 Rabies Vaccinations

Sevier County Health Department Offers $10 Rabies Vaccinations

The Sevier County Health Department is partnering with our county veterinarians to offer $10 rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats at several locations May 3-15, 2018.  Tennessee law requires rabies vaccination for dogs and cats. 2018 Low-Cost Rabies Vaccinations Schedule May 3 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Wearwood Elementary School, 226 Cedar St in Sevierville Gatlinburg Pittman High School, 150 ...

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Open Discussion Planned about Opioid Abuse Impact on Sevier County

Open Discussion Planned about Opioid Abuse Impact on Sevier County

Leadership Sevier and the City of Sevierville are hosting an open discussion with a panel of experts about opioid abuse in Sevier County and invite the public to attend. Sevier County residents will soon roll up their sleeves and start to work on a national crisis that has taken hold of local families and is impacting local businesses. Opioid abuse ...

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International Human-Bear Conflicts Workshop Coming to Gatlinburg

International Human-Bear Conflicts Workshop Coming to Gatlinburg

Beginning this Sunday, bear experts from all over the world will be meeting for the 5th International Human-Bear Conflicts Workshop at the Park Vista Hotel in Gatlinburg. Bear specialists from Asia, the Middle East and South America will join their colleagues from the U.S. and Canada to discuss strategies on dealing with human-bear conflicts. Beginning in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories in ...

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Park Completes Clean Energy Project in Cades Cove

Park Completes Clean Energy Project in Cades Cove

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced the completion of a solar energy project at Cades Cove that will annually reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 23 tons and reduce fuel costs by $14,000. Formerly, the park used a diesel-fuel generator for power at the site, which often caused noise disruptions to park programs and the visitor experience to the historic ...

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Adopt-a-Plot Volunteers Needed to Collect Phenology Data

Adopt-a-Plot Volunteers Needed to Collect Phenology Data

Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers are recruiting volunteers to adopt a monitoring plot in areas throughout the park. In an effort to track nature’s calendar, or phenology, volunteers will collect information as part of an important research project tracking seasonal biological data such as plant flowering dates and the presence of migratory birds. Previous experience is not necessary but ...

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Local Police Departments Participating in Drug Take Back Event

Local Police Departments Participating in Drug Take Back Event

The City of Sevierville Police Department and Pigeon Forge Police Department will collect potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription pills and patches as part of the 14th National DEA Drug Take Back Initiative on Saturday. Citizens may bring pills or patches for disposal to either of two locations in Sevier County on Oct. 28, 2017. The Drug Enforcement Administration ...

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Last Year’s Drought May Spur Oak Decline in Tennessee

Last Year's Drought May Spur Oak Decline in Tennessee

Oak decline is a slow-acting disease complex that involves the interaction of several factors such as climate, site quality, and advancing tree age. No single cause is responsible for the decline. Trees that are greater than 70 years of age and that occur on drier sites such as shallow, rocky soils on ridgetops and south- to west-facing upper slopes are ...

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Sevier County Health Improvement Council Launches New Website

Sevier County Health Improvement Council Launches New Website

As part of the Healthier Tennessee movement, Sevier County has a new website resource for residents interested in learning how they can improve their health by eating smarter and moving more. Starting on September 22, 2017 there is a new website in town. It’s www.healthiersevier.org. This website has been designed for Sevier County to view upcoming “healthy events.” It will ...

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Dining with Diabetes Classes Feature Meal Planning, Sampling Diabetic Recipes

Dining with Diabetes Classes to Feature Meal Planning, Sampling Diabetic Recipes

The University of Tennessee Extension Office in Sevier County and Sevier County Health Department will be offering Dining with Diabetes Classes Tuesday, August 8 and Thursday, August 10, 2017. The two classes will be held at the Sevier County Health Department beginning at 5:30 p.m. and ending at 7:00 p.m. Dana Partington, Advanced Practice Nurse of Sevier County Health Department, ...

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