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Sweetwater receives large grant from TDOT

Sweetwater receives large grant from TDOT

Hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money is headed to Sweetwater from the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

$377,600 will go toward a visitor center and a trailhead project in downtown Sweetwater.

USDA vaccinating wildlife for rabies

USDA vaccinating wildlife for rabies

Over the next the two weeks, by land and air, federal teams will work to vaccinate wildlife up and down the east coast.

The US Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services has the goal to create an immune barrier to halt the spread of "raccoon variant rabies."

The Oral Rabies Vaccination Project goes through East Tennessee and includes McMinn, Hawkins, Greene, Hamblen, Cocke, and Monroe counties.

50% off Swinging Bridge Adventure for 2 at Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park

50% off Swinging Bridge Adventure for 2 at Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park

Today Deal Chicken is offering 50% off Swinging Bridge Adventure for 2 at Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park in Sevierville!

This safe yet exhilarating activity will have you close to wildlife and one with nature as you cross the Bridge to Prosperity to a covered walking bridge, leading into the Lost Mine Falls trail and finally the Cliffhanger Swinging Bridge where you’ll peer 60 feet below into the pooling water from above the falls. This hour-long experience will leave you feeling alive and vibrant.

Trail builders cut path along Tellico Reservoir

Trail builders cut path along Tellico Reservoir

A network of trails is taking shape along the Tellico Reservoir.

It's a partnership powered by TVA and carried out by a group of retired folks.

About a decade ago, volunteers formed the Watershed Association of the Tellico Reservoir.

The acronym is WATeR.

Larry Benson is the WATeR president.

"It's good exercise for my heart and my body and it's just a good thing to do for people," he said.