GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — National Park rangers were trying to rescue an Appalachian Trail hiker in trouble in 4-5 foot snowdrifts left by Superstorm Sandy Friday.
Two rangers were searching on foot Friday morning, looking for the man in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
A park spokeswoman says the hiker used his cell phone to call 911 Thursday afternoon. He spoke to dispatchers again Friday morning and said he was hunkering down at his location and might not be able to hike out.
Credit Photo courtesy Tenn. Electric Cooperative Assoc.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Eight Tennessee utility districts have sent volunteer line workers to help get the power back on in Virginia and Maryland as part of Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.
Trent Scott of the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association says 60 lineman are already in the northeast waiting in staging areas for the go-ahead to begin repairs. Nashville Electric says it’s released an additional 20 contract line crews for recovery duty.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The MTSU Poll has released its second round of results and they show a clear trend in Tennessee toward a more conservative electorate.
The Survey Group at Middle Tennessee State conducted its poll October 16 to 21 and released its initial findings this past weekend. Pollsters at the University released their second round of results early Tuesday morning.