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Norris’ 75th


Tennessee Rep. John Ragan, center, reads a proc- lamation by Gov. Bill Lee and the General Assembly in honor of the 75th birthday of the incorporation of Norris as a city, during last Saturday’s birthday cele- bration in the Lions Club Pavilion downtown. Looking on are the program emcee, Alison Greenhouse, an art teacher at Norris Elementary School, and Mayor Chris Mitchell. - G. Chambers Williams III

Tennessee Rep. John Ragan, center, reads a proclamation by Gov. Bill Lee and the General Assembly in honor of the 75th birthday of the incorporation of Norris as a city, during last Saturday’s birthday celebration in the Lions Club Pavilion downtown. Looking on are the program emcee, Alison Greenhouse, an art teacher at Norris Elementary School, and Mayor Chris Mitchell.

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RV park won’t open Memorial Day weekend


Work continued on Tuesday morning to get the new Ap- palachia Ridge RV Park ready to open sometime this sum- mer, next to the Museum of Appalachia in Norris. The old grist mill at the museum can be seen in the background. - G. Chambers Williams III

Although the owners of Appalachia Ridge, the RV park under construction next to the Museum of Appalachia, said in March that they planned to open for Memorial Day weekend, the opening has been delayed again. “We’re still working up there when it’s not raining, and we really don’t have an opening date yet,” Mandy Conner, one of the park’s owners, said Monday. “We’ve had a lot of delays regarding electrical service, and we’re working diligently on it,” she said. “Our sign fabricator is getting sign permits. We do plan to be open sometime this season, for sure. “We still have 200 trees to plant and a lot of finishing touches,” Conner said. “Each RV site gets two trees.” Plans are to open initially with 107 RV sites, and to build the planned four glamping tents, three tiny homes and two treehouses later, Conner said.

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Norris U-Haul dealer appeals city’s decision to deny occupancy permit

The lack of an “engineered site plan” has led to a standoff between a new Norris U-Haul dealer and the city of Norris, and the city says the business is operating illegally because it failed to obtain the required certificate of occupancy before commencing business. Owners of D&S Auto Repair and Recovery, 3356 Andersonville Highway, have appealed to the Norris Board of Zoning Appeals seeking to overturn a decision by the Norris Planning Commission on May 6 to require the site plan as a condition of obtaining a building permit and ultimately a certificate of occupancy. Assistant City Manager Bailey Whited said the appeal is set to be heard by the BZA at 5 p.m. June 3 at the Norris Community Building, but that in the meantime, D&S Auto does not have legal authority to operate. Tiffany Martin, manager of the business, said the city told the company that it had violated city building codes by moving a portable building onto the property and building a metal carport without first getting Planning Commission approval and a building permit. “But we just replaced a portable building that was on the site before we leased it, and did not know that we needed a building permit to do that,” she said.

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Norris Lake will reach summer level by weekend

Despite six straight months of below-normal rainfall in the area, Norris Lake will finally be at its full normal summer level by this weekend, according to the Tennessee Valley Authority. That’s because the recent heavy rains came just in time, said Darrell Guinn, senior manager of TVA’s River Forecast Center in Knoxville. “Up until a weekend ago, the lake was still five feet low,” he said Monday. “But we finally got the rainfall we needed, and the lake should be at summer level by the end of the week.” The River Forecast Center manages lake levels behind all 49 TVA dams, 29 of which also have hydroelectric generation capability, Guinn said – which accounts for 10% of TVA’s total power production.

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Sports

’Cats, Mavs, Dragons make a run at state championships  Read More

Softball All-District teams named  Read More

Chunn retiring from coaching  Read More

Tennis season ends in region tournament for Dragons, Mavs  Read More

It’s been 52 years  Read More

Region tourney games bring close to soccer for Wildcats, Mavericks  Read More

Community

David Farmer: Retired, U.S. Army  Read More

Memorial Day ceremony to be held at courthouse on Monday  Read More

Veterans invited to breakfast Saturday  Read More

Howard Farmer Celebrates 90  Read More

School

Color run  Read More

Lake City Middle Band  Read More

AC school board fires two teachers  Read More

Anderson County, Clinton bands perform virtual concert  Read More

Ensemble places first  Read More

Business

RV park won’t open Memorial Day weekend  Read More

Norris U-Haul dealer appeals city’s decision to deny occupancy permit  Read More

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