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CEREMONY UNVEILS PROPOSED MEMORIAL FOR THOSE WHO DIED IN NOVEMBER WILDFIRES

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This week officials in Sevierville and Gatlinburg paid honor to those who died in last year’s wildfire with the unveiling of plans for a permanent memorial. 14 people died in the devastating blaze that lasted for days. The memorial which is targeted for one of the city’s many beautiful wooded areas in north Gatlinburg, will include a walking bridge and a reflective pond. During Tuesday’s ceremony firefighters and first responders from across the region that assisted during the fires were recognized, including those who came from Crossville. Those recognized included Donald Earhart, Trevor Gibson, Tim Johnson, Terry Potter, Jake DeRossett, Chris South, Patrick South, Clyde Winningham and Jordan Winningham. The special ceremony was held at Rocky Top Sports World Complex in Gatlinburg. The complex is where thousands of Gatlinburg residents sought shelter in the days following the fires.

 


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