It happened in 2013 and could happen again. Another federal government shutdown is looming, and the effects would be felt close to home in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. "It affected a lot of people around here," Miranda Webb with the Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen said. Experiencing a government shutdown is not something the city of Gatlinburg wants to re-live. The 2013 shutdown closed the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, costing area businesses thousands in visitor spending.
Ken Leckliter feels like he has been robbed, after choosing the "cash back" option at the Oak Ridge Walmart and getting a $100 counterfeit bill instead. "It was two days before Christmas," he said. "It couldn't have happened at a worse time. It's frustrating." He did not notice the money was fake at first. He was at the checkout counter with a long line of holiday shoppers behind him. "You don't think you need to check the money. You figure that since it's coming from Walmart, it'd be real.
The city of Knoxville sent road crews out as early as 8 Sunday morning to get ahead of the wintry weather. Crews spent the day sprinkling 36,000 gallons of brine on busy roads like Kingston Pike and Chapman Highway to prevent ice from forming during the morning rush hour. "The timing is pretty critical just because it's when people are going to be going to work and everything, and we don't want that heavy traffic load to be experiencing any ice," Rachel Butzler, with the city of Knoxville, said.
It’s a beautiful day at the #GSMNP and not just because of the weather. Federal employees, including park staff, are back to work. At 4 and 6, hear how they were affected by the government shutdown and what to expect if you’re planning a visit to #Gatlinburg. @6Newshttps://t.co/N3iDUcF8Zl
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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