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Lake Lanier at Lowest Level since 2012

Lake Lanier water levels are getting lower and lower. The levels are lower than they have been since 2012. Photo from

Rachel Lee, Staff Writer

January 24, 2017

The water levels in Lake Lanier began dropping earlier this year after an extended period without rain; the lake level has not been this low in close to four years. Lake Lanier is the source of Atlanta’s water and if the levels get progressively worse, water will be a thing to fight for in the surrounding...

Gatlinburg Evacuated due to Deadly Fire

Fires are destroying a popular tourist destination in Gatlinburg, Tenn., causing surrounding areas to panic and worry about the safety of locals and wildlife. While rain is covering most of the area and ceasing the fire, it is believed to cause more problems than it will help. Emergency evacuations are being conducted in the area as well.

Kristin Iler, Sports Editor

December 2, 2016

Fires destroyed many parts of Gatlinburg, Tennessee over this week, forcing more than 1,000 residents to evacuate and fill the nearby shelters. Spreading fast over the entire forests of Gatlinburg, the fires enveloped many buildings and homes. Many reports suggest that the popular resort Westgate Smoky...

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