A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect until Monday afternoon as rain will be changing to snow in the high country during the overnight hours, inhibiting travel. Patchy ice my develop on bridges and overpasses region-wide around sunrise Monday. The morning commute could run into slowdowns. Windy conditions will persist overnight as well, especially in the mountains.
Grainger County (WVLT) – Search crews have found the body of a man they say drowned while swimming in Cherokee Lake.
The body of 26-year-old Gary Ryan Stringer of Jefferson City was found Monday around 11:00 a.m. near Point 7 in Grainger County.
A Tennessee Valley Authority representative says a man was swimming in Cherokee Lake on the Grainger/Hamblen County line, Sunday at about 5:00 p.m., when he went under and never resurfaced.
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