A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect into Wednesday due repeated rainfall. A Flood Watch is in effect for our area until 7 AM Wednesday. Where there are more pauses in the rain, totals will be closer to 2 inches but some will receive at least 4 inches of rainfall total. Creeks and streams run high and areas with poor runoff could face flooding problems. Busy commute hours could face more slowdowns, with fog and standing water on roads as well.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee State Parks system is sponsoring hikes at the start of the new year to commemorate its 75th anniversary.
State Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau says each state park will host its own special hike in the first few days of 2013.
Officials say the free, guided hikes will vary, with short ones for novice hikers, and longer ones for the more experienced hikers.
The hikes are part of America's State Parks First Day Hikes initiative in all 50 states, which officials say give individuals an opportunity to begin the new year rejuvenating and connecting with the outdoors.
In addition to the hikes, Tennessee State Parks is also hosting a variety of special events in the upcoming year in celebration of the 75th Anniversary.
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