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. (WVLT) -- Tourism leaders from across the state converged on Nashville Wednesday to encourage state lawmakers to approve changes that will impact the industry.
A group of business leaders from Sevier County took a bus to Nashville. A main topic of the group is to get the legislature to approve $8 million dollars in tourism advertising.
"We need to make sure our legislators know how important it is that Tennessee has the marketing dollars available it needs to remain competitive and gain market share as a tourism destination," said Ken Maples, with the Sevier County Lodging Alliance.
Currently, tourism is Tennessee's second largest industry and employs more than 179,400 Tennesseans.
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