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View from back of Roaring Fork Baptist Church in Gatlinburg. The church and vehicle were destroyed by wildfires which swept through Sevier County on Nov. 18.

‘IT’S GOING TO BE A LONG HAUL HERE’ IN GATLINBURG

By Connie D. Bushey News Editor, Baptist and Reflector GATLINBURG — On day nine following the horrific wildfires, residents are finally being allowed to visit their homes in damaged areas, reported Wes Jones, Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief specialist. They have to come back out every night. Gatlinburg Mayor Mike Werner said that On Thursday, Dec. 8, residents … [Read More...]

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More than 14,000 people were evacuated from Gatlinburg, Tenn., when a series of wildfires threatened buildings across the area. 
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SEVIER COUNTY CHURCHES WILL REBOUND

By Lonnie Wilkey Editor, Baptist and Reflector GATLINBURG — Though the wildfires that swept through the community Nov. 28 destroyed or damaged three Baptist churches, leaders are not discouraged. Of the three churches affected by the fire, Roaring … [Read More...]

Roaring Fork Baptist Church in Gatlinburg stands in ruins Nov. 29 following fires that swept across the Smoky Mountains.

FIRES DESTROY GATLINBURG CHURCH, PARTS OF TWO OTHERS

By Connie Davis Bushey News Editor, Baptist and Reflector GATLINBURG — The sanctuary and Family Life Center of Roaring Fork Baptist Church in Gatlinburg burned down Nov. 28. In addition, a building at First Baptist Church, Gatlinburg, and the … [Read More...]