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The Warren County Pioneers and Lady Pioneers and the Boyd Broncos will all be in action starting Thursday at the Watertown Christmas Tournament.
The Pioneer men will play Gordonsville at 5:30pm, followed by the Lady Pioneeers taking on Watertown at 7pm.
The Boyd Broncos will face Watertown Thursday night at 8:30.
The tournament will continue through Saturday at Watertown High School.
An early morning fire claimed the life of a DeKalb County man Tuesday. Firefighters responded to a call at a mobile home in Lakeview Mountain Estates off Cookeville Highway in DeKalb County.
The call went out at around 2am in the morning. Several fire departments responded, but the mobile home was fully engulfed in flamed when they arrived.
The body, which was found inside the structure, has been sent for an autopsy.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation has stopped all lane closure activity on Tennessee interstates and state highways. Lane closure activity will remain suspended until January 2nd. The stoppage is to accommodate increased traffic volume during the Christmas and New Years holidays.
A few long-term closures remain in place for safety.
AAA predicts holiday travel will increase about 1.5 percent in Tennessee this year, with 2 million expected to travel by automobile in the Volunteer State between the Christmas and New Years holidays.
Federal regulators extended the deadline for consumers to enroll in health insurance until midnight Tuesday, Christmas Eve.
Healthcare.gov had record-breaking traffic this past weekend with more than 1 million visits to the site and 200,000 calls to the call center. Some users experienced long wait times accessing the call center, and others have reported difficulties resetting their accounts after becoming stuck in the system when they tried to sign up in October.
Monday was also a busy day on the site, but the system seemed to be working smoothly.
A preservation group has purchased a plot of land that includes two caves in Cumberland County.
The Southeastern Cave Conservancy has acquired the Run to the Mill Cave Preserve, a 75-acre plot of land in the southern part of Cumberland County. The organization will spend about $200,000 to acquire the land.
The purchase will open a caving resource that had been off-limits to cavers and outdoor enthusiasts for several years.
The cave recently was discovered to host what biologists believe to be one of Tennessee's largest hibernating populations of endangered Indiana bats.