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The utility is working with telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent SA on the project.

EPB provides service to more than 169,000 residents in a 600-square-mile area in southeastern Tennessee and northwestern Georgia.


Presidents Park to close this month

YORKTOWN | A Virginia attraction that features giant busts of 43 U.S. presidents is closing by month’s end.

Presidents Park in Yorktown has announced it’s closing on Sept. 30, according to its website and the Daily Press of Newport News, which first reported the closing on Monday.

Founder Everette H. Newman III said the attraction will liquidate the property and its assets. He said 350,000 visitors have toured the park since its opening in 2004.

The park will close without the likeness of President Obama. It was attempting to raise $60,000 to build and install the 16- to 18-foot tall steel-and-concrete bust.

From wire dispatches and staff reports