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Gov't Workers Head Back to Work, Play Catch-Up

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - One of the most visible signs of the government shutdown finally ended Thursday afternoon.
 
The Army Corps of Engineers re-opened 11 Middle Tennessee parks that were closed October 4th including Canal, Hurricane Creek, Lock A, Defeated Creek, Dale Hollow Dam, Seven Points, Cages Bend, Cedar Creek, Kendall, Waitsboro and Fall Creek.
 
During that closure many employees were furloughed like Ranger Noel Smith.
 
"Glad they were resolved and glad to be back to work," said Smith.
 
Smith and other Corps employees got the news early Thursday morning to return to work.
 
Andreas Patterson says she found 543 emails waiting for her.
 
A lot of those emails involve land requests for the Army Corps Of Engineers.
 
"Even though I was furloughed requests still were coming in so those requests I'm gonna have to deal with," said Patterson.

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