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In the Land of Dollywood, a Mayor Faces a Life-or-Death Decision

Mike Werner must translate Trump’s desires to reality in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

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Mayors on the Pandemic Frontlines

The word came down from Washington to Nashville and from Nashville to Gatlinburg.

Now Mike Werner, mayor of the Tennessee tourist town, population 4,150, is facing the most difficult choice of his 21-year career in city government.