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East Tennessee Olympian Claire Donahue advances to 100 meter butterfly finals

East Tennessee Olympian Claire Donahue advances to 100 meter butterfly finals

Update: Donahue finished 5th in the semifinals with a time of 57.42. She has qualified for the finals that will take place Sunday.

LONDON - Being awakened by fireworks Friday night didn't disturb Claire Donahue this morning.

The 23-year-old from Lenoir City, Tenn., advanced to semifinals of the 100-meter butterfly at the Olympic Games. Donahue's time of 58.06 seconds ranks seventh out of the 16 swimmers who advanced.

Donahue, a Western Kentucky graduate, was sleeping in the Olympic Village until the sound of fireworks from the opening ceremony awakened her.

Rafting fun for everyone can be found in Cocke County

Rafting fun for everyone can be found in Cocke County

 "Rafting in the Smokies has been in business for 34 years," says General Manager Claudette Geoffrion, who has been with them for 24 of those years.  "We have 2 different trips.  We have the upper Pigeon River which is for 8 years old and up and it's a class 3 or 4 rapids. We have the lower section for 3 years old on up and folks that don't want as much as action."

   The facility sits right off exit 447 of Interstate 40 in Hartford, Tennessee. Two years ago, they expanded to add more features.