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Lake City Council to vote on name change to "Rocky Top" today

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Brenda West, with Volunteer Express Tobacco in Lake City, talks with customer Billy Byrge. They say they are strong supporters of the plan to rename Lake City as Rocky Top. Photo by Bob Fowler/News Sentinel Brenda West, with Volunteer Express Tobacco in Lake City, talks with customer Billy Byrge. They say they are strong supporters of the plan to rename Lake City as Rocky Top. Photo by Bob Fowler/News Sentinel

LAKE CITY (News Sentinel) - Folks here are high on "Rocky Top."

The move to rename this town of 1,800 after the title of the wildly popular bluegrass ditty and University of Tennessee sports fight song goes up for a crucial vote this afternoon by City Council.

It's expected to pass, likely with no dissenting vote.

"If this don't go through, I'll be madder'n poo," said Brenda West, who works at Volunteer Express Tobacco and sprinkles terms of endearment in conversations with longtime customers and strangers alike.

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