Local News

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A Bailey, Tennessee woman faces charges in connection with a Monday evening crash in Parrottsville which damaged a fire hydrant.

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After hearing the emergency communications system is “in near failure,” the Hawkins County Commission Monday night approved up to $425,000 for new emergency communications equipment to improve contact between first responders.

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Kathy Holt, Senior Specialist with Save the Children, says a food distribution through the Farmers to Families Food Box Program has been scheduled for Cocke County.

Local Sports

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The Morristown East girls’ and Morristown West boys’ golf team did not have any luck in the Region 1 - Large School golf tournament at Ridgefield’s Country Club in Kingsport on Monday.

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NEW TAZEWELL – Claiborne head coach Nathan Medlin handed out shirts to his team last week with the inscription “fear the veer” on the front in reference to the offensive set the Bulldogs play. With the way Medlin’s squad keeps rolling up points while at the same time employing a shut-down de…

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NEW TAZEWELL – Claiborne girls golf coach Scott Payne has been with two members of his team for a very long time and now he gets to see them try to put a cap on their high school careers with the ultimate prize: a state championship.

Announcements

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Anna Ladd and Jenkins Pridgen, of Talbott, announce the birth of a daughter, Mila Jo Pridgen, born Aug. 31, 2020 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. She weighed 5 lbs., 1 oz. She is the sister of Mariah and Kinslie Pridgen, and the granddaughter of Mike and Karen Ladd, and Betty Jo Pridgen.

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A drop-in baby shower was held July 19 for first-time parents Katey (Hopkins) and Daniel Rossie of Maryville at the home of Aundrea Hopkins in Talbott.

Education

From behind the large windows enclosing Lakeway’s security office, you can see students and staff moving around the halls. The security office sits at the front of the building overlooking the large commons area, lending a wide view of the activity of our school.

Walters State Community College conferred 753 associate degrees and technical certificates during a virtual commencement ceremony. Mike Keith, the voice of the Tennessee Titans, shared encouraged the new graduated in a taped commencement speech. The ceremony can be viewed on the college’s Yo…

Obituaries

Ronald Williams, 68, of Sneedville, passed away Saturday, Sept…

Arts & Entertainment

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The Rose Center Board of Directors announces the cancellation of this year’s Mountain Makins Festival, due to the current COVID-19 health crisis.

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Each September, we raise awareness of the dangers of rabies through World Rabies Day. Read more