Local News

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The Tennessee Court of Appeals court bewildered no reasonable legal observer on Thursday when it affirmed Cocke County Juvenile Court Judge Brad Lewis Davidson’s decision to terminate the parental rights of a couple who allegedly abused their infant son, who suffered from daunting birth defects.

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Hamblen County officials said Friday there is a “very low risk” of the novel coronavirus reaching East Tennessee, but are preparing for it in case it arrives.

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Fourth Judicial District Attorney General Jimmy Dunn has issued a statement arguing crime victims have the right to be free from harassment, intimidation and abuse throughout the criminal justice process, as guaranteed by the Crime Victims Bill of Rights.

Local Sports

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Both Lakeway Christian basketball teams will be looking for a NACA National Championship on Friday after the girls took down New Hope Academy Gold in the semifinals on Thursday afternoon, and the boys defeated Cornerstone Academy 57-42.

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It was a sweep for the Lakeway Christian girls basketball team on Wednesday in the NACA Nationals in Dayton, TN, taking down Wade Christian from Florida in the first round, 73-31, and Clarksville Christian in the quarterfinals, 67-37.

Announcements

Kendra Griffin and Nicholas Cook, of Morristown, announce the birth of a daughter, Marnie Elizabeth Reighn Cook, born Feb. 4, 2020 at University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Education

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While nationally, the Boy Scouts of America is facing bankruptcy, the local organization of the Great Smoky Mountain Council is assuring members that the court case does not affect local troops.

Obituaries

Nataley Jo Hough, 4 months, of Dandridge, passed away February…

Arts & Entertainment

PIGEON FORGE – Dollywood officials announced the free Pre-K Imagination Season Pass to celebrate the park’s milestone 35th anniversary season in 2020. With the pass, children born in 2015 or 2016 are able to visit Dollywood absolutely free for the entire 2020 season. Additionally, the pass a…

Once described as “the best thing that happened to romance since moonlight,” vocal group The Lettermen will take the stage at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 7th at 7:30 p.m.

All brides have this in common: they want to look and feel great on their special day. There… Read more