Local News

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A Hawkins County man was arrested Monday and charged with aggravated robbery in the Feb. 26 drug heist at the West Andrew Johnson Highway CVS pharmacy, authorities say.

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Editor’s Note: The names of the Holiday Hope Fund recipients have been changed to protect the identity of the family.

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Hamblen County is decreasing its population of state jail inmates in an effort to comply with a request by the state fire marshal’s office to lower population numbers or face a mandatory reduction.

Local Sports

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GALLATIN — After the opening period, the outcome was never in doubt. Walters State buried TCCAA rival Volunteer State 70-52 Saturday, on a day where they Lady Senators seemingly could not miss from the floor.

Announcements

Nikkie and Brandon Burchett, of Sneedville, announce the birth of a son, Nicholas Lansen Burchett, born Nov. 18, 2019 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. He weighed 8 lbs., 1 oz. Nicholas is the brother of Lane and Jensen Burchett, and the grandson of Chris and Teresa Mahan, Allen and T…

Gordon and Rachel Ollis Jacobs will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Dec. 5, 2019.

Education

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One of Walters State’s most senior faculty members will deliver the commencement address to the 57th graduating class on Dec. 13.

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Lincoln Memorial University will hold its Fall Commencement exercises at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, in Tex Turner Arena on the main campus in Harrogate.

Obituaries

Arts & Entertainment

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Rose Center Council for the Arts invites all Lakeway residents to join them in celebrating the holiday season with several holiday events for the entire family.

Zoo Knoxville celebrates the magic of the season with a special after-hours holiday event. Winter Nights presented by Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union will take place Thursday, Dec. 12 through Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, from 5 to 8 p.m. each evening.