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Facing a 4 p.m. plea deadline and mountains of rock-solid government proof - perhaps including a legally lethal dose of inadvertent, anxiety-related self-incrimination - Hamblen County Trustee John Baskette resigned Friday afternoon in a job-related prosecution.

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The Cocke County Partnership and Walters State Community College on Friday announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission has provided a $147,000 grant for workforce training.

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Tennesseans across the state wearing purple, practicing brain health, and decorating offices, classrooms and homes to raise awareness and funds to support Alzheimer’s Tennessee during the 5th Anniversary of Purple Out Tennessee next week, Sept. 16-20, 2019.

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Rochelle and Chris Baxley, of Bulls Gap, announce the birth of a son, Amos Lynn Baxley, born Aug. 7, 2019 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. He weighed 7 lbs., 10 oz. Amos is the brother of Abel Stone Baxley, and the grandson of Alvin and Melissa Baxley, and Robert and Sherry Martin.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee (Bob and Gwen) Cates celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. The couple was honored at a reception the next day hosted by Brock and Kathy Henry at Talbott Baptist Church.

Education

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The Cocke County Partnership and Walters State Community College on Friday announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission has provided a $147,000 grant for workforce training.

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Tennesseans across the state wearing purple, practicing brain health, and decorating offices, classrooms and homes to raise awareness and funds to support Alzheimer’s Tennessee during the 5th Anniversary of Purple Out Tennessee next week, Sept. 16-20, 2019.

Obituaries

Donna Lyn Potter of Marion, North Carolina, passed away Wednes…

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Dorothy Ann Cagle, 78, passed away peacefully on September 12 …

Jeri Ochampaugh, 69, passed away Friday at home. Arrangements …

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Ramona Barringer, age 81, passed away Friday, September 13, 20…

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Scottish and Irish entertainers will vie for attention with the Bagpipe & Drum Band Playoff Challenge at the 13th-annual Dandridge Scots-Irish Festival, which will take place on Main Street in downtown Dandridge on Sept. 28.

Businesses have an opportunity and a calling to support community initiatives. Now more than… Read more