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Grainger County Parks & Recreation and the City of Rutledge invites everyone to the second Annual Trunk or Treat Event to be held at the Grainger County Courthouse in Rutledge on Halloween Night, Saturday, October 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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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.


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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.


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…


Robert Holbrook, 80, of Bulls Gap, passed away Friday, Septemb…

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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