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A sinkhole has opened on U.S. Highway 11E, which has closed down one lane of the four-lane road, Tennessee Department of Transportation officials said.

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Two unrestrained teens were injured Monday when the vehicle in which they were riding hydroplaned on Interstate 40 in Cocke County.

Local Sports

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JOHNSON CITY — East Tennessee State University Director of Athletics Scott Carter announced on Monday that Jake Amos has been named the new head coach of the ETSU men’s golf program.

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GREENEVILLE — The Greeneville Reds have announced it’s 2019 Opening Day roster, which includes 14 players selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2019 draft, and one returnee from their inaugural season.


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Courtney and Roy Wallace, of Knoxville, announce the birth of a son, Graham Jacob Wallace, born April 19, 2019 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 lbs., 15 oz. Graham is the grandson of Mitzi (Jeff) Bratten of Bean Station, Ricky (Sandy) Trent of Talbott, and Cindy and Sonn…

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Cynthia Dalton and Andy Houseright, of Morristown, announce the birth of a son, Walker James Houseright, born May 20, 2019 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. He weighed 5 lbs., 8 oz. Walker is the brother of Tristen Ryland Houseright.

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Jessica and Chad Barnard, of Russellville, announce the birth of a daughter, Harper Grace Barnard, born April 18, 2019 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. She weighed 8 lbs., 7 oz. Harper is the granddaughter of Jeff and Christina Atkins of Bean Station, and Bill and Debbie Barnard of R…


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The Cocke County School Board was told that Director of Schools Manney Moore has been named Superintendent of the Year for the First District during the board’s meeting Thursday. The announcement was made by Dale Lynch, executive director for the Tennessee Organization of School Superintende…


Edward K. Vaughan of Rogersville, Tennessee, born in Appalachi…

Eula Kate Burkhart, 90 of Morristown, went to be with the Lord…

Truman Johnson, 73 of Whitesburg, passed away Monday, June 17,…

Arts & Entertainment

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The 9th Annual Popcorn Sutton Jam will be coming to Newport this weekend with a lineup of bands and vendors and music will be the focal point for the two-day festival.

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