Morris Boulevard Food City to host Medic Blood Drive

The Medic Regional Blood Center will conduct a “Roll up your Sleeve” blood drive from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday at Food City on East Morris Boulevard in Morristown.

Each donor will receive a free Medic gift, plus a coupon for Texas Roadhouse. All blood types are needed due to a drop in supplies.

For more information, contact Felecia Rhodes, donor recruiter/paramedic, at 865-521-2670 or 865-719-9654.

Hawkins County woman to plead guilty to meth charges

Hawkins County resident Erika Faith Lovell indicated Monday she will plead guilty to conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of crystal methamphetamine, a charge that’s normally accompanied by a 10-year, minimum-mandatory federal prison term, according to court documents.

Lovell was a lock for a 50-gram conviction in March 2018 when a Hawkins County Sheriff’s Department detective stopped her vehicle in Church Hill and confiscated 70 grams of crystal meth and $2,668 in suspected drug-sales proceeds.

Lovell told deputies that she had sold an ounce of crystal meth shortly before the traffic stop, according to her plea agreement.

The Hawkins County detective stopped Lovell because he knew her driver’s license was suspended. It’s not clear when Lovell will appear in court to formally admit guilt.