Hawkins kindergarten registration set

Hawkins County Schools will hold kindergarten registration on Friday, April 26 and Friday, May 3. Registration will be from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

Students wishing to register should be five years old on or before August 15.

Please bring the following documents to registration:

• Proof of residency

• Social Security Card

• Birth Certificate

• Proof of Physical and Immunizations

• Custody papers, if applicable

Students should register at the school they are zoned to attend.

New Market VFD to host John Fee Saturday

New Market Fire Department will welcome John Fee and the Honky Tonk Playboys, and Travis Solomon on steel from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., this Saturday at the fire hall, located off U.S. Highway 11E.

Admission is $5, with free admission for children under five years of age. Concessions will be available.

Bring the whole family and come for clean fun. For more information, call 865-475-4064.

Walters State spring concert set for Saturday

The Walters State Community Concert Band will present its spring concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the “Z” Buda Assembly Hall and Gymnasium on the Morristown Campus. The concert is free and is open to the public.

The band performs under the direction of Tom Shupe and Ron Grizzel. Band members include Walters State students and community members ranging in age from high school to retired. The band has over 70 members, including many area band directors.

The concert includes the “Host of Freedom” march, “Sinatra in Concert” “Malaguena and “America the Beautiful.”

The concert is performed in two acts with a 15-minute intermission

Driver uninjured in Greene County tractor-trailer crash

A Gatlinburg man escaped serious injury on Tuesday when his tractor trailer load of Bush Beans went out of control on Highway 321 in Greene County.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says the 11:55 am incident occurred near the Oregon Trail Road intersection.

Trooper David Good said Sammy Mosley, 67 was operating a 2017 Freightliner northbound, when while negotiating a curve, the rig left the roadway on the right side, striking a tree and then overturning.

Much of the load of canned beans was thrown out.

The driver was given a warning for failure to maintain his lane.

Driver injured after falling asleep at I-81/I-40 junction

Traffic was tied up for some time following a single vehicle crash at the southbound Interstate 81 and eastbound Interstate 40 junction Tuesday morning in Jefferson County.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said the 7:30 am crash occurred when Guillermo Rojas, 51, Murrayville, GA., was traveling onto the I-81 northbound lanes.

“The driver drove straight through the curve, down the hill toward I-40 eastbound. Then the 2005 Nissan Titan struck a tree, and rolled down the remainder of the hill.”

The driver was extricated from the vehicle by Jefferson County emergency personnel and transported to the UT Medical Center.

“The driver did not appear to be intoxicated and stated he fell asleep at the wheel,” the report says.