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Public defender gets forensic social worker

The Office of Public Defender for the 8th Judicial District is benefiting from a pilot program that is ... Read more | Add your comment

Girl Scouts extend membership drive for summer camps

The Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians will offer a limited-time extended membership just in time for summer ... Read more | Add your comment

Area Happenings are heating up, special drawing during blood drive

The deadline for submitting Area Happenings, Church Events, Cemetery News, Reunions or Society items is Thursday at noon. ... Read more | Add your comment

Domestic violence program expands coverage

A program created in 2019 to give domestic violence survivors and those who are victims of stalking, human ... Read more | Add your comment

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Book sale at the Claiborne Library one of many area happenings

NOW-MAY 16 Claiborne Walks: the UT/Claiborne County Extension Office in conjunction with the Claiborne County Health Council is spearheading Claiborne Walks, a series of walks ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jan Runions.

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Clinch-Powell, Nature Conservancy launch community fund

Clinch-Powell is announcing an upcoming grant opportunity in partnership with The Nature Conservancy that will support nature-based economic and community development in the region. The ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jan Runions.

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Tennessee man guilty of dozen robberies, faces life in prison

A man could face life in prison after he was convicted of participating in a dozen robberies of small businesses in Kentucky, Tennessee, and North ... Read more

by Kentucky Today, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 7:55 am

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New Tazewell man dies in crash

A New Tazewell resident is dead as a result of a two-vehicle accident late Monday afternoon. Kenneth Widner, 53, was traveling southbound on Cumberland Gap ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 1:30 pm

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Estep hears plea agreements in Claiborne Sessions Court

Judge Robert Estep heard several plea agreements recently in Claiborne Sessions Court, including one for Marcus Jake Middleton, 25, charged with two counts of assault. ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Monday, May 3, 2021 6:23 pm

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Lutherans dedicate new chapel with overflow attendance

An overflowing crowd of well-wishers were in attendance on April 25 to dedicate the new Chapel of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, located just three ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Friday, April 30, 2021 11:50 am

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Local schools earn STEM grant via TVA

Four area schools are getting $5,000 each to use in furthering their individual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and MATH) projects courtesy of the Tennessee Valley ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Friday, April 30, 2021 10:43 am

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Former state representative Eldridge appointed to state election commission

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  Jimmy Eldridge, a former State Representative from legislative district 73 has been appointed to the Tennessee State Election Commission to fill a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, April 28, 2021 11:25 am

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Marsy’s Law fails in criminal justice subcommittee

The House Criminal Justice Subcommittee failed in a close vote to move Marsy’s Law for Tennessee (HJR0044) forward during its most recent session, disappointing Tennessee ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:26 am

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RAM to offer free dental, vision, medical services May 1-2

Remote Area Medical (RAM), a major nonprofit provider of pop-up clinics delivering dental, vision and medical care to underserved and uninsured individuals, will return to ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 1:14 pm

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‘I am asking for your help’; Nichols talks animal shelter fundraiser

Carl Nichols, who is the secretary for the Claiborne County Animal Shelter, says he hopes everyone will get onboard with a fundraiser that will help ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 11:01 am

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Panthers pick up 3-0 win over Harriman

The Cumberland Gap Panthers took on the Harriman Blue Devils in Cumberland Gap on Friday. The Panthers dominated throughout the game. Senior Jon Graves led ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 7:14 am

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Gap middle schoolers pick up win on eighth-grade night

The Cumberland Gap Middle School Panthers battled their way to a 10-9 victory during a tough matchup with Rutledge Middle School. Hudson Harris, Tate Murphy, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 7:11 am

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Bulldogs honor seniors

The Claiborne Bulldogs recognized seniors Chase Foster and Wesley Brooks during their recent game at home against Hancock County. The Bulldogs picked up the 13-3 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 27, 2021 7:09 am

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Public Records for April 25

The following public records are the only public records that have been made available to the Claiborne Progress. If you feel that there has been ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Sunday, April 25, 2021 5:16 pm

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Walking for justice; crime victims remembered

All branches of law enforcement along with members of the 8th Judicial District came together on April 20 to remember those who have suffered by ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Saturday, April 24, 2021 1:43 pm

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Purchase nixed by commissioners amid rumors of ‘kickback’

The Claiborne Commission decided by a vote of 11 to 10 not to move forward with the purchase of a metal building belonging to Pump ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Friday, April 23, 2021 1:19 pm

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Rx drug take back day set for April 24

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has set aside April 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., for the public to rid their homes of potentially ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Friday, April 23, 2021 11:27 am

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Yoakum earns Good Scout Award; banquet raises $19,000

Family, friends and well wishers gathered together to honor the lifetime achievements of Eleanor Yoakum during the annual banquet of the Smokey Mountain Council of ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:45 am

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County says ‘no’ to McNabb program building; commissioners split

The $500,000 in grant funds was awarded to the county. The Helen Ross McNabb Center was onboard with the project, offering its Women’s Jail to ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 4:59 pm

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‘Last Saturday in Cumberland Gap’ first event since 2019

The “Last Saturday in April: Antique Event” will take place inside the historic town of Cumberland Gap on April 24, rain or shine. More than ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 11:27 am

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YARN in the Gap; a free community concert

A free concert is happening this weekend inside the historic town of Cumberland Gap. The concert, slated for the evening of April 24, will feature ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 11:15 am

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Tennessee church’s kids ‘buy the farm’ for missions

By LONNIE WILKEY, Baptist and Reflector GORDONSVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – New Middleton Baptist Church began a Kids on Mission program in 2017 in an effort ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 7:08 am

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Cameron files brief in support of Tenn. abortion waiting-period law

Attorney General Daniel Cameron is leading a coalition of 21 state attorneys general, in filing a friend of the court brief urging the U.S. Supreme ... Read more

by Tom Latek, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 7:05 am

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CCSO deputies complete academy training

The Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office has just thickened its thin blue line by two members who spent the last 12 weeks entrenched in everything law ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Monday, April 19, 2021 10:00 am

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Public Records for 4-16-21

The following public records are the only public records that have been made available to the Claiborne Progress. If you feel that there has been ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Friday, April 16, 2021 3:11 pm

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Estep handles plea agreements

Judge Robert Estep handled several plea agreements in Claiborne Sessions Court, including one for Webb Gary Bussell. Bussell, charged with one count of assault, was ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:33 pm