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THP to conduct sobriety checkpoint; inside our Area Happenings

JUNE 18 ETHRA will distribute USDA Commodities on June 18, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at ... Read more | Add your comment

Commission workshop recycles same concerns about McNabb program

The county could be a baby step closer to opting into the Helen Ross McNabb Drug Program for ... Read more | Add your comment

Tourism org honors late Gap mayor

The Cumberland Gap Region Tourism Association (CGRTA) has honored the late Bill McGaffey with the creation of a ... Read more | Add your comment

Treece added to public defender’s office as intern attorney

Claiborne County resident Meghan Treece has been added to the Office of Public Defender for the 8th Judicial ... Read more | Add your comment

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An innocent man is hanged in the mountains

By Jadon Gibson Guest Columnist The trapdoor of the scaffold wasn’t working properly and Sheriff Wilburn Killen of Wise County, Virginia, beat on it for ... Read more | Add your comment

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UT Extension to hold workshops on preserving food

Juicy ripe peaches, fresh green beans, sweet blackberry jam, and crunchy dill pickles… nothing tastes better than home-canned foods. For many, preserving these and other ... Read more | Add your comment

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PVEC sends students to D.C.; short stories got them there

The annual Washington Youth Tour, sponsored by Powell Valley Electric Cooperative, teaches students the value of the written word while opening eyes to the complexities ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Saturday, June 5, 2021 10:28 am

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Justice pleads guilty to 96 counts of rape, incest

Dominique Rashad Justice, 28, pleaded guilty today to a total of 96 counts of a sexual nature. Justice admitted to 28 counts of the rape ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Friday, June 4, 2021 2:21 pm

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Baird resigns from E-911 after ‘demotion’

Veteran dispatcher Mary Jo Baird has resigned following what is essentially a ‘demotion’ as interim director of the Claiborne E-911 system. The Claiborne Emergency Communications ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Friday, June 4, 2021 12:25 pm

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Kids College back on campus

Walters State Community College (WSCC) is rolling out its 2021 edition of Kid’s College. Unlike last year, the college will be live and in-person on ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 6:09 pm

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Candida Sullivan: ‘We can choose our thoughts’

God gave us a choice. Sometimes, when life feels uncomfortable and I feel as if I am drowning in my heartaches, I can’t see my ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 2:07 pm

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Our newest Church Events

The deadline for submitting Area Happenings, Church Events, Cemetery News, Reunions or Society items is Thursday at noon. See our website each week for a ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Friday, May 28, 2021 1:26 pm

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Cosby chronicles ‘3 dead horses’

“I want justice! Justice for everyone that has suffered at the hands of these corrupt people and justice for what they have put me and ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Thursday, May 27, 2021 11:03 am

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The Claiborne Hunger Ministry Reopens, details in Area Happenings

The deadline for submitting Area Happenings, Church Events, Cemetery News, Reunions or Society items is Thursday at noon. See our website each week for a ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Wednesday, May 26, 2021 3:43 pm

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Comptroller: ‘prepare for 2021 redistricting’

Jason E. Mumpower, TN Comptroller of the Treasury, says he is making sure all 95 counties across the state are ready to take action on ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Thursday, May 20, 2021 11:35 am

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Commissioners kick hot-button issues to workshop

The Claiborne Commission will be digging further into the particulars of two hot-button topics during a workshop scheduled for June 7. The proposal to reduce ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:32 am

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Comptroller hires former US attorney as chief investigative counsel

Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury Jason E. Mumpower has announced the hiring of former United States Attorney Mike Dunavant to serve as Chief Investigative Counsel ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2:44 pm

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TWF honors conservation leaders

The Tennessee Wildlife Federation (TWF) is one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to the conservation of the state wildlife and natural resources. The ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2:08 pm

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MEDIC to hold blood drive at Food City

The MEDIC Regional Blood Center Mobile bus will be at the Tazewell Food City on May 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with its ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 8:16 pm

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Church Events include revivals, VBS, Memorial Day services

The deadline for submitting Area Happenings, Church Events, Cemetery News, Reunions or Society items is Thursday at noon. See our website each week for a ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:43 pm

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CAB Resources, food pantry, MEDIC in county this week

The deadline for submitting Area Happenings, Church Events, Cemetery News, Reunions or Society items is Thursday at noon. See our website each week for a ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 12:26 pm

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Seniors bestow royalty

Claiborne and Cumberland Gap High Schools were lit up with party décor and exuberant smiles as seniors dressed to the nines took to the gymnasiums ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Sunday, May 16, 2021 10:04 am

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County to revisit McNabb drug program, reducing commissioners

The Claiborne Commission will be revisiting two hot-button topics during its next meeting slated for May 17. The commissioners will be reconsidering the Helen Ross ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Friday, May 14, 2021 2:36 pm

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DA partners with work-based learning program

Students at Claiborne High School are reaping the benefits of a work-based learning and internship program sponsored by Christy Brooks, Career & Technical Education teacher. ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 2:37 pm

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CGRTA to hold annual awards at Burkau Park

The Cumberland Gap Region Tourism Association (CGRTA) is holding its Annual Awards Ceremony this year on the Burkau Park Stage in downtown Cumberland Gap. The ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:30 pm

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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 now providing the services of Meg Roberts, ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Thursday, May 6, 2021 2:28 pm

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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 camp registration. Sign up to be a ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Thursday, May 6, 2021 1:43 pm

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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. See our website each week for a ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 4:11 pm

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Domestic violence program expands coverage

A program created in 2019 to give domestic violence survivors and those who are victims of stalking, human trafficking and sexual offenses a bit more ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 3:55 pm

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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