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Hot meals for seniors; county takes on ETHRA funded programs

Hot meals for seniors are the net outcome of a somewhat confusing subject during the July meeting of ... Read more | Add your comment

Middlesboro preacher follows baseball religiously

Padgett has visited all Major League Baseball stadiums, seen all teams play How many baseball fans have traveled ... Read more | Add your comment

Petition drive on to keep convicted murderer in prison

Autumn Keck lost her father to a brutal murder when she was just three years old. Her father’s ... Read more | Add your comment

IRS warns of child tax credit scams

The Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division is warning taxpayers about Child Tax Credit-related scams, which criminals may ... Read more | Add your comment

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Driving under the influence of technology

The phone rings. You answer it. After all, every call is important, right? Same thing with a text message, or an alert from social media. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jeff Moreland.

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Church Events: Liberty Baptist Church Vacation Bible School continues

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 | Add your comment

by Jan Runions.

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Claiborne grand jury returns indictments

The Claiborne County Grand Jury returned several indictments during its latest session on July 16. Included in the batch were two separate true bills for ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 5:48 pm

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Tennessee Highway Patrol competes for best-looking cruiser award; Cast your vote here

Everyone in Tennessee knows the Tennessee Highway Patrol has the best-looking state highway patrol vehicle in the nation. Now we need your help to make ... Read more

by Special to The Claiborne Progress, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 2:19 pm

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Road work to begin at the national park

Roads in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park will be getting a much-needed facelift over the next few weeks. The National Park Service and the Federal ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 4:25 pm

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Area Happenings: St. Julian to hold free dinner, Mobile Lifehouse to run

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, July 20, 2021 2:44 pm

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Just a day in the life: the Thin Blue Line

As the public rushes to jobs, schools and other pursuits, we often forget who keeps us safe to do so. The Thin Blue Line represents ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Friday, July 16, 2021 4:28 pm

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McClure honored with scholarship endowment

The late Marc E. McClure spent a decade delving into his passion as a professor of history at Walters State Community College. McClure opened the ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Thursday, July 15, 2021 1:11 pm

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Area Happenings: Midway Elementary Open House dates inside our calendar

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, Thursday, July 15, 2021 11:28 am

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Bell Co. sheriff alerts public to scam

Bell County sheriff Mitch Williams has issued a warning to be on the lookout for the latest scam occurring in his Kentucky jurisdiction that could ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 3:40 pm

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Tazewell woman sustains brain injury, taken off life support

A Tazewell woman has left a community grieving her loss after a freak fall down a flight of basement steps left her with traumatic brain ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Sunday, July 11, 2021 2:45 pm

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Commissioner Mullins: ‘county vehicles should carry proper markings’

The Claiborne Commission will be exploring the idea during its next monthly meeting whether to have all county vehicles carry proper departmental markings. Commissioner Zach ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Friday, July 2, 2021 1:48 pm

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Student art goes virtual

The pandemic has produced one positive for those interested in local student art. While COVID-19 screening points are gone and masks are no longer required, ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Thursday, July 1, 2021 12:56 pm

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Man fighting extradition in 2019 shooting now in Claiborne County Jail

What was initially thought to have been a traffic accident quickly morphed into the site of an alleged murder scene. First responders and various members ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Wednesday, June 30, 2021 1:07 pm

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LMU-DCOM ranks high among U.S. News best grad schools

Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as #2 for schools that turn out the ... Read more

by Special to The Claiborne Progress, Wednesday, June 30, 2021 7:31 am

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Area Happenings: The Claiborne Hunger Ministry is open in its new location

The Claiborne County Hunger Ministry is open at its new location of 1199 Cedar Fork Road in Tazewell. Food distribution occurs each Wednesday, from 10 ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Tuesday, June 29, 2021 3:54 pm

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Commission nods to McNabb building purchase; 3 commissioners do 180 turn

It took a bit of time and a lot of talk, but the Claiborne Commission has finally said ‘yes’ to the purchase of the metal ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Saturday, June 26, 2021 3:46 pm

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Local motel site of interstate drug trafficking; kidnap, assault part of scenario

A Tazewell motel was the site last year of the kidnapping and assault of two people held at gunpoint in retaliation to recover money and ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Friday, June 25, 2021 6:30 pm

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Family Justice Center opens on July 1

On Aug. 1, a group of hard-working individuals began the arduous task of cleaning and repairing a county-owned building which had stood empty for a ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Friday, June 25, 2021 4:24 pm

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County infrastructure gets shot in arm; work to begin on Powell River Bridge

Claiborne County infrastructure has been given a monetary shot in the arm via two grants. The combined funds will go to the $770,000 project to ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Friday, June 25, 2021 1:19 pm

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Church Events: Mobile Lifehouse Food Pantry on June 26

Ongoing indefinitely Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church is holding nightly revival services beginning at 7 p.m. each evening. The King James version of the Bible ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Saturday, June 19, 2021 12:18 pm

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Area Happenings: MEDIC Mobile to be at Value RX June 23

JUNE 23 MEDIC is in critical need of all blood types. All who donate will be in the running for a $1,000 e-gift card to ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Saturday, June 19, 2021 12:12 pm

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Claiborne Habitat – ‘a hand up, not a hand out’

A house is more than just a home, especially when it’s earned by hundreds of hours of sweat equity alongside volunteers whose only mission that ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Saturday, June 19, 2021 11:43 am

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Road rage nets altercation, firearms, drugs

A disgruntled driver decided to engage the occupants of a second vehicle in a public physical altercation following what was later determined as an intentional ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Thursday, June 17, 2021 2:06 pm

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Roop rides 61 miles…with a little help from a friend

Riding 61 miles on HWY 58 from Harrogate, Tennessee, to Jonesville, Virginia, can be quite taxing considering that the mileage equals my current birthday age. ... Read more

by Special to The Claiborne Progress, Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:09 am

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Driver runs from police; goes on ramming spree

A high-speed chase around midnight has resulted today in the arrests of four people charged with attempting to outrun what would become a convoy of ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 4:34 pm

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt earns top honors from U.S. News & World Report

Ranked No. 1 Children’s Hospital in Tennessee and the entire Southeast Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has once again been named a national ... Read more

by Special to The Claiborne Progress, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 3:49 pm