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Turning wrenches, chasing dreams series: Colby Long

Colby Long defines himself as a simple dude that likes race cars, a lot. He is the son ... Read more | Add your comment

Former Claiborne sheriff takes plea agreement

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spent years gathering evidence against former Claiborne County Sheriff David Ray, who was ... Read more | Add your comment

Turning Wrenches, Chasing Dreams series: Aaron Guinn

Aaron Guinn is the son of James and Karen Guinn. The family has been racing in some form ... Read more | Add your comment

Photo gallery: Sahara Dust 2020

A large plume of Sahara dust hit the East Tennessee area June 27. The 5,000 mile long area ... Read more | Add your comment

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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 | Add your comment

by Jan Runions.

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TDHS extends electronic benefits deadline

Families across Tennessee still have time to apply for an important program designed to help support them through the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tennessee Department of ... Read more | Add your comment

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Local athletic trainers met June 29th at LeConte Medical Center for training updates

The Covenant Health Sports Medicine Team met to discuss and review the latest updates and topics in Sports Medicine.  Topics that were discussed were: Customer ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 7:36 pm

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The Chevrolet Corvette held its birthday June 30.

Chevrolet has been producing the Corvette since June 30, 1953. It is considered by many to be America’s first true sports car. The first Corvette ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 7:34 pm

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Claiborne High names new AD

Claiborne High School officially announced the hire of a new Athletic Director, July 2. With the departure of Jeff Stephenson to the Alpha School the ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 7:29 pm

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Eagle nation announces new boy’s basketball coach

Eagle nation was shook to the core when Coach Brandon Clawson released the news that he would not return as boy’s basketball coach. H.Y. Livesay ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 7:26 pm

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Jeff Sziksai named Panthers AD

The Lincoln Memorial University and Harrogate community was shocked to hear that baseball coach / manager Jeff Sziksai was stepping away from baseball. Coach Six, ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 7:16 pm

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Josh Schertz earns coach of the year honors

Lincoln Memorial University men’s Basketball Coach named Division Two Coach of the year. Schertz is no stranger to awards and following this season he is ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 7:14 pm

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CGHS band holds June camp

The 2020-2021 school year will definitely have a different look and it even shows in the way band camps are held. Despite this, the music ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 7:11 pm

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FBI looking for murder suspect, offers reward for arrest and conviction

Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge Joseph Carrico announced today a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Tomier ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 4:09 pm

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5th annual ‘Clays for Children’ a go

District Attorney General Jared Effler and staff have announced the “5th Annual Clays for Children Sporting Clays” will be held as scheduled on Sept. 25, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, June 27, 2020 11:19 am

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Combat veteran earns nursing degree

It looks as though combat veteran Joshua Shek knows himself well. Shek spent 10 years as a U.S. Army medic helping people in the midst ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Friday, June 26, 2020 3:25 pm

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Mail-in vote option under fire, state battling issue in appeals court

The ruling to expand the voter mail-in option to all registered voters has netted major repercussions as state officials scramble to appeal the decision. Davidson ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Friday, June 26, 2020 12:27 pm

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Beeler signs with Pioneers

Former Claiborne Bulldog Kade Beeler signed to play basketball with Tusculum University, June 15 in a small ceremony held at Claiborne High School. Kade has ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:28 pm

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Atkins signs with Tusculum

Daniel Atkins made a dream come true June 15 when he signed to play basketball with the Pioneers of Tusculum University. Atkins was the team ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:26 pm

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Athletic trainers have expanded roles

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our daily lifestyle but for athletic trainers the change has been sudden and dramatic. Athletic trainers have to be in ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:24 pm

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Josh Sneed builds Tootle Estes tribute car

Josh Sneed debuted his Tootle Estes tribute car June 13 at West Haven Speed Equipment in front of 100 race fans. The late Tootle Estes ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:22 pm

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Turning Wrenches, Chasing Dreams Series: Matthew Holt

Matthew Holt is the son of Jeff and Michelle Holt. He was brought to the track as an infant and he has the love of ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:19 pm

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WSCC hosts ‘Laura & friends’ via virtual format

The Walters State Community College Foundation invites all to a very special concert, “Laura and Friends.” Hosted by Laura Ritter, assistant dean of humanities at ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:21 pm

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Feds charge man with inciting riot, Snapchat posts against police

U.S. Attorney J. Douglas Overbey and FBI Special-Agent-in Charge Joseph E. Carrico announced the unsealing of a federal criminal complaint against Dominic Brown, 18, of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:56 pm

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Tabled resolution fails, will it affect budget audit?

Failure of Resolution 2020-034 resulted in some scratching of heads as some spectators wondered if the state comptroller will have a problem come time to ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:07 am

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WSCC reports 1st COVID-19 case

On June 19, Walters State Community College received its first report of a positive COVID-19 case. The individual who self-reported the positive case attended a ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:03 am

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Racing community mourns loss of Doc Petty

Doc Petty was a great person. That’s said about many people but Petty had a history of doing good things to back up that claim. ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Friday, June 19, 2020 10:03 am

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Swann goes from Walters State to Yale

Andrew Swann says he wasn’t quite sure about college life when he first enrolled four years ago at Walters State Community College. “I did not ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Thursday, June 18, 2020 10:27 pm

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Three arrested on drug, other charges

A lengthy investigation by detectives of the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office has netted the arrest of three men charged with an assortment of illegal narcotics ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Thursday, June 18, 2020 10:24 pm

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Homesteader, Inc. to pay back wages to 400-plus employees

Dept. of Labor investigation reveals overtime violations The U. S. Department of Labor issued its findings on June 10, incriminating Homesteader, Inc. for violating statutes ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Thursday, June 18, 2020 10:00 pm

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Panthers football practicing under pandemic guidelines

Cumberland Gap football opened it’s summer workouts up June 1 with guidance from the state government and the local school board. Social distancing is being ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Thursday, June 18, 2020 12:55 pm