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Protecting man’s best friend, K9 Major gets armor

It seems the most natural of things for man and dog to bond, sharing respect and love for ... Read more | Add your comment

Commissioners ask state to reduce veteran property taxes

The Claiborne Commission would like to see the state draft legislation that would reduce property taxes for veteran ... Read more | Add your comment

Photo gallery: Claiborne Progress 1st and hopefully only virtual Christmas parade

Here are some memories from the New Tazewell Merchants Christmas Parade. I know many people were looking forward ... Read more | Add your comment

VIDEO: Highway patrol launches Thanksgiving safety campaign

Commissioner Jeff Long of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDSOHS) and Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) ... Read more | Add your comment


Give the gift of Tennessee history this Christmas

This holiday season, give the history lover or proud Tennessean on your list the Tennessee State Capitol: A Tennessee Treasure, a new coffee-table style book ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Tennessee Wildcats

Tennessee is home to the wildcats. Not a sports team but actual wild cats. The number one cat that Tennessee has in it’s hills and ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.


Tennessee deer hunters may be on a record pace

When COVID-19 hit there were many people who were quarantined at home but used the opportunity of work to do more hunting and fishing. With ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:04 am


Panthers finish as Volunteer League runner up

The Cumberland Gap Panthers “Hoppers” little league football team had a special season. They knocked off one team after the other until there were no ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:36 pm


Governor to display local artist’s work

One of the biggest draws to the Tennessee governor’s mansion is the annual Holiday Tour of Trees. This year, a local artist’s work will be ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Saturday, November 21, 2020 12:13 pm


Claiborne county mayor mandates masks

Claiborne mayor Joe Brooks issued a mandate Friday evening requiring all county residents to wear a face covering while in public spaces or inside any ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Saturday, November 21, 2020 5:01 am


Criminal court schedules altered

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Tennessee Supreme Court and the Criminal Court for the 8th Judicial District have altered the schedule for ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Friday, November 20, 2020 12:39 pm


Today is 45th annual Great American Smokeout

Cancer patients and survivors are marking the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) 45th annual Great American Smokeout today by calling on state lawmakers to protect the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, November 19, 2020 8:18 am


Commissioners talk grant app, in-house engineer

The Claiborne Commission spent some time discussing the merits of hiring an in-house engineer to handle future projects. The discussion broke during consideration of Resolution ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 11:08 am


Photo gallery: Panthers to play for Volunteer Football League championship, November 14

To say we are proud of these boys would be a understatement. They have worked so hard to get to where they are. They have ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Friday, November 13, 2020 8:43 pm


Photo gallery: Peyton Wilder signs to play golf at LMU

Peyton Wilder, family, coaches, teammates, school officials and friends met in the library at Cumberland Gap High School to witness him become a member of ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 5:40 pm


Planners to submit updated subdivision regs

The Claiborne Regional Planning Commission spent over two years meticulously updating regulations that will assist those wanting to subdivide county land to do so according ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:08 am


Print edition of The Progress will be delivered Thursday

This week’s edition of The Claiborne Progress will be delivered via U.S. Mail on Thursday, Nov. 12 due to the Veterans Day holiday. We apologize ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, November 10, 2020 9:02 am


Red Devils basketball halted by COVID-19

Midway Elementary School had to make another decision about scholastic sports, November 8 because COVID-19 has been confirmed in the school and the tracing was ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Monday, November 9, 2020 7:29 pm

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Panthers eliminated from playoffs by Rebels

Cumberland Gap football struggled this season with injuries but they earned their playoff spot. Their opponent November 6 was the South Greene Rebels. They are ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Saturday, November 7, 2020 9:12 pm

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Claiborne Bulldogs fall short in playoffs

There was once a team of CYFC Super Grasscutters during the 2012 season that made it all the way to the championship game but lost ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Saturday, November 7, 2020 8:59 pm

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Photo gallery: Bulldogs versus Tigers

Claiborne hosted Pigeon Forge, November 6, for a huge opening round playoff game. The Tigers came in and took the win by the final score ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Friday, November 6, 2020 10:26 pm


Unofficial election results show clear nod to alcohol

By a vote of nearly two-to-one, New Tazewell residents gave the nod to city package stores selling alcoholic beverages. The unofficial results show that a ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Friday, November 6, 2020 9:59 am


Breaking down: Panthers versus Rebels

Cumberland Gap has had a difficult season to say the least; however, the Panthers did what it took to play post season football. After finishing ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Thursday, November 5, 2020 12:47 pm


Blue line to sponsor ‘shop with a cop’

Local law enforcement agencies are gearing up to present the 3rd annual “Shop with a Cop” event, scheduled for Dec. 19, beginning at noon at ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Wednesday, November 4, 2020 2:09 pm


Young sportsman hunt a success

October 31-November 1 were the two days set aside for young sportsmen and sportswomen to hunt. The juvenile or young sportsman hunt is where most ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Wednesday, November 4, 2020 12:16 pm

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Breaking down: Bulldogs versus Tigers

Claiborne Bulldogs football has earned the top spot entering the post season playoffs. In a strange twist of fate, the very first team they were ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Monday, November 2, 2020 1:53 pm


Bulldogs improve to 9-1, win region championship

The Claiborne Bulldogs football team was in position to finish the season on the top with a win over North Green, October 30. The Bulldogs ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Sunday, November 1, 2020 11:26 am


PVEC returns to regular billing policies after first wave of COVID-19

Powell Valley Electric Cooperative (PVEC) was among the first entities in the region to temporarily amend their policies in March when COVID-19 hit. The Cooperative ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Saturday, October 31, 2020 9:23 am

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Lady Panthers finish 16-1, fall in state opener

The hottest sports team in Claiborne County cruised through the regular season, district tournament and the regional tournament and remained unblemished. The Cumberland Gap Lady ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Friday, October 30, 2020 5:45 pm

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Lady Panthers leave for state with blue light escort

The Lady Panthers, parents, fans and law enforcement met at Cumberland Gap High School for a wonderful send off to the state tournament. After eating ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Thursday, October 29, 2020 4:26 pm


Breaking sports news: Cumberland Gap cancels last regular season football game, will play first round playoff game

With COVID-19 tracing creating personnel shortages on the Panthers football team, coaches and school officials made the tough decision to not play Rockwood, October 30. ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:46 pm