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Real Estate Transfers For Nov. 20-26

NOTICE: The Hamilton County Register's Office did not publish this data. All information in the Register's Office is public information as set out in T.C.A. 10-7-503.


Blue Devils down Oneida on neutral floor, 73-46

Offense was the name of the game on Monday night as the Harriman Blue Devils earned an impressive 73-46 win over the Oneida Indians on night one of the Bobcat Thanksgiving Classic being played at Oliver Springs High School. Harriman started the game with a 10-5 run and managed to stretch the lead at the end of the opening period out to 18-12.


Officials grateful for many blessings

Amidst meetings, calls and paperwork, local leaders took time to pause this week to focus on being grateful for blessings and the community. "I am most thankful for the health and happiness of my family.


McMinn Co. deputies need help finding 18-month-old child

The McMinn County Sheriff's Office said it needs help finding an 18-month-old child who went missing Thanksgiving morning. McMinn Co.


McMinn Co. deputies need help finding 18-month-old child

The McMinn County Sheriff's Office said it needs help finding an 18-month-old child who went missing Thanksgiving morning. McMinn Co.


Thank you, EMS!'

"I'm interested in having a story done on Bradley County EMS," the email to the Cleveland Daily Banner read. "A gratitude story.


PHOTOS: EPB Unveils Annual Holiday Window Displays

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ATKINS, HAROLD 2652 REED SPRING RD SWEETWATER, 37874 55 East Ridge DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE BATES, TOSHA 559 SELF HALLOW ROAD ROCKFORD, 37853 29 Chattanooga DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE BY CONSENT BEAIRSTO, SARAH 2606 AVALON PLACE CHATTANOOGA, 37415 24 Red Bank DRIVING ... As a frequent ... (more)


Upcoming City Council Agendas

An ordinance to amend Chattanooga City Code, Part II, Chapter 5, Article IV, Section 5-108, relative to locations and signs for liquor stores.


Two homes destroyed by fire Thanksgiving morning

Two homes destroyed by fire Thanksgiving morning Fires destroyed two homes in Knox County early Thanksgiving morning. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1rqG4aF Robert Watkins, from the Karns Fire department, said one fire in West Knoxville, on Couch Mill Road, left a house completely destroyed.


Drug Take Back Scheduled For Dec. 6

Tennessee American Water, Walgreens, the Hamilton County Coalition and the Hamilton County Sheriff Department announced that a special Drug Take Back will be Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Drug Take Back will take place at two Walgreens stores that in the past have not participated.


Garth Brooks cancels late-night show appearance after Ferguson decision

Thanksgiving is almost here and many East Tennessee families are getting ready for their holiday feast with some last minute shopping. There was steady traffic at grocery and liquor stores all day Wednesday.


October 2014 County Unemployment Rates

County unemployment rates for October 2014, released today, show the rate decreased in 80 counties, increased in 10 counties, and remained the same in five counties.


Alecia Driggins Faces Multiple Charges After Robbery And Hit-And-Run In East Ridge

East Ridge Police arrived on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at the East Ridge Flea Market at 6725 Ringgold Road in response to a reported pedestrian struck and hit and run incident. Once on the scene, police determined that the incident was actually a robbery.


A Season Of Remembrance Is Dec. 4

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger and The Partnership for Families, Children and Adults invite the public to A Season of Remembrance on A Season of Remembrance is a time to remember friends and loved ones whose lives have been disrupted by violent crimes such as domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse and homicide.


Travelers hit the road for Thanksgiving

Travelers hit the road for Thanksgiving Over 970,000 people will travel by car this holiday weekend in Tennessee. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1xIbWE8 Drivers headed to the Tri-Cities area could hit wintry weather.


Tractor-trailer overturns; stabbing investigated

Just before 7 this morning, the Bradley County Emergency Medical Service sent an ambulance to Interstate 75 South near Exit 25, in response to reports of an overturned tractor-trailer. An 18-wheeler carrying diesel fuel had flipped on its side.


October 2014 County Unemployment Rates

County unemployment rates for October 2014, released today, show the rate decreased in 80 counties, increased in 10 counties, and remained the same in five counties.


Adult education in Carter, Johnson moves forward

A year and a half ago, the state of Tennessee made the decision to consolidate its 95 Adult Education programs into 46. Johnson and Carter counties and Northeast State Community College all wrote grants in order to be the command center for AE for the two counties.


Why Ferguson Matters In Chattanooga

The recent verdict in Ferguson has thrown race relations in the spotlight again.


Suspect in fatal crash returns to jail after he bonded out

A man charged in a suspected DUI crash that killed his 10-year-old son and injured an 11-year-old boy returned to jail on the same day he bonded out. Suspect in fatal crash returns to jail after he bonded out A man charged in a suspected DUI crash that killed his 10-year-old son and injured an 11-year-old boy returned to jail on the same day he bonded out.


There is much to be thankful for in this community

Most of my opinion editorials are dedicated to admonishing things I consider to be problematic in today's society.


Police Blotter: Vandals Hit Vehicle Testing Center

It apparently belonged to Sarah Spencer and held an old UTC student ID, an old Blockbuster Video card and a set of keys.


Davis warns of hurdle in Lake Forest funding hurdle

Bradley County Mayor D. Gary Davis sent a shot across the bow of the County Commission Monday night, warning that keeping the commitments of a previous Commission vote to fund a new Lake Forest Middle School may not be fiscally possible on the timeline stated in a 2013 Commission resolution. Commissioner Johnny Mull presented the item of "recommitment" to the Commission as an item to be placed on the agenda of the next voting session Dec. 1. He read from the resolution passed Nov. 13 by the Bradley County Board of Education.


Ambi Artists Creative Meeting And Craft And Crop Is Dec. 4

The next Ambi Artists Creative Meeting and Craft and Crop will be held Thursday, Dec. 4, from 6-9 p.m. at Heritage House Arts and Civic Center, 1428 Jenkins Road.


KUB's new Round it Up program will help those in need

The Round It Up program will raise money through KUB bills to help low-income homeowners and renters in our community. KUB's new Round it Up program will help those in need The Round It Up program will raise money through KUB bills to help low-income homeowners and renters in our community.


Bradley County Authorities Seeking Antonio George In Slaying Of Josh Davis

He is being sought on second-degree murder charges. The shooting happened off of Georgetown Road.


Families get free food for the holidays

Connie McCollum is one of the many people who heavily relies on the Sevier County Food Ministries on Old Knoxville Highway. She Families get free food for the holidays Connie McCollum is one of the many people who heavily relies on the Sevier County Food Ministries on Old Knoxville Highway.


Thirty-One Gifts Announces Second Annual Scholarship For Chattanooga Girls

Thirty-One Gifts announces the second year of the Cindy Monroe Values and Vision Scholarship.


Deputies have access to UT courses

Deputies of the Bradley County Sheriff's Office will now have access to courses from the University of Tennessee. Sheriff Eric Watson announced members of the UT faculty will teach the courses at the Sheriff's Office, making it convenient for those who want to take the classes.


Knoxville leaders react to the 'no indictment' Ferguson decision

External auditors presented a draft audit of the Knox County school system's activity funds to the Knox County Audit Committee Tuesday and revealed several inefficiencies when it comes to schools and administrators following proper procedures. External auditors presented a draft audit of the Knox County school system's activity funds to the Knox County Audit Committee Tuesday and revealed several inefficiencies when it comes to schools and administrators following proper procedures.


Knox County father charged with killing son in DUI crash back in jail on increased charge

A Roane County judge decided Tuesday not to reduce bond for a Morgan County man charged in the death of his girlfriend's toddler. Rodger Prince is charged with first degree murder in the death of his girlfriend's 17-month-old son Levi Beaty.


Knox County father charged with killing son in DUI crash back in jail on increased charge

A Roane County judge decided Tuesday not to reduce bond for a Morgan County man charged in the death of his girlfriend's toddler. Rodger Prince is charged with first degree murder in the death of his girlfriend's 17-month-old son Levi Beaty.


Judge denies reduced bond for Morgan County man charged in toddler's death

A Roane County judge decided Tuesday not to reduce bond for a Morgan County man charged in the death of his girlfriend's toddler. Rodger Prince is charged with first degree murder in the death of his girlfriend's 17-month-old son Levi Beaty.


Cleveland City Council Votes To Hire Financial Advisor For 18 Months

In a Monday Cleveland City Council meeting, the council voted to start looking for a financial advisor to hire for an 18-month period.


Paul Sullivan Speaks At Home Builders Association Remodelers Council Dec. 3

NAHB Remodelers Chairman Paul Sullivan will be the guest speaker for the Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga Remodelers Council on Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Home Builders Association of Greater Chattanooga.


Petition hearing for a man on death row, Marlon Kiser

Marlon Duane Kiser becomes emotional while appearing before Judge Don Poole in an attempt to appeal a death penalty sentence from 2003 in the murder of a Hamilton County Deputy Sheriff.


Thirty-One Baylor Students Participate in SHS Model UN

Baylor sent 29 delegates to the Southeastern High School Model United Nations conference, held Nov. 20-22 at the Chattanoogan Hotel.


Soddy Daisy Double Pneumonia Survivor Treats Every Day As A Gift

After contracting a rare strain of double pneumonia in February, Ms. Bolus was rushed from her physician's office directly to the hospital.


Enrollment underway for partial-pay tax plan

Bradley County homeowners who want to take the annual sting out of those large, lump-sum property tax payments can sign up now for the partial payment program which offers less-intrusive installments on a monthly, quarterly, biannual or other basis. Essentially, the choice is up to the taxpayer, according to Bradley County Trustee Mike Smith.


Secret Santa Arrives Early At The North Georgia Big Lots Red Kettle

Longtime County Attorney Rheubin Taylor was honored by the local chapter of Freedoms Foundation.


DUI suspect crashes car, kills son and hurts another child

Knoxville deputies said a man was under the influence when he crashed his car, killing his 10-year-old son and injuring another 11-year-old boy. DUI suspect crashes car, kills son and hurts another child Knoxville deputies said a man was under the influence when he crashed his car, killing his 10-year-old son and injuring another 11-year-old boy.


Caring Place collecting donations

The Caring Place asks the Cleveland and Bradley County community to join in feeding the disadvantaged for Thanksgiving by donating food on Tuesday, Nov. 25, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Suggested foods include:a S - Protein: regular-size cans of tuna, cans of chicken, spam; peanut butter; and packaged beans; - Vegetable and Fruits: regular-size cans of vegetables and fruit; - Dry Goods:a Spasta, rice, potatoes and cake mix; and - Thanksgiving Dinner in a Bag:a Scans of gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, rolls and pumpkin pie mix, box potatoes, stuffing and pie crust mix. Those interested in donating items for "Thanksgiving Dinner in a Bag" may include a can of mushroom soup and French fried onions for green bean casserole.


Emissions Testing Centers To Close For Thanksgiving Holiday

The stations at 5206 Austin Road in Hixson and 720 Eastgate Loop in Chattanooga will be open for testing on "Planning ahead helps keep waiting to a minimum," said Prentiss Taylor, program manager for the Tennessee vehicle inspection program administered by Envirotest Systems.


Couple shares story of daughter's death due to a drunk driver

Jack and Mary Lou Winkler of Knoxville know first hand the effects of losing a young child to a drunk driver. The couple's 16-year-old daughter, Couple shares story of daughter's death due to a drunk driver Jack and Mary Lou Winkler of Knoxville know first hand the effects of losing a young child to a drunk driver.


Former Knox Co. 'ghost employee' won't be sentenced until February

The so-called ghost-employee, who worked under ex-longtime Knox County Trustee Mike Lowe won't be sentenced until Friday, Feb. 13. Former Knox Co.


Knoxville police release items seized from A.J. Johnson's apartment

The evening after a 19-year-old student accused Tennessee football star A.J. Johnson of rape, investigators seized a series of items from his apartment. Knoxville police release items seized from A.J. Johnson's apartment The evening after a 19-year-old student accused Tennessee football star A.J. Johnson of rape, investigators seized a series of items from his apartment.


1 Person Killed In Monday Night Fire In Hixson

Chattanooga firefighters battled a fully-involved structure fire in Hixson Monday night, and the incident involved at least one fatality.


1 Person Killed In Monday Night Fire In Hixson

Chattanooga firefighters battled a fully-involved structure fire in Hixson Monday night, and the incident involved at least one fatality.


Couple shares story of daughter's death due to a drunk driver

Jack and Mary Lou Winkler of Knoxville know first hand the effects of losing a young child to a drunk driver. The couple's 16-year-old daughter, Couple shares story of daughter's death due to a drunk driver Jack and Mary Lou Winkler of Knoxville know first hand the effects of losing a young child to a drunk driver.


Questions Surface In Police Response Time Over Kenneth Johnson's Death

As the community continues to mourn the loss of a Chattanooga minister, questions are surfacing about how police initially handled the 9-1-1 call for help. NewsChannel9 is digging deeper into the timeline of events that resulted in the discovery of Kenneth Johnson's body.


Ritter Farms makes home grown holiday goodies

Ritter Farms in Grainger County is more than tomatoes. They have farm fresh produce, corn meal, breads, cakes and pies.


Josh Davis Was Victim In Bradley County Fatal Shooting

The man who was shot in the area of Georgetown Road in Bradley County and later died has been identified as 36-year-old Aaron "Josh" Davis.


Knoxville Ice Bears mascot 'Chilly' injured in fall during game

A bridge in Knox County was dedicated to a fallen National Guardsman Monday morning. 1st Lt.


Rheubin Taylor Honored By Freedoms Foundation Chapter

The Chattanooga Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge National Awards Presentation and Membership Reception was held at the Harrison Ruritan Club.


Knoxville police release items seized from A.J. Johnson's apartment

The evening after a 19-year-old student accused Tennessee football star A.J. Johnson of rape, investigators seized a series of items from his apartment. Knoxville police release items seized from A.J. Johnson's apartment The evening after a 19-year-old student accused Tennessee football star A.J. Johnson of rape, investigators seized a series of items from his apartment.


West Knox Co. bridge named after TN National Guard officer

West Knox Co. bridge named after TN National Guard officer A Knoxville bridge is now named after a Tennessee National Guard aviation officer who died in a helicopter crash.


Former Knox Co. 'ghost employee' won't be sentenced until February

The so-called ghost-employee, who worked under ex-longtime Knox County Trustee Mike Lowe won't be sentenced until Friday, Feb. 13. Former Knox Co.


Former Knox Co. 'ghost employee' won't be sentenced until February

The so-called ghost-employee, who worked under ex-longtime Knox County Trustee Mike Lowe won't be sentenced until Friday, Feb. 13. Former Knox Co.


Harriman goals to be determined in '15

Harriman City Council decided to wait until a city manager was hired before determining the city's future goals and direction. Kevin Helms took the reins this month, and it looks like officials have decided to start the new calendar year by having the meeting in January.


U.S. 27 North Reduced To 1 Lane On Monday For Paving

As part of the U.S. 27 reconstruction project, the contractor will be paving on U.S. 27 North on Monday from the Olgiati Bridge to Signal Mtn.


Drug sweep nets charges for 2 at BCHS

Four Bradley Central High School students are facing either criminal charges or citations after being caught with drugs during a routine drug search at the school. Lt. Julie Quinn of the Bradley County Sheriff's Office coordinated the search Friday morning in partnership with the McMinn County Sheriff's Department and the 10th Judicial Drug Task Force.


Food for United Way partners: Southern Heritage Bank has successful food drive

For the 16th year, Southern Heritage Bank held a successful food drive to help several United Way of Bradley County partners. Once again, thousands of pounds of nonperishable food items were donated by local businesses, industries, and schools.


3 involved in car collision with tree, 2 injured

The Knox County Sheriff's Office reports two juveniles and one adult was involved in a car accident at 4500 West Beaver Creek in Powell. The Knox County Sheriff's Office reports two juveniles and one adult was involved in a car accident at 4500 West Beaver Creek in Powell.


Calhoun mayor in jail on burglary charges

Calhoun mayor in jail on burglary charges The mayor of Calhoun, a small McMinn County town, is in jail on burglary charges.


Chattanooga Poet Christian J. Collier Wins Spoken Word Fellowship

Chattanooga poet Christian J. Collier has been announced as one of the winners of the Loft Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship.


SAR chapter holds auction, announces new officers

On Nov. 13, the Col. Benjamin Cleveland Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution held its monthly meeting at the Elks Club.


Christmas parades are underway in the Tri-Cities: Here are dates and times

It is time once again for Christmas parades in the Tri-Cities. While many of the festive events in 2014 overlap on the same day or evening, there are numerous opportunities to see a variety of parades which always have their own special regional flavor.


Maryville man killed in early morning crash

The Blount County Sheriff's Office said a man in his 30s died after a single car crash overnight. A spokesperson said two people were in the car and Maryville man killed in early morning crash The Blount County Sheriff's Office said a man in his 30s died after a single car crash overnight.


Marion County, Notre Dame Advance To State Semifinals

And then there were two. Marion County and Notre Dame are the last two area football teams still alive in the postseason.


Monroe County man dies after being thrown from car

Monroe County man dies after being thrown from car A Monroe County man died Saturday morning after hitting two trees near Rocky Springs Church. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1qMPe0O Tennessee Highway Patrol says 40-year-old, William B. Blair was driving a Toyota 4 Runner north on 101 Rocky Springs Road in Madisonville when he ran off the road at 1:18 a.m..


Knox Co. needs help with Wreaths Across America

Knox Co. needs help with Wreaths Across America Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett is teaming up with Wreaths Across America in an effort to raise money to place live wreaths on the graves of veterans buried in Knox County.


Knox County Schools nutrition official resigns after an investigation into alleged misuse of funds

The countdown is on, with less than a week before Black Friday madness. With thousands of people piling into the outlet mall, places, like the Sevierville Tanger Outlet Center, say they already have a game plan in place.


Marion County Now Buffer Regulated For Thousand Cankers Disease

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture on Friday announced the discovery of Walnut Twig Beetles, which transmit Thousand Cankers Disease , a walnut tree killing disease in Marion County.


Capitol Christmas Tree Cut From UT Research Forest

Jorge Gonzalez, with Parke Company of Knoxville, is hoisted to attach the crane to the top of a 75-ft-tall Norway spruceThursday, Nov. 20, 2014 so it can be cut down from the Cumberland Forest on UT land and serve as the State Capitol tree. OLIVER SPRINGS, Tenn.


Mother, boyfriend charged with abusing little boy

A Harriman woman and her boyfriend are charged with abusing her little boy. According to the Knox County Sheriff's Office, Laurel Harmon, 26, and her Mother, boyfriend charged with abusing little boy A Harriman woman and her boyfriend are charged with abusing her little boy.


Common Core continued: Why some parents are concerned

The Common Core standards for math and English-language arts are a drastic change from how you may have learned those subjects. Sullivan County Director of Schools Dr. Jubal Yennie says evolution in education is not a bad thing.


Family members devastated by Anderson County woman's death after house fire

Yellow tape surrounds Sara Seeber's mother's home. Her hands were covered in ash as she was picking up what's left.


Roane County couple arrested for alleged 2012 Knox County child abuse

Two people were arrested in Roane County Thursday for child abuse and neglect that allegedly happened in Knox County in 2012. Two people were arrested in Roane County Thursday for child abuse and neglect that allegedly happened in Knox County in 2012.


Despite SROs, Walled Compounds Bring Violent Intruders On Themselves

People in live in terror of a school massacre, near enough to plan for yet far enough away that no one need act in panic or haste.


Kenneth Bartley will remain in jail until next court date

A judge ruled that convicted Campbell County shooter Kenneth Bartley Jr. will remain in jail until his next court date. Kenneth Bartley will remain in jail until next court date A judge ruled that convicted Campbell County shooter Kenneth Bartley Jr. will remain in jail until his next court date.


Musicians, promoters, venues say Knoxville's live music scene is growing

After the Metro Pulse shut down in October, we wanted to know how the Knoxville music scene is working to fill the void left behind by the weekly paper. After the Metro Pulse shut down in October, we wanted to know how the Knoxville music scene is working to fill the void left behind by the weekly paper.


Campbell Co. commissioners halt pet adoptions at shelter while issues are worked on

Campbell County commissioners decide to suspend adoptions at the animal shelter while they work on adoption and spay/neuter issues. Campbell County commissioners decide to suspend adoptions at the animal shelter while they work on adoption and spay/neuter issues.


Woman hurt trying to rescue pets from house fire

An Anderson County woman is hospitalized after running into her burning home to rescue her pets. According to the sheriff's department, two women Woman hurt trying to rescue pets from house fire An Anderson County woman is hospitalized after running into her burning home to rescue her pets.


Campbell County works on animal shelter issues

Campbell County works on animal shelter issues One of the only shelters that Campbell County residents have around has run into a problem. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1qYt6et "From my understanding we have some bills to some veterinarians that have done work on adoptive animals that have not been paid," said Patricia Simpson with the Friends of Campbell County Animals Organization.


Pets Die in Morning Trailer Explosion, Fire

A dog and cat were killed, but fortunately the owners of an RV-style trailer weren't at home when it exploded and burned to the ground Wednesday morning. It happened about 9 am at 5265 Wolf Creek Rd. in Spring City .


McMinn County named school board of the year

Authorities say 99 people have been charged with cashing more than $41,000 in checks using an illegally obtained state of Tennessee account number. Tennessee's School Boards Association has named the McMinn County Board of Education as its school board of the year.


1 burned in Anderson County house fire

A Jefferson County man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after a kidnapping victim was able to call 911 as the man drove her and his 12-year-old daughter around Knox County. A Jefferson County man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after a kidnapping victim was able to call 911 as the man drove her and his 12-year-old daughter around Knox County.


Campbell Co. school honors Gen. Carl Stiner

A group of Campbell County students honored a war hero from the Volunteer State Wednesday morning. Christian Academy of Campbell County welcomed Campbell Co.


Pets Die in Morning Trailer Explosion, Fire

A dog and cat were killed, but fortunately the owners of an RV-style trailer weren't at home when it exploded and burned to the ground Wednesday morning. It happened about 9 am at 5265 Wolf Creek Rd. in Spring City .


Transit-To-Transit Project Engages Chattanooga State Class

Assistant Professor Mark Palmer, third from right, and his students exhibit one of the iPad kiosk designs for the Transit-to-Transit Causeway project.


East Hamilton's Litter Patrol

There is a problem at every school that is not really talked about. Litter. Where does it come from? Where does it go? What do we do with it? Mr. Maples' senior ecology class at East Hamilton is developing solutions to this very problem.


Anderson Co. community addresses homelessness

Several groups from Anderson County met Tuesday in Oak Ridge to discuss and address the problem of homelessness in the community. Anderson Co.


Come and experience 'The Magic of Christmas in a Small Town' this year

Come and experience 'The Magic of Christmas in a Small Town' by taking part in the annual Christmas Tree Lighting on the Courthouse Lawn.


Christmas In The Cove Is Dec. 4

Christmas in the Cove will be Dec. 4, from 6-8 p.m., with a tree lighting at 6 p.m. The event will be at Garden Plaza of Greenbriar Cove, 4586 Forsythia Way, Ooltewah, Tn.


Suspect in custody for child pornography

Kingsport Police have a suspect is in custody for receiving and sending child pornography. The suspect is identified as Jimmy Travis Cole.


One of four teens in Greene County murder case sentenced

Liam Lawler and the other teens fled to South Carolina after deputies found Robert Blanchard dead in his home in April.


County leaders making plans for old farm property and building

The Washington County, Tennessee mayor has asked commissioners to get involved in re-purposing the old Washington County Farm building. Earlier this year a group of property owners surrounding the county farm came together to form an organization to show interest in the future of the property.


Fugitive found hiding in attic

Washington County, Tenn. deputies say a wanted suspected tried to avoid jail by hiding in the attic but it didn't work; they found him and arrested him.


Transit-To-Transit Project Engages Chattanooga State Class

Assistant Professor Mark Palmer, third from right, and his students exhibit one of the iPad kiosk designs for the Transit-to-Transit Causeway project.


East Hamilton's Litter Patrol

There is a problem at every school that is not really talked about. Litter. Where does it come from? Where does it go? What do we do with it? Mr. Maples' senior ecology class at East Hamilton is developing solutions to this very problem.


Anderson Co. community addresses homelessness

Several groups from Anderson County met Tuesday in Oak Ridge to discuss and address the problem of homelessness in the community. Anderson Co.


Tis the season for the annual Arts Council Craft Show

The Johnson County Arts Council held their annual Christmas Craft Show on Saturday, November 15 at the National Guard Armory in Mountain City.


Blount Co. community to renovate home for Family Promise

A joint partnership between Leadership Blount, Habitat for Humanity of Blount County and Family promise of Blount County will mean 4 families will Blount Co. community to renovate home for Family Promise A joint partnership between Leadership Blount, Habitat for Humanity of Blount County and Family promise of Blount County will mean 4 families will Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1uNpeSH A joint project between Blount Co.


Family Promise Transitional Housing project

A joint project between Blount Co. Leadership, Family Promise of Blount County and Habitat for Humanity of Blount County will renovate a 4 apartment building in Alcoa to house families with children.


McMinn County named school board of the year

Authorities say 99 people have been charged with cashing more than $41,000 in checks using an illegally obtained state of Tennessee account number. Tennessee's School Boards Association has named the McMinn County Board of Education as its school board of the year.


Elected Officials Tour Taft Water Plant At Pikeville

Amid the rising concern about the quality of water coming from the Taft Water Treatment, several elected officials visited the water plant.


Tennessee health profile - Loudon County

Loudon County , Tennessee is an East Tennessee county sometimes called the 'Lakeway to the Smokies'. Lenoir City, near Knoxville, is noted for having three lakes.


Rural/Metro ends Loudon Co. emergency service

Rural/Metro ends Loudon Co. emergency service Rural/Metro ambulance service will stop emergency services in Loudon County at the end of the year.


Blount Co. community to renovate home for Family Promise

A joint partnership between Leadership Blount, Habitat for Humanity of Blount County and Family promise of Blount County will mean 4 families will Blount Co. community to renovate home for Family Promise A joint partnership between Leadership Blount, Habitat for Humanity of Blount County and Family promise of Blount County will mean 4 families will Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1uNpeSH A joint project between Blount Co.


Family Promise Transitional Housing project

A joint project between Blount Co. Leadership, Family Promise of Blount County and Habitat for Humanity of Blount County will renovate a 4 apartment building in Alcoa to house families with children.


Sevier County students enjoy early snow day

Tuesday was a bitterly cold day in Gatlinburg, which allowed most of the kids to enjoy a break from classes, but people there say this weather is a little surprising to them before Thanksgiving.


Discovery of Body Ends Search for Missing Man

A search for a man missing for two days ended Tuesday afternoon on the mountain above Sale Creek, near the Bledsoe-Hamilton County line. Bledsoe County search crews had spent hours on an 8-acre area, along with crews from Hamilton County -- with a command post at 4114 Retro Hughes Rd. in Bledsoe County.


Woman dies after being shot by estranged boyfriend

A Sevier County woman has died almost two weeks after investigators said her boyfriend shot her in her home, then killed himself. Sheriff Ron Seals Woman dies after being shot by estranged boyfriend A Sevier County woman has died almost two weeks after investigators said her boyfriend shot her in her home, then killed himself.


Sullivan County officers arrest two people found hiding under a home

Sullivan County deputies found two suspects hiding under a mobile home after they got away from deputies in a chase. Deputies were checking a Toyota Camry parked along Denton Valley Road in Bristol, when the car sped away Monday night.


Supreme Court Affirms Death Row Inmate's Murder Conviction But Orders Another Sentencing Hearing

The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld a death row inmate's conviction for first-degree murder.


Man arrested after shooting at car

The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that happened on Fordtown Road, Saturday night. Officers say Martin Leimkuhler told them he heard a car pull into his driveway so he grabbed a flashlight and a gun.


Dogs found abandoned in mobile home

Blount County authorities are looking for a couple who may have abandoned their dogs in a mobile home. Neighbors on Adkins Way in Louisville reported Dogs found abandoned in mobile home Blount County authorities are looking for a couple who may have abandoned their dogs in a mobile home.


Department Of Correction Holds Job Fair In Pikeville

The Tennessee Department of Correction will be holding a job fair on Tuesday, at the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex in Pikeville, TN.


One person injured in truck vs. train crash in Anderson County

Monday: Morning rain likely with 100% coverage, then tapering off midday, temps falling into 30s. Monday Night: Variably cloudy and cold.


One person injured in truck vs. train crash in Anderson County

Monday: Morning rain likely with 100% coverage, then tapering off midday, temps falling into 30s. Monday Night: Variably cloudy and cold.


2015 health care enrollment off to smooth start

Open enrollment on the federal health insurance exchange is in its second day. Volunteers say applications are going smooth so far.


Harriman Happenings 11/17

Last Sunday Redd Hardy was ordained for a deacon at St. Mary's Missionary Baptist Church in Chattanooga, where he has been a member for a long time. Herbert and Carolyn Griffin, Richard and Mary Hickey, Keith and Jill Johnson and Rosa Osborn of Harriman attended this service.


Resolute Forest gives Civitans $2,500

Resolute Forest Products Calhoun plant presented the Cleveland Civitan Club with $2,500 for the Special Olympics Friday. The club runs the local program each year.


PHOTOS: Vols Roll Past Kentucky, 50-16

GPS is off to a 3-0 start after a pair of home wins on Saturday. The Bruisers defeated Boyd-Buchanan 44-36, then held off Bledsoe County 47-38.


Conference focuses on succeeding with disabilities

Parents and teachers of children with disabilities in East Tennessee spent Saturday learning new ways to help each other succeed. The ARC in Conference focuses on succeeding with disabilities Parents and teachers of children with disabilities in East Tennessee spent Saturday learning new ways to help each other succeed.


Hillbilly Butts and Brisket BBQ says good-bye to Erwin

More than three weeks ago we learned the fate of Hillbilly Butts and Brisket BBQ, the food trailer located of North Main Street in Erwin. The planning commission and board of zoning appeals voted the truck violated a zoning code and said the owners needed to find a brick and mortar restaurant or leave town.


County Teachers To ID Student Drug Abuse

Rutherford County Schools soon plans to offer training for teachers that will help them identify signs of youth prescription drug abuse. The idea to train teachers stemmed from Governor Bill Haslam's "Prescription for Success" plan, which was rolled out in Rutherford County in September by Doug Varney, the Tennessee commissioner of mental health and substance abuse.


Sevier County deputies looking for car stolen in Kodak

Deputies are looking for a 2008 Silver Chevrolet Equinox similar to this one with license plate 129-LHM. A beloved newspaper has a new life after E.W. Scripps, Metropulse 's parent company shut down the publication and laid off the staff.


Curious half-boot evokes Civil War soldier's survival

Curious half-boot evokes Civil War soldier's survival Tennessee's Looking Back project reveals remarkable artifacts from ordinary people. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1uvfEDD Residents share their Civil War memorabilia and stories with the Tennessee State Library and Archives as part of a effort to mark the 150th anniversary of the war.


Maryville woman charged under new fetus drug law

Another East Tennessee mother is facing criminal charges under a new drug law that recognizes unborn children as potential victims Maryville woman charged under new fetus drug law Another East Tennessee mother is facing criminal charges under a new drug law that recognizes unborn children as potential victims Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1uuXu4R Another East Tennessee mother is facing criminal charges under a new drug law that recognizes unborn children as potential victims of crime. The Blount County Sheriff's Office arrested Brittany Hudson, 24, on Monday.


Official tally shows drop in voter turnout

The official tally of Wilson County's Nov. 4 election results released Thursday puts the voter turnout rate at slightly less than 41 percent. The official tally of Wilson County's Nov. 4 election results released Thursday puts the voter turnout rate at slightly less than 41 percent.


Disabled dog jumps fence, alerts neighbor to save owner

A dog's loyalty often surpasses his own needs and safety. Billy Collins of Scott County, Tenn.


Man in Knox County sentenced to 50 years for child rape

A man convicted of child rape was sentenced in Knox County Friday to 50 years in prison without the possibility of parole. A man convicted of child rape was sentenced in Knox County Friday to 50 years in prison without the possibility of parole.


Loudon County officials looking for burglary suspect

A man convicted of child rape was sentenced in Knox County Friday to 50 years in prison without the possibility of parole. A man convicted of child rape was sentenced in Knox County Friday to 50 years in prison without the possibility of parole.


Preliminary hearing set for Hamblen robbery suspects

Preliminary hearing set for Hamblen robbery suspects A preliminary hearing for Jonas Bolden and Sarah Long is set for Nov. 19. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1uuvKgY A judge appointed attorneys for Jonas Bolden, 23, and Sarah Long, 19, at an arraignment hearing on Friday. The couple's preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 19. Investigators say Bolden broke into home on Greene Road on Nov. 2 and held a woman, who is bedridden, at knifepoint.


Small-Town Holiday Fun In Southeast Tennessee

Featuring local bands and dancers, floats strung with lights, and more, the Jimmy Liner Memorial Christmas Parade is one of the oldest Christmas parades in Tennessee.


Crews clear black ice, reopen all lanes of I-40 in Cocke Co.

Crews clear black ice, reopen all lanes of I-40 in Cocke Co. Crews reopened all lanes on Interstate 40 in Cocke County.


Otics Usa, Inc. To Expand Tennessee Operations

OTICS USA, Inc. officials announced Thursday the company will construct a new automotive parts manufacturing facility in Sevierville to support company growth and increased product demand.


Big Kahuna Wings bans lawful carry

Generally, chain restaurants appear to more often be posted against citizens armed with personal defense handguns. Others, like Starbucks, Sonic, and Panera Bread issue public statements saying, in essence, "Please don't bring your guns here."


Massage business in Smyrna padlocked shut

Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, working with law enforcement agencies from across the state, executed search warrants on four businesses Wednesday as part of an investigation into organized prostitution and human trafficking in Tennessee. The investigation resulted in one person being arrested and two businesses being padlocked.


Massage business in Smyrna padlocked shut

Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, working with law enforcement agencies from across the state, executed search warrants on four businesses Wednesday as part of an investigation into organized prostitution and human trafficking in Tennessee. The investigation resulted in one person being arrested and two businesses being padlocked.


Trial date set for quadruple murder suspect

The man accused of killing three teenagers and a 22-year-old woman will face a jury in Cumberland County on July 7th, 2015. Trial date set for quadruple murder suspect The man accused of killing three teenagers and a 22-year-old woman will face a jury in Cumberland County on July 7th, 2015.


Otics Usa, Inc. To Expand Tennessee Operations

OTICS USA, Inc. officials announced Thursday the company will construct a new automotive parts manufacturing facility in Sevierville to support company growth and increased product demand.


Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union Named A Top 200 Healthiest Credit Union

Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union has been named to the 2014 edition of the Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in America.


Human trafficking case leads to 1 arrest, more expected

Human trafficking case leads to 1 arrest, more expected One person is facing charges and two businesses are shut down as part of a TBI human trafficking investigation. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1uqSNt3 One person is facing charges and two businesses are shut down as part of a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation human trafficking investigation.


More dog fighting charges filed against Sevier Co. family

Three members of a Sevier County family are now facing additional charges for operating a dog fighting operation. Mark Heatherly, 47, of Sevierville, More dog fighting charges filed against Sevier Co.


New auto parts facility headed to Sevier County

New auto parts facility headed to Sevier County The new OTICS USA facility is expected to bring in 117 jobs. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1uqlPZE OTICS USA, Inc. will construct its second Tennessee facility on a 29-acre plot inside the Sevier County Interstate 40 Industrial Park in Sevierville.


Johnson City and Washington County members meet to discuss education

According to his data, Johnson City spends over $4,000 dollars per child to send him or her to school each year. The county spends $3,000, but needs more.


Man gets video of close encounter with bobcat

Man gets video of close encounter with bobcat One East Tennessee man is sharing videos and photos of his close encounter with a bobcat. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1qENjG5 Wayne Colpitts spotted the animal last week while bow hunting outside Greenback, near the shared border of Blount and Loudon counties.


Man gets video of close encounter with bobcat

Man gets video of close encounter with bobcat One East Tennessee man is sharing videos and photos of his close encounter with a bobcat. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1qENjG5 Wayne Colpitts spotted the animal last week while bow hunting outside Greenback, near the shared border of Blount and Loudon counties.


UT study finds gratitude is the key to happiness

What's the key to happiness? We've all thought about what truly makes us happy. Now, its the subject of a new study at the University of Tennessee.


CASA needs volunteers because of increase in drug abuse issues

A group in our area dedicated to helping children through the court system is in need of help from the community. CASA for Kids, Inc. in Kingsport needs more people to function as court-appointed special advocates.


CASA needs volunteers because of increase in drug abuse issues

A group in our area dedicated to helping children through the court system is in need of help from the community. CASA for Kids, Inc. in Kingsport needs more people to function as court-appointed special advocates.


New health initiative aimed at getting kids to be healthier

The state of Tennessee is putting its money where its mouth is by getting kids across the state to eat healthier and exercise. Sullivan County has been given a grant of $70,000 to initiate a program called "Tennessee Tomato."


Food City distributes 'School Bucks'

Supporting education in Johnson County is as simple as shopping for groceries. On November 11, 2014 the Damascus, Virginia Food City grocery store donated over $6,000 to local schools; four of those were in Johnson County.


November proclaimed as Recycling Month

November has been proclaimed as Recycling Month in Macon County by the County Mayor and County Commissioners in connection with America Recycles Day on November 15, 2014. America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the United States.


Former Jefferson County employee accused of stealing more than $144K

The East Tennessee Children's Hospital is warning donors to take extra caution after receiving reports of a scam in the Farragut area. The East Tennessee Children's Hospital is warning donors to take extra caution after receiving reports of a scam in the Farragut area.


Couple charged with killing Chattanooga minister

The East Tennessee Children's Hospital is warning donors to take extra caution after receiving reports of a scam in the Farragut area. The East Tennessee Children's Hospital is warning donors to take extra caution after receiving reports of a scam in the Farragut area.


Election is grand slam for Republicans in Johnson County and across country

This past week's election was a grand slam for the Republican Party as they won election after election across much of the country, giving them control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate for the first time in eight years.


Chattanooga VW Sets Policies For Interaction With Labor Groups

Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations, LLC has established a Community Organization Engagement policy that sets guidelines for interactions with labor organizations whose membership includes a significant percentage of Volkswagen Chattanooga employees, officials said Wednesday.


City Council Approves Tighter Stormwater Regulations

Doug Stein, a developer and construction company owner who heads the city's Stormwater Board, said he favored the plan.


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Dozens of people in the area were charged anywhere between $8,000 to $99,000 for a dinner at a local restaurant. Dozens of people in the area were charged anywhere between $8,000 to $99,000 for a dinner at a local restaurant.


Pursuit By Several Agencies Ends In Hixson Crash

Kevin Cook, 30, of Marion County was taken into custody after he wrecked a stolen 201`2 Dodge Ram 3500 truck and trailer at Hixson Pike and Ely Road, authorities said. The chase began after a Red Bank officer spotted the truck and trailer on Highway 27. Joining in the pursuit were county and city officers.


Maryville veteran injured while serving in Afghanistan on a mission to help fellow veterans

A Blount County soldier continues recovering and rebuilding his life more than two years after he was wounded in Afghanistan. A Blount County soldier continues recovering and rebuilding his life more than two years after he was wounded in Afghanistan.


Retired veteran receives replacement medals

Hawkins County began its veterans ceremony by ringing a bell 11 times to symbolize the importance of 11-11, the date of Veterans Day. If that didn't capture everyone's attention, what happened next did.


Nominations requested to honor Knox County volunteers

The fourth annual Salute to Veterans Parade was held in Pigeon Forge Tuesday, and this year they had a very special grand marshal - the only World War II veteran in Sevier County. The fourth annual Salute to Veterans Parade was held in Pigeon Forge Tuesday, and this year they had a very special grand marshal - the only World War II veteran in Sevier County.


City May Move Forward With More TIF Projects

City officials may move forward with more Tax Increment Financing projects after a Chamber of Commerce presentation touting the development tool on Tuesday.


Blount Co. man overcomes addiction through new program

A pilot program in Tennessee aims to reduce prison overcrowding while addressing the state's drug problem; numbers show it is working. Blount Co.


Winterfest brings in millions for Sevier County

Winterfest brings in millions for Sevier County Sevier County is kicking off a winter tradition that brings in millions of tourism dollars to the area. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1qBntmk Sevier County is kicking off a winter tradition that brings in millions of tourism dollars to the area.


More crystal meth from Mexico coming into McMinn County

"I've got four granddaughters and I'd hate to see my granddaughters get hooked on that crap," said Inez Fain.


Anderson Co. sees increase in traffic fatalities

Anderson Co. sees increase in traffic fatalities Law enforcement addresses increase in traffic fatalities in Anderson County Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1ugJxaC The Tennessee Highway Patrol and law enforcement agencies in Anderson County gathered Monday to talk about an alarming increase in fatal accidents.


Tennessee Teenager Takes State's Largest Elk for 2014

Fourteen-year-old Robert Goodner of Polk County, Tennessee, has two reasons to be happy this hunting season. Not only did he beat the odds and draw the only youth elk-hunting tag in the state this August, but on his October 26 hunt, he harvested what is likely the biggest elk taken statewide this year.


Loudon County teacher arrested for DUI, suspended for 3 days

A trip to Knoxville turned into a headache for a Georgia couple struggling to find a hotel that will let them stay with their two service dogs. A trip to Knoxville turned into a headache for a Georgia couple struggling to find a hotel that will let them stay with their two service dogs.


Knoxville woman dies 3 days after Roane County crash

Veterans have a cornucopia of freebies and discounts to choose from as U.S. businesses honor the men and women who served our country. Veterans have a cornucopia of freebies and discounts to choose from as U.S. businesses honor the men and women who served our country.


OWL Consortium selects SirsiDynix Symphony, SaaS, and BLUEcloud products

Nov. 10, 2014. The Organization of Watauga Libraries , a 10-member consortium in northeast Tennessee, has signed a seven-year agreement with SirsiDynix.


Fisherman of Gatlinburg

The Little Pigeon River is located entirely within Sevier County, Tennessee. The river is subdivided with three separate tributaries: East, Middle, and West.


Smoky Mountain Winterfest begins on Monday

Smoky Mountain Winterfest begins on Monday The 25th annual Smoky Mountain Winterfest in Sevier County begins on Monday. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1udnsda The holiday cheer begins with the annual Music, Lights and Magic kickoff event in Sevierville.


Town of Jonesborough holds Veterans Day Ceremony

The official day for Veterans Day is Tuesday, November 11, but a town in Washington County, Tennessee honored those veterans on Sunday. The Jonesborough Veteran Affairs Committee held their 31st tribute to veterans, while celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner.


Tennessee Promise exceeds expectations

More than 900 Bradley County students and more than 50,000 statewide have signed up for the inaugural year of the Tennessee Promise scholarship program. The students taking part in the program paid for by a Tennessee Lottery endowment will attend their first classes in the fall of 2015.


Tennessee Promise exceeds expectations

More than 900 Bradley County students and more than 50,000 statewide have signed up for the inaugural year of the Tennessee Promise scholarship program. The students taking part in the program paid for by a Tennessee Lottery endowment will attend their first classes in the fall of 2015.


Veterans Day freebies at restaurants, discounts at grocery stores, businesses

Veterans have a cornucopia of freebies and discounts to choose from as U.S. businesses honor the men and women who served our country. Veterans have a cornucopia of freebies and discounts to choose from as U.S. businesses honor the men and women who served our country.


Veterans Day freebies at restaurants, discounts at grocery stores, businesses

Veterans have a cornucopia of freebies and discounts to choose from as U.S. businesses honor the men and women who served our country. Veterans have a cornucopia of freebies and discounts to choose from as U.S. businesses honor the men and women who served our country.


West Virginia man charged with 5th DUI in firey Bristol crash

Bristol police told News 5 a Toyota Sequoia, driven by Nikita Miller, was stopped at the intersection, when she was rear-ended by a Chevrolet Avalanche driven by Joseph Shandor of Freeman, West Virginia. According to the Sullivan County Jail, Shandor is charged with his 5th DUI, 2 counts of felony reckless endangerment, 2 counts of aggravated assault, Driving without a license, possession of a handgun while intoxicated, and having a handgun without a license.


70 years later, Dean revisits 'Secret City'

When President Franklin Roosevelt asked U.S. Sen. Kevin McKellar if he could "hide $2 billion" in the mountains, the East Tennessee lawmaker replied: "Mr. President, you know I can!" That launched a secret government project in the early 1940s that not only changed world warfare history, but supplied jobs to the largely-unemployed post-Great Depression population of the Appalachian Mountains. Murfreesboro resident Jerry Dean, now age 92, was one of those East Tennessee residents who secured a "top secret" job in 1942, at Oak Ridge, where some local folks dubbed it "Secret City."


Homeowners in Annadell Community want waterlines installed

Homeowners in a community in Morgan County are tired of relying on well-water. They say it's time for a better water supply.


Homeowners in Annadell Community want waterlines installed

Homeowners in a community in Morgan County are tired of relying on well-water. They say it's time for a better water supply.


Homeowners in Annadell Community want waterlines installed

Homeowners in a community in Morgan County are tired of relying on well-water. They say it's time for a better water supply.


First Round Play-Off Scores

Class 6A Bradley Central at Science Hill Walker Valley at Maryville Class 5A Stone Memorial at Ooltewah Soddy-Daisy at Oak Ridge Cleveland 0 Clinton 0 Rhea County 7 Tullahoma Class 4A Page at Hixson DeKalb County 0 Signal Mountain 7 Chattanooga Central at Livingston Academy Class 3A Notre Dame 14 Chattanooga Christian 0 Bledsoe County 0 Red Bank 7 ... (more)


Hawkins County School Board considering random drug testing for students

Hawkins County students who participate in extracurricular activities may have to pass an extra test, but this test doesn't require studying. School board chair Chris Christian told News 5, he presented a resolution to the board Thursday night to introduce random drug testing for athletes and students who participate in extracurricular activities.


McMinn County deputy, Cocke County teen team up to combat distracted driving

A crushed McMinn County cruiser and a totaled Honda Civic sat in front of Cocke County High School Friday morning. The cars are chilling reminders of the crash that left Deputy Randy Gabrel and Nick Austin, 17, seriously injured and in the hospital for days in June.


Lowell Russell picks up application for Monroe Co. sheriff job

A former Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper who survived a fiery crash back in 2012 is considering applying for the open Monroe County sheriff's position. Lowell Russell picks up application for Monroe Co.


Couple wanted in Hamblen Co. armed robberies

Couple wanted in Hamblen Co. armed robberies Hamblen County deputies said they need help locating two armed robbery suspects.


Knoxville woman charged with murder appears ina

A woman appeared in court on Friday for first-degree murder in the death of a Knoxville man in Campbell County. Knoxville woman charged with murder appears in court A woman appeared in court on Friday for first-degree murder in the death of a Knoxville man in Campbell County.


Bin Laden shooter Robert O'Neill gives motivational speech in...

MailOnline revealed that O'Neill is 'The Shooter' and the man who will be interviewed next week publicly discussing the death of bin Laden The retired SEAL appeared on stage before a rapt audience where he talked about combat in Afghanistan - but did not mention bin Laden's killing He said the most painful thing about fighting overseas was 'kissing your kid goodbye for what could be the last time and you're both aware of it' His account says that he rushed into bin Laden's room at his Pakistan compound in 2011 and shot him in the head, killing him dead SEAL source: 'The real shooter would never discuss it publicly... there's a reasonable possibility he's not telling the truth' Former Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill, who revealed this week that he had delivered the two fatal shots to Osama bin Laden, gave a motivational speech on Thursday evening - but did not mention the famous raid.


Torchbearer Delta Chapter

Torchbearer Delta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Monday afternoon, Nov. 3, at the home of Ladelle Dilli. During a brief business meeting, conducted by the president, Patty Everrett, it was announced that the next meeting would be at Everett's home which is a change from the yearbook.


Setup begins for Greene County RAM clinic

Volunteers for Greene County's Remote Area Medical clinic this weekend are starting to set up. The clinic will take place in Tusculum's indoor practice facility next to the football field.


TN Ecd names two new regional directors

Commissioner Bill Hagerty announced that Gary Human has been named East Tennessee regional director. Human will be responsible for leading the state's economic development efforts in the area that serves Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier and Union counties.


Tennessee names top principal, supervisor of year

A Hamilton County elementary school principal and an Anderson County supervisor have earned top honors for their work in Tennessee education. Ronald Hughes, principal of Apison Elementary School in Chattanooga, was named Tennessee's 2014-15 Principal of the Year.


New Highway 41 Bridge Over The Tennessee River At Nickajack To Open Friday

Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer will join with state and local officials to celebrate the official opening of a new bridge on U.S. Highway.


Disney on Ice returns to Knoxville with 'Frozen' characters, other princesses

You can enter the magical world of Arendelle this week without even leaving East Tennessee. Anna, Elsa and Olaf along with other Disney characters will be in town for this year's production of Disney on Ice: "Princesses and Heroes."


Mentors still needed for Tennessee Promise

The deadline to sign up for Tennessee's free college tuition program has passed but there's still a way to get involved. The state was expecting about 25,000 students to sign up for Tennessee Promise but in the end more than twice that number applied.


'Felony Lane Gang' breaks into cars, steals IDs, wears costumes

A nationwide trend of car break-ins, thanks to a Florida-based criminal ring, appears to have struck Loudon County. Loudon County 'Felony Lane Gang' breaks into cars, steals IDs, wears costumes A nationwide trend of car break-ins, thanks to a Florida-based criminal ring, appears to have struck Loudon County.


Knox County voters report confusion at the polls

A lot of Knox County voters went to the polls only to find out they were at the wrong precinct. The Knox County Administrator of Elections says hundreds of people were confused about where they were supposed to be voting.


Tennessee health profile - Johnson County

Johnson County , Tennessee is at the extreme northeastern end of the state, bordering Virginia and North Carolina. It enjoys considerable outdoor tourism, having Watauga Lake, the Doe Mountain Adventure Trails, and parts of the Appalachian Trail and Cherokee National Forest.


Local kids' lives enriched by BAM, GOTC

'Extracurricular activities are a necessity to enrich the academic experience and personal lives of our students.'


Webb School wins 6 On Your Side High School Football Challenge

Thank you and congratulations to all the schools participating in the 2014 High School Football Challenge! This year's challenge brought in a grand total of 383,099.68 pounds of food for Second Harvest Food Bank. Webb School takes the top spot with 169.72 pounds per student.


Cindy Zuercher joins Tomahawk sales team

Cindy Zuercher is the newest member of The Tomahawk advertising team. Zuercher recently accepted the Advertising Sales position and she is eager to serve the community within her new position, 'I would like to continue to represent the good name of The Tomahawk and I will do all I can to help local businesses grow by assisting them with their ... (more)


Alcohol fails in Monterey

"I'll say, 'We can't sell it in Monterey,'" Mike Todd, owner of Convenience Mart on South Holly Street, said. "They just kind of laugh, shake their head and walk out the door."


Knoxville native Jack Hanna honored with 'East Tennessean of the Year' award

The East Tennessee Historical Society is honoring Knoxville native, internationally known zookeeper and animal activist Jack Hanna as 2014 East Tennessean of the Year. The East Tennessee Historical Society is honoring Knoxville native, internationally known zookeeper and animal activist Jack Hanna as 2014 East Tennessean of the Year.


Footwear Operation Bringing Jobs to Morristown

State officials say a tactical footwear manufacturer locating in Hamblen County is expected to create close to 200 jobs. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty announced this week that Original Footwear will invest $10 million in a new manufacturing operation in Morristown that will employ 182 people.


McMinn Man Arrested in Bradley County for Auto Burglary

A McMinn County man is behind bars in Bradley County, after authorities arrested him on charges that he broke into several vehicles. Bradley County patrol officers responded to a business parking lot off Lauderdale Memorial Highway last Sunday, on a report of an auto burglary.


Man killed in crash with dump truck in Harlan County, Ky.

It's been more than three years now since a training flight turned tragic in Campbell County, taking the lives of two U.S. Army National Guardsmen. Friends, family and fellow soldiers gathered Wednesday in Knoxville, on the side of I-140 and Westland Drive, to honor one of those men, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Daniel Cole.


Raymond Henley remembers World War II

On June 6, 1944, Allied troops stormed the beaches of France whose names, once foreign to many, have become a familiar part of world history; Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword.


Sales Tax Referendum soundly defeated

With more than 69% of votes coming in against the sales tax referendum in the county, commissioners and school board members will have to come up with another method of funding for schools. 3517 total votes were cast in the referendum with 1069 for raising the sales tax and 2448 against.


Interesting information on Johnson Countians from earlier wars

Editor's note: James Cress was gracious enough to share some interesting information on Johnson County veterans from earlier wars.


Tennessee health profile - Jefferson County

Jefferson County , Tennessee is an East Tennessee county near the Smokey Mountains. Its capital, Dandridge, was first settled in 1793, and the court house, built in 1845, is one of the few in the state that have not burned at least once in the intervening period.


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Cedar Bluff Discount Wine is getting ready for the outcome of Tuesday's vote on the Wine in Food Stores law. Cedar Bluff Discount Wine is getting ready for the outcome of Tuesday's vote on the Wine in Food Stores law.


North Carolina man posing as doctor on Craigslist could face more charges in Blount County

A Knoxville company has been chosen to design and oversee the next phase of renovations at the University of Tennessee's Thompson-Boling Arena. A Knoxville company has been chosen to design and oversee the next phase of renovations at the University of Tennessee's Thompson-Boling Arena.


No candidates in Morgan County attorney's race

As voters prepare to head to the polls for Tuesday's General Election, those casting their ballot in Morgan County will find No candidates in Morgan County attorney's race As voters prepare to head to the polls for Tuesday's General Election, those casting their ballot in Morgan County will find Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1qmQMJa Candidates and issues fill many ballots, but there's a race in Morgan County with blank spaces on the ballot for one office. 11-3-14 As voters prepare to head to the polls for Tuesday's general election, those casting their ballots in Morgan County will find there are no candidates listed for the county attorney's race.


Natural gas utility districts approved to merge [Crossville Chronicle, Tenn.]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Oct. 30--Following public hearings held last Thursday, a motion to merge the Middle Tennessee Natural Gas Utility District and the Upper Cumberland Natural Gas Utility District has been approved by Cumberland County Mayor Kenneth Carey, Jr. The orders to merge took effect immediately upon Carey's signature; however, the applicable laws governing the merger allow 60 days for the transition to be completed. James Hodges, CEO of Middle Tennessee Utility District, indicated their intention is to take over immediately, which could result in a 30 percent rate reduction as early as the next billing cycle for former UC Gas customers.


North Carolina man posing as doctor on Craigslist could face more charges in Blount County

A Knoxville company has been chosen to design and oversee the next phase of renovations at the University of Tennessee's Thompson-Boling Arena. A Knoxville company has been chosen to design and oversee the next phase of renovations at the University of Tennessee's Thompson-Boling Arena.


North Carolina man posing as doctor on Craigslist could face more charges in Blount County

A Knoxville company has been chosen to design and oversee the next phase of renovations at the University of Tennessee's Thompson-Boling Arena. A Knoxville company has been chosen to design and oversee the next phase of renovations at the University of Tennessee's Thompson-Boling Arena.


Tennessee County Considers Joining Medical Flight Network

JASPER, Tenn. -- The Marion County Commission is considering joining the AirMedCare Network, which could eliminate the enormous costs associated with air ambulance flights for county residents.


Out on the town: Mr. Jefferson at dog-friendly Knoxville's Nama sushi bar

Do you love traveling with your dog? I really do. My pound puppy, Mr. Jefferson, is getting up there: he's at least 13 and might be much older.


MSHA hits 9 coal mines with September impact inspections

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration issued 111 citations, two orders and one safeguard to nine coal mines during impact inspections in September. 's Watson Branch mine in Claiborne County, Tenn.


Downtown Knoxville gets in the holiday spirit

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke says a plan to curb the city's violence is working despite recent deaths and injuries that critics say prove otherwise. Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke says a plan to curb the city's violence is working despite recent deaths and injuries that critics say prove otherwise.


Cabin catches fire in Walland

Cabin catches fire in Walland Officials confirmed a cabin caught on fire in Blount County late Monday morning. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1x25TMR A dispatcher said the fire started in the chimney and spread to the attic.


Child of God

In 1974, Cormac McCarthy published his third novel, Child of God , a brutal tale of degradation and perversity that would begin to solidify the style that would make him one of the biggest names in modern American literature. Unlike many of his peers, though, his stories have proven extremely difficult to adapt for the screen.


Jefferson County Fair in "financial despair"

The Jefferson County Fair is facing financial troubles with more than $60,000 in debt. The 71-year East Tennessee tradition Jefferson County Fair in "financial despair" The Jefferson County Fair is facing financial troubles with more than $60,000 in debt.


East Tenn. woman charged in Greene County murder

A Greene County woman is behind bars after authorities said she murdered a Greeneville man earlier this week. Tennessee Bureau of East Tenn.


3 workers seriously injured in construction accident in Shelbyville

Around 10:30 a.m. they were working on a wall when it suddenly collapsed, causing them to fall on a concrete pad. Two workers were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center by LifeFlight, while the other was transported to a hospital in Shelbyville.


Overturned tractor trailer on I-75 closes southbound lanes in Campbell County

All lanes of I-40 have been closed at the Tennessee-North Carolina border because of accidents and inclement weather. The North Carolina Department of Transportation says that Mile Marker 1 through Mile Marker 15 in Haywood County are closed.


Laurel Creek Trail is officially open

The Johnson County Trails Association held a Grand Opening on Friday, October 24 at the trailhead off Highway 91 in Laurel Bloomery.


Officials hope color trail makers help lost hikers

Officials are hoping color coded trail markers will help cut down on the number of hikers who have been getting lost in Laurel Run Park in Hawkins County. The Kingsport Times-News reports that six times over the past two months, rescuers or law enforcement have been called out to Laurel Run Park for a lost or unaccounted for hiker.


Sullivan County votes on employee insurance

The Sullivan County commission met in a special called meeting Friday morning to decide which company will administer the insurance for Sullivan County employees for 2015. Sullivan County is self insured but they use an insurance provider as the administrator for claims.


Kelvon Dozier Faces Multiple Charges After Armed Burglary On Sunnyside Avenue

Police were called to a home on Sunnyside Avenue after the owner drove up and saw three men leaving the house and running into an SUV.


Chattanooga Woman Arrested After Trying To Steal Man's Car, Then Dragging Him Down The Road

A Chattanooga woman was arrested on Wednesday after police said she tried to steal a man's car then dragged him down the road when he tried to stop her.


Non-profit group needs help caring for dogs rescued from Cumberland County home

More than a dozen dogs were rescued from a hoarding home in Cumberland County. A non-profit has taken them in, but they need help from the public to find permanent homes for the dogs.


Referendum, Amendments on ballot for Tuesday, Nov. 4

Election Day is coming up next Tuesday with races for Congress and the Governor on the ballot. A local Sales Tax Referendum as well as four amendments to the Tennessee Constitution are also on the ballot.


One person killed in Lenoir City crash

One person killed in Lenoir City crash Crash claims the life of Loudon County man Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1wMb7we Just before 11:00 pm Thursday night, 33 year old Demetric Heiple was traveling northbound on Beals Chapel Road in Lenoir City when the truck he was driving ran off the right side of the road.


Car crash leaves two Daniel Boone students in serious condition

Two 17-year-old girls from Daniel Boone High School are in serious condition after a car wreck Thursday night. Lieutenant Gary Wiseman from the Washington County, Tennessee Sheriff's Department tells News 5 both students are in the intensive care unit at the Johnson City Medical Center after being thrown from their vehicle just after 11 p.m. on Thursday.


Catoosa County Arrest Report For Oct. 24-30

Work continues on the U.S. 27 reconstruction project from Manufacturers Road to U.S. 127 On the evenings of Friday and Saturday, the contractor will close the entrance ramp from Dayton Blvd. to U.S. 27 South between 7 p.m.-6 a.m. to install a high mast light.


Tennessee beekeepers concerned about dropping honeybee numbers

US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced this week his department is committing more than $4 million to help solve the nation's honeybee crisis. Tennessee beekeepers concerned about dropping honeybee numbers US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced this week his department is committing more than $4 million to help solve the nation's honeybee crisis.


Morgan County dispatchers say unexplainable things happen in 911 center

A female student was shot three times Wednesday night near the campus of Tennessee State University. The gunman remains at large.


Pickin' & Grinnin' enlists peewee players

Some Jefferson County musicians are using their love of music to help kids, who cannot afford music lessons, pick up playing. Pickin' & Grinnin' enlists peewee players Some Jefferson County musicians are using their love of music to help kids, who cannot afford music lessons, pick up playing.


Domestic violence award given

There were at least 2,000 cases of domestic violence last year in Sullivan County, according to the district attorney. The award is given in memory of Mark Vance, a Bristol, Tennessee officer killed in the line of duty while responding to a domestic violence call.


Jefferson County seeks $2.5 million for school repairs

Jefferson County Schools is asking the county commission for nearly $2.5 million to finish repairs at Jefferson County High School. Jefferson County seeks $2.5 million for school repairs Jefferson County Schools is asking the county commission for nearly $2.5 million to finish repairs at Jefferson County High School.


Firefighters And Red Cross Volunteers To Install Free Smoke Alarms Saturday

Chattanooga firefighters, along with staff and volunteers with the American Red Cross, will distribute free smoke alarms and batteries on Saturday, in the Washington Hills subdivision.


United Way Restaurant Campaign

There's a new way people in the Washington County Tennessee area can give to the United Way, and it's as simple as going out to eat.. The Washington County United Way is trying to cash in when folks eat out with a program called "United We Dine."


6 On Your Side Answers: What deals to look for in November

Knox County Schools released its 2014 State Report Card evaluation results Thursday, saying the school system has earned straight As in achievement for the second consecutive year. Knox County Schools released its 2014 State Report Card evaluation results Thursday, saying the school system has earned straight As in achievement for the second consecutive year.


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News Channel 11 has learned that officers with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are looking into a "suspicious" shooting death in Greene County. News Channel 11 has learned that officers with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are looking into a "suspicious" shooting death in Greene County.


Reminder To Change Clocks And Fire Alarm Batteries This Weekend

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday. The Chattanooga Fire Department encourages the public to change the batteries in smoke alarms too, when they change clocks back one hour to Eastern Standard Time before going to bed.


3 arrested on charges of making meth in Hawkins County house

Three people were arrested on felony drug charges at a Hawkins County home where numerous meth manufacturing items were found. Three people were arrested on felony drug charges at a Hawkins County home where numerous meth manufacturing items were found.


Hawkins County man could get life for murder conviction

A Kingsport man could spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of murdering his brother-in-law. A Hawkins County jury convicted Bryant Harris on Wednesday for the murder of Jeffery Smith.


Knoxville leaf pickup season begins Nov. 1

"Leaf Season" begins Nov. 1 in Knoxville, meaning city public service department crews will concentrate on systematic citywide leaf collection over the next three months. "Leaf Season" begins Nov. 1 in Knoxville, meaning city public service department crews will concentrate on systematic citywide leaf collection over the next three months.


1 killed in Cocke County I-40 crash

One person was killed Wednesday morning in a crash involving a car and a tractor on Interstate 40 in Cocke County. One person was killed Wednesday morning in a crash involving a car and a tractor on Interstate 40 in Cocke County.


Laurel Creek Trail is officially open

The Johnson County Trails Association held a Grand Opening on Friday, October 24 at the trailhead off Highway 91 in Laurel Bloomery.


Roane County leads for $1,000 in Spirit Showdown

Roane County High School in Kingston remains the leader of the PrepXtra School Spirit Showdown after seven weekly rounds, but there's a new No. 2. The winning school after the eight weekly rounds will win a $1,000 check from the News Sentinel, but the results are close enough that most any of the area schools could win with a late push particularly by voting once a day.


Wildfire season begins in Tennessee

Burn permits are free and can be obtained by calling your local state forestry office. Here is a list numbers to call for a burn permit in East Tennessee.


Financial help on the way for E. Tenn. storm victims

Two months after a tornado touched down in Claiborne County, state leaders are taking a new opportunity to check in on the clean-up effort. An EF3 Financial help on the way for E. Tenn.


Vet's grave marker returned to rightful place

A grave marker that proved a tough mystery to solve is now resting where it should, thanks to two East Tennessee veterans. Vet's grave marker returned to rightful place A grave marker that proved a tough mystery to solve is now resting where it should, thanks to two East Tennessee veterans.


The Daily Plan-It: Wine on the Water, Union County Heritage Festival, ...

FRIDAY The Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival kicks off today at 10 a.m. at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Go check it out today until 5 p.m. and all weekend! The UT Science Forum will feature a very timely speaker this week: Caroline R. Graber, a research nurse at Vanderbilt School of Medice and the Centers for Disease Control and Protection.


Low pay for deputies - does it impact how they do their job?

When you call 911, you want help immediately. Unfortunately, some county sheriff's departments are spread thin and they've had to take their fight for more funding to court.


Open Line: Looking back on many - precious memories'Open Line:...

OPEN LINE: Looking back on many 'precious memories' Personal column by Jim Monday Check out this story on theleafchronicle.com: http://leafne.ws/1twrJqf As time continues to fly by, I'm trying to go through all the "stuff" I've accrued over my 79 years, and believe-you-me, I think I need another 30 years to complete the project.


 

 

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