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Reader's Choice Awards contest now underway

It's time again to cast your ballot for your favorite businesses in Johnson County.


City to implement electronic fees for e-ticketing

An electronic citation fee has been implemented in Cleveland to help offset the cost of the Cleveland Police Department's transition to e-ticketing. "The Legislature passed a law last year that all cities can add a fee for a limited time, five years, to recoup the cost of an electric citation program," city attorney John Kimball told the Cleveland City Council Monday.


NAACP Ban The Box

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County NAACP would like to take this opportunity to inform the community at-large of our continued efforts in advocating for a fair chance at a second chance, simply referred to as Ban the Box.


Notre Dame Celebrate's Byrd's 1000 Point, Defeats Sequatchie County

Notre Dame celebrated Tyler Byrd's 1000th career point Tuesday evening. Byrd tallied his 1000 point against Bledsoe County on December 16th.


New Johnson County history book to be published this year

The Johnson County Historical Society met in regular session Sunday afternoon January 18, in the lower level of the Welcome Center.


Unannounced Drug Search At Walker Valley High School Yields Marijuana And Some Tobacco Products

The search was coordinated by Deputy Angie Whittemore, School Resource Officer, with assistance from the Bradley County Sheriff's Office and 10th Judicial Drug Task Force.


Chattanooga Form-Based Code Kick-Off Is Jan. 28

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency , on behalf of the City of Chattanooga, will work with a consultant team led by Code Studio of Austin, Tx., to develop a form-based code for five downtown neighborhoods.


City Drivers Ed Program Spring Break Class At Library Is Full And Closed

Attach the $50 enrollment fee and mail to CDOT, Drivers Education Program, 1250 Market Street, Suite 3030, Chattanooga TN 37402 The Dalton Police Department opened Tuesday morning's meeting of the Dalton Public Safety Commission with the introduction of a new officer.


THP investigating Greene Co. chase and fatal crash

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating a police chase that may have led to a fatal accident. Troopers said a Greene County Sheriff's THP investigating Greene Co.


6,533 Apply For Chattanooga Housing Authority Voucher Program

The Chattanooga Housing Authority closed its Housing Choice Voucher Program application process Monday at 11:59 p.m. A total of 6,533 people applied.


Body Found On South Highland Park Avenue Identified As Simone A. Couch, 46

Here is the agenda for the upcoming Red Bank Board of Commissioners meeting: I. Call to Order - Mayor John Roberts II. Roll Call - City Manager ___ Mayor Roberts, ___ Vice-Mayor Pierce, ___ Commissioner Causer, ___ Commissioner LeCompte, ___ Commissioner Pope III.


6 months later: Community rebuilds after EF-3 tornado

Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1CfeKjB "So much of the ground is bare," said Pat Bowman, whose house on Old Highway 63 was damaged in the storm. "A two-by-four blew through the windows, all of the windows in the front of the house.


6 months later: Community rebuilds after EF-3 tornado

Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1CfeKjB "So much of the ground is bare," said Pat Bowman, whose house on Old Highway 63 was damaged in the storm. "A two-by-four blew through the windows, all of the windows in the front of the house.


City Drivers Ed Program Spring Break Class At Library Is Full And Closed

Attach the $50 enrollment fee and mail to CDOT, Drivers Education Program, 1250 Market Street, Suite 3030, Chattanooga TN 37402 The Dalton Police Department opened Tuesday morning's meeting of the Dalton Public Safety Commission with the introduction of a new officer.


$10,000 reward offered for info about bald eagle shooting

A $10,000 reward is now being offered to anyone with information about who shot a bald eagle in Monroe County. The adult eagle was discovered $10,000 reward offered for info about bald eagle shooting A $10,000 reward is now being offered to anyone with information about who shot a bald eagle in Monroe County.


Stormwater fees eyed

A PUBLIC WORKS employee eases open a drain cover on June 14, 2014, in an attempt to relieve flooding on Broad Street S.W. Revenue from a stormwater fee being implemented by the city of Cleveland will be used to address repeat flooding issues within the city. Banner photo, HOWARD PIERCE A stormwater fee created last year at $1 per month for residential property will see an increase this year as the city fully implements the program.


City golf course lease is approved

GSP Business Alliance will lease Waterville Golf Course following a vote by the Cleveland City Council Monday. Councilman Richard Banks made a motion at the Council's voting session to lease the golf course and equipment for $60,000 a year for 10 years.


Tickets On Sale For 2015 Jazzanooga Festival

Since 2011, Jazzanooga has been growing and working to offer local musicians performance opportunities and "bringing the best" in contemporary Jazz to Chattanooga.


Jailer fired for 'use of force' named in lawsuit for similar incident

The Knox County jailer who resigned last week after a camera caught several guards fighting with an inmate injured another detainee several years ago, according to a federal lawsuit filed last April. Jailer fired for 'use of force' named in lawsuit for similar incident The Knox County jailer who resigned last week after a camera caught several guards fighting with an inmate injured another detainee several years ago, according to a federal lawsuit filed last April.


Cornerstone Bancshares Reports Positive Earnings For Fourth Quarter Of 2014

Cornerstone Bancshares, Inc., holding company of Cornerstone Community Bank, Tuesday announced net income of $412,000 for the fourth quarter of 2014, which represents a 2.1 percent increase in net income compared with the same quarter of 2013.


Knox Co. sues former trustee Mike Lowe

Knox County is suing former long-time trustee Mike Lowe for allegedly participating in a scheme with two other ex-workers that bilked the county out of at least $1 million. Knox Co.


Road Closures Announced For Repairs

This will be a full closure, scheduled to reopen over the weekend, but will be closed again The 1100 block of Chestnut Street, between West 11th Street and West 12th Street, will be closed for building maintenance beginning The 1100 O'Grady Drive at Zena Drive will be closed beginning Tuesday at 9 a.m. , for a storm drain replacement.


Bradley County Commission To Look Into Retaining Fire Fighters

The Bradley County Commission agreed during a Monday evening work session that they will have to look into the issue of many county fire fighters leaving for better paying jobs elsewhere. Several commissioners stated their concern with the money spent training new firemen, only to have them leave in a few years.


Public Meeting On Proposed Zoning Change In Middle Valley Is Feb. 6

District 3 County Commissioner Marty Haynes announced Monday that he will host a public meeting to obtain further input and public feedback on the proposed zoning change for a commercial development near the intersection of Thrasher Pike and Middle Valley Road in Hixson.


Man, 67, found dead after pickup hits tree

A Mascot man was killed Monday night when his 1972 pickup truck sideswiped a utility pole, flew into the air and then hit a tree, according to the Man, 67, found dead after pickup hits tree A Mascot man was killed Monday night when his 1972 pickup truck sideswiped a utility pole, flew into the air and then hit a tree, according to the Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1C9O6IW A Mascot man was killed Monday night when his 1972 pickup truck sideswiped a utility pole, flew into the air and then hit a tree, according to the Knox County Sheriff's Office.


Closing business helps Campbell Co. church expand

A new church in Campbell County has new plans after last week's announcement that three businesses will leave the community. Closing business helps Campbell Co.


Drugs, stolen vehicles, warrants lead to several arrests in area

Last week, an accidental 911 call led Cleveland Police Department officer Kody Fox to the apprehension of a suspect with two outstanding warrants. Around midnight Wednesday, Fox was dispatched to the 6th Street area in reference to an open 911 line.


Early Peoples Cultural Revelation Masks Painted At Northgate Library

Children representing home schools Allen Elementary, Hixson Elementary, Chattanooga State, and East Hamilton County enjoyed making Native American cultural masks on Saturday with local artist Larry Bullington of The Masters Studio at Northgate Library.


Exit 20 project is still ahead

Jennifer Flynn, TDOT community relations officer, gives a briefing on Bradley County road projects to the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce Public Affairs committee. Along with Flynn were seated, from left, Ken Flynn, director of operations; Scott Medlin, project manager; and Wes Hughen, director of project development.


The Enterprise Center Launches Digital Inclusion Pilot Program

Like all cities, Chattanooga faces a digital divide characterized by a disparity in technical literacy, hardware adoption and a reliable Internet subscription at home.


Yellow DOT program alerts EMS workers of medical history

A Tennessee program is helping provide more medical information in the event of an emergency to EMS workers, and it starts with a simple decal. It's the Department of Transportation's Yellow DOT program.


THP: Car hits, kills teen on off-road motorcycle

The Tennessee Highway Patrol confirmed that a car hit and killed a teenager on an off-road motorcycle Monday morning in Morgan County. THP: Car hits, kills teen on off-road motorcycle The Tennessee Highway Patrol confirmed that a car hit and killed a teenager on an off-road motorcycle Monday morning in Morgan County.


3rd Edition Of Popular Stokes Photo Book To Be Issued

With a second edition of the popular Stokes Photo Book selling out, Chattanoogan.com will publish a third edition of 1,000 copies.


Tennessee Promise aims to change face of state colleges

Since Gov. Bill Haslam signed Tennessee Promiseinto law eight months ago, it has attracted a chorus of praise from other states, education experts and the White House, but leaders here can't afford to rest on their laurels. Tennessee Promise aims to change face of state colleges Since Gov. Bill Haslam signed Tennessee Promiseinto law eight months ago, it has attracted a chorus of praise from other states, education experts and the White House, but leaders here can't afford to rest on their laurels.


Car hits bicyclist Monday morning

Car hits bicyclist Monday morning A car hit a bicyclist Monday morning in Morgan County, according to dispatch.


Teams organize for Habitat Women Build

The women are ready with their hammers and saws, as Habitat for Humanity's second annual Women Build of Cleveland approaches. Women Build is an initiative for women who want to build homes and communities.


Walker County Arrest Report For Jan. 19-25

DUI, FAILURE TO MAINTAIN, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA LESS THAN 1 OZ, POSSESSION OF COCAINE, POSSESSION OF COCAINE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE, OBSTRUCTION DICKERSON BURGLARY 2ND, THEFT BY TAKING , ENTERING AUTOMOBILE OR OTHER MOTOR VEHICLE WITH INTENT TO COMMIT THEFT OR FELONY CARSON POSSESSION OF A SCHEDULE I OR II C.S. WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE, USE OF COMMUNICATION FACILITY IN COMMISSION OF A FELONY INVOLVING A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE HURT With a second edition of the popular Stokes Photo Book selling out, Chattanoogan.com will publish a third edition of 1,000 copies. John Wilson, publisher, said, "We continue to get calls and emails inquiring about the availability of this remarkable Chattanooga photo collection.


Sheriff's Office: Community

Community is defined as "a group of people," "a neighborhood," "a cooperative spirit." Those terms definitely define Bradley County.


New 2015 state maps now available

This year's map contains new information to assist motorists, and features a special cover to commemorate the Tennessee Department of Transportation's centennial. The 2015 map contains historical photographs that look back at the development of Tennessee's highway system during the last 100 years.


New 2015 state maps now available

This year's map contains new information to assist motorists, and features a special cover to commemorate the Tennessee Department of Transportation's centennial. The 2015 map contains historical photographs that look back at the development of Tennessee's highway system during the last 100 years.


New 2015 state maps now available

This year's map contains new information to assist motorists, and features a special cover to commemorate the Tennessee Department of Transportation's centennial. The 2015 map contains historical photographs that look back at the development of Tennessee's highway system during the last 100 years.


Sunrise Rotary donates to Youth Counseling

YOUTH COUNSELING SERVICES recently received a $2,000 grant from the Bradley Sunrise Rotary Club. On hand for the presentation were, from left, club president Keith Munford and Dr. John Vining, director of Youth Counseling Services.


Banner website is getting new look

One of the ways the Cleveland Daily Banner delivers your news is going to be changing. Not just changing but completely redone.


Fire Damages Vacant Home On Camden Street

Sunday morning at 2105 Camden Street. Captain David Brooks with Engine 4 said smoke and flames were visible when they arrived.


I See by the Banner 1-25

The Trustees meeting of the Cleveland Bradley County Public Library will meet Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the Library Community Room. --- The Bradley County Republican Party will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Bradley County Courthouse County Commission Meeting Room.


New uniform 911 rate provides revenue stream

The new legislation has applied a $1.16 standard monthly surcharge for all residential, business and wireless phone lines - the proceeds of which fund 911 operations. Banner Photo, RICHARDa SGOAD The 911 Funding Modernization and IP Transition Act, a piece of legislation passed by the Tennessee General Assembly last year, took effect Jan. 1. Intended to uniform 911 surcharges statewide and promote much-needed technological upgrades, the newly executed bill will see a standard charge of $1.16 a month applied to residential, business and wireless lines.


Landfill has over 30 years of life left

County Mayor D. Gary Davis receives the "White Glove" award from representatives of Cleveland/Bradley Keep America Beautiful. From left are KAB members Shari Horton, Mike Hughes, Kim Shay and Davis.


3rd Edition Of Popular Stokes Photo Book To Be Issued

With a second edition of the popular Stokes Photo Book selling out, Chattanoogan.com will publish a third edition of 1,000 copies.


Lebanon man sentenced on federal charges

U.S. District Judge Ronnie Greer sentenced five people, including a Lebanon man, to prison terms in federal court in Greeneville late Wednesday for conspiring to commit Clean Air Act offenses with the illegal removal and disposal of asbestos-containing materials at the former Liberty Fibers Plant in Hamblen County. A&E Salvage bought the plant out of bankruptcy to salvage metals, which remained in the plant after it ceased operations.


Lady Jets fly by Lady Pioneers

The Warren County Lady Pioneers received a visit Friday night from district foe Cumberland County.


Man Stabbed In Domestic Dispute On Sunrise Lane Saturday Morning

A man was stabbed Saturday morning on Sunrise Lane. At approximately 11:41 a.m., the Chattanooga Police Department responded to a reported stabbing at 309 Sunrise Lane.


Man and child killed in Campbell Co. crash

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said a man and a little boy died and another child was injured in a Campbell County crash Friday. THP said Bobby Coker Man and child killed in Campbell Co.


Family of inmate handled by KCSO speaks out

A Knoxville family is speaking out on behalf of their brother, who the Knox County sheriff says had "excessive force" used against him. Family of inmate handled by KCSO speaks out A Knoxville family is speaking out on behalf of their brother, who the Knox County sheriff says had "excessive force" used against him.


Sheriff: Man tried to ram Blount deputies during chase

A Maryville man tried to ram several police cruisers Thursday night in the midst of a police chase, according to the Blount County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff: Man tried to ram Blount deputies during chase A Maryville man tried to ram several police cruisers Thursday night in the midst of a police chase, according to the Blount County Sheriff's Office.


Sheriff: Man tried to ram Blount deputies during chase

A Maryville man tried to ram several police cruisers Thursday night in the midst of a police chase, according to the Blount County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff: Man tried to ram Blount deputies during chase A Maryville man tried to ram several police cruisers Thursday night in the midst of a police chase, according to the Blount County Sheriff's Office.


Man leads officers on 3 county chase

A Knoxville man is behind bars after leading officers on a chase through three counties. According to Knoxville Police, officers spotted a suspicious Man leads officers on 3 county chase A Knoxville man is behind bars after leading officers on a chase through three counties.


Chattanooga-Hamilton County NAACP Calls For Youth And Young Adult Promise Initiative

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County NAACP released the following information, calling for a Youth and Young Adult Promise Initiative.


Man leads officers on 3 county chase

A Knoxville man is behind bars after leading officers on a chase through three counties. According to Knoxville Police, officers spotted a suspicious Man leads officers on 3 county chase A Knoxville man is behind bars after leading officers on a chase through three counties.


2 Students Arrested At East Ridge Middle School On Weapons Possession Charges

East Ridge Police SRO at East Ridge Middle School arrested two juvenile students on a single charge each of possessing a weapon on school property.


Man accused of knocking 73-year-old womana

Claiborne County deputies arrested a man they say knocked a 73-year-old woman unconscious during a home invasion earlier this week. Man accused of knocking 73-year-old woman unconscious Claiborne County deputies arrested a man they say knocked a 73-year-old woman unconscious during a home invasion earlier this week.


Major Water Line Break On Lookout Mountain Leaves Residents Without Water

Residents on Lookout Mountain are without water after a major water line break Friday at 10 a.m. on the side of Lookout Mountain.


Roy Exum: Stanley - A Star' At Erlanger

When State Senator Todd Gardenhire went on an uncharacteristic rant over bonuses given to Erlanger Hospital executives, his outlandish assertions were countered in media accounts by hospital board member Jennifer Stanley who said - minus the hysteria -- "We owe management the incentives we promised over a year ago.


Men charged, pot, $17K seized

Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong announced two Maryville men were charged today following two separate but related search warrants last Friday Men charged, pot, $17K seized Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong announced two Maryville men were charged today following two separate but related search warrants last Friday Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1Jo9glf Two Maryville men fact pot charges after authorities found 5 pounds of hydroponic marijuana at one house and 12 ounces of hydroponic marijuana at another along with more than $17,000 in cash, according to the Blount County Sheriff's Office.


Campbell County businesses closing, hundreds of jobs lost

Employees of A&S Steel in Caryville were notified Wednesday night that the company will be closing. Around 250 people currently work there.


Hundreds soon out of work as 3 Campbell Co. businesses close

Hundreds soon out of work as 3 Campbell Co. businesses close Hundreds of workers in Campbell County will soon be out of a job as three businesses shut their doors.


Woman accused of beating elderly relatives with skillet

Woman accused of beating elderly relatives with skillet A Hamblen County woman is accused of hitting her elderly relatives with a skillet. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1BL8PTc Deputies said Kristi Ann Greene, 43, of Morristown was drunk she went over to her family's house and hit two of her relatives in their heads with a skillet.


Burchett chooses blood over boredom in friendlya

Burchett chooses blood over boredom in friendly competition Final results are in for a friendly wager between Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1Jj1rNW Final results are in for a friendly wager between Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero.


County adopts international building, energy codes

Commissioner Dan Rawls, far right, makes his case against the adoption of the 2012 International Building Codes during Monday's voting meeting. Listening, from left, are Chairman Louie Alford and Commissioners Charlotte Peak and Howard Thompson.


Fires at mobile homes reportedly some of the deadliest in Tennessee

A new report shows fires at manufactured houses, also known as mobile homes or trailers, are some of the deadliest in Tennessee. There are more than 250,000 manufactured homes in Tennessee.


McMinn Volunteer Fire Department Treasurer Indicted for Mismanaging Funds

A special investigation by the Tennessee Comptrollera s Office has revealed that former fire department treasurer Donna Hurst stole at least $4,954 from the Union Grove Volunteer Fire Department in McMinn County. During the period June 2012 through January 2013, Ms.


Barter Youth Academy challenges local youth to reach for the stars

The Barter Theatre has become a welcome presence in Johnson County, offering several amazing performances at Heritage Hall as well as educational opportunities for local youth that spend their time dreaming of the spotlight.


National Register of Historic Places adds three sites in Tennessee

The National Register of Historic Places is the nation's official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. It is part of a nationwide program that coordinates and supports efforts to identify, evaluate and protect historic resources.


Cleanup Completed At Site Of Tanker Truck Overturn Near Haletown; I-24 Lanes Reopened

The environmental cleanup from last Thursday's tanker truck crash on I-24 East at mile marker 162 in Marion County has been completed, TDOT officials said. The driver of the tanker truck remains in the intensive care unit.


Trucks are top targets for vehicle thieves

Trucks are top targets for vehicle thieves Numbers show trucks are the biggest target for vehicle thefts in the state. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1BBy769 After a man's truck was stolen, Knoxville Police Department offers advice on how to protect your own vehicle.


Stolen train bell now back where it belongs

Someone stole the bell in July of 2013. Knox County deputies later found it when serving a search on Tipton Station Road.


Jennifer P. Keller Elected President And COO Of Baker Donelson

Baker Donelson has elected Jennifer P. Keller as the Firm's next president and chief operating officer.


Tests show no major contamination near former landfill

A former East Tennessee landfill is not the source of any major ground or water contamination, according to tests performed by the state Department of Environment and Conservation. Loudon County Mayor Buddy Bradshaw told the Knoxville News Sentinel that it was great news for the community.


Ronald McDonald House Wants Families To Share Memories On New Website

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga has reached a milestone of providing a "home away from home" for families of seriously ill or injured children for 25 years.


Knox County teacher supply depot opens Saturday

Jewell Loyd scored 34 points, Lindsay Allen added 15 and No. 6 Notre Dame made 58 percent of its shots to beat fifth-ranked Tennessee 88-77 The Seattle Seahawks have apologized for a tweet that linked their improbable NFC championship game victory to Martin Luther King Jr.


Fate of Bristol apartments up to Sullivan County Commission

Right now, the plan is to build 20 to 30 new units on Lavinder Lane in Bristol, Tennessee. But before the villas can become a reality, both the Bristol Tennessee City Council and the Sullivan County Commission have to agree on how to finance the project.


New fire substation could mean safer people, lower premiums

Fire stations house people and equipment that help save lives, and they can also save money for people in the community they serve. A proposed new fire substation may help one community do both.


Rescued dog that captured hearts dies of tumor

A rescued dog who captured hearts all over East Tennessee has died. We first met Ruger back in December when he was malnourished and on the edge of Rescued dog that captured hearts dies of tumor A rescued dog who captured hearts all over East Tennessee has died.


Happy Birthday, Dolly Parton

Happy Birthday, Dolly Parton! East Tennessee's favorite daughter turns 69 today - or is it 35? Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1BsQ2M2 Dolly Parton said she's keeping up-to-date with new ways to reach her fans. "I try to surround myself with folks that keep up with it.


TDOT announces New 2015 State Maps Now Available

The official 2015 Tennessee Transportation Map is now available for travelers. This year's map contains new information to assist motorists, and features a special cover to commemorate the Tennessee Department of Transportation's centennial.


Dandridge wants resident feedback on lakefront design

The town of Dandridge has plans to develop nearly a mile of lakefront property and wants citizen input before taking the Dandridge wants resident feedback on lakefront design The town of Dandridge has plans to develop nearly a mile of lakefront property and wants citizen input before taking the Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1IZvDgP The town of Dandridge has plans to develop nearly a mile of lakefront property and wants citizen input before taking the next step. 1-18-15 11PM The town of Dandridge has plans to develop nearly a mile of lakefront property and wants citizen input before taking the next step.


TDOT announces New 2015 State Maps Now Available

The official 2015 Tennessee Transportation Map is now available for travelers. This year's map contains new information to assist motorists, and features a special cover to commemorate the Tennessee Department of Transportation's centennial.


THP: Pedestrian hit and killed in Grainger County

A man died after being hit by a car in Grainger County Sunday afternoon, according to a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The report THP: Pedestrian hit and killed in Grainger County A man died after being hit by a car in Grainger County Sunday afternoon, according to a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.


UTC Wrestles Campbell Univ. Today

Chattanooga 26 - Gardner-Webb 12 125: No. 12 Sean Boyle - MD, 12-1 - Cortez Starkes - UTC 4-0 133: No.


Annual report identifies educational priorities

The priorities for education in Tennessee for 2015 should include a focus on teachers and testing, the State Collaborative on Reforming Education - known as SCORE - said Friday as part of its annual report. The report details academic gains the state has made and highlights key priorities for the state that will help sustain and accelerate the effort to prepare all students for success in college and the workforce.


Tennessee health profile - Sullivan County

Sullivan County is in the extreme upper eastern portion of Tennessee and contains the town of Bristol, which exists in both Tennessee and Virginia. In fact, the whole county's northern border is the State of Virginia.


Old Chicago Pizza And Taproom Now Open At Northgate

Do you have a craving for a tall pint of beer and hearty-style pizza? If so you may want to check out Chattanooga's newest dining establishment, Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom.


Student safety improvments in Washington County, TN

About 200-new security cameras have been added inside schools along with upgrades to the existing ones. There were already 500-cameras installed system wide.


Sheriff: Clinton man faces multiple charges aftera

A Clinton man faces 15 felony and misdemeanor charges that include aggravated assault and reckless endangerment after authorities say he fled an Sheriff: Clinton man faces multiple charges after fleeing, hitting deputy A Clinton man faces 15 felony and misdemeanor charges that include aggravated assault and reckless endangerment after authorities say he fled an Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1IS99hB A Clinton man faces 14 felony and misdemeanor charges that include aggravated assault and reckless endangerment after authorities say he fled an accident scene, dragged a constable with his car and struck a deputy's car. Larry Eugene Ward Jr., 34, was being held in the Anderson County Jail on Friday.


Restaurant raises money to help school for kids in need

One of Knoxville's newest restaurants is encouraging its customers to give back to the community. Oli Bea is a new breakfast restaurant in the Old Restaurant raises money to help school for kids in need One of Knoxville's newest restaurants is encouraging its customers to give back to the community.


Sheriff: Clinton man faces multiple charges aftera

A Clinton man faces 15 felony and misdemeanor charges that include aggravated assault and reckless endangerment after authorities say he fled an Sheriff: Clinton man faces multiple charges after fleeing, hitting deputy A Clinton man faces 15 felony and misdemeanor charges that include aggravated assault and reckless endangerment after authorities say he fled an Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1IS99hB A Clinton man faces 14 felony and misdemeanor charges that include aggravated assault and reckless endangerment after authorities say he fled an accident scene, dragged a constable with his car and struck a deputy's car. Larry Eugene Ward Jr., 34, was being held in the Anderson County Jail on Friday.


Fire at McMinn family business may have been arson

State fire officials say a weekend fire at a family-owned business in McMinn County may have been set intentionally. The fire broke out early Sunday Fire at McMinn family business may have been arson State fire officials say a weekend fire at a family-owned business in McMinn County may have been set intentionally.


Prescription Drug Drop-Off Box at Sheriff's Office

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, Fairfield Glade Public Safety Department, and the Tennessee Department of Environment /Conservation are working collaboratively to protect our citizens as well as our environment. A Prescription Drug Drop-Off Box has been permanently located at the Sheriff's Office for the convenience of the citizens of the community to drop off any unwanted or unused medication to be properly disposed of.


Contract Set To Go Before The City Bond Board As Work Starts For 2nd...

A contract is set to go before the City Industrial Development Board on Wednesday as work gets underway on a second vehicle line at the Chattanooga Volkswagen plant.


Standoff ends; 2 elementary schools taken off lockdown

Officials placed six people in custody during a standoff at a north Knoxville home, following a bank robbery in downtown Knoxville Friday morning. Standoff ends; 2 elementary schools taken off lockdown Officials placed six people in custody during a standoff at a north Knoxville home, following a bank robbery in downtown Knoxville Friday morning.


Mayfield Grange to meet today

The Mayfield Grange 683 will hold its next meeting at 6 p.m. today in the Mayfield Methodist Church Hall. There will be a business meeting and potluck supper.


Drivers, watch out for black ice on roads

With the chance snow turning to black ice in some areas overnight, drivers need to be cautious on the roads Friday morning. Drivers, watch out for black ice on roads With the chance snow turning to black ice in some areas overnight, drivers need to be cautious on the roads Friday morning.


Drivers, watch out for black ice on roads

With the chance snow turning to black ice in some areas overnight, drivers need to be cautious on the roads Friday morning. Drivers, watch out for black ice on roads With the chance snow turning to black ice in some areas overnight, drivers need to be cautious on the roads Friday morning.


Drivers, watch out for black ice on roads

With the chance snow turning to black ice in some areas overnight, drivers need to be cautious on the roads Friday morning. Drivers, watch out for black ice on roads With the chance snow turning to black ice in some areas overnight, drivers need to be cautious on the roads Friday morning.


Mayor's Mansion Inn, St. John's Restaurant Make AAA 4 Diamond List

The Mayor's Mansion Inn and St. John's Restaurant in Chattanooga have made AAA's annual Four Diamond list.


TN Tape Takes Bizarre Twist

Mother Nature took the blame for askew traffic tape meant to mark a temporary lane during construction on a Knox County, TN, road. "When I first saw it, I kind of chuckled," Ben White, project manager for Knox County's Engineering Department, told NBC affiliate WBIR .


New EMS equipment could help save more lives in Washington County, TN

First responders only have minutes to get to the scene of a crisis but Washington County EMS told us aging equipment is slowing crews down. They asked the Johnson City Commission for help on Thursday to get new equipment to better connect crews to the emergencies closest to them.


Tax relief program that helps elderly, veteransa

A state property tax relief program that helps disabled veterans and low-income level senior citizens is in financial danger. Tax relief program that helps elderly, veterans in danger A state property tax relief program that helps disabled veterans and low-income level senior citizens is in financial danger.


Supreme Court ruling buttresses authority ofa

A Tennessee Supreme Court ruling establishes a presumption that a successor judge in a court case may called upon to serve as a "13th juror" if the Supreme Court ruling buttresses authority of successor judges A Tennessee Supreme Court ruling establishes a presumption that a successor judge in a court case may called upon to serve as a "13th juror" if the Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1C5MXQS A new Tennessee Supreme Court ruling establishes a presumption that a successor judge in a court case can serve as a "13th juror" to rule on a jury's verdict if the original trial court judge exits the case.


Man sentenced to 10 years in 'gravel' drug distribution

A Kingsport man will spend the next decade in federal prison for his role in a illegal drug distribution conspiracy involving several members of his family. 19-year-old Austin Michael Stallard led police officers on a lengthy, high speed car chase through Sullivan County and part of Southwest Virginia in 2013.


KPD: Suspects cause crash, run from police

Knoxville police said one suspect is in custody but others are still on the run after a crash in east Knox County. KPD: Suspects cause crash, run from police Knoxville police said one suspect is in custody but others are still on the run after a crash in east Knox County.


Overturned semi shuts down I-75 S. in Loudon Co.

Overturned semi shuts down I-75 S. in Loudon Co. A tractor trailer overturned on Interstate 75 in Loudon County, shutting down all southbound lanes Thursday morning.


Truck With Hazardous Materials Goes Into Creek Near Haletown; Driver Initially Pinned Under Vehicle

The driver of a tractor trailer hauling hazardous materials went over a guardrail and into a creek on I-24 eastbound near Haletown in Marion County early Thursday morning.


Woman charged in alleged rent scam faces Jan. 21 court hearing

An East Tennessee woman charged with theft in an alleged rent scam involving a Seymour house faces a Jan. 21 court hearing in Blount County General Woman charged in alleged rent scam faces Jan. 21 court hearing An East Tennessee woman charged with theft in an alleged rent scam involving a Seymour house faces a Jan. 21 court hearing in Blount County General Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1C201GZ An East Tennessee woman charged with theft in an alleged rental scam involving a Seymour house faces a Jan. 21 court hearing in Blount County General Sessions Court. Beth Joy Economos, 43, is being held in the Blount County Jail in lieu of bonds totaling about $31,000, according to Blount County records.


Locals attend Canning College

Tastes of summer can be enjoyed all year by preserving those fresh fruits and vegetables either from your home vegetable garden or the local farmers market. Home canning involves adding food to jars and heating them to a high enough temperature to kill microorganisms that can make you sick, such as Clostridium botulinum, or organisms that cause food to spoil.


City projects should get underway soon

If the discussion at Tuesday night's City Council meeting is any indicator, several ongoing city projects may soon get underway.


Fire at Rhea Youth Home Ruled Arson

A fire that broke out at a youth home is now being ruled an arson. This is video from Friday of the Laurel Brook Facility in Dayton.


Former children's home leader found guilty

A Sullivan County jury convicted the former superintendent of a local children's home guilty of failure to report child sexual abuse. The case centers on child sex abuse allegations at the Tri-State Children's Home in Bristol, Tennessee involving another center employee.


Scholarships available for Johnson County students

East Tennessee Foundation announces the availability of scholarships for Johnson County students for the 2015-2016 school year.


Families fight to keep open facility for disabled

It's a race against time as families fight the state to keep a facility open that houses their loved ones. Families fight to keep open facility for disabled It's a race against time as families fight the state to keep a facility open that houses their loved ones.


60 becomes new zero for Monroe County students

A new grading system is about to get underway in all Monroe County public high schools. Board members decided to set the minimum failing grade for students at 60 percent.


Civil War sesquicentennial helps preservation project

Civil War sesquicentennial helps preservation project Groups work together to locate, identify and preserve the graves of Civil War soldiers, both Union and Confederate. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1BYAtuk With the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War approaching, East Tennesseans are working together to ensure war records are preserved.


Sevier County deputies make 25 drug arrests

Sevier County deputies make 25 drug arrests Sevier County deputies picked up almost forty people facing drug distribution charges Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1BY2ulE Some of their suspects had cars involved in the drug deals. They had to seize additional evidence with the help of US Marshals.


Sheriff's Department: Sullivan County couple missing since Jan. 7

The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating two individuals who were last seen on the evening of Wednesday, January 7. Amber Terrell and Arthur "Art" Gibson, Jr. reside on Canton Road in Kingsport, but were last seen Wednesday evening while visiting a relative in Carter County. The vehicle they were driving, a 1999 red Ford Escort, was located on Monday evening along Big Springs Road in Carter County.


Trial begins in 2013 attempted robbery, murder

A murder trial is underway in Washington County, Tennessee for one of two men accused in a 2013 shooting in Johnson City. Police say Gergish, his brother Joshua, and Chavez Hunter went to an apartment on Nathaniel Drive to buy drugs.


School systems weigh options for sharing facilities in Sullivan County

Two school systems in our area could see big changes over the next few years. Sullivan County and Kingsport City Schools have enrollment and space problems, on either end of the spectrum.


New owners bring new life to Dancing Bear Lodge

After a fire destroyed an East Tennessee tourist destination in November 2013, new owners are hoping to give new life to New owners bring new life to Dancing Bear Lodge After a fire destroyed an East Tennessee tourist destination in November 2013, new owners are hoping to give new life to Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1BVXzlk TOWNSEND - After a fire destroyed an East Tennessee tourist destination in November 2013, new owners are hoping to give new life to Townsend's Dancing Bear Lodge. Mark and Sharon Oldham were living in Nashville and looking for a change of pace after selling their business in 2013.


Union County Hog Club members raise livestock to show

A local farmer coaches 4-H members on how to raise hogs. The students show the animals at competitions then sell them.


Man accused of attempting to run over deputies

A Kingsport man is accused of trying to kill two Sullivan County sheriff's deputies with his pick-up truck over the weekend. Thomas Stringer is accused to trying to run over two deputies.


Ex-teacher charged with murder, kidnapping to appear in court

A former Campbell County teacher will appear in court Monday morning for murder and kidnapping charges tied to the disappearance of a LaFollette woman. Ex-teacher charged with murder, kidnapping to appear in court A former Campbell County teacher will appear in court Monday morning for murder and kidnapping charges tied to the disappearance of a LaFollette woman.


Polk Extension office holds canning college

Tastes of summer can be enjoyed all year by preserving those fresh fruits and vegetables either from your home vegetable garden or the local farmers market. Home canning involves adding food to jars and heating them to a high enough temperature to kill microorganisms that can make you sick, such as Clostridium botulinum, or organisms that cause food to spoil.


Fire destroys third-generation McMinn Co. family shop

A McMinn County family is in shock, following an early morning fire Sunday that destroyed their third-generation family shop. Fire destroys third-generation McMinn Co.


Woman arrested for Craigslist home rental scam

Authorities arrested a woman Sunday accused of scamming several people in Blount County through the website Craigslist. The Jefferson County Woman arrested for Craigslist home rental scam Authorities arrested a woman Sunday accused of scamming several people in Blount County through the website Craigslist.


Clayton honored as BSCO Volunteer of Year

The Bradley County Sheriff's Department honored several members of its staff Friday after the Law Enforcement Committee meeting. First to be honored was Special Deputy Jean Clayton, who was recognized with the 2014 Volunteer of the Year award.


Cookeville man dies nearly two weeks after wreck

Jack Craig, 79, died nearly two weeks after the car he was riding in went off an I-40 overpass. Cookeville man dies nearly two weeks after wreck Jack Craig, 79, died nearly two weeks after the car he was riding in went off an I-40 overpass.


Hamblen officials don't know what's causing mysterious booms

Hamblen County officials are trying to determine the source of several mysterious loud booms heard in Morristown over the past two years. The latest occurred Tuesday morning.


Sullivan County deputies going to be back in national spotlight

The National Geographic Channel is planning to tag along with deputies of the Sullivan County Sheriff's Department for a second season of Southern Justice. Production crews have not yet started filming but Sheriff Wayne Anderson tells us the plan is to do 8 episodes this season instead of the 7 they did last time.


Lonnie Vann back in Campbell County to face murder, kidnapping charges

Lonnie Lee Vann, the former Campbell County middle school teacher, charged with murdering and kidnapping a missing LaFollette area woman, is back in Lonnie Vann back in Campbell County to face murder, kidnapping charges Lonnie Lee Vann, the former Campbell County middle school teacher, charged with murdering and kidnapping a missing LaFollette area woman, is back in Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1BKz22s Lonnie Lee Vann, the former Campbell County middle school teacher charged with murdering and kidnapping a missing LaFollette area woman, is back in East Tennessee, according to the Campbell County Sheriff's Office.


Deadly collision contributes to Hwy 107 pattern

One man is dead, another hospitalized after a head-on collision in Jonesborough Friday. Thomas Clay of Jonesborough was killed trying to avoid alleged erratic driving of the injured driver, Ricky Murrow of Unicoi.


Deadly collision contributes to Hwy 107 pattern

One man is dead, another hospitalized after a head-on collision in Jonesborough Friday. Thomas Clay of Jonesborough was killed trying to avoid alleged erratic driving of the injured driver, Ricky Murrow of Unicoi.


Anderson County schools close early due to Obama's visit

Anderson County schools close early due to Obama's visit Anderson County Schools are closing early because of the president's visit to Clinton on Friday. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1BIuGJc Many roads in Anderson County will close for an extended period of time as President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden visit Techmer PM in Clinton to promote manufacturing jobs.


Hawkins officials to draft pain clinic regulations

Officials in an East Tennessee county are drafting regulations that would make it nearly impossible for pain clinics to locate there. The Kingsport Times-News reports the public safety committee of the Hawkins County Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to move forward with the proposal.


One dead, one hurt in morning wreck

An early morning wreck in Washington County, TN claimed a life. Officials say the head-on collision happened on Highway 107 near Clark's Creek around 7:00 Friday morning.


Goodwill of Middle Tenn. exceeds job, job training goals in 2014

Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee said it provided employment services and job training to 28,159 people and helped 9,558 land jobs in A Campbell County mother is grieving the loss of her daughter.


Mt LeConte's -15 low makes mid-20s "feel like summer"

The winter caretaker at LeConte Lodge endured a low of -15 degrees in the dark of Thursday morning with 20 mph winds. Mt LeConte's -15 low makes mid-20s "feel like summer" The winter caretaker at LeConte Lodge endured a low of -15 degrees in the dark of Thursday morning with 20 mph winds.


Sullivan County schools offer new communication tool

The Sullivan County Department of Education is launching a new tool to help them communicate with people across the county. They're calling it "Let's Talk", and it gives people a way to ask questions or voice concerns to departments in the school system through their website.


Man charged with assault of 85-year-old

Donnie Kiser is charged with malicious wounding. Washington County sheriff Fred Newman tells us the woman was sent to the hospital with several broken ribs.


Investigators collect evidence at Greene County fire

Investigators spent the day Thursday reviewing evidence at the scene of a Greene County fire. The fire started right before 7 a.m. Wednesday at Appalachian Forest Products in Mosheim.


Greene County Coal Fund helps with heating assistance

As the cold weather continues, more people are turning up the heat. There are some people, though, who can't afford to stay warm.


Loudon County Commission Approves Contract with Priority Ambulance

Loudon County Commission unanimously approved a contract with Priority Ambulance for exclusive emergency and nonemergency service to the county at the commission's regular meeting Monday. The contract goes into effect immediately with Priority Ambulance staff and ambulances already in place to provide service.


Officials Say Problems Remain Uncorrected in Meigs County

Meigs County officials need to correct numerous issues with their management and bookkeeping practices, an audit by the Comptroller's office reported.


Marion County Democratic Party Jan. 15 Meeting

Chairman Jim Lewis announced the monthly meeting of the Marion County Democratic Party to be held on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. at the Senior Activities Center, 315 Elm Ave. in South Pittsburg.


Wind chills make for a bitter cold day Thursday

Wind chills make for a bitter cold day Thursday More than a thousand people are without power Thursday morning in single-digit temperatures. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1IuKO1m Fort Loudoun Electric reports that more than 1,000 people are without power in Blount and Loudon counties.


Wind chills make for a bitter cold day Thursday

Wind chills make for a bitter cold day Thursday More than a thousand people are without power Thursday morning in single-digit temperatures. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1IuKO1m Fort Loudoun Electric reports that more than 1,000 people are without power in Blount and Loudon counties.


TVA Asks Power Consumers To Voluntarily Reduce Electricity Use

The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking for a voluntary reduction in electricity use until Thursday afternoon as a result of frigid temperatures causing high demand across the Southeast.


Obama Has Tossed Down The Gauntlet

The new Congress has been sworn in with Republicans promising a new day in which bills can be presented, debated and voted on and voiced hope for bipartisan consideration.


Campbell County press conference

Campbell County authorities and the TBI announced indictments against Lonnie Lee Vann on Wednesday in the presumed killing of Rhonda Daugherty. Campbell County press conference Campbell County authorities and the TBI announced indictments against Lonnie Lee Vann on Wednesday in the presumed killing of Rhonda Daugherty.


Lonnie Lee Vann charged with murder of missing woman

The Campbell County Sheriff's Office has called a press conference for this afternoon regarding a woman who has been missing for weeks. Lonnie Lee Vann charged with murder of missing woman The Campbell County Sheriff's Office has called a press conference for this afternoon regarding a woman who has been missing for weeks.


Crime Stoppers: Robbery At Highway 153 Long John Silver's

Crime Stoppers and the Chattanooga Police Department are seeking information on a robbery that occurred on Dec. 12, 2014, at 5317 Highway 153 at the Long John Silver's.


Injured trooper writes book called Trial by Fire

The survivor of a horrible wreck spent the last year writing the story of not only the wreck, but also his life. Injured trooper writes book called Trial by Fire The survivor of a horrible wreck spent the last year writing the story of not only the wreck, but also his life.


Goodman Manufacturing to Close Doors in Dayton; 600 Jobs Affected

Goodman Manufacturing's Dayton, Tennessee plant is closing, affecting its 600 employees. That's according to the Rhea County Economic Development Office.


Wind chills could make it feel below zero tonight

Wind chills could make it feel below zero tonight Wind chill advisories will be in effect from noon Wednesday until 9 a.m. Thursday. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1ByGmyh Areas north of I-40 and into the higher terrain are seeing light snow showers.


Home In Harrison Damaged By Fire Tuesday Night

The Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department responded and reported a fully-involved garage fire.


Wind chills could make it feel below zero tonight

Wind chills could make it feel below zero tonight Wind chill advisories will be in effect from noon Wednesday until 9 a.m. Thursday. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1ByGmyh Areas north of I-40 and into the higher terrain are seeing light snow showers.


Only minor deficiencies in county audit report

On December 10, 2014, The Division of Local Government Audit released the Annual Financial Reports of Johnson County, Tennessee for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2014.


Obama to announce manufacturing innovation hub ina

President Barack Obama plans to announce a new "manufacturing innovation hub" in East Tennessee during his visit to Knox and Anderson counties on Friday, according to a top aide. Obama to announce manufacturing innovation hub in East TN President Barack Obama plans to announce a new "manufacturing innovation hub" in East Tennessee during his visit to Knox and Anderson counties on Friday, according to a top aide.


Deputies arrest third suspect in Speedwell ATMa

Deputies arrest third suspect in Speedwell ATM theft Claiborne County deputies arrested a third person in connection with an ATM stolen from a Speedwell bank. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1IqLrJ3 Officials charged Lucas Alan Brooks, 24, of Speedwell with burglary, theft, and vandalism along with other charges from previous incidents.


Brutal Conditions Alleged at Tennessee Jail

A rural Tennessee jail kept three men in inhumane conditions, making them sleep on the floor next to a leaking toilet, they claim in court. Daniel Farrow, Dewey Hinds and Tyler Swanson sued Grainger County, Tenn.


4 Arrested On Distribution And Trafficking Heroin Charges

The Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force conducted field operations on Tuesday afternoon.


What you need to know Wednesday

What you need to know Wednesday Here are several stories WBIR is following Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1Iq5mIc Areas north of I-40 and into the higher terrain are seeing light snow showers.


Wind chills could make it feel below zero tonight

Wind chills could make it feel below zero tonight Wind chill advisories will be in effect from noon Wednesday until 9 a.m. Thursday. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1ByGmyh Areas north of I-40 and into the higher terrain are seeing light snow showers.


Need for programs that feed the hungry continues to grow here

The need for programs that feed the hungry is growing both locally and nationally.


Firefighters battle fire at Mosheim business

Firefighters battle fire at Mosheim business Firefighters are battling a fire at a business in Mosheim Wednesday morning. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1IpUv0O Greene County dispatch confirmed the fire is at Appalachian Forest Products on 125 South Spring Street, located just off Highway 11 E. Drivers in this area should use caution.


1 Killed, 4 Others Injured In 3 Overnight Chattanooga Shootings

At approximately 10:40 p.m., the Chattanooga Police responded to 2214 East 26th St. for reports of shots fired.


Families lose money in Craigslist home rental scam

The Blount County Sheriff's Office is investigating what they're calling a "rental scam," after four families reported being schemed out Families lose money in Craigslist home rental scam MARYVILLE - The Blount County Sheriff's Office is investigating what they're calling a "rental scam," after four families reported being schemed out Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1Bxuyfz Renters put down thousands to live in a Blount County house. The person who rented it to them, however, didn't own it.


Tennessee health profile - Sevier County

Sevier County , Tennessee is the state's most popular tourist spot, having a portion of the Great Smokey Mountains and Dollywood. Sevierville, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge are all major vacation destinations.


Three Tennessee Sites Added to the National Register of Historic Places

The National Register of Historic Places is the nation's official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation.


Three Tennessee Sites Added to the National Register of Historic Places

The National Register of Historic Places is the nation's official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation.


Vonore teacher arrested for public intoxication

Vonore teacher arrested for public intoxication Monroe County Schools suspended a teacher without pay after she was arrested and charged with public intoxication. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1BvtOHR Monroe County Director of Schools Tim Blankenship said Kristin Cochran was arrested early Saturday morning.


Part of mayor's lawsuit dropped following TBI investigation

Part of a local mayor's lawsuit against the city manager in the town she represents has been tossed out. According to district Attorney General Barry Staubus, the Sullivan County Grand Jury decided not to proceed with criminal prosecution in the case.


Proposed closure of care facility could affect 600 jobs, 96 residents

The Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities plans to close Greene Valley Developmental Center in 2016. Plans to close the facility are part of a court settlement from an almost 20-year-old federal lawsuit.


Police: Woman tries to bite officer during DUI arrest

Police say 35-year-old Jessie Marie Phillips was driving recklessly on West State of Franklin Road Tuesday morning. They tried to stop the vehicle around Buffalo Street because it was dragging a recycling bin that had been hit.


East Tenn. police officers honor fallen NYPD officer in NYC

Two East Tennessee police officers went to New York to honor a New York Police officer killed in the line of duty. New York East Tenn.


Loudon Co. approves new contract with Priority Ambulance

Loudon Co. approves new contract with Priority Ambulance Loudon County leaders have agreed to a new contract for ambulance services with Priority Ambulance.


Unicoi County Commission fills open seat

After two hours of debate, the Unicoi County Commission made a decision on who will fill the open seat on the school board. It is a big decision because it could affect who runs the school system.


School officials talk flu policy

Students are returning to class, but many parents are asking whether they should send their kids back to school or not because of widespread flu. Washington County, Tennessee schools and Carter County schools were two of the school systems back in session Monday.


Clinton gears up to host White House and showcasea

Tim Thompson is President of the Anderson County Economic Association. He says that past 12 months have been some of the best ever in the history of Anderson County - especially the automotive industry Clinton gears up to host White House and showcase the regions economy Tim Thompson is President of the Anderson County Economic Association.


Man charged in in Blount, Sevier robberies

According to Sevier County Sheriff Ron Seals, A Knox County man has been charged in connection with an armed robbery that occurred at Little Caesars Man charged in in Blount, Sevier robberies According to Sevier County Sheriff Ron Seals, A Knox County man has been charged in connection with an armed robbery that occurred at Little Caesars Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1Ii365S Sheriff's authorities were alerted by the business that a man wearing a black jacket and ski mask and holding what appeared to be a firearm had demanded money from an employee at the front counter. The robber put the money into a Walmart bag and fled from the scene, according to the Sevier County Sheriff's Department.


Pair living in van face animal cruelty charges

A Blount County mother and son are facing animal cruelty charges after officers found nearly a dozen starving animals living with them inside a van. Pair living in van face animal cruelty charges A Blount County mother and son are facing animal cruelty charges after officers found nearly a dozen starving animals living with them inside a van.


Man convicted of double murder asks for new trial

A convicted double murderer is asking the court to grant him a new trial claiming new evidence could have helped his defense. Howard Hawk Willis filed a motion last month in Washington County, Tennessee, claiming a letter by one of the defendants said Willis had been framed in the murder of another man.


School officials talk flu policy

Students are returning to class, but many parents are asking whether they should send their kids back to school or not because of widespread flu. Washington County, Tennessee schools and Carter County schools were two of the school systems back in session Monday.


4 Sevier County residents facing meth manufacture charges

When Donnie Tyndall refers to Armani Moore as a "hard-headed dude," the Tennessee coach means it as a compliment. A hallmark of any strong football program is a good relationship between the administration and the coaching staff.


Sevierville police search for bank robbery suspect

Sevierville police search for bank robbery suspect Sevierville police said they're searching for a man accused of robbing a bank. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1IgXqJn The suspect reportedly fled in a black GMC or Chevrolet pick-up truck, with large wheels and a lowered body.


Deputies arrest second suspect in Speedwell ATMa

Deputies arrest second suspect in Speedwell ATM theft Claiborne County deputies arrested a second person in connection with an ATM that was stolen from a Speedwell bank. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1IgnKTZ Officials charged Walter Shawn Patterson, 33, of Speedwell with burglary, theft and vandalism.


Washington County woman charged with assaulting husband

A Washington County teaching assistant has been accused of assaulting her husband, who is a member of the county's school board. Kelly Hammond was arrested in December after sheriff's deputies says she and her husband, David Hammond, had been arguing at their Oak Grove Road home.


Man bails out of car during car chase with state trooper

Law enforcement is searching for a suspect who bailed out of his car during a car chase with a state trooper in west Knox County. Man bails out of car during car chase with state trooper Law enforcement is searching for a suspect who bailed out of his car during a car chase with a state trooper in west Knox County.


Woman charged with shooting and poisoning husband in court

Misty Lee Addair is in court Monday charged with trying to kill her husband. Back in June she was arrested on charges of attempting to commit first-degree murder and aggravated assault.


Dog attack sends child to the hospital

A young child in Sullivan County is recovering after authorities say he was attacked by a dog. It happened Sunday afternoon on Sigman Hollow Road in Bluff City, TN.


Girl, 5, dies of injuries after crash with ambulance

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says Lillian Creek was hurt when the minivan she was in collided with an ambulance Wednesday on state Highway 95 in Loudon County. The News Sentinel in Knoxville reports she died on Saturday from injuries suffered in the crash.


2014 a year of leadership, liquor and rail trail issues in Monterey

Bill Wiggins was sworn into the town's top office in September, having successfully campaigned against mayoral candidates alderwoman Amy Clark and former alderwoman Peggy Matheney in the August general election. It's a role Wiggins said he was eager to take on following the term of Richard Godsey, who chose not to seek reelection.


Rescued dog now fighting a tumor

Rescued dog now fighting a tumor A starved and abandoned dog rescued about a month ago now has a new battle to fight. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1Bke8af A starved and abandoned dog rescued about a month ago now has a new battle to fight.


McMinn County Officer Injured In Chattanooga Crash

A McMinn County officer is injured after their patrol crashes on a Chattanooga interstate. Hamilton County dispatch confirms to NewsChannel9 the accident happened on Interstate 24 near the 4th Avenue exit Saturday afternoon.


Man pleads guilty in 2012 Greene County killings

A 33-year-old man has pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder in the shooting deaths almost three years ago of an East Tennessee couple. The Greeneville Sun reports Christopher Allen Jones, formerly of Newport, pleaded guilty Friday in the deaths of 20-year-old Courtney A. Thompson and 21-year-old Terrence L. Stewart, both of Cocke County.


Ex-lawman faces string of charges

A man who is reportedly a former Cumberland County deputy was charged with several offenses after allegedly committing a hit and run in an act of road rage on Interstate 40 near Monterey on Dec. 30. Donald Dale Mcdonough, 36, was cited for leaving the scene of an accident, failing to exercise due care, having no insurance, driving with an open container and was arrested for driving under the influence after being stopped by law enforcement officers who responded to the accident.


Paramedic assists family

A paramedic involved in a crash with a minivan in Loudon County helped those in the van even though he was injured himself Paramedic assists family A paramedic involved in a crash with a minivan in Loudon County helped those in the van even though he was injured himself Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1BaVr8O A paramedic involved in a crash with a minivan in Loudon County helped those in the van even though he was injured himself


Paramedic assists family despite his own injuries

Emergency personnel are trained to save lives and they will do whatever it takes to make that happen. On Wednesday, a Rural Metro paramedic demonstrated that when he was involved in a Loudon County accident.


Hawkins County child neglect

From the smell of the motel room, to decomposing food and a broken toilet, Chief Mark Johnson said the conditions were not livable for any child. A Church Hill police officer responded Tuesday to the Church Hill Inn after someone called about three kids ages two, four and six years old alone in a motel room.


Limestone VFD sells fireworks to raise funds, offer safety tips

The volunteer staff says selling fireworks is also a great opportunity for them to teach the community about fire safety. The staff estimates their yearly expenses can be as much as $160,000.


Speedwell woman accused of Claiborne ATM theft

On Tuesday December 30, 2014 at approximately 7:25 PM, the Claiborne County Sheriff's Office responded to a call that the burglar alarm was going off Speedwell woman accused of Claiborne ATM theft On Tuesday December 30, 2014 at approximately 7:25 PM, the Claiborne County Sheriff's Office responded to a call that the burglar alarm was going off Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1B6cj0D Amy K. Brooks, 30, is accused of burglary, theft over $10,000 and vandalism over $10,000. She already faces prosecution for prior crimes, according to the Claiborne County Sheriff's Office.


The year in review

The first Friday in January marked the official beginning of the campaign season in Johnson County, though it is still several months until the August 7th general election.


Wildlife Chatter: Some cures for cabin fever

I came into the office and it was cold outside and, even better, the heat was warming the office up very nicely. It appears that it may be cold or colder as the days go on in 2015.


Johnson City Commission meets with state legislators

The Johnson City Commission hosted a meeting Monday night with members of the state legislature to discuss the city's needs and some items the Commission would like to have discussed in Nashville. Chief among those items- the proposed hotel/motel tax increase.


THP reports fewer traffic deaths in 2014

THP reports fewer statewide traffic deaths in 2014 Tennessee Highway Patrol is seeing fewer deaths on Tennessee roads this year with more than 30 lives saved. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1B0tJM1 Updated numbers show that on December 29, 2013, fatality totals were at 986.


THP reports fewer traffic deaths in 2014

THP reports fewer statewide traffic deaths in 2014 Tennessee Highway Patrol is seeing fewer deaths on Tennessee roads this year with more than 30 lives saved. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1B0tJM1 Updated numbers show that on December 29, 2013, fatality totals were at 986.


Gas prices keep falling in East Tennessee

Tennessee has some of the lowest gasoline prices in the nation and the number is continuing to fall. Back in April, Tennesseans were seeing Gas prices keep falling in East Tennessee Tennessee has some of the lowest gasoline prices in the nation and the number is continuing to fall.


Gas prices keep falling in East Tennessee

Tennessee has some of the lowest gasoline prices in the nation and the number is continuing to fall. Back in April, Tennesseans were seeing Gas prices keep falling in East Tennessee Tennessee has some of the lowest gasoline prices in the nation and the number is continuing to fall.


Possumtown Outreach sets up second donation site for Christmas

Possumtown Outreach will carry needed items to Sneedville in Hancock County once again this Christmas and has set up an additional drop-off point for community donations. Hancock is one of the poorest counties in Tennessee and one of the poorest in the U.S. with 93 percent of children relying on free or reduced lunches.


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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