East Tennessee News

Salvation Army To Open Emergency Overnight Sheter To Battle Frigid Temperatures

With temperatures dipping below freezing, the Salvation Army will be opening its doors for overnight emergency shelter for the homeless on Saturday at 6 p.m. The ReCreate CafA©, the Salvation Army's Day Center at 800 McCallie Ave., is preparing to serve throughout the night this weekend.


TDOT delays SR 60 widening until FY 2016

"I have to see the glass as half full." That was state Rep. Dan Howell's reaction Thursday to the announcement the Tennessee Department of Transportation would be delaying $400 million in road projects until Fiscal Year 2016.


US 441 thru Gatlinburg, TN

We got back from Istanbul last night. The weather was slightly better than I expected.


Sienna And Bellini Have Grand Opening At Hamilton Place Mall

Sienna and Bellini, a new fashion label based in Atlanta, will hold their grand opening event Saturday at Hamilton Place Mall.


Bradley County Mobile Command Post To Be At Downtown Block Party In Cleveland

The first 3,000 children to stop by the Command Post, at the northwest corner of the courthouse, will receive a Bradley County Sheriff's Office re-usable treat baga filled with candy.


KCSO, FBI identify suspect in Little Caesars robbery

KCSO, FBI identify suspect in Little Caesars robbery Investigators are looking for 39-year-old Joshua Branum. They believe he robbed a Little Caesars restaurant at gunpoint.


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.


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.


The Committee For Plain English On Hamilton County Ballots

Now I am not the brightest guy in the county. I only have a Bachelor of Science degree , Graduate work in English, Philosophy and Economics and several years experience teaching at Chattanooga State and substitute teaching in Hamilton County public schools.


Another way to pay TDEC aide proposed

Bradley County residents and builders will not be paying a proposed $25 increase on their septic tank permits. The proposal had been discussed as a way to finance the 4 1/2 hours per week work of a county employee to assist the local TDECa Sengineer.


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.


Hidden Cleveland: Cleveland Lions Club helps assure vision with school eye screenings

Valley View Elementary fourth-graders got to see into the future Wednesday morning, and what they saw may lead to really being able to see the future. One by one, they lined up, stood on the blue "X" and stared into a handheld device in which they saw a circular pattern of lights which flashed to keep their attention.


Traffic Pattern Redesigned In St. Elmo On Tennessee Avenue

The intersection of Tennessee Avenue at W 40th Street has been redesigned as a "T" Intersection.


Inmate death was from natural causes

According to a Bradley County Sheriff's Office media advisory, a state prison inmate sentenced in Bradley County, Joey Ray, died on Saturday in the Bradley County Jail. According to Captain of Corrections Gabe Thomas, Ray died of natural causes.


Howley Isn't Ready For Prime Time On Signal Mountain Town Council

I am concerned about a lack of propriety I have seen in Chris Howley, a candidate for Signal Mountain Town Council.


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.


Ghoulish good time: Block Party starts Friday evening at 5

Vendors 1. The Church of God 2. J&M Kettle Corn 3. North Cleveland Baptist Church 4. Madaris Siding and Windows 5. H&R Block 6. Jones Properties 7. Lending Frog 7A. Village Bake Shop 7B.


LaFayette Man, 60, Dies From Faulty Wood-Burning Stove

Fire Investigators with Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens' office have ruled an early morning fatal house fire in Walker County accidental.


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.


Sacrifice Saturday

I know we are all very busy. When Abraham was asked to sacrifice his son, not only was he willing, but his son was willing to be sacrificed.


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.


Water main break forces closure of Chapman Highway lanes

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


Volkswagen Chattanooga Graduate Receives Best Apprentice Award In Germany

Caleb Higginbotham, a Volkswagen Academy Mechatronics Program graduate, recently returned from Germany where he accepted a Best Apprentice Award with dozens of colleagues from similar programs around the world.


Middlebrook Pike lanes in Knoxville closed after car crashes into utility pole

Early voting for the Nov. 4 election comes to a close Thursday amid light turnout for races including the U.S. Senate, governor and four proposed constitutional amendments. Early voting for the Nov. 4 election comes to a close Thursday amid light turnout for races including the U.S. Senate, governor and four proposed constitutional amendments.


Keep A Good Thing Going On Signal Mountain

For the past eight years Signal Mountain has been fortunate enough to have Annette Allen and Susan Robertson as members of the town council.


Volkswagen Chattanooga Graduate Receives Best Apprentice Award In Germany

Caleb Higginbotham, a Volkswagen Academy Mechatronics Program graduate, recently returned from Germany where he accepted a Best Apprentice Award with dozens of colleagues from similar programs around the world.


RaeLynn Plays At Track 29 Nov. 18

RaeLynn, the "God Made Girls" darling will perform during US101 High Noon Saloon with RaeLynn at Track 29 on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. With the highest charting debut single by a solo female artist in 2014, the spunky 20-year-old has penned a diverse catalog of songs including her empowering debut single "God Made Girls," which is on the verge of ... (more)


Congratulations To Ron Hughes

Wherever Ron has been assigned as principal, he has exhibited strong leadership both academically and morally.


Highway 441 crash claims life of Knoxville man

Highway 441 crash claims life of Knoxville man Crash on Norris Freeway claims life of Knoxville man Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1tEPg9U Just after 7:00 pm, the Tennessee Highway Patrol responded to a crash on Highway 441 in North Knox County near Pedigo Road.


Tennessee Housing Development Agency Awards Habitat For Humanity With State Funding

Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee, an organization supporting 50 Habitat affiliates serving 62 counties throughout Tennessee, received a $500,000 grant from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency's Housing Trust Fund toward the construction of 30 homes statewide.


Tennessee American Water Submits 2015 Infrastructure Capital Projects

Tennessee American Water has submitted to the Tennessee Regulatory Authority its 2015 infrastructure capital projects in conjunction with the new alternative rate mechanism.


Tall Betsy gets facelift

Those who attend Friday's downtown Halloween Block Party could witness - at least, in the minds of some Halloween enthusiasts - one of Cleveland's most historic and spookiest moments of all time. Starting at 7:30 p.m., Tall Betsy - the famous, er ... infamous, goblin thought to have been retired forever to a mausoleum at Fort Hill Cemetery - will return for only the second time in 15 years.


Students react to science experiment exploding on rocket

An unmanned NASA rocket exploded Tuesday on Wallops Island, Va., and several Knox County students saw it firsthand. Students react to science experiment exploding on rocket An unmanned NASA rocket exploded Tuesday on Wallops Island, Va., and several Knox County students saw it firsthand.


Deadline Approaching To Enter The 2014 Hamilton SHINES Billboard Art Contest

Entries are now being accepted for the 2014 Hamilton SHINES Billboard Art contest that is open to all students, grades k-12.


Tennessee Housing Development Agency Awards Habitat For Humanity With State Funding

Habitat for Humanity of Tennessee, an organization supporting 50 Habitat affiliates serving 62 counties throughout Tennessee, received a $500,000 grant from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency's Housing Trust Fund toward the construction of 30 homes statewide.


Josh Duggar rallies Cleveland crowd toward - Yes on 1' vote

Josh Duggar, the first of 19 from TLC's "19 Kids and Counting," visited Cleveland Tuesday as part of a Family Research Council Action tour to encourage people to vote "Yes on 1." "We have done 10 days on the road in seven different states and 22 different stops," Duggar said. "But what I am encouraged about is to see each of you here.


Tenn. astronaut watched failed rocket launch from space

The astronauts aboard the International Space Station, including one with East Tennessee roots, were watching Tuesday as a rocket exploded Tenn. astronaut watched failed rocket launch from space The astronauts aboard the International Space Station, including one with East Tennessee roots, were watching Tuesday as a rocket exploded Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1u99JpG The astronauts aboard the International Space Station, including one with East Tennessee roots, were watching Tuesday as a rocket exploded during a failed launch.


Supreme Court Reinstates Jury Verdict Awarding MTSU Employee Damages

The Tennessee Supreme Court unanimously reinstated a jury verdict, finding that a former maintenance employee of Middle Tennessee State University suffered unlawful retaliation through the actions of his supervisor.


Supreme Court Reinstates Jury Verdict Awarding MTSU Employee Damages

The Tennessee Supreme Court unanimously reinstated a jury verdict, finding that a former maintenance employee of Middle Tennessee State University suffered unlawful retaliation through the actions of his supervisor.


Text message to 911 leads to kidnapping charge

A southeastern Tennessee man has been charged with kidnapping after police say his ex-girlfriend texted 911 after being snatched outside a bar in Athens. McMinn County Sheriff Joe Guy told WRCB-TV in Chattanooga that the call likely helped save the woman's life.


2-county burglary, theft ring broken

Sheriff Eric Watson announced Tuesday the resolution of almost 100 thefts and burglaries in Bradley and Polk counties that have now been solved. "We are so glad to announce the biggest theft and burglary bust in a decade in Bradley County and Polk County," Watson said at a news conference.


"Take A Deep Breath And Open Your Eyes" Is Sunday's Topic At Middle Valley

Middle Valley Church of God, located at 1703 Thrasher Pike in Hixson, announced that Pastor Mitch McClure will speak on the topic, "Take A Deep Breath And Open Your Eyes" in the This sermon is part of a special series of sermons based on the need for Christians and the church to give thanks to God.


Secret 911 Call Saves Woman

It's unnerving for most of us to think about getting kidnapped, but McMinn County authorities say one woman's plan may have saved her. Last Sunday, dispatchers got a 911 call.


Stokes Photo Book Off The Press; 2 Pickups Set; Great-Granddaughter...

The book will be available from John Wilson on Wednesday from 4-6 p.m. at the law office of David Hawley at 511 Georgia Ave. That is just up the hill from Fountain Square.


Signal Ignores Prohibition Against Political Signs On School...

This week Signal Mountain town council candidate Chris Howley and his wife took down the campaign banner that has been prominently displayed at SMMHS football field all season after being notified it violated county school regulations.


Hamilton County Principal Ronald Hughes Named Tennessee's 2014-15 Principal Of The Year

A Hamilton County elementary school principal and an Anderson County supervisor have earned top honors for their work in Tennessee education.


David Purkey Urges Vigilance For Possible Terrorist Attacks

Local law enforcement officers and political leaders should be vigilant for possible terrorist attacks, a state official said in Cleveland on David Purkey, assistant commissioner for homeland security at the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, talked with some officers representing the Cleveland Police Department and the Bradley ... (more)


Bill Hewgley: The Art Of Negotiating

Think back to how well you negotiated with your parents for a toy, or a candy bar, or later on, how late to stay out on a Saturday night! You knew how to make your best case with elaborate justifications and promises of a great outcome for your parents if they would only grant your wishes.


Gary Gibson Arrested In Bradley County On Multiple Charges

Members of the Bradley County Sheriff's Office's Criminal Investigation Division executed a search warrant at a storage unit rented by Gary Eli Gibson, 44, of Cleveland.


Hamilton County Principal Ronald Hughes Named Tennessee's 2014-15 Principal Of The Year

A Hamilton County elementary school principal and an Anderson County supervisor have earned top honors for their work in Tennessee education.


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.


Tractor trailer fire backs up traffic on I-40

Tractor trailer fire backs up traffic on I-40 A tractor trailer fire on Interstate 40 late Tuesday night shutdown the highway and backed up traffic. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1wBmebn Troopers shutdown all four lanes of I-40 at mile marker 404 in Sevier County.


Local Owners Selling Walnut Commons To Real Estate Investment Firm

John Clark, David Hudson and Bob McKenzie spent years developing the site at Walnut, Aquarium Plaza and Riverfront Parkway. The pending sale is to APRO II LLC, that already has a portfolio that includes 29 multi-family properties with approximately 6,000 rental units.


Driver Texting Leads To Crash And Arrest In Dalton

An incident that started with a man texting while driving ended with him being taken to jail.


Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute Participants Graduate

The 10th annual Holmberg Arts Leadership Institute class will celebrate the completion of this year's program at a reception on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 5 p.m. at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre.


Bradley County Sheriff's Office Busts Largest Theft And Burglary Ring In A Decade

Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson announced Tuesday morning that the largest local theft and burglary ring in over a decade has been busted.


Loudon Co. crash kills two drivers

Loudon Co. crash kills two drivers A crash in Loudon County Tuesday morning killed two people.


Knox County Schools employee fired for misuse of a school system credit card

Athens police are asking for help in finding a man suspected of stealing a number of items from a backpack in a Walmart parking lot. Athens police are asking for help in finding a man suspected of stealing a number of items from a backpack in a Walmart parking lot.


Partners Day Won With Team 69 At The Farm

The team of Josh Baker, Lupe Rodriguez, Ted Davis and Dave Moser shot 69 on Monday and won the Partners Day Chattanooga Chapter TN PGA at The Farm.


Driver Texting Leads To Crash And Arrest In Dalton

An incident that started with a man texting while driving ended with him being taken to jail.


Dolly Parton: 'I never think of myself as a star'

Despite her success in music and business, Dolly Parton explains to Billboard why she's still the same girl who arrived in Nashville 50 years ago. Dolly Parton: 'I never think of myself as a star' Despite her success in music and business, Dolly Parton explains to Billboard why she's still the same girl who arrived in Nashville 50 years ago.


Knox County Schools to drop Kindergarten standardized test

Knox County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre says the school system is ending the administration of the SAT-10 standardized test to Kindergarteners. Knox County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre says the school system is ending the administration of the SAT-10 standardized test to Kindergarteners.


2 killed in Loudon County crash Tuesday morning

Elizabethton City Schools released a statement Tuesday in regards to a story by a Fox News reporter, that said a local mother claimed her child - a student at Harold McCormick Elementary School - was given a handout portraying the nation's Founding Fathers as racist. Elizabethton City Schools released a statement Tuesday in regards to a story by a Fox News reporter, that said a local mother claimed her child - a student at Harold McCormick Elementary School - was given a handout portraying the nation's Founding Fathers as racist.


Washington County gives $1 million to ETSU center

East Tennessee State University's drive to get a new fine arts center has gotten a $1 million boost from Washington County. County commissioners on Monday approved giving the school the $100,000 annually over a 10-year period.


West Knoxville bus experiences electrical short

It could be about a year before farmers grow their first hemp crops in Tennessee. Until then, the bill's sponsor, Sen. Frank Niceley, R - Strawberry Plains, is trying to answer questions farmers might have about the new law.


Tennessee has nation's second-lowest gas prices

Tennessee has nation's second-lowest gas prices Tennessee has the second-lowest gasoline prices in the nation. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1tZyZ1j A number of Knox County leaders say the county should do away with all auto allowances and let employees, instead, file for reimbursement.


Rockwood man charged with vehicular homicide, 6th DUI

Rockwood man charged with vehicular homicide, 6th DUI A grand jury indicted a Rockwood man for vehicular homicide in a crash that killed a woman. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1tZLlXw Officials said Johnny Foland was driving on Eagle Furnace Road in Rockwood when he lost control, spun and hit a utility pole and a tree.


Tennessee officials searching for missing teen

Police in McMinn County told WVLT-TV in Knoxville that 17-year-old Taylor Morrow may be in Clarksville. The girl's mother told police Morrow was supposed to spend Friday night with friends after leaving school and return by mid-day Saturday, but never came home.


Deadline extended for Knox County teachers to apply for Junior League Mini-Grants

Two people were killed in a crash Monday morning that resulted in the closure of Interstate 75 northbound in Campbell County. Two people were killed in a crash Monday morning that resulted in the closure of Interstate 75 northbound in Campbell County.


Suspect named in Hawkins County murder investigation

Darius Leon Darryl Jackson is charged in the shooting death of 62-year-old Bonnie Bowlin, who was found dead in her kitchen. Hawkins County sheriff Ronnie Lawson tells deputies were called to a home on Tuggle Hill Road just before midnight Saturday night.


Body found in burning vehicle in Knox County

The Knox County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a body was found in a burning vehicle Monday morning in Powell. Officials found the body on Reed Drive Extension Monday morning.


2 people killed after RV went off I-75 N. in Campbell Co.

Campbell County dispatch confirmed two people were killed after an RV drove off Interstate 75. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1tZpbEG The crash, which happened at about 7:38 a.m., initially shut down the northbound lanes of I-75 at mile marker 147 for several hours.


Tennessee Highway Patrol rescues injured hiker in Great Smoky Mountains

The Knox County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a body was found in a burning vehicle Monday morning in Powell. Officials found the body on Reed Drive Extension Monday morning.


2 sent to hospital, family dog killed in E. Knox Co. house fire

Two people were sent to the hospital and a family pet was killed in an East Knox County house fire early Monday morning. Two people were sent to the hospital and a family pet was killed in an East Knox County house fire early Monday morning.


Anderson County man shot and killed Sunday

Anderson County man shot and killed Sunday Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting in Andersonville Sunday afternoon.


Hundreds ride to give children holiday happiness

Hundreds ride to give children holiday happiness The 23rd annual East Tennessee Toy Run helps bring joy to kids, and this year, honor their late leader. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1wtLJv1 Christmas doesn't come for another two months, but hundreds of riders decided to get in the holiday spirit this weekend during the 23rd annual East Tennessee Toy Run.


Character Walk set as food drive for Meigs needy

The Meigs County-Decatur Public Library is partnering with the Meigs County Ministries Food Pantry to organize a communitywide food drive for Meigs Ministries, a local nonprofit food bank and food rescue operation serving Meigs County. The library will host the 2014 Character Walk in the Park - Taking Strides Against Hunger, on Nov. 1 in Decatur.


KCSO investigating West Knox County armed robbery

The Knox County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery that happened at a Knoxville restaurant Saturday night. It KCSO investigating West Knox County armed robbery The Knox County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery that happened at a Knoxville restaurant Saturday night.


Deputies investigate homicide in Hawkins County

The Hawkins County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting death of a 62-year-old woman. It happened on Tuggle Hill Road Deputies investigate homicide in Hawkins County The Hawkins County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting death of a 62-year-old woman.


Revolutionary War patriot John Sutton's grave marked

The Col. Benjamin Cleveland, Hiwassee and John Sevier chapters of the Tennessee Sons of the American Revolution marked the grave of Pvt.


Revolutionary War soldier Atchley gets marker

Col. Benjamin Cleveland Chapter President David Whaley and a descendant of Revolutionary War soldier Pvt. Joseph Atchley remove the cover from a "Patriot Marker" Sept.


Revolutionary War patriot John Sutton's grave marked

The Col. Benjamin Cleveland, Hiwassee and John Sevier chapters of the Tennessee Sons of the American Revolution marked the grave of Pvt.


Devils fall at home, 45-19

To say that "speed kills" would be the most apt of descriptions of Harriman's game against Meigs County as the Blue Devils took a 45-19 defeat. access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content! If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Roane County News, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.


Devils fall at home, 45-19

To say that "speed kills" would be the most apt of descriptions of Harriman's game against Meigs County as the Blue Devils took a 45-19 defeat. access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content! If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Roane County News, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.


Groundbreaking Held For Luxury Housing Development Jasper Highlands In Marion County

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker participated in a groundbreaking ceremony Friday evening for a new open air pavilion, part of the new luxury housing development Jasper Highlands.


Infant denied flu vaccine because his family has insurance

A Bristol mother is upset after she says her baby was denied a flu vaccination, even though the health department had flu shots on the shelf. When Annie Howard took her 14-month-old son to get his flu shot last week, she ran into what she calls a big problem.


Knox County school board race bringing in endorsements from outside leaders

The Knox County school board second district race is heating up and both candidates are sending out robocalls with endorsements. The Knox County school board second district race is heating up and both candidates are sending out robocalls with endorsements.


Live wreaths to be placed on veterans' graves as holiday tribute

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. Live wreaths to be placed on veterans' graves as holiday tribute 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.


Tennova offers free flu shots for Campbell County

Tennova Health Care wants to keep keep the community healthy, so they are giving free shots at LaFollette Medical Center. Tennova offers free flu shots for Campbell County Tennova Health Care wants to keep keep the community healthy, so they are giving free shots at LaFollette Medical Center.


Families question Bible round-up at Tenn. prison

Families question Bible round-up at Tenn. prison PIKEVILLE, TN - Several people visiting family members at the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex on Saturday said a prison official came into Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1tQYodJ PIKEVILLE, TN - Several people visiting family members at the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex on Saturday said a prison official came into the visitation gallery and removed Bibles that had been there for years.


Black mold shuts down Tennessee elementary school

Sullivan County Director of Schools Jubal Yennie says the building should reopen Monday, except for the affected first- and second-grade classrooms. Yennie told the Kingsport Times-News that children in the affected classrooms were relocated to give maintenance personnel the opportunity to investigate and remediate the affected areas.


Two Tennesseans convicted in Iraq shooting

Four former Blackwater security guards were found guilty in connection with a September 2007 deadly shooting involving more than Two Tennesseans convicted in Iraq shooting Four former Blackwater security guards were found guilty in connection with a September 2007 deadly shooting involving more than Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1tPKTuB The guilty verdict in a mass shooting includes one man from East Tennessee. It was a shooting that sparked international headlines and protests.


Pit Bull Awareness Day coming up in Johnson City

Pit Bulls have received a bad rap over the past few years. Advocates say most of the time it's because of their owners, who raise them to be aggressive.


Tennessee health profile - Hawkins County

Hawkins County, Tennessee is situated just below the Virginia border in East Tennessee, and the main street of its capital, Rogersville, was once part of the Great Wilderness Road. Principle towns besides Rogersville are Church Hill, Mount Carmel, Surgoinsville, and Bull's Gap.


South Doyle HS teacher defends some actions, apologizes for others following suspension

The Knox County School district confirmed a South Doyle High School teacher has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of an investigation into allegations of inappropriate contact with a student. The Knox County School district confirmed a South Doyle High School teacher has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of an investigation into allegations of inappropriate contact with a student.


Poo prank shuts down Athens recycling center

Some people in McMinn County are having a tough time finding a place to recycle after someone intentionally recycled bags of Poo prank shuts down Athens recycling center ATHENS, TN - Some people in McMinn County are having a tough time finding a place to recycle after someone intentionally recycled bags of Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1tOmSEe ATHENS, TN - Some people in McMinn County are having a tough time finding a place to recycle after someone intentionally recycled bags of human feces at the Athens Recycling Center. The city's facility has been closed all week.


Sullivan County man wanted in two theft cases

The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office is attempting to locate Tony Lee Leonard, who has active arrests warrants in two separate theft cases. On 10/17/14 the SCSO received a report that a white, Chevy Lumina had been stolen from a home on Reedy Creek Road in Bristol, Tennessee.


Rescued pit bulls receiving medical care

Rescued pit bulls receiving medical care Fifty pit bulls seized in a Sevier County rescue operation are now recovering and getting medical attention. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1tMezsw 50 pit bulls seized in a Sevier County rescue operation are now recovering and getting medical attention.


99-year-old headstone's history revealed by website

A website is revealing the history of a 99-year-old headstone found Tuesday in Knoxville. The grave marker was discovered in front of a Knoxville business on Riverview Crossing Drive.


Neighbors can be the front line for reporting crime

After several cases of vandalism in our area, News 5 wanted to see if there is a way to be more cautious of crimes like this happening in the area you live and whether a neighborhood watch program could help. Captain Greg Matherly works in the community service division for the Washington County, Tennessee Sheriff's Department.


Tenn. city receives grant to renovate fire, ambulance station

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam recently approved more than $28 million in Community Development Block Grants to assist Tennessee communities with infrastructure, health and safety projects, and downtown improvements. The city of Crab Orchard received $267,000 in grant funds to renovate the fire and ambulance station.


Investigation Reveals Deficiencies In Meigs County Finance Department

An investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller's Office has uncovered deficiencies in the Meigs County Finance Department and the Meigs County School Department, said officials.


'See Rock City' barns vanishing from landscape

By 1998, there were only about 200 See Rock City barns left, and that number has decreased to only about 100 today. 'See Rock City' barns vanishing from landscape By 1998, there were only about 200 See Rock City barns left, and that number has decreased to only about 100 today.


Tennessee, feds approve mine at Dayton Mountain

A new deep mine operation has been approved by Tennessee and federal officials to allow coal extraction from Dayton Mountain. Officials with Iron Properties of Dayton, Tennessee say that the coal mine at the larger of the two sites, the 127-acre Liberty Mine, could be in operation by 2017 and initially employ a little less than 100 people.


Child dies in single-car accident

Dylan Adams, 26, is charged with two counts of rape in the Holly Bobo case. He appeared in court Wednesday morning and pleaded not guilty.


TWRA Officer Charged With Assaulting Father-In-Law

Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for a McMinn County man charged with assaulting his father-in-law.


Child dies in single-car accident

Dylan Adams, 26, is charged with two counts of rape in the Holly Bobo case. He appeared in court Wednesday morning and pleaded not guilty.


Fall Happenings 2014

Festivals The second annual Senior Street Fair, a partnership between Rockwood Housing Authority and Mid-East Community Action Agency, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 24 on West Rockwood Street, Rockwood, in front of Martin Manor Apartments. Music, an Elvis impersonator, a chili and cornbread competition for seniors, vendors, marshmallow roast, cake walks and other activities are planned.


TWRA Officer Charged with Abusing Father-in-Law

A McMinn County man who is also an enforcement officer with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has been charged with assaulting his father-in-law. At the request of 10th District Attorney General Steve Crump, TBI Special Agents began investigating 31-year-old William Casey Pittman on September 30, 2014.


TWRA Officer Charged With Assaulting Father-In-Law

Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for a McMinn County man charged with assaulting his father-in-law.


Semi fire on I-40 W. in Jefferson Co. blocks traffic for miles

Semi fire on I-40 W. in Jefferson Co. blocks traffic for miles A tractor trailer fire on I-40 westbound in Jefferson County has blocked traffic for miles.


Shopper brawls with EMS at Tenn. bargain store

An intoxicated Mount Carmel couple face multiple charges after reportedly taking their young child to a Blountville store, where the father soon passed out with a bag of meth and his wife punched a responding paramedic. The incident occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday at the Dollar General on Highway 11-W, at the intersection with Highway 394.


Cronan arrested for voter bribery

An investigation launched on July 24 came to a conclusion Tuesday with the arrest of Jo Ann Cronan, a Polk County woman alleged to have paid residents for their votes. The probe had come at District Attorney General Steve Crump's request, and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation quickly began looking into allegations of illegal activity suspected to have surrounded the August General Election in Polk County.


Polk County Woman Indicted for Bribing Voters

A Polk County woman faces a 6-count indictment over charges she paid people to vote a certain way in the August general election. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation started looking into the matter about a week before the election.


Facebook murder trials set for January

Jamie Lynn Curd, along with mother and daughter Barbara and Jenelle Potter, are currently scheduled to appear on January 6th in a Jonesborough, Washington County, Tennessee criminal courtroom.


Facebook murder trials set for January

Jamie Lynn Curd, along with mother and daughter Barbara and Jenelle Potter, are currently scheduled to appear on January 6th in a Jonesborough, Washington County, Tennessee criminal courtroom.


Knox County mayor holding constituent meetings in October and November

Four people were taken to the hospital Wednesday morning after a pickup truck crashed into two Knoxville Police Department vehicles. Four people were taken to the hospital Wednesday morning after a pickup truck crashed into two Knoxville Police Department vehicles.


Animal control is volatile subject at county commission meeting

It was a busy night last Thursday as the Johnson County Commission tackled a number of issues including a detail presentation from Dan and Joan Pohlgeers regarding Amendment Number One, which Tennesseans will vote on over the coming weeks.


50 pit bulls seized from home; dog fighting suspected

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. - Three people have been arrested after 50 dogs were rescued from a suspected dog-fighting operation in Sevier County.


Salvation Army Launches Holiday Assistance Programs In Tennessee Valley

The Salvation Army is beginning its Christmas outreach programs to help local families with material needs.


MAGI Has Art Exhibit At Gallery 5 At The MACC

Gallery 5 at The Mountain Arts Community Center will host an art exhibition of works by the members of MAGI with a gala opening of the show on Friday, Nov. 7, from 5-7 p.m. The MAGI are a group of painters on Signal Mountain who joined forces over a decade ago at the historic Bachman School to further their painting skills.


BCSO investigating 40 burglaries from unlocked cars

The Blount County Sheriff's Office is reminding everyone to lock their car doors after they say thieves stole from 40 unlocked cars. BCSO investigating 40 burglaries from unlocked cars The Blount County Sheriff's Office is reminding everyone to lock their car doors after they say thieves stole from 40 unlocked cars.


At least 20 unlocked cars burglarized in Rockford

Dozens of cars in Blount County were burglarized in Blount County early Tuesday morning. Deputies say at least 20 unlocked cars were broken into in the Little Brook and Fox Trace subdivisions in Rockford.


"Memphis Belle" Takes Flight Over Chattanooga

The B-17 Flying Fortress known as the "Memphis Belle" has landed at the Collegedale Municipal Airport.


At least 20 unlocked cars burglarized in Rockford

Dozens of cars in Blount County were burglarized in Blount County early Tuesday morning. Deputies say at least 20 unlocked cars were broken into in the Little Brook and Fox Trace subdivisions in Rockford.


Unicoi County 911 shows off new operations center

Unicoi County 911 held an open house at its new location behind the Sheriff's Office on Tuesday. We took a tour of the operations center and found dispatchers making a final check of the equipment.


Some can vote for wine in grocery stores, some can't

As Tennessee voters show up to the polls for early voting, some people are noticing that one well publicized issue is not represented on their ballots. The issue of wine in grocery stores is one that has had a lot of attention over the past several months, but it seems that only certain voters get to vote for or against the referendum.


'3 boy found with 85 Per Cent burns' in Tennessee

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Phi Theta Kappa Holds Fall Induction At Chattanooga State

Established in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society serves to recognize and encourage academic achievement of two-year college students.


Chattanooga Railroad Series: Shellmound To Whiteside To Wauhatchie

Some of the most challenging terrain along the railroad that was built from Nashville to Chattanooga in the late 1840s and early 1850s was in the section that was named Whiteside, Tn.


12 reports of vandalism throughout Sullivan County

Leslie Earhart with the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office says someone is intentionally throwing glass bottles through the windows of homes in Piney Flats and Bluff City. She says the damage at the homes ranges from $300 to over $1,000.


Pit bulls rescued, three arrested

The Sevier County Sheriff's Office arrested three people and rescued 50 pit bulls in connection with an investigation into the breeding and selling of animals for illegal dog fighting. The announcement came after a four-month investigation, launched in conjunction with the U. S Humane Society, into the underground sales of the dogs, according to Sevier County Sheriff's Office Capt.


Campbell County couple to stand trial for abusing, neglecting toddler

A Campbell County couple will now head to trial after facing a judge Tuesday during a preliminary hearing for charges of child abuse and neglect. A Campbell County couple will now head to trial after facing a judge Tuesday during a preliminary hearing for charges of child abuse and neglect.


Nuclear Exercise To Involve TVA, Federal, State And Local Agencies

The Tennessee Valley Authority is coordinating with multiple federal, state and local emergency response agencies to conduct a routine emergency preparedness exercise involving TVA's Sequoyah Nuclear Plant on Wednesday.


Grandfather: Burns 3-year-old suffered 'red as hamburger meat'

Witnesses took the stand Tuesday to testify in the case of a 3-year-old who suffered "scalding burns" in Campbell County. Grandfather: Burns 3-year-old suffered 'red as hamburger meat' Witnesses took the stand Tuesday to testify in the case of a 3-year-old who suffered "scalding burns" in Campbell County.


Jo Ann Cronan Charged With Bribing Voters In Polk County; Similar Probe Underway In Monroe County

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation began an investigation on July 24 into allegations of illegal activities related to the August general election in Polk County.


Jo Ann Cronan Receives 6-Count Indictment For Bribing Voters In Polk County

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation began an investigation on July 24, into allegations of illegal activities related to the August general election in Polk County.


Sevier County Volunteer Fire Department Captain appointed to serve on Tennessee Fire Commission

Two people have been charged with leaving fetus near a trash bin behind a fried chicken restaurant in Bartlett a year ago. Two people have been charged with leaving fetus near a trash bin behind a fried chicken restaurant in Bartlett a year ago.


Sullivan County passes resolution to support abortion amendment

Amendment One is a hot topic leading up to the election in November, and one local government is supporting it. The Sullivan County commission voted to pass a resolution supporting the amendment that will give the power to regulate abortions to the state government.


Pikeville 2nd Grader Dies of Injuries After Tree Limb Falls on Convertible

The Superintendent of Bledsoe County Schools and principal of Wheeler Elementary School both confirm to NewsChannel9 that an 8-year-old 2nd-grader at Wheeler Elementary has died from injuries he received in an accident near Crossville last week . The boy has been identified as Donald Elex Simmons.


2nd Vonore teacher arrested in a month; charged with DUI

Kelly Jenkins Robinson, 46, is charged with DUI after an incident on Friday evening. She is listed as a media specialist and technology instructor at Vonore Middle School.


New camera technology helps child advocates in Blount County

At New hope - the goal is one story, one place, one time. But with new technology the quality of that story and its ability to stand up in court will be improving drastically.


New Washington County-Johnson City Animal Shelter making progress

Johnson City, City Manager Pete Peterson says the Humane Society approached the animal control board wanting to have a greater role with the new animal shelter. He says about 6 weeks ago the humane society asked if they could run the shelter.


Mother arrested after child was caught begging for money

A mother was charged with child neglect after Morristown police caught her begging with her 6-year-old daughter and a man. Mother arrested after child was caught begging for fake field trip A mother was charged with child neglect after Morristown police caught her begging with her 6-year-old daughter and a man.


East TN death row inmate dies of natural causes

East TN death row inmate dies of natural causes East TN death row inmates dies in prison Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1wfbIpU A man convicted in the drowning of a Campbell County man back in 1984 has died of natural causes in prison.


Jacky Cagle For East Ridge Council

I have know Jacky Cagle for over 20 years. Jacky retired from the city of East Ridge after 34 years service.


Police officer found wanted man hiding in a dark closet eating salad

A wanted man tried hiding from police, but it didn't work out so well. A McMinn County deputy found the suspect hiding in a dark closet eating dinner.


Part of I-75 dedicated for fallen Loudon deputy

Drivers traveling through East Tennessee will now have an extra reminder of a Loudon County deputy's ultimate sacrifice. Officials dedicated Part of I-75 dedicated for fallen Loudon deputy Drivers traveling through East Tennessee will now have an extra reminder of a Loudon County deputy's ultimate sacrifice.


One person killed in an early morning car accident in Monroe County

It's the beginning of the end. After 15 years, the Foothills Fall Festival in Maryville will be shutting down after this weekend.


Sheriff: Inmate work detail program in Washington County, TN is safe

An inmate walked off work detail earlier this week in Washington County, Tennessee. Now some people are wondering how safe the program is.


Genealogy Query - DEPEW : SETZER

I am looking for any information on the parents of Isaac Newton Depew, possibly born in either Virginia or Tennessee. He was married to Miriah Elizabeth Setzer in Hawkins county, Tennessee, 1840.


Man charged with kidnapping, robbing and raping woman at Knoxville...

A Sevier County man arrested this week and charged with several rapes and robberies in both Knox and Sevier counties has a criminal history dating back to 2009, according to records. A Sevier County man arrested this week and charged with several rapes and robberies in both Knox and Sevier counties has a criminal history dating back to 2009, according to records.


Caryville police searching for Kenny Bartley after alleged domestic assault

The 2016 NHL All-Star game will be played at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed Friday morning. The 2016 NHL All-Star game will be played at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed Friday morning.


School shooter Kenneth Bartley on the run

Campbell County school shooter Kenneth S. Bartley, center, stand with his defense attorney, Gregory P. Issacs, as he pleaded guilty to charges of resisting arrest and assault Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Campbell County Criminal Court .


Same-sex couple turned down for marriage license in Hamblen Co.

A same-sex couple in Morristown applied for a marriage license Thursday, only to be turned down by the Hamblen County clerk's office. Same-sex couple turned down for marriage license in Hamblen Co.


East TN schools and preparation for viruses

East TN schools and preparation for viruses In East Tennessee, schools have plans in place in case of an outbreak of any communicable disease. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1sYjINl In East Tennessee, schools have plans in place in case of an outbreak of any communicable disease.


Sullivan County first responders to get big radio upgrade

Ike Lowry with Sullivan County 911 says the current radio system is 15 years old. He says their current system is outdated and lightening could cause an outage.


Friends of Peavine make their reply to TDOT

By CATHY TIPTON For The Vista In May 2014, the Friends of Peavine received a request for information from TDOT's Beautification Office. Their eight questions below are in response to the Friends' September 2013 request to have Peavine Road included in the protections afforded by the Tennessee Scenic Parkway regulations.


Greene County, TN - Police State?

Greene County, TN is at it again. Outraging its citizens seems to be of no concern to the local government officials there.


Man arrested in Knoxville kidnapping, rape also charged in Sevier County massage spa incident

Republican Lamar Alexander and Democrat Gordon Ball are scheduled to make their first and only joint appearance of Tennessee's U.S. Senate race in Cookeville on Thursday. Republican Lamar Alexander and Democrat Gordon Ball in their first and only joint appearance of Tennessee's U.S. Senate race in Cookeville have attacked each other as unsuited to hold the office.


Polk County Mills - Grist and Gossip

High on the priority list when establishing a new community was the building of grist mills to grind the corn and wheat, and they were really the first industries. It was right up there with building schools and churches, and Polk County seemed to have one on every stream in the county, whether big or small.


Ocoee Grape Escape is November 1st

The Ocoee Grape Escape, a regional wine tour in Southeast Tennessee, will take place on Saturday, November 1, 2014, from 3 - 8 p.m. EST. Three wineries in the Ocoee River area - Savannah Oaks Winery, Morris Vineyards and Ocoee Winery - are partnering for a coordinated wine trail experience.


Judge declares Monroe County sheriff election void

Deputies found a man suffering from a gunshot wound in the aftermath of a single vehicle wreck in North Knox County Wednesday night. Deputies found a man suffering from a gunshot wound in the aftermath of a single vehicle wreck in North Knox County Wednesday night.


Judge overturns Monroe Co. Sheriff election results

A special judge ordered that Randy White will not serve as Monroe County Sheriff, despite winning the election by popular vote in August. Judge: Randy White won't serve as Monroe Co.


Judge voids Monore sheriff's election

Special Judge Donald Ash has voided the August election of Monroe County Sheriff Randy White, according to an order filed Thursday morning in Monroe County Chancery Court. The order calls for a new election or for a legislative body to choose who should be sheriff.


Southern Justice S01E06 Meth in the Mountains 720p HDTV x264-DHD

Season 1, Episode 06 - "Meth in the Mountains - 3 Witness the raid of a suspected residential meth lab with Sullivan County, Tennessee, deputies and the narcotics team. Just across the border, in Washington County, Deputy Shull is responding to a hold-up at an adult novelty store.


Juveniles charged with breaking into, vandalizing home

Nine people are charged after Sullivan County deputies investigated a report of burglary and vandalism. Deputies found a home on Wadlow Gap Road trashed on October 12th.


Free baby shower Wednesday for expecting Sevier County parents

It's a cool and breezy Wednesday with highs only in the low 60s. Watch for a few stray showers to re-develop Wednesday afternoon .


Crash during chase sends 2 Scott Co. deputies to the hospital

A crash during a car chase in Scott County sent two deputies to the hospital early Wednesday morning. According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol Crash during chase sends 2 Scott Co.


Washington Co. United Way campaign at halfway point

Washington County Tennessee United Way officials met with business and community members to discuss how well this year's campaign is going. The campaign began in August and is now at its halfway point.Campaign Chair Mark Finucane says it's going well.


Knoxville's Metro Pulse newspaper shutting down, employees laid off

The Helen Ross McNabb Center is hosting a free baby shower for expecting first time parents in Sevier County Wednesday afternoon. The Helen Ross McNabb Center is hosting a free baby shower for expecting first time parents in Sevier County Wednesday afternoon.


1 sent to hospital after chemical fire in Maryville

One person was sent to the hospital after suffering burns from a chemical fire at a Maryville business Wednesday morning. 1 sent to hospital after chemical fire in Maryville One person was sent to the hospital after suffering burns from a chemical fire at a Maryville business Wednesday morning.


Town to buy old Ramsey building for demolition

After months of discussion, research, and deliberation the Mountain City Town Council finally made a decision concerning the old Ramsey Five and Dime building downtown.


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Kendall Williams, 19, allegedly stole a tour bus from a Nashville parking lot, drove it through a fence and then picked up passengers around town. Kendall Williams, 19, allegedly stole a tour bus from a Nashville parking lot, drove it through a fence and then picked up passengers around town.


Signs banning guns taken down at Loudon County government office building

Loudon County commissioners voted 10 to zero Monday night to take down warning signs that prohibit firearms inside the county's office building.


Police: Alcohol may be factor in Ohio college student's Sevier County death

Tuesday was a day of celebration for a Maryville elementary school after learning they were recognized in the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program. Tuesday was a day of celebration for a Maryville elementary school after learning they were recognized in the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program.


A Vietnam veteran is humbled with surprise dedication

CrestPoint Health made a contribution to the Johnson City/Washington County Veteran's Memorial. The gates and walls pay tribute to veterans connected to Washington County.


Police: Alcohol may be factor in Ohio college student's Sevier County death

Tuesday was a day of celebration for a Maryville elementary school after learning they were recognized in the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program. Tuesday was a day of celebration for a Maryville elementary school after learning they were recognized in the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program.


Blount County Sheriff's Office to hold child safety seat clinic

Blount County Sheriff's office is partnering with Safe Kids of Greater Knox area to host a child safety seat clinic. Blount County Sheriff's office is partnering with Safe Kids of Greater Knox area to host a child safety seat clinic.


Jimmy Carter To Campaign In Chattanooga For Grandson On Saturday

Mr. James said, "There will be an opportunity to have your photo taken with President and Mrs. Carter at the $200 per person fundraiser for their grandson.


Rainy October creating dangerous conditions

It has rained at least once a day, somewhere in our region, every day for the last week. Now another storm system is expected to move through on Tuesday.


Rhea County man faces TennCare fraud charge

A 41-year-old Rhea County man faces a TennCare fraud charge after authorities say he went to multiple doctors in a short period of time to obtain controlled substances. Howard Queen is charged in Morgan County for obtaining Oxycodone from several physicians and paying for it with his state health insurance benefits.


Chattanooga Railroad Series: Orme, Tn.

There is little remaining of the glory days of Orme, Tn., in Marion County just down the road from Russell Cave National Monument, except for the quaint passenger depot.


Rhea County Man Accused of TennCare Fraud

A Rhea County man is facing charges in Morgan County. Howard Queen, 41, is accused of TennCare fraud involving doctor shopping, or using TennCare to go to multiple doctors in a short time period to obtain controlled substances.


Nearly 4000 Images of Child Porn Confiscated

The Rhea County Sheriff's Department, the Dayton Police Department, and the FBI arrested a 41-year-old Dayton man Friday. They say he possessed one of the largest child porn collections ever seized in Tennessee.


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.


'Socktober' raises socks for the homeless

You can drop off new socks at several businesses in Johnson City. The United Way of Washington County is distributing the socks.


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.


Benton gets highway safety grants

BENTON TRAFFIC enforcement has received a major boost thanks to three state grants totaling more than $48,000 from the Governor's Highway Safety Office. State Rep. Dan Howell, R-Cleveland representing the 22nd Legislative District, recently made the presentation with this oversized check.


Sullivan County inmate stops breathing, dies at hospital

Leslie Earhart, public information officer for the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, told News 5 that corrections officers were alerted around 3:45 p.m. that an inmate had stopped breathing. Officers and medical staff began CPR on the inmate, identified as 55-year-old Gregory Darnell, until Sullivan County EMS arrived.


Campbell County man killed in I-75 rollover crash

A Campbell County man died after his SUV crashed into an embankment and rolled several times on I-75 early Sunday morning, according to the Campbell County man killed in I-75 rollover crash A Campbell County man died after his SUV crashed into an embankment and rolled several times on I-75 early Sunday morning, according to the Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1xHxToN A Campbell County man died after his SUV crashed into an embankment and rolled several times on I-75 early Sunday morning, according to the Knox County Sheriff's Office. A deputy said the driver was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the SUV when it hit an embankment and rolled several times.


Car crash ties up traffic on 11 E

A collision involving two vehicles has tied up traffic along 11 E, in front of the Tri-Cities Flea Market. The Bluff City Volunteer Fire Department told us there was one person in each of the vehicles.


Parents concerned over future of Oliver Springs H.S.

While the Roane County director of schools calls them "rumors," concerns over Oliver Springs High School's future still worries Parents concerned over future of Oliver Springs H.S. While the Roane County director of schools calls them "rumors," concerns over Oliver Springs High School's future still worries Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1vYhEof Some parents in an East Tennessee community are confused and worried over the fate of their high school. They tell us Oliver Springs High could close because of budget cuts in Roane County Schools.


Parents concerned over future of Oliver Springs H.S.

While the Roane County director of schools calls them "rumors," concerns over Oliver Springs High School's future still worries Parents concerned over future of Oliver Springs H.S. While the Roane County director of schools calls them "rumors," concerns over Oliver Springs High School's future still worries Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1vYhEof Some parents in an East Tennessee community are confused and worried over the fate of their high school. They tell us Oliver Springs High could close because of budget cuts in Roane County Schools.


Parents concerned over future of Oliver Springs H.S.

While the Roane County director of schools calls them "rumors," concerns over Oliver Springs High School's future still worries Parents concerned over future of Oliver Springs H.S. While the Roane County director of schools calls them "rumors," concerns over Oliver Springs High School's future still worries Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1vYhEof Some parents in an East Tennessee community are confused and worried over the fate of their high school. They tell us Oliver Springs High could close because of budget cuts in Roane County Schools.


Weather dampens fall activity businesses

Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and other fall festivities are staples in East Tennessee this time of year, but wet weather on the Weather dampens fall activity businesses Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and other fall festivities are staples in East Tennessee this time of year, but wet weather on the Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1xADehI Corn mazes, pumpkin patches and other fall festivities are staples in East Tennessee this time of year. Many of the farmers who run these businesses depend on good weather to make a profit.


UT fans prepare for rainy homecoming game

A group that's advised the City of Knoxville in the past came back this week to talk about some next steps in improving downtown. A few of the sites they're focusing on include World's Fair Park and the Henley Street corridor from Jackson Avenue south to Cumberland Avenue.


Friday Night Football Scores: Week Seven

There were a lot of smiling faces at Grace Academy on Friday night. Winning a football game for the first time this year will do that to folks, but it was Homecoming for the Golden Eagles, there were a lot of former students on hand and the general mood was upbeat and happy.


Friday Night Football Scores: Week Seven

Send us your game scores email - sports@chattanoogan.com 2nd Quarter Partial Scores Cleveland 16 Bradley 6 Notre Dame 21 Polk County 0 CCS 26 Silverdale 0 Ooltewah 14 Walker Valley 0 Boyd-Buchanan 7 South Pittsburg 6 Grace 7 Sale Creek 0 1st Quarter Partial Scores Rhea County 7 Soddy-Daisy 6 Tyner 22 Howard 7 Meigs County 26 Lookour Valley ... An ... (more)


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.


Battle of Blountville reenactment returns

The Battle of Blountville during the Civil War only lasted four hours in the fall of 1863, but the short conflict destroyed the town and all but a few of the records of the county's history. Armies took their positions in September of 1863 on two hills in the town of Blountville.


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.


Weekly Road Construction Report

U.S. 27 reconstruction project from Manufacturers Road to U.S. 127 : Weather permitting, the contractor may have lane closures throughout the project area on weeknights to perform road work.


Knoxville waste facility employees fired over alleged theft

The City of Knoxville says it terminated two waste facility employees Friday morning after they allegedly took items dropped off at the Solid Waste Management Facility on Elm Street for their own personal use. The City of Knoxville says it terminated two waste facility employees Friday morning after they allegedly took items dropped off at the Solid Waste Management Facility on Elm Street for their own personal use.


New Battle of Athens map released

The Tennessee Overhill Heritage Association is pleased to announce the release of the revised version of the "Battle of Athens" map of August 1 -2, 1946. The significance of this historical "Battle" was a rebellion of the returning war veterans and the other citizens of McMinn County, as the result of a culmination of events leading up the August 1946 city election.


Maryville man indicted on child abuse charges after April incident

A Blount County man was indicted by a grand jury this month for an alleged child abuse incident that happened in April involving a 4-month-old girl. A Blount County man was indicted by a grand jury this month for an alleged child abuse incident that happened in April involving a 4-month-old girl.


Views Of Tannery Flats Included In Stokes Collection

A number of early views of the industrial section known as Tannery Flats are among the rarities found among the Stokes Photo Collection.


Man charged in connection with wife's murder

On Thursday, a special Cumberland County grand jury charged 39-year-old Matthew Owens with first-degree murder in connection with the death of 47-year-old Nina K. Owens. Special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation began investigating the discovery of skeletal remains in Cumberland County on Sept.


Witnesses Say 16-Year-Old Made Gun Motions Toward Them Prior To Spraying Them With Bullets

Witnesses said Thursday that 16-year-old Rodrick Demichael McGee made motions and sounds like a gun going off before spraying them with bullets in an incident Aug. 6. McGee, whose case was transferred from Juvenile Court, had three charges of aggravated assault and one of reckless endangerment bound to the Grand Jury by General Sessions Court Judge ... (more)


Rural/Metro nears end of 60 days on notice, answers complaints

After their 60-day "on-notice" letter from Loudon County in August, Rural/Metro Ambulance answered complaints over issues with personnel and Rural/Metro nears end of 60 days on notice, answers complaints After their 60-day "on-notice" letter from Loudon County in August, Rural/Metro Ambulance answered complaints over issues with personnel and Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1xw51jl Rural Metro had 60 days to answer questions on what the county calls complaints -- complaints that might have jeopardized a victim's life. 10-9-14 After their 60-day "on-notice" letter from Loudon County in August, Rural/Metro Ambulance answered complaints over personnel and quality control during an emergency.


TBI Case Yields Murder Charge For Crossville Man Accused In Wife's Death

Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for a Crossville man accused in connection with his wife's murder.


Anderson Co. building commissioner charged after TBI investigation

Anderson Co. building commissioner charged after TBI investigation Anderson County's Public Works Director/Building Commissioner is facing charges after authorities said he illegally performed building Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1vU0NCT Anderson County's Public Works Director/Building Commissioner is facing charges after authorities said he illegally performed several building inspections.


Blount County firefighters go 'pink' for breast cancer awareness

Federal authorities have indicted a man for cutting down trees and setting up a residence in a part of the Cherokee National Forest. Federal authorities have indicted a man for cutting down trees and setting up a residence in a part of the Cherokee National Forest.


Blount County firefighters go 'pink' for breast cancer awareness

Federal authorities have indicted a man for cutting down trees and setting up a residence in a part of the Cherokee National Forest. Federal authorities have indicted a man for cutting down trees and setting up a residence in a part of the Cherokee National Forest.


Blount County firefighters go 'pink' for breast cancer awareness

Federal authorities have indicted a man for cutting down trees and setting up a residence in a part of the Cherokee National Forest. Federal authorities have indicted a man for cutting down trees and setting up a residence in a part of the Cherokee National Forest.


Cattle farmers attend 2014 Northeastern Tennessee Beef Expo

It's a get together where you can learn everything about how to prevent pinkeye to improved fencing techniques. We're talking about the annual Northeast Tennessee Beef Expo held today at the UT AgResearch and Education Center in Greeneville.


'Inherit the Wind' opens in Crossville - Oct. 10-Nov. 14

Following a July collaboration between the Cumberland County Playhouse and Rhea County's Scopes Trial Festival, Playhouse producing director Jim Crabtree will turn to a fictional drama inspired by the historic events.


Officer cleared in shooting death of murdera

A Pigeon Forge Police Sergeant has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the shooting death of a murder suspect, District Attorney General Jimmy Officer cleared in shooting death of murder suspect A Pigeon Forge Police Sergeant has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the shooting death of a murder suspect, District Attorney General Jimmy Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1xtvYEl TBI said officers fatally shot James Bradley Phillips during a confrontation at a Wendy's. He, along with Monica Leigh-Ann Briggs were wanted in connection to a homicide investigation.


Over a dozen kids stung by yellowjackets at Knoxville school

Gresham Middle School in Knoxville was put on a soft lockdown Thursday morning after around 15 students were stung by yellowjackets. Gresham Middle School in Knoxville was put on a soft lockdown Thursday morning after around 15 students were stung by yellowjackets.


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Gresham Middle School in Knoxville was put on a soft lockdown Thursday morning after 15 students were stung by bees. Gresham Middle School in Knoxville was put on a soft lockdown Thursday morning after 15 students were stung by bees.


Loved ones honor Cumberland Co. homicide victim at vigil

Friends and family came together on Wednesday night to remember the life of a Cumberland County woman, who is believed to be a victim of homicide. Friends and family came together on Wednesday night to remember the life of a Cumberland County woman, who is believed to be a victim of homicide.


Roane Co. sheriff buys drug incinerator

An East Tennessee sheriff's office is the proud owner of a new tool to help get rid of unwanted medications. Roane Co.


The 55-gallon incinerator is able to burn 40 pounds of prescription drugs.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the last juvenile remaining at large from recent youth detention center breakouts. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the last juvenile remaining at large from recent youth detention center breakouts.


Loudon County puts cell towers on hold

Loudon County puts cell towers on hold A hot topic in a Loudon County neighborhood led to a temporary ban on a new cell phone tower. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1vRNJxQ A hot topic in a Loudon County neighborhood led to a temporary ban on a new cell phone tower.


$6.75M in incentives approved for Under Armour

A nonpartisan congressional study has found that stiffer state voter ID laws have damped election turnout, disproportionately affecting blacks and younger people. A nonpartisan congressional study has found that stiffer state voter ID laws have damped election turnout, disproportionately affecting blacks and younger people.


Remaining Foothills Fall Festival acts announced, organizers seek memory submissions

The City of Maryville announced Wednesday the remaining acts for the last Foothills Falls Festival and is asking for people to submit their favorite memories of the festival from over the years. The City of Maryville announced Wednesday the remaining acts for the last Foothills Falls Festival and is asking for people to submit their favorite memories of the festival from over the years.


Murder suspect arrested in Tennessee after Marietta man found shot to death

Cobb County police are investigating a murder in which a 58-year-old man was arrested in Tennessee for allegedly shooting a 60-year-old man in Marietta multiple times. Officers conducting welfare check uncovered a murder Tuesday at a Cobb County home.


Remaining Foothills Fall Festival acts announced, organizers seek memory submissions

The City of Maryville announced Wednesday the remaining acts for the last Foothills Falls Festival and is asking for people to submit their favorite memories of the festival from over the years. The City of Maryville announced Wednesday the remaining acts for the last Foothills Falls Festival and is asking for people to submit their favorite memories of the festival from over the years.


Niota home invasion suspects captured in Arkansas

Three people wanted for robbing and tying up a man in his McMinn County home have been arrested in Arkansas, according to authorities. Three people wanted for robbing and tying up a man in his McMinn County home have been arrested in Arkansas, according to authorities.


Weber receives update from TDOT via Sexton letter

By KEITH WALTHER Vista Publisher/Editor State Representative Cameron Sexton recently notified Fairfield Glade Community Club General Manager of the latest news from the Tennessee Department of Transportation concerning the current status of Peavine Road expansion. Sexton provided Weber with a letter from, John C. Schroer, Commissioner of TDOT, dated Sept.


Audiences 'hang' on every word of Patti Clark's "Yours Truly, Tom Dooley"

Johnson County Community Theatre can boast a fantastic opening weekend for 'Yours Truly, Tom Dooley.'


Claiborne County miner dies in Ky. rock collapse

A woman in her 60s was killed when a semi ran off the road and into a home in Donelson early Wednesday morning. A woman in her 60s was killed when a semi ran off the road and into a home in Donelson early Wednesday morning.


Johnson County's Big Orange

Even the northeast tip of Tennessee is coming up orange. The Tomahawk's Lacy Hilliard slipped in a last minute picture of this field of pumpkins scheduled for harvest this week.


Greene County residents upset with US Nitrogen and deputies over construction of pipeline

People in Greene County are upset over a water pipeline going in near their homes. US Nitrogen is laying 12 miles of pipeline starting this week.


Tennessee full of abandoned ghost towns to 'discover'

There was so much interest in the bogus "discovery" of Elkmont, we decided to highlight some of Tennessee's other historic abandoned sites. Tennessee full of abandoned ghost towns to 'discover' There was so much interest in the bogus "discovery" of Elkmont, we decided to highlight some of Tennessee's other historic abandoned sites.


Jonesborough's new waste and water project now online

Mayor Kelly Wolfe believes the new system will last for nearly 30 years, which will benefit the town and allow for an expansion of it's sewer service. "We serve the Washington County Industrial Park in Telford and we are in talks to serve David Crockett High School," said Wolfe.


Blount County couple arrested in Florida on drug charges

A number of Knox County and Knoxville neighborhoods will be taking part in the 31st Annual National Night Out on Tuesday. National Night Out is a crime and drug prevention event for neighborhoods.


Man, girlfriend to be tried separately in Cumberland County slayings

Prosecutors and defense attorneys have agreed to hold separate trials for two suspects charged with killing four people in the resort community of Renegade Mountain in Cumberland County. Prosecutors and defense attorneys have agreed to hold separate trials for two suspects charged with killing four people in the resort community of Renegade Mountain in Cumberland County.


Anderson County Chamber of Commerce hosts industrial job fair

New research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reveals new hands-free technology in vehicles can actually lead to an increase in distracted driving. New research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reveals new hands-free technology in vehicles can actually lead to an increase in distracted driving.


Dinkins Opinion in Public Records Case Expands Police Secrecy Powers

The Court of Appeals in Nashville last week kicked the can farther down the wrong road when it expanded police powers so they could keep just about anything and everything they want secret from citizens. Specifically, Judge Richard Dinkins said that if your local police or sheriff's department claims information is relevant to an ongoing investigation, they should be able to keep that information confidential.


Cherokee Forest squatter was building a cabin,a

A Monroe County man was building himself a log cabin and raising a garden on an isolated and beautiful plot of land in the mountains of East Cherokee Forest squatter was building a cabin, planting a garden A Monroe County man was building himself a log cabin and raising a garden on an isolated and beautiful plot of land in the mountains of East Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1xmf1eP A Monroe County man was building himself a log cabin and raising a garden on an isolated and beautiful plot of land in the mountains of East Tennessee. Unfortunately, the land he chose was in the middle of the Cherokee National Forest, and now, that man faces time in federal prison.


Man, girlfriend to be tried separately in slayings

Prosecutors and defense attorneys have agreed to hold separate trials for two suspects charged with killing four people in the resort community of Renegade Mountain in Cumberland County. Jacob Bennett of Crab Orchard and his girlfriend, Brittany Lina Yvonne Moser, of Dayton, are accused of the Sept.


Two former Grainger Co. jailers plead guilty to charges

Two former Grainger Co. jailers plead guilty to charges Two former Grainger County jailers pleaded guilty to various charges stemming from a TBI investigation.


Can you identify this woman found deceased 7-years ago?

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public's help in identifying an elderly woman found deceased seven years ago at the entrance to Foster Falls State Park in Marion County, just outside Grundy County. Efforts to determine who she was since her body was found in February 2007 have not yet led to her identity, so agents hope someone seeing her description may recognize her.


New Monroe County sheriff testifies as his election qualifications are challenged in court

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to hear appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian marriages has no direct effect on Tennessee, where both the constitution and state law recognize only... The U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to hear appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian marriages has no direct effect on Tennessee, where both the constitution and state law recognize only marriages... Testimony began Monday in a controversial case in a Monroe County courtroom. Former Sheriff Bill Bivens filed a lawsuit claiming that the new sheriff Randy White did not meet the requirements set forth for the office.


One man wanted, one wanted for questioning in attempted theft

On September 25th, the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office sent out a press release concerning the attempted theft of a catalytic converter at a home on Sullivan Gardens Drive in Kingsport in which the suspect's vehicle was captured on camera. Shortly after local media outlets began covering the story, the SCSO received information that helped develop Bradley Addington as a suspect.


Monroe Co. Sheriff dispute heard in court today

Monroe Co. Sheriff dispute heard in court today Former sheriff Bill Bivens claims current sheriff Randy White didn't meet the qualifications to run for that position.


Authorities locate woman kidnapped from Crossville home

A woman kidnapped at gunpoint from a Crossville home earlier this week has been located, and the man who took her is now behind bars, Authorities locate woman kidnapped from Crossville home A woman kidnapped at gunpoint from a Crossville home earlier this week has been located, and the man who took her is now behind bars, Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1xc0dzx A woman kidnapped at gunpoint from a Crossville home earlier this week has been located, and the man who took her is now behind bars, according to Cumberland County officials. Sheriff Casey Cox said authorities found Layla Aperans and Douglas Davis at a truck stop off of I-65 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.


Peyton Manning To Speak In Athens, Tn., Next June 27

The Athens Chamber of Commerce announced that Peyton Manning will be the speaker at the 9th Annual Benefit Dinner on Manning is a Super Bowl winning quarterback and a five-time NFL MVP .


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.


Pump Track Added At Stringer's Ridge Park

A pump track added to the Stringer's Ridge Park was unveiled to the public on Thursday by the Trust for Public Land.


TFWC October Meeting Set For Greeneville

The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission will hold its October meeting in Greeneville on Wednesday, Oct. 29, and Thursday, Oct. 30, at the General Morgan Inn.


Loudon County officials warning residents of DCS impostors

Over 450 representatives of Tennessee's hospitality and tourism industry will gather in Knoxville next week for the 2014 Governor's Conference on Hospitality & Tourism. Over 450 representatives of Tennessee's hospitality and tourism industry will gather in Knoxville next week for the 2014 Governor's Conference on Hospitality & Tourism.


June Griffin Says People Drove From Afar When Craig's List Ad Said...

Rhea County patriotic activist June Griffin said people drove from afar after she said an ad in Craig's List falsely claimed that she was giving away a bed at her furniture store.


Senator Corker Visits Three East Tennessee Counties On Monday

U.S. Senator Bob Corker will visit three East Tennessee counties on Monday. Sen. Corker will begin the day in Sweetwater, meeting with business and community leaders at an event hosted by the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce.


Senator Corker Visits Three East Tennessee Counties On Monday

U.S. Senator Bob Corker will visit three East Tennessee counties on Monday. Sen. Corker will begin the day in Sweetwater, meeting with business and community leaders at an event hosted by the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce.


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.


Soddy-Daisy Punkin Festival Is Saturday

The Soddy-Daisy Punkin Festival and 2nd Annual 5k Run will be held Saturday at the Soddy Lake Park for a day of fun, music, sports, games, vendors and pumpkins.


Cumberland County woman missing, believed taken against her will

Cumberland County officials are looking for a missing adult believed to have been taken against her will. Deputies say they were told by a witness that Layla Aperans, 21, was taken unwillingly by Douglas Davis, 44, around 9 p.m. Thursday night.


Man charged with murder after girlfriend found shot

Man charged with murder after girlfriend found shot Campbell County man charged with murder after girlfriend was shot Thursday evening. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1vCYyUs Campbell County Sheriff's deputies were called the home of Tommy and Wanda Odell's home in Caryville around 5 P.M. Thursday night.


Crash claims life of Campbell County man

Crash claims life of Campbell County man A crash on I-75 in Anderson County claims life of Jacksboro man.


Crash claims life of Campbell County man

Crash claims life of Campbell County man A crash on I-75 in Anderson County claims life of Jacksboro man.


McMinn County Armed Robbery

Three arrests in Athens, Tennessee after an armed robbery Tuesday night. Athens Police say 31 year old Stephanie Owen apparently lured a man at the Athens Mew Apartments when two men robbed him at gunpoint.


Weekly Road Construction Report

U.S. 27 reconstruction project from Manufacturers Road to U.S. 127 : Weather permitting, the contractor may have lane closures throughout the project area on weeknights to perform road work.


Elder abuse a growing problem in the area

An elderly woman with dementia in Hawkins County may be the victim of neglect, and we learned cases like this alleged abuse are part of a growing problem. Charges of possible neglect have yet to be filed in this case, but the allegations are disturbing.


Elder abuse a growing problem in the area

An elderly woman with dementia in Hawkins County may be the victim of neglect, and we learned cases like this alleged abuse are part of a growing problem. Charges of possible neglect have yet to be filed in this case, but the allegations are disturbing.


Suspects armed with machete robbed McMinn Co man

Suspects armed with machete robbed McMinn Co man MCMINN COUNTY, TN - The McMinn County Sheriff's Office is searching for three suspects wanted for aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping, Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1x2NPSg MCMINN COUNTY, TN -Around 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 24th, the three suspects Charlene Hayes, James Wagner, and Jeffrey Mounts visited the victim, Charles Ridenour Sr. at his home on County Road 231 in McMinn County. Mr. Ridenour told deputies a few moments after arriving Wagner grabbed him from behind and wrapped him up with an electrical cord then duct taped his wrists, legs and mouth.


Police: East Knoxville man shot at home intruder

A newly released autopsy report has revealed new details about the death of Morgan County toddler Levi Beaty, stating that the cause of death was homicide caused by child abuse. A newly released autopsy report has revealed new details about the death of Morgan County toddler Levi Beaty, stating that the cause of death was homicide caused by child abuse.


Treasurer charged with stealing over $10,000 from Carter High Band Boosters

A newly released autopsy report has revealed new details about the death of Morgan County toddler Levi Beaty, stating that the cause of death was homicide caused by child abuse. A newly released autopsy report has revealed new details about the death of Morgan County toddler Levi Beaty, stating that the cause of death was homicide caused by child abuse.


Tennessee's Hurd savors first matchup with Gators

A newly released autopsy report has revealed new details about the death of Morgan County toddler Levi Beaty, stating that the cause of death was homicide caused by child abuse. A newly released autopsy report has revealed new details about the death of Morgan County toddler Levi Beaty, stating that the cause of death was homicide caused by child abuse.


Locomotive 4501 To Be Highlight Of Fall Steam Excursions

The Tennessee Valley Railroad announced Wednesday the use of the restored Locomotive 4501 on several steam excursions during the fall season.


Fourth Edition of Hixson-Hixon Genealogy Book is Now Available

An updated genealogy of the Hixson-Hixon family has recently been compiled and published by Norma Jean Hobbs of Dunlap, Tennessee.


Ex-officer pleads guilty in drugstore killings

A former police officer has pleaded guilty to murder in the slaying of two people during a Tennessee pharmacy robbery last year. WATE-TV reports 37-year-old Jason Holt on Wednesday was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.


Voting machine inspection scheduled

The Scott County Election Commission will inspect the voting machines that will be used during early voting and on Election Day on Thursday, October 9, 2014, beginning at 2 PM at the Scott County Office Building. Candidates, party representatives and members of the press are invited to attend this meeting.


Tennessee health profile - Cocke County

Cocke County, Tennessee is a smallish East Tennessee county that is 68% rural. It offers a great deal for outdoor tourists - the Cherokee National Forest, part of the Appalachian Trail, and numerous campsites and recreation areas.


Tennessee Virtual Academy's future still uncertain

Tennessee Virtual Academy's future still uncertain Leaders at Tennessee Virtual Academy say they are working hard to improve test scores at the school. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1ulzhLB Union County Director of Schools Dr. James Carter says he has seen the first round of progress reports and scores and says students "are working really hard."


Missing boater reported after empty sailboat washes ashore

Investigators are looking into a report of a missing man after a sailboat washed ashore on Watauga Lake in Carter County. Carter County dispatchers contacted the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency around 9:30 Wednesday morning after finding the boat.


Missing boater reported after empty sailboat washes ashore

Investigators are looking into a report of a missing man after a sailboat washed ashore on Watauga Lake in Carter County. Carter County dispatchers contacted the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency around 9:30 Wednesday morning after finding the boat.


Bradley County EMS Representatives Go To Washington D.C.

Pictured from left to right are: Ricky Slack, EMS Director Smith County EMS; Andrew Reed, EMS Director Union County EMS; Congressman Fleischmann; Stan Clark, Public Relations Bradley County EMS; Keith Douglas, EMS Director Sumner County EMS.


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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