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Hamilton County Woman Charged with TennCare Fraud

A Hamilton County woman is charged with TennCare fraud and identity theft for obtaining medical treatment and using a TennCare member's benefits to pay for them.


Blount County attorney suspended by court

The Supreme Court of Tennessee issued the suspension to Cynthia Lee Costner-Sexton after she failed to respond to a complaint.


$27M project leads 2013 new building permits The Knoxville area's...

Knoxville's commercial real estate market has recently seen a flurry of high profile apartment deals with three of the eight largest apartment communities in Knox County sold since January.


Early Voting Numbers In Tennessee Up Over 19,000 For 4 Days

Hamilton County up 1,974 -helped with the increase. There were 3,949 after four days in August 2010, and 5,923 currently.


More than $1M of marijuana destroyed in Campbell Co.More than $1M of...

More than $1M of marijuana destroyed in Campbell Co. Campbell County deputies and LaFollette police destroyed more than a million dollars worth of marijuana this week.


Georgia Northwestern's Dees Wins Grainger Scholarship

Pictured from left to righ are GNTC President Pete McDonald, GNTC welding instructor Jeremiah Cooper, GNTC welding student and Grainger Scholarship winner James Dees, and GNTC Vice President of Student Affairs Stuart Phillips.


Early Voting Numbers In Tennessee Up Over 19,000 For 4 Days

Hamilton County up 1,974 -helped with the increase. There were 3,949 after four days in August 2010, and 5,923 currently.


2 Police Captains, 2 Others Charged In East Tennessee

A Cocke County grand jury has charged two Newport Police Department captains and two other people with selling stolen goods and prescription pills.


Early morning mishap shuts down Spring Place Road traffic

An 18-wheeler and a passenger vehicle reportedly were involved in a crash early this morning on Spring Place Road, near Armstrong Road.


Woman killed in Anderson County crash A 68-year-old woman was killed...

Patricia Beckinger of Heiskell died in the 5:05 p.m. wreck on East Wolf Valley Road near the intersection with Peaks Station Road in Clinton, according to a report from Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Michael Wilson.


Heiskell woman killed in Clinton accident

An Anderson County quarterback is receiving a big honor Thursday night at the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame banquet.


Anderson Co. quarterback to receive Will McKamey Spirit Award

An Anderson County quarterback is receiving a big honor Thursday night at the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame banquet.


Haslam's private meeting draws criticism

At least two Bradley County Board of Education members are unhappy the governing body was not informed of what became a secret meeting in Cleveland on Monday between Gov. Bill Haslam, Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman and educators from five area school systems.


Little Known Facts about Popcorn Sutton

According to wife Pam, Popcorn got his nickname from a vending machine at a bar .


North Lee crash badly damages Habitat ReStore

TWO PEOPLE suffered minor injuries Tuesday when the car in which they were traveling crashed into the Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland ReStore located at the corner of North Lee Highway and Paul Huff Parkway.


Graham Says County School-City Lawsuit Settlement "Stinks," But County Commission Approves It

The County Commission on Wednesday approved a settlement of a lawsuit brought by the Hamilton County Schools against the city of Chattanooga, though several commissioners said they were not happy with the deal and Commissioner Joe Graham said it "stinks."


Suspected burglar arrested after he crashes car after the crime

A possible credit card breach affecting Goodwill stores nationwide is now hitting close to home.


Two Newport cops indicted in drug conspiracy Two Newport police...

A Tennessee state trooper, left, guides an unidentified man to a vehicle after he is arrested at Pit Stop Mobil Mart in Newport on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.


Haslam's private meeting draws criticism

At least two Bradley County Board of Education members are unhappy the governing body was not informed of what became a secret meeting in Cleveland on Monday between Gov. Bill Haslam, Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman and educators from five area school systems.


DA Looking Into Issue Of County Commission Candidate's Campaign...

The District Attorney's Office has been provided with documents that a County Commission candidate's campaign sent filled-out requests for absentee ballots to elderly voters.


Man charged with killing neighbor in 10-year-old cold case

A Cocke County man is now charged with killing his neighbor more than ten years ago.


Cocke County man indicted in 2004 homicide case A Cocke County man...

A Cocke County man has been indicted on charges of killing his neighbor in a 10-year-old homicide case, prosecutors said Wednesday.


Weather has small impact on Grainger County tomatoes

One of the largest free festivals in the state of Tennessee is just days away. Most are wondering how this year's crop will turn out for the Grainger Weather has small impact on Grainger County tomatoes One of the largest free festivals in the state of Tennessee is just days away.


Ashley Ownby is new president of Bradley County Bar Association

The 2014-2015 officers of the Bradley County Bar Association are, from left, secretary Daniel Clanton, treasurer Rex Wagner, vice president and president-elect Jerry Hoffer and president Ashley Ownby.


Select North Hamilton schools offer free meals for all students

"Lunch money" will be a term of the past for students at 47 Hamilton County schools this fall, thanks to a federal program that covers the cost of all students' breakfasts and lunches in select schools, regardless of family incomes.


Haslam's private meeting draws criticism

At least two Bradley County Board of Education members are unhappy the governing body was not informed of what became a secret meeting in Cleveland on Monday between Gov. Bill Haslam, Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman and educators from five area school systems.


Haslam's private meeting draws criticism

At least two Bradley County Board of Education members are unhappy the governing body was not informed of what became a secret meeting in Cleveland on Monday between Gov. Bill Haslam, Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman and educators from five area school systems.


Lonsdale may be our least-known historic neighborhood. Most folks...

Gabino Felipe maintains a garden that fills most of his yard, including an amazing patch of corn.


Operation Paper Drive 2014

The 2014 Mix 104.1 Family Expo will be held on Aug. 9 at the Cleveland Family YMCA.


Tickets Now On Sale For Chattanooga Symphony & Orchestra's 2014-15 Season

Single tickets for the 2014/15 season of the Chattanooga Symphony& Opera will go on sale this Monday at 10 a.m. Popular concerts for the upcoming season include Opening Night/Beethoven's 9thBand Fever, Tchaikovsky's 6th.


Man in bus fight located A man who allegedly started a fight found at hospital.

Knox County Sheriff's deputies Tuesday night interviewed a man who allegedly started a fight with co-workers at a Knox County bus line before one of them cut him while defending themselves, officials said.


Candidates with very different levels of experience vie for Chancery and Circuit Courts

Out of the five contested judicial races in Knox County, there are two that have drawn more scrutiny and upset than the others.


Former bus driver asks for lenience during sentencing

A former Washington County, Tennessee bus driver broke her silence and took the stand asking the court for lenience Wednesday morning.


Woman Says Man Who Told Her He Was Marine Repeatedly Raped Her

Bond has been set at $50,000 for a Chattanooga man charged with the aggravated assault, kidnapping, and rape of a woman on Saturday.


Commission looks to state for concrete figures in unpaid court fines

The Johnson County Board of Commissioners tackled some big issues last Tuesday night including a presentation and proposed resolution presented by District Public Defender Jeff Kelly.


Briggs: Campfield accusations won't distract from running for office

The driver's license issued to Knox County Commissioner Richard Briggs lists his residence as 11631 Lanesborough Way, unit 913, in Farragut.


Keep Judge Christie Sell On The Bench

Judge Christie Mahn Sell is a local Chattanoogan who has never been anything but a positive and influential leader in our community.


State officials discuss standardized testing

A Knox County school board member and the state board of education hosted a forum Tuesday to discuss testing every Knox County student must take.


AC sheriff candidate responds to suspension Anthony Lay, Republican...

A five-day suspension in May by the Tennessee Highway Patrol was the result of political attacks on him, says Anthony Lay, the Republican nominee for Anderson County sheriff.


Fairbanks Receives Backing Of Police Unions

Randy Fairbanks, the GOP nominee for the District 1 seat on the Hamilton County Commission, has received the endorsement of the two police unions in Hamilton County - the Fraternal Order of Police Rock City Lodge 22 and the International Brotherhood of Police Officers Local #673.


"Painted Ladies" window set for sale to benefit Knox Heritage

We often think of military families who are separated from their loved ones when they deploy.


"Painted Ladies" window set for sale to benefit Knox Heritage

We often think of military families who are separated from their loved ones when they deploy.


"Painted Ladies" window set for sale to benefit Knox Heritage

We often think of military families who are separated from their loved ones when they deploy.


Virtual Academy in jeopardy The Union County school board will meet...

The Union County school board will meet in an emergency meeting on Thursday to decide if it will enroll 600 more students into the troubled Tennessee Virtual Academy.


Roy Exum: Oscar Brock's True Passion

I don't pay much attention to the Hamilton County School Board. Once the moon and the stars aligned behind Superintendent Rick Smith, you hear very little, if anything, from the nine-member council that oversees an annual budget of almost $400 million and employs 4,480 people.


Greenway stalls in Halls Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, water...

A wetland - or the lack of one - in North Knox County has halted plans for a greenway, and officials close to the project are pushing around blame for the delay.


Seniors Get To Stay Another Year At Eastgate, But City Has To Put Up...

Seniors will get to keep their current location at Eastgate Town Center rent-free for another year, but the city must put up a sound wall to shield adjacent tenants from noise.


Sheriff's department catches Tennessee fugitive3:40 pm | 0

The department began working with the Hancock County, Tenn., sheriff's department on Monday, after that office turned up information that a fugitive wanted there might be in Floyd County.


Man convicted of attempted murder escapes from Knoxville courtroom

Officials are searching for a man just convicted of attempted murder who ran from a downtown Knoxville courtroom Tuesday afternoon.


Elderly veteran arrested for asking gov't officials to speak louder

A 76-year-old military veteran was arrested for disorderly conduct at a public county board meeting for asking officials to speak up when they refused to use the microphones.


Elderly veteran arrested for asking gov't officials to speak louder

A 76-year-old military veteran was arrested for disorderly conduct at a public county board meeting for asking officials to speak up when they refused to use the microphones.


Young Pianist Performs Recital At Morning Pointe

Lexi Bowman of Andrea Tierney's piano studio at Cadek Conservatory performed a piano recital for residents during her visit to The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer's Center of Excellence in Collegedale.


Neighbors Throw Rock Through Window To Wake Up Man Sleeping At Apartment Fire

An apartment fire late Monday night resulted in one man being sent to the hospital after he was alerted by neighbors.


KCSO: Four people arrested, three children taken to hospital after meth lab bust

Knox County authorities on Monday arrested four people and took three children to a hospital in connection with a meth lab bust, officials said.


Papa Johns fundraiser helps local girl with brain cancer

A Knox County Papa Johns franchise is holding a fundraiser Tuesday to help a five-year-old girl with an aggressive form of brain Papa Johns fundraiser helps local girl with brain cancer - A Knox County Papa Johns franchise is holding a fundraiser Tuesday to help a five-year-old girl with an aggressive form of brain Check out this story on WBIR.com: ... (more)


Crash kills two people in Sevier Co.Crash kills two people in Sevier...

Crash kills two people in Sevier Co. Two people died at the scene of an accident where a car struck several trees in Sevier County.


KCSO: Man cut after he allegedly starts fight with co-worker

Knox County authorities are searching for a man who was apparently cut Tuesday morning after he allegedly started a fight with former co-workers at a Knox County bus line, officials said.


No charges after woman pulled into path of oncoming KCSO vehicle

No citations were issued after a crash last week involving an unmarked Knox County sheriff's SUV and a minivan on Clinton Highway.


Bell Gets 8-Year Sentence For Attempted Child Rape

A Brainerd man was given an eight-year sentence after pleading guilty to attempted rape of a child.


Washington County election website goes down

Washington County Administrator of Elections Maybell Stewart told The Johnson City Press says the office forgot to renew the registration for wcecoffice.com.


JCMC ranked in top ten Tennessee hospitals

Johnson City Medical Center has earned recognition in U.S. News & World Report as one of the top hospitals in Tennessee.


Man charged in Claiborne County shooting

Warrants have been issued for a man involved in a Saturday night shooting in Clairfield, according to Claiborne County authorities.


Berke, Hinton, Cooper Among Contributors To New Guard PAC

Mayor Andy Berke, City Attorney Wade Hinton and administration official Molly Cooper are among contributors to a new PAC made up of "young, progressive and experienced individuals, combining our talents to change politics as usual in Tennessee."


Report: TN improves in child well-being, but still No. 36

Jackson Walker, left, and Mallori Lamb work a puzzle at the Partners for Children childcare program, Tuesday, March 11, 2014.


Although retired, Richard Taylor still active in emergency support

RICHARD TAYLOR, who recently retired from the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, is still active in other volunteer endeavors involving search and rescue.


Wife of Lenoir City mayor meets bone marrow donor

Lenoir City's first lady met face-to-face with her bone marrow donor for the first time on Monday night.


Attorney rejects POST Commission ruling on candidate client

Monroe County sheriff's candidate Randy White is still certified as a police officer and will be on the Aug. 7 ballot, according to his attorney.


Bike Chattanooga Celebrates Second Birthday At Nightfall July 25

The city of Chattanooga's Bike Chattanooga Bicycle Transit System invites the public to help celebrate its second year of operations in the Scenic City with a celebration at the Nightfall Concert Series on Friday, July 25, from 7-9 p.m. The community is invited to join Bike Chattanooga, Outdoor Chattanooga, and Bike/Walk Tennessee at Miller Park ... (more)


Anderson panelists fret over mounting legal costs for ouster suit

Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank talks to county commissioners on Monday while county law director Jay Yeager listens in background.


Challenger question's state Rep. Hall's use of mailers

Martin Daniel, who opposing state Rep. Steve Hall in Knox County's 18th House District Republican primary, is questioning the incumbent's use of his taxpayer-funded "constituent communications" account for sending a direct mail piece to voters at the last moment legally allowed.


PHOTOS: Coca-Cola Bottling Breaks Ground On New Distribution Center

Chattanooga Coca-Cola Bottling celebrated its 115th year in opening a new distribution center on Shepherd Road Bradley County Commissioner Charlotte Peak-Jones told the commission Monday that when the Bradley County SPCA shelter reaches capacity, they legally cannot take any additional animals.


Sullivan man sentenced for counterfeit postage

A Sullivan County man has been sentenced to serve 14 months in federal prison for making and using counterfeit postage.


New law to cut counties' prisoner health care costs

Counties across Tennessee spend millions of dollars every year on health care for prisoners; but a new state law passes some of those costs to the federal government.


Roy Exum: Judge Philyaw Is The Best

Tomorrow morning there will be a special gathering at the Hamilton County Juvenile Court that will prove to our community that we have perhaps the most innovative juvenile judge in America.


Roane Co. mom arrested after admitting she allowed her 9 year-old to drive car

Police in Clinton are asking for help in identifying several pieces of jewelry recovered from a burglary suspect's home.


Bradley Detectives Working To Identify Suspects In Recent Church Thefts Seeking Public's Help

Property crimes detectives working recent thefts from several rural churches in Bradley County are asking the public to help identify suspects involved in these crimes.


Multiple Lifestar landings in Campbell Co. over single-vehicle crash

Police in Clinton are asking for help in identifying several pieces of jewelry recovered from a burglary suspect's home.


Judge taking 'closer look' at ex-instructor's request for pretrial diversion

On Monday, Knox County Criminal Court Judge Bob McGee said he would need to take a "closer look" at the circumstances in the case of Gary Hamilton, a former Fulton High School in-school suspension instructional assistant who was charged in September with assaulting a student.


Four flown by Lifestar from Campbell County crash

Four people were flown by Lifestar helicopter from the scene of a single-vehicle crash in Campbell County Monday night, according to a E-911 dispatcher.


Roadside art: Its amazing and its everywhere across the U.S.

This "See Rock City" Barn on U.S. Highway 441, in Sevier County, Tennessee, is one of many painted in the eastern United States early in the 20th Century as a promotion for the tourist attraction on Lookout Mountain, near Chattanooga, Tennessee.


Earthquakes felt in McMinn County

Two small quakes were reported in the area by the United States Geological Service during the weekend.


The Value Of My Vote

Since I cannot vote for Scottie Mayfield again, I suppose it is safe to conclude that I shall be voting with him this time around.


Earthquakes felt in McMinn County

Two small quakes were reported in the area by the United States Geological Service during the weekend.


Communities still waiting for millions in 2011 tornado reimbursements

Communities still waiting for millions in 2011 tornado reimbursements FEMA and TEMA still owe local counties and municipalities over $14 million from the deadly storms.


Communities still waiting for millions in 2011 tornado reimbursements

Communities still waiting for millions in 2011 tornado reimbursements FEMA and TEMA still owe local counties and municipalities over $14 million from the deadly storms.


Communities still waiting for millions in 2011 tornado reimbursements

Communities still waiting for millions in 2011 tornado reimbursements FEMA and TEMA still owe local counties and municipalities over $14 million from the deadly storms.


THP trooper & sheriff's candidate injured in crashTHP trooper &...

A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper who is also running for Anderson County sheriff was injured in an accident while on duty Monday afternoon.


The Green Locket tells stories that teach lessonsThe Green Locket...

An East Tennessee woman has imagined far off lands with inspirational characters and put it all down in a book.


Halls greenway project on hold

The American Cancer Society kicked off its Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event Monday by creating a human pink ribbon at World's Fair Park in Knoxville.


Pair Charged With Stealing Scrap Items From Inside House On Hemingway Drive

When police arrived on the scene, they noticed a white truck parked at the dead end on the street.


Tim Boyd Reflects The Values Of District 8 Voters

My wife and I have made our home in District 8, and this year we have been fortunate to open a small business within the district.


TBI investigating allegations Cocke County highway superintendent misused public funds

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says it is investigating allegations that the Cocke County highway superintendent told employees to use public funds for private projects.


Traffic Tips

Thomas James stops traffic while a construction crew cleans debris from the expansion joint on the south end of the Henley Bridge in Knoxville on Thursday, May 29, 2014.


Woman, 24, Killed Trying To Cross E. 23rd Street

At approximately 4 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to 2119 East 23rd Street for a pedestrian struck.


Wine in grocery stores will be on November ballot for Farragut

Wine in grocery stores will be on November ballot for Farragut It's official - wine in grocery stores will be up for vote in Farragut for the November elections.


East Tenn. mom charged with abuse for allegedly beating unruly child

A neighbor allegedly observed a Hawkins County mom throw her 11-year-old daughter to the ground late Tuesday night, resulting in the mother's arrest and a Department of Children's Services referral.


Soldier who fought with East TN native to be awarded Medal of Honor

A soldier, who fought alongside an East Tennessee native killed in Afghanistan, will be awarded the Medal of Honor during a ceremony at the White House Monday, July 21. Soldier who fought with East TN native to be awarded Medal of Honor A soldier, who fought alongside an East Tennessee native killed in Afghanistan, will be awarded the Medal of ... (more)


Knoxville.com's fun things to do

Dry Town Boys' Tyler "Stink Bug" Robinson gets a hit against the Knoxville Holstons during a Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball game at the Historic Ramsey House on Sunday, April 6, 2014.


Alcoa students head back to school on Monday, Tuesday

The National Park Service says the Great Smoky Mountains National Park received more than 9,000,000 visitors in 2013 who spent more than $734 million in communities near the park.


Document: Mom admits sexually abusing daughters to craft child porn

An East Tennessee mother is expected to plead guilty later this month to charges she photographed herself sexually abusing her three young daughters and uploaded the images to the Internet.


Red Clay to host Cherokee Heritage Festival

Red Clay State Park, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian and the Cherokee Nation will host the first Cherokee Heritage Festival on Saturday, Aug. 2, and Sunday, Aug. 3, at the park.


2 Monroe County inmates steal truck, escape

Authorities say two Monroe County jail inmates stole a vehicle and escaped from a work detail.


Scammers impersonate McMinn County Sheriff and judges

The McMinn County Sheriff's Office is issuing a warning after receiving over one hundred reports of scammers impersonating, the sheriff, officers and even local judges.


House hopefuls focused on CC: Brooks, Howell, Lowe give views

As voters have begun choosing which candidates could represent them in the Tennessee House of Representatives, the candidates running to serve the people of Bradley County have been mulling over the issues important to voters, including those related to the education of the state's children.


SAR speaker Ralph Martin talks about King's Mountain battle

The Col. Benjamin Cleveland Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution recently held its monthly meeting at the Elks Club.


Man Electrocuted in McMinn County

Updated Story A man dies on the job after his truck makes contact with a power line, causing an explosion.


Family aims to end drunk driving to honor a lost life

On July 13th of last year, Dean Key lost her life when an impaired driver crashed into her on the road.


3 taken to the hospital after wreck following a police chase

A high speed ended with several people being taken to the hospital after the vehicle being chased crashed.


New Tazewell man faces rape, other ...

A New Tazewell man is in the Claiborne County Justice Center jail on multiple charges including rape, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony.


McMinn county scam impersonating local sheriff, authorities

McMinn county scam impersonating local sheriff, authorities The McMinn County Sheriff's Department is warning area residents about a recent phone scam.


Clinton PD nab burglary suspect, working to identify recovered property

A Georgia man is facing multiple charges after police say he stole jewelry and other property from several homes in Anderson County.


Pedestrian struck and killed along Pellissippi Parkway

A pedestrian is killed along Pellissippi Parkway in the early morning hours Saturday and police say several factors may be to blame.


Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle on Pellissippi Parkway

The pedestrian, identified as Edward D. Batchelor, 27, of Louisville, Tenn., was crossing the parkway near the overpass of Russell Road around 6:05 a.m. when he was hit by a westbound 2010 Chevrolet Impala driven by Timothy Hooper, 26, of Maryville, according to a news release from Alcoa Police Department Sgt.


Cumberland County Playhouse Adds Three Performances to Front Page News, Now Through 7/27

Cumberland County Playhouse and its producing partner The SCOPES FESTIVAL, in Dayton, TN, have added three more performances of FRONT PAGE NEWS, the newly adapted, historically accurate play with music, opening Friday July 18 in the historic "monkey trial" courtroom in Dayton's Rhea County Courthouse.


Editorial: Frank endorsed as Anderson's mayor

The contest for Anderson County mayor features challenges to incumbent Republican Terry Frank from Democratic former state Rep. Jim Hackworth and Independent Bradley Rickett.


Traffic Tips

Also in Loudon County, on U.S. 321/SR 73 between SR 2 and City Park Drive, drivers should watch for possible lane closures at various times through this project.


Commission: Monroe sheriff's candidate not certified as officer

Monroe County candidate for sheriff Randy White did not meet the requirements for police officer certification, the Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission voted unanimously Friday.


July Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

A Jonesborough family wants to know who came onto their property and slashed one of their horses with a box cutter.


Mysterious "woman in black" spotted in Morgan County

A group from several different counties has been fighting the U.S. Nitrogen plant and its plans to build a pipeline to dump water into the Nolichucky River.


Peaceful protesters gather in Market Square for "Free Palestine" campaign

A group from several different counties has been fighting the U.S. Nitrogen plant and its plans to build a pipeline to dump water into the Nolichucky River.


Walgreens hires people with disabilities in Easta

Walgreens stores in East Tennessee are hiring more people with disabilities than other stores in the state, said Doug Walgreens hires people with disabilities in East Tenn.


SPCA board loses Serum

The secretary of the SPCA Board of Directors has resigned his post, leaving behind a long list of accusations that another board member refutes and adds her own accusations that actions by the secretary were "illegal."


Walgreens hires people with disabilities in Easta

Walgreens stores in East Tennessee are hiring more people with disabilities than other stores in the state, said Doug Walgreens hires people with disabilities in East Tenn.


Outlook for Sevier County tourism 2014

Outlook for Sevier County tourism 2014 Sevier County could have one of its best years yet.


Firefighters find marijuana grow while battling house...

Firefighters find marijuana grow while battling house fire As firefighters battled a house fire in Hawkins County, they found people were using the home to grow marijuana.


Sheriff: Two Monroe inmates missing after stealing vehicle

Two Monroe County jail inmates are missing after stealing a vehicle while working as trustees at a local convenience center, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.


SkyRidge grows again

The golden shovels came out in Ooltewah for the groundbreaking of the new SkyRidge multispecialty clinic in Cambridge Square in Ooltewah.


Knoxville officer acquitted of assault by Union County jury

It took a Union County jury about 10 minutes Friday to acquit a Knoxville police officer of allegations he had assaulted his daughter-in-law and her boyfriend.


Loudon County residents wait to hear if former Poplar Springs landfill is hazardous

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North Carolina church bus crash survivors thank first responders in Knoxville

Survivors from last year's deadly church bus crash in Jefferson County spent another day thanking those who helped saved their lives.


Former school bus driver pleads guilty in 2012 crash

Former Washington County, Tennessee school bus driver Brenda Gray stepped up to the courtroom podium to address Judge Robert Cupp and repeated the same word several times: guilty.


Clinton man pleads to girlfriend's death

James Richard Wylie, accused in the death of his girlfriend after she toppled out of his van while he was driving it, entered guilty pleas Friday in Anderson County Criminal Court.


Monroe County deputies search for missing inmates

A former soldier facing the death penalty for the murder of his 5-year-old daughter has apologized and is asking jurors to let him live.


Haslam announces grant funding for Blount greenways, pool

Almost a million dollars is coming to Blount County for some needed improvements to outdoor living.


Crashes, thefts investigated

Bradley County emergency responders went to a traffic crash on Freewill Road near Prospect School just before 8:30 a.m. today.


3 Arrested in McMinn County Murder

Three people are behind bars for the murder of an Athens man. After weeks of investigation, McMinn deputies say he was killed because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.


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Gov. Bill Haslam announced two grants Friday totaling nearly $1 million to renovate the John Sevier Pool in Maryville and improve pedestrian walkways in Alcoa.


Ten CSCC Faculty Members Earn Promotions

Ten faculty members at Cleveland State Community College have earned promotions and three were recommended and approved to receive tenure from the Tennessee Board of Regents.


County faces new suit over trimmed trees

A local businesswoman has filed a second lawsuit against Carter County, saying the county has again damaged her property by cutting down trees and other plants.


Ten CSCC Faculty Members Earn Promotions

Ten faculty members at Cleveland State Community College have earned promotions and three were recommended and approved to receive tenure from the Tennessee Board of Regents.


Former bus driver pleads guilty in 2012 accident case

A former Washington County, Tennessee bus driver could spend time in jail after pleading guilty Friday morning to eight counts of reckless aggravated assault and one count of felony reckless endangerment.


Sobriety checkpoint honors woman killed by impaired driver

Sobriety checkpoint honors woman killed by impaired driver A sobriety checkpoint on Saturday honors woman killed by impaired driver last July in Blount County.


New rules could be in the cards at library

Getting - carded' at the library could be getting a bit easier in the near future.


Tennessee Authorities Seek Horse Slasher

Chip is a great horse, has been in professional training for the past three years.


Public Notices - 7/16/14

NOTICE OF SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE'S SALE Default having been made in the terms, conditions, and payments provided for in that certain Deed of Trust dated December 11, 2011, of record in Book TD 450, Page 180, Register's Office for Polk County, Tennessee, from James C. Justice and wife, Lori L. Justice to Douglas N. Blackwell securing the indebtedness ... (more)


Traffic Tips

The roadway will undergo improvements as a part of the Life Care of Blount County facilities construction.


FS Committee eyes volunteers

A woman was rescued from Gee Knob thanks to local rescuers and the accuracy of a phone ping from her call to 911.


McMinn Murder Suspect Appears in Court

A man appeared in court today in McMinn County in connection with the death of his wife.


Service dog helps injured veteran find balance

A Jefferson County veteran, who lost both his legs to a bomb blast in Iraq, has a new friend to lean on.


Officials say Knoxville man on lawnmower struck by car

Emotions were overwhelming as the North Carolina church bus crash survivors were reunited with the men and women who helped saved their lives.


Subsidized firefighting urged

A woman was rescued from Gee Knob thanks to local rescuers and the accuracy of a phone ping from her call to 911.


Local Police Stockpile Weapons Of War

Local law enforcement agencies are snatching up huge amounts of weapons -- from the Department of Defense -- used in fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Recovering drug addict says road to healing is a lifelong journey

In our region, more than 32,000 adults and 4,000 children, between the ages of 12 and 17, are dependent on drugs or alcohol.


Church bus involved in multi-vehicle crash in North Knoxville

Time and time again, Beverly Atkins awakes to the sound of a car crashing through her bushes and crossing over her lawn off Chapman Highway.


Phone ping leads to lost hiker

Polk County Commissioners turned down Ducktown's Urban Growth boundary and appointed members of the community to the Forest Service Committtee last Thursday during their regular monthly meeting.


On the road to recovery: After tragedy, something sweet

PAUL EFIRD/NEWS SENTINEL LIFESTAR crew members Chad McClure, left, Andy Donaldson, and Andrew Slemp gives hugs to church bus crash survivors Sandy and Marvin Boyer Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.


Retiree group celebrates milestone by donating computer to 5,000th child in Loudon County

Standing tall next to her brand new Dell desktop, Annabell Lee may seem shy on the outside, but inside, she's jumping for joy.


Weather big factor in better tomato crop this year for Grainger Co. farmers

The Grainger County Tomato Festival, a 22 year East Tennessee tradition, is about a week away, showcasing locally grown tomatoes.


Fire, accidents snarl traffic on interstate

Tennessee Highway Patrol was busy this morning investigating four Interstate 75 incidents which tied traffic along both north and southbound sides.


Early voting begins Friday in Washington County, Tenn.

Voting hours will be 9 to 5 Monday through Friday and 9 to noon Saturday. Voters have three locations to choose from.


GPS problems 7-17-14

If you move into a new house or housing development, can first responders find your home? What about delivery drivers trying to bring you flowers or even pizza? We visited one new development, typed in the address of a new home into a GPS locator, and nothing showed up.


Director Ron Dykes says his proposed budget is $3 million in the red

Washington County, Tennessee Director of Schools Ron Dykes is looking over a school budget that's millions of dollars in the red.


Pink flamingos flock to Hawkins County

If you wake up with a flamboyance of flamingos in your front yard, then you've been "flocked."


Fire, accidents snarl traffic on interstate

Tennessee Highway Patrol was busy this morning investigating four Interstate 75 incidents which tied traffic along both north and southbound sides.


10 About Town 7/17 - 7/2010 About Town 7/17 - 7/20It's a great...

Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1mlHytt The Blount County Friends of the Library Pre-Owned Book Sale kicks off this weekend.


Philanthropies, July 20

Tours of the historic home begin at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7:30. Alcohol is "BYOB."


Group goes on mission trip

A group of youth and adults from Christ & Holy Trinity Church, accompanied by counselors from the Appalachia Service Project, traveled to Tennessee this summer to help low-income families repair their homes.


Bee Tongue Size Matters In Relationship With...

Image Caption: A lovely Augochlora pura extends part of its tongue. A. pura is a member of the relatively short-tongued Halictidae family, uprettily known as the sweat bees.


Hawkins County deputies searching for auto repair shop thief

The suspect is described as a white man around 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing approximately 160 to 190 pounds.


Challenger says incumbent AC judge doesn't work full time

The current Anderson County General Sessions judge for Division I, Don Layton, "fails to work full-time for the people of Anderson County" and spends his time at a lakeside retreat in Townsend, challenger Ryan Spitzer says in a news release.


Authorities charge three in July 4 McMinn County slaying

Authorities have charged three Athens residents with the July 4 slaying of a 20-year-old man at a McMinn County home.


Dalton Police Looking for Walmart TV Thief

The Dalton Police Department wants the public's help with identifying a man who stole four televisions from Walmart on Shugart Road.


Betty Ann Hughes

Betty Ann Hughes, 56, of Duffield, Va., formerly of the Carter County area of Johnson City, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Norton, Va., following an extended illness.


3 arrested and charged with July 4th murder in Athens, Tenn.

Two McMinn County women are safe after a storm blew their paddleboards from a Georgia island to a South Carolina island.


2 McMinn County, Tenn. women float from Ga. to S.C. island

Corbin police say they got a surprise delivery after charging a southern Kentucky man with shoplifting - five pizzas showed up at the station door.


Sequoyah mock radiation drill hosted at OMS

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, along with emergency managers from Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, will provide evaluation for a graded exercise held Tuesday at Ocoee Middle School.


Computers 101: Series goal? Reset skill sets

Class was in session at the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library on Wednesday.


News conference honoring woman, 72, killed by impaired driver in Maryville

Two daughters of a Maryville woman killed last year by an impaired driver plan to share their grief and raise awareness of intoxicated driving at a Saturday news conference including state and local authorities.


Record-setting pace for Anderson Fair attendance

Blue ribbon-winning roosters crowed from the livestock exhibit while the plaintive sounds of a bluegrass band entertained hundreds of seniors in the next-door Underwood-McRae Pavilion.


Shelter faces questions for dumping animals at landfill

A group in Hamblen County wants the city council and county commission to take funding away from the Morristown Humane Society Shelter faces questions for dumping animals at landfill A group in Hamblen County wants the city council and county commission to take funding away from the Morristown Humane Society Check out this story on WBIR.com: ... (more)


Witness says he saw missing pregnant Oak Ridge woman before she disappeared

The head of Oak Ridge city schools is making changes to a new policy on kids walking to school.


Ribbon cutting held for education support company in Alcoa

A ribbon cutting was held Wednesday for a new family support center in Blount County, the result of an agreement between education technology company K12 Inc and the Blount Partnership.


Questions arise over new state drug law

One of Tennessee's newest laws is raising a lot of concern around the country. The law allows the state to seek criminal charges Questions arise over new state drug law One of Tennessee's newest laws is raising a lot of concern around the country.


Kidnapping, Rape Cold Case Solved After 29 Years

It's something she never thought would happen, but after 29 years one mid-state woman finally knows the name of the man police said kidnapped and raped her as a child.


McMinn County Man Dies While Doing A Good Deed

Family members of an Athens man shot dead last week are pleading for an arrest in his murder.


Man Electrocuted in McMinn County

Updated Story A man dies on the job after his truck makes contact with a power line, causing an explosion.


Fireworks Store Explodes

Explosive video, literally, after a fireworks stand North of Knoxville goes up in flames.


Craigslist Robber

After posting an ad on Craigslist, a Calhoun, Tennessee man ends up burglarized.


Unusual number of Blount Co. write-in candidates

There will be several people receiving votes in Blount County, and their names will not be on the ballots per say.


Weekend Watch: Splash Jam, Marvel movies, summer festival and more

Dutch artist Karel Appel's "Sad Cat" lithograph is among the objects in "The Collector's Eye: American and European Art from the McClung Museum" at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture.


Road work to cause delays in Sullivan County

A temporary detour of State Route 37/US 19E is in place at the intersection of SR-34 and US 11E.


Weekend Watch: Splash Jam, Marvel movies, summer festival and more

Dutch artist Karel Appel's "Sad Cat" lithograph is among the objects in "The Collector's Eye: American and European Art from the McClung Museum" at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture.


Drug roundup continues in Anderson County

A grand jury returned 26 indictments in cases that ranged from dealing painkillers to methamphetamine to marijuana, Anderson County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Mark Lucas said.


Judge, court clerk, deputy named in federal lawsuit

Robert Franklin of Elizabethton, Tennessee has filed a civil lawsuit against Johnson County Deputy Joe Greer, Johnson County Circuit Court Clerk Carolyn Hawkins and Johnson County Circuit Court Judge William Hawkins.


Sullivan Co. Sheriff's Office combats bullying with summer camp

Bullying is a problem everywhere with children and adults, but a summer camp going on in Sullivan County is teaching elementary students the skills to deal with the problem.


Footwear factory closing in Morristown

WATE's 6 On Your Side Day of Service for July will benefit East Tennessee Kidney Foundation by hosting a blanket drive on the station's front lawn.


Johnson County missionary travels to China

Carol Sue Billingsley recently returned from a two-month mission trip that took her into the heart of China.


Summer readers celebrate by making cornhusk dolls, memories and butter

How good was this year's Summer Reading Program? It was like butter. After seven weeks of the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library's Summer Reading Program, young readers were treated to a special celebration Tuesday morning to mark the end of the series.


Former Grainger sheriff denies fleeing, DUI

Rutledge mayoral candidate and former Grainger County Sheriff Richard McElhaney said he never saw the blue lights of two agencies' vehicles chasing him before he drove off the road and into a cemetery.


Knoxville.com's fun things to do

Fountain City Art Center celebrates its 10th year today through July 25 with a Members' Anniversary Exhibit.


Traffic Tips

Motorists should watch for workers, changing conditions and use extreme caution in this area.


Dandridge woman who was pregnant while making, taking meth gets 151 months

Lacey Weld, 26, of Jefferson County received a sentence of 12 years and seven months after pleading guilty last year to conspiring to cook meth.


For bees and flowers, tongue size matters

When it comes to bee tongues, length is proportional to the size of the bee, but heritage sets the proportion.


Roane County officials warning residents of multiple occurrences of mail theft

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6 indicted for thefts including funds raised for boy with cancer

Six people are facing charges, accused in a string of break-ins in Sevier County, including theft of thousands from a fundraiser for a boy battling leukemia.


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Tennessee leaders say Volkwagen's plans to expand production at its Chattanooga factory and add a research and development plant demonstrate the auto company's commitment to the area after a bitter union... Tennessee leaders say Volkwagen's plans to expand production at its Chattanooga factory and add a research and development plant demonstrate ... (more)


Roane County officials warning residents of multiple occurrences of mail theft

Tennessee leaders say Volkwagen's plans to expand production at its Chattanooga factory and add a research and development plant demonstrate the auto company's commitment to the area after a bitter union... Tennessee leaders say Volkwagen's plans to expand production at its Chattanooga factory and add a research and development plant demonstrate ... (more)


Man, 56, pleads guilty to luring victim to Anderson County mausoleum for sex

He'd received texts and a photo on his cellphone purportedly from a young woman named Nicole who wanted to meet him at an odd location for a tryst - a cemetery mausoleum.


Youth was served in 20th E.T. Amateur

It has been a week since the Carter County County Bank East Tennessee Amateur came to an end at the Elizabethton Golf Course, but the 20th may have been the best.


'In God We Trust' going up in Roane County

Roane County commissioners voted 13-1 to place the words "In God We Trust" over two entrances to the courthouse in Kingston.


Judge hands down harsher sentence to woman who was pregnant during meth crime

Lacey Weld, 26, of Jefferson County received a sentence of 12 years and seven months after pleading guilty last year to conspiring to cook meth.


Rogersville man arrested for 2 meth labs, search continues for woman

A Rogersville man was arrested last week for outstanding warrants in connection with two meth labs, while the search continues for his wife.


Floyd Edwin Gross

Floyd Edwin Gross, 84, of Johnson City, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014, at the V.A. Medical Center in Johnson City.


Morning fire damages Carter County home

A Carter County home was heavily damaged by fire Sunday morning. According to an incident report from the Carter County Sheriff's Department, emergency went to the home at 187 Williams St., Johnson City, at 6:50 a.m. and found smoke coming from underneath the roof and through the windows on the rear of the residence.


Shelter uses theme from hit series to help kittens stage getaway

"Orange is the New Black" is a hit web-based series about prison that has taken the entertainment world by storm.


Tennessee county may re-apply for pipeline permit

An eastern Tennessee county is considering asking the state again for permits that would allow US Nitrogen to build miles-long pipelines to and from the Nolichucky River.


THP: One dead, three injured in Scott County crash

Kristal D. Davis of Helenwood, Tenn., was killed in the wreck, which happened around 10:20 p.m. at the intersection of Scott High Drive and Glasshouse Road in Huntsville, according to a report from Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Larry Blakney.


Traffic Tips

Also in Loudon County, on U.S. 321/SR 73 between SR 2 and City Park Drive, motorists should watch for possible lane closures at various times through this project.


Police and EMS gather at the site where the girl was run over by truck.

A man is now facing charges after police say he ran his girlfriend over in North Knoxville on Monday afternoon.


Tennessee News Minute

The truck-stop company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has agreed to pay $92 million for cheating customers out of promised rebates and discounts.


Cleveland City Judge Bill Moss Dies From Apparent Self-Inflicted...

His body was found at his normal parking spot near his truck after Cleveland police officers responded to a shots fired call to a parking lot at 4th Street and Broad Street at about 11 a.m. His longtime law partner, Jim Logan, said he had suffered a fall at his home in late April or early May. He said he struck his head, but he initially thought he ... (more)


VW announcement enforces Tennessee as 'auto hot spot'VW announcement...

Monday's announcement from Volkswagen on their new SUV is just another sign of Tennessee's growing automotive industry, with no VW announcement enforces Tennessee as 'auto hot spot' Monday's announcement from Volkswagen on their new SUV is just another sign of Tennessee's growing automotive industry, with no Check out this story on WBIR.com: ... (more)


Tennessee lawmaker uses campaign funds to buy mattress

We looked into Representative Timothy Hill's campaign funds after we got a tip he bought a mattress with it.


Tennessee lawmaker uses campaign funds to buy mattress

We looked into Representative Timothy Hill's campaign funds after we got a tip he bought a mattress with it.


Oak Ridge parents worry over parent responsibility zone changes

Strong to severe storms are possible tonight as a cold front slides out of Kentucky and Missouri into East Tennessee.


Meigs County Mayor Endorses Dan Howell For State Representative

"I am proud to support Dan Howell as our next state representative. He's one of the finest men I know and his life experience, integrity and character make him the ideal person to represent us in Nashville," Meigs County Mayor Lankford said.


Early voting begins Friday in Knox County

Help is on the way nearly one month later for tornado victims in Roane County. The National Weather Service saying an EF0 tornado hit just east of Kingston near Third Street on June 10th.


South Knoxville man charged with stabbing his mother

Former Vice President Al Gore and members of the Kennedy family joined hundreds of mourners for the funeral of renowned journalist and press freedom champion John Seigenthaler.


Hamblen sheriff's dept. arrests three for armed robberyHamblen...

Hamblen sheriff's dept. arrests three for armed robbery The Hamblen County Sheriff's Department arrested three men Monday in connection to an armed robbery in Hamblen County.


Pilot Flying J, government reach $92M agreement to avoid prosecution

Pilot Flying J has reached an agreement with the federal government that it will not be prosecuted in the fuel rebate matter, assuming it follows the terms of the agreement, including a monetary penalty and full cooperation with the government's investigation of fraudulent conduct.


McMinn Murder Suspect Appears in Court

A man appeared in court today in McMinn County in connection with the death of his wife.


Shakespeare on the Square presents 'Much Ado About Nothing,' 'Titus Andronicus'

Davon Guest portrays Aaron in the Tennessee Stage Company's production of "Titus Andronicus."


Campbell County Sheriff operation rounds up drug dealers and probation violators

The Campbell County Sheriff Department announced Monday morning that law enforcement is arresting and actively seeking nearly 40 of the county's worst drug dealers and probation violators.


Campbell County teacher indicted in child sex case

The Monroe County mother charged with assault last week after she gave birth to a baby who tested positive for drugs was expected in court this week, but the hearing was moved to July 29. The Monroe County mother charged with assault last week after she gave birth to a baby who tested positive for drugs was expected in court this week, but the ... (more)


Courthouse Controversy Over "In God We Trust"

The plan to inscribe "In God We Trust" on the Roane County, Tennessee courthouse is moving forward, but not without a fight.


Campbell County teacher indicted in child sex case

The Monroe County mother charged with assault last week after she gave birth to a baby who tested positive for drugs was expected in court this week, but the hearing was moved to July 29. The Monroe County mother charged with assault last week after she gave birth to a baby who tested positive for drugs was expected in court this week, but the ... (more)


Former Grainger County sheriff, mayoral candidate faces DUI, speeding, evading arrest charges

A police pursuit reaching speeds in excess of 115 mph ended when a former Grainger County sheriff and current mayoral candidate slammed into tombstones in a Rutledge graveyard.


Woman charged with false reporting of shooting

An eastern Tennessee woman has been charged with falsely telling police a friend was firing shots in a neighborhood in Johnson City.


Monroe Co. mom charged with drug 'assault' on fetus to appear in court

The Monroe County mother charged with assault last week after she gave birth to a baby who tested positive for drugs is expected in court on Monday.


Fight leads to overnight stabbing in South Knoxville

The Knoxville Police Department says the call came in around 4 a.m. from the 6300 block of Sevierville Pike.


Teenage drivers can benefit from Sevierville's Collision Avoidance Training

Teenage drivers, start your engines. Registration is open for Sevierville Police Department's Collision Avoidance Training for Young Drivers seminar, to be held Aug. 15 and 16. SPD started hosting this program in 2009.


Dandridge approves new bridge to replace onea

The Dandridge City Council approved plans last week for a new bridge to replace the Hoskins-Jarnagin bridge that crosses Dandridge approves new bridge to replace one paved with history The Dandridge City Council approved plans last week for a new bridge to replace the Hoskins-Jarnagin bridge that crosses Check out this story on WBIR.com: ... (more)


Firefighters battle blaze at metal scrap business

Firefighters battle blaze at metal scrap business Firefighters responded to a fire a a Morristown metal recycling and scrap business Sunday night.


Chemical plant planned in Greene County

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Ashley Stevens named 2015 Tenn. Distinguished Woman: Cleveland's Savannah Stone is first runner-up

Ashley Stevens became the 2015 Distinguished Young Woman of Tennessee at the conclusion of the week-long competition Saturday evening at Lee University's Dixon Center.


Plan to put treated water in river draws concerns

Environmental activists in East Tennessee are opposing a plan that calls for taking water from the Nolichucky River for use by a Greene County industrial chemical plant and then returning the treated water to the river.


Elections to watch outside Knox County

Frank was elected two years ago to fill the unexpired term of former Mayor Rex Lynch, a Republican who resigned in January 2011 after he was indicted on a charge of sales tax fraud.


Traffic Tips

Motorists should be alert for workers present and use extreme caution in this area.


Plans underway for first Renaissance festival in Roane Co.Plans...

After years of work and research, there will soon be a blast from the past in Harriman, stressing the word "past."


One person injured in Saturday morning tractor-trailer crash

One person was injured after a tractor-trailer flipped early Saturday morning on Interstate 40 in Jefferson County, officials said.


Mountain City painted red, white and blue

On July 4th the United States of America celebrated the 238th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.


Traffic Tips

Also in Knox County, drivers on U.S. 441/SR 33 Henley Bridge over the Tennessee River in Downtown Knoxville should know the Henley Bridge is open to four lanes of traffic.


Federal judge takes on new meth and pregnancy question

A federal judge in a novel sentencing case is considering whether to hand down a tougher prison sentence to a Jefferson County woman because she was pregnant at the time she was involved in a local meth manufacturing ring.


McCaslin says DYW program encourages personal growth

A self-motivated push to create opportunities set Julie McCaslin's desire to become a Distinguished Young Woman.


Lenoir City residents start petition against proposed cell tower

Saturday morning, residents in Lenoir City will raise concerns about a 180-foot cell phone tower that may be built within a mile of their home.


Volunteer Electric scam going around in Cumberland county

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office warned customers about a scammer saying your electric bill is past due.


Volunteer Electric scam going around in Cumberland county

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office warned customers about a scammer saying your electric bill is past due.


Knoxville police officer injured in traffic accident

From her porch in rural Anderson County, we watched Coleen Miller sketch her next barn quilt.


Ex-Loudon County deputy clerk claims pattern of violations

A former deputy clerk in the Loudon County Clerk's office claims to have witnessed repeated violations of state law and county policy, including a "cash for marriage" scheme, a ban on interracial marriages and political campaigning by office employees during work hours.


Letter: Tail of Dragon has become speed trap

As an experienced motorcyclist, I have grown weary of articles like "Taming the infamous Dragon," written mostly by non-riders, discussing the dangers of motorcycling on this road, and how the state troopers and Blount County Sheriff's Office patrols are there for our safety.


Rare white buffalo Custer takes stand at East Tennessee ranch

PHOTOS by SAUL YOUNG/NEWS SENTINEL Custer, a white buffalo at Briarwood Ranch Safari in Bybee, Tenn., licks his chops as he prepares to feed.


5 arrested in Grainger Co. prostitution bust

The Grainger County Sheriff's Office arrested five people after law enforcement busted a home in Rutledge for sex trafficking.


Judge orders mental eval for Kenny Bartley

Campbell County school shooter Kenny Bartley on Friday gained a meeting with a mental health expert and a defense attorney.


Crashed milk truck brings I-75 South to a standstill for hours

An overturned milk truck in Loudon County snarled traffic on Interstate 75 south for nine hours Friday before the wreck was cleared.


More theft charges against Washington County couple

A Washington County, Tennessee couple jailed on burglary and theft charges from Johnson City earlier this week has picked up more charges this time in Washington County.


Closing 'retail gap' could support more businesses in Elizabethton

Missing: 14 clothing and accessory stores. Eight home and garden stores. And 15 restaurants.


Chattanooga judge slams $500 million project, Nashville lawyer's role

A Nashville attorney is at the center of a controversy regarding a $500 million development in East Tennessee.


Fireworks Superstore destroyed in flames was operating illegally

Fireworks Superstore destroyed in flames was operating illegally The state said the large fireworks store that burned down last weekend was operating without a license.


100 babies born drug dependent babies born in NE Tennessee

To date, 463 NAS babies have been born state wide. There were 921 cases reported in 2013.


Knoxville boy's business keeps dogs in McMinn Co. alive

Knoxville boy's business keeps dogs in McMinn Co. alive A Knoxville boy has been making a big impact on animal shelters in McMinn County.


Balanced budget with no tax increase in Sullivan County

The Sullivan County School board has passed a balanced budget for next year without having to raise taxes.


McMinn County Man Dies While Doing A Good Deed

Family members of an Athens man shot dead last week are pleading for an arrest in his murder.


ACLU wants to challenge law on drug-addicted mothers

The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee has issued a call for plaintiffs to help challenge a new state law that allows prosecutors to criminalize women who give birth to drug-dependent babies.


Scott County woman indicted for theft of $43K

Misty Lynn Blevins, 31, is accused of illegally transferring the money from her employer's business PayPal account to her personal PayPal account between August 2012 and January 2014, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.


Homeowners in Loudon County concerned over proposed cell tower

Verizon is proposing a 180 foot cell tower, roughly 18 stories high, off Virtue Road.


New Facts: Teen to be tried as adult in Greene County murder

A teen suspected of killing his father in Greene County will be tried as an adult according to the Greene County Juvenile Court Clerk.


Man charged with chase, DUI

After chase and a close call with patrol cars, a man is being charged with aggravated assault and driving under the influence.


Retired Loudon County Judge Russell dies

Retired Loudon County General Sessions Judge William Henry "Bill" Russell, 75, died Thursday at Parkwest Medical Center of complications related to a recent heart attack and stroke.


Hamblen County animal shelter internal problems could affect funding

A number of viewers contacted 6 News with concerns over animal care at the shelter following a shakeup in leadership after several former employees were terminated.


Zoo previews Wee Play Adventure

The Knoxville Zoo's new indoor Wee Play Adventure is populated with lizards and filled with creative places for children to climb, pretend and learn.


Public Notices - 7/9/14

NOTICE TO CREDITORS ESTATE OF: Vicky Stephens Docket No. 2014-PR-28 Notice is hereby given that on the 24th day of June, 2014, Letters Testamentary in respect of the estate of Vicky Stephens, deceased, who died May 17, 2014 were issued to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Polk County, Tennessee.


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A person of interest was taken into custody after a sergeant was shot and killed at the Tennessee National Guard Armory in Perry County Wednesday.


West Knoxville man spots bear outside his window

A person of interest was taken into custody after a sergeant was shot and killed at the Tennessee National Guard Armory in Perry County.


Forensics up close: It's pretty cool

A handful of youngsters got their hands dirty this week, learning about following clues to figure out the what, where and who.


Apology ends paddling abuse charge against former Sunbright principal

All it took was a public apology to end a criminal case against a former elementary school principal charged with abuse.


McMinn Murder Suspect Appears in Court

A man appeared in court today in McMinn County in connection with the death of his wife.


Man Electrocuted in McMinn County

Updated Story A man dies on the job after his truck makes contact with a power line, causing an explosion.


Courthouse Controversy Over "In God We Trust"

The plan to inscribe "In God We Trust" on the Roane County, Tennessee courthouse is moving forward, but not without a fight.


Danny Ray Vance

Danny Ray Vance, 56, passed away on Friday, July 4, 2014, at his residence. Danny was a native of the Roan Mountain community of Carter County and a son of the late Billy Audy and Vera Lee Julian Vance.


Campbell school shooter Bartley arrested, faces charges of assaulting deputies

Campbell County school shooter Kenny Bartley was arrested overnight and faces two counts of assault on a police officer, according to Campbell County authorities.


FBI probing reported beating at Sevier jail; lawsuit seeks $5 million

FBI agents are investigating claims of civil-rights abuses at the Sevier County jail after a former inmate says he was beaten nearly to death there last year.


Morgan County mom says toddler son who died in June was never abused

A Morgan County mother is speaking out on camera for the first time since her toddler son died last month.


Bledsoe County church celebrates 150 years of worship

T.A. Smith has not spent his entire life worshipping at Bethel Church of Christ in Bledsoe County, but he has spent most of it there.


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Sun Photo by O.J. Early Four family members of those who died in the United Air Lines Flight 823 crash near Parrottsville on July 9, 1964 stand together at an informal wreath-laying ceremony at the crash site early Wednesday evening.


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Sun Photo by O.J. Early Four family members of those who died in the United Air Lines Flight 823 crash near Parrottsville on July 9, 1964 stand together at an informal wreath-laying ceremony at the crash site early Wednesday evening.


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East Tenn. mother first to face charges under new law Mallory Loyola, 26, of Madisonville gave birth to a baby girl on Sunday, July 6th.


Angry parents claim teacher abused students

Some parents are speaking out about concerns over possible abuse by a teacher. It involves a former Jonesborough Middle School teacher but the school system says the issue has already been handled and the teacher cleared, but the families are not satisfied.


Jefferson County man tricked by timeshare scam

A groundbreaking was held Wednesday for a new multi-million dollar residential development on the Marble Alley property in downtown Knoxville.


Jefferson County man tricked by timeshare scam

A groundbreaking was held Wednesday for a new multi-million dollar residential development on the Marble Alley property in downtown Knoxville.


City Council tells Farmers Market no to pavilion in Ralph Stout Park

After a fairly optimistic view of the proposal a few weeks ago, the Mountain City Town Council has re-evaluated their stance on allowing the Johnson County Farmers Market to potentially build an open air pavilion in Ralph Stout Park.


Police discover marijuana growing operation

The search of a home in Erwin, Tennessee leads to the discovery of what police are calling a marijuana growing operation.


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The Knox County Sheriff's Office Wednesday released a surveillance photo of the man suspected of robbing a North Knox County store Tuesday.


Early voting begins July 18

Early voting for the Tennessee State primary and general county election begins on July 18, 2014 and runs through August 2, 2014.


Raymond Blevins

Raymond Blevins, 87, of Elizabethton, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at his home following an extended illness.


Trio Indicted on Murder Charges

A Gray, Tenn. couple and a Jonesborough, Tenn. man involved in a brutal murder that occurred in late May 2010 were indicted June 23 by the Scott County Grand Jury for their roles in the death of Natasha Gross Collins, 21, of Johnson City, Tenn.


Lois Johnson, East Tennessee country star passes away

Country singer and East Tennessee native Lois Johnson passed away after a long illness Monday at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.


William H. "Bill" Bowling

William H. "Bill" Bowling, 72, of Elizabethton, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, July 7, 2014, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital following a brief illness.


Mountain City painted red, white and blue

On July 4th the United States of America celebrated the 238th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.


East Tennessee country star Lois Johnson dies

Born and raised in Union County, Johnson began performing at age 11 and appeared on Knoxville radio and television shows, including "The Midday Merry-Go-Round," "The Tennessee Barn Dance" and "Cas Walker's Farm and Home Hour."


Knoxville City Council approves first reading on electronic ticketing system

It's an amazing story. A Knoxville man who weighed 555 pounds not that long ago is now literally half the guy he used to be.


6th person arrested for gang-related attempted murder6th person...

Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1lSydce Deputies arrested 40-year-old Cynthia Wright of Strawberry Plains in Jefferson County late last week.


Once-forbidden moonshine now providing significant tax revenue

Developers are taking notice of tourist's fascination with moonshine. Since lawmakers made the once outlawed brew legal, distilleries have become Once-forbidden moonshine now providing significant tax revenue Developers are taking notice of tourist's fascination with moonshine.


Bond forfeitures in Roane County go uncollected for decades

For decades, Roane County's court system failed to collect money it was supposed to be taking in for bond forfeitures.


Roy Charles "R.C." Bradshaw

Roy Charles "R.C." Bradshaw, 81, of Elizabethton, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, July 6, 2014, at Life Care Center of Elizabethton, following an extended illness.


Exit 407 construction yields ramp closure

If you're trying to make your way from State Route 66 North to Interstate 40 West, you've got a slightly different route ahead of you.


Vacation Bible School 2014

New Mountain View Baptist "Gone Fishing: 'Come, follow me and I will make you fishers of men' " is the theme of vacation Bible school at New Mountain View Baptist Church, Oliver Springs.


Women-owned businesses surge by 65% in Tennessee

A slow moving cold front will push into very warm and humid air this evening help to fire some strong to possibly severe storms.


Grace Crawford Morrison

Grace Crawford Morrison, 90, of Watauga, passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2014, at Bristol Select Hospital, following an extended illness.


Seymour spa busted for prostitution

Seymour spa busted for prostitution Sevier County deputies busted a Seymour spa Monday for prostitution.


Ford Earned Purple Heart, 2 Oak Leaf Clusters For His Service In Vietnam War

Sun Photo by Kristen Buckles Greene County Quilters Donna Barnard, at left, and Gail Burnett present Vietnam veteran John Ford a Quilt of Valor at his Mosheim home in May. BY KRISTEN BUCKLES STAFF WRITER After nearly giving it all for freedom and country, John Ford returned home to the sneers and ridicule faced by many Vietnam veterans.


Fired highway workers file lawsuit against Sullivan County

A group of workers fired from the Sullivan County Highway Department has filed lawsuit in federal court in Greeneville wanting to go back to work.


Four women and one man arrested in prostitution sting

Three women and one man were arrested Monday at a massage parlor on Chapman Highway in Sevier County, authorities said.


7 file suit over firings from highway department

<![CDATA[BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Seven former workers at an East Tennessee highway department have filed a federal lawsuit over their firings. Media report the lawsuit says the Sullivan County Highway Department employees were wrongfully fired for testifying against their former boss during a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation probe. Interim Highway Commissioner Bobbie Manning has said the firings were based on individual work histories. The TBI investigated former commissioner, Terry Shaffer, who retired last year. The investigation was turned over to a grand jury, which found "an abuse of office" by Shaffer, who sometimes took five-hour lunch breaks, but no criminal violations. The workers are asking for reinstatement, lost wages, benefits and attorney fees.


Dr. Who talk turns to time travel

The gathering at the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library was less "whodunnit" and more "Why - Who' Does It."


'Street preacher' claims God would strike arresting officer dead

A Hawkins County man who was found preaching in the middle of Main Street in Surgoinsville early Saturday morning claimed "God was in him," but his arresting officer alleges that a large quantity of alcohol was in him as well.


Traffic Tips

Lane reductions will be in place around the clock for approximately two years. Motorists also should watch for lane shifts and narrowed lanes.


School Shooting Plot Foiled in Hawkins Co., TN

Authorities in Hawkins County, Tennessee have arrested two juveniles who they say had planned a Columbine-style massacre at their school, Volunteer High School in Church Hill.


Cumberland county teacher charged with murder remains in jail without bond

The owner of a historic home in oak ridge plans to rebuild after an overnight fire nearly destroyed it.


Cumberland county teacher charged with murder remains in jail without bond

The owner of a historic home in oak ridge plans to rebuild after an overnight fire nearly destroyed it.


Rural Metro responded and said when crews got there the first floor was consumed in fire.

The owner of a historic home in oak ridge plans to rebuild after an overnight fire nearly destroyed it.


Thief stuffs $300 worth of meat down his pants

A suspected meat thief was caught on camera just before he stuffed hundreds of dollars worth of beef down his pants.


Jones Hardwoods has continued to grow during slow economy

Any good business has to be able to adapt and change with demand. Through the dramatic economic shifts of the past few years many companies have faltered or failed altogether, especially those having anything to do with the housing market.


Scopes Trial Play And Festival Set For July 18-20

Crossville's Cumberland County Playhouse and Dayton's Scopes Trial Festival will present "Front Page News: Dayton and the World Famous Scopes Trial," a newly adapted play with music, in the historic Rhea County courtroom July 18-20.


Huckabee to headline Campbell County political dinner

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will speak at the Campbell County Republican Lincoln and Reagan Day Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday in the JROTC Building at Campbell County Comprehensive High School, 150 Cougar Lane, Jacksboro.


Personality Profile: Ritchie Stevenson calls LFMS home

One local school principal has called Bradley County home his entire life and chose to stay here in order to help educate the young people who could grow up to be the community's next great leaders.


Church helps less fortunate Jefferson County couple in need

Beginning Monday, students at the University of Tennessee must decide whether or not they want part of the fees they pay for school to cover student programming.


Glenda Shankle Eggers

Glenda Shankle Eggers, 68, of Elizabethton, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, at her residence following an extended illness.


Watch: Fireworks explode as Tenn. store catches fire

The Fourth of July 2014, in a way, can be compared to the Fourth of July 1776, in that our founders... A Tennessee fireworks store building that had been a sight to see along Interstate 75 was destroyed due to a fire over the Fourth of July weekend.


Watch: Fireworks explode as Tenn. superstore catches fire

One Tennessee fireworks store had been a sight to see and a place to stop along Interstate 75. But, over the weekend, the building was destroyed due to a fire.


George W. "G.W." Lewis

George W. "G.W." Lewis, 90, of Johnson City, Tenn., passed away Friday, July 4, 2014, at Johnson City Medical Center.


Giant flames engulf Fireworks Superstore

The Fireworks Superstore in Campbell County, Tennessee, has been a sight to see and a place to stop along Interstate 75 since 2008.


Daniel M. Smith

Daniel M. Smith, 86, of Elizabethton, passed away on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Johnson City Medical Center.


Ratliff takes ETA title by 10 strokes

Former Sullivan South standout and ETSU freshman Cayman Ratliff shattered the old tournament record at the Carter County Bank East Tennessee Amateur Sunday, going 16 under for the entire tournament following a final-round 66 on Sunday.


I-75 shutdown in Campbell Co after fire at fireworks store

Heavy flames and smoke took over a Campbell County fireworks store Sunday afternoon.


Johnson City man steals transit bus while intoxicated

A man is being held at the Washington County Detention Center after stealing a Johnson City Transit bus and driving it while intoxicated.


Dandridge home destroyed in overnight fireDandridge home destroyed in ...

Dandridge home destroyed in overnight fire Dandridge home destroyed in overnight fire Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1lKgaos According to Jefferson County dispatch, the fire started about 10 o'clock Saturday night on Blue Agron Way in Jefferson County.


Man Electrocuted in McMinn County

Updated Story A man dies on the job after his truck makes contact with a power line, causing an explosion.


Rain postpones Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

Tonight: Mostly clear and comfortable again. Low: 62A . Sunday: Mostly sunny and a little warmer.


Rain postpones Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

Tonight: Mostly clear and comfortable again. Low: 62A . Sunday: Mostly sunny and a little warmer.


Fire Captain: Stove possibly started overnight church fire

Word of Faith Family Worship Center on the 800 block of Mulberry Street caught fire around 12:30 a.m. Fire Captain: Stove possibly started overnight church fire Word of Faith Family Worship Center on the 800 block of Mulberry Street caught fire around 12:30 a.m. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1m26aMd Fire crews Saturday ... (more)


Jim Arber: Soccer's intensity easily outranks that of football

Jim Arber is a freelance writer, leisure professional and Cumberland County resident.


School Shooting Plot Foiled in Hawkins Co., TN

Authorities in Hawkins County, Tennessee have arrested two juveniles who they say had planned a Columbine-style massacre at their school, Volunteer High School in Church Hill.


Deadly Crash Kills Dayton Man

A Dayton man was killed in a crash on Highway 30 between Dayton and Pikeville Friday afternoon.


Monroe County memorial honors veterans

As the Independence Day celebrations continue throughout East Tennessee many also spend the day remembering loved ones who have fought for our freedoms.


TBI investigates death of person in THP custody in Loudon County

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating the death of a person held in the custody of Tennessee Highway Patrol Friday afternoon.


Fourth of July "futbol" a growing Oneida tradition

July 4, 2014: For the last six years, soccer players in Oneida play a friendly "USA vs. Mexico" soccer match.


Telford Bus Driver Case Continued Until July 18

An anticipated plea Thursday by former Washington County school bus driver Brenda Gray, who was involved in a crash in September 2012 that injured 39 students, did not happen.


Two people charged in deadly Johnson City shooting

Johnson City Police charged a man and woman following a deadly overnight shooting.


Traffic Tips

Drivers should be alert for changing conditions, workers present, construction equipment and use extreme caution through this area.


Mother of dead 17-month-old defends herself, demands answers

Amanda Beaty with her son, Levi. Levi died on June 1 and his death is being investigated as a homicide.


Mother of dead 17-month-old defends herself, demands answers

Amanda Beaty with her son, Levi. Levi died on June 1 and his death is being investigated as a homicide.


Operation Firecracker begins in Washington County

This operation is a way for the sheriff's department to arrest a large number of people who have outstanding warrants out for their arrest in the county.


Ducktown school preservation eyed

A variety of programs will be offered throughout the weekend, including special events on July 4th and July 5th in Ducktown as well as at the Hiwassee/Ocoee State Park in Delano.


Fireworks laws by county and city

Sullivan County - Fireworks can be used between the hours of 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. throughout the year, but the hours are extended to midnight on July 4 and other holidays.


Fireworks laws by county and city

Sullivan County - Fireworks can be used between the hours of 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. throughout the year, but the hours are extended to midnight on July 4 and other holidays.


Appeal Of Defendant In Lillelid Murders Denied

The Tennessee Supreme Court has denied an application to appeal on behalf of Karen Renee Howell, one of six people serving life in prison for the 1997 roadside murders of a 6-year-old girl and her parents in Greene County.


Fireworks laws by county and city

Sullivan County - Fireworks can be used between the hours of 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. throughout the year, but the hours are extended to midnight on July 4 and other holidays.


Fireworks laws by county and city

Sullivan County - Fireworks can be used between the hours of 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. throughout the year, but the hours are extended to midnight on July 4 and other holidays.


I-40 W in Jeff Co reopened after disabled tractor trailer

A major back-up in Jefferson County is affecting the busiest travel day of the July 4th holiday weekend.


Public Notices - 7/2/14

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF POLK COUNTY, TENNESSEE PROBATE DIVISION NOTICE TO CREDITORS ESTATE OF: Vicky Stephens Docket No.


New Ag Agent on the job

Polk County Commissioners turned down Ducktown's Urban Growth boundary and appointed members of the community to the Forest Service Committtee last Thursday during their regular monthly meeting.


Teachers HELP Trains Teachers In English Learner Techniques

The Teachers HELP Summer Academy, which is a part of a five year program to offer high-quality English Learner endorsement and professional development opportunities, opened with a science lesson.


East TN officer sued again after 2nd fatal shooting

Dustin Hensley has had a busy law enforcement career in Tennessee. He's worked at three departments in six years, shot two people dead and been East TN officer sued again after 2nd fatal shooting Dustin Hensley has had a busy law enforcement career in Tennessee.


State authorities to step up enforcement during holiday weekend

To promote safety and reduce crashes during the holiday weekend, the Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a high visibility enforcement campaign beginning at 12:01 a.m. Thursday and ending at midnight Sunday, according to THP.


State authorities to step up enforcement during holiday weekend

To promote safety and reduce crashes during the holiday weekend, the Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct a high visibility enforcement campaign beginning at 12:01 a.m. Thursday and ending at midnight Sunday, according to THP.


Tennessee police officer sued in second killing

Dustin Hensley has had a busy law enforcement career in Tennessee. He's worked at three departments in six years, shot two people dead and been subject to two federal lawsuits alleging wrongful deaths.


Sweetwater man admits to raping 14-year-oldSweetwater man admits to...

A Monroe County man accused of raping a 14-year-old girl with a mental disability is now facing charges.


Babysitter of Morgan County toddler who died in June starts 'Justice for Levi' campaign

"He was a little baby, he should have been protected and he wasn't," said Levi's babysitter Cyndi Wicks.


Babysitter of Morgan County toddler who died in June starts 'Justice for Levi' campaign

"He was a little baby, he should have been protected and he wasn't," said Levi's babysitter Cyndi Wicks.


Old Forge Distillery opens in Pigeon Forge

The newest attraction in Sevier County has longstanding roots in Appalachia. "What we have in these barrels out here, are smaller Old Forge Distillery opens in Pigeon Forge The newest attraction in Sevier County has longstanding roots in Appalachia.


Jamie Curd trial reset for next year

The double murder trial for Jamie Curd, previously set for August 12, 2014, has been rescheduled after a motion hearing in Washington County, Tennessee.


Woman killed in Sevier County crash identified

A 77-year-old Sevier County woman has been identified as the victim of a fatal, chain-reaction crash that injured four other people in Kodak on Tuesday.


Strong Storms Possible Tonight; Fourth Of July Should Be Clear

BY O.J. EARLY STAFF WRITER Storms may threaten Greene County this afternoon and tonight, according to the National Weather Service in Morristown.


McKenzie Promoted To FirstBank City President For Chattanooga Area

FirstBank announces the promotion of Jim McKenzie to City President for the Chattanooga area, responsible for overseeing the bank's growing operations in Hamilton and Rhea County.


Morris Woodring leaves school system after 35 years of service

Every passing year marks the retirement of someone in their career path, the passing of the baton to a rising successor.


Knox County Election: Clerk and Trustee

The early voting period for the Knox County general election is coming up soon , and voting day is Aug. 7. After a rough couple of years for the office of the Knox County trustee, voters will have a chance to elect either Republican Knox County Commissioner Ed Shouse or Jim Berrier, a Democrat and regulatory supervisor of financial advisors.


500 Pot Plants Found In Greene County

BY KEN LITTLE STAFF WRITER Nearly 500 marijuana plants were found recently in Greene County during a coordinated search involving the Sheriff's Department and the Governor's Task Force on Marijuana Eradication, Sheriff Steve Burns said.


Morristown man killed in crash, impaled by metal pole

A Hamblen County man died early Wednesday morning after his car ran off Fish Hatchery Road and struck a metal pole.


500 Pot Plants Found In Greene County

BY KEN LITTLE STAFF WRITER Nearly 500 marijuana plants were found recently in Greene County during a coordinated search involving the Sheriff's Department and the Governor's Task Force on Marijuana Eradication, Sheriff Steve Burns said.


Jones Hardwoods has continued to grow during slow economy

Any good business has to be able to adapt and change with demand. Through the dramatic economic shifts of the past few years many companies have faltered or failed altogether, especially those having anything to do with the housing market.


Hawkins men accused of luring 13-year-olds to sex party sentenced to probation

Two Hawkins County men accused of attempting to lure three 13-year-old girls to a 3 a.m. sex party late last year were sentenced to probation Monday in Hawkins County Sessions Court.


Marty Miles: Didn't know about $9,250 fine

An Oct. 27, 2009, order issued by the Tennessee Ethics Commission says that Marty Miles was fined $9,250 for failing to timely file a disclosure of interest statement when he was a Kingston city councilman.


Elderly woman dies in chain reaction car crash in Roane County

A Cocke County man is behind bars Tuesday for a number of charges including aggravated arson.


Gaming systems stolen from Athens Public Library

Late Senator Howard Baker left an impression on nearly everything in Scott County, from the town's roads and buildings, to its people.


Community members remember Sen. Howard Baker

Late Senator Howard Baker left an impression on nearly everything in Scott County, from the town's roads and buildings, to its people.


Tony Williams

A local volunteer fire department is selling fireworks this week to help fund their yearly budget.


Elderly woman dies in chain reaction car crash in Roane County

A Cocke County man is behind bars Tuesday for a number of charges including aggravated arson.


Gaming systems stolen from Athens Public Library

Late Senator Howard Baker left an impression on nearly everything in Scott County, from the town's roads and buildings, to its people.


Elderly woman killed in Roane County crash

An 83-year-old woman was killed in a three-vehicle traffic collision in Roane County on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.


A port for Legacy mobile clinic

It may look like a "big metal shed" when it's completed, but to Sister Mariana Koonce, it's security, stability and a way to streamline operations.


18 sentenced in oxycodone distribution ring case

Devin Ray Horne, 24, of Kingsport, Tenn., was sentenced on June 30, 2014, by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Court Judge, to serve 282 months in federal prison for his leadership role in oxycodone, money laundering and income tax fraud conspiracies, as well as witness intimidation.


School Shooting Plot Foiled in Hawkins Co., TN

Authorities in Hawkins County, Tennessee have arrested two juveniles who they say had planned a Columbine-style massacre at their school, Volunteer High School in Church Hill.


Most Offices In Greene County Will Be Closed For July 4

Most local offices will be closed for the Fourth of July holiday on Friday. Greeneville, Tusculum, Mosheim and Baileyton town halls wil all be closed, as will the Greene County Courthouse and offices in the Courthouse Annex.


Cox Kept Vehicles Moving During WWII

Photo Special To The Sun James Robert Cox sits with the Quilt of Valor he was recently presented by the Greene County Quilters.


Huntsville prepares for Senator Baker's funeralHuntsville prepares...

The small Scott County town of Huntsville always was a special place for the late Senator Howard Baker Junior.


Grand Jury Indicts Graysville Police Chief

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained indictments and the arrest of a police chief accused of misconduct.


News briefs from around Tennessee at 1:58 a.m. EDT

He says Memphis firefighters rescued seven residents from a mobile home park after rising water got inside their trailers.


Knox County woman charged with TennCare fraud

The state on Monday announced the arrest of Rachael Christine Presnell, 25, charged with fraudulently using TennCare to obtain a controlled substance by "doctor shopping" with multiple providers; using TennCare as payment; and obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.


Man Struck And Killed After Lying Down On Dayton Pike After Argument

Chief Hamrick said the victim was a member of a crew working on cell towers in the area.


Heavy Rains Bring Flash Flood Warning To Parts Of Hamilton County

The National Weather Service said Monday morning that a lingering storm system had already brought 3-4 inches of rain and was expected to produce two more inches.


'Small' church prepares for funeral of Howard Baker Jr.

First Presbyterian Church is where many could find Senator Howard Baker, Junior worshiping on Sundays.


Officers responded to a shooting Sunday afternoon in South Knoxville.

Tonight: Still a lingering threat for some showers/storms overnight , otherwise variably cloudy and muggy.


Hawkins Co. drug program targets fifth-graders

A Hawkins County program aimed at fifth-graders seeks to deter them from drugs, as well as help them deal with a family member's addiction.


Dewey Elementary School is a relic of Johnson County's past

I enjoy looking back into the past, especially when the past applies to my own life and times.


Hot Weather Tips for Your Pets

Hot weather is upon us and all of us at the Greeneville Greene County Humane Society would like to offer the Greeneville Sun readers some hot weather tips to help their pets stay cool.


Philanthropies, June 29

Over 1,575 cases of child abuse were reported in Cumberland County in one year. Many more cases go unreported.


German company to open industrial yarn plant in Dandridge

Wetekam Monofilaments USA LP, a German industrial yarn manufacturer, plans to open a 93,000-square-foot plant in Jefferson County, creating 32 jobs.


Sullivan County Sheriff's Office seeks deputy applications

The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office is hiring deputies for the patrol division and the corrections division.


100 Fish Found Dead Wednesday In Afton Pond

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation has been called to investigate the cause of death for hundreds of fish in ponds on an Afton man's farm.


Yarn company to locate plant in Jefferson County, bring nearly 3 dozen jobs

A European yarn company announced Friday it is planning a manufacturing facility in Dandridge that is expected to bring 32 jobs and millions of dollars to the community.


Traffic Tips

Watch for workers and use caution. -Also in Cocke/Jefferson counties, on US 411/SR 35 at US 25W, drivers should watch for possible lane closures with flagging personnel.


Wine in grocery stores will be on ballots in Morristown

We now know voters in at least one East Tennessee city will get to vote on selling wine in grocery stores.


Parksville precinct closed

We are now accepting applicants for the 2014/2015 school year at the Head Start classrooms located at Ocoee and Delano in Polk County.


Howard Baker Jr. dies

Howard Henry Baker Jr., first popularly elected U.S. senator from Tennessee since Reconstruction, former chief of staff for President Ronald Reagan, and former Ambassador to Japan, died Thursday in Huntsville, the home he always returned to no matter the heights he scaled in public office.


Public Notices - 6/25/14

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE WHEREAS, by Deed of Trust dated May 1, 2006, CHARLES MICHAEL WOODY and PAUL MCCLARY did convey in trust to Title Insurance Company, Trustee certain tract of land to secure payment of a debt in the principal sum of $70,000.00 , payable to FIRST BANK OF TENNESSEE, of record in Trust Book 335, Page 467 et seq., of ... (more)


'Shrek,' more at Cumberland County theater

Britt Hancock , Anna Baker and Michael Ruff in the Cumberland County Playhouse's production of "Shrek the Musical."


Friends of slain Monroe County man jubilant at arrests

As a group people in Florida see it, the eight-year-old homicide case of a beloved friend in Monroe County is finally close to an end.


Greene County teen that sparked manhunt across 2 states convicted of murder

The man suspected in a 3-year-old Campbell County girl's death was arrested Wednesday after being added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top Ten Most Wanted list.


East TN counties make progress on text-to-911

The term "next generation 911" is now a reality for several East Tennessee counties.


Putnam may get veterans cemetery

Putnam County is now being looked at as a potential location for a new, proposed state veterans cemetery in the Upper Cumberland region in the coming years.


Elderly Man Killed, Wife Critical After Car Hit By Tractor-Trailer Near Dayton Walmart

An elderly man was killed and his wife critically injured when their vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer on Highway 27 near the Dayton, Tn., Walmart on Wednesday.


Fun for all at the White Lightning Trail Festival this weekend

"We will have great food vendors, featuring a variety from which to choose," said Carl Nichols, Claiborne County tourism director and festival director, naming just a sampling of what will be available.


New Facts: Apartment burns, firefighters find marijuana plants

A Hawkins County woman faces charges after firefighters found marijuana plants while fighting a fire at her apartment.


Paula Walter remembers Tony Barry

When we moved to Johnson County over seven years ago, my husband and I didn't know a soul.


Wither the BEP? Tennessee Public School Funding Must Be Made More Equitable and More Sufficient

Tennessee's Basic Education Program can be viewed as a $6 billion pie that feeds the state's K-12 public schools.


Fentress, Gibson County teens receive Peyton Manning Scholarships

Alex Crockett of Jamestown and Cody Sain of Medina are the 2014 recipients of the University of Tennessee's Peyton Manning Scholarship.


Dewey Elementary School is a relic of Johnson County's past

I enjoy looking back into the past, especially when the past applies to my own life and times.


Morgan County Sheriff and District Attorney dispute handling of child death investigation

The District Attorney's office in Morgan County and the Sheriff's Department have been re-hashing the details of the suspicious death of Morgan County boy.


Police: DUI suspect involved in two crashes in one week

A Kingsport man is charged vehicular homicide after police say he was driving drunk hit a pedestrian along Fort Henry Drive Monday night and then kept going.


Woman pleads guilty to 2nd-degree attempted murder in baseball bat attack

A 27-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree murder in a 2013 attack on a man with a baseball bat in Jefferson County, officials said.


Peyton Manning in Knoxville to help fight heart disease

Knox County Board of Education member Indya Kincannon says she is stepping down after the August 6 meeting to travel to Slovenia.


4 who claimed misidentification are cleared

The Courier-Journal reported that a Jefferson County grand jury declined to indict the four on a robbery charge Tuesday.


Fentress County officials looking for missing inmate

Sheriff Tony Choate says Josh Carroll, 35, was in the yard for a drug sweep of the jail and slipped over the fence.


Police: Woman shot husband in back

Misty Addair, 32, will be arraigned Monday morning for the attempted murder of her husband after being arrested in Sevierville, Tenn., Sunday afternoon.


Deadly Crash Kills Dayton Man

A Dayton man was killed in a crash on Highway 30 between Dayton and Pikeville Friday afternoon.


Bledsoe County Man Gets 42-Month FederaL Prison Term For Gun Possession

A Bledsoe County man has been ordered to serve 42 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a weapon.


Food Bank Receives Grant From ConAgra To Help Feed Meigs And Marion County Children

While 21.5 million kids rely on free or reduced-price meals during the school year, when school is out, only 2.3 million children nationally participate in the Summer Food Service Program , according to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank.


Erwin Utilities could offer high-speed data for customers

Fiber-to-the-premises broadband internet service has existed in Northeast Tennessee for 10 years.


Plan Ahead For Tennessee Fall Festivals

When Tennessee transitions from summer to fall, with its numerous trees showing off a kaleidoscope of warm colors, festivals of all sorts occur in the small towns and big cities.


Commissioners offer update

By DENISE GRANT Staff Writer The Hancock County commissioners, buoyed by news from the Army Corps of Engineers, gave an update on county government at the Hancock County Republican Party's First Friday Luncheon.


Hancock Co. church destroyed by fire

A Hancock County church was destroyed by fire Monday morning. According to Joe Davis, Pastor of Briar Creek Baptist Church in Sneedville, all that's According to Joe Davis, Pastor of Briar Creek Baptist Church in Sneedville, all that's left standing of the small church is the block walls of the sanctuary.


Hancock Medical Center sues management company

Hancock Medical Center's Board of Trustees has filed a federal lawsuit against its former management company, claiming it lost millions of dollars from its contract with Tennessee-based Quorum Health Resources.


Updates: Closings, delays in wake of storm

A family walks out of Sevenoaks West heading to their parked car Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.


 

 

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