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Madisonville woman dies in wreck
According to the report, Donna D. Isbill was driving a Chrysler Town & Country minivan. She was turning onto state Hwy. 322 from a private drive when her vehicle was struck by 18-year-old James M. Henry, who was traveling north on the highway in a 2007 Ford F250 pickup truck.
Run a stop sign, get arrested for drugs
Fritts said he stopped the truck and as he was approaching it, he saw the driver moving and digging around inside. Fritts identified the driver as Darrell DeWayne Dockery, 48, Avalon Drive, Madisonville, and told him why he had stopped him.
TBI investigating after inmate dies at Bradley County Jail Monday
According to the statement, correctional officers and on-site medical staff called for emergency assistance and began performing life-saving measures. Bradley County EMS arrived shortly after, and the inmate was pronounced dead.
Athens tackles problem of homelessness
“(The purpose was) to understand the city’s role, their role, how we work together in best meeting the needs of our transients, and there are folks that are locals that are homeless,” said Sumner. “We’ve been working behind the scenes with both of those groups (local property owners and partner agen
Cobb animal adoption center reports successful “Clear the Shelters Day”
There may be a few more wagging tails and purring cats in Cobb County this week.Saturday marked the fourth annual Clear the Shelters Day, a nationwide event where animal shelters waive all adoption fees with the aim of giving permanent homes to all shelter animals.Best Friends Animal Society in sout
Young entrepreneurs run 2 Murphy businesses
Murphy – Cassandra and Matthew Hendrix’s plans to travel around the country came to a halt as soon as ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT Our website requires visitors tolog into view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber?Subscribe today!
Jeep collides with WCSO vehicle, runs through business
BOONE — Two people were transported to Watauga Medical Center Aug. 20 after a Jeep Cherokee collided with a Watauga County Sheriff's Office vehicle and drove through a business on N.C. 105.Boone Police Patrol Officer Miranda Britt said the department got the call at 4:33 p.m. after a Jeep landed ins
More than $15 million in grant funding will go towards Tennessee parks and recreation projects
The first type, Local Park and Recreation Fund grants, require a 50 percent match by the recipient and can be used by local governments to purchase or develop land for parks, natural areas, greenways and recreational facilities. $13.5 million of the total is LPRF grants.
Friendsville man charged in rape of minor relative
A Friendsville man was arrested Friday and charged in the alleged rape of a minor relative.Scott Lynn Vandergriff, 36, West Vinegar Valley Road, was arrested on charges of rape and incest and jailed on bonds totaling $300,000 pending a 9 a.m. Wednesday hearing in Blount County General Sessions Court
Alcoa, Greenback ranked No. 1 in AP polls
Two local teams are ranked No. 1 in the state and another will have a chance to play its way to the top on Friday night.Alcoa and Greenback on Monday debuted as the top teams in their classifications in the Associated Press' high school football polls. Maryville, listed as the No. 2 team in Class 6A
A Cherokee Gardener’s Journal: Tomatoes
GOODNESS: Jody Bradley Lipscomb, Cherokee Gardener’s Journal, says, “I am not sure there is anything better this time of year than a vine ripe tomato from your own garden.” (Photo courtesy of Jody Bradley Lipscomb)
Pam's Points: Courts give us needed environmental victories
Since taking office 19 months ago today, President Donald Trump has made eliminating federal regulations — especially environmental ones — a priority. His administration has particularly targeted rules it thinks are burdensome to the fossil fuel industry, including major Obama-era policies designed
Blount County man runs from traffic stop in handcuffs; search underway
Jaron D. Powers, 24, is wanted for a number of charges including felony escape, drug possession and violating probation.
Wanted felon arrested in break-in
A town resident was arrested just hours after a break-in at Ronnie’s restaurant at 5 a.m. Monday. Andrews Police ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors tolog into view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber?Subscribe today!
Former Alcoa restaurant owner pleads guilty to statutory rape, gets 18-month sentence
A former Alcoa restaurateur pleaded guilty to three statutory rape charges Friday in Blount County Circuit Court and agreed to serve an 18-month prison sentence as part of a plea agreement.Former Bread of Heaven owner Michael Louis Colquitt, 40, Smyrna, was arrested in January. He had faced three co
Health News: Lung screenings, mobile mammograms offered this month
Dr. Mark Currin / Photo contributed by CHI...Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.Mobile mammograms offeredCHI Memorial's mobile health coach will provide mammography screenings at several area locations this month.-Tuesday, Aug. 21, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.: Primary Healthcare Center, 205 Jenkins Roa
Sweetwater falls in opener at Meigs County
“You learned that they were not really ready,” Sweetwater coach Ethan Edmiston said. “You have some young kids, and that first time playing under the lights against good competition was kind of eye-opening. We’ve got a lot of areas we’ve got to improve and get better at. We tried to prepare guys on
Smoky Mountain Balloon Festival returns to Townsend
The festival also featured a sunset balloon glow for spectators, live musical acts, a craft beer tent and wine tastings from Nine Lakes Wine Country. Though the annual event is free to attend, its popularity in 2017 prompted organizers to advise that visitors purchase their parking passes in advance
Hiawassee on track to deny millage rollback
HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Despite higher property assessments, Hiawassee seems on track to deny a 2018 rollback millage of 2.170, in favor of retaining the current rate of 2.258.
Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River adds ‘multi-tainment center,’ sister property expanding again
Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River has a couple of new attractions – the UltraStar Multi-tainment Center and a much-needed sit-down restaurant, The Landing Café.The “multi-tainment” area at the Murphy, N.C. casino includes 16 bowling lanes, billiards, two bars, an arcade and two meeting rooms. The gamin