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Athens receives Dog Park Dash grant
Representatives of the Boyd Foundation will make the grant presentation at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Market Park Pavilion, located at 106 S. Jackson Street in Downtown Athens.
Man dies after being struck by train
For an unknown reason, according to THP, a man — identified as Ricky Ferry, 32, of Georgetown — was hit by the train and succumbed to his injuries.
McMinn County man who drew gun on deputies in Walmart gets 80-year prison sentence
A man McMinn County, Tennessee, deputies disarmed in 2015 after he drew a revolver during a scuffle in the local Walmart was sentenced this week to 80 years in prison.
Man looks for fight, gets arrested
When they arrived at the motel, the officers were told the man was shirtless, had been cursing at people and had been in the middle of the roadway where he could have been run over.
80 years in prison for Ricky Lee Womac
Ricky Lee Womac, 48, of Charleston, was already on parole for a murder conviction when he reportedly drew a pistol near the cash registers at the Athens Walmart in 2015.
Man allegedly steals food, looks through dumpster
Pippin said he found Stinnett in the Dollar Tree parking lot, where he was digging through a dumpster. Pippin said he asked Stinnett if he had anything illegal on him, and Stinnett said he had a glass pipe in his pocket.
Person hit by a train in McMinn County
A person has been hit by a train in Calhoun, TN.A person has been hit by a train in Calhoun, TN.Dispatch says the call came in just before 11:30 Wednesday night.It happened near Main Street behind Southern Ionics.The person's condition is not known at this time.We have a crew on the scene and are wo
Pedestrian killed in Calhoun, Tenn., train collision
A collision between a pedestrian and a Norfolk Southern train in Calhoun, Tennessee, claimed one life late Wednesday.
Important dates and events throughout Athens schools
After beginning school divided into groups, all of our pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students will begin coming for their regular times this Thursday.Pre-K will meet daily from 8 a.m. to noon, and kindergarten will meet on a full day. By dividing the young ones into two groups on alternate days,
Sweetwater-based Her Majesty Boutique opens in Maryville
Sweetwater-based Her Majesty Boutique has opened its second location at Foothills Mall in Maryville.Owned by Ashley Ingram, Miss Tennessee United States 2017, the Maryville store opened in July to offer affordable clothing and accessories designed to make every woman feel like a queen.“Ashley always
Police investigating shots fired call in Cleveland
Police spokesperson Sgt. Evie West says after the shots were fired, several people started fleeing the scene.Cleveland police say several shots were fired Wednesday night on Inman Street E.It happened shortly after 8:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Inman Street at the corner of Berry Street.Police spoke
East Tennessee sheriffs warn of phone scam
So far, calls have been reported in Blount, Loudon and Roane counties. The sheriff's offices say they will never call a resident to say they owe money for a parking ticket and will never tell people to buy prepaid credit cards to pay those debts.
Two county chase ends in pair of arrests
Two Knoxville women were arrested last week after they allegedly led a Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy on a chase that ended in McMinn County.Monroe County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Bobby Queen, who is an interdiction officer who patrols Interstate 75, said he was southbound on the interstate aroun
Cleveland Police respond to a shooting - WDEF
Authorities are working to get more information, but Sgt. West said currently it does not appear that anyone has been shot, nor property damaged.
Animal shelter closed to adoptions, intakes
The City of Athens Public Works Department has announced that the Athens Animal Shelter will no longer adopt animals out or take them in for now.City officials announced that until further notice, no intakes or adoptions will be allowed at the shelter.
Police investigating shooting in Athens park
According to police, the man got into an argument with a 17-year-old, who left the park. He returned a short time later with another man, who pulled out a shotgun and shot the victim in the thigh.
Blount, Loudon county sheriffs warn residents about latest phone scams
The scammers also manipulated their phone numbers to appear on caller ID as if the calls were coming from Blount County Communications' non-emergency line or, alternately, the Loudon or Roane County sheriffs' offices.
Suspect sought in Athens, Tennessee, shooting
Athens, Tennessee, police are investigating a shooting that left one person injured Sunday night.
Man shot with shotgun in Cook Park, Athens police searching for suspect
Officers arrived at Cook Park around 8:15 p.m. after reports of a shooting. Once there, they found Willie Lusane, Jr. suffering from a shotgun wound to the thigh.
Roane County man charged with vehicular homicide after crash
Anthony Taylor, 27, is charged with vehicular homicide involving intoxication, altering or changing VIN, evading arrest in motor vehicle creating risk to bystanders, violating speed limits, reckless endangerment and driving without a license.