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Dandridge Farmers Market produced $33,000 in sales

The 2017 version of the Dandridge Farmers Market produced sales totaling over $33,000, Council learned last week. Market committee member Pete Martin reported that the event, held each Saturday morning at the corner of Meeting and Gay Streets, had an average participation of about six vendors and ra


Man faces aggravated rape counts

SEVIERVILLE -- Sheriff's deputies charged a local man with aggravated rape after he allegedly broke into a home on Fawn View Drive and assaulted a woman there Monday. John Lee Redding, 54, also of Fawn View Drive, allegedly broke into the woman's home while she was sleeping and attacked her. Deputie

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2017-11-23 06:45:00

Man charged for solicitation of a minor

NEWPORT- A Greeneville man was charged with solicitation of exploitation of a minor after police reports say he was messaging a juvenile girl via Facebook. The Cocke County Sheriff's Office was contacted approximately a month ago after the juvenile girl informed her parents that an adult male, Darne

NEWPORT PLAIN TALK - 2017-11-24 22:00:00

10 Rising Hearts: Second grade student starts pink bracelet campaign

A student in Sevierville took Breast Cancer Awareness Month to heart. For three years at Sevierville Primary School - kindergarten through second grade - Drayden Shurley has been an ideal student. He's polite, helpful and really likes math. "He's always excited for my class and he always answers a

WBIR - 2017-11-25 00:16:00

Northview's Lawson signs with Tennessee Tech

KODAK -- After closing out her senior season with her best-ever finish in four trips to the state tournament, Northview Academy's Heidi Lawson capped her high school golf career by signing with Tennessee Tech University earlier this month. "Ever since I started playing in eighth grade with (head coa

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2017-11-24 10:00:00

After 50 years, it's time to birth the baby!

A couple of years ago, during the holiday season, my wife asked me, "When are you going to finish your book about your mother's family?" Taken somewhat by surprise, I finally stammered, "I don't know," to which she followed up with, "You need to get it done. If you don't, you're going to die and Amb

NEWPORT PLAIN TALK - 2017-11-24 22:00:00

Beer board meetings rescheduled, rezoning changes tabled

SEVIERVILLE -- Sevier County Commission voted Monday to change the date and time of county beer board meetings, but it asked the planning commission to further review a proposed limit to the number of times a rezoning request can be resubmitted. The beer board will now meet at 4 p.m. on the second M

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2017-11-24 06:45:00

Election will select Overbey successor

With state Sen. Doug Overbey leaving that seat to become the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, the Blount County Commission will have a chance to appoint an interim replacement before voters select someone to finish his term. Overbey, whose district includes portions of Blount and

MOUNTAIN PRESS - 2017-11-24 06:45:00

Pembroke Council on Aging announces upcoming programs

The Pembroke Council on Aging is located at 144 Center St. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. For information: 781-294-8220; pembroke-ma.gov/council-aging. Upcoming programs B.I.N.G.O.: 1 p.m. Nov. 27. Haircuts for Women: 10:30 a.m. to noon Nov

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-11-24 14:30:00

Pembroke stabbing suspect due back in court Dec. 14

A probable cause hearing is set for Dec. 14 for Mario V. Facchini, 47, of 3026 Cranberry Highway, Wareham, who is facing charges of armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon stemming from a stabbing incident Saturday, Nov. 4 that involved police assistance f

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-11-24 13:00:00

Plans in the works for annual Pembroke Tree Lighting

The Pembroke Tree Lighting Committee is a group of Pembroke residents who put on Pembroke's best holiday event and strive to create wonderful family memories. Pembroke residents are invited to the annual Pembroke Tree Lighting Sunday, Dec. 3 from 3-6 p.m. at the Pembroke Town Green/Route 14. (Please


5 Things TO DO This Week in Pembroke

1. A Christmas classic. The True Repertory Theatre is presenting a more classic version of "A Christmas Carol," based on the 1843 novella by Charles Dickens, Saturday, Nov. 24, Sunday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. at the Pembroke Recreation Center. The link to purchase t


'Heartless' driver killed dog, then fled

Chyanne DeCosta was driving through town Tuesday afternoon when she noticed three loose dogs and stopped to help corral them, The Enterprise reported. As she was helping to get one of the dogs into another good Samaritan's truck, tragedy struck - an SUV hit one of the dogs. But it's what happened ne

WCVB - 2017-11-23 15:37:00

Happy Birthday, Marine Corps

The Lt. Brian McPhillips Marine Corps League Detachment held the annual Marine Corps Birthday dinner on Nov. 10 at the Easton VFW. The celebration of the Marines' 242nd birthday included WWII veteran John Habelt, of Bridgewater; Joanne McCarthy, of Sharon; main speaker Gold Star parents David and Ju

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-11-24 15:00:00

Brockton man charged in armed home invasion

Police say the suspect was known to the victim. BROCKTON - A city man was arrested Wednesday night and charged in a home invasion that police say he committed just a few hours earlier. Officers first responded to 23 North Warren Ave. about 4:42 p.m. on Wednesday for a report of a man with a gun. A p

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-11-24 15:01:03

6 hurt in Thanksgiving day crash on Route 3

HANOVER - Six people were hurt on Thanksgiving in a three-car crash on Route 3 in Hanover. Hanover firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to rescue two people trapped inside a car that rolled over on the highway near Exit 13 at 8:36 p.m. "One vehicle was rolled over on its side and two occupants w

PATRIOT LEDGER - 2017-11-24 14:39:59

Prosecutor says police officer justified in fatal shooting

Prosecutors have determined that a Lynnwood police officer was justified when he fatally shot an intoxicated man charging at him last year. The Daily Herald reports that Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Roe cleared the December 2016 shooting last month. Authorities say 44-year-old Chassady

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2017-11-24 21:31:00

Man convicted in 2007 murder of prison guard loses appeal

The Utah Supreme Court has denied a request by a man convicted of killing a prison guard in 2007 to withdraw his guilty plea. In a ruling Wednesday, the court rebuffed the argument by the 38-year-old Curtis Allgier that he received inefficient help from his attorneys when he pleaded guilty in 2012 a

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2017-11-24 18:02:00

Police: Officer killed man in robbery at gas station store

Police say an officer fatally shot an armed man during a robbery at an Alabama service station. Pell City Police Chief Paul Irwin told local news media that 32-year-old Jackie Germaine Ragland was killed Thursday morning. Authorities say an officer who was responding to reports of a robbery found th

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2017-11-23 20:51:00

Man's guilty plea upheld in 2009 murder of BYU professor

The Utah Supreme Court has rejected a bid by a man convicted of killing a retired Brigham Young University professor in 2009 to withdraw his guilty plea. The justices said in a ruling issued Wednesday that the 30-year-old Benjamin Rettig's guilty plea will stand despite his assertion that his attorn

FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM - 2017-11-23 18:20:00