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Sullivan County breaks ground on new middle school; changes coming for Kingsport schools

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. - For the first time in nearly 40 years, Sullivan County will build a new school. Officials and students broke ground at the future site of Sullivan East Middle School Friday. Schools officials expect the cost of the new building to be about $20 million, and it is scheduled to

WCYB.COM - 2017-11-17 23:03:01

Kingsport unveils "Owen's Train" to honor the life of a beloved Kingsport boy

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL)- As Amanda Dean and Justin Steinmann look through pictures of their son Owen, they talk about the memories behind each picture, the sweet personality of their boy. "When he was first born he looked so much like Justin," Dean said. Like most parents, as their eyes focused on the


Woman cited for prostitution following Kingsport officer's arrest

SULLIVAN COUNTY, TN (WJHL) - Following a former Kingsport police officer's guilty plea last week, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation cited a woman for prostitution. Sullivan County District Attorney Barry Staubus confirmed TBI agents cited Marty Mullins as a result of an investigation into longti


VIDEO: Kingsport Fire Dept. offers Thanksgiving fire safety tips

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) - The Kingsport Fire Department says it wants to make you and your family stay safe this Thanksgiving and holiday season. It offers these tips to protect you, your family, and your home from fires: If you are going to Deep Fry A Turkey: 1. Stay Away from The House - Set up the t


Margaret Shirley "Joyce" Collins

Margaret Shirley "Joyce" Collins passed away at home from this earthly life on November 17th, 2017 with her family by her side. Born in Kingsport on February 2nd, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Samuel R. Joyce and Emma Larkins Joyce. Shirley was a loving wife, mom, Mam-maw, sister and friend

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2017-11-18 19:55:00

75th annual Santa Train travels from KY to TN Saturday

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL)- Christmas may still be weeks away, but Santa made some early stops for kids across our region. The 75th annual Santa Train got an early morning start in Pikeville, Kentucky and made it's way through several towns in Appalachia before coming to the final stop Saturday afternoon

WJHL.COM - 2017-11-19 01:16:23

Albert M. (Mitch) McConnell, Jr.

Albert M. (Mitch) McConnell, Jr. passed away unexpectedly on November 17, 2017, at Vanderbilt Medical Center surrounded by his family. Born October 4th, 1936 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he graduated from LSU in 1960 with a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering. While in school he began serving in t

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2017-11-19 00:06:00

Skaggs calls 75th Santa Train a blessing

Add digital to current active 7 day print subscription Buy Now Buy Now Riding the 75th annual Santa Train made quite a first impression on music star Ricky Skaggs and his wife Sharon White. Skaggs, the 14-time Grammy Award winner who grew up in the mountains of Appalachia, rode on the Santa Train's

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-11-19 04:23:00

Donate to Marine's 'Toys for Tots' program

Josh Rooker, Legionnaire with the American Legion Post 279, has volunteered to be the "project officer" for the 2017 Marine Corps "Toys for Tots" program in Cannon County. Josh is the son-in-law of Carol and Mike Reed and the grandson-in-law of the late Paul L. Reed of Paul L. Reed Furniture. Josh i

CANNONCOURIER.COM - 2017-11-19 08:00:00

Two arrested following pursuit and school lockdown Friday

Two Cookeville residents were arrested Friday afternoon following a pursuit that contributed to a temporary school lockdown in Baxter.Mary Dunn, 28, was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, ... This item is available in full to subscribers. Two Cookeville residents were arrested Friday after

HERALD-CITIZEN - 2017-11-18 02:29:54

LaVar Ball dismisses Trump's role in release of son, 2 other UCLA players from China

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued November 18 at 1:06PM CST expiring November 18 at 5:00PM CST in effect for: Ballard, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Crittenden, Daviess, Fulton, Graves, Henderson, Hickman, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon, McCracken, McLean, Marshall, Muhlenberg, Todd, Trigg, Un

WTVF - 2017-11-18 18:36:13

Cannon County Senior Center receives grant

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life in 40 Middle Tennessee counties and beyond, announces $2,072,235 in grants to 346 local nonprofit organizations as part of the 2017 annual grant-making process. The g


MJCA girls move to 2-0

The Lady Saints led 5-3 following the first quarter, trailed 14-12 at halftime and were back in front 20-18 going into the fourth as they returned home 2-0 for the three-day old season. Caroline Hibbett tossed in 10 points for the Lady Saints while Caitlyn Smith notched nine, Amelia Lyons seven, Abi


Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Wilson County; tornado possible

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning until 5:30 p.m. for Wilson County, while a tornado was detected on radar. At just after 5 p.m., a possible tornado was spotted on radar in the Gladeville area moving east at 50 mph. At about 5:15 p.m., the storm front appeared to be b

LEBANON DEMOCRAT - 2017-11-19 01:20:00

85-Year Old Woman Raped and Robbed

An 85-year old woman told Murfreesboro Police that she was raped at gunpoint at her home in the Mitchell-Neilson area. Police reports indicate that the elderly woman was cleaning the windows on her car when a man brandishing a small silver handgun approached her on Tuesday (11/15/2017) afternoon. In


Mom charged for being getaway driver for sons

A Cookeville woman has been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and theft of property for allegedly acting as a getaway driver for her 11- and 12-year-old sons stealing from an ... This item is available in full to subscribers. A Cookeville woman has been charged with contributin


Pimentel, Buck are united in marriage

Victoria Patricia Pimentel of Normandy and Michael Buck of Unionville were united in marriage on the evening of May 27 at Saddle Woods Farm in Murfreesboro. The bride is the daughter of Roger and Diane Pimentel of Normandy. She is the granddaughter of the late Reginald Piementel, Jean T. O'Brien of

SHELBYVILLE TIMES-GAZETTE - 2017-11-19 06:00:00

Deadline for parade entries extended

STAFF WRITER Kelly Lapczynski Think it's too early to be planning for Christmas? Think again. The Tullahoma Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade, set for Dec. 1, is just 14 days away and Executive Director Hope Sartain wants to be sure the date doesn't "sneak up on" folks who are still riffling


Diagnostic scanner taken from truck

A vehicle diagnostic scanner valued at $8,000 and electrical tester worth $800 were stolen Thursday from a truck on South Maple Street, Shelbyville police said Thursday. The owner said a window on the truck was broken to gain entry. A television and police scanner were stolen from a Regent Drive hom

SHELBYVILLE TIMES-GAZETTE - 2017-11-19 06:00:00

Family Center gives more than 500 Thanksgiving dinners

The Family Center of Columbia brought Thanksgiving a week early to Maury County families struggling this holiday season. The non-profit organization dedicated to empowering individuals to break the cycle of poverty distributed a total of 507 frozen turkeys, complete with boxes of stuffing, macaroni

COLUMBIA DAILY HERALD - 2017-11-18 06:01:00