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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.
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
SJHS gym likely to open in November
On Monday, Sweetwater City Director of Schools Rodney Boruff told School Board members the basketball teams should be able to practice in the gym in October. However, a delay in the shipment of the bleachers means it will on into November before the gym officially opens. Still, the fact that the tea
Harriman Police investigating body found
HARRIMAN, TennThe Harriman Police Department is investigating a body at that was found near the railroad bridge on West Hills Drive.Police were called to the location a little after 10 a.m. this morning for a body that found along the railroad tracks.WVLT News has a crew on the way. More details as
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
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
Englewood Elementary School dedicates new track
Englewood Elementary School is on track.In honor of their new exercise track, Englewood Elementary School had a “Let’s Get on Track” ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony on Friday.Englewood Elementary School won the track in March through the “Let’s Get on Track” competition, sponsored by Children
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.
Maryville woman hit by vehicle outside church files $2.75 million lawsuit against driver, church, vehicle owner and manufacturer
A Maryville woman struck by a vehicle last August outside a church she attends on Sevierville Road has filed a $2.75 million lawsuit against the driver and church, as well as the businesses that owned and manufactured the vehicle.The lawsuit, filed Aug. 13 in Blount County Circuit Court, stems from
Alcoa Police Department increasing patrols for Labor Day DUI enforcement effort
The Alcoa Police Department is increasing its patrol efforts through early September in a DUI enforcement effort around the Labor Day holiday.APD is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office for its “Booze It and Lose It” campaign. The initiative, which began Friday and runs through Sept.
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.
Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival rises to new heights
The second annual Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival filled Townsend with massive colorful balloons and a whole lot of hot air on Saturday.The event also featured live music, beer and wine tasting, food and activities for children.But no one at the festival had as much fun as one of those
Blount Co. men arrested for stealing old items they hoped would be featured on History Channel
Maryville — Blount County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested two men for burglarizing a building in Louisville Friday afternoon.Blount County Sheriff Lee Berrong says Skyler Lujack McTaggart, 28, and Paul Franklin Eugene Reno, 24, are in the Blount County Corrections Facility.McTaggert told deputies
BCSO: Man arrested after kidnapping, repeatedly beating woman
The Sheriff's office began their investigation Friday morning after deputies and investigators were called to an emergency room at a local hospital where a woman was brought in who had been severely beaten. Her injuries included a black eye, multiple cigarette burns on her body, and several cut and
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
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.
Military transport aircraft makes emergency landing at McGhee Tyson Guard Base
The aircraft, assigned to the 315th Airlift Wing had a loss of pressure. Emergency vehicles were called to the scene "out of an abundance of caution," Capps said.
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