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Madisonville Christmas Parade is Sunday
“Keep Christ in Christmas” is the theme of the annual Madisonville Kiwanis Christmas Parade, which has been rescheduled for Sunday, Dec. 16, at 3 p.m. The parade will form on Anderson Drive by the Monroe Farmers Co-Op and travel north on College Street past the Courthouse and then follow the route f
Memphis' Penny Hardaway: Tennessee players all 'ran over to fight'
players left their bench and "ran over to fight" with "fists balled" as tempers threatened to boil over late in the Volunteers' 102-92 road win Saturday. During a timeout with less than a minute to play, two Memphis players and one Tennessee player were assessed technical fouls after exchanging word
Madisonville Fire K-9 trained in finding human remains
It is a skill you hope to never have to use, but Madisonville firefighter Sunna can locate a dead body, or parts of one, with her super nose. Sunna, as you might have guessed, is a dog, a Belgian/Mallow-all/German Shepherd mix and her skill is officially called Human Remains Detection (HRD).
Bringing 'Christmas Magic' to Monroe County
Monroe Area Council for the Arts (MACA) will bring “Christmas Magic” to Monroe County this December. MACA’s second annual Christmas Magic community event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, in Hiwassee College’s Performing Arts Center in Madisonville. Admission to Christmas Magic is $5 all day. Child
OUTDOORS -- CWD found in SW Tennessee
Ten cases of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) have been detected in two Tennessee counties. Seven have been found in Fayette County and three in Hardeman County. Back in March, I wrote a column about CWD.
MIS mourns loss of cafeteria worker
A beloved Madisonville Intermediate School (MIS) cafeteria worker was killed in a one-car accident on Wednesday morning. Madisonville Police Sgt. Brad Gunter said Carolyn Burgess, 71, Mason Road, was driving south on Oak Grove Road around 10:30 a.m. in a 1999 Ford van when she veered into a ditch, h
Woman arrested for alleged cruelty to animals
A Madisonville woman was arrested on animal cruelty charges Sunday after she initially called 911 claiming trespassers were on her property. Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy Billy Littleton said he was sent to a home on Hiwassee Road outside of Madisonville around 6:45 p.m. on a call that multiple sub
Meigs County Sheriff's Office investigating homicide in Decatur
Meigs County, TENN. — Deputies with the Meigs County Sheriff's Office responded to a call in Decatur on Saturday, December 15th. When deputies arrived at the home on 290 Warren Lane, Michael Joyner was found dead.
WATCH: Middle Tennessee's attempt at a trick play is one of the worst you'll ever see
Sometimes, football coaches get too tricky for their own good, and that was the case with Middle Tennessee on Saturday night. Taking on Appalachian State in the New Orleans Bowl, the Blue Raiders pulled off one of the worst trick plays you’ll ever see.
The Burgers At This Tennessee Restaurant Weigh More Than A Pound
Tennessee is known for their incredible foods, from melt-in-your-mouth barbecue to the best biscuits you’ll find anywhere on the planet. But there’s one restaurant that’s making a name for itself when it comes to burgers, and it’s making that name in a HUGE way. Literally — these burgers are massive
Gas pipeline ruptures forcing evacuations in Pleasant Shade, Tennessee
SMITH COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) - A natural gas pipeline exploded Saturday afternoon near Stone Branch Road in Pleasant Shade, Smith County. Nearby homes in the small rural community were evacuated after residents heard the loud explosion.
High school softball coach from Maryville charged with statutory rape
HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - A traveling high school softball coach from Maryville has been charged with the statutory rape of a Hendersonville teen. Hendersonville police said investigators received a report Tuesday that a female had been sexually assaulted by Kenneth Smith, 45.
Cyntoia Brown UPDATE: Tennessee Governor Considering Clemency for Her
The case of Cyntoia Brown received a lot of attention when celebrities like Rihanna and T.I brought it to life. At 16-years-old, the sex trafficking victim was ultimately failed by the legal system when they sentenced her to 51 years behind bars after she allegedly had to defend herself against an a
Tennessee Earthquake: 4.4 Magnitude Tremor 'Was Felt 160 Miles Away'
A 4.4 magnitude earthquake was recorded today in Tennessee, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The rumble could reportedly be felt in Atlanta. Statistics released on the quake said it hit 11 km (7 miles) northeast of Decatur, Tennessee. It was at a depth of 9 km, the agency said in an advisory posted
Clowers seeks positive change as town manager
Englewood’s newest town manager is hoping to continue a trend he sees going in the right direction as his role became permanent earlier this week. Richard Clowers was previously serving as Englewood’s interim manager since Oct. 2, until he was named the permanent town manager during Monday night’s c
Fight lands two men in jail
Two men were arrested Saturday night after a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputy could not figure out who the primary aggressor was in a bloody melee. Deputy Cameron Foister said he went to a house on Southard Street near Tellico Plains around 8 p.m. and found a man, identified as Zachary Boston,
Man wanted in alleged November car theft arrested
A man who allegedly pulled a gun on another man during a search for a stolen car has been arrested. The incident happened on Nov. 18 around 6:15 p.m. when Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy Billy Littleton said he was dispatched to Nichols Road, outside of Sweetwater to check on a 911 call hangup.
Man wanted for parole violation doesn't come easiily
A Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputy had his hands full when he arrested a man wanted for a parole violation Friday morning. Deputy Dakota Rinehart said he was attempting to serve the warrant on Michael Keith Lunsford around 10 a.m. after being told his quarry was at a house on Old Highway 68 nea
More small earthquakes rattle windows in East Tennessee
For a second straight day, parts of East Tennessee experienced small earthquakes. Wednesday, a 4.4 magnitude earthquake, centered near Decatur, Tennessee, occurred at around 4:15 am and was the second-largest quake on record in East Tennessee, behind only a 4.7 magnitude quake that occurred near Mar
Tennessee earthquakes felt in Alabama Wednesday morning
Two early-morning earthquakes in Tennessee could be felt in parts of northern Alabama on Wednesday. The United States Geological Survey reported the first quake as a 4.4 magnitude in Decatur, Tennessee that happened at 3:14 a.m. The second was a 3.3 magnitude, also in Decatur about ten minutes later