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Newport Fire Department battles early morning fires

NEWPORT-The Newport Fire Department responded to two fires early Tuesday morning that left two homes with serious damage. Firefighters were first dispatched to 568 Centerview St., concerning a structure fire shortly after 2 a.m. According to the report filed by CP Ed Bryant, the home belonged to Ton

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

Two homes burn in Newport: Damage estimated at over $80,000

Newport and Cocke County firefighters responded to two home fires in Newport Tuesday morning. Newport Battalion Chief Tim Pack said the 2:10 a.m. blaze was in a single-story frame home on Centerview Street. Owned by Tony Helton, the residence was unoccupied and the cause of the blaze is undetermined


Greene County Grand Jury Hands Up Indictments

Following are indictments handed up Monday by a Greene County Grand Jury. Many of the defendants have first scheduled appearances on Thursday, Nov. 30, in Greene County Criminal Court. Ashley E. Campbell, 31, of 512 E. Church St.: criminal simulation. Nathan C. Church, 28, of 203 Marshall Lane: ag

GREENEVILLE SUN - 2017-11-24 15:30:00

Walters States recognizes honor students

Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for community college students, has inducted 63 new members at Walters State Community College. From Cocke County students include, Stacy Moore of Newport was honored. From Grainger County students include, Sydney Holcombe of Thorn Hill was honored. H

CITIZEN TRIBUNE - 2017-11-22 23:45:00

Greene County Needs A Nolichucky Summer Blast

A few of us want to put together a citizen group to create an annual party on the Nolichucky River. How about joining us? We invite you to help design an annual, spectacular, memorable Nolichucky River Fest party. Rivers across the nation provide communities with a reason to celebrate and have fun.

GREENEVILLE SUN - 2017-11-23 05:00:00

Christmas parades, festivities are just around the corner

Now that Thanksgiving is here, Christmas parades and other festivities are just around the corner. In fact, they will begin almost as soon as the calendar turns to December. Following is a rundown of major Christmas events in various cities, as well as on the Carson-Newman University campus. Baneber


Grand jury indicts Greene County man on charge of rape of child

Justin Pridemore (Source: Greeneville Police Department) GREENE COUNTY, TN (WJHL) - Earlier this week, a Greene County Grand Jury indicted 24-year-old Justin Pridemore on the charge of rape of a child. In addition, Pridemore is charged with aggravated sexual battery - which is currently pending in


Red Liquid Found In Elevator Not Actually Blood

What looked to be a quantity of blood in a parking garage elevator Monday morning at Laughlin Memorial Hospital was actually red liquid sprayed inside the elevator, Greeneville police Officer Aaron Spears said in a report. Police responded to the hospital after a security officer saw what appeared t


Town wins tax auction on land

BEACON FALLS - The town has staked its claim to property on Hubbell Avenue with an eye on further expanding Riverbend Park in the future. The town won the rights to the property at 49 Hubbell Ave. at a tax sale on Nov. 16. The town bid approximately $47,600 for the land. The property, which is 0.15

MYCITIZENSNEWS.COM - 2017-11-24 12:00:07

Woman charged with shooting into car in east Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. - A woman has been charged after court documents say she shot into a car driving on Whitehall Street in October. Shaqueeda Douglas Shaqueeda Douglas, 26, is charged with four counts of aggravated assault. Witnesses told police they saw Douglas standing on the front porch of a home on

WBBJTV.COM - 2017-11-24 17:58:02

Shoppers swarm Jackson stores before Black Friday

JACKSON, Tenn. -Shoppers strolled into stores, like JCPenny and Toys 'R Us, after waiting for hours in line. "The line wasn't bad and everything was calm getting in, " said shopper, Sheila Pearson. Whittney Pinckley and Ashley Farmer are sporting t-shirts to celebrate the tradition of shopping right

WBBJTV.COM - 2017-11-24 02:09:40

Jackson firefighters offer tips to avoid deep-fried turkey troubles

JACKSON, Tenn. - Be careful in the kitchen. About 2,000 residential fires break out on Thanksgiving Day in the United States every year, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Firefighters with the Jackson Fire Department demonstrated Wednesday what not to do this Thanksgiving if you plan to dee

WBBJTV.COM - 2017-11-22 23:50:22

Shoppers take advantage of early Black Friday deals at 'Gamestop'

JACKSON, Tenn. - Several shoppers were at Gamestop Thursday taking advantage of early Black Friday deals. In south Jackson, one early shopper said he had his sights set on the Madden 18 video game when he found a deal at the south Jackson Gamestop store. "I saw on Walmart the other day that they had

WBBJTV.COM - 2017-11-24 00:51:32

800 runners show up for 13th annual Turkey Day 5K at Gold's Gym

JACKSON, Tenn.- On Thursday morning, people warmed up for the 13th annual Turkey Day 5K hosted by Gold's Gym. "We've got just about 800 runners here this morning," Steve Roten, owner and general manager at Gold's Gym, said. "The cold didn't keep everyone away." Everyone was given a number and then l

WBBJTV.COM - 2017-11-23 21:16:32

Column by Todd E. Brady

Subscribed, but don't have a login? Today, we celebrate Thanksgiving. Americans have been observing this annual holiday since President Abraham Lincoln first established it in 1836 as a time for our nation to reflect on and express our gratitude. From Connecticut to California, children are out of s

JACKSON SUN - 2017-11-23 11:00:05

Busy travel day ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday

JACKSON, Tenn - Triple AAA projects more than 50 million Americans will hit the roadways. Before heading to family gatherings and carving the turkey, you may have to wait for some family members to get off the busy highways. "Traveling to Arkansas, that's where we go every year for Thanksgiving sinc

WBBJTV.COM - 2017-11-23 04:54:41

Kiwanis suspends annual Christmas tree sales

STAFF WRITER Erin McCullough One local Christmas tree seller from whom locals have purchased trees for decades will not be setting up a stand this year on North Jackson Street. The Tullahoma Kiwanis Club has suspended its annual Christmas tree fundraiser this year, citing competition and decreased s


Illinois Farm Economics Summit coming to Springfield

Rural survey: Farm foreclosures over next 5 years a concern (WRSP File) The Illinois Farm Economics Summit will have a meeting this year in Springfield. The meeting sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension. The December 20th meeting will help food producers to learn about important issues.

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2017-11-23 18:02:21

Two men charged in Springfield homicide

Two individuals were charged Wednesday in conjunction with the shooting death of Steven A. Suber, which occurred in the 1100 block of Oakdale Drive on October 4, 2017 in Springfield. These charges were the result of a thorough investigation conducted by the Springfield Police Department's Criminal I


Springfield man charged with sexually assaulting girl

A 31-year-old Springfield man was charged Tuesday with allegedly sexually assaulting a family member under the age of 13. Deyonta W. Nelson was charged with four counts of predatory criminal sexual assault, a Class X felony that carries a possible sentence of six to 30 years in prison. It is not pro