Marisa Anders

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A beautiful, sunny day brought thousands of people out to line Hwy. 33 Saturday for the annual Christmas Parade, sponsored by the New Tazewell Merchant's Association.
Numerous floats were entered, and winners were named in three categories.
Winners in the religious category were: First place – Cave Springs Baptist Church; second place ̵

Everyone loves a parade

A beautiful, sunny day brought thousands of people out to line Hwy. 33 Saturday for the annual Christmas Parade, sponsored by the New Tazewell Merchant's Association. Numerous floats were entered, and winners were named in three categories. Winners in the religious category were: First place – Cave Springs Baptist Church; second place ̵

It is time once again to be thinking about floats and fun as the annual Christmas Parade is coming up this weekend.
The New Tazewell Merchant Association will present the annual merchant parade on Nov. 22 at 1 p.m.
This year marks the 41st year for the annual parade, according to Frances Hensley, secretary for the Merchant Association.
This year

Annual parade this weekend

It is time once again to be thinking about floats and fun as the annual Christmas Parade is coming up this weekend. The New Tazewell Merchant Association will present the annual merchant parade on Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. This year marks the 41st year for the annual parade, according to Frances Hensley, secretary for the Merchant Association. This year

A pedestrian died Sunday evening as the result of being struck by a car as she walked on U.S. Hwy. 25E.
According to a report from Sgt. Bill Miller, Public Information Officer for the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), a Dodge Avenger driven by Bobby T. Jefferson, 48, of Tazewell, was traveling south on U.S. Hwy. 25E around 6:45 p.m.
Patricia Miller

Pedestrian killed on U.S. Hwy. 25E

A pedestrian died Sunday evening as the result of being struck by a car as she walked on U.S. Hwy. 25E. According to a report from Sgt. Bill Miller, Public Information Officer for the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), a Dodge Avenger driven by Bobby T. Jefferson, 48, of Tazewell, was traveling south on U.S. Hwy. 25E around 6:45 p.m. Patricia Miller

Pedestrian killed on U.S. 25E

A pedestrian died Sunday evening as the result of being struck by a car as she walked on U.S. Hwy. 25E. According to a report from Sgt. Bill Miller, Public Information Officer for the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), a Dodge Avenger driven by Bobby T. Jefferson, 48, of Tazewell, was traveling south on U.S. Hwy. 25E around 6:45 p.m. Patricia Miller

Tim Brown, president and chief administrator at Claiborne Medical Center and Nursing Home, announced Thursday that he will be leaving the hospital, according to a news release from Covenant Health.
The release states that Brown will be taking a position with Curae Health, a not-for-profit hospital company based in Clinton. He has been named senior

Brown resigns from hospital

Tim Brown, president and chief administrator at Claiborne Medical Center and Nursing Home, announced Thursday that he will be leaving the hospital, according to a news release from Covenant Health. The release states that Brown will be taking a position with Curae Health, a not-for-profit hospital company based in Clinton. He has been named senior

With the 2014 General Election over, Claiborne County will see few changes in city officials.
In the city of Cumberland Gap, four alderman seats were on the ballot. Chuck Coffey received 66 votes, Jerry M. Hopson received 64 votes and John Ravnum received 60 votes to be seated on the board. In the only contested race, Teresa Lynn Fuson received 43

Claiborne election results in, few surprises

With the 2014 General Election over, Claiborne County will see few changes in city officials. In the city of Cumberland Gap, four alderman seats were on the ballot. Chuck Coffey received 66 votes, Jerry M. Hopson received 64 votes and John Ravnum received 60 votes to be seated on the board. In the only contested race, Teresa Lynn Fuson received 43

Prayer walkers met Saturday at the Caryville exit off I-75 to walk together to the foot of a huge cross to appeal to God for His help in the massive drug epidemic in the region.
“Drug problems affect virtually every family in some way,” according to Sheldon Livesay of the Stand in the Gap Coalition (SIGCO), which organized the walk.
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“Stand at the Cross” draws from across region

Prayer walkers met Saturday at the Caryville exit off I-75 to walk together to the foot of a huge cross to appeal to God for His help in the massive drug epidemic in the region. “Drug problems affect virtually every family in some way,” according to Sheldon Livesay of the Stand in the Gap Coalition (SIGCO), which organized the walk. P

Cancer treatment center celebrating reopening

Tennova Healthcare has completed a $3 million expansion project at the Irene & Howard H. Baker Cancer Treatment Center, which included replacement of radiation therapy equipment. To celebrate the reopening of the radiation therapy center, Tennova invites patients, their families and community members to attend an open house. The event will fea

One woman was killed and two people injured in a wreck around 11 p.m. Thursday.
According to a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), a Jeep driven by William Q. Littrell, 35, of Ewing, Virginia, was traveling north on Hwy. 33 in Tazewell near the intersection with McNeely Street. The report states the vehicle left the right side of the r

Woman killed, two injured in wreck

One woman was killed and two people injured in a wreck around 11 p.m. Thursday. According to a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), a Jeep driven by William Q. Littrell, 35, of Ewing, Virginia, was traveling north on Hwy. 33 in Tazewell near the intersection with McNeely Street. The report states the vehicle left the right side of the r

Woman killed, 2 injured in wreck

A woman was killed and two people were injured in a wreck around 11 p.m. Thursday. According to a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), a Jeep driven by William Q. Littrell, 35, of Ewing, Va., was traveling north on Hwy. 33 in Tazewell near the intersection with McNeely Street. The report states the vehicle left the right side of the roa

Several services are being held to honor veterans in recognition of Veteran's Day Nov. 11. Here are a few in our area:
CHS Veterans' Program
Claiborne High School will be having their Veteran's Day program on Nov. 11. All veterans are invited to attend. Breakfast for veterans will be from 8-9:15 a.m. and the program will begin after.
County Vete

Several honoring veterans

Several services are being held to honor veterans in recognition of Veteran's Day Nov. 11. Here are a few in our area: CHS Veterans' Program Claiborne High School will be having their Veteran's Day program on Nov. 11. All veterans are invited to attend. Breakfast for veterans will be from 8-9:15 a.m. and the program will begin after. County Vete

With the November 2014 election over, Claiborne County will see few changes in city officials.
In the City of Cumberland Gap, four alderman seats were on the ballot. Chuck Coffey received 66 votes, Jerry M. Hopson received 64 votes and John Ravnum received 60 votes to be seated on the board. In the only contested race, Teresa Lynn Fuson received 4

Election results in, few surprises

With the November 2014 election over, Claiborne County will see few changes in city officials. In the City of Cumberland Gap, four alderman seats were on the ballot. Chuck Coffey received 66 votes, Jerry M. Hopson received 64 votes and John Ravnum received 60 votes to be seated on the board. In the only contested race, Teresa Lynn Fuson received 4

The Stand in the Gap Coalition (SIGCO) invites everyone to “Stand at the Cross” (SATC) on Saturday.
Stand at the Cross is a prayer walk that will take place near Caryville. A prayer walk to the 100-foot cross will begin from the adjacent service road at I-75 and exit 141.
SATC organizers ask participants to begin arriving at 11 a.m. a

Stand at the Cross planned Saturday

The Stand in the Gap Coalition (SIGCO) invites everyone to “Stand at the Cross” (SATC) on Saturday. Stand at the Cross is a prayer walk that will take place near Caryville. A prayer walk to the 100-foot cross will begin from the adjacent service road at I-75 and exit 141. SATC organizers ask participants to begin arriving at 11 a.m. a

The Stand in the Gap Coalition (SIGCO) invites everyone to “Stand at the Cross” (SATC) on Saturday.
Stand at the Cross is a prayer walk that will take place near Caryville. A prayer walk to the 100-foot cross will begin from the adjacent service road at I-75 and exit 141.
SATC organizers ask participants to begin arriving at 11 a.m. a

Stand at the Cross this Saturday

The Stand in the Gap Coalition (SIGCO) invites everyone to “Stand at the Cross” (SATC) on Saturday. Stand at the Cross is a prayer walk that will take place near Caryville. A prayer walk to the 100-foot cross will begin from the adjacent service road at I-75 and exit 141. SATC organizers ask participants to begin arriving at 11 a.m. a

It's that time of year, when costumed trick-or-treaters will be out and about looking for good treats.
Friday is Halloween, and there are many local activities going on.
Trick or Treat on Main Street in New Tazewell will be Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. The street will be blocked off at this time and area. Merchants will be set up for trick or treats.
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Celebrate Halloween safely

It's that time of year, when costumed trick-or-treaters will be out and about looking for good treats. Friday is Halloween, and there are many local activities going on. Trick or Treat on Main Street in New Tazewell will be Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. The street will be blocked off at this time and area. Merchants will be set up for trick or treats. T

Local driver nominated for national award

The National Association of Small Trucking Companies (NASTC) represents over 4,500 trucking companies in the U.S. and Canada that employ over 65,000 drivers collectively. Each year the association sponsors a Driver of the Year program to recognize the very best drivers within their group. Among the drivers nominated for this prestigious honor is

This week's pet tip of the week:
While fleas can be an annoyance to pets as well as their owners, the long-term effects these nuisance creatures can have is sometimes devastating. Fleas feed on blood and can cause your pet to develop internal parasites, anemia, and in severe cases, lead to death. Take appropriate measures to protect your pet from

Pet Tip of the Week

This week's pet tip of the week: While fleas can be an annoyance to pets as well as their owners, the long-term effects these nuisance creatures can have is sometimes devastating. Fleas feed on blood and can cause your pet to develop internal parasites, anemia, and in severe cases, lead to death. Take appropriate measures to protect your pet from





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