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Rockwood man charged in Blount stabbing

The Blount County Sheriff’s Office says a 20-year-old Rockwood man is in custody after he allegedly stabbed a 47-year-old man at his residence on Russell Road in Rockford Tuesday evening. The victim, whose name has not been made available this evening, underwent surgery Tuesday night at UT Medical Center. 20-year-old …

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Joe Waymer Morris, age 87 of Powell

Joe Waymer Morris, age 87 of Powell, TN went to be with Jesus Christ on December 21, 2016. He was a member of Riverview Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by first wife, Elizabeth Harbin Morris Survived by wife June Morris Sons, Steve, Stan and Blake Daughters, Lisa Jenkins …

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Anderson receives domestic violence grant

Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank and District Attorney General Dave Clark announced Tuesday that the county has been awarded a grant to provide victim services for victims of domestic assault. According to a release from the DA’s office, the grant will “begin with the new year and the hiring of …

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Norris moves forward

Following last week’s surprising move to terminate the contract of City Manager Tim Hester, on Monday the Norris City Council unanimously voted to appoint Joe Deatherage as the interim city manager, until a replacement for Hester can be hired. According to the Norris Bulletin, Deatherage was approached by Mayor Chris …

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Claxton manhunt subjects likely part of bigger group

Authorities say that the three men who eluded capture in the Claxton community Sunday night are likely part of a larger, organized ring of up to two dozen thieves who specifically target purses left inside vehicles. Sunday afternoon, Knox County authorities received a call of a vehicle break-in at a …

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Quarles leaving Maryville for college gig

The other big-name high school football coach in the news Tuesday made headlines after announcing that he would no longer be a high school football coach. George Quarles announced Tuesday that he is leaving Maryville High School to become associate head coach and tight ends coach  at his collegiate alma mater, Furman …

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More on McKamey to Clinton

As we reported Tuesday, Randy McKamey is leaving the Grace Christian Academy football program to coach at his alma mater, Clinton High School. McKamey has spent the last 10 years at Grace Christian, compiling an 89-32 record and making the playoffs nine times, including this season, when the Rams finished …

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OR land transfer to include Energy Sec’y

On Friday, December 30th, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, U.S. Congressman Chuck Fleischmann and Oak Ridge Mayor Warren Gooch together will participate in a signing ceremony to formalize a land conveyance in Oak Ridge. The conveyance was approved and accepted by the Oak Ridge City Council on December 13th. …

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Johnny E. Townsend, age 88, of Kingston

Johnny E. Townsend, age 88, of Kingston, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at The Bridge in Rockwood. He was born April 5, 1928 in Coalfield and lived most of his life in Roane County. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Kingston. Johnny was a retired fireman …

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