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Claiborne students to receive free meals

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The introduction of a provision through the Health, Hunger-Free Kids Act is making the old stigma associated with free and reduced-price meals a thing of the past.Community Eligibility, a successful pilot program introduced in other states in 2010, has now made it to Tennessee. Under the provision, every student will be eligible for free breakfasts and lunches.“This is a wonderful opportunity for us to get on board and offer this to the families in our district,” said Sherry Hatfield, director of claiborne school nutrition.Hatfield said families who do not qualify for free or reduced meals routinely face staggering bills.


Chuckey-Doak wins at Gap, Claiborne in softball action

The Lady Black Knights of Chuckey-Doak scheduled back-to-back games with the Cumberland Gap Lady Panthers and Claiborne Lady Bulldogs on April 8. They came in looking to take two important district wins back home with them and were able to complete the sweep of the Claiborne County teams by defeating a very good Cumberland Gap team 15-4 and following that up with a 15-0 shut out against Claiborne.The Lady Knights are looking good this season, losing mostly to non-district foes. Aft...

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Helping the governor keep his word

The critic Niccolo Machiavelli taught us that assertions of virtue and integrity in politicians are often grinning masks of deception. So we are not surprised when politicians routinely over-promise and under-deliver. State leadership must coherently articulate K-12 Education Policy to citizens in a truthful manner.

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Area Happenings

DEADLINE: The deadline for submitting Area Happenings, Church Events, Reunions or Society items is Thursday at noon. American Legion Post #109All veterans are invited to attend monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month. Activities begin at 6 p.m. with a meal. The meeting is at 7 p.m. at 335 Fulkerson Street in Tazewell.Chair Bottoming Workshop

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Church Events

DEADLINE: The deadline for submitting Area Happenings, Church Events, Reunions or Society items is Thursday at noon.Appalachian AglowAppalachian Aglow meets bi-monthly at the home of Lisa Leonard in New Tazewell. If interested, call 865-585-0091 for directions and information.Bethel Baptist ChurchBethel Baptist Church has a singing each second Saturday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Rev. Tim...

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Chloe L. Fletcher, age 82 of Tazewell, Tenn., was born Aug. 30, 1931, and passed away on April 8, 2014, at Claiborne County Hospital.She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church. She married the late William Curtis Fletcher on May 29, 1954. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Lee Otis and Lola Mae (Osborne) Wilson; infant daughter, Joyce Sue; infant sister and brother.She is survived by two sisters: Corintha Ovella (Ronald) Gibbons and Ot...

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Chester Otto Keck, age 75 of New Tazewell, Tenn., was born Nov. 1, 1938, and went to be with the Lord April 10, 2014, at Claiborne County Hospital. He was a member of the MCM Baptist Church.He is preceded in death by his wife Eula Gray Keck; father and mother Marion and Flara (Meyers) Keck; sisters: Nell Dooley, Blanche Meyers, Doris Rosson, Hettie Cupp; brothers: Lloyd Jr., Walter and Tony Keck.

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BERNARD FELTNER SR. - with photo

Bernard H. Feltner Sr., 84, of Dayton, Ky., died on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Saint Elizabeth Hospice in Fort Thomas, Ky. He was a retired welder with Bushman Conveyors. He was a Paratrooper in the Army during the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of the Rakkasan 187 Army Infantry Division and the VFW in Dayton, Ky. He was an avid sports fan. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ann Feltner; stepson, Tom Miller; and grandson, Ron Miller.He is survived by his wife, A...

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MARLENIA McFALL - with photo

Marlenia J. Money McFall, age 74, formerly of Knoxville, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Marietta, Ga., after a lengthy battle with pulmonary hypertension. She was a member of North Acres Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tenn. Marlenia retired from Chapman Drug Company and also worked for AHI Athletic Helmet Company after retirement.Marlenia was preceded in death by her parents Ed and Woodie Money and brothers Edward Money and Joseph Money.

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Bulldogs fall to Black Knights on baseball diamond

Chuckey-Doak came into Claiborne County looking for an all important district win against a Claiborne baseball team that was still trying to figure out its new lineup of players. Claiborne played good baseball early but lost by the final score of 15-0.The Black Knights may have expected an easy go of things as they no doubt had heard about the loss of players that the Bulldogs have experienced; however, Claiborne once again showed promise as they only gave up two runs in the openin...

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For the record

The following public records are the only public records that have been made available to the Claiborne Progress. If you feel that there has been an omission or other error, please contact the appropriate agency. As addresses are not always included in these reports, some misidentification can occur with individuals having the same name as others. Persons listed as being arrested or receiving citations should not be considered guilty or convicted as they have not been found to be so in a ...

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Roberts, Clonce to wed

Gary Clonce of Ewing, Va., and Amy Roberts of Harrogate, Tenn., announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding. The wedding will take place April 19 at 4 p.m. at Gibson Station Missionary Baptist Church in Ewing, Va. All friends and family are invited to attend.

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Pleas accepted in Sessions Court

Claiborne County Sessions Court Judge Robert Estep recently accepted several plea agreements.Jimmy Lester Huff Jr., 60, charged with assault, was given a reduced sentence of 11 months, 29 days ETHRA supervised probation. Huff must pay at least $75 per month in court costs and fines and forfeits $200 to the Victim’s Assistance Assessment. He also forfeits all firearms and other items seized during the incident. He can have no contact whatsoever, directly or indirectly, with hi...

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Rumored threat of shooters at CHS put to rest

An alleged conspiracy between a couple of students to take guns to Claiborne High School (CHS) Thursday morning was stopped by school and law enforcement officials before the school day began.According to Connie Holdway, director of Claiborne County Schools, there were rumors that there were going to be possible student shooters at CHS on Thursday.“We take rumors like that seriously, so school administration and local police responded to it,” she said....

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Servolution holds health clinic grand opening

Servolution Health Services held its dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting Monday evening in Speedwell.Members of the community gathered at the clinic to take tours of the facility and hear guest speakers and religious leaders at the dedication service.SHS offers dental and medical care for qualifying community members who are at or below the 200 percent poverty guideline and are without insurance. These services are provided due to grants, monetary donations and volunt...

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Wasteful subsidies for ‘Big Wind’

One of the things we remember most about the late President Ronald Reagan is what he said about government programs: “The closest you will come to eternal life on this Earth is a government program.”Well, my nomination for the most glaring example of a government program that seems to have eternal life is the wind production tax credit.Last week in Washington, the Senate Finance Committee considered the renewal of the taxpayer subsidy for what I call “B...

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CHS names Students of the Month

Claiborne High School recently announced the Students of the Month for January. The recognitions were delayed due to bad weather.Giselle Ghabussi was chosen as the female Student of the Month, while Michael Billingsley was named the male Student of the Month.Ghabussi is a freshman and was nominated by her teacher, Penny Long. She is the daughter of Navid and the late Brenda Ghabussi of Tazewell.According to her teachers, Ghabussi has been an exemplary student ...

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Play ball! New Tazewell Little League holds opening day

The New Tazewell Little League baseball teams celebrated their opening day of the 2014 season on a beautiful spring day Saturday.It was an all-day celebration as the parking lot filled up and then spilled over into a neighboring field. Joining the New Tazewell baseball and softball teams in the celebration were the teams from Harrogate’s Little League. All together, there were nearly 30 games played covering the entire day.League president Gary Lynn Brooks talked a...

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