LMU-Duncan School of Law offers free LSAT workshop The Lincoln Memorial University-John J. Duncan, Jr., School of Law (LMU-DSOL) will present a series of three free Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) workshops to prepare June 2013 test takers.
LMU-DSOL Emerging Technologies Librarian Joshua Pluta will present his highly regarded workshops covering each component of the LSAT. The series begins on June 1, with Session I: Intro to Logic Games and Reading Comprehension.
The session will run fr...
Tri-State Youth Choir holds annual dinner, auction The Tri State Youth Choir held its annual dinner and auction Friday evening. More than 700 meals were served.
The choir is a Christian group based in Harrogate, but is open to all denominations of students in grades 7-12 in the Tri-State area of Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia. The choir began practicing around January and performs locally in April and May.
Their year culminates in a week-long mission trip to Florida, where they perform ...
Our Viewpoint: Participate in local government The following local government meetings are open to the public, and everyone is encouraged to attend.
Claiborne County Board of Education
The Claiborne County Board of Education meets the second Thursday of each month. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. The next scheduled meeting is June 13 at Forge Ridge School.
Claiborne County Commission
The Claiborne County Commission meetings are held on the third Monday of the month in the large ...
LMU’s School of Allied Health Sciences presents awards Lincoln Memorial University’s (LMU) School of Allied Health Sciences held its spring Convocation Ceremony on May 2.
The School of Allied Health Sciences includes the Athletic Training Education Program, the Medical Laboratory Science Program and the Veterinary Medical Technology Program. The Athletic Training Education Program is offered at the LMU main campus in Harrogate, while Medical Laboratory Science and Veterinary Medical Technology ...
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LMU to launch community art programs in Cumberland Gap Special to the Claiborne Progress
Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) will offer seven weeks of community arts programming in Cumberland Gap, LMU President B. James Dawson announced.
Arts in the Gap (AITG), as the program will be known, will include stand-alone events as well as residential experiences and camps.
Based primarily in LMU’s Paul V. Hamilton Center for the Arts in Cumberland Gap and on the LMU main campus in Harrogate, the pr...
Claiborne Progress offering MyOwn App program for advertisers Civitas News Service
The Claiborne Progress is opening new doors to its advertisers, their current customers and a whole world of new ones, all with the stroke of a fingertip.
And it’s been done through MyOwn Apps, a new high-tech advertising venue that offers advertisers a way to reach on-the-go consumers looking for information fast and in the palm of their hand.
“It’s an affordable avenue that advertisers can utilize to get their wor...
For the Record… Tazewell Police Dept.
Peter Lane Ostreich – Possession of Sched. VI, Possession of Drug Para.
Joshua Sellers – Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor
Candace Nole – Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, Financial Responsibility
William Hickman – Possession of Schedule VI, Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor
Cynthia Brewer Johnson – Traffic Control Device
Bobby Ray Nichols, III – Speeding 74/45
Mary Lee Birnbau...
Annual chamber banquet held Marisa Anders | Claiborne Progress
Jim Welch, Claiborne County historian, left, was the keynote speaker at the annual Claiborne County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet and Dinner. Chamber Executive Director Dennis Shipley, right, presented Welch with a gift of appreciation after his speech. Welch entertained the crowd of well over 200 people with little-known facts about the county’s colorful history.
Area Happenings DEADLINE: The deadline for submitting Area Happenings, Church Events, Reunions or Society items is Thursday at noon.
American Legion Auxiliary Post 109 - Tazewell
Regular meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month with a meal at 6 p.m., followed by a meeting at 7 p.m. at 335 Fulkerson Street in Tazewell in front of SMMS School. All veterans are welcome. If you have questions or need directions call Tom or Phyllis at 423-869-32...
County Archives receives grant for over $2,000 The Claiborne County Archives Office was presented a grant for $2,345 Monday afternoon by Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett.
“Only about 20 of these are awarded each year,” he said. “I know you’ll put it to good use.”
The money was appropriated, he said, by state Rep. Dennis “Coach” Roach and Sen. Frank Niceley.
“Although they couldn’t be here today, they support what you’re doing,” Hargett said.
The grant proceeds will go towa...
Church events DEADLINE: The deadline for submitting Area Happenings, Church Events, Reunions or Society items is Thursday at noon.
Bethel Baptist Church
Bethel Baptist Church will have a monthly singing every fourth Sunday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Rev. Tim Sharp, Pastor.
Chestnut Grove Pentecostal Church
Chestnut Grove Pentecostal Church has resumed regular Sunday services. Everyone is invited to attend. Servic...
Bluegrass Festival to go on, rain or shine The Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park will play host to the Bluegrass on the Mountain Festival today, and organizers say the festival will go on, rain or shine.
Music will begin at 1 p.m. and continue late into the evening. The concert and event area will be about two miles past the trailhead bridge on the right.
The event is headlined by bluegrass singer Ricky Skaggs. It will also feature local talent including Common Strings, Tazewell Pike...
Duncan to speak at namesake inaugural commencement ceremony on Saturday The Lincoln Memorial University-John J. Duncan, Jr., School of Law (LMU-DSOL) will hold its inaugural commencement ceremony on Saturday in the Knoxville Civic Auditorium at 10 a.m. The institution’s namesake, Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr., will deliver the commencement address to the inaugural class of 75 graduates.
The LMU Board of Trustees announced that it would name its newly established School of Law for the long-serving congressman ...
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School board adopts nepotism policy Marisa Anders
The Claiborne County Board of Education formally adopted a new nepotism policy during its monthly meeting Thursday evening, answering some public concern about personnel being given positions within the system because of their relationship to employees in administration.
As a result of Springdale Elementary School Principal Wanda Davis not being rehired in that position for the next school year, a petition has been ...
Skaggs headlining Bluegrass Festival this weekend For bluegrass, or any music fan, the headliner for this weekend’s Bluegrass on the Mountain Festival in Pineville will be enough to make you pack your lawn chairs and drive up the mountain for the event.
Bluegrass music legend Ricky Skaggs will headline the festival, being held Saturday at the Wilderness Trail Off Road Park in Bell County.
“I’m excited to be coming to the area,” said Skaggs during a phone interview this week.
Skaggs is ...
Bluegrass festival set for Saturday The Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park will play host to the Bluegrass on the Mountain Festival on Saturday. Music will begin at 1 p.m. and continue late into the evening. The concert and event area will be about two miles past the trailhead bridge on the right.
The event is headlined by bluegrass singer Ricky Skaggs. It will also feature local talent including Common Strings, Tazewell Pike, Crosspoint, Crossroads Gospel Bluegrass Band and chil...
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Annual Farm Day provides fun for area children For six years now, the Claiborne County Farm Bureau and Claiborne County Soil Conservation District have organized the Farm Day program for area students. The May 9 weather was sunny and beautiful as the children arrived by the bus loads.
Farm Day allowed Alpha School students, pre-school students and fifth graders the opportunity to learn about all aspects of local farming and its uses in today’s community. It featured educational booths a...
Newly formed Civitas Media names CFO Jeff D. Sherman has been appointed as the first Chief Financial Officer of the newly formed Civitas Media, it was announced May 1 by CEO and President Michael C. Bush.
Civitas Media owns three area newspapers: The Claiborne Progress, Middlesboro Daily News and Harlan Daily Enterprise.
The appointment was effective April 22. Bush said Sherman is a detail-oriented, results driven professional who understands how important it is to provide g...
White Lightning Trail Festival coming up in June Named one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast for June 2013 by the Southeast Tourism Society, organizers are hard at work producing the 2013 White Lighting Trail Festival to be held in Cumberland Gap June 29 and 30.
There are plenty of events and lots of fun being planned for this year’s festival, according to Carl Nichols, director of Claiborne County tourism and the festival director.
Festival events begin on June 27 with the White Li...
The Case for Christ event investigates the evidence for Jesus Once an award-winning legal editor and investigative reporter with the Chicago Tribune, Lee Strobel, a famed Atheist-turned-Christian and now one of the evangelical community’s “most popular apologists,” is coming to Knoxville to headline a live, faith-based event called The Case for Christ – sponsored by Maryville Christian School and Feed Your Faith.
The Case for Christ will be held at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church at 701 Merchants Driv...
Tazewell receives grant for almost $500,000 The Town of Tazewell has been approved for a grant that will go toward upgrading safety on Highway 33.
The grant amount is almost a half million dollars.
The project was identified through the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) safety needs planning process, according to Tazewell Mayor Wayne Jessie. The project will include placing a traffic light at the intersection of Highway 33 and Straight Creek Road, the road that leads to...
Morristown man gets 84 months for cocaine, firearm convictions Esgar Escamella Estrella, 29, of Morristown, was sentenced on Tuesday by the Honorable Leon Jordan, U.S. District Court Judge, to serve 84 months in federal prison for his convictions of participation in a cocaine conspiracy and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense in Morristown.
In January 2012, Estrella supplied cocaine for a scheduled nine ounce transaction in Morristown. It was agreed that two ounces would b...
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Vehicle lands on side in wreck Marisa Anders | Claiborne Progress
A Dodge SUV driven by Brett Short of Tazewell wrecked Friday afternoon when Short said the steering locked up and he lost control of the vehicle, according to officials. The SUV landed on its side. The wreck occurred at approximately 3:20 p.m. on Tom Ball Road in Tazewell. There were four people in the vehicle. No injuries were reported. Several people at the scene helped to turn the vehicle upright so it ...
Cumberland Gap Tavern turns in beer permit The Cumberland Gap Beer Board met at a special called meeting last Monday night to address allegations against a local bar.
According to Cumberland Gap Mayor Bill McGaffee, the meeting was called concerning allegations made against The Cumberland Gap Tavern.
“(The bar) allegedly brought untaxed beer into the city for resale,” said McGaffee.
Prior to the meeting, the Gap Tavern had closed its doors for good.
The bar announced the impen...
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Local WIA services to continue As the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development announces the closure of dozens of Career Centers across the state, Walters State’s Center for Workforce Development will work to provide services funded by the Workforce Investment Act at convenient locations.
“We have just learned of the plan to close three career centers in our service area. The Newport, Greeneville, Morristown and Rogersville centers will be closing,” said D...