Trial begins in case of hunting death The trial of David Wayne Rowland began in Claiborne County Criminal Court on Wednesday.
Rowland, 68, of Tazewell, is charged with reckless homicide in the death of Devin Smith. He was indicted by a Claiborne County Grand Jury in December 2011.
Smith, 15, was hunting with his grandfather on Nov. 26, 2011, when he was shot around 5 p.m. His grandfather, Leonard Duffield, also of Tazewell, was near his grandson at the time of the shooting, a...
LMU launches Center for Leadership and Community Advocacy Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) will launch the Center for Leadership and Community Advocacy in Fall 2013, President B. James Dawson announced this week.
The Center will be based at the LMU-Duncan School of Law in Knoxville, and will include baccalaureate, graduate and professional degree programs aimed at producing ethical leaders in the fields of criminal justice, social services and counseling. Included in the Center’s initial offering...
The vibrant brain: A user’s guide Three recent stories about brain health and dementia spotlight a frequent conundrum in the world of health: sometimes pills just don’t have the answers.
In an eye-opening March report, the Alzheimer’s Association claimed that one in three adults over 65 will die while suffering from dementia – Alzheimer’s Disease in its most pernicious form. (The report does not say older adults will die from the effects of dementia – only that they will ha...
Matt Perry California Health ReportClaiborne Progress
Tillman sworn in as new chancellor Tennessee’s newest judge was sworn in last Tuesday.
Andrew Tillman was appointed April 15 by Gov. Bill Haslam to the Chancery Court opening in the 8th Judicial District, which serves Campbell, Claiborne, Fentress, Scott and Union counties.
Tennessee Court of Appeals Judge Charles D. Susano, Jr. officiated at the ceremony Tuesday at the Supreme Court Building in Knoxville. Tillman has worked as a senior law clerk to Judge Susano since 2009...
TVA board chair says public utility a ‘good model’ COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — The chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority has expressed confidence in the organization following a proposal in the 2014 Obama administration budget last week that suggested a possible sale of the country’s largest publicly owned utility.
At a Thursday board meeting, Bill Sansom said the board welcomes a proposed strategic review of the agency and any suggestions for ways to better serve the people in its seven-st...
Police investigating damage to historical marker The Harrow School Historical Marker in Cumberland Gap, Tenn., was almost history in what officials believe was a theft attempt.
Cumberland Gap resident Betty Howard noticed the marker laying in the grass on her way to the post office. She contacted proper authorities and the marker has spent the past several weeks in Town Hall.
“This (sign) has been here for as long as I can remember,” said Howard.
Cumberland Gap Mayor Bill McGaffee is ...
Reina P. Cunningham Staff WriterClaiborne Progress
Church Events DEADLINE: The deadline for submitting Area Happenings, Church Events, Reunions or Society items is Thursday at noon.
Appalachian Aglow is currently meeting bi-monthly at the home of Lisa Leonard in New Tazewell. The current Bible study focus is on health and healing for one’s spirit, soul and body. It is being led by Debra Collett. If interested, call Lisa at 865-585-0091 for directions and information. Everyone is e...
McDonald’s fails to boost sales with Dollar Menu NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s managed to eke out a higher profit for its first quarter even as the world’s biggest hamburger chain failed to lift sales with its Dollar Menu.
The company said Friday that an important sales measurement fell 1 percent during the period and warned that it’s expected to dip again in April.
That marked the first quarterly decline in a decade in sales at restaurants open at least 13 months and underscored the troub...
Candice Choi AP Food Industry WriterAssociated Press
Area Happenings DEADLINE: The deadline for submitting Area Happenings, Church Events, Reunions or Society items is Thursday at noon.
3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
The Midway 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament will be held April 27. All games are played on the indoor court at Midway Elementary. Players must be 16 years or older. The tournament will be a double elimination format with games starting at 8:30 a.m. There is a $75 entry fee. The deadline to enter...
Photos force suspects’ move, breaking bombing case BOSTON (AP) — Moments after investigators went before television cameras to broadcast photos of the two men in ball caps wanted for the Boston Marathon bombing, queries from viewers started cascading in — 300,000 hits a minute that overwhelmed the FBI’s website.
It marked a key turning point in a search that, for all the intensity of its first 72 hours, had failed to locate the suspects. While it’s unclear how much the tips that resulted he...
For the Record Claiborne Co. Sheriff’s Dept.
Jimmy L Brock – Aggravated Assault; Possession of Schedule 4; VOP; Criminal Impersonation
Adam McWade Douglas - Violation Community Corrections
Jessica Golden – Falsification of Drug Test Result; DUI 1st
April Lauren Hammond – Forgery Theft
Phillip Dewayne Meredith – Aggravated Assault; Vandalism (Over 500) Child Support
Randall Ray Rogers – Here For Court; Attempted Sexual Exploitation of a Minor;...
Experts: Ricin like that in letters easy to make OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The ricin mailed to the president and a U.S. senator is relatively easy to make but generally can’t be used to target a large number of people, experts say.
A Mississippi man, Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, has been charged with mailing letters laced with the naturally occurring toxin to President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker. Authorities say he sent a third threatening letter to a Mississippi judge, though that lett...
Holbrook Mohr, Associated Press Jessica Gresko, Associated PressAssociated Press
Calling all leaders! Chick-Fil-A Leadercast coming up A can’t-miss leader development event is coming to Claiborne County.
The Chick-fil-A Leadercast is a one-day event that energizes and inspires, motivates and encourages, and animates and energizes, according to organizers.
Everyone — leaders, students, business people and those who are interested in possibly becoming a leader some day — is invited to attend.
You will join 125,000 leaders for the Chick-fil-A Leadercast live from Atlanta,...
Welch to speak at annual dinner Want to hear some history of the county in a fun and entertaining atmosphere?
The annual Claiborne County Chamber of Commerce Dinner and Awards Banquet is coming up soon, and county historian Jim Welch is slated to be the keynote speaker.
“Jim has spent over 40 years as an educator of history, and he has captivated his students and audiences with the most interesting and oftentimes forgotten historical facts about Claiborne County,” said ...
Tennessee’s electric cooperatives celebrate National Lineman Appreciation Day Tennessee’s electric cooperatives join the U.S. Senate in recognizing April 18 as National Lineman Appreciation Day. The Senate passed a resolution Wednesday honoring lineworkers for their efforts at keeping power flowing.
In Tennessee there are more than 400 co-op linemen who work in the field restoring power during outages and maintaining distribution lines and equipment. Across the nation, more than 19,000 men and women maintain 2.5 mill...