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County gets first ever certified economic developer

Anna Beth Walker, director of Claiborne County Economic & Community Development, has just been certified by the state ... Read more | Add your comment

Area Happenings: diverse activities include Mountain Fiesta and Library Fall Book Sale

SEPT. 25 Mobile Lifehouse will hold its Free Mobile Food Pantry, sponsored by United Healthcare and the Second ... Read more | Add your comment

Mountain Fiesta comes to the Gap

J. Frank White Academy (JFWA) is pleased to announce that the Mountain Fiesta, a community festival celebrating Appalachian ... Read more | Add your comment

TN Tourism honors local organization for second time

The Tennessee Hospitality & Tourism Association has bestowed the prestigious Destination Marketing Organization of the Year Award for ... Read more | Add your comment


Abraham Lincoln’s lesson learned

By Jadon Gibson Contributing Writer Abraham Lincoln, a Whig party member at the time, was elected to the Illinois state legislature in the late 1830s ... Read more | Add your comment

by Special to The Claiborne Progress.


Area Happenings/Church Events: White Lightning Festival this weekend

SEPT. 18        •  White Lightning Trail Festival will be held on Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Cumberland Gap ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jan Runions.


Claiborne teacher allegedly pawns school property

A Claiborne High School teacher has made bail after being arrested on the evening of Sept. 16, charged with the theft of a school district-owned ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Monday, September 20, 2021 2:47 pm


Ramsey breaks school record

Aly Ramsey of the Cumberland Gap Lady Panthers scored her 95th career goal and broke the school record during their game against Oneida Thursday night. ... Read more

by Special to The Claiborne Progress, Friday, September 17, 2021 4:05 pm


Claiborne Health & Rehab receives prestigious award

Claiborne Health and Rehabilitation Center has been recognized as a 2021 recipient of the Bronze Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, September 16, 2021 9:12 pm


Tazewell man dies in tree cutting accident

A Tazewell man is dead after falling from a bucket truck just before noon today while servicing a residence in the Page Community of Bell ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 4:29 pm


Get ready for ‘the last saturday in September’

The historic town of Cumberland Gap is playing host to “Last Saturday in September” where all manner of regional antiques, arts and crafts will be ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 1:00 pm


Subcommittee to probe FB impact on youth

Two U.S. Senators are going after Facebook, saying the heads of the social media platform knew of the negative impact it has on teens and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:05 pm


Unearthing Haunted Gap

As the evening gloom overtakes the historic town of Cumberland Gap, day folk know it’s time to leave the streets to the night creatures – ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Sunday, September 12, 2021 1:48 pm


Clay pigeons help fund centers for abused kids

Who would have ever thought a little clay pigeon could do so much good. Sporting clays – that is, those little round things sportsmen use ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Thursday, September 9, 2021 9:00 pm


TN legislature: ‘restitution to crime victims first’

Crime victims across the state will find it a bit easier to gain financial restitution from perpetrators when a new piece of legislation goes into ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Thursday, September 9, 2021 1:50 pm


Historical Society reopens with plans for ‘Candlelight Tour of Old Jail’

The 2021 installment of the popular Candlelight Tour of the Old Jail is likely to be a welcome relief from the restrictions realized by the ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Thursday, September 2, 2021 2:51 pm


Area Happenings: MEDIC to celebrate first responders

SEPT. 3 MEDIC First Responders Celebration Week 9/11 Remembrance Claiborne County will be held at the Claiborne County Justice Center on Sept. 3 from 9 ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Thursday, September 2, 2021 11:17 am


Church Events: Sunrise Church to hold Homecoming

SEPT. 5 Sunrise Missionary Baptist Church will hold its regular monthly singing on Sept. 12, beginning at 6 p.m. Special singers include The Blessings of ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Thursday, September 2, 2021 11:10 am


SNAP changes to benefits start Oct. 1

For the first time in several decades, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is revising a guideline called the Thrifty Food Plan, which helps determine Supplemental ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Tuesday, August 31, 2021 2:26 pm


Tennessee 1 of 5 states under study by DOE on indoor mask prohibitions

The U.S. Department of Education is investigating in five states whether statewide prohibitions on universal indoor masking discriminate against students with disabilities. The thought is that ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Monday, August 30, 2021 5:36 pm


THP checkpoint set for Claiborne County

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting a driver’s license roadside safety checkpoint the week of Friday, Sept. 3-Sept. 9 along State Route 63 in ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Monday, August 30, 2021 2:53 pm


MEDIC remembers 9/11 with week-long celebration

Sept. 11 will mark the 20th anniversary of the day modern America witnessed the ravages of war on our own soil – something that had ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Friday, August 27, 2021 12:58 pm


Parole board: ‘declined’; Singleton stays behind bars

The Tennessee Board of Parole has refused to put convicted first-degree murderer William Singleton back onto the streets – this time. The Parole Board determined ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Thursday, August 26, 2021 2:18 pm


Claiborne schools 1 in 7 to win big in Ayers Foundation

Claiborne County has been selected to participate in the nationally-acclaimed The Ayers Foundation College Access and Completion Program. Leveraging new, recurring state funding through the ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Wednesday, August 25, 2021 11:46 am


Church Events: we have a couple homecomings coming your way

AUG. 29 Mt. Zion Baptist Church Homecoming will be held on Aug. 29 beginning at 10:30 a.m.  Special singers are expected to attend. Lunch will ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Wednesday, August 25, 2021 10:20 am


Area Happenings: annual Farm Bureau event cancelled

Claiborne County Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, scheduled for Sept. 10, is cancelled. The agency has decided that, with the number of active COVID-19 cases and ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Wednesday, August 25, 2021 10:13 am


California felon mules $350,000 in drugs to county

A California felon who muled various illegal narcotics worth approximately $350,000 in street value is currently sitting in the Claiborne County Jail, arrested and charged ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Tuesday, August 24, 2021 10:45 am


Commission to mull county bonuses from COVID-19 money

County employees could be getting a tidy sum of money if the Claiborne Commission decides to follow through on a proposal brought by county mayor ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Thursday, August 19, 2021 1:07 pm


Church Events: Straightway Baptist Church ramps up for its Homecoming

AUG. 22  Straightway Baptist Church will be holding its Homecoming on Aug. 22 beginning at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited. Micheal Gray, pastor AUG. 29 ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Wednesday, August 18, 2021 11:29 am


Area Happenings: The Claiborne Historical Society reopens

The Claiborne County Historical & Genealogical Society will be reopening to the public on Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for research and inquiries. ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Wednesday, August 18, 2021 11:21 am


Massengill murder case stuck in court hearings

On a cold mid-February evening, Aaron Massengill got into his black Nissan pickup and drove off into the night, never to return home. The massive ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Friday, August 13, 2021 1:47 pm