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Jury convicts Lovin on child rape charges

A Tazewell man was convicted April 17 on two counts of rape of a child. A Claiborne County ... Read more | Add your comment

Man arrested in connection with Home Federal Bank robbery

One man has been arrested in connection with a robbery at Home Federal Bank in Harrogate last month. Read more | Add your comment

Home Federal Bank robber still on the run

Home Federal Bank in Harrogate was robbed Friday night by a suspect who remains on the run. Read more | Add your comment

Harrogate Home Federal Bank robbed

Police are on the hunt for a man accused of robbing a local bank in Harrogate. Read more | Add your comment

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Kira ‘earns her keep’

One half of the newest CCSO K-9 Unit is apparently hitting her marks and sniffing out contraband, despite having been in the field for a ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jan Runions.

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Feds looking for census takers

The federal government is gearing up for its 2020 Census, and county residents are being asked to help locally with the effort. Lisa Strickland, local ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jan Runions.

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Tazewell man found unresponsive in car with gun, drugs

Tazewell resident Andrew Hurst, 42, is currently lodged inside the Claiborne County Jail on charges that include possession of a handgun and drugs. Hurst was ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jan Runions.

Opinion

Fixed annuity could help extend lifespan of retirement accounts

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by Staff Reports.

Sports

Photo gallery: CHS baseball versus South Greene

Here are a few photos from the Claiborne versus South Greene baseball game, April 23. Included in this gallery are the two solo home run ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

Sports

Lady Panthers softball get big middle school victory

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by Allen Earl.

Opinion

No thinking required: Just follow party line

Life has become so much simpler in 2019, at least it has for me. All it required was just a little time on social media. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Sports

Bulldogs soccer stunned by Chiefs

The 3-1 in-district Claiborne Bulldogs soccer team came into their April 18 district meeting with Cherokee with the hope of being the sole team at ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

Sports

Jennifer Kay Neal remembered

Jennifer (Jenny) Kay Neal was a loved mother, daughter, sibling and was also loved by the many involved in the day-to-day activities of the New ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

Opinion

Volunteer Recognition

Four or five weeks ago, I was writing a column about volunteers in our midst and how important it is to give back to the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Sports

Medal winning relay performances highlight SAC Outdoor Championships

HICKORY, N.C. — The Lincoln Memorial track & field squads closed out the outdoor season in fine fashion Saturday, breaking nine school records, establishing three ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Patton signs to play tennis at LMU

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by Allen Earl.

Sports

Photo gallery: Panthers baseball versus Grizzlies

Cumberland Gap High School baseball hosted Grainger County, April 16. Take away a four-run first inning and a two-run second, the Panthers would have been ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

Sports

Tomorrow’s baseball stars on display at CHS

Claiborne High School baseball hosted an all-day tournament where the future stars of tomorrow were on display. The April 13 tournament featured local high school ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

Sports

Panther Marching Band had record-setting season

The Cumberland Gap band has become a great asset to the school and community. With participation numbers increasing each year since Johnathan Elliott became the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

Sports

Railsplitters in fourth after round one of SAC Championship

CAMDEN, S.C. — The Lincoln Memorial men’s golf team is 13 shots off the pace at the 2019 South Atlantic Conference Championship after opening play ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Photo gallery: CHS JV/ CMS Middle School Tournament game one versus Middlesboro.

The rain didn’t stop Claiborne High School junior varsity baseball team from opening up the JV/Middle School Tournament, April 13. Middlesboro came over and participated ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

Sports

Photo gallery: Bulldogs baseball defeated by Grainger

Grainger County High School baseball came in and took a victory out of the grasp of Claiborne High, April 10. Here are a few photos ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

News

Smith indicted on murder of wife

The Claiborne Grand Jury has indicted a New Tazewell man for first degree murder of his wife, former Claiborne County Jail nurse Michelle Renee Smith. Read more | Add your comment

by Jan Runions.

Sports

Photo gallery: Lady Bulldogs versus Lady Grizzlies

Claiborne High softball welcomed Grainger into town April 9 for an important district softball game. CHS came in with a few key injuries and the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

Sports

Bulldogs middle baseball defeats Pineville, Cumberland Gap

Claiborne Middle School baseball welcomed Pineville into town April 1 for a non-district baseball game. Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

News

NSDAR continues rich history

Since its founding in October of 1890, the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) have gone about quietly preserving history, promoting ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jan Runions.

Sports

Photo gallery: New Tazewell Little League opening day

Today was the opening day or the New Tazewell Little League and what a great day it was, just check out the fun these young ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

News

County mayor says library stays

The move last September of the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) garage has apparently saved the county some $9,000 in annual rental fees. Shortly after ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jan Runions.

Sports

Photo gallery: Lady Bulldogs defeat Lady Panthers

Claiborne and Cumberland Gap softball played the second regular season game April 2 and the Lady Bulldogs were able to win big, 16-1. Here are ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

Sports

Photo gallery: CMS Bulldogs defeat Pineville

Here are some game photos from the Claiborne Middle School versus Pineville Middle School baseball game, April 1. The Bulldogs won 19-9. Enjoy the gallery ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

News

Harrogate cracks down on junk properties

The City of Harrogate is getting serious about junk properties. Some of those property owners, however, are pushing back. One resident voiced her complaints last ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jan Runions.

News

Church Events

The deadline for submitting Area Happenings, Church Events, Cemetery News, Reunions or Society items is Thursday at noon. See our website each week for a ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Opinion

Try to avoid ‘Titanic’ investment mistakes

It’s been 107 years this month since the tragedy of the Titanic. Of course, this disaster has fascinated the world ever since, leading to books, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jan Runions.

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Area Happenings

The deadline for submitting Area Happenings, Church Events, Cemetery News, Reunions or Society items is Thursday at noon. See our website each week for a ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.