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Keck named new director of schools

Cumberland Gap High School principal Linda Keck will be sitting at the helm of the Claiborne school district ... Read more | Add your comment

Rescue is their business

The Claiborne County Rescue Squad quietly goes about its business, hanging in the background until an emergency ignites ... Read more | Add your comment

Eastern Ky. residents complete SKED digital marketing course

Carla Reece didn’t retire to the Cumberland Gap region to start a new career, but that’s exactly what ... Read more | Add your comment

Local bluegrass musician, radio host passes away

One of the tri-state area’s most popular bluegrass personalities, radio host, and friend to all, Larry Ray Carter, ... Read more | Add your comment

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Sexton secures criminal plea agreements

Judge Shayne Sexton secured several plea agreements recently, during sessions in Claiborne Criminal Court. Read more | Add your comment

by Jan Runions.

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Grant provides funds for Family Justice Center

Claiborne County has been awarded a $240,000 grant by the Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs to fund the development of a Family Justice Center. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jan Runions.

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Widener promoted to retail sales and service manager

First State Bank CEO and Chairman of the Board Katherine J. Reese, along with President Ken Jones, recently announced the promotion of Amanda L. Widener ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Photo gallery: CHS football, Blue versus White

The annual CHS Blue versus White football game was held May 16. Here are a few photos from the game, be sure to check out ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

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Photo gallery: New Tazewell Little League 2

Here are some more New Tazewell Little League photos from May 14. Be sure to look for more on the website and in a print ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

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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 Jan Runions.

Opinion

Why should recent graduates care about retirement planning?

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by Staff Reports.

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Photo gallery: Little League games at New Tazewell

Here are a few photos from two of May 14, New Tazewell Little League baseball games. Enjoy the photos and look for more on the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

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BOE upholds hearing officer decision

The decision to terminate the employment of a Claiborne special education teacher came after quite a lengthy appeal, held during the school board meeting last ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jan Runions.

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Panthers soccer finished second in district, qualified for regional

Cumberland Gap competed hard during the 2019 Region 2 District 3A tournament and finished as the runner-up. They were defeated by Oneida at Cumberland Gap, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

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Arnwine to cheer at LMU

Lanee Arnwine fulfilled a dream May 6 in the Claiborne High School multi-purpose room when she signed to cheer for Lincoln Memorial University. Arnwine has ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

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Special Olympics prove athletes are all around us

There were 128 athletes from Claiborne County, Hancock County and Union County participating during the 2019 track and field events for the Area 17 Special ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

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Photo gallery: 2019 Farm Day

The 12th Annual Farm Day was held May 9. It is presented by Claiborne County Farm Bureau and the Claiborne County Soil Conservation District. Kids ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

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Photo gallery: Special Olympics

The 2019 Area 17 Special Olympics, Track & Field events were held May 8 at Tazewell Park. Several counties of athletes competed in the many ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

Opinion

Financial gifts can brighten anyone’s Mother’s Day

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by Staff Reports.

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Photo gallery: CHS versus Greeneville, BRAC tournament

Here are a few photos from in and around the dugout at the Claiborne versus Greeneville BRAC baseball game. The Bulldogs fell in this contest ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

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LMU softball is dancing into the NCAA Regional

HARROGATE, Tenn. — The Lady Railsplitters are going dancing. Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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U.S. secretary of agriculture speaks at LMU

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by Jan Runions.

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Lady Bulldogs run-rule Lady Buffs in satellite tournament game

The Claiborne Lady Bulldogs softball team hosted a satellite game, May 2, that was basically for entry into the postseason tournament, and it was win ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

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Bulldogs eliminate Panthers from BRAC tournament

The threat of inclement weather postponed the first round of the 2019 Blue Ridge Athletic Conference baseball tournament at Carson Newman to May 5. Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

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Bulldogs baseball even the series with Panthers

Claiborne went to the land of the Panthers April 30 for the second of a two-game regular season baseball series. The Panthers defeated Claiborne during ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

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Panther defeat Bulldogs in game one

Claiborne hosted rival Cumberland Gap on April 29 for the first of a two-game series playing home and then away, April 30. Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

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Photo gallery: Bulldogs defeat Panthers 4-1 in BRAC tournament play

Claiborne and Cumberland Gap met for the third time in just a few days April 5. This time was for the right to move deeper ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

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Photo gallery: Lady Bulldogs softball defeats West Greene

Claiborne softball defeated West Greene, May 2, during the satellite portion of the 2019 post season tournament by the score of 11-1 in five innings. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

Opinion

Should you borrow from your 401(K)?

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by Staff Reports.

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Photo gallery: CHS baseball versus CGHS

Claiborne hosted Cumberland Gap in baseball April 29 and before the game had the loving opportunity to pay tribute to one of their own, Colin ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

Sports

Wingate eliminates Railsplitters from SAC tournament, 10-2

KODAK, Tenn. — The fifth-seeded Wingate Bulldogs exacted some revenge to deny the second-seeded Railsplitters in their quest for a third straight South Atlantic Conference ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Photo gallery: Tazewell Speedway

Here are a few photos from Tazewell Speedway, April 28, enjoy the photos and look for more on the website and in a future print ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

Sports

Tazewell Speedway Results from April 27

The rain tried to put a halt to the weekly racing features at the Taz, but the only feature not ran was the Street Stocks. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

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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.