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New site for Operation Christmas Child opens

This month, Midway Baptist Church will serve as a new drop-off location for the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation ... Read more | Add your comment

BOE director contract to fade away

In a seemingly unusual move, the Claiborne School Board voted neither to review nor extend the director of ... Read more | Add your comment

BOE director contract to fade away

In a seemingly unusual move, the Claiborne School Board voted neither to review nor extend the director of ... Read more | Add your comment

Black market booze takes a lickin’

A healthy majority of Claiborne county voters knocked down barriers on Nov. 6 that had kept distributors of ... Read more | Add your comment

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Merchants’ parade marks 45th year

What would the holidays be without the parade. This is the 45th year that the well-loved event has been meticulously planned, and it promises to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jan Runions.

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Claiborne inmate escapes work detail

A Claiborne County Jail inmate escaped from a litter patrol truck at the County Landfill shortly before 11 a.m. on Nov. 1. However, his freedom ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jan Runions.

Sports

Photo gallery: Parade time!

The 2018 New Tazewell Merchants Association Christmas / Holiday Parade was held November 17. The weather was sunny and warm as the parade began at ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

Sports

Photo gallery: CHS wins two against Gibbs

Claiborne High School opened its season up against Gibbs, November 15 and both the girls and boys were able to get wins. The Lady Bulldogs ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

Sports

Photo gallery: SMMS splits varsity games with Jefferson, Goins drops in 36 points

SMMS varsity boys and girls battled Jefferson and the Lady Eagles went home with the win at 22-17 while the Blue Devils boys team won ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

Sports

Photo gallery: SMMS JV boys versus Jefferson

The SMMS JV boys battled hard but came up just a little short against Jefferson JV Eagles, 25-19. Enjoy the photo gallery and look for ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

Sports

Photo gallery: Elk in Powell Valley

Claiborne County has a new visitor this week. Residents have been seeing this bull elk (wapiti) grazing with the cattle in the Powell Valley area ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

Sports

Photo gallery: H.Y. versus Midway varsity games

The Lady Eagles Varsity team defeated Midway 28-5 and the Eagles boys basketball team withstood a serious challenge from the Red Devils to escape with ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

Sports

Photo gallery: H.Y. versus Midway Junior Varsity Games

H.Y. Livesay hosted Midway November 5 and both boys and girls junior varsity teams saw action. The Lady Eagles and Eagles both got big wins. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

Sports

Photo gallery: CHS vs Alcoa

The Bulldogs played powerful Alcoa during the first round of the 2018 TSSAA playoffs, November 2. True to form, the Tornadoes came out and proved ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

Sports

Photo gallery: NT Co-Ed Softball League Championship Night

October 30 was the championship night for the New Tazewell Co-Ed Softball League. The LMU Vet School team were able to win the third place ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Photo gallery: Panthers fall to Tigers

Senior night for the Panthers was tougher than expected as the Rockwood Tigers came in and shut down the Panthers offense. The final score was ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

Sports

Photo gallery: Panthers take down Bulldogs 14-7

The Cumberland Gap Panthers went to Claiborne High School October 19 and took home a 14-7 rivalry victory. It was a defensive game all the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

Sports

Photo gallery: PVEC hosts First Responders Luncheon

Powell Valley Electric Cooperative hosted the First Responders Luncheon, October 18. The event was held to honor first responders county wide and to thank them ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

Opinion

Charter commission to tackle legislative branch

It appears the legislative branch of local government will be scrutinized first, by the newly elected Claiborne Charter Commission. Read more | Add your comment

by Jan Runions.

Sports

BOE to mull coach Green proposal

The late Carl Green coached at Claiborne County High School for 27 total years. In his second season (1986) as head coach of the Blue ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

Sports

Photo gallery: CHS soccer versus Union County

The Claiborne High School Lady Bulldogs soccer team was trying to win their second ever district tournament game, October 8. The Lady Patriots of Union ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

Sports

Photo gallery: 15th Annual SVFD Car Show

The 15th Annual Springdale Volunteer Fire Department Car Show was held October 6 at Springdale Elementary School. Over 120 vehicles were on site and spectator ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

Sports

Photo gallery: Panthers versus Blue Devils

It seemed like Cumberland Gap scored every way imaginable during the homecoming game against Jellico, October 5. Your 2018 Cumberland Gap Football Homecoming Queen was ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

Sports

Photo gallery: Bulldogs versus Panthers middle school football

Here are a few photos from the big game between Cumberland Gap Middle and Claiborne Middle Schools. The Bulldogs pulled away in the end but ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

Opinion

Publius Populus: on voting

“Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Sports

CHS athletic items taken during theft returned

Last Friday following the conclusion of the Claiborne High versus Johnson County High School football game someone broke into the concession stands, football field house ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

Sports

Photo gallery: CYFC versus Dandridge

The Claiborne Youth Football Conference hosted Dandridge September 29 but unfortunately the Bulldogs dropped all three games to the Broncos. The Bulldogs also hosted their ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

Sports

Photo gallery: Bulldogs versus Longhorns

Claiborne High School held its homecoming game September 28 against Johnson County. Coming into the game ranked in the top ten of the state they ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

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by Staff Reports.

Sports

Video surfaces offering the Bulldogs side of accusations made against Claiborne football during game with Bobcats

A video has been provided that clears Claiborne High School players and coaches from most of, if not all, allegations made against the football team ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

Sports

Photo gallery: Panthers win thrilling overtime game against Pineville

September 21 was a day that many Panther fans will never forget. They saw Cumberland Gap get up 18-0 only to see the Mountain Lions ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

Sports

Middle School Bulldogs fall to Red Devils

It was homecoming night for the 2018 Claiborne Middle School Bulldogs, September 20. The Bulldogs finally opened up on offense and scored their highest point ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

Opinion

A little lesson for those who’ve forgotten

I’m baffled at times when President Trump takes particular actions. You know the actions to which I refer. I ask myself if perhaps he was ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Sports

Photo gallery: Bulldogs versus Blue Devils

Claiborne battled Unicoi Friday, September 14. The Bulldogs struggled with injuries before and during the game but looked good early. The second half was unkind ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.