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Election results are in, no charter in Claiborne County

The State Primary and County General Election results were gathered August 6 with a huge surprise and a ... Read more | Add your comment

Turning Wrenches, Chasing Dreams series: Will Carey

Will Carey was introduced to racing by being born into a racing family. He is the son of ... Read more | Add your comment

CYFC chooses not to play 2020 season

The Claiborne Youth Football League made the decision to not play the 2020 fall football season. Several issues ... Read more | Add your comment

Public record Aug. 5, 2020

Public Records Compiled by JAN RUNIONS ^ The following public records are the only public records that have ... Read more | Add your comment

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Making knives and history with Chris Fultz

Chris Fultz is a teacher, a reenactment actor and a blacksmith. His knives are getting the attention of hunters and historians alike. Fultz is married ... Read more | Add your comment

by Allen Earl.

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Letter concerning Home Rule Charter sparks response

(Editor’s note: In the pursuit of fairness, the Claiborne Progress is reprinting the original letter to the editor that appeared in the July 22 edition ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

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Cumberland Gap Lady Panthers soccer preview

The Lady Panthers will soon take the pitch to begin a 2020 season that so far has been anything but normal due to the pandemic; ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 1:00 pm

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CHS Lady Bulldogs soccer preview

At long last the athletic programs have been given permission to resume somewhat normal activities and the coaches and players on the Claiborne High School ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 12:58 pm

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Claiborne Middle School football preview

The Claiborne Middle School football team is currently preparing for the upcoming season. COVID-19 has changed the way everything is done and football teams are ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 12:55 pm

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Panthers Middle School Football Preview

Football practice has been an adventure for all football teams and middle school programs are no exception. The Cumberland Gap Middle School Panthers football team ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 12:52 pm

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Turning Wrenches, Chasing Dreams series: Troy Eads

Troy Eads’ road back to racing has been a difficult one and he has jumped the cushion in his life at times but now he’s ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 12:07 pm

Letters to the Editor

Reader supports Home Rule Charter

Most of us woke this past Saturday morning and found a mailer from Citizens Against the Charter in our mailbox. No names were mentioned as ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 12:00 pm

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Local soccer teams to take the pitch

After the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association meeting July 22, local high schools got the approval to take the pitch starting September 7. The season ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:51 am

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Man arrested in connection with stolen camper

Two stolen trailers from Claiborne County, Tennessee, were recently found in Bell and Knox counties in Kentucky. According to a post on the Bell County ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:12 pm

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Claiborne commission airs charter flyer, billboard

The Claiborne Commission spent a bit of time discussing the recent mailing of an ‘educational’ flyer issued in an attempt to highlight the main points ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 10:01 pm

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TSSAA announces return to football

The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association announced July 22 a hybrid plan for football teams to take the field this fall and for fans to ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 8:03 pm

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Public record July 22, 2020

The following public records are the only public records that have been made available to the Claiborne Progress. If you feel that there has been ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 4:17 pm

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Christian Softball league to play

The New Tazewell Christian Fellowship League is currently scheduled to open September 8th. Jason Nunn spoke about how the schedule would look like, “Three games ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 2:09 pm

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Transportation Department focused on keeping students safe

With COVID-19 still prevalent in the community, parents have uncertainty, hesitancy and to some extent a real fear about their little ones returning to school. ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 2:06 pm

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Deadline is July 31 to apply for emergency loans from severe storms, flooding

Click here to download the Small Business Administration Document  for more information on assistance. Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia businesses and residents affected by severe storms, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 17, 2020 12:50 pm

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KIDS COUNT shows improved scores for TN children

The well-being of Tennessee children has improved in many areas in the last 8 years, according to information in the KIDS COUNT® Data Book released by the Annie ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Friday, July 17, 2020 9:12 am

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Claiborne schools reopen Aug. 10

It looks as though the Claiborne School system is attempting to get back on track for the 2020-21 school year despite ongoing concerns of a ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Friday, July 17, 2020 9:02 am

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Tazewell Speedway Legends: Rick Welch

When it comes to legendary drivers at Tazewell Speedway none were more polarizing than Rick Welch. He took up the role of  villain and played ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Thursday, July 16, 2020 10:03 am

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Ryan Whitaker named boy’s basketball coach at CGHS

After a long search, Cumberland Gap High School has found a new boy’s basketball coach. New Athletic Director, Jeff Sziksai and CGHS Principal David Hamilton ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 4:23 pm

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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

by Jan Runions, Thursday, July 9, 2020 11:41 am

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Local athletic trainers met June 29th at LeConte Medical Center for training updates

The Covenant Health Sports Medicine Team met to discuss and review the latest updates and topics in Sports Medicine.  Topics that were discussed were: Customer ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 7:36 pm

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The Chevrolet Corvette held its birthday June 30.

Chevrolet has been producing the Corvette since June 30, 1953. It is considered by many to be America’s first true sports car. The first Corvette ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 7:34 pm

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Claiborne High names new AD

Claiborne High School officially announced the hire of a new Athletic Director, July 2. With the departure of Jeff Stephenson to the Alpha School the ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 7:29 pm

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Eagle nation announces new boy’s basketball coach

Eagle nation was shook to the core when Coach Brandon Clawson released the news that he would not return as boy’s basketball coach. H.Y. Livesay ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 7:26 pm

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Former Claiborne sheriff takes plea agreement

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spent years gathering evidence against former Claiborne County Sheriff David Ray, who was indicted in 2018 on 15 counts involving ... Read more

by Jan Runions, Thursday, July 2, 2020 11:12 am

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Jeff Sziksai named Panthers AD

The Lincoln Memorial University and Harrogate community was shocked to hear that baseball coach / manager Jeff Sziksai was stepping away from baseball. Coach Six, ... Read more

by Allen Earl, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 7:16 pm