Updated July 23, 2015 04:24:47 PMSheriff Hensley defends budget increases
The Unicoi County Commission Budget and Finance Committee met in a work session with Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley for more than two hours on Monday, July 20.
Much of the meeting was spent discussing Hensley’s department’s budget increase for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. The increase over the 2014-2015 budget is more than $384,000.
“It doesn’t matter who is sheriff,” Hensley said during the meeting. “This is me getting by with the minimum we need to keep us certified and not have any problems down the line.” More...
Updated July 23, 2015 04:24:22 PMCuts to JEDB budget raise concerns
The Unicoi County Joint Economic Development Board (JEDB) met on Friday, July 17, to address issues moving forward for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.
Among the topics discussed during the meeting was the recent decision by the Unicoi County Budget and Finance Committee to cut the JEDB’s budget request of more than $80,000 to $48,895, which could potentially harm the development of the economic avenues not only in the county, but for the towns of Erwin and Unicoi. The county provided $48,895 in funding to the JEDB during the 2014-2015 fiscal year.
The issue of funding the JEDB became apparent last year when the county was unable to fulfill its share of funding for the budget. County Mayor Greg Lynch stated in a recent budget work sessions that the county’s inability to secure the funding for the group could make the county unable to receive grants from the state, along with the possibility of losing jobs in the community. More...
Updated July 23, 2015 04:22:41 PMBMA presents 'Neighbor' awards; discusses road closure
Two citizens and two organizations were recognized as “good neighbors” by the town of Unicoi Board of Mayor and Aldermen during a meeting on Monday, July 20.
Mayor Johnny Lynch presented the Samuel Leedy Good Neighbor Award for both 2014 and 2015.
“Sammy Leedy was a citizen many of you knew,” Lynch said prior to presenting the awards. “He was probably one of the best citizens of the community I have ever seen. He was always going and helping folks in the neighborhood. ... He was one of these guys who you called and he would come running. More...
Updated July 16, 2015 04:20:36 PMCommissioners look at ways to cut shortfall
Unicoi County commissioners met for over two hours on Monday, July 13, to start chipping away at the $416,000-plus shortfall during another round of county budget talks in Erwin.
Monday’s meeting, which involved school board budget talks, cuts within the county court clerk’s office, the county’s Joint Economic Development Board and a reversal on a previous vote on health care plans, was the first of three scheduled this week. Commissioners met on Tuesday, after The Erwin Record’s press deadline, then expected to come together once again on July 15.
With each commissioner in attendance adamantly stating they are not in favor of any tax increase, the scissors were out to start cutting away at different line items once again for the 2015-16 fiscal year proposed budget. More...
Updated July 16, 2015 04:20:03 PMDirector of Schools responds to potential budget cuts
The Unicoi County Board of Education approved a $23,118,692 budget for the 2015-2016 school year during a meeting last month. All members – Chairwoman Cathy Thomas, Tyler Engle, Lisa White, Garland “Bubba” Evely, Steve Willis and Ruth Gaines – were in attendance at the meeting and voted in favor of the budget.
Director of Schools John English previously told The Erwin Record that the system’s 2015-2016 budget is balanced and that the system would not be asking for any additional funds from the county government.
The system’s budget was questioned by members of the Unicoi County Commission Budget and Finance Committee during a meeting with English and members of the school board last week. Discussed during this meeting was the decline of 96 students enrolled in the system, which decreased the county’s mandatory per pupil funding requirement, which is set by the state’s Education Maintenance Effort formula, by an approximate total of $161,000. More...
Updated July 16, 2015 04:19:03 PMRafter rescues cub from river
Appalachian Bear Rescue (ABR), a facility based in Townsend for orphaned and injured black bears, picked up Cub 207 last week from Unicoi County.
After being spotted by rafting guides for three-straight days, “Noli Bear,” a five-month-old cub, was rescued on Thursday, July 9, on the Nolichucky River. Since the rescue, the story received worldwide attention with stories coming from the U.S. and media outlets in the United Kingdom.
“Noli Bear is continuing to get better and gain strength inside the ABR Cub House,” ABR President Dana Dodd said in an interview with The Erwin Record. More...
Updated July 16, 2015 04:17:35 PMLynch: New facility expected to promote job growth
Seven years of planning came to fruition for the town of Unicoi last week.
A groundbreaking ceremony for the Mountain Harvest Kitchen and business incubator was held on Friday, July 10, at the Unicoi Tourist Information and Tansai Art and Heritage Center.
“It is a great day,” said Unicoi Mayor Johnny Lynch. “This kitchen committee ... all the work they put into it. All the support we’ve gotten from our congressmen, senators, both state and federal … We’re very excited about this project. More...
Updated July 09, 2015 02:19:36 PMMSHA closes land purchase for new hospital
The location of the new home for Unicoi County Memorial Hospital becomes official this week.
In an interview with The Erwin Record on Monday, July 6, officials from Mountain States Health Alliance announced they will close on the 45 acres on Jackson Love Highway near Exit 40 right off I-26 on Wednesday, July 8, – a vital step in the construction of the county’s new hospital.
“I don’t see a reason why we couldn’t close on that day,” Hank Carr, CEO of Corridor Properties and realtor for MSHA, said. More...
Updated July 09, 2015 02:18:02 PMBMA to vote on 33-cent tax increase
A new tax increase went through the first stage of becoming reality for Erwin last week.
Town officials met at Erwin Town Hall on Thursday, July 2, and unofficially agreed on a measure to raise the property tax rate by 33 cents in a budget work session meeting. The budget will not take effect until the Erwin Board of Mayor and Aldermen approves it during two upcoming meetings.
The plan is projected to raise the current $1.0796 property tax rate to $1.41 per $100 of assessed property value for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. More...
Updated July 09, 2015 02:17:34 PMBudget Committee votes on cuts, hears from JEDB
Discussions about the Joint Economic Development Board (JEDB) of Unicoi County and proposed cuts to different county departments were the names of the game during the Unicoi County Commission’s Budget and Finance Committee three-hour work session on Monday, July 6, at the courthouse.
The budget shortfall facing the county for the 2015-2016 fiscal year is estimated at $404,332, up from the previously estimated amount of $365,219 discussed last week, which included county employee insurance coverage.
All commissioners were in attendance for Monday’s meeting. More...
Updated July 02, 2015 01:16:53 PMUCSD finds estimated $1.2M in marijuana
The Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department found more than 1,200 marijuana plants – an estimated street value of $1.2 million – growing in a remote area of the county last week.
“This is one of the largest outdoor grows we have found,” Sheriff Mike Hensley said. “We know that marijuana is being legalized in other parts of the country, but as long as the state says it’s illegal we are going to enforce the law.”
Hensley said a Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) helicopter spotted the plants growing in three large patches on the same mountainside in the Embreeville Community of south Unicoi County on Tuesday, June 23. More...
Updated July 02, 2015 01:14:09 PMCounty faces $365K budget shortfall
Currently working with a negative balance of $365,219, the Unicoi County Commission’s Budget and Finance Committee met on Monday, June 29, at the courthouse to begin talks on cuts to the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
All nine commissioners were in attendance at the meeting.
An ideal timeline to pass a budget would be in July, County Commission Chairwoman Marie Rice said. The 2015-2016 deadline for the county is August. More...
Updated June 25, 2015 05:12:32 PMMain Avenue reopens to traffic
Phase three of the town of Erwin’s downtown revitalization project is complete and traffic can now travel on Main Avenue from one end of downtown Erwin to the other.
Barriers were removed on Tuesday, June 23, a few days before the project’s deadline.
“Downtown revitalization as far as phase one through phase three is now complete,” City Recorder Glenn Rosenoff said. “Main Street is open, Love Street is open downtown … the influx of cars and reeducating the public to use Main Street will revitalize the shops, restaurants and create more vehicles and pedestrians coming downtown.” More...
Updated June 25, 2015 05:10:59 PMPanel approves employee insurance plan
There will be no change in insurance coverage for Unicoi County employees for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.
In a 5-4 vote during a meeting on Monday, June 22, the Unicoi County Commission approved an option for the county employees to continue paying for their health insurance at the same levels as the previous fiscal year.
Voting in favor of this measure were commissioners Gene Wilson, Bridget Peters, Glenn White, Loren Thomas and John Mosley; voting against were Chairwoman Marie Rice and commissioners Jason Harris, Kenneth Garland and Walter Garland. More...
Updated June 25, 2015 05:09:54 PMChamber announces July 4 parade
A special parade, coordinated by the Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Saturday, July 4, to honor all veterans who have heroically served our country in both active and inactive duty in all branches of the military. This year will mark the 2nd Annual “Welcome Home Veterans” parade in downtown Erwin.
According to the Chamber, businesses, churches, civic organizations and individuals are encouraged to enter homemade floats in the parade. All entries must be decorated with a patriot theme or “Welcome Home” message for veterans.
“Many have given their time and often their lives to protect our freedoms and answered the call when our nation needed them the most,” Chamber Executive Director Amanda Delp said. “They deserve our honor and respect for their sacrifices. “We invite you to take this opportunity to say thank you and show your appreciation by attending this event planned to honor our military veterans.” More...
Updated June 18, 2015 12:42:57 PMCommunity rallies around Anders family as baby Lillian battles cancer
“Sometimes superheroes reside in the hearts of small children fighting big battles.”
With their banner hoisted and adorned in pink shirts, the Praying For Lillian supporters made their presence known for seven-week-old Lillian Virginia Anders during the Relay For Life of Unicoi County on Saturday, June 13.
Lillian, the daughter of Lucas and Kristin Anders, was diagnosed in May with neuroblastoma, a cancer that affects the adrenal gland, neck, chest or spinal cord. Since her diagnosis, Lillian has been receiving treatment in Cincinnati. More...
Updated June 18, 2015 12:41:50 PMSchool Board passes budget
The Unicoi County Board of Education approved a $23.1 million budget for the 2015-2016 school year during a meeting on Thrusday, June 11.
All members – Chairwoman Cathy Thomas, Tyler Engle, Lisa White, Garland “Bubba” Evely, Steve Willis and Ruth Gaines – were in attendance at the meeting and voted in favor of the budget.
The board voted on the budget following a recommendation from Director of Schools John English who began his tenure as director earlier this month. More...
Updated June 11, 2015 02:02:20 PMRelay For Life set for Saturday, June 13
The Relay For Life’s popular adage of “cancer doesn’t sleep, neither do we” will be on full display this weekend.
Community residents will be at Bryant Track Field on the Unicoi County High School campus to take part in the 2015 Relay For Life of Unicoi County on Saturday, June 13.
Activities start at noon at the high school track and last until midnight . More...
Updated June 11, 2015 01:58:31 PMPanel talks future of annex, jail
Unicoi County officials are currently considering whether or not – and how – to consolidate the county’s two jail facilities into one.
For several years, female inmates have been housed at the Unicoi County jail annex on Jackson-Love Highway. This facility is also home to the offices of the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department and county 911 center. Male inmates are held at the jail facility adjacent to the Unicoi County Courthouse.
According to budget figures provided by the county mayor’s office, for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, almost $460,000 was budgeted for operations at the annex and almost $700,000 was budgeted for the jail – for a total of approximately $1.16 million in jail operations. More...
Updated June 04, 2015 02:30:15 PMEnglish signs contract to become director
With the stroke of a pen, John English officially became the Unicoi County School System’s new director of schools. English signed his contract with the Unicoi County Board of Education during a special called meeting on Friday, May 29. He officially assumed his duties as director on Monday, June 1.
The board unanimously chose English during a meeting on May 14.
English has worked in the school system since 1998. His first three years were as an eighth grade math teacher. He then served two years as an assistant principal at Unicoi County Middle School, then served for nine years as the principal there. He moved to the Central Office three years ago and worked as federal programs director until becoming the director of schools. More...
Updated June 04, 2015 02:28:59 PMErwin BMA trims deficit
Nearly $1 million in expenditures was cut to more than $300,000 during a two-hour open work session for the 2015-16 budget on Thursday, May 28, of the Erwin Board of Mayor and Aldermen.
BMA members will meet once again on Wednesday, June 3, at 3:30 p.m. to continue budget talks and to discuss amendments for the 2014-2015 budget. The current plan moving forward by members is for the town operate under a 2014-2015 continuing budget until a new budget for the next fiscal year can be put in place. The next BMA meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. on June 8 at Erwin Town Hall.
During Thursday’s meeting, it was announced that a 38-cent tax increase would have to be implemented if officials couldn’t find anywhere else to trim the budget for the upcoming fiscal year, Erwin Mayor Doris Hensley said. More...
Updated May 28, 2015 04:14:23 PMGenerations come together to celebrate Memorial Day
The staff and residents of Governor’s Bend Assisted Living Facility opened the Memorial Day weekend with a flag-folding ceremony on Friday, May 22, to honor veterans residing at the facility.
Members of the Unicoi County High School Air Force JROTC, along with instructor Lt. Colonel Jack Rickman, opened the ceremonies by hoisting a new flag on the property.
Cadet Jessie Stamey led the narration of the flag-folding. More...
Updated May 28, 2015 04:12:16 PMCamping prohibited due to bear activity
Black bear activity in the Cherokee National Forest has led U.S. Forest Service officials to prohibit camping in the Clarks Creek area of the Unaka Ranger District.
Camping is being restricted on a temporary basis in the area. Officials are still allowing day-use activities, such as fishing, horseback riding and hiking to take place in the Clarks Creek area, which is located on National Forest System Road 25 in Unicoi and Washington counties.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) reported last week that bear activity is to be expected this time of year. “This is the season where they’ve emerged from their winter dens and are in search of food to replenish their energy and fatten back up,” a press release from the TWRA said. More...
Updated May 21, 2015 06:17:45 PMClass of 2015 graduates
“So, dear school thy fondest memories, we’ll cherish ‘til we die, hail to thee, our alma mater, hail to thee dear Erwin High”
The 2015 graduating class of Unicoi County High School recited this UCHS Alma Mater, J.C. Rule, on Monday, May 18, before ending one of the biggest chapters of their lives.
Over 150 students either received a diploma or certification of completion during the school’s 99th commencement. More...
Updated May 21, 2015 06:16:42 PMChamber plans second annual 'Safety Town'
A successful summer program for children hosted by the Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce and Erwin Police Department will return next month.
According to Chamber officials, Safety Town, is an interactive and comprehensive education program that introduces awareness and preventative procedures for children ages 4-8. These procedures are taught through discussions, role playing, walks, games, songs and artwork.
The curriculum also reportedly teaches children about stranger danger, as well as internet, fire, bicycle, water, gun, drugs and poison safety. The curriculum is geared for each age. More...
Updated May 21, 2015 06:15:32 PMByers resigns, MSHA appoints interim
Tracy Byers has stepped down from his position as administrator of Unicoi County Memorial Hospital, according to Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA).
Chase Wilson, who previously served as the chief financial officer for the Southwest Market of MSHA, accepted the position as interim administrator, the regional health system reported last week.
Byers, who was named UCMH administrator in 2013, reportedly left his position to “pursue new opportunities,” according to a statement released to The Erwin Record from MHSA on Friday, May 15. More...
Updated May 21, 2015 06:14:26 PMNew manager greets community
Rocky Fork State Park took another big step in its growth on Friday, May 15.
Unicoi County residents, along with local and state government officials, were on hand to welcome the new park manager, Jesse Germeraad, during a ‘Meet the Manager’ event hosted by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation at the I-26 welcome center near Flag Pond.
“We’re proud of the park,” Senator Rusty Crowe said during the opening of the event. “This welcome center is named after Zane Whitson. I know everybody here terribly misses him, but I know that he would be proud of this moment.” More...
Updated May 21, 2015 06:12:25 PMSchool Board chooses English
John English, a veteran of the Unicoi County School System, was unanimously chosen as the new director of schools by the Unicoi County Board of Education during a meeting on Thursday, May 14.
“I appreciate the board having the confidence in me to give me this opportunity,” English told The Erwin Record following the vote. “I am looking forward to working with the board, the school system employees, students and community.”
English began working for the school system in 1998. He served three years as an eighth grade math teacher before joining the administration at Unicoi County Middle School as an assistant principal. After working for two years in that role, English then became the principal of UCMS. More...
Updated May 14, 2015 03:04:04 PMTVA support saves hatchery
Several years of uncertainty regarding the future of the Erwin National Fish Hatchery came to an end on Monday, May 11.
During a press conference at the hatchery, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander announced that the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has agreed to provide funds in support of the Erwin hatchery as well was the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery in Celina, Tenn., and the Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery in Suches, Ga.
“Nearly 900,000 Tennesseans and visitors buy fishing licenses each year,” Sen. Alexander said. “This means that the federal fish hatcheries in Erwin, Dale Hollow and Georgia will continue to provide each year to Tennessee rivers and lakes more than one million fish that make our trout fishing some of the best in the country. More...
Updated April 30, 2015 02:29:05 PMPeterson chosen as interim assessor
A new assessor of property has been selected.
In a 5-3 vote during a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, April 27, the Unicoi County Commission chose Wayne Peterson to complete the unexpired term of previous assessor Patsy Bennett.
The search for a new property assessor began after the resignation of the previous assessor Patsy Bennett. Bennett cited health concerns as the reason for her resignation which became official on April 2. More...
Updated April 30, 2015 02:28:16 PMLost mural found, on display at museum
Unicoi County’s history, including a mural that recently resurfaced after years in storage, will be on display this weekend during the official opening ceremony of the Unicoi County Heritage Museum and the Clinchfield Railroad Museum.
Curator Martha Erwin said the theme of the ceremony, which will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, is “Clinchfield Pride.” The ceremony will take place at the railroad museum and everyone is invited to attend and celebrate the county’s railroad history.
“Clinchfield Pride is the railroad museum’s chosen theme,” Erwin said. “The spirit of pride is always in style when we are perpetuating and promoting our area’s railroading heritage for preservation and posterity.” More...
Updated April 23, 2015 02:37:51 PMHospice volunteers needed to serve Unicoi County
A local hospice organization is hoping to capitalize on Tennessee’s volunteer spirit.
Bethany Leatherwood, a volunteer coordinator for Caris Healthcare, told The Erwin Record her organization, which serves Unicoi, Greene and Hawkins counties, is recruiting individuals to provide care to terminal patients.
Caris provides care to patients in their home, a family member’s home or a nursing facility. More...
Updated April 16, 2015 03:13:47 PMPowers elected as president of state council
The state of Tennessee has a member of Unicoi County High School’s student council leading the way for the upcoming year.
Carter Powers, a junior at UCHS, was named the state’s student council president during the Tennessee Association of Student Councils (TASC) convention this weekend at Soddy Daisy High School in Chattanooga.
The TSAC is an organization used to promote the student council movement by high schools across the state and strives to further leadership training and good citizenship for students, according to the organization’s website. More...
Updated April 16, 2015 03:12:46 PMAwning being built to protect monuments
Five years of work and planning are starting to take form at the Veterans Memorial Park in Erwin.
Members of the Unicoi County Highway Department aided in renovations on Wednesday, April 8, by cementing holes on the property.
“This is a bit of a family gathering for me,” said Road Superintendent Terry Haynes, a fifth-generation military member of his family, in regards to the park. More...
Updated April 02, 2015 12:07:20 PMEPD: Suspect killed himself
The search for a man wanted in connection with the death of his mother ended with the discovery of his body in a remote area of Unicoi County.
Erwin Police Chief Regan Tilson told The Erwin Record that the body of James H. Peery, III, was found along the Nolichucky River, more than a mile from Unaka Springs, on Sunday, March 29. The body had been spotted by a kayaker who notified local law enforcement agencies.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found that Peery had died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, Tilson said. Both EPD and Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department officers responded to the scene, which Tilson described as “very secluded.” More...
Updated April 02, 2015 12:05:46 PMErwin club celebrates anniversaries
One of the state’s largest branches of the Kiwanis Club recently had the opportunity to showcase over 90 years of work to the community last week.
The Erwin Kiwanis Club celebrated the 100th year anniversary of Kiwanis International and its own 94th year of existence with a celebration at Erwin Town Hall on Friday, March 27.
During the evening, Kiwanis members welcomed members of the community with cake, coffee and booths set up with information on the club and slide shows of previous events from over the years. More...
Updated March 26, 2015 02:44:35 PMCommunity asked to support to support Tayla
Tayla Smith is not letting Aplastic Anemia keep her down.
Tayla’s family spent the afternoon on Monday, March 23, at Fishery Park in Erwin as Tayla, brother, Trenton, and the rest of her family took in the day enjoying the activities on the playground.
It was a day without treatment, a day with no worries and mother, Felicia, is hoping her daughter’s story will inspire others. More...
Updated March 26, 2015 02:43:32 PMCommunity rallies around family who lost home in blaze
After a fire engulfed their home on March 17, the Cole family from Unicoi has nothing but thanks for community members.
The family has received an outpouring of support since losing all their possessions in the blaze and it was evident during an event held at Teddy Bear Lane in Erwin on Saturday, March 20.
Lacie Barrett and husband, Matthew, helped organize a box truck to load donated materials for the Coles for a storage unit in Piney Flats, free of charge for three months. More...
Updated March 19, 2015 03:30:54 PMContract options awarded to NFS
Millions of dollars in contract options were recently awarded to Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. (NFS).
According to a press release issued by the Babcock & Wilcox Company, the parent company of NFS, NFS received contract options from the U.S. Department of Energy, Naval Reactors Laboratory Field Office for work that will total $169 million.
In March 2014, NFS received a $302 million contract from the same office for fuel and materials services. According to the press release, the $169 million contract options were awarded under the $302 million contract. More...
Updated March 19, 2015 03:27:50 PMProject aims at providing K-5 students with backpacks, supplies
An idea is taking form in Unicoi County to help school children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade to start the 2015-2016 school year on the right foot.
Wendy Broyles, of Rock Creek Elementary, and husband, Lee, came up with the idea of a “Back to School Carnival” event that is tentatively scheduled for July 25 at the National Guard Armory in Erwin.
The idea for the event came to the couple after attending a back-to-school event hosted by Harmony Free Will Baptist Church in Hampton, Wendy said. More...
Updated March 12, 2015 08:23:12 PMErwin BMA names overpass after Brown
A new name has been approved for the overpass being constructed in Erwin.
The Erwin Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously approved Resolution No. 1217-15 to name the overpass in memory of the late Pat Brown during its meeting on Monday, March 9.
“I’m thrilled and appreciate their support,” Lou Petterson, daughter of Brown, said of the BMA. “It has been up in the air for so long. I just don’t have words to express how happy I am and it’ll make a lot of other people happy, too. There have been numerous amounts of people asking ‘are they going to name that overpass after your daddy?’ He owned all that land and was in business since 1956. That’s where he spent his life and the fact it’s going to be named after him is remarkable because I was prepared for it to not be ... I’m just thrilled beyond words.” More...
Updated March 12, 2015 08:21:41 PMNRC returns NFS to 'normal' level of oversight
Since 2004, Nuclear Fuel Services (NFS) has operated under a level of increased oversight by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), including the addition of a second resident NRC inspector at the facility.
The NRC announced last week that because of improved performance by NFS in recent years the company is returning to “normal” levels of NRC oversight and inspection similar to other facilities of its type.
According to a press release issued on March 5 by the NRC, “... sustained improvement over the past several years, verified by NRC inspections, led to the conclusion that a return to the normal or core oversight level is warranted.” More...
Updated February 25, 2015 03:29:55 PMCommission chooses MedicOne
Barring any complications, the company providing ambulance services to Unicoi County will not change come April 1. The county’s current contract for ambulance service was set to expire that day. Failure to sign a contract before that date would have left the county without an ambulance service.
During a regularly scheduled meeting of the Unicoi County Commission on Monday, Feb. 23, the panel voted 7-2 to give Unicoi County Mayor Greg Lynch and County Attorney Doug Shults authorization to enter into a contract with MedicOne Medical Response, the company that has provided ambulance service to the county for the last four years.
Voting in favor of MedicOne were commissioners Gene Wilson, Glenn White, John Mosley, Marie Rice, Gene Wilson, Jason Harris and Bridget Peters. Voting against MedicOne were Walter Garland and Kenneth Garland. More...
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• Farmers' Market opens for season
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• Political parties request primaries
• Unicoi BMA passes budget, firearms ordinance
• Ham radio field day set for June 27
• Animal Welfare Board selects new chairman, reviews by-laws
• UCMH opens new sleep lab
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• Shults-Davis in running for judge's post
• Citizens question safety of Erwin plant
• Ramp Festival set for Saturday, May 9
• Juveniles injured in wreck
• Erwin BMA approves interlocal agreement for ambulance service
• Food cart ordinance passes on first reading
• English, Moorhouse chosen as finalists
• NRC begins special investigation into event at NFS
• Board recognizes teachers, students
• Board of Education sets meeting to talk process
• Agricultural technology advancements topic of event
• Nine seeking director's position
• Legislators share updates with community members
• Officers to begin training for emergency services unit
• Bennett resigns as assessor
• Second readings of liquor, dining ordinances pass
• Commission passes resolutions, rejects ambulance amendment
• Forney hired as public works director
• Hensley, Chandler added to healthcare foundation board
• UCHS Mock Trial team advances to state
• Panel sends sidewalk dining ordinance to BMA
• Brown requests buyout
• Training key for 911 staff
• Rep: Erwin Bojangles to open soon
• Residents warned of scam involving newspaper subscriptions
• Search for new director begins
• Number of animals euthanized at shelter decreases
• Audit Committee holds organizational meeting
• Alderwoman requests additional financial info
• Downtown construction proceeding on schedule
• UCHS FFA students sow first plants in new greenhouse
• Citizens urged to prepare for severe weather
• Another judge recuses self from Mason's suit
• Haynes: Road salt supply in 'good shape'
• Second Annual Bark in the Brehm scheduled
• Ambulance RFP finalized
• Towns aren't talking ambulance contracts – yet
• NFS: Unplanned fire contained
• County Commission opts to bid ambulance service
• MedicOne CEO threatens legal action
• MSHA: New UCMH 'right on schedule'
• Hometown Memories Publishing Company seeks stories
• Ambulance service contract deadline approaches
• Commission to consider adding more seats to BOE
• Cancer risk study moving forward
• UCSD uses GPS to find lost teen hunter, dog
• Committee discusses employee health insurance
• Economic Development Board changes bylaws
• Relay For Life of Unicoi County to hold 80s-themed kickoff
• Unicoi BMA approves applying for TDOT grant to expand trails
• Looking ahead: Mayors share plans during panel
• Brown's contract not renewed
• Erwin BMA discusses holiday dinner
• Free flu vaccines available to county residents
• Sheriff warns of IRS scam
• Commission chooses Gaines
• Force loses veteran officer
• State: Flu has appeared in 44 counties
• Grand jury returns indictments
• Three express interest in vacant seat
• Flag Pond residents arrested following pursuit
• Board begins shaping package store ordinances
• Commission will meet Jan. 5
• State: Flu season could be severe
• UCSD seizes moonshine still
• Haynes: Bridge construction progressing on schedule
• UCSD: Investigation leads to drug charges
• Drugs reportedly discovered in inmate's mail
• JEDB Executive Committee meets for last time in 2014
• Four injured in wreck
• Campaign surpasses goal, raises $132,000
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• Deputies discover meth lab
• Case against driver accused of hitting student reset
• Five commissioners request called meeting
• Linville chosen to replace Bennett
• Wreck claims life of Erwin man
• Man dies as results of injuries sustained in fire
• BMA votes to move forward with third phase of revitalization project
• Two plead in 2013 home invasion
• Judge Garland award presented to local author
• Commission discusses limiting permitted food trailers to five
• Store officially opens as Price Less Foods
• Tittle graduates from archives institute
• Members chosen for foundation board
• Board approves bid for road resurfacing
• UCSD: Four conspired to sneak drugs into jail
• Rep: Rebranding of IGA store will create new jobs
• Crews begin work at Bojangles site
• Unicoi County Commission upholds distance restriction on beer sales
• Erwin Planning Commission approves sidewalk dining ordinance
• Temporary mental health office opens in Unicoi
• Bennett remembered for public service
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• Man accused of assaulting pregnant woman by UCSD
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• Facility expansion underway at Governor's Bend
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• Farm history exhibit opens
• Unicoi panel talks food trucks
• Town begins researching liquor ordinances
• Erwin BMA discusses next downtown revitalization construction phase
• Facility remains shut down following accident
• Liquor referendums pass in Erwin
• Unicoi man killed by train
• UCMH celebrates first year as part of Mountain States
• 911, CID move to new home
• Mill Creek bridge construction begins
• Trustee: Property tax relief available
• Board upholds zoning order
• Fiber optic project moves forward
• Information about Ebola available
• Accident investigation underway
• Trial date set for lawsuit
• Professor addresses JEDB
• Board selects Engle as vice-chairman
• Unicoi Ruritan Club celebrates 65th anniversary
• Panel discusses outdoor dining regulations
• Body of Ohio hiker found on A.T.
• Shepard reaches plea deal
• Farmers eligible for emergency loanst
• United Way campaign begins
• Delp: 'We had a great festival'
• NRC talks NFS safety at meeting
• Sheriff opts not to sue county
• Board chooses Thomas as chairman
• Authorities: Man made threat via 'Streetchat' app
• County budget saga continues
• Performance dates being accepted
• CHIPs announces facility expansion
• Animal Welfare Board holds meeting
• Children invited to enter Apple Dumpling Contest
• Centenary UMC preschool now accepting students
• Ramsey resigns from board
• TDEC, NFS hold meeting on waste permit
• TBI begins investigation into missing funds
• Second suit filed against sheriff, county
• Erwin man killed in Colo.
• TutorTN service now available
• Local fitness initiative underway
• Panel considers job cuts
• Local woman seeks millions in damages
• Erwin BMA passes budget on first reading
• Rose says he will not contest election
• Board approves new roof for school
• BMA discusses pending litigation, tables resolution
• Hubbard joins WSCC Senators
• White: Blue Devils continue to make progress
• Board rejects proposed split
• Off the Field - Moving on (July 22, 2015 issue)
• Chirica chosen to lead ladies
• Coach: Team first to earn state berth in age division
• Blue Devils compete in passing camps
• Off the Field - Making things official (July 15, 2015 issue)
• Team reaches championship
• Devils begin preseason competitions
• Off the Field - Rain, rain go away (July 8, 2015 issue)
• County all-stars begin postseason tournaments
• Off the Field - Future diamond dandies (July 1, 2015 issue)
• All-Stars ready to begin tourneys
• Buffalo Mountain Sports opens in Unicoi
• Lyle ends career at King, hopes to play overseas
• Off the Field - Action on classification expected (June 24, 2015 issue)
• Camp for EJAA players, cheerleaders set
• YMCA staying busy with camps
• Off the Field - Remember 'The American Dream' (June 17, 2015 issue)
• Tankersley wins Slow Ride Omnium
• Officials hope to start program
• Youth volleyball, cheerleading camps planned
• Off the Field - Smith era underway (June 10, 2015 issue)
• Smith chosen to lead Devils
• County native recalls playing for McKnight China
• Walters State finishes third in JUCO World Series
• Off the Field - Possible change on horizon (June 3, 2015 issue)
• Rogers earns 8th at state
• New owner renovates facility
• Gillis: Younger players gained experience during 2015 season
• Seniors led ladies to 43-5 record
• Off the Field - Once again, teams did not disappoint (May 27, 2015 issue)
• Rogers qualifies for state
• Lady Devils fall short of state tournament
• Blue Devils fall to Knox Catholic in sectional
• Walters State advances to World Series
• Off the Field - Define success (May 20, 2015 issue)
• Devils win third consecutive district
• Lady Devils win 20th district title in 21 years
• Athletes advance to sectional
• Late touchdown dooms Erwin Knights
• Harness signs with Maryville College
• Off the Field - Milligan wins cycling crown (May 13, 2015 issue)
• Blue Devils to play for district championship
• Ladies advance to title game
• Players fall short of region bids
• Athletes represent UCHS at Times-News Relays
• Injuries force team to forfeit
• Off the Field - Tennis teams make progress (May 6, 2015 issue)
• Jr. Lady Devils win win conference tournament
• Wisse, relay team take first at conference meet
• Lady Devils win tournament, conference title
• Blue Devils clinch second seed
• Off the Field - Cardinals announce special event (April 29, 2015 issue)
• Lady Devils win NFS Classic
• Blue Devils defeat East in 9 innings
• Slagle: Team showing improvement
• Off the Field - New football regulations approved (April 22, 2015 issue)
• Lady Devils win Eastman Invitational
• Blue Devils shut out Boone
• Erwin Knights fall to Western Carolina
• Off the Field - Postseason looms for local teams (April 15, 2015)
• Lady Devils remain undefeated
• Pigeon Forge snaps winning streak
• ETSU football comes to Erwin
• Wisse wins medals at Tri-Cities Classic
• Off the Field - Recipe for success (April 8, 2015 issue)
• Ladies come from behind to win tourney
• Headley hired as wide receivers coach
• Devils win three in a row
• Off the Field - Former Devils making an impact (April 1, 2015 issue)
• Lady Devils defeat Happy Valley
• Blue Devils fall to Sevier Co., Sullivan South
• Wisse wins events
• Off the Field - Weather delays games (March 25, 2015 issue)
• Wright returns, goes 4-4, including grand slam
• Underclassmen help Devils to wins
• Wells, Wisse win events during first meet of season
• Teams drop first two matches
• Off the Field - It just comes naturally (March 18, 2015 issue)
• Semi-professional team prepares for season opener
• Off the Field - How time flies (March 11, 2015 issue)
• Season ends for Blue Devils
• Wells takes third at meet
• Off the Field - Thinking spring (March 4, 2015 issue)
• Loss to Doak ends season for Lady Devils
• East stuns Blue Devils
• Off the Field - Not a bad idea (Feb. 25, 2015 issue)
• Blue Devils advance to region
• Lady Devils qualify for region
• Off the Field - Extra perks? (Feb. 18, 2015 issue)
• JV Lady Devils win conference tournament
• Lady Devils wrap up regular season
• Blue Devils finish fourth in conference
• Off the Field - Vance chosen as defensive coordinator (Feb. 11, 2015 issue)
• JV Lady Devils advance to championship game
• Lady Devils clinch third seed
• Struggles continue for Blue Devils
• Off the Field - Crunch time ahead (Feb. 4, 2015 issue)
• Lady Devils defeat Sullivan East
• Scoreless stretch dooms Blue Devils
• Boxing, MMA face ban by state
• Off the Field - One sport or two or three? (Jan. 28, 2015 issue)
• Jackson signs with Chattanooga State
• Ladies fall to 'Betsy
• English: Blue Devils must 'bounce back'
• Wells earns bid to indoor championships
• Off the Field - Lyle receives honor (Jan. 21, 2015 issue)
• Blue Devils snap losing streak
• Lady Devils run over Longhorns
• Erwin Knights schedule games with Ky. team
• Off the Field - JV teams keeping players busy (Jan. 14, 2015 issue)
• Success follows Lyle to King
• Ladies take third in tourney, Hayes reaches milestone
• Feeling blue: Devils lose five consecutive games
• Off the Field - Scott will be missed (Jan. 7, 2015 issue)
• Memorable moments of 2014
• Lady Devils fall just short of championship round
• Blue Devils lose three straight at Bearden
• Off the Field - One for the ages (Dec. 31, 2014 issue)
• Jr. Lady Devils prep for new year
• Despite illness, injury Jr. Blue Devil defeat Hampton
• Off the Field - ETSU announces 2015 football schedule (Dec. 24, 2014 issue)
• Teams return to action Dec. 26
• UCHS swim meet cancelled
• Former Blue Devil part of milestone win
• Devils defeat East, remain unbeaten in conference
• Lady Devils bounce back with win over Cloudland
• Swim team competes against Morristown
• Jr. Lady Devils win in double OT
• Jr. Blue Devils defeat Greeneville
• Off the Field - Do you have a moment to share? (Dec. 17, 2014 issue)
• Webb breaks three-point record
• Blue Devils start 2-0 in league play
• Team announces date for first game
• Dugger hands Jr. Blue Devils close loss
• Off the Field - Right pieces in place (Dec. 10, 2014 issue)
• Devils bounce back with win over South
• Lady Devils travel to Oliver Springs for tournament
• Coach 'proud' of team's progress
• Off the Field - Rekindled rivalry (Dec. 3, 2014 issue)
• Facility certification topic of upcoming meeting with state board
• Devils defeat Madison Co., fall to Crockett
• Lady Devils get first win
• Devils fall to Greeneville
• Junior varsity team defeats Greeneville
• Laughren signs with Lady Bucs
• Team holds annual banquet
• Devils make all-conference team
• Off the Field - Where was the excitement? (Nov. 26, 2014 issue)
• UCHS Basketball Preview - Inexperienced Devils hope to continue program's success
• UCHS Basketball Preview - Five seniors will lead Lady Devils
• UCHS Basketball Preview - Coach: Team should have 'exciting season'
• UCHS Basketball Preview - Tough league awaits Devils, Lady Devils
• Locals receive A.F. Bridges awards
• Teams compete in conference jamboree
• Reclassification puts Devils in new league
• Off the Field - Basketball season arrives (Nov. 12, 2014 issue)
• Blue Devils end winless season
• Todd competes at chilly state meet
• Off the Field – Jamboree arrives for basketball teams (Nov. 5, 2014 Issue)
• Todd advances to state
• Betsy defeats Blue Devils
• Off the Field - Be proud (Oct. 29, 2014 issue)
• Blue Devils still seeking first win
• Off the Field - Basketball season approaches (Oct. 22, 2014 issue)
• Todd finishes in top 10 at meet
• Off the Field – Don't fret, Blue Nation (Oct. 15, 2014 issue of The Erwin Record)
• Blue Devils fall to Longhorns
• Ladies end season with loss in district tournament
• White: Blue Devils will 'keep fighting'
• Off the Field – Homecoming time in UC (Oct. 8, 2014 issue)
• Visitors win inaugural game
• Larkey: Players improved during season
• Season ends for Jr. Blue Devils
• Blue Devils prepare for Patriots
• Church Hill, Greeneville defeat Jr. Blue Devils
• New swim teams dives in
• Bulldogs race past Devils
• EJAA teams take victories over Cyclones
• Robinson defeats Jr. Blue Devils
• Jr. Lady Devils defeat Liberty Bell
• Apple Festival Bowl announced
• Off the Field - There's No Need to Fret (Aug. 27, 2014 issue)
• Lady Devils get first win
• Off the Field – Making Headlines (Aug. 20, 2014 issue)
• Lady Devils hope to serve up success
• UCMS football team scrimmages Hampton
• Ham operators test emergency equipment
• Fred Hollier shares experiences in World War II memoir
• Unique gardening method earns Casey blue ribbon
• Metcalf retires after 12 years of service at Town Hall
• Dog Days of Summer
• Osborne reflects on trip to Nepal
• Crank Up Antique Engine Show draws crowd
• Ranger leads group on hike through park
• Remembering the Roadways
• Students participate in state auto competition
• Cash Family Pottery Show draws faithful collectors
• UCHS releases first album
• Teacher, students reunite at Special Olympics
• Troop 227 receives Bronze Award
• LEGO League members share information
• Annual fiddlers fest draws crowd
• Hill climb brings car enthusiasts to county
• Pinnacle Fire Tower featured in new book
• Catholic mission holds groundbreaking
• Team recognized for map project
• Scott brothers honored with award by Food City
• Patriot Arms opens on Main Avenue in Erwin
• Tittles celebrate 66th anniversary
• Bringing up babies: Local educators welcome triplets
• Tattoo artist opens shop
• UCHS grad serves as Machinist's Mate on U.S.S. George H.W. Bush
• Pool Pals: Event brings friends together
• Kitty Kart: Woman builds wheelchair for paralyzed cat
• Erwin Pets opens on Jackson Love Highway
• Sew good: Local quilter shares talent with others
• Local singer reaches national audience
• Organization grants local boy's wish
• Sweet success: Chamber, Farm Bureau sponsor gingerbread house decorating contest
• Tree of Hope to provide Christmas gifts to local children
• Club gives warmly to community
• New practice welcoming new patients
• Students complete fundraiser for leukemia, lymphoma
• Tittle chosen as 'Outstanding Register'
• Past inspires new book
• Town celebrates days gone by
• Lyons announces retirement
• Godsey brings photography business home
• Blue Ridge once again draws vendors, visitors to Erwin
• Bailey earns 'Gold Award'
• Wright Stuff: Local teacher selected for state fellowship
• New book details ‘story within the story’ of famed locomotive
• Rider begins fundraising campaign for new novel
• Allen awarded Ned Lyle Scholarship on behalf of American Legion Post 25
• History rolls in with CRR 100
• From the Publisher's Desk - Wealth isn't counted in money (July 22, 2015 issue)
• A Refreshing Knapp - Budget solution offered (July 22, 2015 issue)
• Senior Center News - Brain Games set (July 22, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Film planned for Family Fun Day (July 22, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Ant-Man' is small superhero with big screen impact (July 22, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Sometimes I'm a little 'spacey' (July 15, 2015 issue)
• Ready, Willis and Able - Columnist confesses to mess up (July 15, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Knoxville Zoo brings animals (July 15, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - New 'Terminator' goes to roots (July 15, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - My weekend was colorful blast (July 8, 2015 issue)
• Hood's Winks - Dancing bear still recognized (July 8, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Villains take stage at library (July 8, 2015 issue)
• Senior Center News - 'Snap' presentation on qualifications planned (July 8, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Ted 2' proves waste of time (July 8, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Please me a 'Fourth' (July 1, 2015 issue)
• A Denney for Your Thoughts - You have to care (July 1, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Still time to join reading event (July 1, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Blackhat' likely worst movie directed by Michael Mann (July 1, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - I got lucky in my upbringing (June 24, 2015 issue)
• A Refreshing Knapp - Beach offers contest for worst burn (June 24, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Focus centers on superheroes (June 24, 2015 issue)
• Senior Center News - Smart phone, tablet tutorials offered (June 24, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Inside Out' brings originality (June 24, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - I'm quickly needing patience (June 17, 2015 issue)
• Habitat Happenings - Habitat seeks land for next family's home (June 17, 2015 issue)
• Ready, Willis and Able - Bee keeper shares bee tales (June 17, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Literary fathers impact lives (June 17, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Jurassic World' now crowned best of dinosaur series movies (June 17, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Many reflections in shine of show (June 10, 2015 issue)
• Hood's Winks - Honeymoon endures horse play (June 10, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Registration needed for programs (June 10, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Aloha' has much going for it, but comes up average (June 10, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Lots of areas open for learning (June 3, 2015 issue)
• Travel Talk - La Paz offers plenty to fall in love with (June 3, 2015 issue)
• A Denney for Your Thoughts - Flag Day is reminder of sacrifices (June 3, 2015 issue)
• Nerd's Eye View - Mad Max: Religion, feminism and the craziest guitarist you will ever see (June 3, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Many options ready for bored kids (June 3, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Tommorrowland' focuses on belief one can change the world (June 3, 2015 issue)
• Senior Center News - Upcoming trips planned (June 3, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Passover is much appreciated (May 27, 2015 issue)
• A Refreshing Knapp - Genealogy study can shake tree (May 27, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Holidays offer chance for reading (May 27, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Mad Max' is disturbing with no plot (May 27, 2015 issue)
• Senior Center News - Talk set to help with diversity (May 27, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - County has much to celebrate (May 20, 2015 issue)
• Ready, Willis and Able - Mystery quilt completed (May 20, 2015 issue)
• Travel Talk - Southern Spain brings blend (May 20, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Reading Program begins June 15 (May 20, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Hot Pursuit' falls short of entertaining (May 20, 2015 issue)
• Senior Center News - Thanks given for support during festival (May 20, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Gardening seems to grow on me (May 13, 2015 issue)
• Hood's Winks - Area adds to list of favorites (May 13, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Transfer migration taking place to change library data systems (May 13, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - Some TV shows offering interest worth watching (May 13, 2015 issue)
• Senior Center News - Specialties offered at festival (May 13, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Imagination Can Go a Long Way (May 6, 2015 issue)
• A Denney for Your Thoughts - Thoughtful gratitude: Hmmmm (May 6, 2015 issue)
• Travel Talk - Marrkech rated No. 1 destination (May 6, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - May brings many new offerings to patrons (May 6, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Age of Ultron' delivers (May 6, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Sometimes life gets too 'wordy' (April 29, 2015)
• Hood's Winks - Plan shows no mileage (April 29, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Book offers darker viewpoint than Grimm Brothers presented (April 29, 2015 issue)
• Senior Center News - Amedisys to share options (April 29, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - 'A Most Violent Year' brings less than expected to screen (April 29, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Friend sheds some 'light' on past (April 22, 2015 issue)
• A Refreshing Knapp - More to it than winning (April 22, 2015 issue)
• Travel Talk - Austin offers taste of south in diversity (April 22, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - New books, DVDs, audios starting to arrive at library (April 22, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - 'True Story' offers drama in purest sense of word (April 22, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Some memories can't be 'beet' (April 15, 2015 issue)
• Ready, Willis and Able - Preserve local farm history (April 15, 2015 issue)
• Habitat Happenings - Spring brings much activity for Habitat (April 15, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Library has many offerings at no charge to area residents (April 15, 2015 issue)
• Nerd's Eye View - Latest NYC visit encompasses various arts (April 15, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - "Furious 7' best of franchise (April 15, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Some settling may have occurred (April 8, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Story*Book Fair to promote literacy (April 8, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - Animation brings 'Home' message of friends, family (April 8, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Some things better left hidden (April 1, 2015 issue)
• A Denney for Your Thoughts - Prescription remains unfilled (April 1, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Library's book knowledge can prevent many April Fool pranks (April 1, 2015 issue)
• Senior Center News - Gospel music set for April 7 (April 1, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Gunman' leaves 'lukewarm' impression for action film (April 1, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - I am leaving well enough along (March 25, 2015 issue)
• A Refreshing Knapp - Spring sprouting all around (March 25, 2015 issue)
• Travel Talk - Nashville plays to tune of many interests (March 25, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Book stirs up past memories of Easter (March 25, 2015 issue)
• Senior Center News - Sewing group helps area needs (March 25, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Run All Night' holds viewer with fast-paced entertainment (March 25, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Communities had much in 'store' (March 18, 2015 issue)
• Ready, Willis and Able - Bartering becomes yerdling (March 18, 2015 issue)
• Habitat Happenings - Habitat brings helping hand to families (March 18, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Preparations now underway for move toward new system (March 18, 2015 issue)
• Move Night - Book far better than movie with 'Before I Go to Sleep' (March 18, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - I guess this will do in a pinch (March 11, 2015 issue)
• Travel Talk - Washington, D.C., offers more than politics (March 11, 2015 issues)
• Library Happenings - Patrons benefit with savings by using library's resources (March 11, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Focus' has plot twists, turns to keep viewers wondering (March 11, 2015 issue)
• Senior Center News - Clinic to prepare wills for free (March 11, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - There's no place like home (March 4, 2015 issue)
• A Denney for Your Thoughts - Chairwoman is loaded for bear (March 4, 2015 issue)
• LIbrary Happenings - Summer Reading Program plans theme centered around heroes (March 4, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Whiplash' becomes available after Oscars (March 4, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Weather outside is frightful (Feb. 25, 2015 issue)
• Travel Talk - Marseille offers different take on France (Feb. 25, 2015 issue)
• A Refreshing Knapp - Tips given for writing bestseller (Feb. 25, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Kingsman' pleasant surprise as gentlemanly secret agent (Feb. 25, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Book on Jane Franklin leads to listing of other classics (Feb. 25, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - First, a word from our sponsor (Feb. 18, 2015 issue)
• Ready, Willis and Able - Love has many forms (Feb. 18, 2015 issue)
• Travel Talk - Knoxville offers variety close to home (Feb. 18, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Busy month offers much with READing Paws return (Feb. 18, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Jupiter Ascending' geared toward science fiction nerd (Feb. 18, 2015 issue)
• Senior Center News - Talk to focus on whether property taxes can be lowered (Feb. 18, 2015 issue)
• Nerd's Eye View - 'Freak Show' curtain drops disappointment (Feb. 18, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Somehow, my heart isn't in it (Feb. 11, 2015 issue)
• Travel Talk - Valentine's Day offers many area option for good times (Feb. 11, 2015 issue)
• Hood's Winks - Life brings lots of questions (Feb. 11, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Changes coming with holds (Feb. 11, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Boyhood' chronicles 12 years of changes occurring in family (Feb. 11, 2015 issue)
• Senior Center News - Programs to focus on healthy heart (Feb. 11, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - How did I get here so quickly? (Feb. 4, 2015 issue)
• A Denney for Your Thoughts - Historic site brings fresh start (Feb. 4, 2015 issue)
• Travel Talk - Memphis offers something for every taste (Feb. 4, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Christian fiction popular with patrons (Feb. 4, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Foxcatcher' joins trend of movies based on true stories (Feb. 4, 2015 issue)
• Senior Center News - Billiards event beginning in February (Feb. 4, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Haggis now arriving at Gate 5 (Jan. 28, 2015 issue)
• Travel Talk - Tips offered for international travel case (Jan. 28, 2015 issue)
• A Refreshing Knapp - 'Softly' saying this on cancer (Jan. 28, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - 'American Sniper' brings real hero story to powerful movie (Jan. 28, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Library offers tutors online (Jan. 28, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Maybe I shouldn't eat that so late (Jan. 21, 2015 issue)
• Travel Talk - Cusco blends Quechua with Spanish culture (Jan. 21, 2015 issue)
• Ready, Willis and Able - Hunter blows his own horn (Jan. 21, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Library offers tax form options (Jan. 21, 2015 issue)
• Senior Center News - ETSU pharmacy students offer tips (Jan. 21, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Taken 3' brings entertainment, lacks sense (Jan. 21, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - I have some confessions to make (Jan. 14, 2015 issue)
• Travel Talk - Machu Picchu in breathtaking mystery (Jan. 14, 2015 issue)
• Hood's Winks - Some fuel given for thought (Jan. 14, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Masterpiece Theatre captures imagination in show (Jan. 14, 2015)
• Movie Night - 'Unbroken' shows human spirit (Jan. 14, 2015 issue)
• Nerds Eye View - New Year brings entertainment buzz (Jan. 14, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - New Year offers fresh approach (Jan. 7, 2015 issue)
• A Denney for Your Thoughts - Resolve to allow for reflecting (Jan. 7, 2015 issue)
• Travel Talk - Plan ahead for Machu Pichu (Jan. 7, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - Top 10 movie picks of 2014 (Jan. 7, 2015 issue)
• Senior Center News - Grant brings free exercise opportunities (Jan. 7, 2015 issue)
• Travel Talk - Many options found locally for welcoming in New Year (Dec. 31, 2014 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Santa's working under pressure (Dec. 31, 2014 issue)
• Hood's Winks - Can't miss elephant in room (Dec. 31, 2014 issue)
• Library Happenings - More staff picks announced (Dec. 31, 2014 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Night at the Museum' rated 'decent' (Dec. 31, 2014 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Gifts unwrapped all year long (Dec. 24, 2014 issue)
• Library Happenings - Staff names top picks for 2014 (Dec. 24, 2014 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Hobbit' delivers all for trilogy (Dec. 24, 2014 issue)
• Senior Center News - Center recruiting for chartered trip to Pigeon Forge (Dec. 24, 2014 issue)
• One Blue Nation - Students reached through fine arts (Dec. 24, 2014 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - My star doesn't shine so bright (Dec. 17, 2014 issue)
• Travel Talk - St. Augustine offers history and delivers lots of charm (Dec. 17, 2014 issue)
• Ready, Willis and Able - Train still fascinates in history (Dec. 17, 2014 issue)
• Library Happenings - New juvenile books arriving soon (Dec. 17, 2014 issue)
• Senior Center News - Center announces fashion show event (Dec. 17, 2014 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Exodus' entertaining but not accurate (Dec. 17, 2014)
• One Blue Nation - High school uses testing to improve (Dec. 17, 2014 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Luckily, I don't have everything (Dec. 10, 2014 issue)
• In the Stars - Stargazers have treat coming with Geminid meteor shower (Dec. 10, 2014 issue)
• Hood's Winks - Webinars bring new dimension (Dec. 10, 2014 issue)
• Library Happenings - Holiday memories stirred by books (Dec. 10, 2014 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Horrible Bosses 2' may be funniest of year (Dec. 10, 2014 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Santa, please bridge the gap (Dec. 3, 2014 issue)
• A Denney for Your Thoughts - Following No. 1 from land sea (Dec. 3, 2014 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Mockingjay' fills in middle of 'Hunger Games' trilogy (Dec. 3, 2014 issue)
• Library Happenings - Library looking forward to new books (Dec. 3, 2014 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Christmas is staring at me (Nov. 26, 2014 issue)
• A Refreshing Knapp - Life brings many odds to weigh (Nov. 26, 2014 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Interstallar' brings bold, massive scope to screen (Nov. 26, 2014 issue)
• Library Happenings - Bring home books for holiday reading (Nov. 26, 2014 issue)
• Senior Center News - Annual Christmas event set for Dec. 4, 5 (Nov. 26, 2014 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - 'Hats off' to an amazing lady
• Ready, Willis and Able - Bonnie continues to inspire (Nov. 19, 2014 issue)
• Library Happenings - Thanksgiving serves up side of reading (Nov. 19, 2014 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Big Hero 6' falls short of earning its super status
• County Chatter - Cains Trio has multi sounds in new release (Nov. 19, 2014)
• Nerd's Eye View - Fall TV offerings bring 'Dead' to life (Nov. 19, 2014 issue)
• One Blue Nation - Faculty turns to employers for input (Nov. 19, 2014 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Nice to Know We're Missed (Nov. 12, 2014 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk – Visits more "Ben"eficial to me (Nov. 5, 2014 issue)
• From the Publishers Desk - Learning fun beyond the book (Oct. 29, 2014 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Clowning around not always fun (Oct. 22, 2014 issue)