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  • Nine new Hamblen County School Resource Officers sworn in
    The newly formed School Resource Officers Unit at the Hamblen County Sheriff’s Office welcomed their first round of SROs on July 26. They were officially sworn-in by the Honorable Douglas Collins. They include: Devon Gillett; Samuel Swatzell; Mark Holbert; Justin Wenger; […]
  • Walters State To Honor Yoakum with Building Name
    Walters State Community College will honor business leader and philanthropist Eleanor Yoakum by naming the main building on the college’s Claiborne County Campus in her honor. The official naming ceremony is at 10 a.m. on July 19 in the building’s auditorium. The public is […]
  • Safe Kids initiative advances equity in child passenger safety and bike safety
    Washington, DC (Summer 2023) – Safe Kids Worldwide and AAA’s Auto Club Group Foundation are proud to announce a new partnership to advance equity in child passenger and bicycle safety. The overall goal of the partnership is to educate families and provide car seats, booster […]
  • Senior Farmer’s Market fruit/vegetable voucher details announced
    MORRISTOWN, Tenn. – The Hamblen County Health Department announced today the upcoming Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program for 2023. For the 20th consecutive year, adults aged 60 years and above who live in Hamblen County and meet income guidelines are eligible to […]
  • AAA: The 100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers Have Begun
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Summer 2023) — Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and a dangerous time of year for young drivers. Nationwide, more than 30 percent of deaths involving teen drivers occur during what’s called the “100 Deadliest Days” – a period that runs from […]
  • State Litter Study: More than 88 million pieces of litter still exist on the state’s public roads
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and Keep Tennessee Beautiful (KTNB) today released data from its 2022 Tennessee Statewide Litter Study. Engineering firm Burns & McDonnell conducted the study to provide a comprehensive understanding […]
  • Newport native onboard missile destroyer in Philippines
    PHILIPPINE SEA  U.S. Navy Sonar Technician (Surface) 3rd Class Scottie Hicks, from Newport, Tenn., is participating in a combat systems training team evolution aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73). Decatur, part of the Nimitz Carrier […]


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