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Marisa Anders

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Claiborne County officials are on the lookout for a missing girl who is a student at Bell County High School.
According to Sheriff David Ray, deputies with the Claiborne County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) are searching for Ashley Cantrell, 16.
Ray said Cantrell is believed to be with her older sister and some men in Claiborne County.
“We've se

Search on for missing girl

Claiborne County officials are on the lookout for a missing girl who is a student at Bell County High School. According to Sheriff David Ray, deputies with the Claiborne County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) are searching for Ashley Cantrell, 16. Ray said Cantrell is believed to be with her older sister and some men in Claiborne County. “We've se

Church Events

DEADLINE: The deadline for submitting Area Happenings, Church Events, Reunions or Society items is Thursday at noon. Appalachian Aglow Appalachian Aglow meets bi-monthly at the home of Lisa Leonard in New Tazewell. If interested, call 865-585-0091 for directions and information. Christian Counseling Services Available Emmaus Centre for Christia

Area Happenings

DEADLINE: The deadline for submitting Area Happenings, Church Events, Reunions or Society items is Thursday at noon. See our website each week for a full listing of local governmental meetings: www.claiborneprogress.net. American Legion Post #109 All veterans are invited to attend monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month. Activities b

Local law enforcement officials announced Wednesday that several cattle theft cases have been solved.
A Claiborne County man is being sought in connection with the theft of approximately 12 cattle, with cases dating back to 2013, according to Detective Gary Ruskowski of the Claiborne County Sheriff's Office (CCSO).
Warrants are in the process of

Suspect sought in cattle theft cases

Local law enforcement officials announced Wednesday that several cattle theft cases have been solved. A Claiborne County man is being sought in connection with the theft of approximately 12 cattle, with cases dating back to 2013, according to Detective Gary Ruskowski of the Claiborne County Sheriff's Office (CCSO). Warrants are in the process of

Area Happenings

DEADLINE: The deadline for submitting Area Happenings, Church Events, Reunions or Society items is Thursday at noon. See our website each week for a full listing of local governmental meetings: www.claiborneprogress.net. American Legion Post #109 All veterans are invited to attend monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month. Activities b

Church Events

DEADLINE: The deadline for submitting Area Happenings, Church Events, Reunions or Society items is Thursday at noon. Appalachian Aglow Appalachian Aglow meets bi-monthly at the home of Lisa Leonard in New Tazewell. If interested, call 865-585-0091 for directions and information. Christian Counseling Services Available Emmaus Centre for Christia

U.S. Congressman John Duncan Jr. paid a visit to Claiborne County Tuesday, much to the delight of students at the two schools he visited.
His visit to the area was part of a district work week, during which the U.S. House of Representatives isn't in session but they are expected to work and visit the people in their district.
Duncan's first stop

Congressman visits Claiborne schools

U.S. Congressman John Duncan Jr. paid a visit to Claiborne County Tuesday, much to the delight of students at the two schools he visited. His visit to the area was part of a district work week, during which the U.S. House of Representatives isn't in session but they are expected to work and visit the people in their district. Duncan's first stop

U.S. Congressman John Duncan Jr. paid a visit to Claiborne County Tuesday, much to the delight of students at the two schools he visited.
His visit to the area was part of a district work week, during which the U.S. House of Representatives isn't in session but they are expected to work and visit the people in their district.
Duncan's first stop

Congressman visits Claiborne schools

U.S. Congressman John Duncan Jr. paid a visit to Claiborne County Tuesday, much to the delight of students at the two schools he visited. His visit to the area was part of a district work week, during which the U.S. House of Representatives isn't in session but they are expected to work and visit the people in their district. Duncan's first stop

A truck landed in Norris Lake the evening of March 7 after running off of Lone Mountain Road.
The truck, which was traveling west on the road, spun around after leaving the road to end up facing east in the lake, according to witnesses. The truck was submerged to the bottom of the windows.
At approximately 8:06 p.m., emergency officials were call

Updated: Truck lands in Norris Lake

A truck landed in Norris Lake the evening of March 7 after running off of Lone Mountain Road. The truck, which was traveling west on the road, spun around after leaving the road to end up facing east in the lake, according to witnesses. The truck was submerged to the bottom of the windows. At approximately 8:06 p.m., emergency officials were call

The First Baptist Church (FBC) of New Tazewell has distributed food for years from their church pantry. They have recently partnered with several local agencies to open a center to serve all of Claiborne County residents.
Groups from Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Little Mulberry Church, Second Harvest Food Bank, Claiborne County Commission, individu

Local church leads formation of ministry center for county

The First Baptist Church (FBC) of New Tazewell has distributed food for years from their church pantry. They have recently partnered with several local agencies to open a center to serve all of Claiborne County residents. Groups from Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Little Mulberry Church, Second Harvest Food Bank, Claiborne County Commission, individu

A local man wanted in connection with several investigations was apprehended by the Claiborne County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) March 6.
Christopher L. Gilbert, 26, of Tazewell, was arrested Friday and jailed on several charges.
According to lead investigator Det. Gary Ruskowski, Gilbert is the suspect in at least four investigations.
On Feb. 7, an

Local man arrested in connection with several investigations

A local man wanted in connection with several investigations was apprehended by the Claiborne County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) March 6. Christopher L. Gilbert, 26, of Tazewell, was arrested Friday and jailed on several charges. According to lead investigator Det. Gary Ruskowski, Gilbert is the suspect in at least four investigations. On Feb. 7, an

A truck landed in Norris Lake Saturday evening after running off of Lone Mountain Road.
The truck, which was traveling west on the road, spun around after leaving the road to end up facing east in the lake. The truck was submerged to the bottom of the windows.
At approximately 8:10 p.m., emergency officials were called to the scene. The Claiborne

Truck lands in Norris Lake

A truck landed in Norris Lake Saturday evening after running off of Lone Mountain Road. The truck, which was traveling west on the road, spun around after leaving the road to end up facing east in the lake. The truck was submerged to the bottom of the windows. At approximately 8:10 p.m., emergency officials were called to the scene. The Claiborne

The Eighth Judicial Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force is under investigation at the request of District Attorney General Jared Effler.
According to a news release from the Eighth Judicial District office, Effler “has requested the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury to conduct a complete investiga

Eighth Judicial Drug Task Force under investigation

The Eighth Judicial Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force is under investigation at the request of District Attorney General Jared Effler. According to a news release from the Eighth Judicial District office, Effler “has requested the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury to conduct a complete investiga

Church Events

DEADLINE: The deadline for submitting Area Happenings, Church Events, Reunions or Society items is Thursday at noon. Appalachian Aglow Appalachian Aglow meets bi-monthly at the home of Lisa Leonard in New Tazewell. If interested, call 865-585-0091 for directions and information. Chittum Chapel Baptist Church The youth group of Chittum Chapel Ba

A Tazewell man was arrested Tuesday afternoon as the result of a sting by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
The FBI, with assistance from local authorities, presented a search warrant at the Essary Road home of George Maloney, 41.
According to an affidavit from the Claiborne County General Sessions Court, FBI agent Kevin Ford executed th

FBI investigation nets arrest in Tazewell

A Tazewell man was arrested Tuesday afternoon as the result of a sting by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The FBI, with assistance from local authorities, presented a search warrant at the Essary Road home of George Maloney, 41. According to an affidavit from the Claiborne County General Sessions Court, FBI agent Kevin Ford executed th

Jared Effler, Eighth District Attorney General, will be the guest of honor at the sixth annual Boy Scouts of America Claiborne County Good Scout Award Dinner.
Marty Cosby, chairman for the dinner, made the recent announcement.
The ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. March 24 at the Twin City Baptist Church, located at 1409 Tazewell Road in Tazewell.

Effler to be honored by Boy Scouts

Jared Effler, Eighth District Attorney General, will be the guest of honor at the sixth annual Boy Scouts of America Claiborne County Good Scout Award Dinner. Marty Cosby, chairman for the dinner, made the recent announcement. The ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. March 24 at the Twin City Baptist Church, located at 1409 Tazewell Road in Tazewell.

Are you ready to get healthy?
Biggest Loser 10 will begin on March 12 at the Servolution Health Services location. Registration will be from 4-8 p.m.
This successful local program has helped hundreds of people in the tri-state area to lose weight and become healthier.
This round will see some changes, not only in the location of the program.
&#

Biggest Loser slated to begin soon

Are you ready to get healthy? Biggest Loser 10 will begin on March 12 at the Servolution Health Services location. Registration will be from 4-8 p.m. This successful local program has helped hundreds of people in the tri-state area to lose weight and become healthier. This round will see some changes, not only in the location of the program. &#

Just as area residents are beginning to see the ground again after recent winter weather pounded the region, more winter weather is expected to move in midweek.
According to a Monday afternoon briefing by the National Weather Service in Morristown, moderate to heavy rain is expected Monday night through Wednesday. Flooding is possible with the sno

Weather woes continue for many

Just as area residents are beginning to see the ground again after recent winter weather pounded the region, more winter weather is expected to move in midweek. According to a Monday afternoon briefing by the National Weather Service in Morristown, moderate to heavy rain is expected Monday night through Wednesday. Flooding is possible with the sno

Area Happenings

DEADLINE: The deadline for submitting Area Happenings, Church Events, Reunions or Society items is Thursday at noon. See our website each week for a full listing of local governmental meetings: www.claiborneprogress.net. American Legion Post #109 All veterans are invited to attend monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month. Activities b

Church Events

DEADLINE: The deadline for submitting Area Happenings, Church Events, Reunions or Society items is Thursday at noon. Appalachian Aglow Appalachian Aglow meets bi-monthly at the home of Lisa Leonard in New Tazewell. If interested, call 865-585-0091 for directions and information. Benefit Singing, Supper, Silent Auction There will be A Night of W





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