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Jan Runions

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E-Mail Address: jrunions@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: (423)626-3222

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Every hero has a story

Whether holding a glossy paged book or viewing a computer screen, today's youth are very much interested in the written word. Books have the power to lift young minds from the everyday and into a world where knights slay dragons and princesses have the power to freeze landscapes. This year, three to 12 year olds will have the chance to delve into

The Claiborne County School Board is moving forward with one of its plans to conserve energy. The board unanimously approved the creation of an energy savings coordinator position last week, with the apparent hope the salary paid to that person will be a drop in the bucket to the amount of dollars saved in energy consumption.
The board gave its th

BOE to hire energy savings coordinator

The Claiborne County School Board is moving forward with one of its plans to conserve energy. The board unanimously approved the creation of an energy savings coordinator position last week, with the apparent hope the salary paid to that person will be a drop in the bucket to the amount of dollars saved in energy consumption. The board gave its th

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 an omission or other error, please contact the appropriate agency. As addresses are not always included in these reports, some misidentification can occur with individuals having the same name as others.

Public Records

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 an omission or other error, please contact the appropriate agency. As addresses are not always included in these reports, some misidentification can occur with individuals having the same name as others.

The industrious honey bee is a multi-tasker. The busy little fellows spend their lives preserving a substantial chunk of the food supply via the pollination of over 130,000 plants for human and animal consumption.
The by-product of that busy bee world is a nutritious answer to sweetening – honey.
In recent years, the honey bee has fought an

The buzz for honey

The industrious honey bee is a multi-tasker. The busy little fellows spend their lives preserving a substantial chunk of the food supply via the pollination of over 130,000 plants for human and animal consumption. The by-product of that busy bee world is a nutritious answer to sweetening – honey. In recent years, the honey bee has fought an

Claiborne in line for FEMA funds

The brutal batch of snow storms that gripped much of the state in February left in its wake substantial damages locally. Nevertheless, Claiborne and eight other counties found themselves out of the loop for federally-funded recovery assistance during initial assessments. A second assessment seems to have done the trick, however, in that those nine

McAfee hears more criminal pleas

Circuit Court Judge John McAfee recently stepped in to pinch-hit for Judge Shayne Sexton during recent plea hearings in Claiborne Criminal Court. David Cody Johnson, 26, charged with burglary other than a habitation, vandalism over $1,000 and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage over $500, was sentenced to a split confinement of t

The much-anticipated Powell River Regatta drew some 57 eager kayakers and canoeists from Tennessee and other parts of the country and they could not have had better weather for the 12-mile long excursion down the pristine waterway on Saturday.
The Regatta, which kicked off National Tourism Week in Claiborne County, drew nothing but praise from par

Regatta scores glorious weather, reviews

The much-anticipated Powell River Regatta drew some 57 eager kayakers and canoeists from Tennessee and other parts of the country and they could not have had better weather for the 12-mile long excursion down the pristine waterway on Saturday. The Regatta, which kicked off National Tourism Week in Claiborne County, drew nothing but praise from par

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 an omission or other error, please contact the appropriate agency. As addresses are not always included in these reports, some misidentification can occur with individuals having the same name as others.

Public Records

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 an omission or other error, please contact the appropriate agency. As addresses are not always included in these reports, some misidentification can occur with individuals having the same name as others.

The much-anticipated Powell River Regatta drew some 57 eager kayakers and canoeists from Tennessee and other parts of the country and they could not have had better weather for the 12-mile long excursion down the pristine waterway on Saturday.
The Regatta, which kicked off National Tourism Week in Claiborne County, drew nothing but praise from par

Regatta scores glorious weather, reviews

The much-anticipated Powell River Regatta drew some 57 eager kayakers and canoeists from Tennessee and other parts of the country and they could not have had better weather for the 12-mile long excursion down the pristine waterway on Saturday. The Regatta, which kicked off National Tourism Week in Claiborne County, drew nothing but praise from par

Circuit Court Judge John McAfee recently stepped in to pinch-hit for Judge Shayne Sexton during a recent session of Claiborne County Criminal Court. McAfee handled several plea agreements, including one for Gregory David Brown, 36, charged with aggravated assault, child abuse and neglect.
Brown was denied alternative sentencing and will serve four

McAfee handles criminal pleas

Circuit Court Judge John McAfee recently stepped in to pinch-hit for Judge Shayne Sexton during a recent session of Claiborne County Criminal Court. McAfee handled several plea agreements, including one for Gregory David Brown, 36, charged with aggravated assault, child abuse and neglect. Brown was denied alternative sentencing and will serve four

A request by the owners of Charley's Oasis could net substantial changes to the way in which Harrogate handles beer sales. Those wishing a cold one could very well have the opportunity to purchase their favorite indulgence on Sundays and election days.
The board of Mayor and Aldermen (BMA) adopted on first reading an ordinance amending current cit

Harrogate plans Sunday, election day beer sales

A request by the owners of Charley's Oasis could net substantial changes to the way in which Harrogate handles beer sales. Those wishing a cold one could very well have the opportunity to purchase their favorite indulgence on Sundays and election days. The board of Mayor and Aldermen (BMA) adopted on first reading an ordinance amending current cit

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 an omission or other error, please contact the appropriate agency. As addresses are not always included in these reports, some misidentification can occur with individuals having the same name as others.

Public Records

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 an omission or other error, please contact the appropriate agency. As addresses are not always included in these reports, some misidentification can occur with individuals having the same name as others.

Members of the Claiborne County Correctional Partnership Act Committee, commonly known as the jail committee, are forging ahead with plans to expand the Claiborne County Jail.
The controversial expansion project seems to be alive and well as the committee moved forward last week with minor tweaks to the latest drawings.
Peter Ludman with Cope Ass

Jail committee revises expansion plans

Members of the Claiborne County Correctional Partnership Act Committee, commonly known as the jail committee, are forging ahead with plans to expand the Claiborne County Jail. The controversial expansion project seems to be alive and well as the committee moved forward last week with minor tweaks to the latest drawings. Peter Ludman with Cope Ass

Family and friends of the late Karen Freeman may now find a bit of peace in a case spanning nearly three years.
Kevin Edward Trent, 30, lost his bid on April 20 for alternative sentencing and now faces eight years confinement in the Tennessee Department of Corrections for the May 3, 2012, vehicular homicide.
Trent was initially charged with vehic

Trent pleads guilty to vehicular homicide

Family and friends of the late Karen Freeman may now find a bit of peace in a case spanning nearly three years. Kevin Edward Trent, 30, lost his bid on April 20 for alternative sentencing and now faces eight years confinement in the Tennessee Department of Corrections for the May 3, 2012, vehicular homicide. Trent was initially charged with vehic

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 an omission or other error, please contact the appropriate agency. As addresses are not always included in these reports, some misidentification can occur with individuals having the same name as others.

Public Records

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 an omission or other error, please contact the appropriate agency. As addresses are not always included in these reports, some misidentification can occur with individuals having the same name as others.

By a vote of 16 to four, Ronnie Pittman moved from acting to interim County Road Superintendent. The Claiborne Commission apparently decided to honor the wishes of the late Bill Fultz who, according to commissioner Shawn Peters, expressed a desire before his death to see Pittman take over the reins of the County Road Department.
The short list of

Pittman new county road superintendent

By a vote of 16 to four, Ronnie Pittman moved from acting to interim County Road Superintendent. The Claiborne Commission apparently decided to honor the wishes of the late Bill Fultz who, according to commissioner Shawn Peters, expressed a desire before his death to see Pittman take over the reins of the County Road Department. The short list of

Grand Jury indictments continue

The Claiborne County Grand Jury returned several superseding or repeat indictments during its latest session due to a technical defect in the original true bills. The jury also issued bills for the first time on several suspects. One of those superseding indictments was for Christina Lee Surber, 36, charged with allegedly driving under the influen

Estep accepts plea agreements

Judge Robert Estep accepted several plea agreements during recent hearings in Claiborne County Sessions Court. Carlos Roscoe Dove, 31, charged with assault, was sentenced to 11 months, 29 days ETHRA supervised probation. Dove must pay at least $75 per month in court costs and fines. He must complete a batterer's intervention program and must have

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 an omission or other error, please contact the appropriate agency. As addresses are not always included in these reports, some misidentification can occur with individuals having the same name as others.

Public Records

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 an omission or other error, please contact the appropriate agency. As addresses are not always included in these reports, some misidentification can occur with individuals having the same name as others.





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