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Jan Runions

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

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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.

It looks as though the public may not get the chance to officially decide whether to pursue the project to expand the Claiborne County Jail. The County Commission tabled a resolution Monday evening, sponsored by commissioner Charlton Vass, that called for an advisory referendum vote on the matter.
However, the lone wolf issue seems to have picked

Jail: To referendum or not?

It looks as though the public may not get the chance to officially decide whether to pursue the project to expand the Claiborne County Jail. The County Commission tabled a resolution Monday evening, sponsored by commissioner Charlton Vass, that called for an advisory referendum vote on the matter. However, the lone wolf issue seems to have picked

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

Once upon a time, railroads were the favorite mode of transportation, providing a comfortable passage for travelers while transporting all manner of goods across regional divides.
Thriving towns popped into existence alongside the newly constructed tracks as the system pushed ever deeper into the rural areas in its quest to crisscross the nation.

Tazewell, New Tazewell to become one?

Once upon a time, railroads were the favorite mode of transportation, providing a comfortable passage for travelers while transporting all manner of goods across regional divides. Thriving towns popped into existence alongside the newly constructed tracks as the system pushed ever deeper into the rural areas in its quest to crisscross the nation.

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.

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

Valedictorian, salutatorian qualifications to change

The graduating class of 2018 will be reaching a bit higher for the brass ring to qualify as valedictorian and salutatorian. The Claiborne County School Board approved amendments to the new criteria during its regular monthly meeting last week. Qualifying students must now reach the ACT benchmark scores without working remedial courses into the mi

Grand jury returns indictments

What has been characterized as a technical defect forced members of the latest Claiborne Grand Jury to sit through numerous cases previously heard during three sessions spanning the last third of 2014. The 8th Judicial District Attorney General's office apparently decided to dismiss the cases without prejudice. It looks as though the decision was

The Claiborne County Grand Jury spent a substantial amount of time on April 8 indicting numerous suspects a second time. The second go around could have been avoided if a technical defect in those initial true bills issued the final third of last year had been caught and corrected.
One of the suspects, alleged rapist Marty R. Rouse, was given a te

Rouse indicted: Second go around

The Claiborne County Grand Jury spent a substantial amount of time on April 8 indicting numerous suspects a second time. The second go around could have been avoided if a technical defect in those initial true bills issued the final third of last year had been caught and corrected. One of the suspects, alleged rapist Marty R. Rouse, was given a te

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.

Gliding along 12 miles of the scenic Powell River as it meanders along majestic trees and lush foliage will introduce participants of the first annual Powell River Kayak and Canoe Regatta to a corner of the natural beauty that is Claiborne County.
The ten-category race, the first official function of the year for the Claiborne Tourism Commission,

Going to the River

Gliding along 12 miles of the scenic Powell River as it meanders along majestic trees and lush foliage will introduce participants of the first annual Powell River Kayak and Canoe Regatta to a corner of the natural beauty that is Claiborne County. The ten-category race, the first official function of the year for the Claiborne Tourism Commission,

County to celebrate National Library Week

The times, they are a-changing, and the numerous libraries across the nation are transitioning to meet the new demands. The days of simply warehousing books and periodicals are gone. In its stead, the modern county library is closing the digital divide and leveling the playing field by providing free access to information and technologies. The Cl

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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