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Local artist featured at LMU Art Gallery

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Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) senior Christine Hickman officially became an artist only recently. However, those visiting her senior display at the LMU Gap Art Center are likely to be surprised at this news.Upon walking into the gallery, visitors are taken back with the rows of one-of-a-kind Coca-Cola themed artwork displayed all over the walls. Among the pieces are several vintage themed paintings, a wind chime made from a bottle and caps as well as a two piece floor to ceiling painting that began as one piece but had to be cut in half when the artist could not transport it in her car.


Jackets outslug Bobcats 19-13

A combination of some pretty good offense and defense that was shaky at times led to a run-scoring explosion in Monday’s Bell County vs. Middlesboro baseball game.In the end, the Jackets had a bit more firepower as Brandon Hale, Cole Frazier and John Millett all hit home runs and Tyler Yoakum drove in five on three hits in a wild 19-13 win over the Bobcats.

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How to go green at the grocery store

While adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle might seem like a major commitment, many people find such an endeavor is far easier than they initially expected, as some relatively minor modifications here or there can make a substantial impact on the environment.One of the easiest ways to go green is to make more eco-friendly choices at the grocery store. Shopping for and preparing meals can be done in an eco-friendly way, and men and women will be happy to know they’re not only ma...

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Daily Bible Thought — April 22

One act of kindness may teach more about the love of God than many sermons.By the name of Jesus…, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. — Acts 4:10

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Today in History — April 22

By the Associated PressToday is Tuesday, April 22, the 112th day of 2014. There are 253 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On April 22, 1864, Congress authorized the use of the phrase “In God We Trust” on U.S. coins.On this date:In 1889, the Oklahoma Land Rush began at noon as thousands of homesteaders staked claims.In 1912, the United States C...

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SAC Softball Tournament starts Thursday at LMU

HARROGATE, Tenn. — A champion will be crowned on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University later this week, as the 2014 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Softball Championship is set to be held on the grounds of Dorothy Neely Field April 24-27.The regular-season schedule tidied up this past weekend, officially ushering in the onset of the postseason. The top eight teams in the final SAC standings earned a bid to the 2014 Food Lion SAC Championship, which begins on Thursday....

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Lady Panthers take two at Claiborne

NEW TAZEWELL, Tenn. — The Cumberland Gap Lady Panthers swept two games from rival Claiborne on Friday. CGHS rolled to a 21-2 win in game one, but had to rally for three runs in the bottom of the sixth to pull out an 11-10 win in game two.Senior shortstop Katelyn McCarty led a potent Lady Panther offense in the opener. She went 5-for-5 with a triple, scored four runs and drove in one. Junior catcher Tessa Pittman nearly matched her with a 4-for-5 game that included two doubles...

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Changes made to Bell district staffing policy

Title I Supervisor Jeff Saylor addressed the Bell County Board of Education during a recent meeting to discuss the district staffing policy.Saylor said administrators felt the issue needed to be brought back to the board. That decision came from a meeting on the budget he had with Finance Director Steve Silcox and Superintendent Yvonne Gilliam.One change made to district policy concerned four rotating teacher positions. Saylor asked the board to abolish three of them, wi...

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Horne charged with 3rd-degree rape

Middlesboro Police Department officers arrested a man on Saturday after he allegedly was found naked with a 15-year-old girl.Edward Christopher Horne, 21, of Pineville, was arrested by Officer Justin Barton and charged with third-degree rape.According to the arrest citation, Horne was found with the teenager in a camper on Exeter Avenue. He was being held at the Bell County Detention Center on a $50,000 cash bond.In other police news, a Cumberland Gap, Tenn., ...

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5K Literacy Run

The Bell County Council on Literacy will be hosting a 3R 5K Run on May 10 to benefit area learning centers and outreach reading programs in Bell County.BCCL provides educational opportunities for individuals and families to combat illiteracy. The council has opened two educational sites in Middlesboro and Pineville which focus on reading skills, adult education and general education diplomas for students.Because nearly 48 percent of the adults in Bell County read below a...

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Children gather for Fish Fest

Photos by Ray Welch|Daily NewsMiddlesboro Postal Supervisor Chris Arnett and his daughter enjoy a nice day of fishing during Fish Fest on Saturday.Jordan Partin, of Middlesboro, stands with a fish he caught during the event on Saturday.

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Artisans sought for ‘Gathering in the Gap’ Music Festival

BIG STONE GAP, Va. — The Artisans Committee of the 2014 “Gathering in the Gap” Music Festival invite regional artisans to create, display and sell their works at the annual festival on May 17.Artisans will be selected for high quality and outstanding work for the mutual benefit of all participants. The festival is located in and around the historic grounds of the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park in Big Stone Gap, Va., and vendor space is limited....

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Letter to the Editor

Editor,Today, Girls Scouts throughout the eastern half of Kentucky will honor their volunteers on Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day during National Volunteer Week.Our dedicated leaders give their time on a weekly basis to plan and lead fun, educational Girl Scout troop meetings and field trips.

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Stay connected with state lawmakers

FRANKFORT – When the final gavel falls on a legislative session, it’s often seen as a time to start looking back – a chance to review what passed, what failed, who won and who lost.We’ve had a few days for such assessments since the 2014 Kentucky General Assembly adjourned. So, now, let’s turn our gaze forward and see the ways lawmakers’ recent work will touch Kentuckians’ lives in the days and years to come.School kids across th...

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Tenn. fire marshal urges caution with oxygen

The presence of portable, medical oxygen in Tennessee homes has grown over the past decade, and so has the need for education about the fire hazards associated with its use. Medical oxygen adds a higher percentage of oxygen to the air a patient breathes. If a fire starts in an oxygen-enriched area, the material affected will burn more quickly.“When more oxygen is present, any fire that starts will burn hotter and faster than usual,” State Fire Marshal and Commerce & Ins...

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Home Federal Bank hosts LMU art exhibit

The Home Federal Bank branch in Harrogate, Tenn. is hosting an exhibit of artwork created by Lincoln Memorial University’s Introduction to Painting class. The works created by Professor Elissa Graff’s students are on display in the Home Federal Bank lobby in Harrogate.“We’re excited to showcase the paintings created by our LMU neighbors,” said Jamie McCune, vice president/Harragate market manager.“The exhibit is up for one month, and m...

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Maj. George Gibson attends District IV Regent’s Club

The Maj. George Gibson chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was represented by Linda Lawson and Charlotte Brooks at the District IV Regent’s Club meeting at the Food City Community Room in Bristol on April 8.The meeting was called to order by President Elinor Farmer, of the Count Pulaski chapter. During the opening ritual, the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Bobbie Jo Wampler, the American’s Creed was led by Rose Lester and the National Anthem was led by ...

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Police release 911 call in hunter shooting death

MANCHESTER (AP) — Investigators have released the 911 call made after two turkey hunters were shot in Clay County.WYMT-TV reports Chad Bullock was hunting in the Fogertown community with the two who were hit with a shotgun blast. Bullock was not injured and called 911. The call starts by Bullock telling the dispatcher his two friends have been shot and are in “bad pain.”Later, he says of the shooting, “I don’t know if they co...

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