Updated April 16, 2015 03:14:22 PM
English, Moorhouse chosen as finalists

Unicoi County Board of Education members have a plan in place in hopes of having a new diraector of schools by the middle of May.

The field of candidates applying for the superintendent job for the Unicoi County School System was trimmed down from nine to two during a work session held on Monday, April 13.

Of the nine, current county employee John English and former Morristown-Hamblen High School principal, Jeff Moorhouse, received the majority of support from the board members during the work session and were chosen as the two finalists for the position. More...


Updated April 16, 2015 03:13:47 PM
Powers elected as president of state council

The state of Tennessee has a member of Unicoi County High School’s student council leading the way for the upcoming year.

Carter Powers, a junior at UCHS, was named the state’s student council president during the Tennessee Association of Student Councils (TASC) convention this weekend at Soddy Daisy High School in Chattanooga.

The TSAC is an organization used to promote the student council movement by high schools across the state and strives to further leadership training and good citizenship for students, according to the organization’s website.  More...


Updated April 16, 2015 03:12:46 PM
Awning being built to protect monuments

Five years of work and planning are starting to take form at the Veterans Memorial Park in Erwin.

Members of the Unicoi County Highway Department aided in renovations on Wednesday, April 8, by cementing holes on the property.

“This is a bit of a family gathering for me,” said Road Superintendent Terry Haynes, a fifth-generation military member of his family, in regards to the park.  More...


Updated April 09, 2015 02:09:29 PM
Hiker's Jamboree set for May 2

Unicoi County residents and visitors are invited to discover Rocky Fork State Park – Tennessee’s newest state park – during the inaugural Hiker’s Jamboree set for Saturday, May 2.

According to information provided by Tim Pharis, a park ranger in the Tennessee State Parks system, the event will include many guided hikes by expert naturalists.

“Each hike and each talk will be a chance to explore a different facet of Rocky Fork’s unique natural and cultural history,” Pharis reported. “Topics will range from stream habitats to spring wildflowers, from traditional music to star gazing.” More...


Updated April 02, 2015 12:07:20 PM
EPD: Suspect killed himself

The search for a man wanted in connection with the death of his mother ended with the discovery of his body in a remote area of Unicoi County.

Erwin Police Chief Regan Tilson told The Erwin Record that the body of James H. Peery, III, was found along the Nolichucky River, more than a mile from Unaka Springs, on Sunday, March 29. The body had been spotted by a kayaker who notified local law enforcement agencies.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found that Peery had died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, Tilson said. Both EPD and Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department officers responded to the scene, which Tilson described as “very secluded.” More...


Updated April 02, 2015 12:06:32 PM
Nine seeking director's position

The deadline to submit applications to be the next director of schools in Unicoi County came and went on Friday, March 27, with nine individuals submitting themselves as candidates for the position.

According to information from the school system, two current system employees and county residents – John English and Mike Lamie – and two former system employees – William Nuss and Jeff Moorhouse – have applied for the job.

English has served as the system’s director of federal programs since 2012. Prior to taking this position, he was an assistant principal and principal at Unicoi County Middle School. English graduated from East Tennessee State University in 1997 and received his master’s in administrative supervision from Lincoln Memorial University in 2002. More...


Updated April 02, 2015 12:05:46 PM
Erwin club celebrates anniversaries

One of the state’s largest branches of the Kiwanis Club recently had the opportunity to showcase over 90 years of work to the community last week.

The Erwin Kiwanis Club celebrated the 100th year anniversary of Kiwanis International and its own 94th year of existence with a celebration at Erwin Town Hall on Friday, March 27.

During the evening, Kiwanis members welcomed members of the community with cake, coffee and booths set up with information on the club and slide shows of previous events from over the years. More...


Updated March 26, 2015 02:44:35 PM
Community asked to support to support Tayla

Tayla Smith is not letting Aplastic Anemia keep her down.

Tayla’s family spent the afternoon on Monday, March 23, at Fishery Park in Erwin as Tayla, brother, Trenton, and the rest of her family took in the day enjoying the activities on the playground.

It was a day without treatment, a day with no worries and mother, Felicia, is hoping her daughter’s story will inspire others. More...


Updated March 26, 2015 02:43:32 PM
Community rallies around family who lost home in blaze

After a fire engulfed their home on March 17, the Cole family from Unicoi has nothing but thanks for community members.

The family has received an outpouring of support since losing all their possessions in the blaze and it was evident during an event held at Teddy Bear Lane in Erwin on Saturday, March 20.

Lacie Barrett and husband, Matthew, helped organize a box truck to load donated materials for the Coles for a storage unit in Piney Flats, free of charge for three months. More...


Updated March 26, 2015 02:41:24 PM
Bennett resigns as assessor

The Unicoi County Commission unanimously accepted the resignation of Patsy Bennett as the county’s assessor of property during its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, March 23.

Bennett submitted her resignation in a letter dated March 17 and addressed to County Mayor Greg Lynch. The letter follows in its entirety:

“It is with great sorrow that I must inform you that I am resigning from my office of tax assessor of Unicoi County effective April 2, 2015. As you know I have not been in the office since late October because of my illness. I have kept in touch with the office making sure that it was running well, as well as doing some work from home. I have a good staff who served the citizens well in my absence. My hope was that my health would improve to the point that I could fulfill my obligations, but it was not meant to be. More...


Updated March 19, 2015 03:31:38 PM
Clouse chosen as interim director

A familiar face is now in charge of the Unicoi County School System.

During a meeting on Thursday, March 12, the Unicoi County Board of Education unanimously voted to appoint Tommy Clouse as its interim director of schools.

All members of the board were present at the meeting. More...


Updated March 19, 2015 03:30:54 PM
Contract options awarded to NFS

Millions of dollars in contract options were recently awarded to Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. (NFS).

According to a press release issued by the Babcock & Wilcox Company, the parent company of NFS, NFS received contract options from the U.S. Department of Energy, Naval Reactors Laboratory Field Office for work that will total $169 million.

In March 2014, NFS received a $302 million contract from the same office for fuel and materials services. According to the press release, the $169 million contract options were awarded under the $302 million contract. More...


Updated March 19, 2015 03:29:37 PM
Forney hired as public works director

Riki Forney is no stranger to the area and will be part of the Town of Erwin for years to come.

Forney was introduced as Erwin’s new public works director during the Erwin Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting on Monday, March 9.

After 14 years with a non-profit organization in Johnson City, the opportunity arose for Forney to continue to work for the town. Forney has served on the town’s Board of Downtown Revitalization as vice-chair. More...


Updated March 19, 2015 03:27:50 PM
Project aims at providing K-5 students with backpacks, supplies

An idea is taking form in Unicoi County to help school children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade to start the 2015-2016 school year on the right foot.

Wendy Broyles, of Rock Creek Elementary, and husband, Lee, came up with the idea of a “Back to School Carnival” event that is tentatively scheduled for July 25 at the National Guard Armory in Erwin.

The idea for the event came to the couple after attending a back-to-school event hosted by Harmony Free Will Baptist Church in Hampton, Wendy said. More...


Updated March 12, 2015 08:23:12 PM
Erwin BMA names overpass after Brown

A new name has been approved for the overpass being constructed in Erwin.

The Erwin Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously approved Resolution No. 1217-15 to name the overpass in memory of the late Pat Brown during its meeting on Monday, March 9.

“I’m thrilled and appreciate their support,” Lou Petterson, daughter of Brown, said of the BMA. “It has been up in the air for so long. I just don’t have words to express how happy I am and it’ll make a lot of other people happy, too. There have been numerous amounts of people asking ‘are they going to name that overpass after your daddy?’ He owned all that land and was in business since 1956. That’s where he spent his life and the fact it’s going to be named after him is remarkable because I was prepared for it to not be ... I’m just thrilled beyond words.” More...


Updated March 12, 2015 08:21:41 PM
NRC returns NFS to 'normal' level of oversight

Since 2004, Nuclear Fuel Services (NFS) has operated under a level of increased oversight by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), including the addition of a second resident NRC inspector at the facility.

The NRC announced last week that because of improved performance by NFS in recent years the company is returning to “normal” levels of NRC oversight and inspection similar to other facilities of its type.

According to a press release issued on March 5 by the NRC, “... sustained improvement over the past several years, verified by NRC inspections, led to the conclusion that a return to the normal or core oversight level is warranted.” More...


Updated March 12, 2015 08:20:44 PM
March is UT Extension month

Unicoi County will be one of 95 counties across the state taking part in Extension Month throughout the remainder of March.

According to a press release issued from University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, the month will be used with various events across the state to help bring exposure to each UT Extension office and to help commemorate the 105-year-old program.

"It is often said, unfortunately, that UT Extension is one of Tennessee’s best kept secrets,” said Ty Petty, Unicoi County Extension Agent. "So we’re trying to change that and we want to make sure people realize that we are here and offering services to all the local citizens and that we provide an important service to the community. More...


Updated March 12, 2015 08:19:06 PM
System announces schedule changes

From Staff Reports

Due to the recent inclement weather, the Unicoi County School System has made schedule changes.

A press release from the system reported that the end date for the third nine weeks has changed because of the days missed. The end date for the third nine weeks is now March 20. More...


Updated March 05, 2015 01:12:55 PM
UCHS Mock Trial team advances to state

The Unicoi County High School Mock Trial team successfully argued for a return to the state competition by receiving first-place honors at the regional mock trial competition for Districts 11 and 12 on Saturday, Feb. 28, in Washington County.

The 11 students that make up the team will compete in the state competition set for March 27-28 in Nashville.

“I couldn’t remember the last time we had a team finish first,” UCHS coach Sarah Shults said following the event. “I’m so excited for the team. They’re a great group of students that have put in a lot of work to get to this level. I couldn’t be any prouder of the team.” More...


Updated March 05, 2015 01:11:54 PM
Search for director officially begins; Community asked to fill out online survey

The search is now on for a new director of schools for Unicoi County.

The Unicoi County Board of Education announced they were accepting applications for a new Director of Schools on Friday, Feb. 27, on the school system’s website.

According to the release posted, any potential candidate must have teaching experience and principal or supervisory experience. More...


Updated February 25, 2015 03:29:55 PM
Commission chooses MedicOne

Barring any complications, the company providing ambulance services to Unicoi County will not change come April 1. The county’s current contract for ambulance service was set to expire that day. Failure to sign a contract before that date would have left the county without an ambulance service.

During a regularly scheduled meeting of the Unicoi County Commission on Monday, Feb. 23, the panel voted 7-2 to give Unicoi County Mayor Greg Lynch and County Attorney Doug Shults authorization to enter into a contract with MedicOne Medical Response, the company that has provided ambulance service to the county for the last four years.

Voting in favor of MedicOne were commissioners Gene Wilson, Glenn White, John Mosley, Marie Rice, Gene Wilson, Jason Harris and Bridget Peters. Voting against MedicOne were Walter Garland and Kenneth Garland. More...


Updated February 25, 2015 03:28:50 PM
Training key for 911 staff

When emergencies arise in the Valley Beautiful, local operators are on the clock for any situation.

For Unicoi County’s 911 dispatchers, training is vital for them to successfully handle the many emergency calls received at their office on Jackson Love Highway in Erwin.

In recent months, dispatchers have used their training to talk two women through childbirth.  More...


Updated February 19, 2015 03:15:44 PM
Number of animals euthanized at shelter decreases

The Unicoi County Animal Welfare Board met on Tuesday, Feb. 10, to discuss recent progress at the facility and the year ahead.

Different resources at the shelter have allowed the Unicoi County Animal Shelter (UCAS) to drop numbers considerably low, according to graphs presented during the meeting.

One of the more drastic improvements from previous years was the result of increased adoptions for both cats and dogs. The increase adoptions reduced lives lost in the shelter. More...


Updated February 19, 2015 02:25:09 PM
Downtown construction proceeding on schedule

Downtown revitalization was on top of the agenda during a regularly scheduled meeting of the Erwin Board of Mayor and Aldermen held Monday, Feb. 9 at Erwin Town Hall.

The third phase of the town’s downtown revitalization project is currently on schedule, according to Jonathan Shipley, with Tysinger, Hampton & Partners, the engineering firm working on the project.

“Construction is progressing on schedule,” Shipley said. “Storm sewer installation began today, it will be projected two to three weeks before completion.” More...


Updated February 19, 2015 12:29:07 PM
UCHS FFA students sow first plants in new greenhouse

Months of work by the Unicoi County High School Future Farmers of America culminated with a step toward self-grown produce for the school last week.

After starting the 2014-2015 academic school year working on bedding for plants and working on their greenhouse, UCHS students were able to start planting vegetables during a ceremony hosted at the Indian Creek Nursery on Thursday, Feb. 12.

“You can see we built a lot of beds out of fiberglass,” UCHS agriculture teacher Lucas Anders said. “They’re definitely tired of drilling and bolting fiberglass together. They moved all this soil in with wheelbarrows, so they’re definitely excited. They get to see the planting and fertilizing stage and by the end of the semester, they get to see the growth and production, so they’ll get to see all sides of it. More...


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• Ambulance RFP finalized
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• County Commission opts to bid ambulance service
• MedicOne CEO threatens legal action
• MSHA: New UCMH 'right on schedule'
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• Ambulance service contract deadline approaches
• Commission to consider adding more seats to BOE
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• UCSD uses GPS to find lost teen hunter, dog
• Committee discusses employee health insurance
• Economic Development Board changes bylaws
• Relay For Life of Unicoi County to hold 80s-themed kickoff
• Unicoi BMA approves applying for TDOT grant to expand trails
• Looking ahead: Mayors share plans during panel
• Brown's contract not renewed
• Erwin BMA discusses holiday dinner
• Free flu vaccines available to county residents
• Sheriff warns of IRS scam
• Commission chooses Gaines
• Force loses veteran officer
• State: Flu has appeared in 44 counties
• Grand jury returns indictments
• Three express interest in vacant seat
• Flag Pond residents arrested following pursuit
• Board begins shaping package store ordinances
• Commission will meet Jan. 5
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• UCSD seizes moonshine still
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• Campaign surpasses goal, raises $132,000
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• Case against driver accused of hitting student reset
• Five commissioners request called meeting
• Linville chosen to replace Bennett
• Wreck claims life of Erwin man
• Man dies as results of injuries sustained in fire
• BMA votes to move forward with third phase of revitalization project
• Two plead in 2013 home invasion
• Judge Garland award presented to local author
• Commission discusses limiting permitted food trailers to five
• Store officially opens as Price Less Foods
• Tittle graduates from archives institute
• Members chosen for foundation board
• Board approves bid for road resurfacing
• UCSD: Four conspired to sneak drugs into jail
• Rep: Rebranding of IGA store will create new jobs
• Crews begin work at Bojangles site
• Unicoi County Commission upholds distance restriction on beer sales
• Erwin Planning Commission approves sidewalk dining ordinance
• Temporary mental health office opens in Unicoi
• Bennett remembered for public service
• UCSD warns citizens of phone scam
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• Unicoi BMA discusses pedestrian safety
• Panel certifies election results
• Deceased calf found in school dumpster
• Farm history exhibit opens
• Unicoi panel talks food trucks
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• Erwin BMA discusses next downtown revitalization construction phase
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• Liquor referendums pass in Erwin
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• Erwin man killed in Colo.
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Sports
• Lady Devils win Eastman Invitational
• Blue Devils shut out Boone
• Erwin Knights fall to Western Carolina
• Off the Field - Postseason looms for local teams (April 15, 2015)
• Lady Devils remain undefeated
• Pigeon Forge snaps winning streak
• ETSU football comes to Erwin
• Wisse wins medals at Tri-Cities Classic
• Off the Field - Recipe for success (April 8, 2015 issue)
• Ladies come from behind to win tourney
• Headley hired as wide receivers coach
• Devils win three in a row
• Off the Field - Former Devils making an impact (April 1, 2015 issue)
• Lady Devils defeat Happy Valley
• Blue Devils fall to Sevier Co., Sullivan South
• Wisse wins events
• Off the Field - Weather delays games (March 25, 2015 issue)
• Wright returns, goes 4-4, including grand slam
• Underclassmen help Devils to wins
• Wells, Wisse win events during first meet of season
• Teams drop first two matches
• Off the Field - It just comes naturally (March 18, 2015 issue)
• Semi-professional team prepares for season opener
• Off the Field - How time flies (March 11, 2015 issue)
• Season ends for Blue Devils
• Wells takes third at meet
• Off the Field - Thinking spring (March 4, 2015 issue)
• Loss to Doak ends season for Lady Devils
• East stuns Blue Devils
• Off the Field - Not a bad idea (Feb. 25, 2015 issue)
• Blue Devils advance to region
• Lady Devils qualify for region
• Off the Field - Extra perks? (Feb. 18, 2015 issue)
• JV Lady Devils win conference tournament
• Lady Devils wrap up regular season
• Blue Devils finish fourth in conference
• Off the Field - Vance chosen as defensive coordinator (Feb. 11, 2015 issue)
• JV Lady Devils advance to championship game
• Lady Devils clinch third seed
• Struggles continue for Blue Devils
• Off the Field - Crunch time ahead (Feb. 4, 2015 issue)
• Lady Devils defeat Sullivan East
• Scoreless stretch dooms Blue Devils
• Boxing, MMA face ban by state
• Off the Field - One sport or two or three? (Jan. 28, 2015 issue)
• Jackson signs with Chattanooga State
• Ladies fall to 'Betsy
• English: Blue Devils must 'bounce back'
• Wells earns bid to indoor championships
• Off the Field - Lyle receives honor (Jan. 21, 2015 issue)
• Blue Devils snap losing streak
• Lady Devils run over Longhorns
• Erwin Knights schedule games with Ky. team
• Off the Field - JV teams keeping players busy (Jan. 14, 2015 issue)
• Success follows Lyle to King
• Ladies take third in tourney, Hayes reaches milestone
• Feeling blue: Devils lose five consecutive games
• Off the Field - Scott will be missed (Jan. 7, 2015 issue)
• Memorable moments of 2014
• Lady Devils fall just short of championship round
• Blue Devils lose three straight at Bearden
• Off the Field - One for the ages (Dec. 31, 2014 issue)
• Jr. Lady Devils prep for new year
• Despite illness, injury Jr. Blue Devil defeat Hampton
• Off the Field - ETSU announces 2015 football schedule (Dec. 24, 2014 issue)
• Teams return to action Dec. 26
• UCHS swim meet cancelled
• Former Blue Devil part of milestone win
• Devils defeat East, remain unbeaten in conference
• Lady Devils bounce back with win over Cloudland
• Swim team competes against Morristown
• Jr. Lady Devils win in double OT
• Jr. Blue Devils defeat Greeneville
• Off the Field - Do you have a moment to share? (Dec. 17, 2014 issue)
• Webb breaks three-point record
• Blue Devils start 2-0 in league play
• Team announces date for first game
• Dugger hands Jr. Blue Devils close loss
• Off the Field - Right pieces in place (Dec. 10, 2014 issue)
• Devils bounce back with win over South
• Lady Devils travel to Oliver Springs for tournament
• Coach 'proud' of team's progress
• Off the Field - Rekindled rivalry (Dec. 3, 2014 issue)
• Facility certification topic of upcoming meeting with state board
• Devils defeat Madison Co., fall to Crockett
• Lady Devils get first win
• Devils fall to Greeneville
• Junior varsity team defeats Greeneville
• Laughren signs with Lady Bucs
• Team holds annual banquet
• Devils make all-conference team
• Off the Field - Where was the excitement? (Nov. 26, 2014 issue)
• UCHS Basketball Preview - Inexperienced Devils hope to continue program's success
• UCHS Basketball Preview - Five seniors will lead Lady Devils
• UCHS Basketball Preview - Coach: Team should have 'exciting season'
• UCHS Basketball Preview - Tough league awaits Devils, Lady Devils
• Locals receive A.F. Bridges awards
• Teams compete in conference jamboree
• Reclassification puts Devils in new league
• Off the Field - Basketball season arrives (Nov. 12, 2014 issue)
• Blue Devils end winless season
• Todd competes at chilly state meet
• Off the Field – Jamboree arrives for basketball teams (Nov. 5, 2014 Issue)
• Todd advances to state
• Betsy defeats Blue Devils
• Off the Field - Be proud (Oct. 29, 2014 issue)
• Blue Devils still seeking first win
• Off the Field - Basketball season approaches (Oct. 22, 2014 issue)
• Todd finishes in top 10 at meet
• Off the Field – Don't fret, Blue Nation (Oct. 15, 2014 issue of The Erwin Record)
• Blue Devils fall to Longhorns
• Ladies end season with loss in district tournament
• White: Blue Devils will 'keep fighting'
• Off the Field – Homecoming time in UC (Oct. 8, 2014 issue)
• Visitors win inaugural game
• Larkey: Players improved during season
• Season ends for Jr. Blue Devils
• Blue Devils prepare for Patriots
• Church Hill, Greeneville defeat Jr. Blue Devils
• New swim teams dives in
• Bulldogs race past Devils
• EJAA teams take victories over Cyclones
• Robinson defeats Jr. Blue Devils
• Jr. Lady Devils defeat Liberty Bell
• Apple Festival Bowl announced
• Off the Field - There's No Need to Fret (Aug. 27, 2014 issue)
• Lady Devils get first win
• Off the Field – Making Headlines (Aug. 20, 2014 issue)
• Lady Devils hope to serve up success
• UCMS football team scrimmages Hampton

Neighbors
• Catholic mission holds groundbreaking
• Team recognized for map project
• Scott brothers honored with award by Food City
• Patriot Arms opens on Main Avenue in Erwin
• Tittles celebrate 66th anniversary
• Bringing up babies: Local educators welcome triplets
• Tattoo artist opens shop
• UCHS grad serves as Machinist's Mate on U.S.S. George H.W. Bush
• Pool Pals: Event brings friends together
• Kitty Kart: Woman builds wheelchair for paralyzed cat
• Erwin Pets opens on Jackson Love Highway
• Sew good: Local quilter shares talent with others
• Local singer reaches national audience
• Organization grants local boy's wish
• Sweet success: Chamber, Farm Bureau sponsor gingerbread house decorating contest
• Tree of Hope to provide Christmas gifts to local children
• Club gives warmly to community
• New practice welcoming new patients
• Students complete fundraiser for leukemia, lymphoma
• Tittle chosen as 'Outstanding Register'
• Past inspires new book
• Town celebrates days gone by
• Lyons announces retirement
• Godsey brings photography business home
• Blue Ridge once again draws vendors, visitors to Erwin
• Bailey earns 'Gold Award'
• Wright Stuff: Local teacher selected for state fellowship
• New book details ‘story within the story’ of famed locomotive
• Rider begins fundraising campaign for new novel
• Allen awarded Ned Lyle Scholarship on behalf of American Legion Post 25
• History rolls in with CRR 100

Viewpoint
• From the Publisher's Desk - Some memories can't be 'beet' (April 15, 2015 issue)
• Ready, Willis and Able - Preserve local farm history (April 15, 2015 issue)
• Habitat Happenings - Spring brings much activity for Habitat (April 15, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Library has many offerings at no charge to area residents (April 15, 2015 issue)
• Nerd's Eye View - Latest NYC visit encompasses various arts (April 15, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - "Furious 7' best of franchise (April 15, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Some settling may have occurred (April 8, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Story*Book Fair to promote literacy (April 8, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - Animation brings 'Home' message of friends, family (April 8, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Some things better left hidden (April 1, 2015 issue)
• A Denney for Your Thoughts - Prescription remains unfilled (April 1, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Library's book knowledge can prevent many April Fool pranks (April 1, 2015 issue)
• Senior Center News - Gospel music set for April 7 (April 1, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Gunman' leaves 'lukewarm' impression for action film (April 1, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - I am leaving well enough along (March 25, 2015 issue)
• A Refreshing Knapp - Spring sprouting all around (March 25, 2015 issue)
• Travel Talk - Nashville plays to tune of many interests (March 25, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Book stirs up past memories of Easter (March 25, 2015 issue)
• Senior Center News - Sewing group helps area needs (March 25, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Run All Night' holds viewer with fast-paced entertainment (March 25, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Communities had much in 'store' (March 18, 2015 issue)
• Ready, Willis and Able - Bartering becomes yerdling (March 18, 2015 issue)
• Habitat Happenings - Habitat brings helping hand to families (March 18, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Preparations now underway for move toward new system (March 18, 2015 issue)
• Move Night - Book far better than movie with 'Before I Go to Sleep' (March 18, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - I guess this will do in a pinch (March 11, 2015 issue)
• Travel Talk - Washington, D.C., offers more than politics (March 11, 2015 issues)
• Library Happenings - Patrons benefit with savings by using library's resources (March 11, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Focus' has plot twists, turns to keep viewers wondering (March 11, 2015 issue)
• Senior Center News - Clinic to prepare wills for free (March 11, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - There's no place like home (March 4, 2015 issue)
• A Denney for Your Thoughts - Chairwoman is loaded for bear (March 4, 2015 issue)
• LIbrary Happenings - Summer Reading Program plans theme centered around heroes (March 4, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Whiplash' becomes available after Oscars (March 4, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Weather outside is frightful (Feb. 25, 2015 issue)
• Travel Talk - Marseille offers different take on France (Feb. 25, 2015 issue)
• A Refreshing Knapp - Tips given for writing bestseller (Feb. 25, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Kingsman' pleasant surprise as gentlemanly secret agent (Feb. 25, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Book on Jane Franklin leads to listing of other classics (Feb. 25, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - First, a word from our sponsor (Feb. 18, 2015 issue)
• Ready, Willis and Able - Love has many forms (Feb. 18, 2015 issue)
• Travel Talk - Knoxville offers variety close to home (Feb. 18, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Busy month offers much with READing Paws return (Feb. 18, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Jupiter Ascending' geared toward science fiction nerd (Feb. 18, 2015 issue)
• Senior Center News - Talk to focus on whether property taxes can be lowered (Feb. 18, 2015 issue)
• Nerd's Eye View - 'Freak Show' curtain drops disappointment (Feb. 18, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Somehow, my heart isn't in it (Feb. 11, 2015 issue)
• Travel Talk - Valentine's Day offers many area option for good times (Feb. 11, 2015 issue)
• Hood's Winks - Life brings lots of questions (Feb. 11, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Changes coming with holds (Feb. 11, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Boyhood' chronicles 12 years of changes occurring in family (Feb. 11, 2015 issue)
• Senior Center News - Programs to focus on healthy heart (Feb. 11, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - How did I get here so quickly? (Feb. 4, 2015 issue)
• A Denney for Your Thoughts - Historic site brings fresh start (Feb. 4, 2015 issue)
• Travel Talk - Memphis offers something for every taste (Feb. 4, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Christian fiction popular with patrons (Feb. 4, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Foxcatcher' joins trend of movies based on true stories (Feb. 4, 2015 issue)
• Senior Center News - Billiards event beginning in February (Feb. 4, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Haggis now arriving at Gate 5 (Jan. 28, 2015 issue)
• Travel Talk - Tips offered for international travel case (Jan. 28, 2015 issue)
• A Refreshing Knapp - 'Softly' saying this on cancer (Jan. 28, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - 'American Sniper' brings real hero story to powerful movie (Jan. 28, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Library offers tutors online (Jan. 28, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Maybe I shouldn't eat that so late (Jan. 21, 2015 issue)
• Travel Talk - Cusco blends Quechua with Spanish culture (Jan. 21, 2015 issue)
• Ready, Willis and Able - Hunter blows his own horn (Jan. 21, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Library offers tax form options (Jan. 21, 2015 issue)
• Senior Center News - ETSU pharmacy students offer tips (Jan. 21, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Taken 3' brings entertainment, lacks sense (Jan. 21, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - I have some confessions to make (Jan. 14, 2015 issue)
• Travel Talk - Machu Picchu in breathtaking mystery (Jan. 14, 2015 issue)
• Hood's Winks - Some fuel given for thought (Jan. 14, 2015 issue)
• Library Happenings - Masterpiece Theatre captures imagination in show (Jan. 14, 2015)
• Movie Night - 'Unbroken' shows human spirit (Jan. 14, 2015 issue)
• Nerds Eye View - New Year brings entertainment buzz (Jan. 14, 2015 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - New Year offers fresh approach (Jan. 7, 2015 issue)
• A Denney for Your Thoughts - Resolve to allow for reflecting (Jan. 7, 2015 issue)
• Travel Talk - Plan ahead for Machu Pichu (Jan. 7, 2015 issue)
• Movie Night - Top 10 movie picks of 2014 (Jan. 7, 2015 issue)
• Senior Center News - Grant brings free exercise opportunities (Jan. 7, 2015 issue)
• Travel Talk - Many options found locally for welcoming in New Year (Dec. 31, 2014 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Santa's working under pressure (Dec. 31, 2014 issue)
• Hood's Winks - Can't miss elephant in room (Dec. 31, 2014 issue)
• Library Happenings - More staff picks announced (Dec. 31, 2014 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Night at the Museum' rated 'decent' (Dec. 31, 2014 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Gifts unwrapped all year long (Dec. 24, 2014 issue)
• Library Happenings - Staff names top picks for 2014 (Dec. 24, 2014 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Hobbit' delivers all for trilogy (Dec. 24, 2014 issue)
• Senior Center News - Center recruiting for chartered trip to Pigeon Forge (Dec. 24, 2014 issue)
• One Blue Nation - Students reached through fine arts (Dec. 24, 2014 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - My star doesn't shine so bright (Dec. 17, 2014 issue)
• Travel Talk - St. Augustine offers history and delivers lots of charm (Dec. 17, 2014 issue)
• Ready, Willis and Able - Train still fascinates in history (Dec. 17, 2014 issue)
• Library Happenings - New juvenile books arriving soon (Dec. 17, 2014 issue)
• Senior Center News - Center announces fashion show event (Dec. 17, 2014 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Exodus' entertaining but not accurate (Dec. 17, 2014)
• One Blue Nation - High school uses testing to improve (Dec. 17, 2014 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Luckily, I don't have everything (Dec. 10, 2014 issue)
• In the Stars - Stargazers have treat coming with Geminid meteor shower (Dec. 10, 2014 issue)
• Hood's Winks - Webinars bring new dimension (Dec. 10, 2014 issue)
• Library Happenings - Holiday memories stirred by books (Dec. 10, 2014 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Horrible Bosses 2' may be funniest of year (Dec. 10, 2014 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Santa, please bridge the gap (Dec. 3, 2014 issue)
• A Denney for Your Thoughts - Following No. 1 from land sea (Dec. 3, 2014 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Mockingjay' fills in middle of 'Hunger Games' trilogy (Dec. 3, 2014 issue)
• Library Happenings - Library looking forward to new books (Dec. 3, 2014 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Christmas is staring at me (Nov. 26, 2014 issue)
• A Refreshing Knapp - Life brings many odds to weigh (Nov. 26, 2014 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Interstallar' brings bold, massive scope to screen (Nov. 26, 2014 issue)
• Library Happenings - Bring home books for holiday reading (Nov. 26, 2014 issue)
• Senior Center News - Annual Christmas event set for Dec. 4, 5 (Nov. 26, 2014 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - 'Hats off' to an amazing lady
• Ready, Willis and Able - Bonnie continues to inspire (Nov. 19, 2014 issue)
• Library Happenings - Thanksgiving serves up side of reading (Nov. 19, 2014 issue)
• Movie Night - 'Big Hero 6' falls short of earning its super status
• County Chatter - Cains Trio has multi sounds in new release (Nov. 19, 2014)
• Nerd's Eye View - Fall TV offerings bring 'Dead' to life (Nov. 19, 2014 issue)
• One Blue Nation - Faculty turns to employers for input (Nov. 19, 2014 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Nice to Know We're Missed (Nov. 12, 2014 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk – Visits more "Ben"eficial to me (Nov. 5, 2014 issue)
• From the Publishers Desk - Learning fun beyond the book (Oct. 29, 2014 issue)
• From the Publisher's Desk - Clowning around not always fun (Oct. 22, 2014 issue)

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