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Sheriff says he will not sue county

Date: 2014-09-25
In a press conference held Thursday afternoon, Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley announced that he will not be filing a lawsuit over his 2014-2015 fiscal year budget.   Full Story

UCHS Drama presents '9/11 Timeline'

Date: 2014-09-08
From Staff Reports  Full Story

UCHS baseball team selling apples

Date: 2014-09-05
The Unicoi County High School baseball team members are selling Cortland apples as a fundraiser. Prices for apples are as follows: bushel - $22, half bushel - $12, and a peck - $7.  Full Story

Search for missing person underway

Date: 2014-09-05
The Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department is currently looking for a Unicoi County citizen missing since Sunday, Aug. 31.  Full Story

Authorities: Man made threat via 'Streetchat' app

Date: 2014-09-02
An Erwin man was arrested Monday evening following a brief undercover investigation stemming from a post he made on the popular social media site Streetchat.  Full Story

Erwin man killed in Colo.

Date: 2014-08-27
According to the Colorado Springs Police Department an Erwin man died in an alleged murder the morning of Sunday, Aug. 24.  Full Story

Donations being accepted for annual Community Day of Action

Date: 2014-08-27
Unicoi County residents will once again have the opportunity to provide for students in need this school year during the annual Community Day of Action.  Full Story

Rider begins fundraising campaign for new novel

Date: 2014-08-27
A local author has turned to Kickstarter to “kick-start” her first novel into the hands of libraries, bookstores and readers.  Full Story

Second suit filed against sheriff, county

Date: 2014-08-27
Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley, a sheriff’s department deputy and Unicoi County have been named in another lawsuit filed by a county resident. According to court documents, complaints have been filed in both the United States District Court in Greeneville and in Unicoi County Circuit Court.  Full Story

TBI begins investigation into missing funds

Date: 2014-08-27
A Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman confirmed that the agency is currently conducting an investigation into missing county funds.  Full Story

TDEC, NFS hold meeting on waste permit

Date: 2014-08-27
Nuclear Fuel Services (NFS) and the Tennessee Department of Environmental Conservation (TDEC) held a formal hearing on Aug. 12 at the Unicoi County Courthouse to discuss the pending operations permit for NFS.  Full Story

Ramsey resigns from board

Date: 2014-08-27
The Town of Unicoi Board of Mayor and Aldermen held its monthly meeting for the month of August Monday night in front of a packed house.  Full Story

Centenary UMC preschool now accepting students

Date: 2014-08-27
When Unicoi County students recently returned to their classrooms, so did the students of the preschool at Centenary United Methodist Church. Even though classes are already underway, teacher Christel Peterson said the preschool will continue to enroll students for the foreseeable future.  Full Story

Children invited to enter Apple Dumpling Contest

Date: 2014-08-27
A popular contest is back again for the 37th Annual Unicoi County Apple Festival.  Full Story

Animal Welfare Board holds meeting

Date: 2014-08-27
The Unicoi County Animal Welfare Board held a meeting on Aug. 12.  Full Story

Bulldogs race past Devils

Date: 2014-08-27
The 'Dogs were let loose on Gentry Stadium Friday night.  Full Story

New book details ‘story within the story’ of famed locomotive

Date: 2014-08-27
Last year, Mark Stevens and A.J. “Alf” Peoples put together a one-of-a-kind pictorial history that chronicled the journey of the Clinchfield Railroad’s fabled “No.1” steam locomotive.  Full Story

CHIPs announces facility expansion

Date: 2014-08-27
Change is Possible (CHIPS) will soon be receiving a significant expansion and upgrade to their facilities as part of an Emergency Solutions Grant from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.  Full Story

Performance dates being accepted

Date: 2014-08-27
The UCHS Bluegrass Band is currently accepting performance requests for the 2014-2015 school year.   Full Story

Lady Devils get first win

Date: 2014-08-27
The Unicoi County High School Lady Devil varsity volleyball team knew how to end the week on a positive note.  Full Story

Off the Field - There's No Need to Fret (Aug. 27, 2014 issue)

Date: 2014-08-27
Don't fret. It was only Week Zero.  Full Story

Apple Festival Bowl announced

Date: 2014-08-27
Unicoi County's Apple Festival will now have an event for the gridiron lovers.  Full Story

Jr. Lady Devils defeat Liberty Bell

Date: 2014-08-27
A busy week of volleyball action was highlighted by a key road victory for the Jr. Lady Devils.  Full Story

Robinson defeats Jr. Blue Devils

Date: 2014-08-27
The Unicoi County Middle School Jr. Blue Devil football dropped their season opener against Ross Robinson, 30-12, on Monday, Aug. 18, at J.Fred Johnson Stadium in league play. The game was previously scheduled to be played at Gentry Stadium but was shifted due to final preparations of field repair.  Full Story

EJAA teams take victories over Cyclones

Date: 2014-08-27
The football teams of the Erwin Junior Athletic Association opened their seasons at Gentry Stadium on Saturday, August 23.  Full Story

Stout announces premiere for new show

Date: 2014-08-27
Thanks to months of hard work and effort by one of Erwin’s own, along with his cast members, the red carpet and the aura of Hollywood will be coming to Elizabethton next month.  Full Story

County budget saga continues

Date: 2014-08-27
The saga of the 2014-2015 Unicoi County fiscal year budget continued last week as office holders again appeared before the Unicoi County Budget Committee. Last week’s meetings, which were held on Tuesday, Aug. 19, and Thursday, Aug. 21, led one office holder to make numerous cuts to his department’s budget.  Full Story

Amateur photographers invited to enter contest

Date: 2014-08-27
The Erwin Record and the Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce invite amateur photographers to show off their “picture perfect” photos during the Unicoi County Apple Festival.  Full Story

Labor Day Schedule

Date: 2014-08-27
The Erwin Record office will be closed Monday, September 1, 2014 in observance of Labor Day.  Full Story

Wright Stuff: Local teacher selected for state fellowship

Date: 2014-08-27
A local teacher was recently granted the opportunity to take part in a unique fellowship with the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE).  Full Story

Hunter Education Class begins Sept. 1

Date: 2014-08-21
A Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency endorsed hunter education class is scheduled to be held at Erwin Town Hall beginning Monday, Sept. 1, and continuing until Friday, Sept. 5.  Full Story

I’ve gotten myself into a pickle

Date: 2014-08-20
As I read through Pettus Read’s column, printed to the right of this one, I chuckled. Although I don’t have a precise technique for making my tomato sandwich, it is one of my favorite summer treats. The key is homegrown tomatoes and lots of mayonnaise.  Full Story

Rose says he will not contest election

Date: 2014-08-20
Larry Rose, in a telephone conversation Monday, told The Erwin Record that he has decided not to request a vote recount from the August General Election. Rose previously told the newspaper that he planned to contest the election.  Full Story

Erwin BMA passes budget on first reading

Date: 2014-08-20
The Erwin Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously approved the town’s 2014-2015 fiscal year budget on first reading during a meeting on Monday, Aug. 11, at Town Hall.  Full Story

Local woman seeks millions in damages

Date: 2014-08-20
An Erwin woman has filed suit against Unicoi County, Sheriff Mike Hensley and Deputy Jacob Scott Marshall, seeking millions of dollars in compensatory and punitive damages from a February 2014 incident.  Full Story

Panel considers job cuts

Date: 2014-08-20
Members of the Unicoi County Commission, acting as the Unicoi County Budget Committee, cut almost $155,000 in expenditures in the proposed 2014-2015 budget from several county offices during a meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the Unicoi County Courthouse.  Full Story

Ride to Read event set for Aug. 28

Date: 2014-08-20
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Tennessee’s Imagination Library, “A Ride to Read Parade and Birthday Bash” for babies through Pre-K aged children will be held later this month at the Unicoi County Family YMCA.  Full Story

Local fitness initiative underway

Date: 2014-08-20
Citizens of Unicoi County will soon have an inviting opportunity to get active and get healthy.  Full Story

UCMS football team scrimmages Hampton

Date: 2014-08-20
An early start to the season and head coach Jason Hensley sees potential.  Full Story

Burnett signs with New River

Date: 2014-08-20
Hunter Burnett’s mean swing has him heading up river in Virginia.  Full Story

Lady Devils hope to serve up success

Date: 2014-08-20
It is all about moving forward for the Unicoi County High School Lady Devil volleyball program.  Full Story

Off the Field – Making Headlines (Aug. 20, 2014 issue)

Date: 2014-08-20
Unicoi County knows how to produce athletic talent. It can also produces folks who know how to cover it.  Full Story

TutorTN service now available

Date: 2014-08-20
Unicoi County is one of only a few Tennessee counties where students now have access to a new online tutoring service called TutorTN.  Full Story

Early voting and absentee voting results

Date: 2014-08-07
Results from early voting and absentee voting have just been released by the Unicoi County Election Commission.  Full Story

Updated election results

Date: 2014-08-07
Results from early voting, absentee voting, Fishery precinct, Temple Hill precinct and the Intermediate School precinct have been released by the Unicoi County Election Commission.  Full Story

Election results update

Date: 2014-08-07
All precincts except Flag Pond and Limestone Cove have reported to the Unicoi County Election Commission.  Full Story

Unofficial results

Date: 2014-08-07
All Unicoi County precincts have now reported. The unofficial results are as follows:  Full Story

All Stars advance in action

Date: 2014-07-09
It’s back to state tournament for the 11 and 12 year-old all-star softball team from the Unicoi County Little League.  Full Story

Relay For Life benefit game scheduled

Date: 2014-07-09
More than bragging rights will be on the line.  Full Story

Blue Devil alumni football players sought for game

Date: 2014-07-09
Buckling the chinstrap, putting on the pads with sweat and tears pouring by representing the county.  Full Story

Off the Field

Date: 2014-07-09
It’s official, high school athletes can get back to work.  Full Story

History rolls in with CRR 100

Date: 2014-05-13
A piece of railroad history made a rare visit to Erwin last Wednesday afternoon in conjunction with the CSX Health and Safety Fair being held at the National Guard Armory.  Full Story

Strawberry Festival set for Saturday

Date: 2014-05-13
With the arrival of May in Unicoi County  Full Story

BMA discusses pending litigation, tables resolution

Date: 2014-05-13
After adjourning from the Monday, May 12, meeting of the Erwin Board of Mayor and Aldermen, the panel went into an executive session with town attorney Thomas Seeley, III, to discuss pending litigation.  Full Story

Board approves new roof for school

Date: 2014-05-13
The Unicoi County Board of Education approved a bid from Eskola Roofing for a new roof at Rock Creek Elementary School during its regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, May 8.  Full Story

Hoyle sentenced to 121 months

Date: 2014-05-13
Rickie Hoyle, the  Full Story

Allen awarded Ned Lyle Scholarship on behalf of American Legion Post 25

Date: 2014-05-13
American Legion Post  Full Story

Strawberry Festival – Tourisim Week

Date: 2014-05-08
The Town of Unicoi invites the participation of the local Community  Full Story

8:20 p.m. Early voting & absentee votes reported

Date: 2014-05-06
Early voting and absentee votes have just been reported.  Full Story

8:20 p.m. District Attorney Early voting & absentee votes

Date: 2014-05-06
Tony Clark leads in the race for district attorney with 1,452 votes in early voting. Jerome Cochran has received 803 votes.  Full Story

8:20 p.m. Criminal Court Judge early voting and absentee votes

Date: 2014-05-06
Lisa Nidiffer Rice leads with 1,405 votes over Dennis Brooks with 668 votes in Criminal Court Judge - Part 1 in the 1st Judicial District.  Full Story

Republican Primary Results

Date: 2014-05-06
Results will be continuously updated here on our website as well as our facebook page as they become available.   Full Story

8:47 p.m. Precinct Reporting

Date: 2014-05-06
Temple Hill, Intermediate School and the Unicoi County Gas Company precincts have just reported. The updated totals, which include early and absentee voting, are as follows:  Full Story

9:13 p.m. Unofficial totals

Date: 2014-05-06
All the Unicoi County precincts have now reported.  Full Story

Passenger brake must be broken

Date: 2014-03-24
Driving has become a multiperson  Full Story

‘Solar Nun’ scheduled to visit several Johnson City locations

Date: 2014-03-24
Sister Paula Gonzalez "walks  Full Story

Northeast State representatives to offer information sessions for UCHS students

Date: 2014-03-24
Unicoi County High School is excited  Full Story

Fair plans to award $500 scholarships

Date: 2014-03-24
The Appalachian Fair will  Full Story

FOP to meet March 27th

Date: 2014-03-24
Fraternal Order of Police Unaka Lodge 93 will  Full Story

Nidiffer to have meet, greet

Date: 2014-03-24
The Citizens to Elect Lisa Nidiffer Rice Criminal  Full Story

Harvestime to begin revival

Date: 2014-03-24
Harvestime Apostolic Church, 721 Broyles  Full Story

Old time singing planned

Date: 2014-03-24
Calvary Baptist Church will host an old time  Full Story

Youth Rally set for March 28

Date: 2014-03-24
Good Shepherd Baptist Church will host a  Full Story

Seviers UMC plans fundraiser

Date: 2014-03-24
Seviers United Methodist Church, 951 Tenn.  Full Story

Russell Bennett to perform

Date: 2014-03-24
Gospel music artist Russell Bennett will be performing  Full Story

Revival announced in Unicoi

Date: 2014-03-24
Unicoi Church of God announces  Full Story

Locals honored at state level

Date: 2014-03-18
The Unicoi County High School Mock Trial team concluded their long journey last week when they battled at the state competition and came home with a seventh place finish out of 16 teams.  Full Story

Agencies combine resources to combat meth

Date: 2014-03-18
According to the leaders of the Erwin Police Department and Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department, the agencies are more prepared than ever to respond to meth labs discovered in the county.  Full Story

Brown: Suspended teacher opts to retire

Date: 2014-03-18
Sgt. Melvin Cooper was identified as the teacher recently suspended from his position as an ROTC instructor at Unicoi County High School by Director of Schools Denise Brown during the March 13 meeting of the Unicoi County Board of Education.  Full Story

Construction will begin on Union

Date: 2014-03-18
It will be late April or early May before residents and visitors to the town of Erwin see construction on Main Avenue.  Full Story

Injured student returns home from hospital

Date: 2014-03-18
Austin Smith, the six-year-old Unicoi Elementary Student who was struck by a vehicle while boarding a school bus on Unicoi Drive the morning of March 6, was released from Niswonger Children’s Hospital on March 11, according to information from Mountain States Health Alliance. Members of the Unicoi Volunteer Fire Department escorted Smith from the hospital to his home.  Full Story

Group hopes to address food insecurity

Date: 2014-03-18
A small crowd gathered behind the Whispering Meadows apartment complex to celebrate the beginning of construction of a new garden that will serve the needs of folks all around the community.  Full Story

Organization continues effort to control stray cat population

Date: 2014-03-18
Appalachian Feral Cat Allies has been working rigorously to help control the stray cat population across Erwin and Unicoi County by taking a different approach.  Full Story

Haynes announces ‘thank you’ concert

Date: 2014-03-18
Unicoi County Highway Superintendant Terry Haynes, who is running unopposed in this year’s elections, will be hosting a free ‘thank you’ concert on March 29 in the Unicoi County High School auditorium.  Full Story

Town purchases property for project

Date: 2014-03-12
The Town of Unicoi’s Mountain Harvest Kitchen Project took a giant step forward on Feb. 28 as town officials closed on the building that will house the kitchen. The Mountain Harvest Kitchen, which had  Full Story

Student involved in accident released

Date: 2014-03-12
Following our press deadline today, we learned the six-year-old Unicoi Elementary School student who was hit by a car while boarding a school bus on March 6 has been released from the hospital. As reported in our March 12, 2014 edition, the student was moved from intensive care as of Monday.  Full Story

WANTED HABITAT VOLUNTEERS!

Date: 2014-02-26
BELIEVE it........we're approaching the end of the School St home build journey AND as always we need "helping hands" to finish up our "ROAD TO COMPLETION" or from the Caseys' (our partner family) perspective, scheduling their home closing and the House Dedication. Both of which have been tentatively set for the third week in March.  Full Story

Devils advance to Region title game

Date: 2014-02-26
With some run-and-gun action, it's back to familiar territory for the Unicoi County High School Blue Devils.  Full Story

Republican primary field set

Date: 2014-02-25
The Unicoi County Election Commission met Monday morning to qualify candidates for the May 6 Republican Primary. Feb. 20 was the deadline to submit petitions to the Election Commission for the primary and Aug. 7 general election.   Full Story

Director: Local teacher suspended

Date: 2014-02-25
A Unicoi County educator has been suspended without pay pending the results of an ongoing investigation.  Full Story

Group offers health insurance advice

Date: 2014-02-25
Tracy Pate was at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon helping those interested get the proper advice and guidance for the health insurance marketplace.  Full Story

New officers bring experience to job

Date: 2014-02-25
As the Unicoi County Animal Shelter continues to build its operations, the two new animal control officers have become a key part of not only helping build the shelter, but helping to educate those in the community with animal concerns.  Full Story

Democrats announce meeting

Date: 2014-02-25
The Unicoi County Democratic Party will meet Saturday, March 1, at 11 a.m. at Erwin Town Hall. This meeting will involve open discussion and allow residents to express ideas and thoughts about the county party's future.   Full Story

Chamber extends membership drive

Date: 2014-02-25
The Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce has extended the Membership Matters Membership Drive through Friday, Feb. 28.  Full Story

Team advances to state competition

Date: 2014-02-25
The Unicoi County High School Mock Trial team has experienced quite a journey over the last several weeks. The journey will continue March 14-15 as the team will do battle in Nashville as part of the state competition.  Full Story

Local 4-H youth volunteer at cabin

Date: 2014-02-25
It was a beautiful day to be outside as children and youth from the 4-H Youth Development Organization gathered at the Bogart-Bowman Cabin Thursday afternoon to learn about forestry and give some basic care to the trees around the cabin.  Full Story

Devils hold on to beat Knights

Date: 2014-02-25
It was a scenario Blue Devil senior Ethan Rice had seen before.  Full Story

Local team prepares for season

Date: 2014-02-25
It could be the chance of a lifetime for area baseball players.  Full Story

Deer harvest totals more than 168,000

Date: 2014-02-25
More than 168,000 deer were harvested in Tennessee during the recently completed 2013-14 seasons as data continues to be gathered by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.  Full Story

Milligan lists Dean’s honors

Date: 2014-02-18
Almost 200 local students at Milligan College have been named to the academic Dean’s List in recognition of their academic excellence for the fall 2013 semester. The Dean’s List recognizes undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the academic term. The local students who were named to the Dean’s List are listed below.  Full Story

Alexa Parsley recognized

Date: 2014-02-18
According to information released by the university, Erwin resident Alexa K. Parsley qualified for the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at Virginia Tech. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must attempt at least 12 credit hours graded on the A-F option and earn a 3.4 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) during the semester. Parsley is a freshman majoring in international studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.  Full Story

Java and Jazz series expands for spring

Date: 2014-02-18
The “Java and Jazz” series featuring Greyscale, East Tennessee State University’s vocal jazz-pop fusion ensemble, is back for the spring semester with expanded venues and a new partnership with Buctainment, the student programming board for the campus community.  Full Story

ETSU’s storytelling series moving to new venue

Date: 2014-02-18
“Re-Generation: A Johnson City Story Slam,” East Tennessee State University’s ongoing series of monthly storytelling events, is moving to a new venue and new day of the week for the spring semester.  Full Story

Roe announces First Annual House App Contest

Date: 2014-02-18
Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN) recently announced the First Annual House App Contest.  Full Story

Films ease desire to travel

Date: 2014-02-18
Like many of you, I have been watching the Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia. While I normally feel an urge to travel this time of year, seeing flags and athletes from around the world has intensified that longing. After the brutal winter we have endured, warm climates sound especially appealing, but it is really the change of scenery that matters.  Full Story

Muffins take blue ribbon honor

Date: 2014-02-18
I think you will enjoy these muffins from “Blue Ribbon Winners Cookbook,” and the American Profile.  Full Story

Planetarium looks at where we are

Date: 2014-02-18
“Where in Space Are We?” is the focus of the Planetarium Show for February at East Tennessee State University.   Full Story

New Orleans bound

Date: 2014-02-18
The Unicoi County High School Bluegrass Band will once again take the show on the road when the group of young singers and musicians travel to New Orleans to perform at the National School Board Association Conference in April.  Full Story

EDB files motion to dismiss lawsuit

Date: 2014-02-18
The Joint Economic Development Board of Unicoi County (EDB) filed an answer and a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed last month by the Unicoi Water Utility District Board against the EDB. The town of Unicoi and Exit 32, LLC, were also named as defendants in the lawsuit.  Full Story

BMA honors local girl for good deed

Date: 2014-02-18
At the beginning of Monday’s meeting of the Unicoi Board of Mayor and Aldermen the panel observed a moment of silence in memory of Alderman Mike Phillips who recently passed away.  Full Story

Residents celebrate holiday with special event

Date: 2014-02-18
Folks braved the icy weather and made their way out to Governor’s Bend Retirement & Assisted Living for a Valentine’s Day Tea Party Friday afternoon for the residents and their families.  Full Story

Hensley announces campaign kick off

Date: 2014-02-18
Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley will officially kick off his re-election campaign with an event on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the National Guard Armory in Erwin. According to Hensley, the event will be held from 6-8 p.m. and refreshments will be served. Entertainment will also be provided. Hensley also said he will discuss the operations of the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department during the last two years and his campaign platform.  Full Story

Butler receives supervised probation

Date: 2014-02-18
Rick Butler, a member of the Unicoi County Board of Education and former officer of the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department, received 11 months 29 days supervised probation after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges during a court appearance on Friday, Feb. 14.  Full Story

Dandridge man receives charges

Date: 2014-02-18
A Dandridge, Tenn. man has been charged with two counts of auto burglary, one count of auto theft, arson, theft over $500 and vandalism in excess of $1,000 following an alleged incident on Feb. 9.   Full Story

Special rates offered for pet spay/neuter

Date: 2014-02-18
In recognition of National Spay/Neuter Month, the Unicoi County Animal Shelter and Unicoi County Humane Society are offering special prices for their low cost spay/neuter program. The following fees will apply for the month of February only: all dogs - $30, female cats - $25 and male cats - $15.  Full Story

Chamber announces luncheon for Feb. 27

Date: 2014-02-18
The Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its quarterly membership meeting for Thursday, Feb. 27. at noon at Erwin Town Hall.   Full Story

I’ve got a word of advice for me

Date: 2014-02-18
Earlier this month I celebrated a birthday. It wasn’t a milestone number, although I consider each to be a blessing for another year reached. If you follow me on Facebook, you saw a photo from my childhood that I posted. It was a picture of me taken on my fourth birthday celebration. There before me was my cake adorned with four glowing candles.   Full Story

District tourney: One and done

Date: 2014-02-18
It was the performance of a lifetime by Happy Valley senior point guard Mackenzie Blankenship.  Full Story

An honest day’s work

Date: 2014-02-18
Spring sports are around the bend for Unicoi County High School and two new head coaches are in place for a pair of programs.  Full Story

Bass Club schedules meeting

Date: 2014-02-18
The Unicoi County Bass Club will hold its 2014 preseason meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Unicoi County Gas Company.  Full Story

Blue Devils move on to regional

Date: 2014-02-18
By Curtis Carden  Full Story

Preparations underway for 2014

Date: 2014-02-18
The offseason grind has been one to remember for the Unicoi County High School Blue Devil football team.  Full Story

Blue Devils take third place in District 1-AA tournament

Date: 2014-02-18
The Blue Devils were looking for a spark, but instead found a ‘Green’ flame from the three-point line.  Full Story

Send us your winter weather pics!

Date: 2014-02-12
Feb 12,2014  Full Story

Alcohol in Unicoi County

Date: 2014-02-11
Is a moonshine distillery in the future for the Town of Unicoi?  Full Story

Stores bring increase in tax revenue to town

Date: 2014-02-11
The Town of Unicoi has been enjoying the benefits of the new liquor stores as the increase in liquor tax revenue has opened the door for new projects.  Full Story

Another candidate joins race for sheriff

Date: 2014-02-11
Another county resident has thrown his hat into the ring in the race for sheriff.  Full Story

Saving Samantha

Date: 2014-02-11
She had been left to die on the side of a rural highway on the outskirts of Erwin. An apparent gunshot wound to her then-mangled right front leg meant that she was bleeding badly. She didn’t have much time. Samantha, an approximately two-year-old Rottweiler mix, needed help.  Full Story

Membership drive underway

Date: 2014-02-11
“I sincerely believe that a membership in the Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce can and does greatly benefit local business, industry, individuals, as well as our community,” Chamber Executive Director Amanda Delp told The Erwin Record last week.  Full Story

Salary Committee holds first meeting

Date: 2014-02-11
By Keeli Parkey  Full Story

Bailey plans to retire from BMA

Date: 2014-02-11
At the close of the Erwin Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting Monday evening Mayor Doris Hensley announced that Vice Mayor Lester Bailey plans to retire at the end of February due to health-related concerns.  Full Story

Valentine’s concert to be held at ETSU

Date: 2014-02-11
Those looking for something different to do this Valentine’s Day need look no further than the East Tennessee State University Department of Music. A “Valentine’s Day Fundraiser Concert” will allow patrons to make special memories through song dedications on Friday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mathes Hall auditorium.   Full Story

Church completes upgrades

Date: 2014-02-11
“Love God and love others.”  Full Story

‘Maple Syrup Day’ set for Feb. 15

Date: 2014-02-11
Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site will be hosting its 12th annual Making Maple Syrup Day from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15.  Full Story

Reading books online popular

Date: 2014-02-11
We know you are out there. We may not know your names, but we see the usage statistics—numbers that go higher every month. So who am I talking about? Our patrons who use R.E.A.D.S, the Regional eBook and Audiobook Download System, that’s who.  Full Story

Cake offers Valentine sweet treat

Date: 2014-02-11
Here’s a sweet treat for you and your sweetie. HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!  Full Story

UCHS alumni meeting set

Date: 2014-02-11
All Unicoi County High School alumni who attended Erwin High School any time during the 1950s, are invited to the third “UCHS 50s Home Gathering,” on Friday, Feb. 14, at 9:30 am. at Maple Grove Restaurant in Unicoi.  Full Story

Hunter Education planned

Date: 2014-02-11
A Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency endorsed Hunter Education Class will be held at Erwin Town Hall from Tuesday, Feb. 25 to Saturday, March 1. All registrations for Hunter Education classes must be completed on-line prior to the first day of class at tnwildlife.org.  Full Story

Historical Society to meet

Date: 2014-02-11
The Unicoi County Historical Society will meet on Monday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m., in Erwin Town Hall.  Full Story

Fairview announces dinner

Date: 2014-02-11
Fairview United Methodist Church will hold a Fish and Chicken Dinner on Feb. 28, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Full Story

Bethlehem list services

Date: 2014-02-11
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 201 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, will hold the following services this week.  Full Story

Season ends in sectional tourney

Date: 2014-02-11
Every storybook needs an ending.  Full Story

BUZZER BEATER

Date: 2014-02-11
Simpson’s last-second shot lifts Devils over Bulldogs  Full Story

Tourney time has arrived

Date: 2014-02-11
Grit. Determination.  Full Story

Ladies will face HV in first round of tourney

Date: 2014-02-11
The motivation is there for the Lady Devils.  Full Story

District tourneys await Blue Nation

Date: 2014-02-11
The District 1-AA tournament will kick off on Wednesday, Feb. 12, with Happy Valley High School being designated as this year’s host site.   Full Story

Tourney planned for Feb. 14-16

Date: 2014-02-11
The St. Valentines Battle in the Valley basketball tournament for boys and girls in second through eighth grades will be held at Happy Valley Middle School and Carver Rec from Feb. 14-16.   Full Story

Special rates offered for spay/neuter

Date: 2014-02-11
In recognition of National Spay/Neuter Month, the Unicoi County Animal Shelter and Unicoi County Humane Society are offering special prices for their low cost spay/neuter program. The following fees will apply for the month of February only: all dogs - $30, female cats - $25 and male cats - $15.  Full Story

Regarding Political Advertisements

Date: 2014-02-03
Regarding Political Advertisements & print orders:  Full Story

School schedule change alert information

Date: 2014-01-28
To sign up for text alerts when there is a change in the school schedule, visit http://schoolconnectservices.com/unicoi  Full Story

BMA OK’s $3.5M loan for projects

Date: 2014-01-24
The Erwin Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously passed a resolution authorizing the town to borrow up to $3.5 million for various public works projects, including the final two phases of the downtown revitalization project.  Full Story

Snowy weather keeps road crews busy

Date: 2014-01-24
The last few weeks have been nothing short of full-blast winter for residents of Erwin and Unicoi County. Consequently, the Unicoi County Highway Department has been as busy as ever this winter season keeping the roads cleared and maintained for motorists.  Full Story

Director: Shelter operating efficiently after resolution

Date: 2014-01-24
The Unicoi County Animal Shelter has been clicking on all cylinders ever since the budget situation was resolved last year.  Full Story

Drive-by suspect indicted

Date: 2014-01-24
The man accused of firing a shotgun from his vehicle at two men was one of several individuals indicted by a Unicoi County grand jury during its session on Jan. 10.  Full Story

Chamber, Record complete food drive

Date: 2014-01-24
The Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Second Harvest Food Bank and the Erwin Record, recently wrapped up their first annual holiday food drive.  Full Story

Maybe it’s time to start digging

Date: 2014-01-24
Recently, I passed a church sign that had some really good words of wisdom lettered upon it. It said, “Don’t be caught leaning on the handle of a shovel while praying for a hole.” If that is not profound then I don’t know what is. It seems lately that every time I pick up a newspaper there is someone leaning on a shovel handle suggesting for somebody to dig them a hole that they should have already dug a long time ago themselves.  Full Story

Life of service touched many

Date: 2014-01-24
I wasn’t prepared to say goodbye to Richard Booth last week. In fact, I felt like I had really just gotten to know him. There was so much more I could learn from his examples. I knew of Richard previously, but I had only really come to know him over the last few years.   Full Story

Students offered purpose

Date: 2014-01-24
Publisher’s note: The Erwin Record is proud to partner with UCHS Principal Chris Bogart to provide this informative addition to the newspaper. Bogart’s column will be a voice for him as well as highlighting various departments and faculty.  Full Story

Man charged in church burglary

Date: 2014-01-24
A Unicoi man was arrested and charged in connection with a burglary at First Free Will Baptist Church, 5929 Simerly Creek Road, Unicoi.   Full Story

Win streak continues

Date: 2014-01-24
The popular adage “defense wins championships” is a phrase the Blue Devils are banking on with district tournament time around the bend.  Full Story

Teams win tournament openers

Date: 2014-01-24
Morning games and some weekend snow did not deter the hoop stars of Unicoi County Middle School.  Full Story

For sale: Love Chapel site

Date: 2014-01-14
The Unicoi County School System is now looking for a buyer for the vacant Love Chapel Elementary School building and property.  Full Story

Are you ready to Relay?

Date: 2014-01-14
This week the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Unicoi County kicks off the 2014 Relay For Life season. The local chapter is seeking volunteers to help on its 2014 steering committee.   Full Story

Variety of events on tap in 2014

Date: 2014-01-14
The Town of Unicoi has big plans for 2014 with events and festivals dotting the calendar.   Full Story

UCSD finds working still

Date: 2014-01-14
The Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department stumbled upon what Sheriff Mike Hensley described as a “rare find” while attempting to serve an arrest warrant on a resident of Sciota Woods Court around 10 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10.  Full Story

Students display work at Keesecker’s

Date: 2014-01-14
Since Dec. 16, Unicoi County High School art students have been enjoying a unique privilege at Keesecker’s in downtown Erwin.   Full Story

Group announces bread baking event

Date: 2014-01-14
The Town of Unicoi History Group plans to host a bread baking day on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Bogart-Bowman Cabin.   Full Story

Unicoi business raid nets four drug-related charges

Date: 2014-01-14
By Keeli Parkey  Full Story

When weather outside is frightful

Date: 2014-01-14
Brrrrrrrrr!!!!  Full Story

Jr. Devils win conference crown

Date: 2014-01-14
Trevor Hensley provided late-game heroics and then some, on Thursday, Jan. 9, for the Unicoi County Middle School Blue Devil basketball team.  Full Story

HEAD SENATOR

Date: 2014-01-14
In an announcement released from Walters State Community College on Friday, Jan. 10, the school announced that it had named associate head coach and Erwin native David Shelton as the new skipper of the Senators program.  Full Story

Blue Devils too much for ‘Horns, Pioneers last week

Date: 2014-01-14
Behind a 30-point performance from Connor Simpson, the Unicoi County High School Blue Devils wrapped up last week with a decisive 67-62 win over David Crockett on Saturday, Jan. 11 in Washington County. It was the third victory over the Pioneers for UCHS this season.  Full Story

USATF event set for Jan. 19 at ETSU

Date: 2014-01-14
Knoxville Youth Athletics will host its second annual USA Track and Field officials certification clinic at East Tennessee State University.  Full Story

Officials announce schedule changes

Date: 2014-01-14
Unicoi County Courthouse  Full Story

Volunteers needed this Saturday - Habitat for Humanity

Date: 2014-01-14
Volunteers Needed this SATURDAY, January 18 from 9am to 3pm......LUNCH provided.  Full Story

Winter storm warning issued 1/14/14

Date: 2014-01-14
Affected areas:  Full Story

TDOT seeks input for long range plan

Date: 2013-12-16
Hate sitting in traffic? Is your daily commute growing? Want more transportation choices? The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is updating its 25-Year Long Range Transportation Plan to address the growing needs and changing demands of Tennessee’s transportation system. Public input is critical in establishing the goals of the department and making the 25-Year Long Range Transportation Plan a success, according to a press release issued by TDOT. Updated every  Full Story

Food sought for Second Harvest

Date: 2013-12-16
The Erwin Record and the Unicoi County  Full Story

Erwin Presbyterian sets event

Date: 2013-12-16
Erwin Presbyterian Church will hold a Candlelight  Full Story

Lily Dale welcomes pastor

Date: 2013-12-16
Lily Dale Church  Full Story

Centenary to hold candlelight

Date: 2013-12-16
Centenary United Methodist Church will hold  Full Story

Rock Creek sets special events

Date: 2013-12-16
Rock Creek Presbyterian Church will have  Full Story

Addiction Recovery Group meeting times

Date: 2013-12-12
Addiction Recovery Group every Monday night from 7:00-8:00 at Recover Appalachia. Meetings are open to new members at any time. This group is open to individuals of all ages who are in active recovery from alcohol and narcotic addiction. For more information contact...  Full Story

Habitat for Humanity update

Date: 2013-11-14
Progress is ongoing at the School St Habitat home build site! Are you available to join us this coming Saturday, Nov 16? Registration begins at 8:45, active work at 9am and we end the day around 3:30pm. If you are available please  Full Story

UCMH sale expected to close Friday

Date: 2013-10-29
The sale of Unicoi County Memorial Hospital to Mountain States Health Alliance is expected to close no later than Nov. 1. “The date of completion I still believe to be Nov. 1,” said Tracy Byers, CEO of UCMH. “I believe from the attorney general’s office a letter of … no contest will be issued tomorrow [Oct. 30] or Thursday [Oct. 31]. We will do something to make it official presumably no later than Friday [Nov. 1].” As of the closure of the sale, the hospital will no longer be publicly owned. Instead, it will be owned by MSHA, a nonprofit medical group that currently services 29 counties across four states.   Full Story

Town closes on purchase of property

Date: 2013-10-29
The town of Erwin has acquired an important property for industrial recruitment. “We are now officially the owner of the Morgan Insulation property,” Mayor Doris Hensley said on Monday. On Friday, Oct. 25, the town closed on the purchase of the 15-acre property, which is located at 101 Jonesborough Highway in Erwin.  Full Story

Officials respond to cash shortage

Date: 2013-10-29
One of the six findings reported in the Unicoi County audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, involved a cash shortage of $4,845.75 which existed in the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department as of the end of the fiscal year. In a letter to Sheriff Mike Hensley dated July 9, Kevin B. Huffman, investigative Audit Manager for the Division of Investigations, Financial and Compliance Unit of the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, states that his office “received an allegation that a retired state employee was receiving retirement benefits from the state’s Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS) and working an excessive number of hours as a part-time administrative  Full Story

Devils drop contest to ‘Betsy

Date: 2013-10-29
A well-oiled orange and  Full Story

GFWC to hold craft show

Date: 2013-10-29
The GFWC of Tennessee Elizabethton Woman’s  Full Story

Farmhouse to host folk event

Date: 2013-10-29
The Johnson City Folk Festival will be held at  Full Story

Insurance topic of discussion

Date: 2013-10-29
Information about the Health Insurance Marketplace  Full Story

Limestone Cove to host event

Date: 2013-10-29
Limestone Cove Volunteer Fire Department will  Full Story

Ninth St. sets Oct. 31 options

Date: 2013-10-29
Ninth Street Baptist Church will hold a Trunk  Full Story

Pathway offers Trunk or Treat

Date: 2013-10-29
Pathway Freewill Baptist Church is planning  Full Story

Bethlehem lists schedule

Date: 2013-10-29
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 201 E. Watauga  Full Story

Pet owners cautioned about risk of certain jerky treats

Date: 2013-10-29
Veterinarians from BluePearl Veterinary Partners are urging caution after the Food and Drug Administration issued a request for members of the general public and their veterinarians to send any information they have if their pet has become ill after eating jerky treats.   Full Story

Haunted House at Temple Hill Elem. School

Date: 2013-10-24
Temple Hill Elementary School is having a haunted house Friday, October 25 from 6-9 in the gym. Students, parents, family and community members are invited to attend.THES students are free everyone else is $1.00.. We will have concessions for $1.00 each. The haunted house is being presented by the UCHS drama club.  Full Story

Record seeks photo entries for annual county calendar

Date: 2013-10-14
The Erwin Record is accepting entries for our annual “Images of Unicoi County Calendar.” “I am pleased to announce that we are going to publish the calendar again this year. It is so nice to see local residents and businesses enjoying this publication throughout the year,” Publisher Keith Whitson said. “I encourage everyone to submit entries for the calendar. We would love to feature your photos of life in the Valley Beautiful.” Entries should be emailed to kparkey@erwinrecord. net with a brief description of the photo, as well as the name of the photographer. Photos can also be dropped  Full Story

Thanks for taking me into your home

Date: 2013-10-14
I had such an eventful weekend and have now taken up abode with nearly 100 families in Unicoi County. Well, not exactly me, but part of my memorabilia from the first half of my life. If you follow this column, you know that this past Friday and Saturday was my big yard sale event. Having lived so far out in the past, I was never able to host a yard sale, so years of accumulating had occurred. Moving my mom in with me and getting rid of an entire house of “stuff,” minus the keepsakes, was not an easy  Full Story

Foster parents sought to help in Erwin area

Date: 2013-10-14
For those looking to make a difference in the lives of children,  Full Story

Presenting my life on a silver platter

Date: 2013-10-07
I feel like I am bobbing up  Full Story

Flag Pond plans for car show

Date: 2013-10-07
The second annual Pumpkin Run Car Show will be held Oct. 12, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at the old Flag Pond School.  Full Story

UCHS class of 1993 to meet

Date: 2013-10-07
The Unicoi County High School class of 1993 will  Full Story

Temple Hill plans Fall Festival

Date: 2013-10-07
The students and faculty of Temple Hill Elementary School would like to invite you to the annual Temple Hill Fall Festival. This year’s festival will be Saturday, Oct. 12, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be several activities for children and adults of all ages such as games, Libby Lu, sand art, dancing, a haunted room, a cake walk, face painting, hay rides, food, and much more. There will also be a silent auction for the chance to win baskets full of large prizes. You can also purchase these tickets from any  Full Story

Drama department plans event

Date: 2013-10-07
The Unicoi County High School Drama Department  Full Story

ETSU gears to entrepreneurs

Date: 2013-10-07
The Tennessee Small Business Development Center  Full Story

Song Revival set for Chuckey

Date: 2013-10-07
The 36th annual Song Revival will be held at Casi Full  Full Story

Grandview plans fall bazaar

Date: 2013-10-07
Grandview Christian Church, 300 University Parkway,  Full Story

Civic Chorale plans Oct. 13 program to highlight organ at First Presbyterian

Date: 2013-10-07
Founded in 1973, The Civic Chorale is celebrating its 40th anniversary throughout the 2013-2014 season. At 3 p.m. on Oct. 13, in First Presbyterian Church in Johnson City, the Chorale will present Cathedral Sounds, a program of masterworks for organ and choir. The music features the recently installed Berghaus organ in the church’s sanctuary and organist, Dr. David Runner.  Full Story

Ladies defeat Madison County

Date: 2013-10-07
Publisher’s Note: The Unicoi County High School Lady Devil volleyball team participated in the District 1-AA volleyball tournament on Monday, Oct. 7, against Elizabethton after The Erwin Record’s press deadline. Due to deadline constraints, information from the quarterfinal match will be featured online on the paper’s sports Facebook page and Twitter account: @ CurtisCarden_ER. A win on Monday moved the Lady Devils to a semifinal match against Sullivan East on Tuesday, Oct. 8. A loss ended the season for the Lady Devils. A full recap of district tournament action will appear in the Oct. 15 edition of The Erwin Record.  Full Story

Devils kick off second half of season with victory over Patriots

Date: 2013-10-07
Blue “ball hawks” swarmed Bluff City and  Full Story

Runners wrap up 2013 season

Date: 2013-10-07
Unicoi County Middle School  Full Story

Area food chain launches first ever “Come Home to Pal’s” competition

Date: 2013-10-07
Celebrating the popularity of the fast food chain’s appeal to consumers, Pal’s Sudden Service has launched a first-ever contest that will allow a lucky winner to come back to the region for a visit and to enjoy Pal’s food just in time for the holidays.  Full Story

UCHS Class of '93 plans 20th Reunion

Date: 2013-10-03
UCHS Class of 1993 – 20th Reunion  Full Story

All things come together in time

Date: 2013-09-30
God’s timing is certainly different  Full Story

Scaring up ghost stories

Date: 2013-09-30
When I saw the email closing,  Full Story

Capitol Cinema to participate in Appalachian Trail preview

Date: 2013-09-30
On Oct. 20 at 6 p.m., the  Full Story

UCHS Alumni Reunion slated

Date: 2013-09-30
The seventh annual Unicoi County High School  Full Story

Watauga Genealogists to meet

Date: 2013-09-30
The Watauga Association of Genealogists will meet at  Full Story

Historical group to meet Oct. 3

Date: 2013-09-30
The next monthly meeting of the Watauga Historical  Full Story

Retired employees set meeting

Date: 2013-09-30
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees  Full Story

Support group meets Thursdays

Date: 2013-09-30
A support group meeting is planned to help local  Full Story

Church announces fundraiser

Date: 2013-09-30
South Erwin Church of God Roca de Salvacion will  Full Story

Good Shepherd revival planned

Date: 2013-09-30
Good Shepherd Missionary Baptist Church, 501 Fishery  Full Story

Center lists schedule of events

Date: 2013-09-30
Like many other nonprofi  Full Story

Seasonal flu vaccine now available at Unicoi County Health Department

Date: 2013-09-30
Seasonal influenza vaccine  Full Story

Playoff loss ends Devils’ season

Date: 2013-09-30
The groundwork is set for the future.  Full Story

Local teams face Crockett

Date: 2013-09-30
The Erwin Junior Athletic Association  Full Story

Blue Devils prep for East

Date: 2013-09-30
It’s crunch time for the Unicoi County High  Full Story

Habitat Volunteer work day, Sat, Sept 28 from 8am to 3pm!

Date: 2013-09-24
Habitat Volunteer work day, Sat, Sept 28 from 8am to 3pm!  Full Story

Money for local schools

Date: 2013-09-23
Vote for your local school and help them get money from the "Give With Target" promotion. Here are the details:  Full Story

Beef Expo scheduled through UT

Date: 2013-09-23
The University of Tennessee  Full Story

Unicoi to host class on apples

Date: 2013-09-23
A class on growing apples  Full Story

Merchants give approval of downtown makeover

Date: 2013-09-23
The Main Street project is finished and the heart of Erwin is pumping with enthusiasm as business owners and patrons alike are excited to see the finished product.  Full Story

Volunteers needed Saturday 9/14 for Habitat

Date: 2013-09-10
We're pulling together our build schedule from this coming Saturday, September 14 thru the first week in March of 2014. As soon as we're finished scheduling the construction tasks I will be forwarding to you within the next few days. THERE will be a multitude of tasks to accomplish and we'll need as many hands on board as possible. Our partner family has been selected and we hope to move them into their new home by early March, 2014.  Full Story

Main ingredient is dash of love

Date: 2013-09-09
I love to watch cooking shows, especially those that center around competition between two or more cooks. I am amazed at the differences in the end result dishes when trained chefs start with the same concept and the same ingredients. But, maybe I shouldn’t be.  Full Story

Erwin Utilities announces rate increase

Date: 2013-09-09
Erwin Utilities’ Board of Directors will approve at its September meeting the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) rate increase that will become effective Oct. 1, according to a press release issued by the company. “Unfortunately, Erwin Utilities cannot absorb this rate increase and must pass this through to our customers,” said Erwin Utilities’ General Manager Lee Brown.  Full Story

Book signing planned for Governor’s Bend

Date: 2013-09-09
Author Chris Lowe will visit Governor’s Bend Assisted  Full Story

Homecoming Queen to be crowned Friday

Date: 2013-09-09
Homecoming festivities are underway this week at Unicoi County High School as 39 senior girls are in the running to be the 2013 Homecoming Queen. The annual Homecoming Pageant will be held in the UCHS auditorium Thursday evening for contestants’ friends and family members. The pageant  Full Story

Homecoming festivities are underway this week at Unicoi County High School as 39 senior girls are in the running to be the 2013 Homecoming Queen. The annual Homecoming Pageant will be held in the UCHS

Date: 2013-09-09
The Unicoi County Historical Society will meet  Full Story

Solar energy topic of meeting

Date: 2013-09-09
The University of Tennessee Extension is offering  Full Story

Joey Strickler set to perform

Date: 2013-09-09
Seviers United Methodist Church, 951 Tennessee  Full Story

Jennie Moore plans homecoming

Date: 2013-09-09
Jennie Moore Memorial Presbyterian Church will  Full Story

Marbleton FWB to hold revival

Date: 2013-09-09
There will be a one night revival on Wednesday,  Full Story

Fairview announces breakfast

Date: 2013-09-09
A country breakfast will be held at Fairview United  Full Story

Lighthouse Homecoming Sunday

Date: 2013-09-09
Lighthouse Baptist Church, 2539 Zane Whitson  Full Story

Unicoi Church of God revival set

Date: 2013-09-09
The Unicoi Church of God will be conducting revival  Full Story

Bethlehem lists service schedule

Date: 2013-09-09
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 201 E. Watauga Ave.,  Full Story

Grandview to hold fall bazaar

Date: 2013-09-09
A fall bazaar is being planned at Grandview Christian  Full Story

Career and Technical Education students take top honors during Appalachian Fair

Date: 2013-09-09
Many Unicoi County Career and Technical Education students competed and placed at the Appalachian Fair this year. Unicoi County CTE Drafting and CAD students won 65 blue ribbons, 65 red ribbons and 44 white ribbons. Family and consumer sciences students competed in the culinary arts, fl ower arranging, food art, knife cuts, dog biscuits, biscuits, yeast rolls, quick breads, cakes, fudge and candies competitions and won 40 blue ribbons, 30 red ribbons and 15 white ribbons.  Full Story

North raids Devils at Gentry Stadium

Date: 2013-09-09
Unicoi County struck early, but Sullivan North would strike often. The Golden Raiders (2-1, 1-0) rode the play of junior tailback Jacob Jasper, who finished the night with 125 yards on 11 carries for two touchdowns, en route to a 44-22 victory over the Blue Devils (1-2, 0-1) in the Three Rivers Conference opener for both squads Friday night at Gentry Stadium.  Full Story

Runners prep for season opener

Date: 2013-09-09
It’s off to the races for Blue  Full Story

Lady Devils take conference match from Lady Longhorns

Date: 2013-09-09
Lady Devil junior Destinie Hayes had the  Full Story

YARD SALE: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Date: 2013-09-05
Shop with us this coming Thurs, Sept 5 and Fri, Sept 6 from 9am to 4pm. Lots of items to select. New power tools! Automotive tools! Plumbing and Electrical supplies! Architectural design trim (exterior and interior). Clothing -- toddler to adult. Toys! Linens, dishware, decorator accessories. Exercise equipment, outdoor gear (backpacks, tents, kayak, water vest, exercise bike, children's bike) MANY, Many items too much to list all.  Full Story

Construction nears completion

Date: 2013-09-03
After about four months of  Full Story

Alexander visits Unicoi County

Date: 2013-09-03
U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander  Full Story

Back to the AG – Part 2

Date: 2013-09-03
The acquisition of  Full Story

Senior center members win Brain Games

Date: 2013-09-03
The Tennessee Commission  Full Story

Program will meet needs of hundreds of students

Date: 2013-09-03
Once again, hundreds of  Full Story

Pioneers race past Blue Devils

Date: 2013-09-03
The Blue Devils set the stage but  Full Story

Gindlesperger appointed as interim coach

Date: 2013-09-03
The Lady Devil netters have been keeping  Full Story

UCHS classes set reunion

Date: 2013-08-26
The Unicoi County High School classes of 1952 and  Full Story

Local DAR attends workshop

Date: 2013-08-26
Members of the Mary Patton chapter Daughters of  Full Story

Photo contest seeks entries

Date: 2013-08-26
The Erwin Record and the Unicoi County Chamber  Full Story

Efforts joined in beautifi cation

Date: 2013-08-26
Unicoi County has helped Keep Tennessee Beautiful  Full Story

Flute, piano recital planned for Sept. 8

Date: 2013-08-26
Area musicians Elisa  Full Story

Devils end losing streak to Hampton Bulldogs

Date: 2013-08-26
Unicoi County (1-0) capped off a  Full Story

Blue Devils win match over North

Date: 2013-08-26
The fairways were kind to  Full Story

Ladies complete busy first week

Date: 2013-08-26
A trip to Elizabethton  Full Story

Chamber does so much with so little

Date: 2013-08-26
I recently attended meetings  Full Story

UCHS open house

Date: 2013-08-23
The Unicoi County High School PTO will host an open house at the school on Monday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m. Parents and guardians of UCHS students are invited to attend.  Full Story

EARLY DEADLINES for Sept. 3 edition of The Erwin Record

Date: 2013-08-23
September 3rd EDITION  Full Story

Fairest of the Fair

Date: 2013-08-21
The Appalachian Fair had 21,812 fairgoers last night for the first night of the 87th Appalachian Fair. The Easton Corbin concert was a great success with very enthusiastic crowd. The crowning of the 2013 Fairest of the Fair was certainly a highlight of the evening. Winner and runners up are as follows  Full Story

Little Miss Fairest of the Fair Winners 2013

Date: 2013-08-21
2013  Full Story

Rocky Mount - Music on the Mount featuring the Symphony on the Mountains Chamber Ensemble

Date: 2013-08-14
Rocky Mount is having a new event and excitement is running high. We are fortunate to have with us at Rocky Mount the FRANZ SCHUBERT'S QUINTET IN C MAJOR, OPUS 163 on the Mountains Chamber Ensemble.  Full Story

Blood Donation requested Monday 8/19

Date: 2013-08-14
Marsh Regional Blood Center is coming to Unicoi County Memorial Hospital on Monday, August 19th, from 8:00-2:00. As you may or may not know Marsh Regional Blood Center is blood bank that ensures that every hospital in our area has the blood it needs to treat our local friends, family and neighbors. The blood drive is open to the public and as always we are in need of blood and can use all the help we can get.  Full Story

Board of Education recognizes retirees

Date: 2013-08-13
The Unicoi County Board of Education and Director of Schools Denise Brown honored a special group of individuals during its regular board meeting on Thursday, Aug. 8. “It’s always an honor to recognize our retirees, but it is also always a little sad for me,” Brown said. “I have had an opportunity to work with each of these individuals ... They have done so much for our students. “I am very happy for you,” Brown said to the retirees. “But I am sad for our school system because we are losing some great people.”   Full Story

Drivers advised to avoid Elm Avenue until Main reopens

Date: 2013-08-13
Local school officials and law enforcement agents are encouraging drivers in and around local school zones to use patience and caution. “We urge everyone to be safe and watch out for the kids,” Director of Schools Denise Brown said last week. “The very first week of school traffic is always an issue.”  Full Story

Quilters make effort to keep history alive

Date: 2013-08-12
Slowly, sure hands  Full Story

I can smell a fresh pot brewing now

Date: 2013-08-12
I am amazed at the power  Full Story

THP encourages school safety

Date: 2013-08-12
Tennessee Highway Patrol Colonel Tracy Trott is reminding motorists to exercise an abundance of caution in neighborhoods and around school zones during the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. State Troopers will target speeders, distracted drivers and those who disregard stopped school buses that are loading and unloading children. State Troopers issued 5,247 citations in school zones during  Full Story

New process implemented for state driver’s license

Date: 2013-08-12
Applicants for a driver’s  Full Story

Club planning craft show

Date: 2013-08-12
The GFWC Elizabethton Women’s Club is now accepting  Full Story

Photographer to feature Roan

Date: 2013-08-12
The Johnson City Area Arts Council welcomes all to  Full Story

Forestry workshop scheduled

Date: 2013-08-12
A landowner workshop for the Hemlock Woolly  Full Story

VBS set in Limestone Cove

Date: 2013-08-12
Limestone Cove First United Methodist Church announces  Full Story

St. Michael schedules event

Date: 2013-08-12
St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Mission is offering  Full Story

Russell Bennett to sing locally

Date: 2013-08-12
Southern gospel solo artist Russell Bennett will be  Full Story

Crystal River Boys to perform

Date: 2013-08-12
Crystal River Boys will be singing at Good Shepherd  Full Story

Devils drop first scrimmage

Date: 2013-08-12
It was a trial by fire on Friday, Aug. 9, when the Unicoi County High School Blue Devils traveled to Mosheim to square off against the West Greene Buffaloes in their first of two preseason scrimmages.  Full Story

Middle school football, volleyball set to begin

Date: 2013-08-12
The high school teams aren’t  Full Story

UH tops Blue Devil teams in first match

Date: 2013-08-12
The Unicoi County High  Full Story

Commission to vote on replacement for Bowman post at Aug. 6 meeting

Date: 2013-08-05
The Unicoi County  Full Story

Local woman killed in two-vehicle accident

Date: 2013-08-05
A local woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident in Washington County on Thursday, Aug. 1. According to information released by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Melissa L. Hayes, 40, Erwin was driving southbound on Horace Dillow Road around 6:30 p.m. and attempted to turn left onto Nofattie Road, pulling into the path of an oncoming Ford pickup truck, which was traveling northbound on Nofattie Road. According to the THP, the driver of the Ford pickup fled the scene.  Full Story

Unicoi to host Colonial Quilting Bee Saturday

Date: 2013-08-05
The town of Unicoi History  Full Story

Have you seen my missing link?

Date: 2013-08-05
I’m linked in here and linked in  Full Story

Chamber announces Apple Dumpling Contest

Date: 2013-08-05
The Unicoi County Chamber  Full Story

Sign language classes offered

Date: 2013-08-05
The Communication Center  Full Story

Teams prep for upcoming season

Date: 2013-08-05
Fairways will be busy in Northeast Tennessee this year and the Blue Nation is ready to tee off. Competition in the District 1-A/AA golf scene is about to pick up with the start of the regular season beginning this week for Unicoi County High School. With Sullivan South, North Greene and South Greene joining the district this season, the league will see a spark of competitiveness, according to head coach Diana Tucker. “It will be interesting,” Tucker said. “South brings in a state junior amateur  Full Story

Lady Devils finish fourth in competition

Date: 2013-08-05
The Unicoi County Little League 10-11  Full Story

Love Chapel Schedule Update

Date: 2013-08-02
From Unicoi County Director of Schools Denise Brown: Rainy weather has delayed completion of the Love Chapel site. Because of this delay Love Chapel students will not begin school until Aug. 16.  Full Story

Breaking News: Another sinkhole found on Love Chapel Elementary Property

Date: 2013-07-31
Another sinkhole has been found on the Love Chapel Elementary property. Director of Schools Denise Brown said the sinkhole, which measured approximately 20 feet deep, was found this week by Jimmy Erwin of the Unicoi County Sheriff's Department during a regular patrol of the Love Chapel property. School maintenance workers were on site to fill the sinkhole which is only 12 inches wide.  Full Story

My car needs a racing number

Date: 2013-07-29
Look left – look right – look  Full Story

Red Cross blood drive exceeds goal

Date: 2013-07-29
A very successful American  Full Story

Unemployment rate up to 8.7 percent

Date: 2013-07-29
County unemployment  Full Story

Roe staff to hold local hours

Date: 2013-07-29
U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, R-1st, will send staff to hold offi  Full Story

Family reunion set for Aug. 11

Date: 2013-07-29
The descendants of James Madison and Ann Bailey  Full Story

UCHS reunion set for 1950s

Date: 2013-07-29
All former students of Unicoi County High School  Full Story

Mashburn reunion planned

Date: 2013-07-29
The 73rd annual Mashburn Family Reunion will be  Full Story

Cable family to hold reunion

Date: 2013-07-29
The Cable Family Reunion will be held Friday, Aug. 9, at  Full Story

American Legion plan meeting

Date: 2013-07-29
Erwin’s Unaka Post 25 of the American Legion will  Full Story

Amputee group plans event

Date: 2013-07-29
The Quillen Rehab “Shake-a-Leg” Amputee Support  Full Story

Sales Tax Holiday relief begins Aug. 2nd

Date: 2013-07-29
Tennessee’s annual  Full Story

VBS planned at Lighthouse

Date: 2013-07-29
Lighthouse of Truth Revival Church, 130 Wilson Road,  Full Story

Homecoming set for Fairview

Date: 2013-07-29
Fairview United Methodist Church, 878 Highway 81  Full Story

Tankersley has success in Quebec race

Date: 2013-07-29
In a race of a lifetime, Nolan Tankersley  Full Story

Friendship which started during Little League continues

Date: 2013-07-29
T he journey from Erwin’s Kiwanis  Full Story

Season tickets now available

Date: 2013-07-29
Season tickets for the 2013 Unicoi County High School  Full Story

Bluegrass Half Marathon to benefit hospital

Date: 2013-07-29
The fourth-annual Bluegrass  Full Story

Hoyle’ trial moved to October

Date: 2013-07-29
The trial date for Rickie  Full Story

But, I pressed ‘One’ for English

Date: 2013-07-22
“Press ‘One’ if you would like  Full Story

Relay For Life Survivors Dinner set for Aug. 3

Date: 2013-07-22
Relay For Life for Unicoi County  Full Story

Mount Mitchell sets Crafts Fair Aug 2-3 in Burnsville, N.C.

Date: 2013-07-22
Burnsville's town square becomes a haven for arts  Full Story

Food program announced

Date: 2013-07-22
Telamon Corporation  Full Story

CSX reports second quarter earnings

Date: 2013-07-22
CSX Corporation (NYSE:  Full Story

Ice cream brings hot weather treat

Date: 2013-07-22
If you need something to cool you off during all this hot weather, try these ice cream recipes from "Seviers Old and New Family Favorites.”   Full Story

Canah Chapel plans VBS

Date: 2013-07-22
Canah Chapel FWB Church will hold Vacation Bible  Full Story

Coach announces dates for tryouts

Date: 2013-07-22
Tryouts for the boys and girls golf teams at Unicoi  Full Story

Preparations underway for football season

Date: 2013-07-22
Football time is closing in on Tennessee  Full Story

BREAKING NEWS: Harris Trial

Date: 2013-07-09
BREAKING NEWS: During the third trial against former U.C. sheriff Kent Harris, Harris' attorney, James T. Bowman moved for acquittal. Senior Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood granted the motion for acquittal, dismissing the charges against Harris.  Full Story

Blood drive scheduled for Friday

Date: 2013-07-08
An Erwin Community  Full Story

FSA nominations accepted

Date: 2013-07-08
Agriculture Secretary  Full Story

Photo contest seeks entries

Date: 2013-07-08
The Eleventh Annual  Full Story

Relay team plans yard sale

Date: 2013-07-08
The 24/7 Crusaders Relay For Life team will be having  Full Story

Roe’s staff to hold local hours

Date: 2013-07-08
U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, R-1st, will send staff to hold offi ce  Full Story

Historical Society plans meeting

Date: 2013-07-08
The Unicoi County Historical Society will meet  Full Story

Pizza Hut event to help Shriners

Date: 2013-07-08
Pizza Hut of Erwin will be contributing $2 from  Full Story

American Legion meets July 11

Date: 2013-07-08
Erwin’s Unaka Post 25 of the American Legion has  Full Story

Evergreen Bible School planned

Date: 2013-07-08
Evergreen Freewill Baptist Church will hold Bible  Full Story

Clear Branch Baptist plans VBS

Date: 2013-07-08
Clear Branch Baptist Church will be holding Vacation  Full Story

Harvest Time sets school event

Date: 2013-07-08
Harvest Time Christian Church is hosting a Back to  Full Story

Rain postpones league games

Date: 2013-07-08
In the recent weeks,  Full Story

Scouting for the Senators

Date: 2013-07-08
The baseball program at  Full Story

Tankersleys compete in national race

Date: 2013-07-08
Cyclists from Erwin continue to shine  Full Story

Offseason underway

Date: 2013-07-08
The Unicoi County High School football  Full Story

Rocky Fork State Park Development

Date: 2013-07-02
The Erwin Record has learned that late Monday, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) officially acquired 2,036 acres in Unicoi County from The Conservation Fund for the development of the state’s 55th park.  Full Story

Visit offers slice of hospitality

Date: 2013-07-01
I have had the opportunity to meet many wonderful people through my job. Some hold high positions with leadership, while others keep a low profi le. I have been honored by invitations to club functions, luncheons, dinners or as a guest to stop by and visit homes of readers. We all know that Unicoi County has some amazing cooks as well as some amazing people. I am astonished by the retirees  Full Story

‘Journey’ is history for quilt

Date: 2013-07-01
When Jo Starnes talks about  Full Story

County unemployment rate reports drop to 8.2 percent

Date: 2013-07-01
County unemployment  Full Story

Graduates announced from ETSU commencement

Date: 2013-07-01
East Tennessee State  Full Story

Sale of UCMH haulted

Date: 2013-07-01
The State Attorney General offi ce has  Full Story

Rick Butler indicted by grand jury

Date: 2013-07-01
The case against Rick Butler, a former Unicoi County  Full Story

Town of Unicoi plans annual Freedom Fest celebration

Date: 2013-07-01
What started as a backyard celebration,  Full Story

Appalachian Fair entertainment lineup announced!

Date: 2013-06-27
Fair Dates: August 19 - 24.  Full Story

BREAKING NEWS: Sale of UCMH delayed by Tennessee Attorney General

Date: 2013-06-25
Sale of UCMH delayed by Tennessee Attorney General  Full Story

Club makes quilt for Welcome Center

Date: 2013-06-24
The Unaka Piecemakers Quilt Group has been  Full Story

‘Youth for Christ’ scheduled event at Kiwanis Campfi re

Date: 2013-06-24
The Erwin Kiwanis  Full Story

Flag Pond lists July 4 events

Date: 2013-06-24
Because the 4th of July falls on a Thursday and many  Full Story

Poplar school reunion planned

Date: 2013-06-24
Poplar, N.C., school reunion will be held Sunday, July  Full Story

Democratic Women set meeting

Date: 2013-06-24
The Carter County Democratic Women will meet  Full Story

YMCA announces new website

Date: 2013-06-24
The Unicoi County Family YMCA has a new website  Full Story

Freedom Celebration scheduled

Date: 2013-06-24
The Unicoi County Ministerial Association is sponsoring  Full Story

Free picnic at Unicoi Christian

Date: 2013-06-24
Everyone is invited to a free picnic hosted by Unicoi  Full Story

Southside Volunteer Fire Department conducting subscription drive

Date: 2013-06-24
South Side Volunteer  Full Story

Milligan announces local Dean’s Listing

Date: 2013-06-24
More than 100 local students at Milligan College have  Full Story

Seniors offered $2 ride, $2 meal

Date: 2013-06-24
Over the years, several seniors who lack transportation have said to me, “I would come to the Center on the van, but I can’t (or don’t like to) get up early enough to ride the van.” Currently, the NET Trans schedule requires seniors to be ready for pickup before 7 a.m. Many have also told me they would like to come and eat lunch occasionally, but they don’t want to spend half a day at the Center. Now there is a reasonable option that I hope many people will consider.   Full Story

Play offers views of tragic past

Date: 2013-06-24
I’ve heard the story all of my life. I’ve seen the memorable, historic photo numerous times. I recall several years ago a resident of our county claimed to have a link from the broken chain at that tragic event. But, the hanging of elephant Mary never had a big impact on me until seeing “A Tennessee Walk” at the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre in Mars Hill, N.C., last week. My good friend Chris Tipton of the Unicoi County Historical Society called me early last week to let me know about the production in case I might be interested in seeing it. Chris and her husband Sam Pinkerton love to browse through Western North Carolina as I do. We have coincidentally stumbled upon each other at a favorite restaurant there several times, so I trust her judgement.  Full Story

Patterson joins team USA

Date: 2013-06-24
Being on the whitewater is a way of life for Erwin resident Michael Patterson whose love of kayaking has turned a hobby into a chance to represent the area at a national level. The 31-year-old Patterson secured a bid back in April to join the United States K1 kayak team in the upcoming 2013 ICF Canoe Freestyle World Championship to be held at the Nantahala Gorge in North Carolina during September.  Full Story

Donations being accepted to support Tankersley

Date: 2013-06-24
Local cyclist Nolan Tankersley  Full Story

New website for the Unicoi County Family YMCA

Date: 2013-06-20
The Unicoi County Family YMCA has a new website with many great features to help visitors.  Full Story

Meeting notice: Unicoi County Emergency Communications District

Date: 2013-06-19
NOTICE  Full Story

Habitat for Humanity update

Date: 2013-06-19
We're still HAMMERING!!! This coming Saturday, June 22 volunteers are needed to finish the foundation work, lay out joist and floor decking. We'll need at least 15 volunteers to complete scheduled tasks. Our Saturday work day will begin at 8am and wrap up around 3pm.  Full Story

UNICOI TOURISIM & INFORMATION CENTER OPENING

Date: 2013-06-17
Unicoi Tourist Information Center, I-26 EXIT 32, 106 Unicoi Village Place  Full Story

Tankersley chosen to ride for USA in upcoming race

Date: 2013-06-17
A trip to Arizona earned a local cyclist national recognition when all was said and done.  Full Story

Cheerleaders host annual youth camp

Date: 2013-06-17
Cheers could be heard loud and clear from young Lady Devils last week as the Unicoi County High School cheerleading program wrapped up their annual youth cheer camp on Friday, June 14, under the direction of head coach Teresa Parkey.  Full Story

EJAA plans free football, cheer clinic

Date: 2013-06-17
The Erwin Junior Athletic Association will host its first annual EJAA Football and Cheer Clinic on Saturday, June 29.  Full Story

Unicoi Raiders join other teams

Date: 2013-06-17
It’s an entirely new season for the adult baseball league in Greene County.  Full Story

Volunteers sought for various jobs at Gray Fossil Site Visitor Center

Date: 2013-06-17
Volunteers are needed in a variety of positions at the East Tennessee State University and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum and Visitor Center at the Gray Fossil Site.  Full Story

NFS dedicates new facility while celebrating Flag Day

Date: 2013-06-17
During a ceremony celebrating the opening of the company’s $30 million facility expansion, Nuclear Fuel Services President Joe Henry praised the company’s employees for their dedication.  Full Story

My engine isn’t idling quite right

Date: 2013-06-17
Cough, cough! Sputter, sputter! It happened again. I got my John Deere riding mower out to do my twice a week mowing and it rebelled. I’m not surprised. What was I thinking when I scattered 200 pounds of Scott’s Turf Builder Plus on my lawn a few months back?  Full Story

Jennie Moore VBS announced

Date: 2013-06-17
Jennie Moore Memorial Presbyterian Church in Flag Pond, will be holding its Vacation Bible School next week. The VBS will start Monday, June 24, and go through Friday, June 28. The program will be nightly from 6:30 to 8:30.  Full Story

Pathway FWB to hold VBS

Date: 2013-06-17
Pathway Freewill Baptist Church will be holding Vacation Bible School with the theme “This Man Called Jesus.” Sunday, June 23, the VBS will be from 6-8 p.m. It will follow through the next week, June 24-28, from 6:30-8:30 nightly.  Full Story

Riverview to host singers

Date: 2013-06-17
“Three Bridges” will be singing at Riverview Baptist Church Sunday, June 23, at 11 a.m.  Full Story

Bethlehem lists worship time

Date: 2013-06-17
Bethlehem Lutheran Church will have worship services Sunday, June 23, beginning at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. celebrated with Holy Communion. The theme is “What Has God Done For You.” Sermon text comes from Luke 8:26-39.  Full Story

Pre-school registration open

Date: 2013-06-17
Centenary United Methodist church Pre-school is currently accepting the registration of 3 and 4 year-old children for the 2013-2014 school year.   Full Story

ETSU announces spring Dean’s Listing

Date: 2013-06-17
East Tennessee State University has announced the names of students who attained a grade point average qualifying them for inclusion in the Dean’s List for the spring 2013 session. To receive this honor, students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 hours of undergraduate coursework with a grade point average of at least 3.7 on a 4.0 scale.  Full Story

UT releases names of local honor students

Date: 2013-06-17
Several Unicoi County residents have qualified for the spring 2013 Dean’s List at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.   Full Story

UC Memorial Hospital meeting update

Date: 2013-06-12
Public Notice of Meeting  Full Story

CANCER PREVENTION STUDY-3

Date: 2013-06-11
Research today for a cancer-free tomorrow.  Full Story

Possible Meteor outburst June 11th

Date: 2013-06-10
From spaceweather.com:   Full Story

Yard sale set to benefit CMA

Date: 2013-06-10
The Unicoi Walmart will hold a county-wide yard  Full Story

Historical Society plans meeting

Date: 2013-06-10
The Unicoi County Historical Society will meet on  Full Story

Archive Annex topic of meeting

Date: 2013-06-10
Friends of the Washington County Tennessee Archives  Full Story

Bible school set for Ninth St.

Date: 2013-06-10
Ninth Street Baptist Church Vacation Bible School,  Full Story

Rock Creek announces VBS

Date: 2013-06-10
Rock Creek Presbyterian Church will host its annual  Full Story

Limestone Cove yard sale slated

Date: 2013-06-10
Limestone Cove Christian Church will have a Yard  Full Story

Calvary announces Bible School

Date: 2013-06-10
It’s time for Vacation Bible School at Calvary Baptist  Full Story

Rev. Wishon interim at Fishery

Date: 2013-06-10
In light of Pastor Herman Clark’s recent retirement,  Full Story

Concert planned at Maranatha

Date: 2013-06-10
Maranatha Tabernacle, Unicoi, will present Archie  Full Story

Coaches honor three Lady Devils

Date: 2013-06-10
The Unicoi County High School softball program had a trio of Lady Devils receive honors following the conclusion of the 2013 regular season from the Tennessee Softball Coaches Association (TSCA).  Full Story

Coach: Camp allows team to give back to community

Date: 2013-06-10
Blue Nation saw the future gridiron stars take to Gentry Stadium last week during the Unicoi County High School Blue Devil football program’s annual Blue Devil youth camp, which concluded on Friday, June 7.  Full Story

Lady Bucs announce basketball camp dates

Date: 2013-06-10
ETSU’s new head women’s basketball coach, Brittney Ezell, is pleased to announce the upcoming Lady Buc Basketball Camp. Camp dates are June 17-20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.   Full Story

UCHS athletes receive special recognition

Date: 2013-06-10
A handful of Unicoi County High School baseball and softball players recently netted a spot on the annual Johnson City Press Super 22 baseball and softball teams.  Full Story

Pal’s Sudden Service to add new restaurant in Erwin!

Date: 2013-06-07
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 7, 2013  Full Story

Town of Unicoi History Committee event

Date: 2013-06-04
SOUTHERN TRADITION COMES ALIVE  Full Story

Habitat for Humanity volunteers needed

Date: 2013-06-04
We're now HAMMERING!!! So looking for volunteers to help build the foundation and raise the walls and roof! EVERY Saturday from June 8 thru August 3 volunteers needed to help build our Habitat house at 324 School St in downtown Erwin.  Full Story

One Hundred Trip Club event

Date: 2013-06-04
The Town of Unicoi celebrates county resident, Mr. George Osborne. Mr. Osborne has completed his 100th trip up to the Pinnacle Tower. The 9.8 mile round trip hike was set in motion more than a year ago through the State Recreational Trail Program. The Town of Unicoi board of Mayor and Aldermen will recognized Mr. Osborne’s achievement by establishing the 100 trip program and making Mr. George Osborne the first recipient of this program and awarding him with a plague. George has walked more than 950 miles to the Pinnacle Fire tower and back, no small feat at any age. Mr. Osborne, 72 years old is set to continue his journey for several additional trips setting the mark for success and wellness. Mr. Osborn is the proud husband of Willadean Osborne of 32 years and the father of five children: Travis Shelton, Ed Shelton, Brian Osborne, Kim Burton and Eric Osborne and the grandfather of seven grandchildren: Brianna, Abby, Justin, Jessica, Shary, Lacey and Austin. As an example to his family, Kim, Justin, Lacey and Austin have followed in his footsteps literally….making the9.8 mile hike with him. The Town wants to thank him for establishing this opportunity and creating a new challenge for other residents and visitors. If you are interested in learning more about the 100 trip club, contact the Town of Unicoi Parks and Recreation at 735-0426.   Full Story

Senior Center Health Screening

Date: 2013-06-04
The senior center’s  Full Story

UCHS Class of 1993 Reunion information

Date: 2013-05-30
The UCHS Class of 1993 is planning a reunion for 2013. We are looking for suggestions concerning the reunion, if you would like to provide your input please visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/G3FCBZZ. If you would like more information you can email: uchsclassof1993@gmail.com or call Kristy Buchanan at (423) 735-0948. You can also look us up on Facebook: UCHS Class of 1993 – 20 year Reunion.  Full Story

Regional 4-H achievement day scheduled.

Date: 2013-05-28
The regional 4-H achievement day is scheduled for Thursday, May 30th at the Appalachian Fairgrounds. It is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. with awards presentation beginning at 5 p.m.  Full Story

U.C. Public Records Commission meeting

Date: 2013-05-24
Please be advised that the Unicoi County Public Records Commission will meet May 29, 2013, at 1:00 p.m., in the Office of the Register of Deeds, in the Unicoi County Courthouse. Items to be discussed include Gary Tysinger's report concerning previously viewed properties, and available options for continued housing of the records, both currently and in the future.  Full Story

Food Safety for Farmers educational meeting scheduled

Date: 2013-05-23
Food safety is critical for farmers selling any kind of produce. Many grocery stores and restaurants are now requiring growers to meet strict food safety guidelines. A “Food Safety for Farmers” educational meeting will be held on Monday, June 3 at 1:00 pm at the new Town of Unicoi Welcome Center (106 Unicoi Village Place) in Unicoi, TN.  Full Story

Habitat for Humanity fundraiser June 3rd at Pizza Hut

Date: 2013-05-23
Mark your calendars, spread the word and come out and support the Unicoi County Habitat for Humanity. The event is a fundraiser at Pizza Hut in Erwin on June 3rd. It is from 5-8pm. The fundraiser is for the buffet only. The buffet is $10 for adults and $7.50 for kids.  Full Story

Early deadline for Erwin Record due to holiday

Date: 2013-05-22
The Erwin Record has early deadlines this week. In order to be included in the May 28, 2013 publication your submission must meet the following deadlines:  Full Story

Meeting Cancelled: U.C. Public Records Commission

Date: 2013-05-22
Please be advised that the meeting of the Unicoi County Public Records Commission, previously scheduled for May 23, 2013, has been canceled. The meeting will be rescheduled at a future date and you will be notified.  Full Story

Harris attorney files for dismissal

Date: 2013-05-21
Former Unicoi County Sheriff Kent Harris "is being subjected to selective prosecution" according to a motion for dismissal in the official misconduct case filed in Unicoi County Criminal Court on Monday.   Full Story

Annual pottery show slated for Saturday

Date: 2013-05-21
Unicoi County’s heritage will be on display this weekend during the East Tennessee Area Pottery Show and Sale scheduled to be held at Unicoi County High School on Saturday, May 25. The 13th annual show will open at 8 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m.  Full Story

Alexander announces deal to life of Erwin fish hatchery

Date: 2013-05-21
Erwin's National Fish Hatchery will remain open for at least three more years, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander announced on Friday.  Full Story

Walk-off home run lifts Lady Devils over Union

Date: 2013-05-21
One swing of Brooke Strother’s bat gave her team an instant reservation to Murfreesboro.  Full Story

Devils announce summer camp dates

Date: 2013-05-21
The Unicoi County High School football program will host its kids camp June 3-7.   Full Story

Lady Devil camp set to begin June 3

Date: 2013-05-21
Lady Devil Basketball Camp will be held June 3-7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. The camp is open to any girl between the ages of 5-14. The cost is $50 per camper.  Full Story

Bass Club holds fifth tournament

Date: 2013-05-21
The Unicoi County Bass Club held its fifth tournament of the 2013 season on May 4, on Watauga Lake. Twenty anglers competed in the event.  Full Story

Joint Economic Development Board --- May 17, 2013 MEETING CANCELLED

Date: 2013-05-13
The meeting for the Executive Committee of the Joint Economic Development Board of Unicoi County, Inc. that is announced in the 5/14 edition of The Erwin Record has been cancelled. Unfortunately this information was relayed to us after we had gone to press. The meeting notice as originally published appears below. For additional information or questions regarding this meeting or cancellation, please contact the executive director by phoning 423-735-0836.  Full Story

Grand Opening - Picker Tradin Post (Jay's Place)

Date: 2013-05-08
Town of Unicoi  Full Story

Tenth Annual Kid Power (Gray, TN)

Date: 2013-05-01
10th Annual Kid Power  Full Story

Little League team photos 2013

Date: 2013-04-24
Team photos have been added to www.erwinpix.com! Check them out here: http://www.erwinpix.com/Sports/2013-Little-League/29064922_DNr4Kb#!i=2473378382&k=ffdBfJ6  Full Story

School site preparation bid OK’d

Date: 2013-04-23
In a special called meeting Monday night, the Unicoi County Board of Education approved a base bid from a Johnson City company for site preparation for 12 modular classrooms that will house students from Love Chapel.  Full Story

Officials: Downtown construction begins May 1

Date: 2013-04-23
Construction on the first phase of the downtown revitalization project in the town of Erwin is set to begin May 1, according to town officials.  Full Story

Lady Devils close in on conference title

Date: 2013-04-23
The undefeated Lady Devil netters continue to roll as the regular season schedule comes to a close.  Full Story

Meeting Notice

Date: 2013-04-19
The Annual Election for the Limestone Cove Community Center is this Friday Night, April 19th at 7pm.  Full Story

My pencil is looking dull these days

Date: 2013-04-15
I have often wondered what my college education would be equal to today. I’m not talking about monetary value but rather knowledge based, stacked up against current students. Have we gained so much more knowledge now that we have to start kids out on a higher level in order to get it all in by graduation?  Full Story

Teachers offer students opportunity of lifetime

Date: 2013-04-15
I read an article over the weekend written by a teacher saying not only that it’s time to get out of education but also that he would not recommend education as a profession to young people. I understood a lot of what this person had to say, but it made me sad. I wish he could have gone back to the time when he first entered the teaching profession and remembered why he chose it to begin with.   Full Story

State producer started with seed

Date: 2013-04-15
Professional baseball season opened with all of its fanfare and everyone once again took to the parks to watch the cowhide meet the wooden bat. Outspoken baseball manager Leo Durocher once said, “Baseball is like church. Many attend - few understand.”   Full Story

Astronomy Day set for Bays Mountain

Date: 2013-04-15
“If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown! But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the universe with their admonishing smile.” Ralph Waldo Emerson  Full Story

Nolichucky 5K River Run announced for Saturday by Chamber of Commerce

Date: 2013-04-15
The Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce will host the second annual Nolichucky 5K River Run on Saturday, April 20. According to the Chamber, the race will begin at 4 p.m. at the Holiday Day Inn Express in Erwin.  Full Story

Builder’s Club holds support poll for Unicoi County Animal Shelter

Date: 2013-04-15
A penny poll was held through the Unicoi County Middle School Builder's Club to raise money for the Unicoi County Animal Shelter. The total amount raised was $600. Students in each grade were asked to place donations in two two-liter bottles each respectively labeled dogs and cats.   Full Story

Devils bounce back with victory over Warriors

Date: 2013-04-15
League play is heating up in the Three Rivers Conference baseball race and the Blue Devils are in the chase.  Full Story

Win gives Coach Baxter 1,000th career victory

Date: 2013-04-15
Another accomplishment by the Blue Nation baseball program took place during a busy week of baseball action last week.  Full Story

Athletes continue record-breaking season

Date: 2013-04-15
“We’re doing this to earn respect for the track program.”  Full Story

Information sought regarding Flag Pond area (for Ramp Festival Tab)

Date: 2013-04-09
With the Ramp Festival coming up the beginning of May, we are searching for the following information to potentially be included in the Ramp Festival special section that will be published early May:  Full Story

Deadlines for The Erwin Record

Date: 2013-04-08
While we will try to assist you if you have any last  Full Story

I keep waiting for the music to start

Date: 2013-04-08
I wish life came with a musical accompaniment like the movies. I am talking about what is usually orchestra music playing in the background to most scenes, which helps set the stage for light heartedness, suspense, terror, danger and more. We don’t often realize when watching a movie scene that we are being prompted by a subliminal message through tone to influence our senses.  Full Story

Parents do most as ‘guide on the side’

Date: 2013-04-08
As parents, we all want certain things for our students. We want them to do well in school, be successful and be happy. But in our efforts to make sure they achieve this, we can sometimes err on the side of being overprotective. Nobody wants to see their child struggle or be frustrated but dealing with life’s challenges is an important part of becoming an adult.   Full Story

Unicoi Vol. Fire Dept. partners with Fire Marshal to provide home smoke alarm installations

Date: 2013-04-08
The State Fire Marshal's Office recently presented the Unicoi Fire Department with a supply of smoke alarms to be installed in homes within the community at high risk of fire. The department personnel attended an informational session and training course on the new alarms, which were purchased with FEMA grant funds and utilize a lithium battery with a 10-year lifespan.  Full Story

Leaf machine available for cleaning up

Date: 2013-04-08
The Town of Erwin has announced that they will have the leaf machine available this week for those wishing to do “Spring cleaning” in their yard.  Full Story

New ranger appointed to district

Date: 2013-04-08
Cherokee National Forest Supervisor, JaSal Morris recently announced the arrival of Keith Kelley as the new Watauga District Ranger. The Watauga Ranger District Office is located in Unicoi. According to a press release issued by the district, Kelley transferred from the Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri where he served as a Zone Fire Management Officer on the Eleven Point Ranger District.  Full Story

ROTC Drill Team excels in two area competitions

Date: 2013-04-08
Unicoi County High School AFJROTC recently competed in two drill competitions. On March 13, the team traveled to the Veterans Memorial Drill Meet at Tusculum College. The meet was sponsored by Greeneville High School AFJROTC. Seven other JROTC teams from Virginia, Knoxville and the Tri-Cities area competed for top honors.  Full Story

Watauga Valley Art League announces April 20 meeting

Date: 2013-04-08
The Watauga Valley Art League will meet Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the Johnson City Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St., from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. An informal art critique begins at 10:30 a.m. for those interested.  Full Story

UCHS to present Footloose Musical

Date: 2013-04-08
The Unicoi County High School Drama Department is proud to present Footloose the Musical, April 18-20, at 7 p.m., in the UCHS Auditorium.  Full Story

Jar takes clean approach

Date: 2013-04-08
It seems like everyone today likes to talk about “going green.” The funny thing is, I can remember recycling and ‘repurposing’ as a kid - long before it was the popular thing to do.   Full Story

American Profile offers winning cake recipe

Date: 2013-04-08
This is another blue ribbon winning recipe from American Profile, Hometown Recipes.  Full Story

Marsh blood drive set at UCHS

Date: 2013-04-08
Wellmont Health System’s Marsh Regional Center will conduct a blood drive at Unicoi County High School on Thursday, April 11, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Full Story

Simerly breaks UCHS 200-meter record

Date: 2013-04-08
After the dust settled, Unicoi County High School had a new name in the record books.  Full Story

Devils suffer first loss this season

Date: 2013-04-08
A weekend non-conference doubleheader saw an offensive baseball showcase in Erwin.  Full Story

Lady Devil softball team remains undefeated

Date: 2013-04-08
The Unicoi County Middle School softball team is now sitting at 5-0.   Full Story

Panel meets with liquor store applicant

Date: 2013-04-08
The town of Unicoi Planning Commission tabled the recommendation of the first application from Stacey L. Collins for the establishment of a retail liquor store in town limits on Monday, April 8.  Full Story

CHASING HISTORY

Date: 2013-04-08
The modest, kids-first approach has paved the way for a very successful tenure for one of the community’s biggest role models – on and off the diamond.  Full Story

Public Notice

Date: 2013-04-05
Public Notice: The Joint Economic Development Board of Unicoi County Executive Committee members will have an economic development workshop on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 from 8:30 AM until 3:00 PM in the Town of Unicoi, Tennessee. For additional information, please contact the Executive Director by phoning 423-735-0836.  Full Story

Annual walk carries on county tradition

Date: 2013-04-02
“It’s Friday, but Sunday’s coming,” was the chant Rev. Garland James led participants of the annual Witness Walk on Good Friday.  Full Story

Hospital board approves MSHA agreements

Date: 2013-04-02
The next step in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital acquisition process was carried out by the UCMH Board of Control on Thursday.   Full Story

Downtown revitalization project enters bid process

Date: 2013-04-02
Leaders of the downtown Erwin revitalization project and potential general and sub-contractors met for a pre-bid meeting to address items included in phase one of construction.  Full Story

Witness Walk 2013

Date: 2013-03-27
The annual Good Friday Witness Walk will begin Friday March 29, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Erwin Food Lion store.   Full Story

Panel seeks help with sinkhole issue

Date: 2013-03-26
The Unicoi County Commission addressed the pending sinkhole situation that has affected Love Chapel Elementary school and all property owners in the vicinity at their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday.  Full Story

Board collects bids on Love Chapel site plan

Date: 2013-03-26
Bids for the Love Chapel site are being sought by the Unicoi County Board of Education and are expected back by around April 11.  Full Story

Grass is always greener next door

Date: 2013-03-25
I love everything about this time of year. It is all about life and the anticipation of it. Last week officially started our Spring season, which sprang from warm weather to snow in one day. Everything outside with life is on the verge of showing a display of green and color.   Full Story

Summer jobs ‘Cap’ off best experience

Date: 2013-03-25
With this week’s weather, I know it’s hard to believe summer will soon be here – but it will. There are only about eight weeks of school left then the 2012-2013 school year will be behind us - so start making plans. Summer is an excellent time to stay busy working and learning and there are a wide variety of opportunities in our area.  Full Story

Moon phases have impact on gardening

Date: 2013-03-25
Ahhh, warmer weather and rain have been replacing snow, causing daffodils to bloom around the county. This must mean spring is on its way. Accompanying spring is, of course, spring planting. What does that have to do with astronomy? Well, that’s what I hope to share with you today. I have heard my parents and grandparents talk about planting “by the signs” but I never fully understood it.   Full Story

Farming sees changes

Date: 2013-03-25
This month, the celebration of spring is being hailed by many as they visit their local garden stores to buy seed, weed killer, kick the tires of lawnmowers and to have visions of gardens that only appear on special programming on PBS. We have all been suffering from cabin fever and cable TV flu, so now it is time to head outside and plant some seeds.  Full Story

Peterson wins DAR Good Citizens Award for 2013 at Unicoi County High School

Date: 2013-03-25
Kelsey Lea Peterson, a senior at Unicoi County High School, has won the 2013 DAR Good Citizens Award for her school. The Mary Patton Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, made the announcement and certificate presentation at the Unicoi County High School awards ceremony, according to a press release issued by the chapter.  Full Story

U.S. Forest service seeking increase on camping rates at Rock Creek Park

Date: 2013-03-25
In a press release issued last week, U.S. Forest Service officials at the Cherokee National Forest said the increasing costs of campground operation and maintenance, along with facility improvements that have been made at Rock Creek Recreation Area, have created the need to increase camping user fees.   Full Story

Blue Devils remain undefeated

Date: 2013-03-25
Blue Nation’s “Big Blue Machine” keeps rolling along at Baxter Field.  Full Story

Lady Devils defeat Sullivan North, 29-0

Date: 2013-03-25
While weather postponed some softball action in Northeast Tennessee last week, but the ladies of Erwin would not be phased.  Full Story

Commission amends commercial fishing proclamation at meeting

Date: 2013-03-25
The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission approved an amendment to the commercial fishing proclamation among business at its March meeting held Friday at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Region II Ray Bell Building.  Full Story

Plan sets venue for Love Chapel school

Date: 2013-03-19
Twelve pods to be located near Unicoi County Intermediate School will serve as the new placement for Love Chapel Elementary school students, faculty and staff.  Full Story

Holiday doubles as activist’s 78th birthday

Date: 2013-03-19
Living the life of Janice Johnson means not only celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, but also her birthday.  Full Story

Flooding to hasten UCSD’s relocation

Date: 2013-03-19
By Kayla Carter  Full Story

Legislators discuss health care reform, answer questions

Date: 2013-03-19
Health care was the main focus of discussion at the Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce annual legislative breakfast held on Friday, March 15.   Full Story

Family bonds are tightly woven

Date: 2013-03-19
I grew up surrounded by family and love. My mom and I moved back home with my grandparents when I was about two years old. It was a full house with some of her siblings still at home and I felt almost as if I had brothers and sisters instead of aunts and uncles. To this day I still don’t refer to them by the title of aunt or uncle. It just seems too formal for the connection we share.  Full Story

Seniors prepare for final walk

Date: 2013-03-19
It seems like only yesterday we welcomed students into the building for the first day of school. And yet, here we are in our last grading period of the 2012-2013 year and winding down toward graduation. I look at this graduating class with particular fondness. My youngest will receive his diploma along with so many of the friends he grew up with. All graduations are bittersweet, but this more than others.  Full Story

Sinkhole swallows imagination

Date: 2013-03-19
Having grown up in rural Tennessee, I have seen my share of sinkholes. Sinkholes have been in the news lately and they can become very dangerous, as we have seen by all the reports. In fact, on our farm, I have seen them appear overnight in places that you would least expect their appearance. Many times you would find them the next day with the front wheel of your tractor disappearing into a never-never land.  Full Story

Skies see burst of solar eruption occurring on St. Patrick’s Day

Date: 2013-03-19
If you happened to be in one of the northern U.S. states over the weekend you would have been in for quite a show in the sky on St. Patrick’s Day. Why? According to spaceweather.com a CME impact during the early hours of March 17th sparked auroras in the United States at least as far south as Colorado. This impact caused the skies over North America to turn green on St. Patrick’s Day.   Full Story

LOVE EVERLASTING

Date: 2013-03-19
Flag Pond residents Flossie and Grady Bailey have achieved something many married couples may never experience in their lifetime.  Full Story

Simerly ties school record in 200 event

Date: 2013-03-19
The senior campaign started off on a right note for Blue Devil Gabe Simerly.  Full Story

Blue Devils rout North, outlast Boone rally

Date: 2013-03-19
Unicoi County was sure to flex its muscle during opening week. The Blue Devils (2-0, TRC 1-0) started off the season on a high note after knocking off conference rival, Sullivan North by a 10-0 decision in five innings on Monday, March 11, at Baxter Field. Blue Devil skipper Charlie Baxter  Full Story

Lady Devils out slug opponents in opening week

Date: 2013-03-19
Lady Devil Diamond put its name in the hat for a potential home run derby site for the big leagues. Unicoi County (2-0, TRC 1-0) hit a total of seven home runs in the span of two games after disposing  Full Story

Easter hatches lots of options for colorful fun

Date: 2013-03-18
“Hippity-Hoppity Easter’s on its way...” Easter is March 31st this year to be exact. As a kid one of the things I enjoyed about Easter was decorating Easter eggs. We would either use the kits that had the plastic sleeve that would slide around the egg and then shrink to fit or we would use food coloring.   Full Story

Debut album available now

Date: 2013-03-18
People who watch what we refer to as reality television might remember Kacey Musgraves from the former USA Network show, Nashville Star. Kacey was a contestant during Season Five, back in 2007, and finished in seventh place. Recently, however, she caught the attention of country music fans with the release of her debut single, “Merry Go ‘Round.” It’s not just listeners who like what they are hearing from Kacey, it is the program directors and station managers at the top country music radio stations nation-wide. Her single is sitting in the No. 11 spot on country music’s Top 40 Chart, and Kacey is ready to introduce the world to more of her music, with the release of her first album.   Full Story

Short stories give reader option

Date: 2013-03-18
When I was a high school student, I always looked forward to getting my new English Literature textbook each fall. I generally managed to read it through sometime before Thanksgiving. As I recall it, each contained a classic novel, a play by William Shakespeare, a selection of poetry, an essay or two, and a number of short stories.   Full Story

Easter chic offers edible centerpiece

Date: 2013-03-18
Following is a recipe from Atlas May and “Holidays Through the Year with Seviers.”  Full Story

No threat found in suspicious packages

Date: 2013-03-11
Unicoi County was not exempt from the suspected multiple bomb threats reported in the region on Monday.  Full Story

Search team rescues Appalachian Trail hiker

Date: 2013-03-11
J. Arcenda Gaines’ through hike on the Appalachian Trail was thwarted on Wednesday morning with the onset of severe cold and snowy conditions in Unicoi County.   Full Story

Habitat for Humanity seeks help with work scheduled for Saturday

Date: 2013-03-11
The Unicoi County Habitat for Humanity is seeking volunteers for this coming Saturday, March 9th.  Full Story

Girl Scout cookies available

Date: 2013-03-11
Much anticipated Girl Scout cookies have arrived. Unicoi County girls are out in force delivering cookies and hosting storefront cookie booths through March 24.  Full Story

It’s hard to win at numbers game

Date: 2013-03-11
Does anyone use the telephone directory anymore? I hope you have better luck than I do.  Full Story

Tips offered for best look at comet visible this week

Date: 2013-03-11
Last week you heard about Comet PanSTARRS, also known as C/2011 L4.   Full Story

Shamrock throw wraps up holiday

Date: 2013-03-11
An Irish Prayer  Full Story

Artist holds true to ‘traditional’

Date: 2013-03-11
Tim Culpepper’s new CD, Pourin’ Whiskey on Pain’, is real country music  Full Story

Health system promotes commitments to county with facility bus tours

Date: 2013-03-05
Since securing the bid for acquisition of Unicoi County Memorial Hospital, Mountain States Health Alliance hosted a series of bus tours for Unicoi County officials and citizens to see MSHA facilities in the region.  Full Story

MSHA CEO to retire in December

Date: 2013-03-05
Dennis Vonderfecht’s last day as the Mountain States Health Alliance chief executive officer and president has been declared Dec. 31, 2013.   Full Story

Courthouse employees organize, preserve Unicoi County Chancery Court archives

Date: 2013-03-05
The discovery of a chancery court manual used by James M. Gouge, a former attorney and clerk and master of Unicoi County, would not have happened without a recently completed archive restoration and organization project.  Full Story

Students speak out for 4-H honors

Date: 2013-03-04
In January Unicoi County 4-H’ers learned skills of public speaking and effective communication and on Jan. 31, Calvary Baptist Church hosted the 2013 4-H County Public Speaking Contest.   Full Story

FFA students offering Easter Lilies for sale

Date: 2013-03-04
Unicoi County High School's Future Farmers of America, is holding its annual Easter Lily Sale. The community is being asked to help support the local FFA with the purchase of a lily for Easter.  Full Story

Modern Woodmen receives ratings reported as ‘superior’ in strength

Date: 2013-03-04
A.M. Best Company, an independent insurance industry rating agency, recently affirmed Modern Woodmen of America’s financial strength rating. A.M. Best rates Modern Woodmen’s financial stability, security and management performances as A+ (Superior), the second highest of 15 ratings.  Full Story

Project paves way for future growth

Date: 2013-03-04
Last week I attended a meeting for the Downtown Merchants to discuss the upcoming Revitalization Project in Erwin. We have featured this project many times in The Erwin Record as it has taken development, but now the beginning date is quickly approaching.  Full Story

Comets expected to make appearances during 2013

Date: 2013-03-04
2013 may end up being the year of the comet! There are 3 comets expected to make a splash this year – Comet PanSTARRS, Comet Lemmon and the grand finale, Comet ISON. The first one is already putting on a good show for Southern Hemisphere sky watchers. By the time it makes its appearance in northern skies, Comet PanSTARRS should be visible to the naked eye!  Full Story

Reader shares knitting pattern of favorite Christmas booties

Date: 2013-03-04
­­Each week I ask (lately I feel it’s more like begging) for readers to submit craft ideas, patterns, stories about crafting, etc. Well, get your calendar and mark the date, because I have my first submission!!!   Full Story

County to pave way for Rocky Fork

Date: 2013-02-26
Completion of a road near Upper Higgins Creek Road in the south end of the county has been on the commission’s agenda for years, said Unicoi County Mayor Greg Lynch.  Full Story

State attorney urges 911 Board to pass agreement, comply with state statute

Date: 2013-02-26
The way the Unicoi County 911 Board is currently set up, said Tennessee Emergency Communications Board Assistant Director and General Counsel Curtis Sutton, is not in compliance with state policy.  Full Story

Board may seek new approach with memberships

Date: 2013-02-26
Research into the way other economic development board’s in the nation operate has Unicoi County’s board considering changes to their operations.  Full Story

Wanted: Larceny Suspect (call with information)

Date: 2013-02-20
This information was shared by the Unicoi County Sheriff's Department a short time ago:  Full Story

Sinkhole study prompts Love Chapel relocation

Date: 2013-02-19
Faculty, staff and students of Love Chapel Elementary will not return to their normal setting in August and more than likely never will.  Full Story

Arrests made of 19 individuals on alleged drug-related charges

Date: 2013-02-19
Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley said approximately 20 individuals were arrested on drug-related charges in a roundup occurring on Monday, Feb. 18, which began at 9 a.m.  Full Story

Nancy was a ‘class’ act for schools

Date: 2013-02-18
Unicoi County lost a fine lady last week. I was saddened to hear that Nancy Bogart had passed.  Full Story

Many options available for ‘magical’ notice

Date: 2013-02-18
It was such a memorable moment that even now I still vividly remember it from my childhood. It was early morning and the sound of the radio awoke me. The radio never played during those early morning hours unless . . . it snowed!   Full Story

Class discipline different now

Date: 2013-02-18
With all the talk these days about teachers becoming a part of the line of defense against attacks and being allowed to carry guns at school, it has really caused a lot of opinions to surface. Many have some merit, while other opinions should be allowed to be placed back under the surface they came from.  Full Story

Free workshop offered on diabetes by Unicoi County Health Department

Date: 2013-02-18
Diabetes is a complicated disease that can strike fear, confusion, and helplessness in diagnosed people and caregivers, according to a press release issued recently by the Unicoi County Health Department.   Full Story

Recipe provides option for salmon

Date: 2013-02-18
Since salmon is supposed to be good for us, I’ve been trying different ways to cook it. (I don’t like the fishy taste).  Full Story

Shamrock Headband offers holiday style

Date: 2013-02-18
While I realize St. Patrick’s day is a few weeks away, I thought I would go ahead and share this Shamrock Headband crochet pattern from www.redheart.com. Although I haven’t had a chance to try my hand at this pattern yet, it seems fairly straightforward.   Full Story

Crash victims remain in ICU following head-on collision

Date: 2013-02-12
Two Erwin women remain in intensive care at the Johnson City Medical Center following a two-vehicle crash on Wednesday, Feb. 6.  Full Story

Sheriff: Telephone scam could target county residents

Date: 2013-02-12
In a press release issued last week, Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley warned citizens about a scam that could possibly target Unicoi County residents.  Full Story

Chamber makes plans for second River Run

Date: 2013-02-11
Thanks to the success of the first Nolichucky 5K River Run last year, the race is set to become another annual event hosted by the Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce.  Full Story

Lady Devils win conference crown

Date: 2013-02-11
Johnson County came prepared for a second chance to pull an upset on Unicoi County High School’s senior night, but the Lady Devils were not to be denied.  Full Story

ON THE REBOUND

Date: 2013-02-11
After struggling early in the season, Devils bounce back to win 10 out of last 12 games.  Full Story

Gibson decides to continue baseball career at Tusculum

Date: 2013-02-11
Columbia State Community College’s pipeline for baseball success continues to pump out talent and an Erwin native is the most recent addition to the group.  Full Story

Shhh! My cell phone is listening

Date: 2013-02-11
From the publisher's desk  Full Story

Valentine aims for the stars

Date: 2013-02-11
In the sky  Full Story

Help keep bugs from spreading

Date: 2013-02-11
Taking Notes  Full Story

Desserts offer Valentine’s idea

Date: 2013-02-11
If you’re looking for a recipe for a special occasion, you’ll be sure to find it in Seviers United Methodist Church new cookbook, “Holidays Through the Year with Seviers.” They have covered every holiday and then some.  Full Story

Knitted heart expresses handmade Valentine love

Date: 2013-02-11
Capricious Crafts  Full Story

Two vehicle crash, wings called in

Date: 2013-02-06
A two-vehicle crash located along Love Street near Elm and Willow Streets has local law enforcement directing traffic along alternate routes. The road has been shut down for the time being. Paramedics have arrived at the scene to aid passengers who were traveling in a van and SUV, which collided around 4 p.m. today. No other information has been received at this time.  Full Story

Good friends are icing on cake

Date: 2013-02-05
I am beyond the halfway mark. Let’s just say that unless science steps it up a notch or I get in better shape, I don’t see me living to twice the age I am now. In fact, my odds just became less this week, after celebrating my birthday Monday and reaching a higher age. I won’t say what age, but it is sure to be the prime of life, whatever that is. Right?  Full Story

Cats describe phase ‘purrrfectly’

Date: 2013-02-05
I’ve said it before. I love teenagers. I may love teenagers because I love cats. Teenagers are similar to cats and working in a high school is a lot like being a cat herder. If you’re not sure what that looks like, try Googling “cat herder commercial.” You’ll be rewarded with a hilarious advertisement that shows cowboys in the classic cattle herding scenario, only they’re herding cats not cattle. They love their job, too.  Full Story

Moon has always mystified

Date: 2013-02-05
Have you ever stepped outside at night, looked up at the moon and noticed a ring or halo around the moon? I remember noticing that one night, running back in my parents’ house to tell them about it. At which point my Dad asked me how many stars were inside the ring.   Full Story

OUR COMMUNITY MOURNS

Date: 2013-02-05
A triple murder-suicide that occurred at 750 Carolina Ave., Apt. 124B on Feb. 2 has prompted the community to publicly mourn the deaths of the family members whose names were released Monday afternoon.  Full Story

Harris to face third trial in July

Date: 2013-02-05
The next trial for former Unicoi County sheriff Kent Harris has been set for July 8 in the Unicoi County Courthouse.   Full Story

Mock trial team uses rehearsal as Relay fundraiser

Date: 2013-02-05
The Unicoi County High School mock trial team organized an event that not only prepared them for an upcoming competition, but helped raise more than $450 for Relay for Life.  Full Story

Assessor takes steps to address Greenbelt issue

Date: 2013-02-05
A citizen investigation by John Day into the office of Unicoi County Assessor of Property Patsy Bennett has resulted in the release of notices directing property owners enrolled in the Greenbelt property classification to comply with state handbook guidelines.  Full Story

Devils clinch third seed in Three Rivers

Date: 2013-02-05
Adversity rose up on the court, but the Blue Devils would not fade away.  Full Story

Lady Devils survive scare against Johnson County Longhorns

Date: 2013-02-05
The Johnson County Lady Longhorns almost pulled off the upset of the Unicoi County High School Lady Blue Devil basketball team. Almost.  Full Story

Corn receives top coach honors from TBCA

Date: 2013-02-05
Columbia State Community College head baseball coach and Erwin native Mike Corn was named Coach of the Year by the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association on Wednesday, Jan. 30. This marks the second consecutive year Corn has received this award.  Full Story

Baseball, softball clinic set for Feb. 9

Date: 2013-02-05
The Unicoi County Little League will host a hitting clinic at the UCLL fields on Saturday, Feb. 9, and on Saturday, Feb 23. The hitting clinic is part of new activities in store for the upcoming 2013 baseball and softball Little League seasons. The clinics will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.  Full Story

Send your sweetheart a Valentine in The Erwin Record

Date: 2013-02-01
Stop by our office, fill out the form and your Valentine will appear in the February 12, 2013 edition of The Erwin Record. Perfect for your valentine of any age!   Full Story

County takes steps to move 911, UCSD

Date: 2013-01-29
A feasibility study for moving 911 and Unicoi County Sheriff's Department offices was to be discussed by the Unicoi County Commission during a meeting held Monday, Jan. 28, however, Gary Tysinger of the engineering firm Tysinger, Hampton & Partners (TH&P) suggested the commission approve a proposal provided by his firm.  Full Story

Town, county consider opposing UCMH sale

Date: 2013-01-29
The Unicoi County Commission and the town of Unicoi Board of Mayor and Aldermen have considered resolutions in opposition of the conveyance procedures of Unicoi County Memorial Hospital to Mountain States Health Alliance.   Full Story

Funding prompts town to revise community kitchen project

Date: 2013-01-29
A community kitchen project plan initiated by the town of Unicoi through grant applications beginning in 2009 has been downsized in order to make the acquiring of funding more feasible.  Full Story

Officials unanimously pass liquor ordinance

Date: 2013-01-29
The town of Unicoi Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously approved an ordinance that permits the establishment of retail liquor stores within town limits at a meeting on Jan. 22.  Full Story

Starnes joins Walters State Senators

Date: 2013-01-28
Morristown will see a little Lady Devil flare once the brickdust hits the air during the 2014 softball season.  Full Story

Ladies move into tie for first

Date: 2013-01-28
The Lady Devils would not to be denied.  Full Story

‘Record’ celebrates milestone

Date: 2013-01-22
When the first issue of The Erwin Record hit newsstands 85 years ago its staff made a promise to their readers – to be their “hometown paper.”  Full Story

Two officers resign from force

Date: 2013-01-22
Calculated into the turnover rate of deputies at the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department are two officers who resigned last week in lieu of a termination hearing, which was to be set for Jan. 17.  Full Story

Overpass scheduled for completion in 2014

Date: 2013-01-22
Agencies involved in the construction of the Erwin railroad overpass project are waiting on an official work order to begin construction, according to Tennessee Department of Transportation Assistant Regional Construction Supervisor Randy Busler.   Full Story

Committee questions holidays taken by employees

Date: 2013-01-22
The Unicoi County Policy Committee met on Jan. 9 to discuss several issues, including Unicoi County Courthouse holiday closures, county employee worker’s compensation and changes to the county employee handbook.  Full Story

Schools launch alert system

Date: 2013-01-22
The Unicoi County School System has launched the K12 Alerts system, which enables parents, teachers and staff members to received urgent school information, according to a K12 Alerts press release.  Full Story

Just in time

Date: 2013-01-15
The inability of the clocks on the exterior of Erwin Town Hall to keep the correct time has often been the “tock” of the town.  Full Story

Single-vehicle accident claims life of Unicoi woman

Date: 2013-01-15
A fatal single-vehicle crash shut down Highway 107 on Thursday, Jan. 10 around 5:20 p.m., according to Unicoi County 911 Emergency Communications.  Full Story

Unicoi post office reduces hours

Date: 2013-01-15
The town of Unicoi’s United States Post Office is set for a reduction of hours along with 255 other Tennessee offices.  Full Story

Mayors look ahead to new year

Date: 2013-01-15
Two of the biggest challenges Unicoi County officials from each municipality agree to have to overcome in 2013 are funding the increased full-time school resource officers and addressing issues at the 911 and Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department offices.  Full Story

DA opts not to try Harris for third time on theft charge

Date: 2013-01-15
District Attorney General Tony Clark announced he will not be pursuing a third trial for the charge of theft over $1,000 against former Unicoi County sheriff Kent Harris, during a phone interview on Jan. 9.  Full Story

Blue Devils win four straight

Date: 2013-01-15
An early deficit and a wild third quarter weren’t enough to deter the Unicoi County High School Blue Devil basketball from earning an important Three Rivers Conference victory.  Full Story

Junior varsity claims easy victory over Lady Raiders

Date: 2013-01-15
The Unicoi County High School junior varsity Lady Devils had the chance to be the belles of the ball Friday night.  Full Story

CORRECTION to "Mayors look ahead to new year" article

Date: 2013-01-15
Some information in The Erwin Record's Jan. 15 issue, from the article entitled "Mayors look ahead to new year," was inaccurate. In the opening of the article, Mayor Greg Lynch is referring to county records storage and not inmates. Also, the jail, dispatch and Unicoi County Sheriff's Department issues will require usage of county funds, however the county records storage issue is expected to be funded with fees through courthouse services.  Full Story

Unicoi County School schedule change

Date: 2013-01-15
Unicoi County schools will be opening 2 hours late on 1-16-13.  Full Story

Breaking News: Clark to dismiss first Harris trial

Date: 2013-01-09
District Attorney General Tony Clark announced he will not be pursuing a third trial for the charge of theft over $1,000 against former Unicoi County sheriff Kent Harris, during a phone interview on Jan. 9.  Full Story

Future location of 911, UCSD uncertain

Date: 2013-01-08
The final decision about how to fix undesirable work conditions at the Unicoi County Jail and Sheriff’s Department depend on results from an environmental study, which was hastened by a recommendation at the Building and Grounds Committee meeting on Jan. 2.  Full Story

SROs to offer safety classes

Date: 2013-01-08
Temple Hill Principal Angie Vaughn said Thursday, Jan. 3, marked not only the first day back to school, but also the first day for Temple Hill Elementary school to have a full-time school resource officer.  Full Story

Attorney General collects UCMH opinion letters

Date: 2013-01-08
The state Attorney General’s office has received 43 opinion letters regarding the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital transaction, however they have yet to obtain a notice of sale from the UCMH Board of Control.  Full Story

Director ‘very pleased’ with report card results

Date: 2013-01-08
The Tennessee Department of Education recently released its 2012 Report Card which provides information about student test scores, graduation rates and demographics. Unicoi County Director of Schools Denise Brown said she is “very pleased” with the system’s results in the 2012 Report Card.  Full Story

Sheriff: Welfare check leads to four meth arrests

Date: 2013-01-08
A concerned citizen aided the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department in dismantling a methamphetamine manufacturing operation on Saturday, Jan. 5.   Full Story

Preparations underway for upcoming season

Date: 2013-01-08
The season is still a few months away, but the Unicoi County Little League (UCLL) is off and running to get an early start on the upcoming season.  Full Story

Devils win back-to-back games

Date: 2013-01-08
“Defend this house” took on a whole new meaning for the fellas in Unicoi County during a pair of high school basketball games last week.  Full Story

Middle school teams set to return to court

Date: 2013-01-08
Following a two-week break after completing holiday tournament action at Daniel Boone High School, the Unicoi County Middle School basketball programs will be looking to carry the momentum of their third place tournament finishes to wrap up the second half of the season on a high note.  Full Story

Final segment of dove season underway

Date: 2013-01-08
The third and final segment of Tennessee’s 2012-13 dove hunting season is now underway. The final segment began on Dec. 19 and will continue through Jan. 15, 2013, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.  Full Story

SRO presence to increase

Date: 2012-12-31
Unicoi County students will return to school on Jan. 3 alongside five local law enforcement officers being assigned to work in each facility.  Full Story

USPS sets meeting to discuss future of Unicoi location

Date: 2012-12-31
The United States Postal Service will hold a meeting on Jan. 9 at 4 p.m. in the town of Unicoi’s post office to discuss how a nationwide reduction of hours for offices in rural areas will impact the town of Unicoi.   Full Story

Court grants NFS dismissal in lawsuit

Date: 2012-12-31
A motion for dismissal was granted by the U.S. District Court in a case accusing Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. of negligence in handling nuclear material.  Full Story

Put best foot forward this year

Date: 2012-12-31
Ready, set, go! I am going to hit the ground running in 2013. Well, not really running. That sounded as if I plan on exercising. I do, however, hope to be able to keep up with the pace life seems to be going these days. Have scientists studied to see if the Earth is spinning faster on its axis? I feel like I am going in and out of a revolving door as the months start and end. I checked and we did do 52 weekly issues of The Erwin Record last year. As this year begins, I am going to make a resolution not to make any resolutions. There, I am already a step ahead of 2012 where I remember making a few resolutions. However, I don’t remember what they were, so I can’t really attest to the fact of whether I kept them or not. Hopefully I cleared that slate of failure recently with a party I attended. It was an interesting sort of “ritual” in December.   Full Story

First meteor shower of year to originate from asteroids

Date: 2012-12-31
Most meteor showers are caused by debris from comets, but a couple are known to originate from asteroids. This was the case for the December Geminids as well as will be the case for the first meteor shower of the New Year – the Quadrantids. However, although the window to observe the Geminids peak lasted most of the night and into the morning hours, the window for catching the Quadrantids will be much shorter. The particles that cause the Quadrantid meteor shower originate from the asteroid 2003 EH1. Since the orbit of 2003 EH1 is highly inclined to the orbit of the Earth, the Earth passes through it very quickly. The result is the Quadrantid meteor shower being an extremely short one, lasting only a few hours.  Full Story

Ladies defeat Unaka during Trailblazer Classic

Date: 2012-12-31
The perfect setting for a double-double was the second round of the Trailblazer Classic and that was more than enough motivation for Lady Devil sophomore Destinie Hayes.  Full Story

Knights avenge earlier loss to Devils

Date: 2012-12-31
Revenge was on the minds of the boys from Afton.  Full Story

UCLL announces registration date for 2013 season

Date: 2012-12-31
The Unicoi County Little League will host the first registration for the 2013 season on Saturday, Jan. 19. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and last until 2 p.m.  Full Story

Alumni football games planned locally

Date: 2012-12-31
Alumni football is coming to Erwin. Gridiron Alumni is planning several full contact alumni football games, according to a press release issued by the organization.   Full Story

New book offers New Year’s recipes

Date: 2012-12-31
Seviers United Methodist Church has published a new cookbook “Holidays Through the Year with Seviers.” It is filled with 565 pages of recipes.  Full Story

Mayan Christmas and happy New Year

Date: 2012-12-26
If you are reading this, you are aware that we made it through the predicted end-of-the-world last Friday.  Full Story

Jupiter offers reminder of famous Christmas star

Date: 2012-12-26
“When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.” - Matthew 2:10 KJV  Full Story

ETSU plans children enrichment

Date: 2012-12-26
East Tennessee State University’s Office of Professional Development is offering a Renaissance Child Winter Enrichment Program, Jan. 3, 4 and 7, 2013.  Full Story

Hensley to resign as EDB director

Date: 2012-12-26
During a meeting of the Joint Economic Development Board (EDB) of Unicoi County, town of Erwin Mayor Doris Hensley announced she would be resigning as executive director of the board on Jan. 31.  Full Story

Calendar out now!

Date: 2012-12-26
The 2013 calendar is in the 12/25/12 edition of The Erwin Record - out now! The calendar contains photos from local photographers of the Unicoi County area! This edition will be available in boxes, local retailers, and the Erwin Record office until 12/31/12. After that it will still be available at the Erwin Record office while supplies last. Get your copy before it's gone!  Full Story

Blood drive offers chance for gift card

Date: 2012-12-18
Planning your next Do-It-Yourself or home improvement project? Present to donate blood or platelets during the American Red Cross “Building a Better Blood Supply” promotion Jan. 1 through March 31, 2013, for your chance to win a $1,000 gift card to a home improvement store.   Full Story

Love Chapel grounds study OK’d

Date: 2012-12-17
The Unicoi County Board of Education voted to fund additional testing of the Love Chapel Elementary grounds during a regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, Dec. 13.   Full Story

Jury unable to reach verdict in Harris retrial

Date: 2012-12-17
The retrial for the charge of theft over $1,000 against former Unicoi County Sheriff Kent Harris resulted in a deadlocked jury on Friday, Dec. 14, in the Unicoi County Courthouse.  Full Story

Supporters rally to submit letters to Attorney General

Date: 2012-12-17
Local supporters of Wellmont Health System rallied to gain information to include in opposition letters to the state's Attorney General on Thursday at the Unicoi County Intermediate School.  Full Story

Prayer rally set for Thursday

Date: 2012-12-17
A prayer rally is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m., at First Baptist Church, Erwin.   Full Story

United Way exceeds goal for 2013 campaign

Date: 2012-12-17
The Unicoi County United Way announced they exceed their 2013 campaign goal of $100,000 at their annual Victory Luncheon held at the Clinchfield Senior Adult Center on Wednesday.   Full Story

Former UCHS student killed in stabbing

Date: 2012-12-17
Two juveniles have been charged in a stabbing that occurred around 3 a.m. Sunday morning, according to Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes.   Full Story

Devils snap losing streak with win over Knights

Date: 2012-12-17
A revamped Elizabethton basketball squad proved to be too much for the Unicoi County High School Blue Devils’ second contest in Three Rivers Conference play.  Full Story

Lady Cyclones too much for Lady Devils

Date: 2012-12-17
Upset was in the mind on the Lady Devils, but an offensively-charged second quarter proved to be too much as Elizabethton won the game and maintained their undefeated Three Rivers Conference record.  Full Story

Northeast Tennessee team dominates bowl game

Date: 2012-12-17
The three-peat is on for Tennessee. Northeast Tennessee kept the winning streak alive against Southwest Virginia by defeating their rival 27-0 in front of a packed house at Malcolm Field in Bristol, Va. on Saturday, Dec. 15.  Full Story

We get too wrapped up to live

Date: 2012-12-17
As I try and settle down to write this weekly column, my mind is racing from one topic to another. So, I will just start and see where it goes – probably a variety of avenues.  Full Story

Tragedy reminds of need to care

Date: 2012-12-17
My heart broke this week. The pain of losing such precious children during a senseless act was almost unbearable. Anyone who has ever loved a child couldn’t help but be affected. I hope everyone took the time to hug a special child to their chest and give thanks for them.   Full Story

Tragedy reminds of need to care

Date: 2012-12-17
My heart broke this week. The pain of losing such precious children during a senseless act was almost unbearable. Anyone who has ever loved a child couldn’t help but be affected. I hope everyone took the time to hug a special child to their chest and give thanks for them.   Full Story

Jury selected for latest Harris trial

Date: 2012-12-11
After seven sets of challenges from attorneys eliminating potential jurors, a 12-person jury was selected during the first day of former Unicoi County Sheriff Kent Harris' trial on Monday; two alternate jurors were also selected and sworn in by 5:40 p.m.  Full Story

Talks begin regarding liquor store regulations

Date: 2012-12-11
Details regarding the recently passed referendum legalizing liquor stores in the town of Unicoi were discussed at a planning commission meeting on Friday, Dec. 7.   Full Story

Director makes effort to improve facility

Date: 2012-12-11
Unicoi County Animal Shelter Director Jessica Blevins, who took over the position at the end of July, has been working on a project list to improve the habitat and life of animals who come through the shelter.  Full Story

Children need homes during holiday season

Date: 2012-12-11
Youth Villages is looking for caring people in Johnson City and the surrounding counties to open their hearts and homes and to become foster parents to a child in need this holiday season.   Full Story

Community Ambassadors sought for Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Date: 2012-12-11
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) seeks to fill 15 volunteer positions as Appalachian Trail (A.T.) Community Ambassadors. These Ambassadors will support the A.T. Community program and their designated communities with outreach, education, local projects, events and initiatives in 2013, according to a news release issued last week by the ATC. Applications are being accepted through Dec. 20.  Full Story

Blue Devils selected to play in FCA bowl

Date: 2012-12-11
The high school football season will go on for the seniors who were recently selected from Tennessee and Virginia to participate in the third annual FCA Senior Bowl. Once again, the game will be a contest between Northeast Tennessee players and Southwest Virginia players.  Full Story

Lady Devils win first conference game

Date: 2012-12-11
When push came to shove, the Lady Devils were not to be denied their first conference win of the year.  Full Story

December offers meteor show

Date: 2012-12-11
“Welcome, winter. Your late dawns and chilled breath make me lazy, but I love you nonetheless.” ~Terri Guillemets  Full Story

Honor comes in many forms

Date: 2012-12-11
Last week I saw many honored and I felt honored as well just to be witness. Thursday night was the Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner. Along with entertainment from the Adam Larkey Band,   Full Story

Wellmont supporters anticipate Attorney General’s review

Date: 2012-12-04
After about two months of deliberation on proposals from two regional health systems, the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Board of Control will now move forward with an acquisition process initiated in October.   Full Story

CORRECTION: Jury selection to begin for repeat Harris trial

Date: 2012-12-04
CORRECTION  Full Story

Students end semester with pioneer production

Date: 2012-12-04
Theatre arts students at Unicoi County High School took audiences back to a simpler time with their production of “Laura Ingalls Wilder: Voice of the Prairie.”  Full Story

‘Erwinopoly’ board game to promote local businesses, raise cancer awareness

Date: 2012-12-04
A local twist on a classic board game — Erwinopoly — is in the works by the Unicoi County Relay for Life team, said Cindy Lewis, team chair.   Full Story

Newspaper box thefts investigated

Date: 2012-12-04
According to Chief of Police Regan Tilson, the Erwin Police Department is investigating “numerous” thefts from newspaper boxes in the town of Erwin.  Full Story

Snow schedule reminder offered

Date: 2012-12-04
It’s hard to believe it is already December. Since Christmas is just three weeks from today, it is high time for my annual note about winter weather closings. In case of snow or ice, we may open late, close early, or even be closed all day. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes our patrons, so please call the library at 743-6533 if you are unsure whether we are open.  Full Story

Potato soup makes listing of ‘favorites’

Date: 2012-12-04
A special thanks to Kathy Bryant for sharing her special soup with us. She found this recipe in “Southern Living” in January, 1982.  Full Story

Lady Devils win non-conference showdown

Date: 2012-12-04
Kerri King’s Unicoi County High Shcool Lady Devil basketball team is riding a two-game winning streak going into this week’s Three River’s Conference matchup with Sullivan East.  Full Story

Blue Devils prepare for clash with Sullivan East

Date: 2012-12-04
The Unicoi County High School Blue Devils will look to use last week’s games as preparation for an important, early season Three Rivers Conference clash.  Full Story

Gun season for deer underway

Date: 2012-12-04
Tennessee sportsmen harvested more than 17,000 deer statewide on the opening weekend of gun season for deer as harvest numbers continue to be reported.  Full Story

Board to vote on fate of UCMH

Date: 2012-11-27
The Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Board of Control has set a meeting for Nov. 28 at 4 p.m. inside Erwin Town Hall to select one of two proposals submitted by regional health systems on Oct. 10 for purposes of acquisition of the hospital and its assets.   Full Story

UCMH vendors threaten lawsuit, board seeks $1.5 million line of credit

Date: 2012-11-27
Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Board of Control Chairman Glenn Tilson was authorized to seek a $1.5 million line of credit in order to pay back companies contracted by the hospital.   Full Story

Catholic Community purchases 14.5 acres

Date: 2012-11-27
The Catholic Community of Unicoi County has plans to build a new foundation in the community with the recent purchase of 14.5 acres of land in the town of Erwin.   Full Story

Town cites four stores for alcohol sales to minors

Date: 2012-11-27
Four convenience stores were cited for selling alcohol to persons underage during a series of show cause hearings at a town of Erwin Beverage Board meeting Nov. 21.  Full Story

Architect’s report recommends move for 911, UCSD

Date: 2012-11-27
Repair or relocation?  Full Story

Varsity team remains undefeated

Date: 2012-11-27
The Unicoi County Middle School basketball teams recently completed a busy two week stretch on the courts around Northeast Tennessee.  Full Story

Devils struggle during tournament

Date: 2012-11-27
In a tournament traditionally dominated by teams from the Three Rivers Conference, two conference powerhouses were upset in their first games of the Hardee’s Classic.  Full Story

Inspector advises sheriff of need for new jail

Date: 2012-11-20
A recent jail inspection has revealed the need for public officials to consider building a new jail to house county inmates.  Full Story

Board cancels meeting with health systems

Date: 2012-11-20
On Friday, Nov. 16, the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Board of Control issued a notice of a meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 4 p.m. in the boardroom at the hospital.   Full Story

Volunteers offer family ‘brush with kindness’

Date: 2012-11-20
David, Dawn and baby Autumn Maxwell received help through Unicoi County Habitat for Humanity with finishing a home improvement project, which will make their home more efficient and safe for their daughter who was born with a genetic disease called Zellweger Syndrome.  Full Story

Board discusses high-priority obligations

Date: 2012-11-20
Members of the Unicoi County Joint Economic Development Board met to prioritize their economic growth initiatives on Friday, Nov. 16.  Full Story

Director partners with EDB

Date: 2012-11-20
Johnson City native Patricia Oldham was recently named director of community outreach and economic development through East Tennessee State University’s Center for Community Outreach and Applied Research.   Full Story

Parade set for Saturday

Date: 2012-11-20
The 2012 Christmas parade will march down Main Avenue on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 10:30 a.m.  Full Story

Escaped inmate captured

Date: 2012-11-20
According to the Unicoi County Sheriff's Department, officers have captured escape female inmate in Norton Hollow in Unicoi County. She was taken into custody this morning.  Full Story

Demolition prepares way for overpass

Date: 2012-11-13
“I’ll believe it when I see it.”  Full Story

HEARTFELT TRIBUTE

Date: 2012-11-13
The designation of Interstate 26 as part of the Purple Heart Trail was one of many recognitions addressed at the annual Veterans Day celebration held at the Unicoi County Veterans Memorial Park on Nov. 11.  Full Story

County voters say no to wheel tax, Unicoi passes package store referendum

Date: 2012-11-13
While President Barack Obama beat out his competitor Gov. Mitt Romney on a national level, Unicoi County voters had many other items to consider on the 2012 election ballot.   Full Story

Board to hear proposals from health systems

Date: 2012-11-13
In a notice sent to local media outlets on Monday, the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Board of Control announced that it will hold a called meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital boardroom.  Full Story

Early snow impacts higher elevations

Date: 2012-11-07
Rain and snow along with strong winds were pushed into Unicoi County by Superstorm Sandy, which made land in Atlantic City, N.J. this past week.  Full Story

From the Publisher's Desk: Did you hear the one about...?

Date: 2012-11-07
I have never been good at telling jokes. For one I can’t remember them for 30 minutes past hearing and I have to rehearse it over and over in my mind to be able to deliver it well without messing up the punch line.  Full Story

Taking Notes: Social studies helps create better citizens

Date: 2012-11-07
Admit it. Most of the news you hear about education focuses on math and science. Occasionally you might hear something thrown in about the importance of the arts.   Full Story

Record accepting photos for upcoming calendar

Date: 2012-11-07
The Erwin Record is accepting entries for our annual “Images of Unicoi County Calendar.”  Full Story

Coach: True shows determination in state meet

Date: 2012-11-07
The “disorganized chaos” wasn’t enough to deter Unicoi County High School cross country runner Whitley True from a successful run during the state A/AA cross country meet held in Nashville on Saturday, Nov. 3.  Full Story

Devils’ season ends with playoff loss to Raiders

Date: 2012-11-07
A pair of miscues by the Unicoi County High School football squad’s special teams unit spearheaded Sullivan North’s victory in the first round of the class 3A playoffs in quadrant one.  Full Story

Season tickets now available

Date: 2012-11-07
Basketball season tickets are now available at Unicoi County High School for the 2012-2013 season.   Full Story

Flag Pond Ruritan schedules turkey shoots

Date: 2012-11-07
The Flag Pond Ruritan Club will hold turkey shoots at the old Flag Pond School, beginning Nov. 10, at 1 p.m. The shoots will continue every Saturday (weather permitting) until sometime in the spring.   Full Story

Officials celebrate opening of county’s first assisted living facility

Date: 2012-11-06
A ribbon cutting event was held on Nov. 2 to honor the opening of Governor’s Bend, Erwin’s first assisted living facility. Johnnie Lyons, director of Governor’s Bend, said the event also gave the community a chance to thank all the people involved in completing the project, which was initiated by a groundbreaking in 2008.  Full Story

Voters can honor veterans through state’s new program

Date: 2012-11-06
George Hatcher, a member of the famous Erwin Nine, said when he heard about a new statewide program that allows individuals to dedicate their vote to veterans, he felt honored.   Full Story

Newest park ‘catalyst for success,’ according to Unicoi County mayor

Date: 2012-11-06
An assembly of state and local officials hiked through the snowy scenery of Rocky Fork to view the site for a future state park in Unicoi County on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The brisk hike came prior to the celebration announcing the project at the county’s I-26 Welcome Center, where even more individuals who were instrumental in the state park initiative gathered.  Full Story

Chamber announces upcoming holiday events

Date: 2012-11-06
The Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce will kick off the holiday season with two of its most popular events – the annual tree-lighting ceremony and Christmas parade – later this month.  Full Story

County audit returns five findings

Date: 2012-11-06
The 2012 Unicoi County audit ending June 30 returned findings among the assessor’s office, sheriff’s department, mayor office, superintendent of roads and the office of clerk and master, according to the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury audit report released on Oct. 26.  Full Story

Missing Carter County girl found in Erwin

Date: 2012-11-06
Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley reported to Unicoi County 911 that a missing girl from Carter County was found in Unicoi County on Monday afternoon, according to Unicoi County Administrative Assistant Craig Masters.   Full Story

ETSU to hold Veterans Day ceremony

Date: 2012-11-06
From Staff Reports  Full Story

Stage set for 35th annual Festival

Date: 2012-10-02
Thanks to the Unicoi County Apple Festival, the Valley Beautiful has had the opportunity to welcome thousands of visitors to Erwin for more than three decades.  Full Story

Vendor variety Chamber’s goal when selecting festival fare

Date: 2012-10-02
The goal of Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce Director Amanda Delp every year at the annual Apple Festival is to set an enticing table for all who come to experience the event.  Full Story

Community quizzes commissioner on taxes

Date: 2012-10-02
No tax topic was safe from public scrutiny on Thursday night during the second question-and-answer forum organized by County Commissioner Dwight Bennett. Bennett faced a crowd of 31 people interested in answers regarding a fourth consecutive tax increase by the county government, as well as reasons for the wheel tax referendum.  Full Story

Final Rocky Fork tract protected

Date: 2012-10-02
Four years and 10,000 acres later, the Rocky Fork land tract is now protected, according to information issued by the U.S. Forest Service on Thursday, Sept. 27. Working in conjunction, The Conservation Fund and the National Forest Service have acquired the final 1,200 acres of the tract.  Full Story

‘Something of our own’

Date: 2012-10-02
Unicoi County Habitat for Humanity Home Build 2012 is gearing up to build a home for a recently selected family of three.  Full Story

From the publisher's desk: Readers take this paper seriously

Date: 2012-10-02
I love living in a small town. Anytime I step outside of the office, I run into someone that I know. Whether it is eating at a local restaurant or buying groceries at the store, chances are someone will stop to make conversation or at least speak in passing. It is like having one big family  Full Story

Taking Notes: Homecoming brings week of themed events to UCHS

Date: 2012-10-02
UCHS is looking forward to one of the most exciting events in high school. We are getting ready for Homecoming. The actual night will be Friday, Oct. 12th, beginning at 7:30 p.m., when our Blue Devils take on the Sullivan East Patriots.   Full Story

Offices plan closing for Apple Festival

Date: 2012-10-02
Unicoi County Courthouse offices that are generally open on Saturday mornings will be closed Friday, Oct. 5, and Saturday, Oct. 6, for the Apple Festival. These offices will reopen on Monday, Oct. 8.  Full Story

Fans to wear pink for UCHS game

Date: 2012-10-02
During Friday’s home football game against the Elizabethton Cyclones, Unicoi County High School Blue Devils fans will be asked to trade their traditional blue and white attire for pink.  Full Story

Lady Devils defeat Cyclones

Date: 2012-10-02
The trio of seniors for the Unicoi County High School Lady Devil volleyball team – Bethany Gibson, Carrie Whitson and Greta Monten – were honored before the varsity contest against Elizabethton on Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Devils’ Den.  Full Story

Drive for five

Date: 2012-10-02
The second half of the season is here for the Unicoi County High School Blue Devils and the team finds itself in an interesting situation.  Full Story

Devils play for playoff berth

Date: 2012-10-02
Last Tuesday night set a roadblock in the playoff aspirations of the Unicoi County Middle School football team, but Monday’s results could pay dividends for head coach Larry Howell’s team.  Full Story

Off the field: A special impact

Date: 2012-10-02
Can sports have a special impact on life?  Full Story

Engineers seek ‘fixes’ for jail water woes

Date: 2012-09-25
Members of the 911 board took action Thursday to correct water damage problems in the sheriff’s office before new state-funded equipment is moved in, or county employees begin moving out.  Full Story

Property owners call on county officials to offset tax burden

Date: 2012-09-25
Unicoi County Mayor Greg Lynch offered tourism and economic development as prospective solutions to the tax burden facing property owners in Unicoi County during a question-and-answer forum held at Unicoi Elementary on Thursday.   Full Story

Ninth in Kiwanis Club’s Heritage Ornament Series now available

Date: 2012-09-25
The ninth ornament in the Heritage Ornament Series presented by the Erwin Kiwanis Club is now available.  Full Story

Unicoi aldermen renew no-property-tax pledge

Date: 2012-09-25
The town of Unicoi Board of Mayor and Aldermen has signed a resolution once again declaring no property taxes are to be collected while the current board members are in office.   Full Story

Photo contest deadline is Friday

Date: 2012-09-25
Entries will be accepted for the Apple Festival “Picture Perfect” photography contest until Friday, Sept. 28.  Full Story

Board working to fill position funded by ETSU

Date: 2012-09-25
The Unicoi County Economic Development Board is in the process of hiring a countywide director of community outreach and economic development, a position created through temporary funding from East Tennessee State University.   Full Story

Indictment links many in meth charges

Date: 2012-09-25
Many arrested recently by the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department on meth-related charges have been linked in an indictment handed down by a federal grand jury. According to a press release from US Attorney William C. Killian’s office sent Sept 17, Unicoi County residents indicted included: Joseph Bob Banner, 33, of Erwin; Brandon Michael Beals, 21, of Erwin; Stacy Glen Black, 41, of Erwin; Jason Anthony Briggs, 33, of Flag Pond; Clinton Cody Cooper, 26, of Erwin; Lisa Engle Effler, 41, of Erwin; Ray Charles English, 20, of Erwin; Timothy Shaun Franklin, 34, of Erwin; David Edward Gardner, 51, of Unicoi; Donnie Lynn Hensley, 39, of Erwin; Jarrod Allen Hicks, 31, of Unicoi; Jerry Wayne Howell, 45, of Erwin; Daniel Scott Smith, 38, of Erwin; Michael Travis Smith, 37, of Erwin; and George Richard Thomas Jr., 29, of Erwin.  Full Story

Senior leaders take on role in absence of NFS president

Date: 2012-09-25
Nuclear Fuel Services President Joe Henry has assumed the role of chief operating officer for the Y-12 National Security Complex on an interim basis, and two senior leaders have taken on Henry’s responsibilities until his return.  Full Story

Excursions offer two rail tour options

Date: 2012-09-25
A popular offering from the N.C. Transportation Museum and the Watauga Valley Railroad Historical Society & Museum is just a few months from rolling down the tracks, according to a press release issued by the organizations. This year’s Autumn Train Excursions will travel to Appomattox, Va., Saturday, Nov. 3 and Toccoa, Ga. Sunday, Nov. 4.  Full Story

Corn Days to be held at Unicoi

Date: 2012-09-25
The town of Unicoi will be hosting its Corn Days event on Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bogart-Bowman Cabin located at 1501 Unicoi Drive.   Full Story

Devils take first place in Middle Eight

Date: 2012-09-25
The Unicoi County Middle School football team is now in sole possession of first place in the Middle Eight Conference.  Full Story

Turnovers cost Devils against G-P

Date: 2012-09-25
Coach Benny Hammonds and his Gatlinburg Pittman Highlander football squad knocked off the Unicoi County High School Blue Devils, 34-7, in non-conference action, at Hammonds Field in Gatlinburg behind the rushing attack of Michael Muszick (24 carries, 123 yards, 4 TDs).  Full Story

Lady Devils defeat non-conference foes

Date: 2012-09-25
The Unicoi County High School volleyball team defeated two non-conference opponents during action last week.  Full Story

Squads compete in Raider Run

Date: 2012-09-25
Coach Gary Howard’s Unicoi County High School cross country squads came through with huge strides during the Raider Run last week.  Full Story

Wilson, Hopson will be on ballot

Date: 2012-09-18
Challenges issued by Unicoi County citizens in regard to two candidates’ residency failed at a Unicoi County Election Commission meeting on Sept. 11.  Full Story

Twenty-one indicted on federal drug-related charges

Date: 2012-09-18
By Kayla Carter  Full Story

Testing to continue at closed school

Date: 2012-09-18
By Keeli Parkey  Full Story

Teach children before it’s too ‘late’

Date: 2012-09-18
Our first bell at UCHS rings at 7:30 a.m. For students who are present, this allows plenty of time to go to lockers so they can grab that first period textbook, stop by the restroom, say hello to the variety of friends they pass in the hall and still make it to class before the 7:45 late bell.   Full Story

I’m ‘booked’ for remainder of year

Date: 2012-09-18
Reading has always been important to me. After all, you can’t be in the newspaper business and not be informed. But, where did I miss the story about the young boy who was visiting his grandmother, decided to go fishing and found a raft?  Full Story

Pie offers double dose of pecans

Date: 2012-09-18
I found this delicious pie recipe by Stephanie Tittle Stover in “Seviers Old and New Family Favorites,” a collection of recipes by Seviers United Methodist Church, Jonesborough.  Full Story

‘Team effort’ leads to Devils’ victory over Happy Valley

Date: 2012-09-18
Playoff hopes are still alive for the Blue Nation.  Full Story

Junior varsity defeats Bulldogs

Date: 2012-09-18
The Unicoi County High School junior varsity football team avenged their varsity counterpart’s loss to the Hampton Bulldogs.   Full Story

Varsity wins two matches, junior varsity wins three

Date: 2012-09-18
From Staff Reports  Full Story

Coach expects solid season from teams

Date: 2012-09-18
By Curtis Carden  Full Story

Twenty-one indicted on federal drug-related charges

Date: 2012-09-18
Fifteen of 21 individuals indicted last week on federal drug-related charges are from Unicoi County, according to a press release from US Attorney William C. Killian’s office.   Full Story

Board backs wheel tax vote

Date: 2012-09-13
The Unicoi County Commission approved placing a wheel tax referendum on the November ballot during a brief special called meeting on Monday night, but there is a question whether the $25 amount was properly included in the motion.   Full Story

SRO: Relationships key

Date: 2012-09-13
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of profiles of Unicoi County’s school resource officers.  Full Story

Twenty two cent tax rate increase proposed

Date: 2012-09-13
The Unicoi County Commission approved the recommendation of the proposed 2012-2013 fiscal year budget, which in its current state suggests a 22-cent increase in taxes, at a special called session on Sept. 6.   Full Story

Middle school teams defeat Cyclones

Date: 2012-09-13
The Unicoi County Middle School football program continued its winning ways during last week’s Middle Eight Conference showdown with T.A. Dugger on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Gentry Stadium.  Full Story

Bulldogs tame Devils

Date: 2012-09-13
Hampton’s balanced offense and costly turnovers proved too much to overcome for Unicoi County during their non-conference clash with the Bulldogs at J.C. Campbell Stadium on Friday night.  Full Story

Lady Devils defeat Madison County

Date: 2012-09-13
Head coach Holly Perdue and her Unicoi County High School volleyball program recently wrapped up a busy week. The Lady Devils opened the week with a showdown against Blue Ridge Conference powerhouse West Greene High School on Sept. 4.  Full Story

Junior varsity defeats Dugger, Church Hill

Date: 2012-09-13
The youth led the charge for the Unicoi County Middle School volleyball program. The junior varsity racked up two wins last week. Their varsity counterparts were defeated in their two matches last week.  Full Story

Silvers chosen as MVP of showcase

Date: 2012-09-13
Unicoi County High School Lady Devil softball player Kacy Silvers put colleges across the United States on notice during a successful performance in the Queen of Diamonds Softball Showcase held in Rock Hill, S.C.  Full Story

Liquor-by-the-drink petitions fall short, but town of Unicoi to vote on package stores

Date: 2012-09-11
Efforts to allow voters to decide on new alcohol regulations have met with mixed results in Unicoi County.  Full Story

SRO’s role: ‘Keep them safe’

Date: 2012-09-04
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of profiles of Unicoi County’s school resource officers.  Full Story

Love Chapel, Unicoi schools named to state honors list

Date: 2012-09-04
By Keeli Parkey  Full Story

County looking at wheel tax plan

Date: 2012-09-04
By Kayla Carter  Full Story

Sinkhole fuels NFS safety concerns

Date: 2012-09-04
By Kayla Carter  Full Story

Can I have a word with you?

Date: 2012-09-04
From the Publisher's Desk  Full Story

School system announces relocation plans for Love Chapel students:

Date: 2012-08-22
From Staff Reports  Full Story

Devils open season with 41-10 rout over Rebels

Date: 2012-08-21
By Curtis Carden  Full Story

Lady Devils begin season with conference jamboree

Date: 2012-08-21
By Curtis Carden  Full Story

Squirrel hunting season opens Saturday

Date: 2012-08-21
From Staff Reports  Full Story

New photos added to the erwinpix website! PLUS a coupon code!

Date: 2012-08-20
New photos have been added to www.erwinpix.com  Full Story

Sinkhole yards from school cancels Love Chapel classes

Date: 2012-08-20
By Keeli Parkey  Full Story

Panel: Just the basics, please

Date: 2012-08-20
By Kayla Carter  Full Story

Board extends ER pact to Oct. 31

Date: 2012-08-20
By Kayla Carter  Full Story

Someone will be with you shortly

Date: 2012-08-20
From the publisher's desk  Full Story

Common sense approach can save money

Date: 2012-08-20
Taking Notes  Full Story

New photos added to the erwinpix website! AND a coupon code!

Date: 2012-08-17
New photos have been added to www.erwinpix.com   Full Story

Contest again puts focus on Unicoi County photographers

Date: 2012-08-14
From Staff Reports  Full Story

Grower: Bears put bite on berry crop

Date: 2012-08-13
By Kayla Carter  Full Story

Raiders’ manager hopes to bring flag football league to county

Date: 2012-08-07
By Curtis Carden  Full Story

A.G. says he will retry Harris

Date: 2012-08-06
By Kayla Carter  Full Story

Juror says vote was 11-1 to acquit

Date: 2012-08-06
By Keeli Parkey  Full Story

Repeat rainstorms pound towns, county

Date: 2012-08-06
By Keeli Parkey  Full Story

Hensley: County needs healing

Date: 2012-08-06
By Kayla Carter   Full Story

Board OKs CEO extension

Date: 2012-08-06
By Kayla Carter  Full Story

PTO Open House set for UCHS

Date: 2012-08-06
From Staff Reports  Full Story

Unicoi plans movie night

Date: 2012-08-06
The town of Unicoi will be hosting the season’s last movie in the park event on Aug. 11 at sundown. Parks and Recreation Director Travis Barbee said the movie “Remember the Titans” will be shown to highlight the onset of football season. Barbee said the Gridiron Club will be selling concessions at the event as a fundraiser.   Full Story

Coach: ‘We were able to improve’

Date: 2012-08-06
By Curtis Carden  Full Story

Harris jury seated, trial opens

Date: 2012-07-31
By Kayla Carter  Full Story

Sheriff hopefuls offer look at plans

Date: 2012-07-31
Publisher’s Note: The Erwin Record offered Unicoi County sheriff’s candidates Mike Hensley and James Lengel the opportunity to answer a series of questions regarding their plans for the sheriff’s department should they win the Thursday, Aug. 2, election.  Full Story

Business owners: Downtown plans ‘will move us forward’

Date: 2012-07-31
By Kayla Carter  Full Story

Conservationist of the Year to speak at Kiwanis Campfire Program Friday

Date: 2012-07-31
By Ralph Hood  Full Story

Kids’ Day offers events at new park

Date: 2012-07-31
From Staff Reports  Full Story

Annual 4-H Congress an ‘amazing’ experience

Date: 2012-07-24
Editor’s note: Each county participating in the 4-H Congress was asked to assign the job of “reporter” to a member of their group and submit an article to their local newspaper.   Full Story

ETSU center to provide development position

Date: 2012-07-23
By Kayla Carter  Full Story

Erwin Kiwanis playground honoring former member is turned over to town of Erwin

Date: 2012-07-23
By Kayla Carter  Full Story

Early voting to close July 28

Date: 2012-07-23
From Staff Reports  Full Story

Press ‘Yes’ for the future

Date: 2012-07-23
By Kayla Carter  Full Story

Steve Flack to perform at campfire event

Date: 2012-07-23
By Ralph Hood  Full Story

Harris, Woods retract lawsuit, file claim in chancery court

Date: 2012-07-23
By Kayla Carter and   Full Story

Arrest made in 2011 home invasion cases

Date: 2012-07-23
By Keeli Parkey  Full Story

Gridiron Club announces football pep rally

Date: 2012-07-23
From Staff Reports  Full Story

Cast your vote and not a stone

Date: 2012-07-23
From the publisher's desk  Full Story

Getting prepared helps school start smoother

Date: 2012-07-23
Taking Notes  Full Story

Meteor to light up sky

Date: 2012-07-23
In The Stars  Full Story

Research rolls out results on tissue

Date: 2012-07-23
By: Pettus Read  Full Story

Notice

Date: 2012-07-23
NOTICE  Full Story

Scholarship awarded to Logan Higgins

Date: 2012-07-23
From Staff   Full Story

UCHS freshmen get close-up look at Europe

Date: 2012-07-23
By Kayla Carter  Full Story

Erwin’s Under The Apple Tree to host zombie-human showdown

Date: 2012-07-23
From Staff Reports  Full Story

CSX Corporation declares quarterly dividend

Date: 2012-07-23
From Staff Reports  Full Story

Flag Pond’s mower race proves to be a holiday blast

Date: 2012-07-23
Before a crowd of cheering fans, the racers pull up to the starting line and prepare to put the pedal to the metal in a race for glory. Engines rev, racers eye one another from behind their steering wheels, the signal to start is given and off they go down the track as they push their machines to the limit.  Full Story

Fresh peaches? Try this American Profile recipe ...

Date: 2012-07-23
Here’s another fresh peach pie recipe from   Full Story

All-stars win state, advance to Southeastern Regional

Date: 2012-07-23
By Curtis Carden  Full Story

Defense shines during scrimmage

Date: 2012-07-23
By Curtis Carden  Full Story

Raiders enter postseason as top seed

Date: 2012-07-23
By Curtis Carden  Full Story

Former CEO was only employee certified for Long Term Care Post

Date: 2012-07-16
By Kayla Carter  Full Story

Interim CEO: 'Great potential' at UCMH

Date: 2012-07-16
By Kayla Carter  Full Story

Ebarb named to lead YMCA

Date: 2012-07-16
From Staff Reports  Full Story

County’s outfitters say training, planning keys to steering clear of danger on the Nolichucky

Date: 2012-07-16
By Kayla Carter  Full Story

Record captures four firsts in TPA

Date: 2012-07-16
From Staff Reports  Full Story

Take note of warnings on label

Date: 2012-07-16
From the publisher's desk  Full Story

Cell phones have place in school and at work

Date: 2012-07-16
Taking Notes  Full Story

Indictments handed down

Date: 2012-07-16
By Keeli Parkey  Full Story

Circle the table for this ‘Coffee Ring’

Date: 2012-07-16
Country Kitchen  Full Story

Conservatory students to present ‘Seussical’

Date: 2012-07-16
From Staff Reports  Full Story

‘Science Guy’ set to share adventure

Date: 2012-07-16
Our Summer Reading Program for adults continues with our special Tuesday game night at 6 p.m. on July 17.   Full Story

Master Gardener classes planned

Date: 2012-07-16
From Staff Reports  Full Story

State tournament action continues for softball teams

Date: 2012-07-16
By Curtis Carden  Full Story

Devils have success at passing camp

Date: 2012-07-16
By Curtis Carden  Full Story

Officials say officers will still be in schools

Date: 2012-07-12
By Kayla Carter  Full Story

Hospital's CSO steps down

Date: 2012-07-12
By Kayla Carter  Full Story

Freedom Fest's return to school grounds hailed

Date: 2012-07-12
By Kayla Carter  Full Story

Two all-star softball teams will compete for state titles

Date: 2012-07-12
By Curtis Carden  Full Story

Home owners asked to look for leaks

Date: 2012-07-12
From Staff Reports  Full Story

Habitat seeks family for home

Date: 2012-07-12
From Staff Reports  Full Story

Unicoi to show movie

Date: 2012-07-12
From Staff Reports  Full Story

Join me and let's whistle along

Date: 2012-07-12
From the publisher's desk  Full Story

Many responsibilities come through driving

Date: 2012-07-12
Taking Notes  Full Story

Students reminded of requirements needed for enrollment

Date: 2012-07-12
From Staff Reports  Full Story

Notice regarding 'Letters to the Editor' deadlines

Date: 2012-07-12
NOTICE  Full Story

Hospital's Pate on administrative leave

Date: 2012-07-03
By Kayla Carter  Full Story

Record honors public service

Date: 2012-07-03
By Kayla Carter  Full Story

Kiwanis Club keeps an Erwin tradition flying

Date: 2012-07-03
By Kayla Carter  Full Story

UCHS faculty reminds new students of requirements needed for enrollment

Date: 2012-07-03
From Staff Reports  Full Story

Civil warrants served against Day

Date: 2012-07-03
By Kayla Carter  Full Story

Meth lab discovered in parked Georgia car

Date: 2012-07-03
By Keeli Parkey  Full Story

Arrests made in stolen car

Date: 2012-07-03
From Staff Reports  Full Story

All in the family

Date: 2012-07-03
By Curtis Carden  Full Story

Team announces dates for youth volleyball camp

Date: 2012-07-03
From Staff Reports  Full Story

Agency reports new state record fish

Date: 2012-07-03
From Staff Reports  Full Story

Second football league registration set for July 14

Date: 2012-07-03
By Curtis Carden  Full Story

County all-star teams begin tournaments

Date: 2012-07-03
By Curtis Carden  Full Story

Honorees make us all winners

Date: 2012-07-03
From the publisher's desk  Full Story

Big Apple doesn't offer personal taste

Date: 2012-07-03
Taking Notes  Full Story

Erwin Moves Ahead on Downtown

Date: 2012-06-26
By Keeli Parkey   Full Story

911 Lawsuit might require special meeting

Date: 2012-06-26
By Kayla Carter  Full Story

Riding the rocky road

Date: 2012-06-26
By Curtis Carden  Full Story

Maynos Jones honored by plaques at two locations he frequented

Date: 2012-06-26
By Kayla Carter  Full Story

Town's loan provides boost, official says

Date: 2012-06-19
By Kayla Carter  Full Story

Eyes in the sky

Date: 2012-06-19
By Kayla Carter  Full Story

School lunch prices to rise

Date: 2012-06-19
By Keeli Parkey   Full Story

Unicoi man faces firearms charges

Date: 2012-06-19
By Kayla Carter  Full Story

Going that extra mile

Date: 2012-06-19
By Curtis Carden  Full Story

Team, campers conclude 'great week of football'

Date: 2012-06-19
By Curtis Carden  Full Story

County looks at insurance cap

Date: 2012-06-05
By Kayla Carter  Full Story

Officials offer glimpse into battle against truancy

Date: 2012-06-05
By Kayla Carter  Full Story

Relay teams step forward in battle against cancer

Date: 2012-06-05
By Kayla Carter  Full Story

52nd Southeastern Autorama ready to roll

Date: 2012-06-05
By Kayla Carter  Full Story

Town hosts movie 'Cars 2' at historic cabin June 9

Date: 2012-06-05
From Staff Reports  Full Story

On Hallowed Ground

Date: 2012-06-05
On Sunday, May 27, the town of Erwin and the Veterans Memorial Committee hosted a Memorial Day Ceremony for the community at Veterans Memorial Park in Erwin. Unicoi County Commissioner Bill Hensley opened the ceremony, which included musical selections by Allan Foster and a tribute to veterans by Russell Brackins and the Rev. Craig Shelton. The Rev. Garland James served as the speaker for the event. “It is a pleasure that we can stand on hallowed ground to honor those who have given their lives so that we might have life more abundantly,” James said. “Our job, our duty and our responsibility as we go forth is to make sure, as Abraham Lincoln said in the Gettysburg Address, that these people did not give their lives in vain.” The Unicoi County High School Jr. ROTC presented a 21-gun salute and “Taps” at the end of the ceremony.  Full Story

Rail excursion planned for July

Date: 2012-06-05
From Staff Reports  Full Story

Movie takes raw look at Appalachian Trail journey

Date: 2012-06-05
From Staff Reports  Full Story

Lady Devil Camp award winners

Date: 2012-06-05
By Curtis Carden  Full Story

Charlie Baxter retirement drop in event

Date: 2012-05-11
Please join us in wishing Charlie Baxter a happy retirement.   Full Story

Press Release - Head basketball coach for UCHS lady devils announced

Date: 2012-04-26
Director of Schools Denise Brown announced today that Kerri King will be head basketball coach of the Unicoi County Lady Blue Devils. Coach King states "I'm super excited about getting this opportunity. I take great pride in Lady Devil basketball. I have confidence and trust in the players. I'm looking forward to seeing how our relationship translates in terms of their enjoyment and our team's success."  Full Story

Greenhouse open for business!

Date: 2012-04-26
The greenhouse at the Career and Technical Education building (vocational school) is now open for business!   Full Story

UCHS Drama Department: And then they came for me.

Date: 2012-04-24
by Keeli Parkey  Full Story

Boards OK offer on 911 lawsuit

Date: 2012-04-24
by Kayla Carter  Full Story

Work begins on town’s welcome center

Date: 2012-04-24
by Kayla Carter  Full Story

Habitat seeks assistance

Date: 2012-04-24
from Staff Reports  Full Story

Officials decide on Jail Annex for immediate records storage

Date: 2012-04-24
County officials will use the Unicoi County Jail Annex to store important county archives, documents and records. The relocation of those records was discussed by members of the County Buildings and Grounds Committee and the Unicoi County Records Committee in a joint meeting Tuesday, April 17.  Full Story

Chamber plans ‘Party in the Park’

Date: 2012-04-24
Staff Report  Full Story

From the Publisher's desk: My plate is full from local bounty

Date: 2012-04-24
by Keith Whitson  Full Story

Taking Notes: Special Olympics bring inspiration to all who participate and witness

Date: 2012-04-24
by Vicky Livesay  Full Story

In the stars: Greeks named much of night sky

Date: 2012-04-24
by Damaris Higgins  Full Story

MedicOne donates defibrillators to county sheriff’s department

Date: 2012-04-24
Staff Reports  Full Story

Plea deadline established for husband, wife case

Date: 2012-04-24
Staff Report  Full Story

Survivors honored through dinner

Date: 2012-04-24
Staff Reports  Full Story

School board votes to stop using AdvancED/SACS accreditation process

Date: 2012-04-24
by Keeli Parkey  Full Story

Getting lost in the legend of Lost Cove

Date: 2012-04-24
by Keeli Parkey  Full Story

Library Happenings: Good news, bad news on loan funds

Date: 2012-04-24
by Angie Georgeff  Full Story

Country Kitchen: Desserts should appeal to citrus lovers

Date: 2012-04-24
by Brenda Sparks  Full Story

Farmers reunion, antique farm equipment show set

Date: 2012-04-24
From Staff Reports  Full Story

Poet's Corner: Look Out the Window

Date: 2012-04-24
by Gloria Casteel  Full Story

Poet's Corner: Purple Iris

Date: 2012-04-24
by Pam Turner  Full Story

Epperson resigns from Lady Devil program

Date: 2012-04-24
by Curtis Carden  Full Story

UCHS Softball: LADY DEVILS CLINCH CONFERENCE

Date: 2012-04-24
by Curtis Carden  Full Story

UCHS Baseball: Devils lose thriller to Jefferson County

Date: 2012-04-24
by Curtis Carden  Full Story

Unicoi County Little League: ‘Blue for Pink’ program comes to Erwin

Date: 2012-04-24
by Curtis Carden  Full Story

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast set

Date: 2012-04-24
The Kiwanis Club of Erwin will hold its annual pancake breakfast on Saturday, April 28, from 7-11 a.m., at Clinchfield Senior Adult Center, 220 Union St., Erwin. People of all ages are invited to feast on a meal that includes coffee, orange juice, pancakes, sausage and bacon. The event is a club fundraiser that will enable the group to help children. The local Kiwanis Club works with the Unicoi County school system to provide shoes to needy children, is responsible for the annual Christmas shopping trip for youngsters, and supports youth organizations in the school such as the Key Club and Builders Club. “The pancake breakfast is a tradition in Unicoi County, and our Kiwanis Club always enjoys feeding those community members who come every year,” event chairman Sonny Ledford said. “Kiwanians believe strongly in helping children and I urge the community to back this effort by supporting the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast.” Tickets are $5 each. They are available at Clinchfield Senior Adult Center, The Erwin Record, Clinchfield Drug Store, Liberty Lumber and Baker’s Leather Shop, or at the door the morning of the event.  Full Story

May blood drives set in county

Date: 2012-04-24
American Red Cross blood drives are scheduled in Flag Pond and Erwin during May. Presenting donors at Red Cross drives or donation centers between April 1 and June 30 will be entered in a “Spring into Giving” drawing for a chance to win one of three $1,000 gift cards. The Sweetwater Church of God Blood Drive will be held Sunday, May 6, from noon-4 p.m. at 100 Sweetwater Loop, Flag Pond. Call Myra Harris at 743-0458 for more information or to schedule an appointment. The Erwin Community Blood Drive at the First Christian Church will be held on Friday, May 11, from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the church, 312 South Main Ave. This blood drive is a tribute to the memory of Penny Keesecker. Call the American Red Cross at (423) 202-5619 or go to www.redcrossblood.org for more information or to schedule an appointment.  Full Story

Concert to benefit day services

Date: 2012-04-24
First Tennessee Human Resource Agency will hold a bluegrass concert to benefi t Adult Day Services for adults in Unicoi, Carter, Greene, Sullivan and Washington Counties. The concert will be held Friday, May 11, at Kingsport Civic Auditorium, beginning at 6 p.m. The Boxcars and Russell Moore and Illrd Time Out will provide the entertainment. Tickets are general admission seating and can be purchased for $15 each at any Bank of Tennessee location and Carter County Bank. Student ticket prices are $10 with ID and children six and under are free.  Full Story

THP plans safety checkpoints

Date: 2012-04-24
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of April 29, on State Routes 81, 107 and 352, Chestoa Pike and Unicoi Drive in Unicoi County.  Full Story

Church sets spaghetti supper

Date: 2012-04-24
Lighthouse Baptist Church will hold a spaghetti supper on Saturday, April 28, from 4-7 p.m. The meal will include spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and drink. The cost is $7 per plate, and carry- outs will be available.  Full Story

Billy Hodges to sing at Southside

Date: 2012-04-24
Billy Hodges will be singing at Southside Freewill Baptist Church on Sunday, April 29, at the 11 a.m. service. The church is located at 1313 Chestoa Pike, Erwin. Kevin Laws is pastor at Southside Freewill Baptist Church. The public is invited to attend.  Full Story

Fairview Men will host dinner

Date: 2012-04-24
Fairview United Methodist Church Men will have a barbecue chicken or pork rib dinner on Friday, April 27, from 5-7 p.m. The meals will be for carry-out only, and are being served for $8 each. The menu will include either half a chicken or barbecue ribs, with coleslaw, beans, rolls and dessert. To place orders, call 791-0282, 741-2018 or 753-7981, or send an e-mail to kim@murphyinctn.com. Meals will be picked up at the south entrance of the Fellowship Hall. All proceeds will go to local mission projects.  Full Story

Shouldn't Fridays always be good?

Date: 2012-04-20
From the Publisher's Desk  Full Story

Awe of solar systems opens window toward entire galaxy of questions

Date: 2012-04-20
In The Stars  Full Story

UCHS Drama department announces historic play

Date: 2012-04-18
The Unicoi County High School Drama Department is proud to present “And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank”. This is a multi-media show that tells about three Jewish teenagers: Anne Frank, Ed Silverberg, and Eva Geiringer-Schloss during the Holocaust in Nazi Germany.  Full Story

Freeze’s impact on apples still being weighed

Date: 2012-04-17
As farmers were just settling into the idea of warm temperatures bringing about an early fruit crop, last week’s three-day cold snap brought potentially chilling results for some apple growers in Unicoi County.   Full Story

‘Ramps & Ruritans’ offers look at Flag Pond tradition

Date: 2012-04-17
A film depicting the importance of the leek-like plant called the ramp to an annual tradition held in Flag Pond will be shown at the Flag Pond Ruritan Club meeting Tuesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. in the old Flag Pond School.  Full Story

Rocky Fork at ‘the finish line’

Date: 2012-04-17
Thanks to an additional $5 million in its Fiscal Year 2012 budget, the U.S. Forest Service will secure some of the last of a total of about 9,700 acres in the Rocky Fork area of Unicoi and Greene counties, Ralph Knoll of The Conservation Fund said last week.   Full Story

Day: Petitions for vote on liquor sales by the drink are drawing support

Date: 2012-04-17
John Day, who is helping facilitate petitions calling for a referendum on the sale of liquor by the drink, reported that the number of signatures already on the two petitions in Erwin and Unicoi County means there is support from the public to have a county- and city-wide vote in November.  Full Story

Unicoi farmer’s market gets boost from town

Date: 2012-04-17
Even with a $500 sponsorship approved by the town of Unicoi at their meeting on Monday, Alderman Michael Phillips said there’s still some uncertainty about the initiation of a farmer’s market for the town.  Full Story

UCHS students set to compete in state-level Auto Skills event

Date: 2012-04-17
Two Unicoi County High School students have earned a chance to win scholarship money as well as tools for future use in automotive services through a Ford/AAA-sponsored hands-on state level competition.   Full Story

Daniel Young graduates from Great Lakes center, begins air traffic training

Date: 2012-04-17
Daniel Nathan Young graduated from the Naval Service Training Command Center in great Lakes, Ill., March 9, 2012.  Full Story

Shelton brothers return from service

Date: 2012-04-17
Petty Officer Second Class Christopher L. Shelton and Petty Officer Third Class Ryan L. Shelton have returned home to Unicoi County after proudly serving in the U.S. Navy for the past four years.   Full Story

Tai Chi

Date: 2012-04-02
Exercise is an important activity for people of all ages. We get our exercise – some of us more than others – in a variety of different ways: we run, we walk, we ride our bicycles, some of us kickbox or play our favorite sport.  Full Story

Event offers Girl Scouts close-up look at world cultures

Date: 2012-04-02
By Keeli Parkey  Full Story

Temple Hill Career Fair

Date: 2012-04-02
Recently, students at Temple Hill Elementary were able to tell Principal Larry Howell what they wanted to be when they grew up. He said he tried to accommodate all of their goals in the school’s career fair held March 23. Various stations were set up around the school, which gave representatives from Nuclear Fuel Services, Dry Creek Medical, Duncan Mechanical, ETSU Admissions, Under the Apple Tree Toy Store, Sheriff’s Department, Rescue Squad, Fire Department and Autry Tree Landscaping to talk with students about their work. This photo shows students at the NFS station.   Full Story

Art, Part II

Date: 2012-04-02
Erwin Record Staff Photo by Kayla Carter  Full Story

Blue Devils topple conference foes

Date: 2012-04-02
By Curtis Carden  Full Story

Hensley named sheriff

Date: 2012-03-27
After hearing from three candidates Monday night, the Unicoi County Commission appointed Mike Hensley to serve as interim sheriff for the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department.  Full Story

Board won't back call for new CEO

Date: 2012-03-27
County Commission chairperson and Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Board of Control member Sue Jean Wilson formally requested that the board ask its president and chief executive officer, Jim Pate, to resign from his position after a discussion about the hospital’s debt and finances at the board meeting held March 21.   Full Story

From the publisher's desk 3/27/12

Date: 2012-03-27
I'm feeling a bit foolish right now  Full Story

UCHS track teams begin 2012 season

Date: 2012-03-27
The 2012 Unicoi County High School track and field program is looking to turn heads under first year head coach Holly Perdue. “In high school I ran hurdles and sprints so I have experience in the sport,” Perdue explained. “I have great assistants who help me out in the areas that I don’t know as much. I am absolutely loving my first year as track coach.” Perdue, who is also Unicoi County Middle School’s head volleyball coach and assistant for the UCMS Lady Devil basketball program, described the differences from moving from the two indoor sports to the program at Unicoi County High School.  Full Story

Lady Devils sweep conference opponents

Date: 2012-03-27
Coach Grady Lingerfelt’s Lady Devil crew found the right touch last week. Unicoi County (2-2) (2-0)  Full Story

Four apply for sheriff's post

Date: 2012-03-20
As of March 19, four men – a probation officer, two current Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department officers and a tactical police officer at Nuclear Fuel Services – have submitted resumes as Unicoi County searches for an interim sheriff to fill the vacancy created when Kent Harris retired on March 1.   Full Story

Hawk faces domestic assault charge

Date: 2012-03-20
Tennessee State Rep. David B. Hawk was charged with domestic assault Sunday morning after officers received a report that a woman “had been hit in the face by her husband and also choked,” according to an offense report from the Greene County Sheriff’s Department.   Full Story

Forest Service takes aim at hazardous trees at Rock Creek site

Date: 2012-03-20
The Nolichucky/Unaka Forest Service Ranger Station has been targeting hazardous trees at Rock Creek Recreational Area in Unicoi County. The area is closed to recreation because the season hasn’t started and also because hemlock trees are suffering from an infestation of insects called hemlock wooly adelgids, which are creating a safety hazard, according to a Forest Service alert sent by Cheryl Summers, assistant ranger.  Full Story

Local Skills USA students to compete at state level

Date: 2012-03-19
In the March 20th edition of The Erwin Record  Full Story

Local Elementary School Science Fair

Date: 2012-03-19
The March 20th edition of The Erwin Record will have photos from the Rock Creek Elementary science fair and Temple Hill Elementary science fair.  Full Story

Schools preparing for student testing soon

Date: 2012-03-13
A Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) testing window has been announced  Full Story

NFS to reduce types of waste stored in warehouse location

Date: 2012-03-13
Nuclear Fuel Services (NFS) announced they will be making a reduction in the types of hazardous waste stored in building warehouse 310 during their hazardous waste management permit renewal pre-application meeting on Wednesday, March 7.  Full Story

Sheriff selection plan set

Date: 2012-03-13
The Unicoi County Commission has taken its first step toward finding an individual to serve as county  Full Story

Has one year passed by already?

Date: 2012-03-13
From the publisher's desk: Keith Whitson  Full Story

Board hears from police chief on synthetic drug issue

Date: 2012-03-13
Synthetic drugs were addressed by Chief of the Erwin Police Department Regan Tilson and the town  Full Story

Scholarship to honor UCHS teacher

Date: 2012-03-12
A new academic scholarship is being offered to a graduating Unicoi County High School senior in memory of Terry K. Bradford.  Full Story

Scholarship to honor UCHS teacher

Date: 2012-03-01
A new academic scholarship is being offered to a graduating Unicoi County High School senior in memory of Terry K. Bradford.   Full Story

Unicoi plans for farmer's market

Date: 2012-03-01
The town of Unicoi has plans to host a local farmers market at the prospective welcome center at Interstate 26’s Exit 32 in June.   Full Story

Hikers seek assistance from locals

Date: 2012-03-01
Three day hikers who ran into a longer-than expected journey found Unicoi County ready to lend a hand on the evening of Feb. 20, Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Mike Hensley said.  Full Story

I'm as confused as the seasons

Date: 2012-03-01
Written by Keith Whitson  Full Story

Panel targets synthetic drugs

Date: 2012-02-28
The Unicoi County Board of Mayor and Alderman approved a resolution Monday banning the use of  Full Story

Early voting steady, with no ID problems noted

Date: 2012-02-28
As Unicoi County’s early voting period for the primary election drew to a close, Administrator of Elections Sarah Bailey reminded those who will cast their ballots on March 6 to go to the place where they’ve always voted.  Full Story

Efforts to secure better fire rating could pay off for town of Unicoi’s residents, businesses

Date: 2012-02-28
It may take up to four months, but the benefits could be worth the wait. Some Unicoi County residents and businesses might be able to lower their insurance premiums when the Unicoi Fire Department receives its revised Public Protection Classification number.  Full Story

Lafever leaves board for works post

Date: 2012-02-28
Mark Lafever has stepped down from the Erwin Board of Mayor and Aldermen to become the town’s director of public works.  Full Story

Erwin eatery scheduled for new look, products

Date: 2012-02-22
Hardee’s in Erwin is going to get a new look, with a new product line added to its menu.   Full Story

Grand jury hands down indictments

Date: 2012-02-22
The Unicoi County grand jury met on Thursday, Feb. 16, and handed down indictments against several individuals.   Full Story

Students take stand in mock trial event

Date: 2012-02-22
A mock trial competition was held in the Jonesborough Courthouse in which Unicoi County High School placed fourth out of ten teams on Saturday. Sarah Shults, a local attorney and team coach said they received many compliments from mock trial judges and jurors, who are also attorneys from surrounding areas and participate through the Young Lawyers Association. “One of the judges said that Unicoi brought out details in the case that he had not heard all day,” said Shults. The case used for the entire mock trial competition was based upon an arson and insurance fraud. The UCHS  Full Story

Former Erwinite receives promotion

Date: 2012-02-22
LHC Group, a national provider of home health and hospice services, has promoted Amy Stevens to vice president. Amy Stevens, a native of Jonesborough, and formerly of Erwin, has been promoted to LHC's vice president of marketing and communications.  Full Story

Meeting set for new high schoolers

Date: 2012-02-22
On Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at 6 p.m., in the auditorium at Unicoi County High School, there will be  Full Story

Democratic Party sets convention

Date: 2012-02-22
The Unicoi County Democratic Party will host a County Convention at noon on Saturday, March 10, at Erwin Town Hall, 211 N. Main St., to begin delegate elections for the 2012 Democratic National  Full Story

Grant brings arts to students at Rock Creek Elementary

Date: 2012-02-22
A class of first-grade students participated in a special project at Rock Creek Elementary on Friday. The class was asked to listen to a song and follow music instructor Evelyn Dwyer’s lead with dance steps. After the students pretended to be sleeping lions, they woke up to practice their new painting skills on masks. “This is a special project for the class because they already finished the first project,” said Nancy Campbell, a teaching artist from Knoxville.  Full Story

JD's Market robbed at knifepoint

Date: 2012-02-22
Police said an armed assailant fled on foot after robbing JD’s Market, 1313 Jackson-Love Highway, at approximately 9:09 p.m. on Feb. 13.   Full Story

Sheriff faces new indictment

Date: 2012-02-22
A new presentment alleging official misconduct was handed down by the Unicoi County grand jury  Full Story

Scholarship to honor UCHS teacher

Date: 2012-02-22
A new academic scholarship is being offered to a graduating Unicoi County High School senior in  Full Story

Devils advance to championship

Date: 2012-02-22
The Unicoi County High School Blue Devil basketball team (25-4) will play in the championship of  Full Story

Ladies open region tourney Friday

Date: 2012-02-22
No upset alerts were triggered during District 1-AA semifinal action in Erwin. The Unicoi County High  Full Story

Underclassmen finish season with victorty over Cloudland

Date: 2012-02-22
The Unicoi County High School junior varsity Blue Devils knew how to go out with style.  Full Story

Lady Devils end season with overtime loss

Date: 2012-02-22
The Unicoi County Lady Devil junior varsity (16-6) fell to Cloudland on Monday, Feb. 13, to wrap up the 2011-2012 season for coach Keeli Parkey’s ball club.  Full Story

Hunter education class set to begin

Date: 2012-02-22
A Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency endorsed hunter education class will be held at Erwin Town Hall March 5-9.  Full Story

Registration under way for YMCA's spring activities

Date: 2012-02-22
Registration for several programs is currently underway at the Unicoi County Family YMCA, including t-ball and soccer teams. Swim lessons, for children ages four and up, will begin in March. Children must be registered prior to class. Registration is currently underway at the YMCA.  Full Story

Coaches honor Bayless

Date: 2012-02-22
Prior to the start of the District 1-AA quarterfinal game between the Happy Valley Warriors and the Sullivan North Golden Raiders on Friday, the coaches of the Three Rivers Conference, with assistance from Hampton’s Jerry White, made a special presentation to Happy Valley’s coach Charlie Bayless, who recently announced his retirement. The 88-year-old Bayless (inset) served as a head coach for 60 seasons, 59 of which were spent at the helm of the Warrior program. Bayless fi nished his career with 964 wins and led his 1974 team to a state championship. The Golden Raiders defeated the Warriors, 53-42, on Friday, ending the Warriors’ tournament hopes and the career of a true coaching legend.  Full Story

Fisher honored at regional banquet

Date: 2012-02-22
Former Unicoi County Lady Devil head coach Glenn Fisher was recently recognized during the Region I Basketball Officials Banquet at Carver Recreation Center held in Johnson City.  Full Story

Victory gives Lady Devils top spot in conference

Date: 2012-01-10
Coach Josh Epperson’s team had the perfect medicine for the losing streak that hit them during the final week on 2011: win two games by considerable margins.  Full Story

Winning Streak Continues

Date: 2012-01-10
Chemistry is a key component of athletics which involves how a team reacts with one another and the style of play they can bring into a game.  Full Story

Middle school teams split series with Hilltoppers to open new year

Date: 2012-01-10
Starting the new year with a game in Erwin was an ideal situation for coach Kerri King’s Unicoi County Middle School Lady Devil varsity squad, with her girls claiming their tenth win of the season by taking down the Science Hill Lady Hilltoppers by the score of 53-29 during middle school action in Unicoi County last Thursday.  Full Story

Junior varsity squad stumbles early in new year

Date: 2012-01-10
The Unicoi County High School junior varsity Blue Devils (7-7) (1-2) recently got back into the swing of things after not playing a game since participating in the Bluff City junior varsity tournament held at Sullivan East during the month of December.  Full Story

Alumni football coming to Erwin this spring

Date: 2012-01-10
Dust off your old cleats! Alumni football is coming to Erwin.   Full Story

Former UCHS athletes staying busy

Date: 2012-01-10
King College recently opened up the new year with a game against North Greeneville (SC) on Wednesday, Jan. 3. Former Blue Devil, Logan Lyle, contributed five points and five rebounds in the 79-74 win to extend King’s record to (10-3) (2-0).   Full Story

Junior varsity Lady Devils win big last week

Date: 2012-01-10
Make it eight straight.  Full Story

GOP maps out changesGOP maps out changes

Date: 2012-01-10
As it currently stands, a proposed change to state House and Senate legislative district lines by Tennessee Republicans would shuffle the legislators who represent Unicoi County, namely Sen. Steve Southerland, of the First Senate District, and Rep. David Hawk, of the Fifth House District, Elections Administrator Sarah Bailey said Monday.  Full Story

Elections official: No district, precinct changes for primary

Date: 2012-01-10
Although a new county commission district map with different boundary lines has been adopted, voters heading to the polls in March will report to the same voting locations as they did during the last election, Administrator of Elections Sarah Bailey reported on Monday.  Full Story

Acid leak spurs ‘safe shutdown’ at NFS

Date: 2012-01-10
After a leak of nitric acid at Nuclear Fuel Services around noon on Monday, NFS spokesperson Lauri Turpin said the plant has taken all the appropriate precautionary measures and plans to resume normal operations soon.  Full Story

Schools announce Child Find effort

Date: 2012-01-10
The Unicoi County School System and Special Education Supervisor Chris Bogart have announced Child Find efforts to identify children in the county, ages birth to 21, with disabilities or who may be intellectually gifted.  Full Story

Blood draw to be held Jan. 13

Date: 2012-01-10
An Erwin Community Blood Drive will be held Friday, Jan. 13, from 12:30-5:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, in the fellowship hall.  Full Story

Small-acreage workshop planned

Date: 2012-01-10
A Profit & Production on Small Acreage Workshop, designed for farmers with limited land resources who strive to maximize their production potential, will be offered by the University of Tennessee Extension in January.  Full Story

Free trees available to Tennesseans

Date: 2012-01-10
Tennesseans can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2012.  Full Story

Unicoi County Schools Closed For Snow

Date: 2012-01-03
Unicoi County Schools are closed today, Tuesday January 3, 2012 due to inclement weather. Classes will resume on regular schedule tomorrow ... pending the weather. To find out the latest in news, sports, and weather cancelations check out The Erwin Record's facebook fan page.   Full Story

Lady Devils win Johnson City Honda JV tournament

Date: 2012-01-03
“Success will never be a big step in the future, success is a small step taken just now.”  Full Story

Brothers compete in national event

Date: 2012-01-03
It all started with the Tour De France.  Full Story

Lady Devils prep for second half of season

Date: 2012-01-03
Heartbreaker was the best word to describe last week for the Lady Devils.  Full Story

Panel rejects paying 911 OT bill

Date: 2011-12-20
In a special called meeting Monday, the Unicoi County Commission voted against paying half – or approximately $16,561 – of a $33,122 overtime bill accrued by 911 dispatchers during the previous fiscal year.  Full Story

Late rally lifts Devils over Cloudland Highlanders

Date: 2011-12-20
Experience is the key to success, and the Devils relied on the experience from two veterans to pull out a win last week.  Full Story

Cloudland defeats Lady Devils in overtime thriller

Date: 2011-12-20
It takes a lot of luck to overcome trouble from the free-throw line.  Full Story

Cloudland defeats Lady Devils in overtime thriller

Date: 2011-12-20
It takes a lot of luck to overcome trouble from the free-throw line.  Full Story

Details spotty on Friday wreck

Date: 2011-12-06
Exact details on a traffic accident that injured at least three motorists on Jackson-Love Highway Friday night still have yet to be formally released by the Tennessee Department of Safety as of the newspaper’s press deadline Monday night.  Full Story

House Call: Items from longtime local doctor's practice return home

Date: 2011-12-06
Recently, Ann Woodward Krause, of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, made an interesting discovery which led her to the Unicoi County Heritage Museum in Erwin.   Full Story

Team effort leads to lopsided victory over Knights

Date: 2011-12-06
If momentum was needed going into their upcoming Three Rivers Conference games, the Lady Devils received a full dose of it last Tuesday night at the Devils Den.  Full Story

UCHS defeats Chuckey-Doak, Boone, loses to Tennessee High

Date: 2011-12-06
Three-point shooting is a rare skill to possess for players on the hardwood, but last Tuesday night the Devils had everything clicking from behind the arc.  Full Story

UCMS teams split series with Vance

Date: 2011-12-06
The middle school programs recently wrapped up a two-game week by going up against Vance Middle School on Thursday, Dec. 1.  Full Story

UCMS teams split series with Vance

Date: 2011-12-06
The middle school programs recently wrapped up a two-game week by going up against Vance Middle School on Thursday, Dec. 1.  Full Story

Goddard, McKinney to play in all-star game

Date: 2011-12-06
Recently, the 2011 rosters were announced for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Tennessee-Virginia Senior Bowl All-star Classic football game and two Blue Devils were selected to the northeast Tennessee team.  Full Story

The Santa Train Never Gets Old

Date: 2011-12-06
The Santa Train made its 69th journey through the mountains of Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee on Saturday, Nov. 19.  Full Story

Picture this The Erwin Record seeks reader photos for annual ‘Images’ calendar

Date: 2011-11-15
The Erwin Record is accepting entries for our annual Images of Unicoi County Calender.   Full Story

County students use letters, program to honor veterans

Date: 2011-11-15
More than 400 fourth- and fifth-grade students at Unicoi County Intermediate School commemorated Veterans Day this year with a school-wide letter-writing campaign to veterans, as well as a program honoring local veterans last Friday afternoon.  Full Story

Each veteran has a unique story.

Date: 2011-11-15
After serving two decades in the U.S. Navy, at sea during two wars, Unicoi County native Edward Wardrupe has quite a story to share.  Full Story

DA: Don’t dismiss Harris chargesDA: Don’t dismiss Harris charges

Date: 2011-11-01
District Attorney General Tony Clark filed a response last week to a motion to dismiss all charges against Unicoi County Sheriff Kent Harris. In it, Clark asked the court to deny the defense’s motion, which was filed by Harris’ attorneys on Monday, Oct. 24.  Full Story

Limestone Cove to sponsor Dinner

Date: 2011-11-01
The Limestone Cove Ruritan will sponsor a Community Thanksgiving and Veterans Day Dinner November 5th at 12:00PM at the Old Limestone Cove School. The Ruritan will furnish the meal.  Full Story

UCHS Theater Arts Presents The Jungle Book

Date: 2011-11-01
The Unicoi County High School Drama Department will perform Disney’s The Jungle Book on Thursday, November 3, 2011 and Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the UCHS auditorium. The Jungle Book combines costumed human performers and innovative puppetry. The show follows the story of the man-child, Mowgli, Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther, as they are threatened by wily snake Kha, and the fierce Bengal tiger, Shere Kahn. Comedic relief is provided by Colonel Hathi and his herd of elephants, King Louie and his hep-cat monkeys and, of course, the boisterous Baloo, with his unforgettable bouncing rendition of “Bare Necessities”. Other musical highlights include “I Want to be Like You”, “Trust in Me”, and “That’s What Friends are For”. Tickets are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students and will be available at the door. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.  Full Story

UVFD to host Chili Cook-Off

Date: 2011-11-01
The Unicoi Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Chili Cook-Off on Nov. 12, at the fire department.  Full Story

Benefit to feature Larkey Band

Date: 2011-11-01
A benefit for Sean Michael Patten will be held Nov. 12, from 4-7 p.m. at the Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1600 N. Main Ave., Erwin.   Full Story

Blood Drive to be Nov. 11

Date: 2011-11-01
The Erwin Community Blood Drive at the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 312 S. Main Ave., Erwin, will be held Friday, Nov. 11, from 12:30-5:30 p.m.  Full Story

Legion, Auxiliary to meet

Date: 2011-11-01
Erwin’s Unaka Post 25 of the American Legion will hold its regular monthly meeting Thursday, Nov. 3, at 6:30 p.m., in the Erwin Town Hall.  Full Story

JV Devils wrap up undefeated season

Date: 2011-11-01
If the junior varsity season is any indicator of the future for the UCHS football program, Blue Nation better be ready for some smash mouth football for the years to come.  Full Story

Tankersley, True lead way for Devils in regional

Date: 2011-11-01
The final meet of the year for the UCHS cross country squads was quick to show to the Devil fans that the program will be in good hands for the years to come.  Full Story

Rekindling the spiritual fire

Date: 2011-11-01
Unicoi United Methodist Church is looking toward the future.  Full Story

Auxiliary deputy suspended after stun-gun incident

Date: 2011-10-18
An auxiliary deputy for the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department was suspended over the weekend after Erwin police said he used a stun gun to shock a man during the fall festival event at Erwin’s Center on Aging and Health.  Full Story

Kent Harris indicted

Date: 2011-10-18
The Unicoi County grand jury returned 10 true bills on Friday afternoon, indicting Unicoi County Sheriff Kent Harris on six counts of official misconduct, as well as a count each of tampering with evidence, criminal simulation, theft over $1,000 and attempted aggravated assault.  Full Story

Former Red Kap staff to meet

Date: 2011-10-18
Former employees of Red Kap will be meeting at Maple Grove Restaurant in Unicoi on Friday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. For more information, call 743-0203.  Full Story

Halloween event slated

Date: 2011-10-18
On Monday, Oct. 31, from 5-9 p.m., the Downtown Erwin Merchants will be sponsoring Trick or Treat on Main Street. The Main Street merchants and other downtown offices will be handing out treats to the Erwin area children. The event will be held on Main Street from Tucker to Love. This area will be closed to traffic.  Full Story

Bean dinner set at lodge

Date: 2011-10-18
A Bean Dinner will be held at the Unicoi Masonic Lodge on Sunday, Oct. 23, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  Full Story

Halloween pet parade set

Date: 2011-10-18
The inaugural Halloween Pet Parade will be held at the Unicoi County Animal Shelter, 185 Industrial Drive, Erwin on Saturday, Oct. 22 beginning at 1 p.m.  Full Story

Blue Devils participate in Trailblazer Invite

Date: 2011-10-18
Blue Devil cross country members, under head coach Gary Howard, recently participated in the 39th annual TrailBlazer Invitational held at Daniel Boone High School on Saturday to end the regular season.  Full Story

Short-handed Devils lose to East, 49-13

Date: 2011-10-18
Sometimes a loss can bring bring positives for a team.  Full Story

Chamber director estimates festival crowd again reached 100,000Chamber director estimates festival crowd again reached 100,000

Date: 2011-10-11
Although more accurate figures won’t be available for a couple of weeks, Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Amanda Delp said on Monday that the 34th Annual Apple Festival drew its usual crowd of 100,000 or more people to the streets of downtown Erwin this year.  Full Story

APPLE FESTIVAL CONTEST WINNERS

Date: 2011-10-11
Photography Contest  Full Story

CTE grants net ‘real-life’ experiences for students seeking career skills

Date: 2011-10-11
The best way to learn a skill is to practice, and have hands on training, according to Unicoi County High School educators.  Full Story

Mobile food pantry to visit

Date: 2011-10-11
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee has mobile food pantry distributions planned for Oct.  13 in Unicoi County at the following locations:  Full Story

COAH sets Fall Festival

Date: 2011-10-11
Center on Aging and Health will hold its annual Fall Festival Oct. 14, from 3:30-6:30 p.m.  Full Story

Historical Society to meet

Date: 2011-10-11
The Unicoi County Historical Society will meet Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. at Erwin Town Hall.  Full Story

Lady Devils end regular volleyball season

Date: 2011-10-11
The Lady Devils finished their last week against South Greene at the Devils Den on Monday, Oct. 3, and it would be the final game for four of the girls at Unicoi County High School.  Full Story

UCHS falls to Cyclones on EHS homecoming

Date: 2011-10-11
Sometimes you just can't stop momentum.  Full Story

Forest Service’s Rocky Fork stake grows

Date: 2011-10-05
Members of The Conservation Fund last week closed on a deal to transfer another 1,429 acres of land in the 9,624-acre Rocky Fork watershed to the U.S. Forest Service, TCF field representative Ralph Knoll said on Monday.  Full Story

Ten minute wait at rail crossing keeps overpass project on TDOT’s radar

Date: 2011-10-05
After decades of waiting, Erwin motorists will finally have a bypass roadway spanning from Main Avenue to Second Street, which will eliminate long waits caused by trains crossing the roadway.  Full Story

Awards honor service to the community

Date: 2011-09-27
Last week, The Erwin Record honored individuals and businesses for their service to the community in six different categories at the newspaper’s fifth annual Record of Service Awards.  Full Story

Some outshine in service to others

Date: 2011-09-27
I considered myself a winner for just getting to share an evening with a room full of distinguished guests and friends.  Full Story

UCMS and UCHS volleyball battle through busy week

Date: 2011-09-27
Talk about serving up good performances.  Full Story

Highlanders handle Devils, 28-9

Date: 2011-09-27
Homecoming night was a night of ups and downs for the Devils.  Full Story

Schools offer free tutoring

Date: 2011-09-27
Unicoi County Schools are offering free tutoring in math and reading/language arts, for children in grades 6-8.  Full Story

Legion to meet Sept. 29

Date: 2011-09-27
Due to the upcoming Apple Festival, Erwin’s Unaka Post 25 of the American Legion will hold its October meeting on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 6:30 p.m. at Erwin Town Hall.  Full Story

Local park to host bird walks

Date: 2011-09-27
The public is invited each Saturday morning in October to attend a free bird walk at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park. The walks are a joint venture between the park and the Lee and Lois Herndon Chapter of Tennessee Ornithological Society.  Full Story

Habitat Golf Tournament

Date: 2011-09-21
Habitat for Humanity of Unicoi will host our second annual Benefit Golf Tournament on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at the Erwin Elks Lodge with a shotgun start at 9am. Three person teams may register for $25 per player. The prize will be $150 for the winning team and $75 for the 2nd place team. The entry fee is $25 per person. For more information, please call the HfHUC office at 423-330-6357.  Full Story

Erwin Church of God to host homecoming

Date: 2011-09-21
Erwin Church of God will hold their 92nd homecoming on Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 10:45 with special guest speaker Dr. Eugene Penland. There will be special praise and worship music, and a meal following. Everyone is envited to attend.  Full Story

‘Record of Service’ honorees to be revealed Thursday

Date: 2011-09-20
This year’s Record of Service Award winners will be honored at this Thursday evening’s ceremony, to be held at Unicoi United Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m.  Full Story

Voting in 2012? Get a photo ID

Date: 2011-09-20
A new law handed down from the Tennessee General Assembly this year requires voters in the state to show photo identification at the polls before they will be allowed to cast their votes, Unicoi County Elections Administrator Sarah Bailey said last week.  Full Story

Homecoming festivities in full swing this week

Date: 2011-09-20
It’s Homecoming time again at Unicoi County High School  Full Story

Lady Devils enter Three Rivers play

Date: 2011-09-20
If one word could describe the Lady Devils it would be: resilience.  Full Story

Unicoi falls to Happy Valley, 20-13

Date: 2011-09-20
“Justice is coming”  Full Story

Volleyball girls travel to R-R, Colonial Heights

Date: 2011-09-20
The cool weather of fall is around the corner, but the UCMS volleyball teams are still keeping the fire going in the courts around northeast Tennessee, wrapping up a two game stint from last week.  Full Story

Lady Devils plan 5K run for Susan G. Komen

Date: 2011-09-20
The Unicoi County High School Lady Blue Devil basketball team will host the second annual “Before We Hit the Court Conditioning For The Cure 5K” on Saturday, Oct. 15. All proceeds from the race will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure.  Full Story

Lil’ Lady Devils program slated

Date: 2011-09-20
The Lady Devil basketball team is sponsoring a ball-handling team, the “Lil’ Dribblers,” that will perform at halftime of various Lady Devil home games. This is an opportunity for each Lil’ Dribbler to learn, develop and show off their basketball skills.  Full Story

Three Devils qualify for regionals

Date: 2011-09-20
Dale Edwards, Maggie Hartzell and Heavenly Shelton of Unicoi County each qualified for the regional golf tournament last Monday at the golf course in Elizabethton.  Full Story

EJAA Standings:

Date: 2011-09-20
The following are the scores from Saturday, Sept. 10:  Full Story

Children’s hospital takes sting out of visits

Date: 2011-09-20
If most children think hospitals are scary, dark places that cause pain and confinement, then most of them probably have never set foot inside Niswonger Children’s Hospital, located adjacent to the campus of Johnson City Medical Center.  Full Story

‘Badge’ battle tops drive quota

Date: 2011-09-20
A successful Erwin Community Blood Drive was held Friday, Sept. 9, in the fellowship hall at First Christian Church. The quota for the drive was 40 productive units of blood. Fifty-eight people applied to donate and 42 productive units of blood were collected. There were six first-time donors.  Full Story

Event to boost food backpacks

Date: 2011-09-20
A benefit motorcycle ride, Cruisin’ for Unicoi County Kids, will be held Saturday, Sept. 24. All proceeds from this benefit ride will go to Food Backpacks, which feed kids throughout the school year.  Full Story

Benefit set for Mike Clouse

Date: 2011-09-20
A benefit singing will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, from 5-8 p.m., in the Food Lion parking lot, North Main Avenue, Erwin.  Full Story

Board votes to buy Studsvik building for school offices

Date: 2011-09-13
The Unicoi County Board of Education voted Thursday evening to enter into a contract with Studsvik Inc. to buy the company’s property at 101 Nolichucky Avenue in Erwin, with plans to move the school system’s central office there.   Full Story

Panel OKs 12.37-cent tax rate increase $2.5537 rate passes first reading on 8-1 vote; hike would cover employee raises

Date: 2011-09-13
Unicoi County commissioners voted 8-1 on Tuesday afternoon to raise the county’s property tax rate by 12.37 cents, bringing last year’s rate of $2.43 per $100 of assessed property value up to $2.5537 this year.  Full Story

Downtown Sidewalk Sale set

Date: 2011-09-13
The Erwin Downtown Merchants will hold a Sidewalk Sale Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; there will also be a Model Train and Railroad Memorabilia Show at the same date and time at the Erwin National Guard Armory.  Full Story

Pottery Club to meet Sept. 19

Date: 2011-09-13
The Erwin National Blue Ridge Pottery Club will meet Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Clinchfield Senior Adult Center on Union Street.  Full Story

Classes of ’55-’57 to meet

Date: 2011-09-13
Unicoi County High School classes of 1955-1957 will be meeting at Erwin Town Hall on Apple Festival weekend, from 10 a m.-4 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7-8.  Full Story

Classes of ’52-’53 set gathering

Date: 2011-09-13
Members of the Unicoi County High School classes of 1952-53 will meet at Maple Grove in Unicoi on Apple Festival Friday, Oct. 7, at 5 p.m., for a time of fellowship and renewing old friendships. All members are invited. We will be ordering off the menu.  Full Story

Safe Passage to hold raffle

Date: 2011-09-13
Safe Passage Domestic Violence Shelter’s seventh Reverse Raffle will be held Thursday, Oct. 6. Tickets are available now, with a $5,000 prize to be awarded.  Full Story

Flags, Civil War to be topic

Date: 2011-09-13
The Unicoi County Historical Society will meet Monday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m., in Erwin Town Hall.  Full Story

Veterans to lead charge for cross-country

Date: 2011-09-13
Experience is always key to success, and the 2011 cross country team for Unicoi County High School is chalked full of vets and newcomers alike.  Full Story

‘Dogs pull away with 43-20 win over Devils

Date: 2011-09-13
Area schools take note, if you are in need of offensive advice, last Friday would of been a great showing to get the information you needed.  Full Story

Lady Devils serve up good performances at West Greene

Date: 2011-09-13
Volleyball season is reaching the halfway point and the UCHS Lady Devils are beginning to show that they’ll be a team to be reckoned with at the district tournament being held in October.  Full Story

Lady Devils serve up good performances at West Greene

Date: 2011-09-13
Volleyball season is reaching the halfway point and the UCHS Lady Devils are beginning to show that they’ll be a team to be reckoned with at the district tournament being held in October.  Full Story

JV, varsity split series against Sevier

Date: 2011-09-13
The middle school was in action Tuesday, Sept. 6, when taking on John Sevier at Gentry Stadium.  Full Story

TWRA to sponsor hunter education class

Date: 2011-09-13
A Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency endorsed Hunter Education Class will be held at Erwin City Hall Sept. 23-23, with a live firing exercise to be held for those who pass the written exam. The firing exercise will be held Saturday, Sept. 25, at Sciota Firing Range in Unicoi.  Full Story

‘Worth the walk to get there’

Date: 2011-09-13
For Unicoi County residents Dorsey Edwards and Worley Shelton, hiking all 2,180 miles of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine was a goal they set for themselves 20 years ago. On Aug. 31, Edwards and Shelton achieved that goal when they ascended Maine’s Mount Katahdin, the end of the Appalachian Trail for northbound hikers.  Full Story

Drugs found after Erwin maDrugs found after Erwin man shows off crop on Facebookn shows off crop on Facebook

Date: 2011-09-06
Authorities located 21 marijuana plants ranging from four to 18 feet in height at a residence just off of Coffee Ridge Road late Tuesday evening, a statement from the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department said on Wednesday.  Full Story

Officers reprimanded for failing to make arrests

Date: 2011-09-06
Two officers with the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department received letters of reprimand last Friday after Sheriff Kent Harris indicated they did not handle a case involving the seizure of marijuana properly.  Full Story

Record joins with Chamber for festival photo competition

Date: 2011-09-06
The Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with The Erwin Record this year to give amateur photographers in the area a chance to show off their skills.  Full Story

Radio group to meet Sept. 8

Date: 2011-09-06
The Unicoi County Amateur Radio Association will be holding its monthly meeting at Maple Grove Restaurant, 1207 Gouge Road, Unicoi, on Thursday, Sept. 8. All licensed Ham operators and anyone wishing to become licensed are welcome to attend. Meeting time is 7 p.m.  Full Story

Shrine Club sets barbecue

Date: 2011-09-06
The Unicoi County Shrine Club will hold its annual barbecue dinner on Sept. 10, at the Unicoi Masonic Lodge, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.  Full Story

Little Miss Pageant is Sept. 17

Date: 2011-09-06
Unicoi County High School’s Little Miss Health Occupation Students of America Homecoming Pageant will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17. The pageant will begin at 6 p.m. in the high school auditorium.  Full Story

Thomas got involved in local government because of archery ban Thomas got involved in local government because of archery ban

Date: 2011-08-30
Not long ago, first-district Unicoi County Commissioner Loren Thomas would have described county government as “all new to me,” but he said that a vote by a previous commission to ban archery bear hunting in the county piqued his attention.  Full Story

Number of schoolchildren in need of supplies nearly doubles in 2011

Date: 2011-08-30
This year’s “Community Day of Action” will bring with it a special challenge for Unicoi County residents as the number of children who will need school supplies, food and clothing has nearly doubled, school health coordinator Sherry Whitson said on Monday.  Full Story

Town sets ‘Big Screen’ event

Date: 2011-08-30
The town of Unicoi will host “Big Screen On The Green” at Buffalo Creek Park Sept. 10 at 8:30 p.m.  Full Story

‘Deep Water’ classes to begin

Date: 2011-08-30
UT Extension of Unicoi County will offer the Arthritis Foundation Deep Water Aquatics Program beginning Sept. 13.   Full Story

Unaka Post 25 to meet Sept. 1

Date: 2011-08-30
Erwin’s Unaka Post 25 of the American Legion will hold its regular monthly meeting Sept. 1 in the Erwin Town Hall meeting room at 6:30 p.m.  Full Story

Offices to mark holiday

Date: 2011-08-30
Unicoi County Courthouse offices that are generally open on Saturday mornings will be closed Saturday, Sept. 3, and Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.  Full Story

Unicoi County’s defense outplays Chuckey-Doak

Date: 2011-08-30
The heat in Tennessee may of been on scene during last week’s slate of high school football games, but the Devils from Erwin made sure to bring a little fire of their own while traveling on the road for their second game of the season.  Full Story

Lady Devil squad has busy opening week

Date: 2011-08-30
The volleyball season is back for UCHS.  Full Story

Scholarship from Nuclear Fuel Services helps local youngster experience camp

Date: 2011-08-30
Thanks to a scholarship from Nuclear Fuel Services, Steve and Sheri Bakken say their son, Sebastian, who has been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, was able to have a positive camp experience for the very first time.  Full Story

Haslam joins local teachers in education roundtable

Date: 2011-08-23
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam visited Unicoi County Middle School last week and conducted a roundtable meeting with Director of Schools Denise Brown, state Rep. David Hawk and a host of teachers from all grade levels, with experience ranging from one to more than 40 years.  Full Story

Rogers receives Ruritan grant

Date: 2011-08-23
At its regularly scheduled meeting last Tuesday, representatives of the Unicoi Ruritan Club presented a local student with a $1,000 scholarship.  Full Story

51st Phillips reunion Sept. 11

Date: 2011-08-23
The descendants of Robert Marion and Rachel Fender Phillips will gather Sunday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. at Mountain Laurel Camp Ground located at the intersection of Smith Creek Road and Puncheon Fork Road in Mars Hill, N.C.   Full Story

Roe staff to hold office hours

Date: 2011-08-23
U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, R-1st, will send staff to hold office hours in Erwin on Tuesday, Sept. 13, and Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Unicoi County Courthouse from 2-4 p.m.   Full Story

Crain reunion to be Aug. 27

Date: 2011-08-23
The annual Crain family reunion will be held Saturday, Aug. 27, at noon at Higgins Chapel Church, Upper Higgins Creek Road, Flag Pond.   Full Story

Tipton Hill reunion Sept. 3

Date: 2011-08-23
Tipton Hill High School, Relief, N.C., will hold its high school reunion on Saturday, Sept. 3, at the school from 1 p.m.-4 p.m.  Full Story

Unicoi boy on team who won 10U world series

Date: 2011-08-23
The East Tennessee 10-and-under travel baseball team, which is made up of kids from the Tri-Cities area, won the Global World Series on July 24. the tournament was held in Orange Beach, Ala.  Full Story

Elks to hold golf tourney to benefit UCHS golf team

Date: 2011-08-23
The Erwin Elks are hosting a benefit golf tournament to raise funds for the Unicoi County High School golf teams, on Saturday, Aug. 27.  Full Story

‘Y’ sets baseball registration

Date: 2011-08-23
Registration for the 2012 Faith and Promise Baseball League will be accepted through Oct. 28.Draft day will take place at the YMCA gym on Oct. 31, at 10 a.m. to establish teams and choose time and location of practice. The Y will be hosting a kick-off week, where each team will be scheduled to play one game before the season begins. All registrations will be firm to end on Oct. 28 to ensure that team shirts will be delivered on time for the first scheduled kick-off game which will be held Nov. 28-Dec. 3. All volunteer coaches are to fill out 2010 coaching applications and sign contracts ASAP to establish colors and mascot names for their team. For more information, call Lisa White at 743-3361.  Full Story

YMCA slates men’s league

Date: 2011-08-23
The Sacred hand Men's Basketball league registration for t his year is currently available at the front desk at the YMCA. Industries, Churches, Teachers and business establishments and friends are welcomed to participate. The cost for the league will be $375 per team. Games will begin on Sept. 29. All applications just be turned in by Sept. 10. Fee will not be due until Sept. 19. Pick up your applications at the Y. For more information, call Lisa White at 743-3361.  Full Story

Childrens soccer to begin

Date: 2011-08-23
Applications for Praise and Believe Soccer, to play in the 2011 Fall Soccer League, are now being accepted. The cost fort he league is $50 for members and $55 for non-members. A parent meeting will be held on Sept. 29, at the YMCA gym at 6 p.m. Sign ups will be accepted during the parent meeting. Schedules will be provided and any questions parents may have will be addressed. Fro more information, call Lisa White at 743-3361.  Full Story

ZumbAtomic classes set

Date: 2011-08-23
ZumbAtomic classes for children will be taught by Ricki Laviano, a newly certified Zumba instructor. The classes are for kids ages 4-12. The class will take place on Mondays at 3:15 p.m., upstairs. This is an after school program that is specifically designed for the young children. As a new mother and professional dancer, Ricki will help your child reach their goals and establish an "I can do it" attitude. For more information, call Lisa White at 743-3361.  Full Story

UPDATE: Erwin woman, husband apprehended in murder-for-hire plot

Date: 2011-08-17
A 40-year-old Unicoi County woman and her 62-year-old husband were arrested Tuesday evening after local authorities wrapped an investigation into a murder-for-hire plot, Unicoi County Sheriff's Department spokesman Robie Sullins said Wednesday afternoon.   Full Story

Record of Service Awards slated for Sept. 22

Date: 2011-08-17
The Erwin Record will host the 5th annual Record of Service Awards on Sept. 22 and is currently seeking nominations for Unicoi County residents devoted to serving the people and interests of The Valley Beautiful.  Full Story

Sewing workshop, afternoon tea scheduled at historic cabin

Date: 2011-08-17
Members of the town of Unicoi’s History Committee will hold a sewing workshop and afternoon tea at the historic Bogart-Bowman Cabin on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 2-4:30 p.m.  Full Story

Arbor Day Foundation offers 10 dogwood trees to donors

Date: 2011-08-17
The Arbor Day Foundation has begun a new membership drive aimed at providing some color to new members’ landscapes all year long.  Full Story

On the agenda ...

Date: 2011-08-16
Several meetings throughout Unicoi County this week will be keeping officials busy, and members of the public are invited to attend each of them. The following is a look at this week’s county-wide meetings:  Full Story

BREAKING NEWS Authorities arrest local woman suspected of murder-for-hire

Date: 2011-08-16
A 60-year-old Unicoi County woman was arrested Tuesday evening on charges of murder-for-hire, according to Unicoi County Sheriff's Department spokesman Robie Sullins.   Full Story

Chamber gears up for 34th Festival

Date: 2011-08-09
“Ready or not, the Apple Festival is coming,” Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Amanda Delp said last week.  Full Story

Hensley: Reason, stability crucial elements in local government

Date: 2011-08-09
Bill Hensley is a self-proclaimed Type A personality – he says he’s “always got to be out doing something.”  Full Story

Cookout to benefit museum

Date: 2011-08-09
This week’s Food Lion Cookout, to benefit the Clinchfield Railroad Museum, will be held from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Erwin Food Lion.  Full Story

’55, ’56, ’57 classes to meet

Date: 2011-08-09
The Unicoi County High School classes of 1955, 1956 and 1957 will hold a meet and greet during the 2011 Apple Festival, Oct. 7-8, from noon to 3 p.m. at Erwin Town Hall.  Full Story

At 86, Ana Osorio stays in touch via Skype

Date: 2011-08-05
A native of Honduras, 86-year-old Ana Osorio found herself wishing for a way to feel more connected to the members of her family scattered throughout the United States and the world.  Full Story

Canning series set for August

Date: 2011-08-05
Crystal Robertson, UT Extension agent, will present a series of canning classes and demonstrations during August in conjunction with the Erwin/Unicoi County Farmer’s Market.  Full Story

Unaka Post 25 to meet Aug. 4

Date: 2011-08-05
Erwin’s Unaka Post 25 of the American Legion will hold its regular monthly meeting Thursday, Aug. 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the Erwin Town Hall meeting room.  Full Story

Byrd-Bailey reunion Aug. 14

Date: 2011-08-05
The descendants of James Madison and Ann Bailey Byrd and Jefferson and Emmaline Edwards Bailey will have their annual reunion beginning at 1 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 14, at Lower Brummitt’s Creek Brethren Church near Relief, N.C., in Mitchell County.  Full Story

“Cruisin’” to aid veterans

Date: 2011-08-05
The inaugural Citizens Soldiers Cruisin’ for Homeless Veterans will be held Saturday, Aug. 6, in the Erwin Food Lion parking lot. The event will begin at 9 a.m.  Full Story

Hosts sought for students

Date: 2011-08-05
International Cultural Exchange Services is seeking local families in Erwin and the surrounding areas interested in hosting international high school students, ages 15-18, from Europe, Asia, Latin and South America for the 2011 – 2012 school year.  Full Story

Benefit rummage sale set

Date: 2011-08-05
A benefit rummage sale will be held Saturday, Aug. 6, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., at Southside Freewill Baptist Church.  Full Story

Sports a fun outlet for Nick and Laura Rogers

Date: 2011-08-05
Say hello to the Rogers in the neighborhood of Erwin.  Full Story

Special section highlighting county’s outdoor offerings inside this issue

Date: 2011-07-26
Unicoi County: A Breath of Fresh Air, a special section highlighting the county’s outdoor offerings, is available inside this week’s edition of The Erwin Record.  Full Story

Community joins in prayer effort

Date: 2011-07-26
“All I can do is pray.” We hear those words often from concerned friends and neighbors as they offer support for whatever troubles may be overcoming us at the moment. But the truth is, this statement makes the grand privilege of asking for divine intervention seem a small thing when actually, it is the greatest thing we could do for someone. Yes, all we can do is pray, but what greater thing could we do?  Full Story

Roe staff to hold local hours

Date: 2011-07-26
U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, R-1st, will send staff members to hold office hours in Erwin on Tuesday, Aug. 9, and Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the Unicoi County Courthouse from 2-4 p.m.    Full Story

Poultry show, auction set

Date: 2011-07-26
Unicoi, Washington and Sullivan counties are holding their annual “4-H Poultry Show and Auction,” Saturday, Aug. 6. The show will begin at 9 a.m. at the Appalachian Fairgrounds in Gray, in the lower show barn.  Full Story

“Gotta Tap Troupe” forming

Date: 2011-07-26
A new group, “Gotta Tap Troupe,” is forming for ladies age 40 and above. Anyone interested in joining should contact Gay Whitt for more information.  Full Story

Mashburn Reunion Aug. 7

Date: 2011-07-26
The 71st annual Mashburn Family Reunion will be held Sunday, Aug. 7, at 12:15 p.m., at Clear Branch Baptist Church fellowship hall, for the decendants of Calloway and Melinda Marilla (Pate) Mashburn and any other interested participants.  Full Story

Scouts hold summer sign-up

Date: 2011-07-26
Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack 2007 will hold a summer sign-up at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 28, in the Community Room at Erwin Utilities.  Full Story

No. 1, nine times running

Date: 2011-07-19
For the ninth consecutive year, The Erwin Record has captured the top general excellence award in its division in the Tennessee Press Association’s newspaper contest, co-sponsored by the University of Tennessee.  Full Story

Group takes aim at sheriff’s budget

Date: 2011-07-19
A group of around 10 concerned citizens, led by John Day, is disputing claims by Unicoi County Sheriff Kent Harris that his department needs nearly $1 million in additional funding in order to comply with state statutes.  Full Story

School dates listed for UCHS students

Date: 2011-07-19
As the 2011-2012 school year quickly approaches, Tammy Lockner, Unicoi County High School counselor, released the following dates.  Full Story

Blood drive exceeds goal

Date: 2011-07-19
The Erwin Community Blood Drive, which was held Friday, July 8, at First Christian Church Fellowship Hall, is being called ‘very successful’ by the drive organizers.  Full Story

Pathway hosts blood drive

Date: 2011-07-19
Pathway Freewill Baptist Church will host an American Red Cross blood drive Saturday, July 30, in memory of Wilma Tilson Jones.  Full Story

Habitat fundraiser July 26

Date: 2011-07-19
Habitat for Humanity will hold a fundraiser on Tuesday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m., in the Erwin Utilities Community Room.  Full Story

Ramsey-Bennett Reunion set

Date: 2011-07-19
The Ramsey-Bennett Family Reunion will be held July 30 at Faith Baptist Church in Erwin, beginning at 11:30 a.m. A covered dish lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.  Full Story

Gibson siblings friends, not rivals

Date: 2011-07-19
Brothers and sisters always fight.  Full Story

Public to have role in ‘facelift’

Date: 2011-07-12
Erwin residents and business owners will soon have the chance to weigh in with their opinions and tell professional planners exactly what sort of “facelift” the downtown district needs in order to bolster tourism, commerce and economic growth.  Full Story

Railroad museum’s model-room momentum building brick-by-brick

Date: 2011-07-12
Members of the Unicoi County Heritage Museum’s board of directors have sold more than 150 polished granite bricks in order to raise funds for a model train room at the Clinchfield Railroad Museum, and efforts are still underway.  Full Story

Historical Society to meet

Date: 2011-07-12
The Unicoi County Historical Society will meet on Monday, July 18, at Erwin Town Hall, at 7 p.m.  Full Story

Classes of ’52, ’53 to gather

Date: 2011-07-12
The Unicoi County High School classes of 1952 and 1953 are planning a get-together on Apple Festival Friday.  Full Story

Limestone Cove reunion set

Date: 2011-07-12
Everyone who ever attended Limestone Cove School, or has any interest in the school is invited to attend a reunion on July 23, at noon, at the school.  Full Story

UCHS graduates shine for Unicoi Raiders

Date: 2011-07-12
Who says the season ends after you graduate?  Full Story

Overwhelming support shown to Clouse family

Date: 2011-07-05
A fundraiser to benefit Mike Clouse, a Unicoi County resident living with cancer, yielded more than $8,500 with all proceeds going toward medical and living costs for his family.  Full Story

Sheriff still not back to work

Date: 2011-07-05
Even though he has made intermittent appearances at his office and in the community throughout the month of June, Unicoi County Sheriff Kent Harris said Friday that, although he is still the sheriff, his doctors have not cleared him to return to work.  Full Story

Unaka Post to meet July 7

Date: 2011-07-05
Erwin’s Unaka Post 25 of the American Legion will hold its regular monthly meeting Thursday, July 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the Erwin Town Hall meeting room.  Full Story

Unicoi sets ice cream social

Date: 2011-07-05
The Unicoi History Committee will host an Ice Cream Social at the Bogart-Bowman Cabin, on Saturday, July 9, from 3-7 p.m.  Full Story

Homecoming announced

Date: 2011-07-05
Homecoming at Community Baptist Church, 430 Bill Jones Road, Jonesborough, will be held Sunday, July 17.  Full Story

Cherokee welcomes pastor

Date: 2011-07-05
Cherokee United Methodist Church has welcomed a new pastor, the Rev. Andrew Amodei.   Full Story

Cheerleaders win big at camp

Date: 2011-07-05
After recently attending two cheerleading camps, the Unicoi County High School varsity cheerleaders brought home several trophies .  Full Story

For Vanhoy brothers, football comes natural

Date: 2011-07-05
Athletics are just natural to certain families.  Full Story

County set to celebrate Independence Day

Date: 2011-06-28
Several communities and groups in the area will celebrate the Fourth of July this holiday weekend with fireworks displays and a variety of activities.  Full Story

Unicoi’s Watson signs basketball commitment with Milligan College

Date: 2011-06-28
Unicoi County High School basketball standout Christian Watson signed to play basketball at Milligan College under new head coach Bill Robinson, last Thursday, June 23.  Full Story

Tanker overturns

Date: 2011-06-28
One firefighter with the Southside Volunteer Fire Department was injured and transported to Johnson City Medical Center following an accident on Temple Hill Road, in which the 1993 GMC fire tanker she had been driving flipped onto its side.  Full Story

Best of Show

Date: 2011-06-28
By Rebekah   Full Story

Fireworks set for Flag Pond on July 2

Date: 2011-06-27
Flag Pond Ruritan Club will hold a 4th of July Fireworks display on Saturday, July 2, at the Flag Pond School grounds.   Full Story

Courthouse offices to close for holiday

Date: 2011-06-27
Unicoi County Courthouse offices that are generally open on Saturday mornings will be closed Saturday, July 2, and Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Offices will open on Tuesday, July 5.  Full Story

Ernestville benefit set for Mike Clouse

Date: 2011-06-27
A benefit for Mike Clouse will be held at 7 p.m., July 1, at the Neighborhood Watch building in Ernestville.  Full Story

Poplar School to host reunion July 3

Date: 2011-06-27
Poplar, N.C., School will hold its annual reunion on Sunday, July 3, at Poplar School, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  Full Story

Whitson Reunion planned for July 9

Date: 2011-06-27
The Whitson Family Reunion will be held Saturday, July 9, at Big Creek Free Will Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Full Story

Church to host Erwin blood drive July 8

Date: 2011-06-27
The American Red Cross will hold a Community Blood Drive Friday, July 8, in the Fellowship Hall of First Christian Church.  Full Story

Disaster Relief Concert

Date: 2011-06-23
Please join with the community in a time of celebration and fun as local country artist Taylor Cochran plays a benefit concert for victims of the tornadoes Saturday, June 25 at the South Central Ruritan.  Full Story

Ford ‘Focus on Schools’ program could earn UCHS up to $10,000

Date: 2011-06-21
Unicoi County High School students, in partnership with Erwin Motors, are asking their peers and family members to “rock the vote” in Ford’s new “Focus on Schools” initiative for a chance to win up to $10,000 for their school.  Full Story

Longtime service honored

Date: 2011-06-21
Director of Schools Denise Brown and the Unicoi County Board of Education honored eight retiring employees at last week’s board meeting.  Full Story

Courthouse hours set for Roe staff

Date: 2011-06-21
U.S. Rep. Phil Roe will send staff to hold office hours in Erwin on Tuesday, July 12, and Tuesday, July 26, at the Unicoi County Courthouse  Full Story

Democrats set meeting for June 25

Date: 2011-06-21
The Unicoi County Democratic Party will meet Saturday, June 25, at 1 p.m., at the Erwin Town Hall.  Full Story

Longtime service honored

Date: 2011-06-21
Director of Schools Denise Brown and the Unicoi County Board of Education honored eight retiring employees at last week’s board meeting.  Full Story

Cheerleaders prep for new football season

Date: 2011-06-21
The Unicoi County High School Varsity Cheerleading squads are hard at work for the summer.   Full Story

Gibson tops in all-star homerun derby

Date: 2011-06-21
The student athletes from northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia had a chance to step on the diamond for a final time on Thursday afternoon at Boyce Cox Field during the Fellowship of Christian Athletes annual baseball all-star game.  Full Story

Eight named to UT’s spring dean’s list

Date: 2011-06-21
Eight Unicoi County residents were named to the 2011 spring semester dean’s list at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.  Full Story

Relay team’s mascot to frequent lawns in new fundraising effort

Date: 2011-06-14
Unicoi County residents could be waking up to an interesting sight in their front lawns this summer. When they peep out their windows, the life-sized robot named “Hope,” which served as team mascot for the Mission Possible Relay For Life team this year, could be smiling back at them.  Full Story

Bees swarm courthouse steps, close one entrance

Date: 2011-06-14
A swarm of honeybees, which found its way to a bush outside the Unicoi County Courthouse, was brought under control by local beekeeper David Pauley in the late afternoon on Friday, June 10.  Full Story

Mother’s and Father’s Day Dinner set

Date: 2011-06-14
Limestone Cove Ruritan will sponsor the Annual Mother’s and Father’s Day Dinner June 25 at 12 p.m. at the Old Limestone Cove school  Full Story

CASA to provide volunteer training

Date: 2011-06-14
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Northeast Tennessee will provide volunteer advocacy training beginning with orientation on June 30 for people interested in speaking up for the best interests of children in the local area.   Full Story

Aviation to be Historical Society topic

Date: 2011-06-14
The Unicoi County Historical Society will meet on Monday, June 20, in Erwin Town Hall at 7 p.m.  Full Story

Unicoi County Raiders win over Tri-Cities Diablos

Date: 2011-06-14
The winning streak continues.  Full Story

Chamber plans downtowns celebration

Date: 2011-06-07
The Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce will host a Tennessee Downtowns Celebration on Thursday, June 16, at 6 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce office to commemorate the completion of the Tennessee Downtowns 18-month program and to recognize the recipients of the Downtown Signage Grants.  Full Story

Team effort name of game at Relay

Date: 2011-06-07
Baseball has always been a favorite pastime shared by Mike Clouse and his 10-year-old son, Max.   Full Story

Relay teams hope to close in on goal $65,548

Date: 2011-06-07
More than 20 teams have raised $65,548.32 as of last week’s annual Relay For Life of Unicoi County, which was held Friday, June 3.  Full Story

Trail of Hope 5K, walk set to benefit Relay

Date: 2011-06-07
The USW and Friends For The Fight Relay For Life team will hold a 5K run and fun walk on Saturday, June 18, at Erwin Linear Park.  Full Story

Legion Auxiliary sets fundraiser

Date: 2011-06-07
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 25, Erwin, will host a fundraiser cookout at Food Lion from 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 9.  Full Story

Mobile Pantry to visit county

Date: 2011-06-07
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee has two mobile food pantry distributions planned for June 9 in Unicoi County  Full Story

Raiders continue undefeated season

Date: 2011-06-07
Baseball season for the Blue Devils may be over with, but the Raiders from Erwin are just now getting warmed up for the season.  Full Story

No. 1 concern Erwin wants to see plans, price tag before committing to effort to bring back engine

Date: 2011-06-02
During a May 23 meeting, members of the Erwin Board of Mayor and Aldermen said they would like to see preliminary drawings and estimates for a structure designed to house the old Clinchfield No. 1 steam engine before they commit to helping in the effort to bring back a piece of Erwin’s railroad history.  Full Story

No. 1 concern Erwin wants to see plans, price tag before committing to effort to bring back engine

Date: 2011-06-02
During a May 23 meeting, members of the Erwin Board of Mayor and Aldermen said they would like to see preliminary drawings and estimates for a structure designed to house the old Clinchfield No. 1 steam engine before they commit to helping in the effort to bring back a piece of Erwin’s railroad history.  Full Story

County shows off newly completed jail workhouse

Date: 2011-06-02
After a year and a half of construction, the $3 million jail annex workhouse facility on Jackson-Love Highway is complete and set to begin operations the first week of June, jail administrator George Berry said Friday, May 27.  Full Story

Relay set for Friday

Date: 2011-06-02
The Relay For Life of Unicoi County will be traveling through time Friday night at the Unicoi County High School track.  Full Story

American Legion Post to meet June 2

Date: 2011-06-02
Erwin’s Unaka Post 25 of the American Legion will hold its regular monthly meeting Thursday, June 2, at 6:30 p.m. in Erwin Town Hall. There will be more discussion about starting the Ned Lyle Scholarship for a high school graduate.  Full Story

Child, adult care food program se

Date: 2011-06-02
Telamon Corporation Migrant and Seasonal Head Start program, located at 551 Mocking Bird Court, Unicoi, has announced the sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program.  Full Story

National Blue Ridge Pottery Club to meet

Date: 2011-06-02
The Erwin National Blue Ridge Pottery Club will meet Monday, June 6, at 7 p.m. at the Clinchfield Senior Adult Center.  Full Story

Red Cross sets blood drive June 21

Date: 2011-06-02
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive Tuesday, June 21, at Erwin Health Care, 100 Stalling Lane, from 1-5 p.m.  Full Story

Class of 2011 moves ahead

Date: 2011-05-24
Unicoi County High School graduated its 2011 class on Thursday, May 19, with a third of this year’s 174 graduates awarded honor diplomas for academic endeavors during their high school careers.  Full Story

Keesecker’s marks 65th anniversary

Date: 2011-05-24
On Friday, May 20, Keesecker Appliance and Furniture invited members of the public, including its loyal customers, to celebrate 65 years in business.   Full Story

Erwin blood drive collects 38 units

Date: 2011-05-24
The May 13 Erwin Community Blood Drive collected 38 units of whole blood.  Full Story

Finley, Peters earn academic honors

Date: 2011-05-24
Two Unicoi County residents earned academic honors from King College for the spring 2011 semester.  Full Story

County Republicans to meet on May 26

Date: 2011-05-24
The meeting of the Unicoi County Republican Party originally scheduled for May 19 has been rescheduled due to graduation.  Full Story

Deadlines different for May 31 edition

Date: 2011-05-24
Due to the Memorial Day weekend, The Erwin Record will have different deadlines in place for the May 31 edition.  Full Story

Summer school to begin May 31

Date: 2011-05-24
Unicoi County High School students who have not received a passing grade in an academic subject are invited to enroll in the upcoming summer school session.   Full Story

Lady Devils to host youth camp

Date: 2011-05-24
The Unicoi County High School Lady Devil basketball team will host its annual basketball camp for girls ages 5-14 beginning Monday, May 30, at UCHS.  Full Story

Hospital to hold game to benefit Relay For Life

Date: 2011-05-24
Unicoi County Memorial Hospital will once again hold its softball game to benefit the Relay For Life of Unicoi County. The game will be held on Saturday, May 28, at 5 p.m. at the Unicoi County Lady Devil Diamond, located just across from the hospital.  Full Story

LADY DEVILS STATE BOUND

Date: 2011-05-24
The Unicoi County Lady Devils have completed a list of goals tothis point, and another slash can go through the next line of the list.  Full Story

Class of 2011 has courage to face challenges

Date: 2011-05-24
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are,” is a quote from E. E. Cummings.  Full Story

Blue Devils, Lady Devils earn regional titles

Date: 2011-05-18
The Blue Devils and Lady Devils are only one game away from the state tournament.  Full Story

UCHS senior ready to step out of ‘kid’ shoes, get into ‘real deal’

Date: 2011-05-17
UCHS senior Brett Kingrea and his family may have taken a winding road to Unicoi County, but he’s certain he couldn’t have ended up in a better place with better friends for his final year of high school.  Full Story

Law would shut off utility elections

Date: 2011-05-17
The Unicoi County Gas Utility District plans to vote on a second resolution to the state of Tennessee seeking exemption from new legislation handed down Monday, May 16, which would require input from the county mayor in appointing new commissioners.  Full Story

Local relief efforts still underway for Greene, Washington tornado victims

Date: 2011-05-17
Cindy Huskins and Michelle Ricker haven’t forgotten the devastating storms that wreaked havoc on many areas in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia on the night of April 27.  Full Story

Lady Devils, Blue Devils advance in regionals

Date: 2011-05-17
After The Erwin Record’s 6 p.m. sports deadline, the Lady Devils won the first game of regional action, 6-5, over Grainger.  Full Story

Blue Devils take home district crown

Date: 2011-05-11
Gibson put the second notch in his belt on Wednesday night.  Full Story

Unicoi gears up for Strawberry Festival, parade

Date: 2011-05-10
It’s strawberry season in East Tennessee, and folks in Unicoi are preparing for one of the town’s most endearing events: the annual Wayne Scott Strawberry Festival.  Full Story

Ramp Festival to offer taste of county tradition

Date: 2011-05-10
The residents of Flag Pond have a tasty heritage, and they’re ready to once again share it with the people of Unicoi County and other folks who come from all around the country to experience it.  Full Story

UCHS is just a snapshot in time for senior

Date: 2011-05-10
Having lived in Michigan, Florida and Murfreesboro, as well as Erwin, a move to South Carolina this fall isn’t as intimidating for Unicoi County High School Senior Courtney Morrow as it might be for some. However, with graduation only days away and high expectations for the future, Morrow says she will rely on her education and experience to achieve her goal of majoring in international business.  Full Story

Art “I guess it makes me who I am.”

Date: 2011-05-10
Local artist Dawn Marie Tipton has had art on her mind since she was a child. Now, with colorful and inspiring mixed-medium works of art, she is living a dream that serves to sooth her mind and ease daily stress.  Full Story

American Red Cross sets blood drives

Date: 2011-05-10
The American Red Cross will hold three blood drives in Unicoi County this week.  Full Story

County Republicans choose officers

Date: 2011-05-10
The Unicoi County Republican Party recently met at Erwin Town Hall.  Full Story

Historical Society sets meeting

Date: 2011-05-10
The Unicoi County Historical Society will meet on Monday, May 16, in Erwin Town Hall, at 7 p.m.  Full Story

Account created for tornado victims

Date: 2011-05-10
A donation account has been opened for Kenny and Angel Shelton, a family who lost everything in the Horse Creek tornado. The account is at Clinchfield Federal Credit Union under the name Shelton Family Fund.  Full Story

Koch, Jacksons take home tennis titles

Date: 2011-05-10
Rainy weather couldn’t hold back the Three Rivers Conference tennis players.  Full Story

Devils place in T-N Relays

Date: 2011-05-10
Unicoi’s track and field team pole vaulted their way to success on Friday.  Full Story

Lady Devils win big in Morristown

Date: 2011-05-08
Weather couldn’t hold the Lady Devils back from playing softball this week.  Full Story

Under Fire: Gas commissioners change vote

Date: 2011-05-08
Only one month after members of the Unicoi County Gas Utility District Board of Commissioners voted to appoint commissioners instead of holding an election, the board OK’d a request to rescind the resolution.   Full Story

Blue Devils prep for postseason

Date: 2011-05-08
Just another busy week in the life of the Blue Devil baseball players.  Full Story

Storm brings outreach from community

Date: 2011-05-08
It is amazing what one small turn can mean. I am talking about the turn of a powerful storm or the turn of a hand to offer assistance.  Full Story

Noe’l Bailey looks forward to next step

Date: 2011-05-03
Seventeen year-old Noe’l Bailey has lived in Unicoi County her entire life--so when it comes to packing up and leaving her childhood home this fall, she can’t help but feel a few jitters. However, taking the next step in her life’s journey is something she’s looking forward to as her time at Unicoi County High School draws to a close.  Full Story

National Day of Prayer activity slated

Date: 2011-05-03
The Unicoi County Ministerial Association is sponsoring the National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 5, at noon in front of the Unicoi County Courthouse. In case of rain, the event will be held at First Baptist Church on South Main Avenue.  Full Story

Class of 1971 schedules 40th reunion

Date: 2011-05-03
The Unicoi County High School class of 1971 is preparing for its 40th reunion. The reunion will be Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011.  Full Story

Extension to offer arthritis program

Date: 2011-05-03
On May 4, UT Extension Unicoi County will be offering the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program. The eight-week program is designed for people with arthritis to reduce pain and stiffness, move more easily, feel more energetic, and just keep your muscles and joints healthy. Arthritis sufferers of all ages and mobility levels can benefit from the low impact course. Each class is designed to meet the needs of all participants. Classes will be held every Wednesday and Friday from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Clinchfield Senior Adult Center, 220 Union St., Erwin.  Full Story

American Legion sets May meeting

Date: 2011-05-03
Erwin’s Unaka Post 25 of the American Legion will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of Erwin Town Hall.  Full Story

Blood drives slated in Unicoi County

Date: 2011-05-03
Wellmont Health System’s Marsh Regional Blood Center will conduct public blood drives the first week of May.  Full Story

Yard sale set to benefit Relay For Life

Date: 2011-05-03
The Relay For Life team at Ninth Street Baptist Church will be holding a huge yard sale on Thursday and Friday, May 5 and 6, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. each day.   Full Story

Nursing Home Week activities set

Date: 2011-05-03
The Center on Aging and Health in Erwin will be holding activities during National Nursing Home Week, May 6-14.  Full Story

New shelter director ready to raise funds, education

Date: 2011-05-03
Her first few days on the job were a little chaotic, but Angie Rose, the new full time director of the Unicoi County Animal Shelter, says there’s no place she’d rather be.  Full Story

Piercy to help lead Record

Date: 2011-04-26
Anthony Piercy, a six-year employee of The Erwin Record, has returned to the staff full-time as the newspaper’s managing editor and print shop supervisor.  Full Story

History takes on new meaning for UCHS students

Date: 2011-04-26
Students at Unicoi County High School received a glimpse of World War II last week through the eyes of someone who lived it. The students, who have been studying the subject, got to hear Erwin Nine member George Hatcher speak.  Full Story

Ben Banks ready for next step

Date: 2011-04-26
With graduation only weeks away, many Unicoi County High School seniors anxiously look ahead into the unknown and reflect on four years of memories as their time at UCHS draws to a close.  Full Story

UCSD sponsors carry permit class

Date: 2011-04-25
The Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department will sponsor a handgun carry permit class on Saturday, June 11, at 8 a.m. at the Unicoi County Courthouse.  Full Story

Women’s basketball deadline May 2

Date: 2011-04-25
The deadline to sign up for the Unicoi Family YMCA’s Women of Courage 5-on-5 Basketball League is Monday, May 2.  Full Story

Antique collectibles, bottle show set

Date: 2011-04-25
The State of Franklin Antique Bottle and Collectibles Club will sponsor its 13th annual Antique Collectibles and Bottle Show and Sale on Saturday, May 7, in the Farm and Home Building at the Appalachian Fairgrounds.  Full Story

Unicoi UMC sets “Community Table”

Date: 2011-04-25
Unicoi United Methodist Church announces “The Community Table” will be set Wednesday, April 27, from 5-6:30 p.m. in the New Life Center at UUMC.  Full Story

Outstanding Farmer nominations sought

Date: 2011-04-25
Nominations are being accepted for the fifth annual Outstanding Farmer of the Year Award, which will be presented at the 14th annual Farm Expo, to be held January 20-22, at MeadowView Convention Center in Kingsport. The award will be presented to an individual to recognize exemplary efforts in agriculture, as well as a “heart” for farming.  It will be given in association with the Cooperative Extension programs of Tennessee – Virginia, and agricultural agencies in Northeast Tennessee – Southwest Virginia.  The nominee may be nominated by an agricultural agency or individual from the counties of Lee, Scott, Wise, Russell, and Washington in Virginia, and Hawkins, Sullivan, Washington, Carter, Unicoi, Johnson, and Greene in Tennessee.   Full Story

New electronic doors installed at courthouse for better access

Date: 2011-04-21
Disabled residents using the county courthouse can now find some ease in entry as officials have installed new electronic doors to provide better handicapped access to the building.  Full Story

New electronic doors installed at courthouse for better access

Date: 2011-04-19
Disabled residents using the county courthouse can now find some ease in entry as officials have installed new electronic doors to provide better handicapped access to the building.  Full Story

Bogart-Bowman cabin hosts egg hunt

Date: 2011-04-19
The public is invited to an old-fashioned Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds of the historic Bogart-Bowman log cabin at Buffalo Creek Park in the Town of Unicoi, Saturday, April 23, from 1-3 p.m.  Full Story

Head Start accepting applications

Date: 2011-04-19
The Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency Head Start Program is accepting applications for 3- and 4-year-old children for the 2011-2012 school year.  Full Story

Optimist Club to hold egg hunt

Date: 2011-04-19
The Erwin /Unicoi Optimist Club is hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 23 at the Optimist camp, off Highway 107 in Unicoi. The hunt will begin promptly at 10 a.m.  Full Story

Shannon Parkey named to ETSU President’s Pride service honorary

Date: 2011-04-19
ast Tennessee State University has welcomed freshman Shannon Parkey of Erwin as a new member of the President’s Pride service honorary.   Full Story

Student raises awareness by going shoeless for day

Date: 2011-04-12
On April 5, several Unicoi County High School students, along with thousands of people across the U.S., participated in TOMS One Day Without Shoes program, designed to raise awareness about people across the world who have no shoes.  Full Story

Local student receives DAR history award

Date: 2011-04-12
A 6th grader at Unicoi County Middle School was awarded the American History Award by the Unicoi County chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Full Story

Farmhouse Gallery to host Chillin’ and Grillin’

Date: 2011-04-12
The Children’s Advocacy Center of the 1st Judicial District will hold its Chillin’ and Grillin’ fundraiser Sunday, April 17, at Farmhouse Gallery and Gardens.   Full Story

Unicoi’s Nick Rogers is awarded American Cancer Society scholarship

Date: 2011-04-12
Nick Rogers of Unicoi has been awarded a $1,000 college scholarship by the Mid-South Division of the American Cancer Society. The scholarship will be presented at the Relay For Life of Unicoi County on Friday, June 3, at the Unicoi County High School track.  Full Story

Egg hunt set for Limestone Cove

Date: 2011-04-12
Limestone Cove Fire Department will hold an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 16, from 2-4 p.m.  Full Story

Erwin’s COAH plans Easter egg hunt

Date: 2011-04-12
The Center on Aging and Health will will host an Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 12 and under on April 16 from 2-4 p.m.  Full Story

Monday Club sets BBQ dinner

Date: 2011-04-12
The GFWC Erwin Monday Club will hold its annual BBQ dinner on Friday, April 15, from 5-7 p.m. at the Clinchfield Senior Adult Center.  Full Story

Tree giveaway to be held April 16

Date: 2011-04-12
Free trees will be given away at Jones Hardware in Unicoi on Saturday, April 16, beginning at 8 a.m.  Full Story

Woodmen recognizes Colyer-Neece

Date: 2011-04-12
Marilyn Colyer-Neece, Greeneville, a representative of Modern Woodmen of America, has been named to Modern Woodmen’s 2010 President’s Cabinet.  Full Story

“Heritage Cooking” is history topic

Date: 2011-04-12
The Unicoi County Historical Society will meet on Monday, April 18, in Erwin Town Hall, at 7 p.m.  Full Story

Blue Knights to meet third Thursday

Date: 2011-04-12
The Blue Knights TN6 Motorcycle Club meets the third Thursday of each month at Golden Corral in Johnson City.  Full Story

Unicoi boys 3-3 in conference after Betsy' win

Date: 2011-04-12
The Unicoi County baseball squad improved their record to 5-8 (3-3) during the year after a victory against Three Rivers Conference rival Elizabethton, 12-6.  Full Story

Brick sales to raise funds for Clinchfield Railroad Museum

Date: 2011-04-05
Representatives from the Clinchfield Railroad Museum are currently selling bricks in memory or in honor of Clinchfield Railroad employees to raise money for the museum.  Full Story

Rabies clinic set at Flag Pond

Date: 2011-04-05
A rabies clinic will be held Saturday, April 16, at Flag Pond Community Center from 1-3 p.m.  Full Story

Fishing day to include refreshments

Date: 2011-04-05
Limestone Cove Fire Department will sell refreshments at the 2011 Youth Outdoor Adventure Saturday, April 9, at Fishery Park in Erwin.  Full Story

Erwin Legion post to meet April 7

Date: 2011-04-05
Erwin’s Unaka Post 25 of the American Legion will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m. at Erwin Town Hall.   Full Story

County GOP to meet April 12

Date: 2011-04-05
The Unicoi County Republican Party will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, at the Erwin Town Hall. Officers will be elected and upcoming fundraising efforts and possible future events will be discussed. All Republicans in Unicoi County are invited.   Full Story

Mountain Piecemakers set meeting

Date: 2011-04-05
The Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet on Tuesday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Burnsville Town Center. Visitors are welcome.  Full Story

‘Native Plants’ to be topic of talk

Date: 2011-04-05
Margie Hunter, author of “Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee: The Spirit of Place,” will speak on “Native Plants Through the Seasons: A Gardener’s Almanac”, on Thursday, April 14, at 7 p.m. at Kingsport Renaissance Center.  Full Story

UAW Retirees plan April meeting

Date: 2011-04-05
The Johnson City United Auto Workers Retirees will hold their monthly meeting at 10 a.m., April 12, at the Pipefitters Union Hall at 121 Spring St., Johnson City. All UAW retirees are invited to attend.  Full Story

Into the Woods ... and onto the stage

Date: 2011-03-29
Unicoi County High School drama students will present “Into the Woods Junior,” a shorter version of Stephen Sondheim’s Broadway musical. The production is slated to debut in April and will showcase the work of UCHS students, who were involved in every aspect of the show.   Full Story

A look to the future

Date: 2011-03-29
From healthcare to tax brackets and from Libya to Afghanistan, U.S. Rep. Phil Roe addressed junior and senior classes at Unicoi County High School last week about the issues that most affect their future.  Full Story

Pottery Club sets April meeting

Date: 2011-03-29
The Erwin National Blue Ridge Pottery Club will host the first meeting of 2011 at 7 p.m., April 4, at the Clinchfield Senior Adult Center.  Full Story

Relay team plans yard sale fundraiser

Date: 2011-03-29
The USW and Friends for the Fight Relay For Life team will hold a benefit yard sale April 1 from 6 a.m.-4 p.m. and April 2 from 6 a.m.-1 p.m. at the United Steelworkers Union Hall, 1206 Carolina Ave.  Full Story

Radio operator group to meet April 14

Date: 2011-03-29
The Unicoi County Amateur Radio Association will hold its monthly meeting at the Maple Grove Restaurant, 1207 Gouge Road, Unicoi, Thursday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m. for those who wish to order food. The meeting will start at 7 p.m.   Full Story

Series of rabies clinics set for April

Date: 2011-03-29
A series of four rabies clinics will be held in Unicoi County in April, May and June.  Full Story

Greeneville library book sale planned

Date: 2011-03-29
A books sale for the Greeneville/Greene County Public Library will be held April 28-30.  Full Story

Bradshaw VFD schedules Ramp Dinner

Date: 2011-03-29
Bradshaw Volunteer Fire Department, Green Mountain, N.C., will host its annual Ramp Dinner April 23. There will be live music. Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for children under 12  Full Story

Erwin mother and daughters scrap it out on the track

Date: 2011-03-29
By Derek Smallwood  Full Story

Lady Devils win over Longhorns, 19-0

Date: 2011-03-29
The Lady Devils extended their record to 11-0 on Tuesday night, after putting away the Johnson County Longhorns, 19-0.  Full Story

Hospital auxiliary to hold annual sale

Date: 2011-03-29
The Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold its $5 April Fools Day Jewelry and Accessories Sale starting Thursday, march 31, at 9 p.m., throughout the night and ending at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 1, in the hospital lobby at 100 Greenway Circle, Erwin.   Full Story

Board adjusts calendar for schools

Date: 2011-03-22
The Unicoi County Board of Education recently adjusted the county’s school calendar due to the additional snow day which occurred March 11, setting a new calendar for the remainder of the school year.  Full Story

UCHS students speak out during Relay For Life event

Date: 2011-03-22
Students at Unicoi County High School held a kickoff last week for the first-ever Mini Relay For Life event set for Friday, May 13.   Full Story

COPD to be topic of free seminar

Date: 2011-03-22
 Unicoi County Memorial Hospital will conduct a free seminar about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, at the Clinchfield Senior Adult Center on Thursday, March 24 at 10 a.m.  Full Story

Blood drive receives 39 units

Date: 2011-03-22
The Erwin Community Blood Drive, held Friday, March 11, at First Christian Church Fellowship Hall in Erwin, received 39 units of whole blood. Forty-five people applied to donate. There was one first-time donor.  Full Story

Upward Bound summer meals planned

Date: 2011-03-22
United States Department of Agriculture Summer Food Program monies have been applied for to be used by the Upward Bound Program at East Tennessee State University during the summer of 2011.  Full Story

Radio group sets study and testing

Date: 2011-03-22
The Unicoi County Amateur Radio Association will hold a one-day Ham radio study and testing at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Clinchfield Senior Adult Center, 220 Union St., Erwin.  Full Story

Town of Unicoi anounces annual spring planting event

Date: 2011-03-15
March 19 will be all about blooms, buds and shrubs in the Town of Unicoi as officials hold the 2nd annual Spring Planting.  Full Story

Yard sale set at Limestone Cove

Date: 2011-03-15
The Limestone Cove Fire Department will host a yard sale March 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Full Story

Interpretive art topic at league meeting

Date: 2011-03-15
The Watauga Valley Art League will meet Sunday, March 20, at the Johnson City Senior Center, 607 E. Myrtle Ave. from 2-4 p.m.  An informal art critique begins at 1:30 p.m. for those interested.  Full Story

Groups asked to apply for funds

Date: 2011-03-15
Organizations conducting food and shelter programs in Unicoi County are urged to apply in writing by March 25 to seek a share of potential funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Full Story

Historical Society to meet March 21

Date: 2011-03-15
The Unicoi County Historical Society will meet Monday, March 21, at 7 p.m. in the Erwin Town Hall.  Full Story

Armory to host food distribution

Date: 2011-03-15
Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency will hold a commodity distribution March 16 at the National Guard Armory, 615 S. Main Ave., Erwin.   Full Story

Edward’s first book signing brings unexpected reunions

Date: 2011-03-15
While her expectations were already high for first book signing, Amy Edwards said the event, held March 1 at the Col. J.F. Toney Memorial Library, proved to be much more than writing her signature inside books. Rather, the event was more like a reward for several years of hard work.  Full Story

Unaka chapter sets Heritage banquet

Date: 2011-03-08
Food, fun, fellowship and fundraising are set as the main events at the 7th annual Hunting Heritage Super Fund banquet, hosted by the Unaka Mountain Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation March 11 at the Erwin National Guard Armory.   Full Story

Hospice volunteers are sought

Date: 2011-03-08
Mountain States Hospice is seeking compassionate, caring individuals who wouldlike to volunteer for hospice. Visitation volunteers – no patient care involved – and office volunteers are needed.  Full Story

Alzheimer’s support group to meet

Date: 2011-03-08
The Alzheimer’s Association will hold two caregiver support group meetings in March.  Full Story

Heartbreaker In The Devils Den

Date: 2011-03-07
All good things must come to an end.  Full Story

Book offers look at ‘personal side’ through columns

Date: 2011-03-02
As Mark A. Stevens winds up his 13-year career at The Erwin Record, a new book, featuring the majority of his columns published from 1997 through 2011, will be published.  Full Story

Legislators seeking deduction changes with state teachers

Date: 2011-03-01
By Sue Jean Wilson  Full Story

Community farewell set for longtime Record publisher

Date: 2011-03-01
A community farewell reception will be held from 4-7 p.m. at The Erwin Record Tuesday, March 8, for Mark A. Stevens, who is leaving The Erwin Record after serving more than 13 years as executive editor and publisher.  Full Story

Mountain Piecemakers to meet

Date: 2011-03-01
The Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet on Tuesday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Burnsville Town Center. Members are reminded to turn in their healing hands blocks at this time.   Full Story

American Legion Unaka Post 25 to meet

Date: 2011-03-01
Erwin’s Unaka Post 25 of the American Legion will hold its regular monthly meeting Thursday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m. at Erwin Town Hall.  Full Story

GFWC District One Spring meeting set

Date: 2011-03-01
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Tennessee will hold its District One Spring General Meeting March 26 at the Sevier County Campus of Walters State Community College in Sevierville.  Full Story

Workshop focuses on storytelling skills

Date: 2011-03-01
The Jonesborough Storytellers Guild will hold a day of mini-workshops on ways to improve storytelling skills March 5 from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the Central Christian Church at the corner of 106 Fox St. and Main Street in Jonesborough.  Full Story

Unicoi County Family YMCA opens fundraising campaign

Date: 2011-03-01
The Unicoi County Family YMCA has kicked off its annual fundraising campaign.  Full Story

Drawings offer chances to win tickets to BMS events

Date: 2011-03-01
The Erwin Record will give away tickets to Bristol Motor Speedway events in drawings March 4 and 11. To be included in the drawing, fill out the Bristol Motor Speedway coupon in this week’s paper and drop it off at The Erwin Record’s office at 218 Gay St., Erwin, by noon on Friday, March 4.  Full Story

Marsh sets Erwin blood drive Feb. 25

Date: 2011-02-22
Marsh Regional Blood Center will hold a public blood drive Friday, Feb. 25, from 1-6 p.m. at the Erwin town hall.  Full Story

Red Cross blood drive March 11

Date: 2011-02-22
The Erwin Community Blood drive, for the American Red Cross, will be held Friday, March 11, at First Christian Church, 312 S. Main Ave., Erwin, from 12:30-5:30 p.m. Call 202-5619 for more information, or to schedule an appointment.  Full Story

Hunter education class planned

Date: 2011-02-22
A Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency-endorsed Hunter Education Class will be held at Erwin Town Hall March 14-18 at 6 p.m. Live firing exercise will be held March 19 at Sciota Firing Range in Unicoi, for those who pass the written exam.  Full Story

Food Lion to accept cookout requests

Date: 2011-02-22
Food Lion will begin accepting nonprofit organization requests for weekly Thursday fundraising cookouts on March 1, beginning at 7 a.m.  Full Story

THP to conduct checkpoints

Date: 2011-02-22
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of Feb. 27, on Unicoi Drive in Unicoi County.  Full Story

Railway group to meet Feb. 28

Date: 2011-02-22
The Watauga Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at the Johnson City Public Library, 100 W. Millard St., Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Anyone interested in trains, railroading, doing train excursions or passenger rail car restoration is invited to attend. Call (423) 753-5797 for information. The website is www.wataugavalleynrhs.org  Full Story

Girl Scouts have International Tea

Date: 2011-02-22
The Girl Scouts of Unicoi County recently held their third annual ‘International Tea’ at Calvary Baptist Church. At the International Tea, each troop chooses a country to represent. In their presentation they dress up as the residents of that country would. They give each visitor to their presentation a sample of food from their country. Renea Jones-Rogers is the service unit manager of the third Southern Appalachian Council and helps organize this event annually. Jones-Rogers said seven of Unicoi County’s nine Girl Scout troops were represented at the event. “The goal is to travel without ever leaving Erwin,” she said.   Full Story

Publisher Mark A. Stevens discusses his upcoming departure from The Erwin Record

Date: 2011-02-17
On July 4, 1997, Amy and I pulled up in front of The Erwin Record’s office on Gay Street in Erwin, and I knew one thing – my life was about to change dramatically.  Full Story

Matting, framing to be WVAL topics

Date: 2011-02-17
The Watauga Valley Art League will meet Sunday, Feb. 20, at the Johnson City Senior Center, 607 E. Myrtle Ave., from 2-4 p.m.  Full Story

Chamber quarterly luncheon Feb. 24

Date: 2011-02-17
The Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce will hold its quarterly membership luncheon Thursday, Feb. 24, at noon at Erwin Town Hall.  Full Story

Lamar Ruritan hosting supper

Date: 2011-02-17
Lamar Ruritan Club will host a cube steak and gravy supper on Saturday, Feb. 19, from 5-7 p.m. at the Lamar Ruritan Club Building, 108 Charlie Parker Road, Jonesborough.  Full Story

Turkey shoots planned at Flag Pond

Date: 2011-02-17
Flag Pond Ruritan will sponsor a Turkey Shoot each Saturday through April 16, weather permitting, at 1 p.m.  Full Story

Morning snow delays travelers, closes school

Date: 2011-02-08
After a week of warm weather cold temperatures crept into the area Tuesday, bringing snow that left schools closed and morning travelers inconvenienced.  Full Story

UCHS holds Winter Formal

Date: 2011-02-08
The halls of Unicoi County High School might have been filled with students on their way to classes on Saturday afternoon, but by that night, they were filled with individuals and couples ready to dance at the annual Winter Formal.  Full Story

Students go extra mile in distance learning

Date: 2011-02-08
Students at Unicoi County High School are going the distance with four additional courses offered through the county’s distance learning program.  Full Story

County’s Relay For Life ranks 5th in state

Date: 2011-02-08
The Relay For Life of Unicoi County has been ranked 5th in Tennessee for fundraising per-capita and 30th in the division for Relay events.  Full Story

Carry permit class set for March 12

Date: 2011-02-08
A handgun carry permit class will be held at 8 a.m. March 12 at the Unicoi County Courthouse.  Full Story

UAW Retirees to meet Feb. 15

Date: 2011-02-08
The Johnson City United Auto Workers Retirees will hold their monthly meeting at 10 a.m. on Feb. 15, at the Pipefitters Union Hall, 121 Spring St., Johnson City. All UAW retirees are invited to attend.  Full Story

Into the spotlight

Date: 2011-02-02
Virginia Williams has never had one of those hyphenated careers.  Full Story

County residents earn ETSU degrees

Date: 2011-02-02
More than 20 Unicoi County residents were among the 1,300 students receiving degrees at East Tennessee State University’s fall commencement ceremonies on Dec. 18.   Full Story

ETSU announces dean’s list additions

Date: 2011-02-02
East Tennessee State has announced the names of additional Unicoi County students who earned recognition on the ETSU dean’s list for the Fall 2010 session.   Full Story

American Legion post sets meeting

Date: 2011-02-02
Erwin’s Unaka Post 25 of the American Legion will hold its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the Erwin City Hall.  Full Story

Harris offers praise for aid after fall, inmate GED efforts

Date: 2011-02-02
Unicoi County Sheriff Kent Harris returned home over the weekend to  Full Story

Making up snow days on Saturday causes impact on local businesses

Date: 2011-02-01
While holding school on Saturday is likely the most efficient and logical method for making up snow days, it can cause a bit of a scheduling problem for local businesses that employ high school students.   Full Story

Erwin woman nets Emmy nomination

Date: 2011-01-25
Emmy is calling Amy.  Full Story

The Erwin Record to mark 83rd ‘birthday’

Date: 2011-01-25
This week marks the 83rd “birthday” of The Erwin Record, which made its debut on Jan. 27, 1928.  Full Story

Virginia Williams, woman with Erwin ties, starring in new USA Network series

Date: 2011-01-25
Virginia Williams has never had one of those hyphenated careers.  Full Story

Mountain Piecemakers meet Feb. 8

Date: 2011-01-25
 The Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. at the Burnsville Town Center.  Full Story

Erwin blood drive nets 53 units

Date: 2011-01-25
The Erwin Community Blood Drive for the American Red Cross Jan. 14 at First Christian Church collected 53 units of blood.  Full Story

UCHS class of 1971 planning reunion

Date: 2011-01-25
The Unicoi County High School graduating class of 1971 is planning its 40th reunion. The first planning session is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Maple Grove Restaurant located in Unicoi. Class members are urged to attend and be a part of the forthcoming celebration.  Full Story

NFS names new president after Amerine steps down

Date: 2011-01-25
On the heels of the sudden departure of company president David Amerine, Nuclear Fuel Services announced Tuesday former NFS Board of Directors member Joseph Henry has been named president of Erwin's largest employer.  Full Story

Angie Williams’ sentence: 90 days

Date: 2011-01-20
“Pride cometh before the fall,” remarked Judge Lynn Brown before sentencing Angie Williams to 90 days in jail and 10 years probation in Unicoi County Criminal Court last week.  Full Story

Local teens participate in Tri-Cities Bridal Show

Date: 2011-01-18
Woody Woodruff, a Johnson City photographer, for the third year came to Unicoi County to find willing teenagers to participate in the 26th annual Tri-Cities Bridal Show, held recently at Freedom Hall.  Full Story

CASA seeks volunteers to work with local youth

Date: 2011-01-18
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Northeast Tennessee is looking for volunteers to serve as advocates for children in Unicoi County.  Full Story

Wonderland? ... That isn't how everyone sees it

Date: 2011-01-18
To read about how the recent snow fall has affected the Unicoi County School System, truck drivers, and local businesses get a copy of this week's print edition of The Erwin Record! Also, for more beautiful snow photos like the one above see www.erwinpix.com  Full Story

Alzheimer’s support group to meet

Date: 2011-01-18
The Center on Aging and Health will hold its Alzheimer’s and Family Support Group meetings on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.  Full Story

UCHS open house, PTO meeting set

Date: 2011-01-18
A Unicoi County High School open house and Parent Teacher Organization meeting will be held Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m..  Full Story

ETSU offers counseling clinic

Date: 2011-01-18
The Community Counseling Clinic at East Tennessee State University offers free counseling services, covering a wide range of issues, to individuals, couples, and families. Anyone living in the area is eligible for services.  Full Story

Roe staff will hold local office hours

Date: 2011-01-18
U.S. Rep. Phil Roe will send staff to hold office hours in Erwin on Tuesday, Feb. 8, and Tuesday, Feb. 22, from 2-4 p.m. at the Unicoi County Courthouse.  Roe’s staff will be available to assist First District constituents.  Full Story

Master beef producer course set

Date: 2011-01-18
A master beef producer course will be offered by the University of Tennessee Extension beginning Jan. 24.  Full Story

THP to hold license checkpoints

Date: 2011-01-18
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of Jan. 23 on Unicoi Drive in Unicoi County.  Full Story

ACS offers scholarships to young cancer survivors

Date: 2011-01-11
Young cancer survivors may be eligible for higher education scholarships from the American Cancer Society’s Mid-South Division.  Full Story

Relay makes move to June

Date: 2011-01-11
The annual Relay For Life of Unicoi County campaign is officially under way after the organization’s kickoff event, held Jan. 6 at the Clinchfield Senior Adult Center.  Full Story

Commodity distribution scheduled

Date: 2011-01-11
The Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency will begin a commodity distribution Jan. 19 at the National Guard Armory at 615 S. Main St. in Erwin.  Full Story

Blood drive scheduled Jan. 14

Date: 2011-01-11
The Erwin Community Blood Drive will be held Friday, Jan. 14, at First Christian Church, 312 S. Main St., Erwin, from 12:30-5:30 p.m. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call (423) 202-5619.  Full Story

Home-school group plans session

Date: 2011-01-11
One LIFE – one learning in a family environment – a local home-school support group, will meet Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the Erwin Utilities meeting room.  Full Story

Military officers’ group to meet

Date: 2011-01-11
The Mountain Empire Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will meet at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Country Club of Bristol in Bristol, Tenn.  Full Story

Mountain Piecemakers to meet Jan. 11

Date: 2011-01-11
The Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet Tuesday, Jan 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Burnsville Town Center.  Full Story

Art League to introduce board

Date: 2011-01-11
The Watauga Valley Art League will have its January “Introduction of Board Members” meeting Sunday, Jan. 16, at the Johnson City Senior Center from 2-4 p.m. Board members will exhibit some of their artwork and discuss their approach to art.  Full Story

Angie Williams sentenced to 90 Days in Jail

Date: 2011-01-06
Despite calls for leniency from a parade of friends and family, Judge Lynn Brown followed through on his warning and sentenced Angie Williams to 90 days in jail in Unicoi County Criminal Court Thursday.   Full Story

County leaders make resolutions

Date: 2011-01-04
As they ring in a new year, County Mayor Greg Lynch and Commission Chairman Sue Jean Wilson say they are looking forward to 2011 as a year to make both personal and professional changes.  Full Story

Relay kickoff set for Jan. 6

Date: 2011-01-04
The kickoff rally for Relay For Life of Unicoi County will be held Thursday, Jan. 6, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Clinchfield Senior Adult Center.   Full Story

Legion to hold Wednesday meeting

Date: 2011-01-04
Erwin’s Unaka Post 25 of the American Legion will hold its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, Jan. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Erwin city hall.  Full Story

Thanks for making it another great year

Date: 2010-12-28
As 2010 comes to a close, all of us at The Erwin Record – from management and our commercial print shop to advertising and circulation and, of course, the newsroom – would like to thank our readers for continued support.  Full Story

First Christian to host blood drive

Date: 2010-12-28
First Christian Church will host an Erwin Community Blood Drive on Friday, Jan. 14, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. All presenting donors have a chance to win one of two pairs of Delta Air Lines tickets.  Full Story

THP plans license checkpoints

Date: 2010-12-28
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of Jan. 2 on Highway 107 and Highway 81 in Unicoi County.  Full Story

THP plans license checkpoints

Date: 2010-12-28
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of Jan. 2 on Highway 107 and Highway 81 in Unicoi County.  Full Story

Included in this week’s issue of The Erwin Record a free community calendar!

Date: 2010-12-28
The Erwin Record’s annual 12-month community calendar is included in this week’s issue.  Full Story

THP to conduct license checkpoints

Date: 2010-12-21
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of Dec. 26 on Unicoi Drive in Unicoi County.  Full Story

Fashion Doll Club to meet Jan. 9

Date: 2010-12-21
The Johnson City Fashion Doll Club will meet Jan. 9, 2011, at Kroger on State of Franklin at 1:30 p.m.   Full Story

Girl Scouts earn top 10 recognition in gingerbread house competition

Date: 2010-12-21
Erwin Girl Scout Troop 244, led by Tammy O’Hare and Gail Burnette, earned a top 10 finish in The National Gingerbread House Competition, hosted by The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa in Asheville, N.C.  Full Story

UCHS exams postponed until 2011

Date: 2010-12-21
With two snow storms and an ice storm leaving treacherous conditions and school cancellations in their wake, administrators at Unicoi County High School were left with no other alternative than to postpone end-of-course exams until the first of the year.  Full Story

A Christmas poem from and for the U.S. Armed Forces ...

Date: 2010-12-21
Servicemembers stationed from Antarctica to Afghanistan lent their talents and time to craft a video for a poem titled "'Twas a Night in December," based on Clement Clarke Moore's "A Visit from St. Nicholas," but rewritten with a military twist.  Full Story

Conflicts of interest are problems for politicians here and everywhere

Date: 2010-12-14
When the Unicoi County Ethics Committee looks into an accusation of a conflict of interest against Commissioner Doug Bowman this week, perhaps members should broaden the scope.  Full Story

Colyer-Neece to lead Tennessee group

Date: 2010-12-14
Marilyn Colyer-Neece was recently elected 2011 president of the Tennessee Fraternal Insurance Counselors.  Full Story

‘American Quartet’ to sing Dec. 17

Date: 2010-12-14
“The American Quartet,” from Forest City, N.C., will sing at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, at Valley Forge Auction House, 412 Cherokee Park Drive, Elizabethton.  Full Story

Woman named to honors organization

Date: 2010-12-14
Sandra R. Sneyd of Unicoi has been recognized as a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, a national leadership and honors organization at East Tennessee State University.  Full Story

Students host ‘Little Miss’ pageant

Date: 2010-12-14
Health Occupations Students of America hosted a Little Miss HOSA Homecoming Pageant in October as a fundraiser for competition travel.  Full Story

Familiar restaurant owner back in kitchen

Date: 2010-12-14
After running local establishments like The Elms and Park Place, Debbie Rogers, who has 20 years of restaurant experience, just can’t get enough.  Full Story

Nurse practitioner opens clinic

Date: 2010-12-14
Family Nurse Practitioner Shanna Peterson has opened the doors to her new clinic, Peterson Family Healthcare, LLC, and is looking forward to serving patients in Unicoi County.  Full Story

Unicoi County Historical Society presents Stevens with Garland award

Date: 2010-12-14
Mark A. Stevens, publisher of The Erwin Record and author of a Unicoi County history book, accepted the Walter B. Garland Historical Preservation Award at the Unicoi County Historical Society’s annual Christmas dinner Friday.  Full Story

Christmas at the Cabin event a hometown success

Date: 2010-12-14
With plenty of holiday goodies, Christmas carols and hometown appeal, the second annual Christmas at the Cabin event spread plenty of Christmas cheer for Unicoi residents.  Full Story

Sheriff will spend 1-2 months at Florida rehab hospital

Date: 2010-12-14
Sheriff Kent Harris, still recuperating from a fall from the roof of the Unicoi County Jail in August, will spend the next one to two months at the Florida Institute of Neurological Rehabilitation.  Full Story

Unicoi wraps up holiday plans

Date: 2010-12-07
If residents are seeking holiday cheer this season, they’re sure to find it in abundance in the town of Unicoi. This year, as in years past, the town will hold a decorating contest, as well as a Christmas at the Cabin event.  Full Story

United Way drive tops $100,000

Date: 2010-12-07
The Unicoi County United Way 2011 campaign has pushed past its goal, topping the $100,000 mark.  Full Story

Local woman named to Phi Kappa Phi

Date: 2010-12-07
A Unicoi County woman has been named to the East Tennessee State University chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.  Full Story

Commodity distribution scheduled

Date: 2010-12-07
The Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency will hold a commodity distribution Wednesday, Dec. 15, at the National Guard Armory, 615 S. Main Ave., Erwin.  Full Story

THP to set roadblocks in county

Date: 2010-12-07
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of Dec. 12 on State Route 352 in Unicoi County.  Full Story

Democrats to meet Dec. 11

Date: 2010-12-07
The Unicoi County Democratic Party will meet Saturday, Dec. 11, at 10 a.m. at Erwin Town Hall.  Full Story

Winter Attire

Date: 2010-12-07
Unicoi County has experienced its first snow fall for the 2010-2011 winter.   Full Story

Second Harvest receives grant to help local hungry children

Date: 2010-11-30
Representatives from Second Harvest Food Bank received a $2,500 grant from Food Lion’s corporate office on Saturday following a food drive held during the town of Erwin’s Christmas parade.   Full Story

Winter Carnival raises money through club participation

Date: 2010-11-30
Recently the theater arts department at Unicoi County High School hosted its third annual Winter Carnival.  Full Story

UCHS theater students weave “Charlotte’s Web” performance

Date: 2010-11-30
Theater arts students at Unicoi County High School performed the classic children’s story “Charlotte’s Web” earlier this month.  Full Story

Compassionate Friends plans service

Date: 2010-11-30
The Compassionate Friends of Tennessee Valley invites the public to a candle-lighting service in remembrance of all children, brothers, sisters and grandchildren, Sunday, Dec. 12, at 5 p.m. at Jonesborough Presbyterian Church, 128 W. Main St., Jonesborough.  Full Story

Legion to hold pot luck supper

Date: 2010-11-30
Unaka Post 25 of the American Legion will have its regular monthly meeting Thursday, Dec. 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of Erwin Town Hall.   Full Story

THP to hold license checkpoints

Date: 2010-11-30
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct driver license safety checkpoints during the week of Dec. 5 on Marbleton Road in Unicoi County.  Full Story

Art League show to begin Nov. 28

Date: 2010-11-30
The Annual Christmas Art Show at Sycamore Shoals Historic Area will start with a meet-the-artist reception Sunday, Nov. 28, from 1:30-4 p.m.   Full Story

UAW retirees plan Christmas dinner

Date: 2010-11-30
The Johnson City United Auto Worker Retirees will hold its December meeting and annual Christmas dinner Tuesday, Dec. 7, at Maple Grove Restaurant in Unicoi.  Full Story

Performing Arts Celebration is Dec. 2

Date: 2010-11-30
Unicoi County High School will present the 2010 Holiday Performing Arts Celebration at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 2, in the UCHS auditorium.  Full Story

Open house showcases new middle school

Date: 2010-11-23
After years of planning, months of construction and weeks of delays, Unicoi County Middle School opened its doors to showcase the new facility during a ceremony Sunday.  Full Story

THP to conduct license checkpoints

Date: 2010-11-23
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license roadside safety checkpoints during the week of Nov. 28 on Highway 107 in Unicoi County.  Full Story

Temple Hill students to receive books

Date: 2010-11-23
New books – “The Way To Go” and “My Favorite Book” – will be given to Temple Hill School pupils from first grade through 10 years old through The Ambassador Company.  Full Story

Erwin blood drive collects 37 units

Date: 2010-11-23
The Erwin Community Blood Drive for the American Red Cross was held Friday, Nov. 12, at First Christian Church Fellowship Hall.  Full Story

Scholarship offered to those active in hunting, preservation

Date: 2010-11-23
Students involved in outdoors culture will have the opportunity to earn money towards a college education thanks to a scholarship provided by the National Wild Turkey Federation.  Full Story

Twice the spirit to dash into Unicoi County

Date: 2010-11-23
Holiday cheer will double this year with not one, but two, Christmas parades in Unicoi County. Both the town of Erwin and the town of Unicoi will hold parades on Nov. 27.  Full Story

Celebration-of-life service set for Saturday, Nov. 20, for Kevin Lewis

Date: 2010-11-20
A celebration-of-service for Kevin C. Lewis, an award-winning sports writer for The Erwin Record who died Thursday, Nov. 4, at his home in Greene County, will be held Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Unicoi County Family YMCA.  Full Story

Sheriff Kent Harris' letters to Commissioners Doug Bowman and Gene Wilson

Date: 2010-11-09
In the Monday Unicoi County Finance Committee, Sheriff Kent Harris spoke, via teleconference to county commissioners.  Full Story

Ruritan Club to honor veterans

Date: 2010-11-09
Limestone Cove Ruritan Club will sponsor a county-wide covered-dish veterans appreciation luncheon in conjunction with its annual community Thanksgiving celebration on Saturday, Nov. 13.  Full Story

Patriotic Rally planned for Nov. 12

Date: 2010-11-09
A “God, Country & Bluegrass Patriotic Veterans Day Rally” will be held Friday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Unicoi County High School auditorium.  Full Story

Junior ROTC sets Veterans Day program

Date: 2010-11-09
The Air Force Junior ROTC will host its annual Veterans Day program on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Unicoi County High School Auditorium.  Full Story

Erwin Tree-Lighting moved to Nov. 20

Date: 2010-11-09
Erwin’s 8th annual Tree-Lighting Ceremony has been moved to Saturday, Nov. 20 to coincide with special events scheduled by the Downtown Merchants Association.  Full Story

Downtown Merchants plan Open House

Date: 2010-11-09
The Erwin Downtown Merchants will be holding a townwide Christmas Open House on Saturday, Nov. 20, from 1-6 p.m. Several downtown Erwin businesses will have their Christmas Open House to kick off the holiday season. Merchants will be offering special discounts for those doing holiday shopping.  Full Story

Hospice offers grief recovery group

Date: 2010-11-09
Mountain States Hospice is offering GriefShare, a grief recovery support group.  Full Story

WCA Alumni plan Christmas dinner

Date: 2010-11-09
The Washington College Academy Alumni Association will hold its annual Christmas dinner Saturday, Dec, 4, at 6 p.m. at Harris Hall on the campus of WCA. The 2010 dinner theme is “A Christmas PRESENT Dinner.”   Full Story

Archiving workshop scheduled

Date: 2010-11-09
Representatives from the Tennessee State Library and Archives will present an archiving workshop to the Unicoi County Public Records Commission on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m.-noon at First Baptist Church.  Full Story

Historical Society sets ‘show and tell’

Date: 2010-11-09
The Unicoi County Historical Society will meet Monday, Nov. 15, in the Erwin Town Hall at 7 p.m.  Full Story

Chamber still accepting parade entries

Date: 2010-11-09
The Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce is still accepting entries for the annual Erwin Christmas Parade on Nov. 27.  Full Story

UCHS Drama Club weaves Charlotte’s Web production

Date: 2010-11-09
The Unicoi County High School Drama Department will be performing Charlotte’s Web Nov. 16 in the UCHS auditorium, and, for Drama Instructor Lori Ann Wright, it was all about fitting a script to her class and not a class to the script.  Full Story

Kevin Lewis, sports editor for The Erwin Record, dies

Date: 2010-11-05
Kevin C. Lewis, an award-winning sports writer for The Erwin Record, died Thursday, Nov. 4, at his home in Greene County. He was 52.  Full Story

Downtown Merchants Association does it right

Date: 2010-11-02
Erwin’s Downtown Merchants Association has done it again.  Full Story

Nov. 2, 2010, Continuous Election Results

Date: 2010-11-02
The Erwin Record brings you precinct-by-precinct coverage of the Nov. 2, 2010, election in Unicoi County.  Full Story

Meeting to focus on military records

Date: 2010-11-02
The Watauga Association of Genealogists will meet at the Johnson City Public Library, 100 W. Millard St., Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 6:30 p.m.   Full Story

Community Blood drive set Nov. 12

Date: 2010-11-02
A community blood drive at Erwin’s First Christian Church will give those who present to donate blood or platelets a chance to win a pair of round-trip Delta Air Lines domestic tickets through the American Red Cross’ “Fly into the Holidays with Delta” campaign.  Full Story

NSDAR selling Christmas wreaths

Date: 2010-11-02
The Mary Patton Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, will be selling fresh Fraser Fir wreaths for Christmas. Proceeds will be used for community service projects in Unicoi County.  Full Story

UVFD plans bean-cornbread supper

Date: 2010-11-02
Unicoi Volunteer Fire Department will hold a soup bean and cornbread supper on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 4-8 p.m.  Full Story

Mountain Piecemakers meet Nov. 9

Date: 2010-11-02
The Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Burnsville Town Center. Visitors are welcome.  Full Story

American Legion Post 25 to meet

Date: 2010-11-02
Erwin’s Unaka Post 25 of the American Legion will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, in the Erwin City Hall meeting room.  Full Story

New members elected to Erwin, Unicoi BMAs

Date: 2010-11-02
The boards of mayor and aldermen in the towns of Unicoi and Erwin got some new faces in the Nov. 2 election.  Full Story

Public's aid sought in revamping Unicoi County Memorial Hospital

Date: 2010-11-02
The first official announcement from a new foundation intends to change the face of health care in Unicoi County.  Full Story

Park will be wonderful tribute to Gene Price

Date: 2010-10-26
Last week’s announcement that a new children’s park being developed by the Erwin Kiwanis Club will be named after the late Gene Price was wonderful news.  Full Story

Care & Share to receive requests

Date: 2010-10-26
Care & Share will be taking requests for the annual Christmas Boxes from Monday, Nov. 1, through Friday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Full Story

CenturyLink taps hospital, newspaper for ‘Faith’ awards

Date: 2010-10-26
Two of Unicoi County’s longest running businesses were tapped Wednesday to receive “Faith in the Future” Awards.  Full Story

ETSU’s George L. Carter Railroad Museum to hold free model railroad clinics in November

Date: 2010-10-26
JOHNSON CITY—November is not only National Model Railroad Month, but also the third anniversary of East Tennessee State University’s George L. Carter Railroad Museum.  Full Story

Kiwanis park to be named after Gene Price

Date: 2010-10-19
An Erwin Kiwanis children’s park under construction near the Erwin Linear Trail now has official name, and, with that name, the park has a lot to live up to.  Full Story

Unicoi County United Way kicks off campaign, sets 2011 goal

Date: 2010-10-19
The Unicoi County United Way held its campaign kickoff breakfast at the Clinchfield Senior Adult Center last week to unveil the 2011 campaign goal and spread the 2011 campaign message — “Live United.”  Full Story

CHIPS to hold fourth Luminary

Date: 2010-10-19
CHIPS Family Domestic Violence Shelter will hold its fourth annual Luminary Oct. 19, at 7 p.m., at The Gathering Place on Erwin’s Main Avenue.  Full Story

College applications to be topic

Date: 2010-10-19
On Monday, Oct. 25, at 6:30 p.m., Unicoi County High School counselor Tammy Lockner will hold a program to help students and parents understand the process of applying to college.   Full Story

Legion booth winners announced

Date: 2010-10-19
Erwin’s Unaka Post 25 of the American Legion has announced winners of prizes at the group’s booth at the Apple Festival.   Full Story

Alzheimer’s support meetings set

Date: 2010-10-19
The Center on Aging and Health will hold its Alzheimer’s and Family Support Group meetings on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.  Full Story

Ford to host NAMI fundraiser

Date: 2010-10-19
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Johnson City will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 5-7 p.m.  Full Story

Early voting begins this week

Date: 2010-10-12
Early voting begins this week in which voters in the town of Erwin and Unicoi will choose aldermen.  Full Story

Gazebo arrives on site of Kiwanis Park project

Date: 2010-10-12
An important piece of the Kiwanis Park fell into place this week, as workers placed the first structure on the site.  Full Story

Quilters stitch Rotary piece

Date: 2010-10-12
It’s a tradition among Rotarians to present other club chapters with a flag from their chapter — but anyone receiving one from the Rotary Club of Unicoi County will receive a piece of art that is sure to stand out among others.  Full Story

50 seniors vying for Homecoming Queen

Date: 2010-10-12
The Unicoi County High School senior class is looking to have a sweet time with Homecoming 2010, “Willy Wonka’s One Sweet Homecoming.”  Full Story

Downtown merchants plan Trick-or-Treat event

Date: 2010-10-12
Saturday Oct. 30, from 6-8 p.m., downtown Erwin will be closed to traffic for Trick or Treaters. The Downtown Erwin Merchants Association is sponsoring this event to allow a safe celebration of Halloween for area children.  Full Story

Ruritans plan chili supper Oct. 23

Date: 2010-10-12
The Limestone Cove Ruritan will have an all-you-can-eat chili supper Oct. 23 at 4 p.m., consisting of chili, dessert and a drink for $5.   Full Story

Man sought in death of S.C. law-enforcement officer arrested in Unicoi County

Date: 2010-10-12
Moments after receiving a BOLO, or be-on-the-look-out, police alert, a Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a vehicle on Exit 37 of Interstate 26 driven by a man authorities say is wanting in the death of a South Carolina sheriff's deputy.  Full Story

Unicoi County’s jobless rate continues to fall

Date: 2010-10-05
Unicoi County’s jobless rate continues to decline, providing another sign of an improving local economy.  Full Story

Genealogy “help session” planned

Date: 2010-10-05
The Watauga Association of Genealogists will meet at the Johnson City Public Library, 100 West Millard St., on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m.   Full Story

Johnson wins Most Beautiful honor

Date: 2010-10-05
Janice Johnson won Most Beautiful and first runner-up in the Senior Ms. Apple Festival Queen contest.  Full Story

Quilt Guild meets October 12th

Date: 2010-10-05
The Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 6:30 p.m. at Burnsville Town Center. All visitors are welcomed.  Full Story

American Legion, Auxiliary to meet

Date: 2010-10-05
Erwin’s Unaka Post 25 of the American Legion will hold its regular monthly meeting Thursday, Oct. 7, at 6:30 p.m. in Erwin City Hall.  Full Story

UAW retirees to meet Oct .12

Date: 2010-10-05
The Johnson City Tennessee United Auto Worker Retirees will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Oct. 12, at the Pipefitters Union Hall, 121 Spring St., Johnson City. All UAW retirees are invited to attend.  Full Story

Grocery shopping can aid cancer fight

Date: 2010-10-05
An American Cancer Society fundraiser Oct. 6 is as easy as going shopping.  Full Story

Our Biggest Issue!

Date: 2010-09-27
In this weeks issue of The Erwin Record readers will find our biggest issue ever! We will be featuring a 72-page Apple Festival supplement to serve up a taste of Unicoi County  Full Story

Student Council plans events for county

Date: 2010-09-27
The Unicoi County High School Student Council has been working non-stop to bring back the 'pep' back to UCHS.   Full Story

Organizers looking to score big with ‘Kicks For A Kure’ event

Date: 2010-09-27
The Relay For Life of Unicoi County is hoping to score big with its latest fundraiser, Kicks For A Kure, which will be held during the Unicoi County High School football game against Elizabethton High School on Friday, Oct. 1.   Full Story

Hunter Education class planned

Date: 2010-09-27
A Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency endorsed Hunter Education Class will be held at Erwin Town Hall Oct. 4-8 at 6 p.m. Live firing exercise will be held Oct. 9 at Sciota Firing Range in Unicoi, for those who pass the written exam.  Full Story

Sidewalk event winners announced

Date: 2010-09-27
Prize winners have been announced from the Saturday, Sept. 18, Merchants Sidewalk Sale.  Full Story

County Democratic HQ to open

Date: 2010-09-27
The Unicoi County Democratic Party headquarters will open Friday, Oct. 1, at 551 N. Mohawk Drive. Phone banking will kickoff during the grand opening of the headquarters.  Full Story

Class of 1956 hosts gathering place

Date: 2010-09-27
The Unicoi County High School Class of 1956 will have the meeting room at Erwin Town Hall open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. during the Apple Festival.  Full Story

Peterson Family reunion set for Oct. 9

Date: 2010-09-27
The family of Jerry and Idella Peterson are having a family reunion Oct. in Poplar, N.C., at the Community Center.  Full Story

Junior ROTC offers leaf removal

Date: 2010-09-27
The Air Force Junior ROTC at Unicoi County High School is offering free leaf removal services for the elderly.  Full Story

Sale spaces available at Food Lion lot

Date: 2010-09-27
Food Lion of Erwin will rent spaces in its parking lot for members of the community to set up yard sales or craft sales during the Apple Festival, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1 and 2.  Full Story

Unicoi firefighters to hold fundraiser

Date: 2010-09-27
The Unicoi Volunteer Fire Department will have a fundraiser Oct. 1 and 2 at the Unicoi Walmart. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available.   Full Story

A welcome surprise for economy

Date: 2010-09-21
There have been few pleasant surprises when it comes to the economy lately, and that made our story last week that Morgan Crucible would reopen its closed Erwin industry all the more wonderful.  Full Story

Local woman planning soccer match for cystic fibrosis

Date: 2010-09-21
A soccer match will be held at Fishery Park from 5 -7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.   Full Story

Optimist Club to hold chili cook-off

Date: 2010-09-21
The Optimist Club of Unicoi County will hold its first-ever Optimist Club Day and chili cook-off at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Unicoi Optimist Camp.  Full Story

Forest road-closing schedule set

Date: 2010-09-21
Officials with Cherokee National Forest have outlined winter road closing schedules for roads in the Cherokee Wildlife Management Area.  Full Story

Community Blood Drive yields 46 units

Date: 2010-09-21
The Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department won the “Battle of the Badges” vote at the Erwin Community Blood Drive held Friday, Sept. 10.  Full Story

Volunteers to mark storm drains

Date: 2010-09-21
Volunteers are being sought to mark storm drains in the town of Unicoi on Sept. 23.  Full Story

UCHS Class of 1975 to reunute

Date: 2010-09-21
The Unicoi County High School Class of 1975 is celebrating its 35th year reunion Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Elks Club in Erwin beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Full Story

Jaynes is new NET Trans director

Date: 2010-09-21
Tim Jaynes is the new director of the First Tennessee Human Resource Agency’s NET Trans program.  Full Story

Former governor to visit Erwin Monday

Date: 2010-09-19
Two-term Tennessee Gov. Ned Ray McWherther will visit the Clinchfield Senior Adult Center in Erwin Monday, Sept 20, from 2:15-3 p.m.  Full Story

Morgan Crucible will reopen once shuttered Unicoi County industry

Date: 2010-09-19
An improving economy has breathed new life into a shuttered Erwin industry, believed only a few months ago to be closed for good.  Full Story

Apple-themed ornaments on sale

Date: 2010-09-14
The 2010, limited-edition ornament featuring a classic Blue Ridge Pottery China pattern is now available.   Full Story

Little Miss pageant set for Oct. 9

Date: 2010-09-14
The Unicoi County High School Health Occupations Students of America will host a Little Miss Homecoming Pageant Saturday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m. in the UCHS Auditorium.  Full Story

Amateur radio operators to meet

Date: 2010-09-14
The Unicoi County Amateur Radio Association will hold its monthly meeting at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Board Room Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m.  Full Story

Fundraiser to benefit reserve program

Date: 2010-09-14
The Erwin Food Lion will host a fundraiser for the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department reserve program Saturday, Sept. 18, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.  Full Story

Yard sale will benefit Memory Walk

Date: 2010-09-14
The Center on Aging and Health will hold a yard sale Friday, Sept. 17, beginning at 9 a.m. to benefit the Alzheimer’s Memory Walk.  Full Story

Historical Society to meet Sept. 20

Date: 2010-09-14
The Unicoi County Historical Society will meet on Monday, Sept. 20, at Erwin Town Hall at 7 p.m.  Full Story

Food Lion cookout to benefit Rotary

Date: 2010-09-14
The weekly cookout at Food Lion on Thursday, Sept. 16, will benefit the Rotary Club of Unicoi County.  Full Story

UCHS Class of 1955 to reunite Oct. 2

Date: 2010-09-14
Alumni of the Unicoi County High School Class of 1955 will meet at the Unicoi County Veterans Memorial Park during the Apple Festival Saturday, Oct. 2.   Full Story

Rail society to meet in J.C. library

Date: 2010-09-14
National Railway Historical Society, Watuaga Valley Chapter, will meet at the Johnson City Public Library, 100 W. Millard St., Monday, Sept. 27, at 6:30 p.m.  Full Story

Alzheimer’s support groups to meet

Date: 2010-09-14
The Center on Aging and Health will host Alzheimer’s and Family Support Group meetings Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 1 and at 7 p.m.  Full Story

DAR to hold garage sale Saturday

Date: 2010-09-14
The Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a fundraiser/garage sale Saturday, Sept. 18, from 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. at 100 Tennessee Road at the corner of Oneega and across from the new Unicoi County Middle School.  Full Story

2 downtown Erwin events slated

Date: 2010-09-14
The Downtown Merchants Association continues to plan events for the historic shopping district.  Full Story

Apple Festival promises more

Date: 2010-09-07
The 33rd Annual Unicoi County Apple Festival will offer additional entertainment and extra events for the more than 100,000 festival-goers expected at this year’s event to be held Oct. 1-2.  Full Story

Commodity distribution is Sept. 15

Date: 2010-09-07
The Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency will distribute commodities Sept. 15 at the National Guard Armory in Erwin, 615 South Main Ave.  Full Story

Erwin Kiwanis unveil website

Date: 2010-09-07
The Erwin Kiwanis Club has introduced its new website.  Full Story

CHIP to host photo fundraiser

Date: 2010-09-07
CHIP Family Violence Shelter is hosting a photo fundraiser on Sept. 25 at the thrift store on Main Avenue in Erwin. All the proceeds will go to the shelter to help victims of domestic violence.  Full Story

Mountain Piecemakers to meet

Date: 2010-09-07
Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at the Burnsville Town Center, Burnsville, N.C.  Full Story

Genealogy workshop set for Sept. 11

Date: 2010-09-07
The Watauga Association of Genealogists and the Johnson City Public Library will host a workshop for those interested in learning further skills for researching their family history.  Full Story

Doll Yard Sale scheduled Oct. 2

Date: 2010-09-07
The Johnson City Fashion Doll Club is having a Doll Yard Sale Saturday, Oct. 2 at 216 Headtown Road at the corner of Headtown Road and West Market Street. The sale starts at 9 a.m.      Full Story

UCHS classes of ’52, ’53 and ’54 invited

Date: 2010-09-07
Local Unicoi County High School alumni will host a time of refreshment and fellowship for members of the UCHS classes of 1952, 1953 and 1954 on Apple Festival Friday, Oct. 1.  Full Story

New Relay team to hold kickoff

Date: 2010-09-07
Garrett’s Mountain Movers – a new team in the Relay For Life of Unicoi County – will be having a kickoff event on Saturday, Sept. 11, from 5-8 p.m. at the Erwin Pentecostal Holiness Family Life Center.    Full Story

Alzheimer’s caregivers to meet

Date: 2010-09-07
An Alzheimer’s caregiver support group meeting will be held Thursday, Sept. 16 from 10-11 a.m. at The Courtyards Senior Living, 2109 E. Lakeview Drive, Johnson City.  Full Story

Music set at Old Limestone Cove School

Date: 2010-09-07
Limestone Cove Ruritan will sponsor country and gospel music by Seniors’ Express beginning at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 at Old Limestone Cove School.  Full Story

Students cross oceans to attend classes at UCHS

Date: 2010-09-07
Three new faces are brightening the halls of Unicoi County High School this year--and they all left their homes and crossed an ocean to get here.   Full Story

Five years later, Katrina victim finally home

Date: 2010-09-07
“It was a long journey from then to now,” recalls 17-year-old Michael Baker, “but it’s a journey I’ll never forget.”  Full Story

Sheriff treated at UCMH

Date: 2010-09-02
Unicoi County Sheriff Kent Harris is currently receiving treatment at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital for injuries sustained in an Aug. 18 fall.  Full Story

Sheriff treated at UCMH

Date: 2010-08-31
Unicoi County Sheriff Kent Harris is currently receiving treatment at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital for injuries sustained in an Aug. 18 fall.  Full Story

Ribbon cutting set for Friend’s

Date: 2010-08-31
The Town of Unicoi will hold a ribbon cutting Tuesday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m. at Friend’s Restaurant and Grill in honor of its grand opening.   Full Story

Barnett reunion to be Sept. 12

Date: 2010-08-31
A reunion of the Samuel and Sarah Coffie Barnett families will be held Sunday, Sept. 12, at Fish Hatchery Park in Erwin.  Full Story

Center plans Fall Festival Oct. 8

Date: 2010-08-31
The Center on Aging and Health is planning an Ole Timey Fall Festival Friday, Oct. 8, from 3:30-6 :30 p.m.  Full Story

Garland Family meeting Sept. 9-11

Date: 2010-08-31
The Garland Family Research Association will hold its annual meeting Sept. 9-11 at the Pinebridge Inn in Spruce Pine, N.C.  Full Story

Unaka Post 25 to meet Sept. 2

Date: 2010-08-31
Erwin’s Unaka Post 25 of the American Legion will hold its monthly meeting Sept. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of Erwin City Hall.   Full Story

Memories come alive again when I get out the American Corn Cutter

Date: 2010-08-25
FROM THE PUBLISHER'S DESK — Aug. 10, 2010  Full Story

Flooding woes close YMCA for two days

Date: 2010-08-24
The Unicoi County Family YMCA had to close its doors last week after the building’s second flood in a single week and the third in two months. Both the gym and the fitness center fell victim to heavy rains.  Full Story

Auxiliary’s bake sale brings in $800

Date: 2010-08-24
The Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s bake sale on Aug. 20 was a winner again, making more than $800.  Full Story

Pottery Club meeting is Sept. 20

Date: 2010-08-24
The Erwin National Blue Ridge Pottery Club will not hold its regular meeting on the first Monday of the month.  Full Story

Crain Reunion to be Aug. 28

Date: 2010-08-24
The annual Crain Family reunion will be held Saturday, Aug. 28, at noon at Higgins Chapel Church on Upper Higgins Creek Road, Flag Pond.  Full Story

Doll Club will meet Sept. 12

Date: 2010-08-24
The Johnson City Fashion Doll Club will meet Sept. 12 at Kroger on State of Franklin from 1:30-4 p.m.  Full Story

Public appeals, too, for DA’s ‘better nature’

Date: 2010-08-24
The exploitation of Christmas isn’t anything new, but using it as a means to an end for a woman accused of stealing nearly $21,000 from the Unicoi County School System puts it at a new low.  Full Story

Sheriff injured in fall

Date: 2010-08-18
Unicoi County Sheriff Kent Harris was transported to Johnson City Medical Center this morning after falling from a ladder.  Full Story

Downtown merchants bring back good times

Date: 2010-08-17
Seemed like there was a shift in time Saturday night in downtown Erwin.  Full Story

Club hosts Community Pep Rally

Date: 2010-08-17
A Community Pep Rally will be held at 6 p.m., Aug. 26, at Gentry Stadium. The event is sponsored by the Gridiron Club.  Full Story

Center to host Alzheimer’s meetings

Date: 2010-08-17
The Center on Aging and Health will hold Alzheimer’s meetings on Tuesday, Aug. 17, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.  Full Story

UCMH, Marsh form blood tie

Date: 2010-08-17
Unicoi County Memorial Hospital will not renew its contract with the American Red Cross when its contract runs out in September and will, instead, partner with Kingsport-based Marsh Regional Blood Center.  Full Story

Roe in town hall meeting: Jobs key to other issues

Date: 2010-08-17
U.S. Rep. Phil Roe held a town hall meeting Monday morning to address Unicoi County residents’ concerns and his views on health care, immigration and the economy.   Full Story

White's Fresh Foods in Erwin converted to IGA

Date: 2010-08-15
Erwin’s two White’s Fresh Foods supermarkets were converted last week into IGA stores, officially ending nearly 64 years of doing business under the White’s family name.  Full Story

Tennesseans need calm talk, smart words in governor’s race

Date: 2010-08-11
Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam emerged as the victor last week in a five-man race for the Republican nomination for governor that really came down to Haslam, U.S. Rep. Zack Wamp and Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey.  Full Story

Free Healthcare set in County this weekend

Date: 2010-08-10
Registration for the Remote Area Medical Health Expedition begins at 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, and free health-care services will be provided that day and Sunday, Aug. 15.   Full Story

Election Day coverage -- Find out by-the-minute results here

Date: 2010-08-05
The Erwin Record will provide live election coverage when the polls close tonight.  Full Story

Lynch wins; School board gets three new faces; Challenge from two Democrats falls short

Date: 2010-08-05
Unicoi County Mayor Greg Lynch, who won the Republican primary against four challengers, had no problem in the August General Election in dispatching a write-in challenge from Johnny Day.  Full Story

Ribbon-cutting set for Los Jalapenos

Date: 2010-08-03
The town of Unicoi’s newest family eatery, Los Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant, will open Monday, Aug. 9, following an official ribbon-cutting ceremony.  Full Story

Farmers market opens in Erwin this Saturday

Date: 2010-08-03
The Erwin/Unicoi County Farmers Market will open for the first time Saturday, Aug. 7, from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Erwin Town Hall.  Full Story

NFS announces upcoming alarm tests for August

Date: 2010-08-03
Nuclear Fuel Services officials will conduct tests of the facility’s alarm systems three times over the next two weeks.  Full Story

What long-lasting lessons will students keep over the years?

Date: 2010-08-03
Whatever is being said about former Unicoi County High School Band Director Brad Williams these days, it’s undeniable that he has had a lasting – and, it would seem, positive – influence on many students.  Full Story

Teams will take field to benefit Relay

Date: 2010-08-03
The Walmart Thunder Relay For Life team will have a baseball game against the Tipton Street Fat Bats on Monday, Aug. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Fishery Park.  Full Story

Forever a Diva to mark grand opening with ribbon cutting

Date: 2010-08-03
The Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Forever a Diva along with its grand opening on Tuesday, Aug. 10, at noon.   Full Story

Top service honor will go to fallen airman

Date: 2010-07-27
Senior Airman Benjamin D. White, the Erwin native killed June 9 while serving in Afghanistan, will be named the Distinguished Service Award recipient during the fourth annual Record of Service Awards Thursday, Aug. 26.  Full Story

Déja who? Familiar faces return to ‘Record’

Date: 2010-07-27
After a five-year absence, two former staff members of The Erwin Record have returned to positions with Unicoi County’s award-winning newspaper.  Full Story

Treasures found as owner of Kidz Kaboodle expands business

Date: 2010-07-27
One-stop shopping trips can be convenient, especially when you can buy a pearl necklace, a dresser, a night gown, and cereal bowls at one store. No, this isn’t Walmart. It’s the new Vendor’s Treasures, recently opened in Erwin.  Full Story

Dry Creek Flea Market offers budget-friendly shopping, selling

Date: 2010-07-27
With the many Unicoi County residents strapped by the economic downturn, J.R. Ollis, owner of Dry Creek Flea Market, said his vendors can offer some breathing room for residents on tight budgets.  Full Story

Exhibition set at Sycamore Shoals

Date: 2010-07-27
The Watauga Valley Art League announces the first Canvas Exhibition in the main gallery of the Visitor’s Center at the Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park in Elizabethton, TN, 1651 W. Elk Ave., from Aug. 2-Aug. 30.  Full Story

Farmers market opening gets delayed until Aug. 7

Date: 2010-07-23
The start date for a Unicoi County farmers market has been delayed by one week, organizers said.  Full Story

Eight straight: The Erwin Record tops again in statewide awards

Date: 2010-07-20
It was a record-setting year for The Erwin Record.  Full Story

State auditor calls Brad Williams' actions 'unconscionable'

Date: 2010-07-14
As audit details became available, a state official issued a scathing retort of Unicoi County High School Band Director Brad Williams' alleged crime, saying Williams had "betrayed" the public and damaged the Band Boosters in the process.  Full Story

Relay For Life gets under way Friday in Erwin

Date: 2010-07-13
Lights! Camera! Cure!  Full Story

A brush with kindness

Date: 2010-07-13
More than 80 years have passed since Dot Shelton’s family moved into a two-story home perched high above Elm Avenue.  Full Story

Sisters share ‘shear’ joy of togetherness

Date: 2010-07-13
After six years of styling hair in the same salon and a lifetime of working together, sisters Ruthie DeHaven and Janie Casey have now made the move to be in business together.  Full Story

Blood drive to honor Dwomick, Stamper

Date: 2010-07-09
Erwin Community Blood Drive will be held Friday, July 9, at First Christian Church, 312 S. Main Ave., Erwin, from 12:30-5:30 p.m.   Full Story

Third line gets restart at NFS

Date: 2010-07-07
Nuclear Fuel Services has been authorized by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to restart its uranium aluminum process line.  Full Story

Blood drive set in memory of Jordan Dwomick and Aaron Stamper

Date: 2010-07-07
Erwin Community Blood Drive will be held Friday, July 9, at First Christian Church, 312 S. Main Ave., Erwin, from 12:30-5:30 p.m.   Full Story

UCHS Band Director Brad Williams arrested, charged with theft

Date: 2010-07-01
Brad Williams, a teacher and band director at Unicoi County High School, was arrested and charged Thursday morning with one count of theft over $1,000 for using a Band Boosters' credit card for personal purchases, said Erwin Police Department Chief Regan Tilson.   Full Story

Limestone Cove School reunion set

Date: 2010-06-29
Limestone Cove Ruritan is sponsoring a reunion for students from the Old Limestone Cove School, Saturday, July 10, beginning at noon.  Full Story

Ramblers featured at Kiwanis Campfire

Date: 2010-06-29
The Rock Creek Ramblers will present their show Pickin’ & Grinnin’ July 2 at 8 p.m. at the Rock Creek Recreation Area Kiwanis Campfire Program.  Full Story

Momentum builds for return of the Clinchfield No. 1

Date: 2010-06-27
Some call her “Old Number One,” while others refer to the nearly 128-year-old steam locomotive as the “Clinchfield No. 1.”  Full Story

Ripley's offering special promotion for Unicoi Countians

Date: 2010-06-25
The Ripley’s entertainment group in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge is offering a special promotion Sunday, June 27, through Thursday, July 1, exclusively for residents of Unicoi and Greene counties.  Full Story

Angie Williams arrested, faces 10 charges of theft

Date: 2010-06-24
Angie Williams, the former finance director for the Unicoi County School System, has been arrested and charged with 10 counts of theft, according to Erwin Police Chief Regan Tilson.  Full Story

Hate speech won’t get any ink from us

Date: 2010-06-22
It’s an odd thing for a newspaper to ignore what some people might consider a news event, but The Erwin Record made a decision last week to not give any coverage to Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church.  Full Story

Unaka FOP Lodge accepting members

Date: 2010-06-22
The Fraternal Order of Police Unaka Lodge 93 is accepting new members.  Full Story

THP plans driver license checkpoints week of July 4

Date: 2010-06-22
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct driver license safety checkpoints during the week of of July 4.  Full Story

Telamon sponsoring food program

Date: 2010-06-22
Telamon Corp. Unicoi County Center, 551 Mockingbird Court., Unicoi, is sponsoring the Child and Adult Care Food Program.  Full Story

MCB Relay fundraiser continues on July 2

Date: 2010-06-22
Mountain Commerce Bank’s branch office at the corner of Main Avenue and Second Street will continue its summertime Relay For Life hot dog fundraiser this week.  Full Story

Funeral procession for Senior Airman White has begun

Date: 2010-06-19
The body of Senior Airman Benjamin D. White, an Erwin native killed on a rescue mission in Afghanistan, has been brought to Tri-Cities Regional Airport aboard a military plane from Dover Air Force Base.  Full Story

Senior Airman Benjamin D. White brought home

Date: 2010-06-19
The body of Senior Airman Benjamin D. White, an Erwin native killed on a rescue mission in Afghanistan, was flown to the Tri-Cities Regional Airport aboard a military plane from Dover Air Force Base this morning, and he received a hero's welcome home to Erwin.  Full Story

Airman White's escort to begin at 9:10 a.m. Saturday at airport

Date: 2010-06-17
An official time has been announced for an escort to return Senior Airman Benjamin D. White's body to Erwin from Tri-Cities Regional Airport on Saturday.  Full Story

Tickets now available for Aug. 26 Record of Service Awards

Date: 2010-06-15
Tickets are now available for the fourth annual Record of Service Awards, an event that recognizes community volunteerism and community service.  Full Story

Benjamin D. White remembered as a hero

Date: 2010-06-15
A series of articles published in the June 15 issue of The Erwin Record pay tribute to 24-year-old Erwin native Benjamin D. White, who was killed in Afghanistan June 9 when his NATO helicopter was shot down by Taliban insurgents.   Full Story

Kiwanis Campfire to host Chad Bogart

Date: 2010-06-15
The Kiwanis Club of Erwin, with support from the Cherokee National Forest Service, continues the 2010 Campfire Program with a performance by Chad Bogart this Friday, June 18, at 8:00 p.m., at Rock Creek Recreation Area.  Full Story

Meeting to gauge racing interest

Date: 2010-06-15
A meeting will be held Saturday, June 19, for anyone interested in participating in street-legal drag races, oval stock cars, small monster trucks, figure-eight racing and demo derby.  Full Story

Erwin blood drive set for June 22

Date: 2010-06-15
At a time when the supply of type O negative blood at the American Red Cross has dropped to critically low levels, a drive will be held Tuesday, June 22, at Erwin Health Care from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.   Full Story

Roadblocks to target unlicensed drivers

Date: 2010-06-15
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct driver license roadblocks during the week of June 23 on state Route 107 in Unicoi County.  Full Story

Woodby Reunion to be June 27

Date: 2010-06-15
The annual reunion of the Woodby Family will be held at the London Pavilion of the Rotary Park on Broadway Avenue in Johnson City on June 27.   Full Story

Georgeff to present genealogy talk

Date: 2010-06-15
The Unicoi County historical Society will meet Monday, June 21, at Erwin Town Hall at 7 p.m.  Full Story

Alzheimer’s support group sets meetings

Date: 2010-06-15
The Alzheimer’s and Family Support Group will meet Tuesday, June 15, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Center on Aging and Health.  Full Story

Gridiron Club sets fundraiser dinner

Date: 2010-06-15
The Unicoi County Gridiron Club is having a spaghetti and salad dinner at Grace United Methodist church in Erwin on Saturday, June 19, from 1 p.m.-5 p.m.   Full Story

Public input sought concerning bear archery season in Unicoi, other counties

Date: 2010-06-13
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission is still seeking public input concerning the bear archery season.  Full Story

Erwin native killed while serving in Afghanistan

Date: 2010-06-10
A 24-year-old Erwin native was killed in Afghanistan Wednesday when a NATO helicopter was shot down by Taliban insurgents.   Full Story

‘Small Store, Small Prices’

Date: 2010-06-08
Bigger isn’t always better.  Full Story

Higher taxes, fewer services? Yes, thank the thieves of Unicoi County

Date: 2010-06-08
Did you hear about the 17,000-plus people who were victims of a pickpocket? Of course you did, because you were one of the victims - again.  Full Story

Farm produce marketing meeting set

Date: 2010-06-08
An educational meeting to help farmers and gardeners market their produce and other agricultural goods successfully will be held June 8 at 7 p.m. at Erwin Town Hall.    Full Story

Range School replica to be displayed

Date: 2010-06-08
The Range School Historical Association will display a replica of the third school building, including the parking lot and playground, at Range Elementary School on Saturday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Full Story

Optimists to serve up Spaghetti Supper

Date: 2010-06-08
The Erwin/Unicoi Optimist Club is hosting a Spaghetti Supper, June 12, 2010, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The cost for the dinner is $6; this includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert and a drink.  Full Story

Commodity distribution nears

Date: 2010-06-08
The Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency will hold a commodity distribuion Wednesday, June 16, at the National Guard Armory, 615 S. Main Ave. in Erwin.  Full Story

Quilt Guild to meet in Burnsville, N.C.

Date: 2010-06-08
The Mountain Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild will meet Tuesday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Bunrnsville Town Center, Burnsville, N.C.  Full Story

50th Autorama ready to roll

Date: 2010-06-08
For the Southeastern Autorama, it’s been a long ride.  Full Story

Discount tobacco chain chooses downtown Erwin

Date: 2010-06-08
Location. Location. Location. In the world of business, it can make or break you.  Full Story

Road work closer to completion

Date: 2010-06-01
Detours and frequent traffic stalls have been common sites along some Erwin roads recently, but Erwin City Recorder Randy Trivette said the inconvenience now will be worth it once the road projects are completed.   Full Story

Commodity distribution set

Date: 2010-06-01
The Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency will begin a commodity distribution on June 16, 2010.  Full Story

Ham radio group to meet June 8

Date: 2010-06-01
The Unicoi County Amateur Radio Association will be holding its monthly meeting at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Board Room Tuesday, June 8, at 7 p.m. All licensed Ham operators are welcome to attend.  Full Story

OT highlights state action

Date: 2010-06-01
The OT, The Erwin Record's specialty sports section, highlights all the state tournaments action of Unicoi County athletes, including impressive showings in tennis and track and field.  Full Story

Williams family submited $20,967 check to school system

Date: 2010-05-27
The situation of missing funds at the Unicoi County School System got another twist this morning when Angie Williams, who is accused by Director of Schools Denise Brown of taking public money for "personal use," submitted a check totaling $20.967.36.  Full Story

Williams family submits $20,967.36 check to school system in missing funds case

Date: 2010-05-27
The situation of missing funds at the Unicoi County School System got another twist this morning when Angie Williams, who is accused by Director of Schools Denise Brown of taking public money for "personal use," submitted a check totaling $20.967.36.  Full Story

School system director accused of misappropriating $21,000

Date: 2010-05-26
The director of finances for the Unicoi County School system resigned Tuesday, May 25, amid a state audit that accuses her of reportedly taking an estimate of $21,000 for her personal use.   Full Story

18-page salute to UCHS Class of 2010 included in this week's issue

Date: 2010-05-25
Congratulations to the Unicoi County High School Class of 2010.  Full Story

NN Relay ride set for June 5

Date: 2010-05-25
NN’s Relay For Life team will hold its fourth annual Motorcycle Ride Fundraiser on June 5.  Full Story

Erwin blood drive planned June 22

Date: 2010-05-25
A blood drive will be held Tuesday, June 22, at  Erwin Health Care Center, 100 Stalling Lane, Erwin, from 1-5:30 p.m.  Full Story

Fashion Doll Club outlines plans

Date: 2010-05-25
The Johnson City Fashion Doll Club will meet at Kroger on State of Franklin Road Sunday, June 13, from 1:30-4 p.m.   Full Story

Girl Scouts host Kitty Litter Drive

Date: 2010-05-25
The Unicoi County Animal Shelter depends on the support of the community to be able to give the best possible care to the orphaned pets.  Full Story

DAR members attend conference

Date: 2010-05-25
Eight members of the recently formed Mary Patton chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution spent the weekend of April 31-May 2 in Knoxville attending the 105th State Conference.  Full Story

Yard sale to benefit LTC Christmas Fund

Date: 2010-05-25
The long-term care unit at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital is now accepting donations for its upcoming yard sale.  Full Story

Wellmont Health System says Amy Stevens

Date: 2010-05-23
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Wellmont Health System says Amy Stevens has her heart in the right place

Date: 2010-05-23
Getting to the heart of the matter has consumed Erwin resident Amy Stevens’ life for the past several months.  Full Story

Second line OK'd for restart at NFS

Date: 2010-05-19
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has authorized Nuclear Fuel Services to restart a second production line.  Full Story

Investigators probe fires at Unicoi homes

Date: 2010-05-18
Investigators are searching for who is responsible for two fires over the weekend at two Unicoi homes.   Full Story

Investigators probe fires at Unicoi homes

Date: 2010-05-18
Investigators are searching for who is responsible for two fires over the weekend at two Unicoi homes.   Full Story

UCHS Class of ’90 planning reunion

Date: 2010-05-18
The Unicoi County High School Class of 1990 is planning a 20-year reunion for Oct. 16.  Full Story

Roe staff sets Unicoi County sessions

Date: 2010-05-18
The staff of U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, R-1st, will hold office hours in Unicoi County.  Full Story

Monroe picnic set for June 5 in Erwin

Date: 2010-05-18
The Harmon and Mary Monroe Foundation will host its annual barbecue picnic featuring a special performance by Tomahawk Saturday, June 5.  Full Story

Auxiliary to sell poppies Saturday

Date: 2010-05-18
The Unaka Unit 25 American Legion Auxiliary will distribute poppies Saturday, May 22, at the Unicoi Walmart from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.   Full Story

Body discovered at I-26 overlook

Date: 2010-05-14
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is en route to Unicoi County to assist in an investigation into the death of a man discovered Friday morning at an overlook along Interstate 26.  Full Story

Summer school registration under way

Date: 2010-05-11
Registration for Unicoi County Schools 2010 Summer School Program has begun.   Full Story

Benefit to feature Chuck Wagon Gang

Date: 2010-05-11
First Tennessee Human Resource Agency’s Adult Day Services is excited to announce The Chuck Wagon Gang will perform at their annual benefit concert. Along with the legendary gospel group, there will be special performances by The Brotherhood Quartet and Jessica Nixon.   Full Story

Erwin sets insecticide spraying plans

Date: 2010-05-11
The Town of Erwin will be spraying insecticide each day during the month of May, and three days each week during the month of June.  Full Story

UCGUD hosts fire training class

Date: 2010-05-11
Unicoi County Gas Utility District hosted a training class for local fire departments on April 21.   Full Story

State board certifies Ororke

Date: 2010-05-11
Michel G. Ororke, Erwin, was one of 104 candidates recently certified by the Tennessee State Board of Accountancy.   Full Story

Amateur radio group meets May 11

Date: 2010-05-11
The Unicoi County Amateur Radio Association will hold its monthly meeting at the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital board room at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 11. All licensed Ham operators are welcome to attend.  Full Story

Greene County history to be topic

Date: 2010-05-11
The Unicoi County Historical Society will meet on Monday, May 17, 2010, in the Erwin Town Hall at 7 p.m.  Full Story

Church to have booth at festival

Date: 2010-05-11
The Unicoi Church of God will have a booth at the Wayne Scott Strawberry Festival in Unicoi on May 15, 2010.  Full Story

Military Officers set annual dinner

Date: 2010-05-11
The Mountain Empire Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will hold its annual dinner meeting at Ridgefields Country Club in Kingsport, Tenn., on Saturday, May 15, beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Full Story

Resource Center to host meeting

Date: 2010-05-11
The Democrat Resource Center in Johnson City will host a meeting on behalf of Organizing for America on Saturday, May 15, 2010, at noon.   Full Story

Older brother joins ranks in new version of “the Lynch mob”

Date: 2010-05-04
By Lisa Whaley  Full Story

Fundraiser to benefit history efforts

Date: 2010-05-04
The Town of Unicoi History Committee will hold a fundraiser yard sale at The Sewing Connection, located next to Crackerbee’s, on Saturday, May 8.  Full Story

Flower sale set for May 8

Date: 2010-05-04
GFWC Johnson City Junior Monday Club will hold its annual spring flower sale on Saturday, May 8, from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Farmers Market on the corner of state of Franklin and South Roan Street in downtown Johnson City.  Full Story

THP plans license roadblocks

Date: 2010-05-04
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be conducting driver license roadblocks during the week of May 9, 2010, on state Route 107/state Route 81/Unicoi Drive in Unicoi County.  Full Story

Live election coverage begins when polls close

Date: 2010-05-03
The Erwin Record will provide live election coverage when the polls close tonight.   Full Story

NRC OKs restart for NFS' Navy fuel process line

Date: 2010-03-23
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff is allowing Nuclear Fuel Services to resume operation of one process line at its Erwin facility, where all process lines have been shut down since late December 2009.  Full Story

Majority of candidates disappoint by not pledging

Date: 2010-03-23
Our publisher, Mark A. Stevens, asked every candidate seeking office in Unicoi County this year to sign off on a pledge promising to follow state law in regards to the state’s open meetings and public records law. It should have been easy. After all, the pledge simply promised to follow the law.  Full Story

2010 races sparking voter interest

Date: 2010-03-16
The registration deadline to vote in the Unicoi County Republican Primary is approaching, and dozens of new voters are showing an interest in the 2010 races.   Full Story

Burned-out building's fate hinges on intersection plans

Date: 2010-03-09
Some citizens in the town of Unicoi are getting burnt out on looking at a burned-out building at the intersection of Marbleton Road and Unicoi Drive, and are letting their complaints be heard. However, the hands of town leaders are tied as the town waits for the Tennessee Department of Transportation to work on a project that will eventually remove the house.   Full Story

NFS names new president

Date: 2010-03-02
Nuclear Fuel Services has named David Amerine as president of the Erwin facility.  Full Story

Board changes school calendar

Date: 2010-02-23
With seven days left to makeup due to snow, the Unicoi County Board of Education altered the school’s calender during Thursday’s regular monthly meeting.   Full Story

Jen Rembert receives college award

Date: 2010-02-23
Erwin native Jen Rembert was one of 11 students at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C., to recently receive the Educational Testing Service Recognition of Excellence Award for her scores on the national licensure tests.  Full Story

Ryan Love receives college honor

Date: 2010-02-23
An Erwin man is among students named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2009 session at East Tennessee State University’s Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy.  Full Story

Erwin woman named "Airman of the Year"

Date: 2010-02-16
An Erwin woman serving with the Tennessee Air National Guard Airman from Nashville’s 118th Airlift Wing has been named as the Tennessee Air National Guard Airman of the Year for 2009.   Full Story

Thomas Hensley, former trustee, former register of deeds, and community advocate, dies at age 85

Date: 2010-02-16
Thomas H. Hensley, who served for 24 years as Unicoi County’s elected trustee, as well as register of deeds, died Sunday, Feb. 14, at Johnson City Medical Center. He was 85.  Full Story

2-day brain-injury workshop slated

Date: 2010-02-16
The East Tennessee Technology Access Center and Dr. Timothy Urbin, a neuro-psychologist, will present a two-day workshop, “Changing Views of Traumatic Brain Injury.”  Full Story

Blizzard-like conditions hitting Unicoi County

Date: 2010-02-10
With blizzard-like conditions hitting Unicoi County and Erwin, authorities are advising citizens to use extreme caution when driving or going outside.  Full Story

Man sentenced in rolling meth case

Date: 2010-02-09
Arrested by the Erwin Police Department in September 2008 with a rolling methamphetamine lab, a Johnson County man was sentenced in federal court on Thursday to spend more than 10 years in prison with no chance of parole.   Full Story

Scott Bradford retains seat on gas utility board

Date: 2010-02-06
Scott Bradford won the Saturday, Feb. 6, election for commissioner of the Unicoi County Gas Utility District.  Full Story

NFS reports concerns with UF6 cylinders

Date: 2010-02-02
UF6 cylinders stored at Nuclear Fuel Services for nearly a decade may have the potential to burst, and the area of the plant housing the cylinders is being restricted.  Full Story

Former Rep. David Davis will not run for Congress

Date: 2010-02-01
Unicoi County native David Davis, who represented the 1st Congressional District of Tennessee in the 110th Congress, announced today that he will not seek to return to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010.  Full Story

Flights canceled at Tri-Cities Regional Airport

Date: 2010-01-29
Most of the flights scheduled to arrive and depart Tri-Cities Regional Airport tonight and Saturday morning have been canceled due to the weather.  Full Story

Eighth grade teams continue in tourney

Date: 2010-01-26
The season continues for both eighth grade basketball teams after coming out on top in the open rounds of the Eighth Grade Tournament last week.   Full Story

It’s our birthday!

Date: 2010-01-26
It didn’t look good for The Erwin Record in the early days.  Full Story

OUR BIRTHDAY GIFT TO YOU: WIN CASH BY BECOMING A FAN ON FACEBOOK

Date: 2010-01-26
Become a fan of The Erwin Record on Facebook before the end of the newspaper's 82nd birthday week and you could win $82. All the fans listed on the site by Jan. 31 will be included in a drawing for the $82 prize.  Full Story

Track team seeking records

Date: 2010-01-19
New Unicoi County High School Blue Devil and Lady Devil Track and Field Record boards will be displayed in the commons area at UCHS during the next four home basketball games. The team needs help in finding records and record-holders.   Full Story

New decade brings challenges to little league

Date: 2010-01-19
With 2010 ushering in a new decade and baseball/softball season almost two months away, Unicoi County Little League Board of Directors are busy preparing for the upcoming season.   Full Story

Lady Devils improve record to 13-4 overall

Date: 2010-01-19
The Lady Devils won two of their three games last week to go to 13-4 overall.   Full Story

Sustainable tourism gives potential for growth

Date: 2010-01-19
Potential. That’s what Unicoi County has. Potential to do something great and promote sustainable tourism.   Full Story

American Legion seeks photos of county’s servicemen killed in Vietnam

Date: 2010-01-19
The local American Legion is working to collect photos of the 13 Unicoi County men killed during service in Vietnam for use in a special display planned in Washington, D.C.  Full Story

Lady Devils, Blue Devils win over Hampton

Date: 2010-01-14
Trailing 44-38 with a minute left in the game, the Lady Devils played inspired basketball – scoring 11 points to escape with a narrow 49-48 win over visiting Hampton in a non-conference tilt.   Full Story

From event planning to community outreach, the town of Unicoi is showing up the Chamber

Date: 2010-01-14
It’s no secret that the Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce and the town of Unicoi have always had a rocky relationship.  Full Story

Major tourism event under way in Unicoi County

Date: 2010-01-13
Experts from around the nation are converging on Unicoi County this week as local leaders try to map out a plan for tourism as an economic stimulus for “the Valley Beautiful.”  Full Story

AT&T improves cell service in county

Date: 2010-01-13
AT&T cell phone and broadband users in Unicoi County will now receive additional coverage thanks to the activation of a new cell site in the town of Unicoi.  Full Story

Town, church join to aid food ministry

Date: 2010-01-12
The town of Unicoi hopes that when you go to the grocery store, you will buy a few extra items that will help feed a family in need in Unicoi County.  Full Story

Chamber seeking Step-Up applications

Date: 2010-01-12
The Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the 2010 Step-Up Youth Leadership Class.   Full Story

Military Officers Association to meet

Date: 2010-01-12
The Military Officers Association of America, Mountain Empire Chapter, will meet Saturday, Jan. 16, at 11:30 a.m. at the Johnson City Country Club.  Full Story

Health department has H1N1 vaccines

Date: 2010-01-12
Because of an increasing supply of H1N1 vaccine, the Unicoi Health Department is able now to broaden availability and offer the vaccine to the general public.   Full Story

Middle school teams have good start

Date: 2010-01-12
2010 began on the right note for the Unicoi County Middle School Lady Devils as both seventh and eighth grade basketball teams defeated visiting Ross Robinson Monday, Jan. 4.   Full Story

Joint efforts brings halt to possible meth lab

Date: 2010-01-12
A joint effort by town and county authorities stopped two Virginia men who investigators say had the makings for a methamphetamine lab.   Full Story

NRC issues Confirmatory Action Letter to NFS

Date: 2010-01-07
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission sent a letter to Nuclear Fuel Services Thursday, Jan. 7, detailing the company’s commitments for actions to assure the agency that NFS can safely operate the plant.  Full Story

Residents urged to follow this advice as frigid temperatures continue

Date: 2010-01-06
Cold winter weather is gripping Unicoi County this week,  Full Story

New program aims those in need of home repairs

Date: 2010-01-06
Habitat for Humanity of Unicoi County has built homes from the ground up, but now the all-volunteer organization is gearing up for a new pilot program in Erwin that will assist low-income homeowners struggling to maintain the exterior of their homes.  Full Story

Snow-covered roads, frigid conditions causing problems

Date: 2010-01-05
The Unicoi County Sheriff's Department is reporting dangerous road conditions as another winter snow has fallen throughout the region.  Full Story

Blue Devils improve record to 12-3 overall

Date: 2010-01-05
Unicoi County won two of its three games last week to improve to 12-3 overall.   Full Story

American Legion sets monthly meeting

Date: 2010-01-05
The American Legion, Unaka Post 25, will meet Friday, Jan. 8, at Erwin Town Hall at 6:30 p.m.  Full Story

Johnson City UAW to hold meeting

Date: 2010-01-05
The Johnson City, Tenn., United Auto Worker Retirees will meet Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 10 a.m. at the Pipe Fitters Union Hall, 121 Spring St., Johnson City.  Full Story

Community blood drive set for Jan. 8

Date: 2010-01-05
An Erwin Community Blood Drive will be held Friday, Jan. 8, in the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 312 S. Main Ave., Erwin, from 12:30-5:30 p.m.  Full Story

Unaka Piecemakers sets 2010 programs

Date: 2010-01-05
Unaka Piecemakers Quilt Club, which meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Grace United Methodist Church, 103 Rock Creek Road, Erwin, has announced programs for 2010.  Full Story

Gubernatorial candidate's visit to Unicoi County rescheduled

Date: 2010-01-05
A planned visit by Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Haslam will be rescheduled due to inclement weather.  Full Story

ARE food packages available

Date: 2010-01-05
There are eight food packages available this month from the Area Resource Exchange.  Full Story

Amateur Radio Club sets meeting

Date: 2010-01-05
The Unicoi County Amateur Radio Club will hold a formation meeting Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the Unicoi Volunteer Fire Department at 7 p.m.  Full Story

Fashion Doll cub to meet Jan. 10

Date: 2010-01-05
The Johnson City Fashion Doll Club will meet Sunday, Jan. 10, at Kroger’s on State of Franklin Road in Johnson City from 1:30-4 p.m.  Full Story

Wreck victim located through GPS system

Date: 2010-01-05
Technology deserves a big thank you for possibly saving a man’s life after he wrecked off Interstate 26 Sunday afternoon.   Full Story

Rotary Club holds holiday meal

Date: 2010-01-05
The Rotary Club of Unicoi County recently held its annual holiday meal for Unicoi County’s senior adults. Club members served the meal of turkey and all the fixings to more than 100 diners. The event is the annual year-end project for the civic organization. (Staff Photos by Brenda Sparks)  Full Story