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Unaka High School held mock election on Tuesday 

A mock election was held for students at Unaka High School on Tuesday. The event allowed students to cast their ... Read more | Add your comment

Meet your candidates for Municipal Judge… Five questions with Jason Holly

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR STAFF ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com  On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020, Elizabethton citizens will be making a ... Read more | Add your comment

Meet your candidates for Municipal Judge… Five questions with Teresa Murray-Smith

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR STAFF ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com  On Tuesday, November 3, 2020, Elizabethton citizens will be making a ... Read more | Add your comment

Boots Off Hostel & Campground  to hold first Halloween costume party

Safeness and spookiness go hand-in-hand this Halloween. This year, the first annual Boots Off Halloween Costume Party will ... Read more | Add your comment

Local news

A Life Lived: Earl Ellis, Jr., an old soldier who never gave up, but just faded away

Gen. Douglas MacArthur is credited with the saying: “Old soldiers never die, they just fade away.” Perhaps, that was true with Earl Ellis, Jr., who ... Read more | Add your comment

by Rozella Hardin.

News

Couple pleads not guilty killing, abusing adopted children

KINGSTON (AP) — A Tennessee couple pleaded not guilty Monday to dozens of charges including murder and abuse involving children they had adopted. Michael Gray ... Read more | Add your comment

by AP News Wire Reports.

Professional sports

Fitting finale: Dodgers win title, Turner tests positive

BY STEPHEN HAWKINS AP BASEBALL WRITER ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — No large dogpile, no champagne and a mask on nearly every face — the Los ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 2:24 pm

College

No. 9 Wisconsin cancels Nebraska game; Chryst tests positive

BY STEVE MEGAREE AP SPORTS WRITER No. 9 Wisconsin has canceled its game at Nebraska on Saturday and paused all team activities for at least ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 2:15 pm

News

Tennessee sets new record for early, mail voting turnout

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee officials say the state has broken its record for early and absentee voting combined three days before early voting ends for ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 2:12 pm

News

Heightened unrest in Philadelphia after Black man’s killing

By CLAUDIA LAUER Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A tense Philadelphia braced for more demonstrations Wednesday over the police killing of a Black man following ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 11:48 am

News

School bus driver, 7-year-old girl killed in Tennessee crash

DECATUR (AP) — A school bus driver was killed along with a 7-year-old girl after a utility vehicle swerved into their lane. The bus, carrying ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 11:05 am

Happy Valley

An underdog story… Warriors look to upset South Greene in a late-season contest

BY NIC MILLER STAR CORRESPONDENT HAPPY VALLEY – With the regular-season football season drawing to a close, it has seemed as things have been going ... Read more

by Nic Miller, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 4:24 pm

Elizabethton

Looking to keep the streak going… Cyclones have opportunity for second straight 10-0 regular-season against Cougars

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR SPORTS EDITOR ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com Friday night will be a special time at Citizens Bank Stadium as the Elizabethton Cyclones will be celebrating ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 4:21 pm

Cloudland

Playoff practice… Highlanders look to finish the regular season strong

BY AUSTIN ALEXANDER STAR CORRESPONDENT ROAN MOUNTAIN- In what’s been the most unprecedented and unpredictable high school football season likely ever, the Cloudland Highlanders have ... Read more

by Austin Alexander, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 4:15 pm

Editorials

Domestic violence awareness is critical during pandemic

As the month of October winds down, we are reminded that it is not only the month of spooks and goblins, but it is Domestic ... Read more

by Our View, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 3:35 pm

Hampton

‘Dogs looking to close regular-season with a bird hunt… Hampton looks to jump Eagles to finish on a high note

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR SPORTS EDITOR ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com After an impressive win last week on the road to Class 5A school Volunteer, the Hampton Bulldogs are ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:41 pm

Local news

Tennessee’s Unified Command Planning COVID-19 testing event in Johnson County

NASHVILLE — Governor Bill Lee’s Unified Command Group will open a drive through COVID-19 testing site in Johnson County Saturday, Oct. 31, in an ongoing effort to ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:37 pm

Local news

Second round of COVID-19 relief funds available to farmers and ranchers

CONTRIBUTED — Tennessee farmers and ranchers can apply for financial assistance to help make up for losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic according to a statement ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 2:34 pm

Sports & Outdoors

Hungry for more action… Unaka looks to get back on the field Friday against Sunbright

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR SPORTS EDITOR ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com The last two weeks for the Unaka Rangers have been like a kid that stands outside the toy ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 1:42 pm

High School Sports

Star Picking Panel

Last week once again was an interesting week for the Elizabethton Star prognosticators as there were some surprises that caught all the panel off guard ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 1:37 pm

Columns

East Tennessee History: The Headless Mule of Roan Mountain

Halloween, a time to eat candy and tell stories around a campfire. Almost every community has their stories of the spiritual or the supernatural, so ... Read more

by Danny Blevins, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 1:26 pm

News

Hurricane warning for New Orleans as Zeta swirls over Mexico

By GABRIEL ALCOCER Associated Press CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Storm-weary Louisiana is once again under a hurricane warning, with Zeta leaving Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 1:24 pm

News

Tennessee man charged with Ponzi scheme in cancer study

NASHVILLE (AP) — A Tennessee man was charged with running a Ponzi scheme in which he claimed he was conducting a study after curing himself ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 1:24 pm

High School Sports

Tennessee Football Prep Polls

This week’s Tennessee prep polls in Class 6A show the Dobyns-Bennett Indians dropping two spots from number three to number five after their loss to ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 11:13 am

Elizabethton

Coming alive in Death Valley… EHS junior varsity take OT victory with a last-seconds rally in regulation, 13-7

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR SPORTS EDITOR ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com KINGSPORT – Maybe it’s just the fact that over the years of covering any level of Cyclone football ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 12:26 am

Local news

Standing up to Back the Blue… Rally at Grindstaff Automotive Group shows support for police, Trump

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR STAFF ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com Saturday was a special day at Grindstaff Automotive Group as owners Steve and Ashley Grindstaff hosted a day to ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Monday, October 26, 2020 4:39 pm

Local news

Harmony Free Will Baptist Church gives out food boxes through USDA program

Food is a fundamental part of everyday life. Unfortunately, food is not easily accessible to everyone. As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, those in need ... Read more

by Brittnee Nave, Monday, October 26, 2020 4:32 pm

Professional sports

Kershaw stops steal of home, hands Dodgers 3-2 Series lead

BY RONALD BLUM AP BASEBALL WRITER ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — As much as Clayton Kershaw has dominated hitters throughout a glittering career, he has not ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Monday, October 26, 2020 4:31 pm

Professional sports

Cardinals outlast Wilson, Seahawks 37-34 in OT thriller

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Zane Gonzalez made a 48-yard field goal with 20 seconds left in overtime to give the Arizona ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Monday, October 26, 2020 4:22 pm

Local news

ETSU’s Dr. Beth Fox presented with John S. Derryberry Distinguished Service Award

JOHNSON CITY – East Tennessee State University’s Dr. Beth Anne Fox received the 2020 John S. Derryberry M.D. Distinguished Service Award, presented by the Tennessee Academy ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Monday, October 26, 2020 4:20 pm

Local news

ETSU now offering Master of Health Administration

Students may choose to take program completely online or on-ground JOHNSON CITY – East Tennessee State University’s College of Public Health is now offering a ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Monday, October 26, 2020 4:16 pm