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Sanctuary county, broadband tops Health and Welfare Committee discussions

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR STAFF ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com The Carter County Health and Welfare Committee met via Zoom for its ... Read more | Add your comment

Kiersten Hutchinson:  ‘Wherever He Leads I’ll Go’

Missionary Kiersten Hutchinson of Elizabethton returned to Zimbabwe this week where she serves as a Physician Assistant at ... Read more | Add your comment

KCCB announces participation in two upcoming events

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR STAFF ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com As winter quickly fades into a fresh spring season, Keep Carter County ... Read more | Add your comment

Human remains discovered near Southside Road, Sheriff’s Office investigating

CONTRIBUTED — The Carter County Sheriff’s Office is investigating human remains that were discovered near Southside Road outside ... Read more | Add your comment

Local news

Help us remember victims of COVID-19

A kindergarten teacher, a car enthusiast, two retirees who had adopted Elizabethton as their place to call home, a Baptist minister, and there are many more ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Local news

Elizabethton’s Watson reflects on being named Roan Scholar

CONTRIBUTED BY DUSTIN DUNCAN Elizabethton High School senior Veronica Watson was recently selected as a member of the ETSU Roan Scholars Class of 2025. Watson is ... Read more | Add your comment

by Contributed Content.

Brains and Brawn

Brains and Brawn… Three keys to physical fitness

BY CHAD SALYER Many times, while working out over the years, a fellow lifter would approach me and ask something like, “What supplements are you ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, March 5, 2021 10:25 pm

Cloudland

From the editor’s desk… Giving kudos to the cheerleaders

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR SPORTS EDITOR ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com  It would almost be totally unfair to a special group of young people who really got the ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Friday, March 5, 2021 10:19 pm

Local news

Carter County’s Ed Jordan presented the 2021 ‘Love Where You Live’ award

Virtual Event in Leiper’s Fork Also Launched Statewide Trashercise Campaign MEMPHIS — Keep Tennessee Beautiful celebrated March as Keep Tennessee Beautiful Month and today honored ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, March 5, 2021 2:55 pm

Local news

Milligan to hold an outdoor commencement on May 1

MILLIGAN — Milligan University will hold an in-person, outdoor commencement ceremony for spring graduates on Saturday, May 1, at 10 a.m. at the TVA Credit Union Ballpark in ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, March 5, 2021 2:52 pm

Local news

Highlander Heroes named for the first week of March

Cloudland High School continues to recognize students who emulate Living the Lander Life that includes being Ready, Respectful, and Responsible. Students honored for the week ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, March 5, 2021 1:55 pm

Editorials

Stop trashing our roadways and waterways

Spring is fast approaching. The trees are budding and the jonquils and hyacinths are blooming. As we look around at the signs of spring, we ... Read more

by Our View, Friday, March 5, 2021 12:42 pm

Editorials

Witches proudly coming out of the broom closet

To the Editor: Pastor Billy Crone says the number of witches has skyrocketed. Crone wrote a book called, “The Rise of Witchcraft.” Crone understands witchcraft ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, March 5, 2021 12:40 pm

Cloudland

Lady Highlanders can’t get over the hump in Region 1-A title contest

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR SPORTS EDITOR ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com BAILEYTON – People can add one more thing to the adage that close only counts in horseshoes and ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Thursday, March 4, 2021 4:11 pm

Sports & Outdoors

Trying to get off the soapbox without getting hurt

In this week’s Chatter, I just wanted to take the time to congratulate our area basketball teams from junior high to high school for being ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:32 pm

Local news

Milligan students earn eight ADDY® Awards

MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY — A group of Milligan University students and recent alumni were recognized for their creativity at the American Advertising Federation Northeast Tennessee (AAF ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Thursday, March 4, 2021 2:37 pm

News

GM looking to build 2nd US battery factory, Tennessee likely

By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says it’s looking for a site to build a second U.S. battery factory with ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Thursday, March 4, 2021 2:33 pm

Outdoors

MLB pitch, hit, and run and Jr. Home Run Derby rescheduled

FROM STAFF REPORTS The weather canceled last weekend’s plans, but contests have been rescheduled for this weekend. Youth of all ages and skill levels from ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:29 pm

Local news

Local program seeks tutors to continue work with adult learners and literacy

FROM STAFF REPORTS A local project that pairs high school students who desire to be teachers with adult learners who want help with literacy skills ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:16 pm

Local news

Animal sculpture scavenger hunt installed in downtown Johnson City

Fifteen bronze animal sculptures have been installed in various locations throughout downtown Johnson City. Art students in the East Tennessee State University Department of Art ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:37 pm

Elizabethton

Early deficit too much for Cyclones in Region 1-AA semifinals

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR SPORTS EDITOR ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com GREENEVILLE – It’s one thing when a team brings a shovel to bury its opponent and another thing ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:41 pm

Hampton

Eagles survive ‘Dogs desperation shot in Region 1-A semifinal

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR SPORTS EDITOR ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com Hampton knew before they even stepped on the bus heading toward Cosby what awaited them in the Region ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:37 pm

News

‘Vaccine, vaccine’: Dolly sings ‘Jolene’ rewrite before shot

By KRISTIN M. HALL AP Entertainment Writer NASHVILLE (AP) — Dolly Parton has written hundreds of songs over her decades-long career and it turns out ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 4:27 pm

Local news

Tennessee to expand vaccine eligibility next week

By KIMBERLEE KRUESI  Associated Press NASHVILLE (AP) — More than 1 million Tennesseans will soon become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine after the Department of ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 4:17 pm

Arrests

Hampton man arrested in connection with shooting

Investigators with the Carter County Sheriff’s Office arrested one man after a shooting that occurred in Hampton early Thursday morning. At approximately 1:30 a.m., deputies ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:29 pm

Cloudland

Lady ‘Landers secure spot opposite Lady Huskies for the region title

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR SPORTS EDITOR ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com As if three contests weren’t enough this season, the Cloudland Lady Highlanders and North Greene Lady Huskies will ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 3:31 pm

Sports & Outdoors

Lady Huskies sink teeth in Unaka to end Lady Ranger season

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR SPORTS EDITOR ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com The Unaka Lady Rangers made the trip to Baileyton on Monday evening hoping to pull an upset on ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 3:26 pm

Local news

Compassion consolidated… It’s time to put action behind words for Carter Compassion Center

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR STAFF ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com  “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples if ye have love one to another,” ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 3:22 pm

Local news

EPD seeking help to identify male and female

The Elizabethton Police Department is requesting information regarding the identity of the male and female in the photos. They are wanted for questioning in an investigation ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 3:11 pm

Local news

A Life Lived: Rex Johnson was a people person, sports enthusiast

Rex Johnson was definitely a “people” person. He enjoyed meeting new people, what they had to say, and socializing with friends and having a good ... Read more

by Rozella Hardin, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 3:02 pm

Editorials

This month, give back to the American Red Cross by volunteering, giving blood or a donation

March is Red Cross Month, a tradition begun by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1943, and every president since has had the privilege of making ... Read more

by Our View, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 2:45 pm