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Proclamation by Mayor Woodby honors Charlie and Jane Bayless

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR STAFF ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com Mayor Patty Woodby honored legendary coach and former Carter County Commissioner Charlie ... Read more | Add your comment

Unaka High School teacher recognized by 3M at Collision Repair Academy

BY NIC MILLER STAR STAFF nic.miller@elizabethton.com Students at schools across the City of Elizabethton and Carter County alike ... Read more | Add your comment

Doe River Gorge to host ‘Maze of Life’ starting this weekend

BY NIC MILLER STAR STAFF nic.miller@elizabethton.com The Fall season is finally upon the citizens of Elizabethton and Carter ... Read more | Add your comment

Holdren takes seat as new Commission Chair

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR STAFF ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com        Ginger Holdren was elected chairperson of the Carter County ... Read more | Add your comment

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Best of the Best Readers Choice Winners 2021

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Local news

Elizabethton Federal Savings Bank sponsors Main Street Block Party

Elizabethton Federal Savings Bank will sponsor the Main Street Block Party on the third block of Elk Avenue during Covered Bridge Days on Saturday, Sept. ... Read more | Add your comment

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Sports & Outdoors

Local teams continue to excel on the gridiron

Friday night marks the midway point of the 2021 prep football season and several local teams continue to shine in their respective classifications. In Class ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 10:23 pm

High School Sports

Football teams reach the midpoint of the 2021 season

CONTRIBUTED BY THE TSSAA The midpoint of the 2021 football season is upon us with teams across the state facing their Week 6 opponents this ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 9:45 pm

Local news

Internal investigation results in arrest of former Washington County Detention Officer

According to Chief Deputy Leighta Laitinen, a former Washington County Detention Officer has been arrested following an internal investigation. Per Chief Laitinen’s request, the Criminal ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 5:10 pm

Local news

New spay and neuter clinic to be built on WCJC Animal Shelter property

The Washington County Johnson City Animal Shelter will open a new spay and neuter clinic on the property in 2022 thanks to a generous donation ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 1:33 pm

Local news

ETSU program helping to provide Safe Bars training to prevent sexual assault

JOHNSON CITY – A new bystander intervention education program aimed at training bar and restaurant staff to help prevent sexual assault is being offered free ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 1:25 pm

Elizabethton

Cyclone boys win District 1-AA Golf Championship

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR SPORTS EDITOR ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com    Each time the  Elizabethton Cyclone boys golf team has taken to the links this season, the team ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 6:55 pm

High School Sports

Star Picking Panel

The Elizabethton Star Picking Panel returns once again putting their skills to the test in picking local high school, college, and NFL contests for the ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 6:53 pm

Cloudland

Stars of the Week

The Elizabethton Star weekly recognizes the Player of the Week from the previous week’s games. The Week Four standouts are as follows: Elizabethton High School ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 6:49 pm

Elizabethton

Cyclones looking to corral Mavericks Friday night

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR SPORTS EDITOR ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com The Elizabethton Cyclones finally got a game last week that allowed them to not put a lot of ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 6:45 pm

Cloudland

Highlanders looking to come out fresh against Cosby

BY NIC MILLER STAR STAFF nic.miller@elizabethton.com After an exciting week of high school football for squads around the county last Friday, area teams are ready ... Read more

by Nic Miller, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 6:43 pm

Happy Valley

Rangers host Happy Valley with an upset in mind

BY ALLEN LAMOUNTAIN STAR CORRESPONDENT The game on Friday night at Goddard Field between Unaka and Happy Valley may look like a mismatch but if ... Read more

by Allen LaMountain, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 6:40 pm

High School Sports

Tennessee Football Prep Polls

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press Top 10 teams in each of Tennessee’s six Division I non-financial aid classifications and in the combined Division ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 6:36 pm

Local news

Music once again to fill the air on Slagle Road

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR STAFF ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com Nearly a dozen artists will take the stage as part of the Slagle Road Arts and Music Festival this ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 6:22 pm

Local news

Pour me another cup of Joe…

Aw, that is nothing like a piping hot cup of coffee to get the day off on the right foot. Much like everything else in ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 6:19 pm

Local news

Kingsport native to perform at 2021 ‘Covered Bridge Days’

BY NIC MILLER STAR STAFF nic.miller@elizabethton.com Derek Deakins is returning to his roots as he performs at the Covered Bridge Festival this weekend in Elizabethton. ... Read more

by Nic Miller, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 4:42 pm

Local news

Unaka High School students excel in the classroom as well as outside the school

BY NIC MILLER STAR STAFF nic.miller@elizabethton.com Multiple students from Unaka High School won awards in the 2021 CTE project competition at the Appalachian Fair. In ... Read more

by Nic Miller, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 4:38 pm

Local news

TWRA: Hunting and Fishing Day will be observed Saturday

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be celebrating 2021 National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD) on Saturday, Sept. 25. On this special day, the rich ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 4:31 pm

Local news

A Life Lived: Merle Irick did two things well: working and giving

BY ROZELLA HARDIN Editorial Director rozella.hardin@elizabethton.com It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. Merle Irick was that kind of person. She excelled ... Read more

by Rozella Hardin, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 4:27 pm

Local news

Local high schools working to earn new Voter Registration Award

The Carter County Election Commission is working with local high schools to earn the Secretary of State’s new Anne Dallas Dudley Award, which recognizes Tennessee ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 4:24 pm

Columns

The Biden Administration is failing Tennesseans

BY SEN. MARSHA BLACKBURN For the better part of a year, Tennesseans have watched the Biden administration create a divide between the White House and ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 2:43 pm

ETSU

Bucs swat Hornets at Greene Stadium… Bucs improve to 3-0 for ninth time in program history

CONTRIBUTED BY ETSU ATHLETICS  JOHNSON CITY – The ETSU football team used the ground and pound mentality to cruise to a 38-6 win over Delaware State ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:41 am

High School Sports

The Legend of Legends, John Treadway

BY C.Y. PETERS     Democratic Governor of New York Franklin D. Roosevelt defeats Republican President Herbert Hoover in a landslide victory.  The Yankees had won ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:39 am

Elizabethton

Cyclone JV comes up just short against Science Hill

BY AUSTIN ALEXANDER STAR CORRESPONDENT JOHNSON CITY – On a rainy Monday night, the Cyclones of Elizabethton traveled to Kermit Tipton Stadium in Johnson City ... Read more

by Austin Alexander, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:35 am

Sports & Outdoors

Rangers tie 21-year-old record in Friday win

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR SPORTS EDITOR ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com          When the Unaka Rangers loaded the bus for the trip to Jellico on Friday night, ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 12:32 am

Local news

Carter County BOE approves $100K for Chemistry lab

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR STAFF ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com The chemistry lab at the Northeast State campus took another step last week as the Carter County School Board ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Monday, September 20, 2021 10:53 pm