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Carter County Sheriff’s Department outlines stay at home order answers

In response to officials, first at the county level and now at the state level, ordering Tennesseans to ... Read more | Add your comment

Coronavirus has shaken up the way we do things

At Lingerfelt Pharmacy in downtown Elizabethton, a group of men, most of whom are retired, have been accustomed ... Read more | Add your comment

Too close for comfort… STAR Sports Editor shares brush with COVID-19

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR STAFF ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com     When anyone begins a conversation about the COVID-19 pandemic, it is ... Read more | Add your comment

Delivering messages of hope… Local pastors adapt to bring Biblical words of encouragement during COVID-19

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR STAFF ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com     Everyone has heard the old adage ‘to walk a mile in ... Read more | Add your comment

Local news

Tuning Up The Band: HHS Bulldog Band preps for upcoming season

Strike up the music the band has begun. Members of the Hampton High School Bulldog Band spent this week taking part in Band Camp to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Local news

UT Extension to host 4-H Poultry Show and Sale on Aug. 10

A group of local 4-H Club members will soon have the chance to show off several weeks of hard work when the Carter County UT ... Read more | Add your comment

by Abby Frye.

Local news

Garbage schedule altered due to holiday

The City of Elizabethton offices will be closed April 10 to observe Good Friday. Garbage collection for the week of April 6 through April 10 ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Saturday, April 4, 2020 10:03 pm

Local news

TDEC to close all 56 Tennessee State Parks

 NASHVILLE— The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced Friday it will close all 56 Tennessee State Parks and state-owned State Natural Areas to the public ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:58 pm

Local news

Furry Friends

The Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter has a variety of animals up for adoption each day. This week’s installment of Furry Friends includes a handful of ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:57 pm

Columns

Home can’t be truly happy unless Christ is the center

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham Dear Rev. Graham: I grew up in a home filled with chaos: no structure, no teaching. I ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:54 pm

Local news

Eastman rapidly produces material for needed face shields

As part of the world’s collective effort to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, Eastman recently partnered with the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) and Austin ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:53 pm

Local news

Appalachian Orthopedics offering safe care for all orthopedic needs

Local experts keep clinics, Orthopedic Urgent Care locations open during COVID-19 BRISTOL — To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Appalachian Orthopedics is remaining open to reduce ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:52 pm

News

Tennessee’s newly unemployed hit benefits site in droves

By JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press NASHVILLE  (AP) — Jody Hull had been editing youth sports images for a photography company in Tennessee until the coronavirus ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:50 pm

Editorials

Let’s not forget the country’s truck drivers during pandemic

There are some people on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic — doctors, nurses, EMTs, and other health workers. But, there’s another group. They’re not working ... Read more

by Rozella Hardin, Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:49 pm

Opinions

State’s top prosecutors urge public to report coronavirus fraud

Tennessee’s top prosecutors — three United States Attorneys and the Tennessee Attorney General — are coordinating their efforts to prevent Tennesseans from being victimized by ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:45 pm

Opinions

Reader urges support for paramedics during pandemic

To the Editor: Across the country, in large urban areas as well as small rural communities, EMTs and paramedics are serving on the frontlines of ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:44 pm

Opinions

Thanks to a silent hero in our community

To the Editor: I wanted to reach out and share about an individual in our community that gives to people every single day and never ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:44 pm

Columns

Coronavirus, taking life for granted

BY GLENN MOLLETTE The coronavirus is a pandemic that most of us don’t understand, but we are learning. This disease has taken over 9,000 lives ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:43 pm

Columns

Making the best of difficult times

By Rev. Raymond Amos Sr. This is what the Lord says: “You will be in Babylon for seventy years. But then I will come and ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:42 pm

News

Fort Campbell Week of the Eagles canceled due to coronavirus

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — The Army’s 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell has canceled its Week of the Eagles because of the coronavirus pandemic. ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:39 pm

News

Board of Regents to discuss coronavirus response at meeting

NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee Board of Regents says it plans to discuss colleges’ responses to the coronavirus pandemic and consider two dozen proposed career ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:38 pm

News

Taylor Swift donation will help Nashville record store

NASHVILLE (AP) — Pop superstar Taylor Swift is helping out a Nashville record store closed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grimey’s co-owner Doyle Davis said Thursday ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:37 pm

News

Dr. Fauci’s face will soon be on a bobblehead

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The United States’ top infectious disease specialist is getting his own bobblehead. The creation from the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:36 pm

Columns

Today in History 4/4/20

Today is Saturday, April 4, the 95th day of 2020. There are 271 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 4, ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:35 pm

BREAKING NEWS

COVID-19 cases, deaths and recoveries continue to rise in Tennessee

The number of COVID-19 cases in Tennessee has now reached 3,331 as of April 4. The number of cases in Carter County is sitting at ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:18 pm

Local news

New guidelines… Trustee office conducting business just a little different

FROM STAFF REPORTS Carter County Trustee Randal Lewis states that there will be new guidelines for conducting business in the Trustee office beginning on Monday, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 3, 2020 9:44 pm

Cloudland

Star Sports Photo Time Capsule

Elizabethton Star Sports is proud to present another trip back in time through our photo time capsule for today – April 4-5, 2020. **Editor’s note: ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Friday, April 3, 2020 9:40 pm

Cloudland

Man, how a year flies by

Since most of the staff at the STAR are attempting to practice the Safer at Home guidelines as much as possible only getting out to ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Friday, April 3, 2020 9:37 pm

Opinions

Robert “Blue” Bowers

Robert “Blue” Bowers, 80, passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020, at his home. He was born in October 1939 to parents, Harsie Taylor and William ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, April 3, 2020 5:29 pm

BREAKING NEWS

COVID-19 cases rise in Tennessee and Carter County

The number of COVID-19 cases in Tennessee has now reached 3,067 as of April 3. The number of cases in Carter County has risen to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 3, 2020 3:39 pm

Local news

Fighting fears of COVID-19

Fear is not uncommon during COVID-19, in fact it can be your first instinct. COVID-19 is on every news channel and nearly every social media ... Read more

by Brittnee Nave, Friday, April 3, 2020 9:24 am