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Hampton’s newest alumni react to graduation: Part one

Like a movie, the big screen graduations taking place at the Stateline Drive-In are subject to interpretation from ... Read more | Add your comment

Presenting the Hampton Class of 2020… Hampton commencement marks second county school to graduate

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR STAFF ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com There was no doubt where the Hampton Bulldogs were on Thursday night ... Read more | Add your comment

Searching for a Superintendent… Elizabethton Board of Education meets to discuss groundwork

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR STAFF ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com The Elizabethton City School Board of Education continued to plow forward in ... Read more | Add your comment

Students from Unaka reflect on graduation: Part two

Tuesday night kicked off unique graduations for Carter County seniors as they graduated at the Stateline Drive-In, which ... Read more | Add your comment

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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.

Columns

Hearts not attuned to God become catch basins for every device of the devil

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham Dear Rev. Graham: When I was growing up there was little said about narcissism, but if it ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Saturday, May 30, 2020 3:46 pm

Columns

Stepmom goes a step too far claiming children as her own

DEAR ABBY: My former husband had an affair years ago, and when our divorce was final, he married the woman he was involved with. I’ll ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Saturday, May 30, 2020 3:45 pm

Columns

Today in History 5/30/20

By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, May 30, the 151st day of 2020. There are 215 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Saturday, May 30, 2020 3:00 pm

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Going to the next level… Unaka’s Houghton to continue cheering at King College

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR SPORTS EDITOR ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com It has been a special week for Unaka High School student-athlete Katie Houghton. On Tuesday, Houghton was able ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Friday, May 29, 2020 4:08 pm

Central

A new look to the high school football preseason…

Players and coaches alike in Northeast Tennessee are counting down the days, hours, minutes, and seconds until they can return to their respective schools and ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Friday, May 29, 2020 4:05 pm

Central

East Tennessee Outdoors: Creating an Angler

BY DANNY BLEVINS STAR CORRESPONDENT A twitch, a tug, a tight line, then a squeal from an overexcited child that is catching their first fish ... Read more

by Danny Blevins, Friday, May 29, 2020 4:03 pm

Cloudland

Star Sports Photo Time Capsule

Elizabethton Star Sports is proud to present another trip back in time to through our photo time capsule for today  – May 31, 2020. Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Friday, May 29, 2020 4:00 pm

Cloudland

Carter Hall of Fame induction set for June 20 Organizers to offer an alternate date

FROM STAFF REPORTSThe Carter County Sports Hall of Fame’s 2020 induction remains scheduledfor Saturday, June 20 at Elizabethton’s Tennessee College of AppliedTechnology. However, due to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 29, 2020 3:57 pm

Cloudland

Holmes Labeled HERO Sports Preseason All-American Quay Holmes garners HERO Sports recognition for third consecutive year

CONTRIBUTED BY ETSU ATHLETICS JOHNSON CITY –  For the third consecutive season, ETSU running back Quay Holmes (Powder Springs, Ga.) has garnered HERO Sports Preseason All-American recognition. This ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, May 29, 2020 3:55 pm

Auto Racing

AP Exclusive: Athletes wary about virus, testing upon return

BY HOWARD FENDRICH AP SPORTS WRITER Chris Thompson is an NFL running back. He also is the father of a 4-month-old daughter, Kali. Guess which ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Friday, May 29, 2020 3:47 pm

Auto Racing

Chase Elliott ends a week of misery with overdue Cup victory

BY JENNA FRYER AP AUTO RACING WRITER CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Chase Elliott’s streak of bitter defeats in NASCAR’s frantic first push of rescheduled races ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Friday, May 29, 2020 3:45 pm

Columns

God designed the cross to defeat Satan

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham Dear Rev. Graham: I am puzzled why people wear crosses around their necks but their lives reflect ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, May 29, 2020 3:44 pm

Columns

Teen in quarantine worries about staying close to beau

DEAR ABBY: I have been in a relationship with my boyfriend for a little over five months. We have enjoyed spending time with each other, ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, May 29, 2020 3:43 pm

Columns

Today in History 5/29/20

By The Associated Press Today is Friday, May 29, the 150th day of 2020. There are 216 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Friday, May 29, 2020 3:42 pm

Local news

Teresa Murray Smith announces candidacy for City Judge

Teresa Murray Smith is today formally announcing her candidacy for the position of Elizabethton Municipal Judge. The position was declared vacant with the untimely death late last ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, May 29, 2020 3:41 pm

Local news

City government announces multi-phased reopening approach

The City of Johnson City will begin a multi-phased approach to reopening City facilities starting Monday, June 1. The goal of the phased reopening, based ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, May 29, 2020 3:34 pm

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Carter County Sheriff’s Office awards scholarships

Sheriff Dexter Lunceford has awarded two college students with scholarships provided by the Tennessee Sheriff’s Association this week. Taylor Madison Williams and Julianna Carol Cole, ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, May 29, 2020 3:31 pm

Local news

Elizabethton Electric reopens lobby for water and electric customers

The City of Elizabethton is continuing its phased reopening of city buildings and facilities. The latest in this reopening plan will be to reopen the ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, May 29, 2020 3:29 pm

Cloudland

Hoya to B12: Ex-Georgetown G McClung signs with Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Former Georgetown guard Mac McClung will play at Texas Tech after Davide Moretti’s departure from the Red Raiders to play professionally ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Friday, May 29, 2020 3:15 pm

News

Realty Transfers

The following real estate transactions have been recorded at the Carter County Register of Deeds office during the past week. Mary Elizabeth Hyder to Keith ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, May 29, 2020 3:04 pm

News

Chancery Court

Debbie Ann McGee vs. Billy Joe McGee (divorce). William E. Cifers vs. Karen Lynn Cifers (divorce). Areanna Rhea Edgins Curley vs. David Alexander Curley (divorce). Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, May 29, 2020 3:03 pm

News

Circuit Court

Brittany Hansford vs. Daniel Hansford (child support). State of TN vs. Michael Hamblin (child support). Mikki Gail Holden Crowe vs. Rocky Alan Crowe (divorce). Stephanie ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, May 29, 2020 3:03 pm

Editorials

Summer comes, and we move outdoors, just stay safe

After weeks of being cooped up, the sunshine and warm temperatures are drawing people outside, not only locally, but all across the country as beaches, ... Read more

by Our View, Friday, May 29, 2020 3:01 pm

Editorials

A response to Ronald Winter letter

To the Editor: After reading an opinion to the Elizabethton Star by L. Ronald Winter, had the headline not read, “Democrat leaders betray their party,” ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, May 29, 2020 2:59 pm

Editorials

Rise of one-world religion

To the Editor: Dr. John McTernan said sports had become a huge idol in America and coronavirus deflated and brought it down. An idol is ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, May 29, 2020 2:58 pm