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A Life Lived: Don Hazelwood made his life’s work teaching and serving others

Magic Johnson is credited with saying: “All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and somebody ... Read more | Add your comment

You just don’t know where God may put you…

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR STAFF ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com There is no denying that the year 2020 and even the start ... Read more | Add your comment

Leaving his mark(s)… Former Elizabethton resident continues to leave unforgettable impressions

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR STAFF ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com The Elizabethton Cyclones Sports Hall of Fame will be having their induction ... Read more | Add your comment

Carter Co. Board of Education conducts workshop

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR STAFF ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com The Carter County Board of Education met for a brief workshop leading ... Read more | Add your comment

Arrests

Police Beats

The following arrests have been reported by the Carter County Sheriff’s Office: Terri L. Wade was arrested on January 14 by CCSO Deputy Jeremiah Bartlett ... Read more | Add your comment

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Local news

Stars from ‘Hamilton,’ ‘SNL’ and more to take part in ETSU’s Spring Virtual Tour

JOHNSON CITY — East Tennessee State University’s Student Government Association is bringing its Spring 2021 Virtual Music and Comedy Tour to campus for five consecutive ... Read more | Add your comment

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Editorials

Don’t take life for granted, COVID-19 is no respecter of persons

“There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens…a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time ... Read more

by Our View, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:40 pm

Editorials

Unity needed in America and in churches

To the Editor: According to www.Christianheadlines.com a National Association of Evangelicals survey of 140 Christian evangelical leaders found that unity is the most pressing need ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:39 pm

Editorials

Writer offers thoughts on Roe v. Wade decision

To the Editor: Thank you, Republicans for giving women the right to choose with your Republican controlled United States Supreme Court during the Roe v. ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:38 pm

News

Governor Lee set for State of the State speech in February

(AP) Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is slated to give his third annual State of the State speech on Feb. 8. State lawmakers announced the date ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 12:04 pm

Elizabethton

Lady ‘Pats fight off Elizabethton charge

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR SPORTS EDITOR ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com BLUFF CITY – The Elizabethton Lady Cyclones seemed to have the perfect game plan heading into their showdown ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Monday, January 18, 2021 10:35 pm

Elizabethton

Cyclones absorb first TRC loss at hands of Patriots

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR SPORTS EDITOR ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com BLUFF CITY – The Elizabethton Cyclones had been cruising right along in Three Rivers Play working out to ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Monday, January 18, 2021 10:32 pm

Sports & Outdoors

Lady Rangers rally for the win, boys fall short

BY CY PETERS Although the Unaka gym was mostly empty on Friday night, the crowd made enough noise that the neighbors would have thought the ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Monday, January 18, 2021 10:29 pm

News

Tennessee governor faces criticism for approach to virus

By KIMBERLEE KRUESI Associated Press NASHVILLE (AP) — As their state faced one of its toughest months of the pandemic, Tennesseans watched Gov. Bill Lee’s ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Monday, January 18, 2021 12:51 pm

News

Baby giraffe dies shortly after birth at Nashville Zoo

NASHVILLE (AP) — A giraffe died shortly after it was born at the Nashville Zoo, the zoo said. Complications developed when the calf’s mother, Nasha, ... Read more

by AP News Wire Reports, Monday, January 18, 2021 12:50 pm

Local news

Montgomery completes lineman certification training program

Elizabethton Electric Department Employee Brandon Montgomery recently completed the lineman certification training program as part of the Tennessee Valley Public Association (TVPPA) guidelines. The program consists of: ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, January 15, 2021 4:53 pm

Editorials

Locally, COVID-19 vaccine’s rollout has been bumpy

The push to develop vaccines for COVID-19 was called Operation Warp Speed, but the delivery of two vaccines approved so far might be called Operation ... Read more

by Our View, Friday, January 15, 2021 3:58 pm

Editorials

Writer claims climate change scam by UN

To the Editor: Thanks to the Elizabethton Star and Carter County Register of Deeds for letting us know about a property deed scam. A company ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, January 15, 2021 3:56 pm

Editorials

Writer shares thoughts on Jan. 6 riot at Capitol

To the Editor: I would like to pay tribute to Brian Sicknick, the Capitol Hill policeman who died from being hit in the head with ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, January 15, 2021 3:52 pm

Editorials

Choices in election beliefs

To the Editor: We all know that democratically elected officials are those that receive the most eligible votes under conditions that show no significant evidence ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, January 15, 2021 3:49 pm

Local news

Dale Fair promoted to Chairman of Board at Bank of Tennessee; Summers named VC

William B. Greene Jr., Chairman of BancTenn Corp, and the Board of directors of Bank of Tennessee announced the initial phase of the company’s Executive Management succession plan. ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, January 15, 2021 2:10 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, Friday, January 15, 2021 1:49 pm

Local news

ECE sets ‘ambitious’ goal that could add students at Milligan U.

Celebrating seven years this month of providing college scholarships to a demographic comprised of DREAM’ers and DACA students, Equal Chance for Education, which has several students ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, January 15, 2021 1:47 pm

Local news

Dr. Randa Dunlap receives Early Childhood Ed. Award

University of South Carolina Assistant Professor Dr. Randa Dunlap was presented the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators Dissertation award at the annual National ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, January 15, 2021 1:45 pm

Brains and Brawn

Paul and the two little pencils

BY ALEX CAMPBELL Dear Readers, I want to thank everyone for the positive feedback on the first article. So many wanted to share a story ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, January 15, 2021 1:11 pm

Outdoors

East Tennessee Outdoors… 2020 Deer Harvest Results

BY DANNY BLEVINS STAR CORRESPONDENT The 2020 deer season has come to a close, and it is time to look at the numbers for the ... Read more

by Danny Blevins, Friday, January 15, 2021 1:07 pm

Church News

Church Briefs

New Liberty The Randy and Darlene Hardin Family will provide special music during the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday at New Liberty Free Will Baptist ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Friday, January 15, 2021 12:40 pm

Happy Valley

Lady Patriots too much for HV

BY ALLEN LAMOUNTAIN STAR CORRESPONDENT Sullivan East came out firing from long range on Wednesday evening at Bayless gymnasium connecting on five first period trey’s ... Read more

by Allen LaMountain, Thursday, January 14, 2021 10:08 pm

High School Sports

Sites selected for 2021-22 golf and girls’ soccer championships

CONTRIBUTED BY TSSAA The TSSAA Board of Control held a virtual meeting on Thursday, January 14. Among the agenda items addressed, the Board reviewed bids ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Thursday, January 14, 2021 10:05 pm

Local news

Elizabethton City Council meets in January session

BY IVAN SANDERS STAR STAFF ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com The Elizabethton City Council held its regularly-scheduled January meeting on Thursday virtually through Zoom as the Council addressed both ... Read more

by Ivan Sanders, Thursday, January 14, 2021 9:07 pm

Local news

Appointments can be booked online for COVID-19 vaccine

Northeast Region County Health Departments are now booking appointments for individuals in Phases 1a1, 1a2, and 1b of the Tennessee COVID-19 Vaccination Plan and those ... Read more

by Contributed Content, Thursday, January 14, 2021 4:22 pm