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Man charged with raping juvenile at Athens park Wednesday

ATHENS, Tenn. — A man faces rape charges in Athens after police say he grabbed a juvenile at Prof Powers Park and assaulted him in a bathroom Wednesday night. Police say the boy's sister managed to get a photo of the suspect's license plate, which ultimately led to his arrest.
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Low bond controversy for school threat suspect

CLEVELAND, Tennessee (WDEF) – Public concern over a man arrested for making violent threats has prompted law enforcement to take further steps against him. Cleveland Police got a tip on Thursday that Tyler Durham was threats of mass violence on social media. They went to his home, conducted an...
CLEVELAND, TN
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Nonprofit uses horses to help people heal from trauma

ROANE COUNTY, Tenn. — Animals can have therapeutic powers, which is why a nonprofit in Roane County uses horses to help people heal. Mane Support in Rockwood is a group focused on guiding others through grief. Kim Henry, the founder of Mane Support, says she has always felt a...
ROANE COUNTY, TN
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Bilbo Award Winners Announced

Lee University’s Helen DeVos College of Education recently named Kayla Evans, Olivia Swartzel, and Sarah Wade the recipients of the Dr. Jimmy W. Bilbo Excellence in Student Teaching Award. The award is given in memory of Dr. Jimmy W. Bilbo who was instrumental in developing and leading Lee’s Teacher Education Program for 35 years.
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Ella Ruth Lampkin Bayless, Nashville (formerly of Rockwood)

Mrs. Ella Ruth Lampkin Bayless, age 90, a resident of Nashville, Tennessee, and former longtime resident of Rockwood, Tennessee passed away peacefully on May 20, 2022, at her home at Brookdale Green Hills Cumberland in Nashville. She was born March 21, 1932, the daughter of Dewey T. and Rosa Kate...
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Man charged with rape in McMinn County after authorities say he sexually assaulted a juvenile in an Athens park

ATHENS, Tenn. — A man in McMinn County was charged with rape Wednesday after authorities said he had oral sex with a juvenile in an Athens park. They said a juvenile male was walking with a group from an Athens school. Other juveniles wanted to go to a person's house, but the male did not so he said he went to Knox Park instead. He said he was sitting at a picnic table when a silver car that was circling the parking lot several times parked.
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