Del Rio, TN

Bystander pulls person from car fire in Morristown

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (WVLT) - A bystander pulled a person from a car that was on fire, Friday, according to officials with the Morristown Emergency and Rescue Squad. “The patient was down the hillside where emergency personnel were working on the patient when the fuel tank ruptured sending fire all around and endangering the emergency personnel as well as cutting off their main route back up an embankment through thick woods and where other emergency personnel were arriving,” officials said. “Fire extinguishers were used to push the fire back momentarily until Fire arrived on scene.”
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Vehicle fire at MVC endangers Tenn. patient, EMS providers

HAMBLEN COUNTY, Tenn. — Morristown Rescue and a number of other agencies rescued a patient and EMS personnel after a vehicle fire ignited at the site of a multi-vehicle crash Friday evening. EMS providers responded to the crash where a patient was trapped in their burning vehicle, WBIR reported....
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3 Crockett seniors sign to cheer, play football at Tusculum University

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (WJHL) — Three seniors at David Crockett High School have signed their intent to continue their athletic careers in Northeast Tennessee. Allison Silvers and Madison Silvers both signed to cheer for Tusculum University in the fall. In addition, senior Dominic Hopper will join the Tusculum football team.

Leicester Gets New Fire Station

Leicester – It was 1978 when the Leicester Fire Department, with an all-volunteer staff, moved to a new facility on Leicester Highway. Now, 45 years later, the department, once again, has a new home. Times have changed since that last move, but one thing remains, the dedication of the...

‘Puddles of Blood’ Found at Scene After Tennessee Teen Allegedly Used a Hammer in Double Murders of 7-Year-Old and Grandma

A 16-year-old boy in Tennessee has been charged with two counts of murder in the first degree over a brutal double killing earlier this year. Earlier this month, Judge Kenneth Bailey issued a gag order in the case in response to a defense request for additional details to be withheld from the public. Court proceedings are also not public, according to Johnson City, Tenn. ABC and CBS affiliate WJHL. Due to his age, the suspect has not been named, but prosecutors signaled their intent to try him as an adult.
Smoky Mountain News

Waynesville rally for Roe is a sign of things to come

As it often does, the Historic Haywood Courthouse played host to a rally on May 14 that drew about 50 people, an equal number of signs and a small contingent of counterdemonstrators. Unlike in recent years, it wasn’t a rally supporting or decrying Black Lives Matter, law enforcement officers, or...

Graduating Nurses Recognized During Pinning Ceremony at Mars Hill University

Mars Hill University honored the 2022 graduates of the Judge-McRae School of Nursing during a pinning ceremony on Friday, May 13, 2022. The ceremony for this year’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) graduates was held in Moore Auditorium. The spring 2022 graduates of MHU’s pre-licensure B.S.N. program are:...

Reproductive rights rally draws crowd in Waynesville

A leaked draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court and the possibility that a landmark abortion ruling gets overturned has people protesting across the country. A reproductive rights rally in Waynesville highlighted the deep national divisions over abortion — and may be a sign of things to come, according to Stefani Potter.
Kingsport Times-News

Ramp Festival returns to Flag Pond

After a two year hiatus, the Ramp Festival made its annual return to the Flag Pond community on Saturday. Sponsored by the Flag Pond Ruritan Club, the Ramp Festival is all about the ramp - a North American species of wild onion that grows in parts of the eastern United States and Canada and is only available for a short period of time each year.
The Rogersville Review

Liberty Lumber 19 under par to win Chamber Golf Tourny, Bulls Gap player hit hole-in-one

Liberty Lumber may have walked away with the victory during Saturday's Rogersville Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament, but it was Bill Fifrick who had the shot of a lifetime. Fifrick hit a hole-in-one on the 13th hole of the McDonald Hills Golf Club playing for the City of Bulls Gap team. Fifrick, who is Bulls Gap maintenance supervisor, told the Review afterwards that was his first ever hole-in-one, and it was a "gift from God". ...