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Deputies: Preacher tried to sell pills to undercover officers


Undercover officers said they busted an Anderson County preacher for trying to sell drugs to them in Morgan County.

Deputies said they caught Genesis Hawkins through an undercover drug operation in Oliver Springs. Hawkins and the deputy had set up a meeting to buy 60 pills of hydrocodone on Tuesday, but when he arrived, he had only 40 pills.

Authorities charged Hawkins for possession of hydrocodone for resale, according to the Morgan County Sheriff's Office.


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Cheerleaders bring prayers back to the football field


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EDITOR'S NOTE: Originally we reported that the ruling/letter came from TSSAA. It actually came from the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee.

Mother, boyfriend charged with Morgan Co. toddler's death


A Morgan County mother and her boyfriend are now accused of murdering her 17-month-old son.

On Monday, a grand jury indicted Amanda Beaty and Rodger Dale Prince on 1st degree murder charges in the death of Levi Ryan Beaty.

Investigators said Levi died on June 1, 2014, as the result of child abuse or neglect.

Pair wanted for questioning in Campbell Co. murder investigation


The Campbell County Sheriff's Office and TBI are looking for two people, wanted for questioning in the murder of a Knoxville man.

The body of Kenneth G. Koster, 45, of Knoxville, was found early Monday morning near a home on Enix Lane. Investigators said Wednesday that Foster was murdered.

Now, investigators want to talk to James Bradley Phillips, 43, and Monica Leigh-Ann Briggs, 36. The two are considered armed and dangerous.

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Knoxville man found dead in Campbell Co. was murdered


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Authorities have identified the man found dead near a Campbell County home earlier this week.

Dozens of trees down, Oneida in clean-up mode after storms


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(WBIR-Oneida) Residents in Oneida spent Wednesday cleaning up damage from storms that snapped dozens of trees and knocked out power to some of the area.

6 elk hunt participants selected for 2014


JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - Six hunters have been selected to hunt elk this year in Tennessee.

According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, more than 9,500 people applied for this year's hunt.

The four adult hunters selected through a computer drawing are Clay Oldham of Hartsville, Audie Lee Schrimsher of Maryville, Larry R. Dunn of Baxter and Jimmy Dean Rogers of Jefferson City.