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Liquor referendums stir debate in Scott Co. cities

Liquor referendums stir debate in Scott Co. cities

Some people believe liquor sales are good for the economy; others think hard spirits are harmful to communities.  Residents of two Scott County cities are debating the matter right now.

"This town...if they want jobs or money to come in here...bring in jobs," said Derita Long, who is against liquor sales.

"We need the taxes, the revenue.  We need all the help we can get over here," said Mark Sexton, a supporter of liquor sales.

Huntsville and Winfield will vote on two liquor items November 6.

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Clinton Fed Ex driver was delivering drugs along with packages

Clinton Fed Ex driver was delivering drugs along with packages

The Campbell County Sheriff said the arrest of a Fed Ex delivery man came after accusations that Dabney peddling narcotics as well as packages.

Sheriff Robbie Goins said undercover investigators arranged to meet with Chris Cole Dabney, 47, of Clinton, to buy drugs.

Officers arrested Dabney on the spot.  He admitted to being in possession of narcotics and distributing them while on his FedEx route, twice a week for an undetermined amount of time.

In the delivery van, police found cash and what they think are morphine pills.

Angels of Hope helps cancer patients

Angels of Hope helps cancer patients

Hundreds of East Tennessee cancer patients benefit from a volunteer effort to help them around the holidays.

"This says love is all you need," reads a hand made pillow case.

Love motivated UT Medical Oncologist Dr. Susan Huntsinger to start a program to help the cancer patients she treats.

"To be able to do this for them and give them just that little bit of spark that little bit of hope is just a wonderful thing," she said.

She realized the holidays can be especially difficult for her patients.

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Missing Morgan Co. man hasn't been seen since Sept. 9

Missing Morgan Co. man hasn't been seen since Sept. 9

The Morgan County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in finding a missing elderly man.

Junior McCann, 79, is from the Gobey area of Morgan County.  He has not been seen since September 9.  Investigators don't have any information about where he may be or how he may have gotten there.

McCann is a white male, 5'5" tall, 125 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.  He was last seen wearing a blue, uniform-type button down shirt with the name "JR" on the right chest, and a pair of dark blue pants.

Mayor: Scott Co. Hospital should reopen in mid-November

Mayor: Scott Co. Hospital should reopen in mid-November

Scott County Hospital's reopening has changed from October 1 to mid-November because of a paperwork delay.

On Monday, two weeks before the original slated opening of the 25-bed medical center, Scott County Mayor Jeff Tibbals said the hospital is still in the process of transferal to S.M. Promen from its previous owner, Health Management Associates.

Second half strikes again; Vols lose to Gators at Neyland

Second half strikes again; Vols lose to Gators at Neyland

Right up until the second half Saturday night, the incredible momentum that energized Knoxville for the past week seemed like it might be enough to carry the Tennessee Volunteers to a victory against the Florida Gators for the first time in eight meetings.

The Vols were up 14-10 in front of a sell-out crowd of more than 102,000.

 

But then the 2nd half happened to a team that's had some memorable 2nd half meltdowns in the past few years.

Then the Gators scored 27 points.