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Big South Fork storytelling festival hits 20th year

Big South Fork storytelling festival hits 20th year

For two decades, thousands of people have traveled to Big South Fork to be spooked at the nationally known, Haunting in the Hills storytelling festival.

The event attracts around 3,000 people each year to its site near the Fentress and Scott County line. There, hundreds of attendees sleep overnight in the nearby Bandy Creek Campground.

National Park Service Superintendent Niki Stephanie Nicholas said it is an event they would like to see even grow more in the future.

"Stories must be told, or they are lost", she said.

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Sunbright principal suspended for "excessive" paddling of a student

Sunbright principal suspended for "excessive" paddling of a student

The principal of a Morgan County School has been suspended indefinitely without pay after "excessive" paddling of a student.

According to Dr. Edd Diden, Morgan County's Director of Schools, a complaint was made about Sunbright principal Dr. Elizabeth Boyd, and her use of corporal punishment on a kindergarten student.

Petros man charged with raping a child

Petros man charged with raping a child

A Morgan County man faces charges of raping a toddler.

On Monday evening, a Morgan County Sheriff's sergeant went to investigate a report of sexual assault at a Petros home.

Michael Bolden, 35, was arrested and charged with aggravated rape of a child.

The 2-year-old child involved in the incident was the same child hit by a pickup truck in Petros last Thursday.

Authorities are holding Bolden in the Morgan County Jail on a $100-thousand dollar bond.

His arraignment is set for Thursday.

Alternative learning center opens in Jellico

Alternative learning center opens in Jellico

Campbell County now has a new school.

Leaders cut the ribbon on East LaFollette Learning Center Tuesday.

It's an alternative learning center in Jellico, but even before the official opening, students used the site to learn.

Trade students actually helped in the construction process, doing things like securing new windows and doors.

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East Tenn remembers victims on 9/11 anniversary

East Tenn remembers victims on 9/11 anniversary

It will be a somber day Tuesday as we mark the 11th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

From Ground Zero, to the Pentagon, to a tranquil field in Pennsylvania, thousands will gather to remember those they lost. Nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks.

President Obama has proclaimed Tuesday "Patriot Day" and the "National Day of Service and Remembrance."

Thousands of Tennesseans have fought for our country since the 9/11 attacks.

Marina fire destroys dozens of boats; arson not suspected

Marina fire destroys dozens of boats; arson not suspected

Part of a large marina in Campbell County now sits underwater after an early morning fire destroyed a dock and dozens of boats.

Crews received an emergency call Monday at around 3:50 a.m. for a large fire at the Springs Dock Resort and Marina a few miles east of LaFollette.

Nobody was hurt in the fire, but it caused extensive property damage.  The blaze destroyed 58 boats and slips at the marina.

Scott Co. to welcome new military unit to armory

Scott Co. to welcome new military unit to armory

A new military unit is setting up shop in a rural East Tennessee community.

Saturday, Scott County residents will welcome the 252nd Military Police Company to the county's national guard armory. The 252nd Military Police Company comes from Louisville. It replaces the 278th Armored Regiment Calvary, which combined with a sister unit in Jamestown.