Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5150 members, from left, Ron Hutson, Bill Stuart and James Lukaszewicz help distribute Buddy Poppies Nov. 8-9 at Walmart in Lenoir City. Funds will go to the VFW's post-relief fund and will be used to support veterans and their families. Two major recipients are…

For 30 hours a week, Loudon County Veteran Service Officer Alvin Wagner is committed to helping 964 local veterans who are receiving benefits and/or compensation.

Inside the main office of Loudon County Baptist Association sits a Christmas tree decorated with tags containing the name of a child needing help at the holidays.

Holiday classics, like turkey and pumpkin pie, lined the serving table at North Lenoir Church of God’s Thanksgiving feast Sunday afternoon.

Lenoir City Board of Education decided Monday during a called meeting and workshop to move forward with refinancing its debt.

A Lenoir City man is dead after a one-car wreck Nov. 13 on Hickory Creek Road.

Emergency personnel and first responders hit the water early Saturday morning to conduct a search-and-rescue simulation for a missing boater on Tellico Lake, but there was a new addition to the annual drill.

With the open enrollment deadline for health insurance nearing, finding the best plan and insurance provider requires urgency.

Loudon County Mayor Buddy “Rollen” Bradshaw, Loudon Mayor Jeff Harris and Lenoir City Mayor Tony Aikens attended Loudon County Solid Waste Disposal Commission’s Nov. 12 meeting to settle on a process for the commission and its stakeholders to pay for invoices.

Loudon County Board of Education officially has a new director of schools.

Discussion Monday lasting nearly two hours between Loudon County Commission, government officials and residents centered on where to build a new courthouse annex.

Loudon City Council’s Monday meeting took a turn when Councilman Tim Brewster asked council to refuse the Loudon County Solid Waste Disposal Commission’s extended contract with Santek Waste Services since mud and debris continues to be tracked on the road from Matlock Bend Landfill.

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The second annual Run LoCo marathon and half-marathon is mere weeks away and coordinators are hoping for a big turnout.

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Lenoir City elementary and intermediate/middle schools teachers and principals gathered at a roundtable Nov. 13 with representatives from the Knowledge Matters Campaign as part of a national tour to engage with schools that have made a change in curriculum.

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ACT scores released recently by the Tennessee Department of Education show a decline locally from last year.

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A recent decision to close Trinity Health & Rehabilitation Center, formerly known as Baptist Health Care Center, in Lenoir City has required families to make a quick choice on where to place loved ones.

For the past few months, Beals Chapel Baptist Church’s new pastor, Hoss Hunt, has taken to the pulpit Sunday mornings and evenings and Wednesday nights.

We waited as long as we could, but when we were looking at overnight lows in the upper 20s, followed this week by even colder temperatures, we decided it was time.

Equestrians from the county and beyond galloped into Horse Haven’s rings, dotted with obstacles, for the horse rescue organization’s Obstacle Challenge event Sunday.

The Historic Downtown Lenoir City Merchants Association, Lose Design representatives and Lenoir City Council gathered Nov. 6 at Roane State Community College to discuss a potential feature that could complement downtown’s new streetscapes.

After opposing details in a contract for Loudon County Interim Director of Schools Michael Garren last month, Loudon County Board of Education member Kim Bridges stuck to her position last week during a workshop and again stressed bringing down the salary.

Food, yard games and networking made up Friday’s parking lot picnic hosted by Paramount Title LLC in an effort to celebrate neighboring businesses.

Lenoir City Mayor Tony Aikens, U.S. Secret Service senior special agent Jeffrey Wallace and Tennessee Highway Patrol Criminal Investigations Sgt. Dan Morton attempted to ease residents’ worries about fraudulent activity Thursday at the War Memorial Building.

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With hardly a cloud in the sky, crowds gathered Monday morning in front of the Loudon County Courthouse lawn to honor the men and women who have served their country.

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Food given to First Baptist Church in Tellico Village should go a long way toward feeding local children in need.

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Competition was fierce for Lenoir City High School engineering students at the Oct. 24 University of Tennessee’s Engineering Day.

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Drivers passing through downtown Lenoir City should see a project starting to take shape.

Parents gathered in Central United Methodist Church’s pavilion Sunday afternoon in hopes of gaining a deeper understanding of the potential dangers technology poses.

The occasional horn from a large vehicle could be heard Saturday as families made their way around the New Providence Baptist Church parking lot.

Morganton Road was crowded with vendors, local stores stayed open later than usual and the Greenback Depot was filled with music and dancing to commemorate the annual Greenback Fall Festival.

A towering, inflatable Frankenstein sat in ADESA Knoxville’s front lobby last week, overlooking four barrels waiting to be filled with canned goods for a Second Harvest of East Tennessee food drive before Thanksgiving.

Lenoir City Animal Clinic kicked off its first pet food drive for Four Paws Food Pantry on Friday in hopes of helping the organization cater to more pets.

With Lyric Theatre Company’s “Clue: On Stage” showcased over the weekend, and Last Call Theatre Company’s “All Through the House” coming in December, the two groups have been avidly working to better connect with the community.

After much discussion, Loudon County Commission said “no” in a split vote to a request Monday from Loudon County Property Assessor Mike Campbell.

A little more than a year ago, Matthew and Alix Russell received news they didn’t want to hear.

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Local businesses can now hire Lenoir City High School students through a link that leads employers to a short Google application.

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Fort Loudoun Middle School was recently announced as a model school by the Tennessee Behavior Supports Project from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

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Placing a decal on the rear window on the driver’s side of a vehicle and putting a folder containing medical and personal information inside a glove compartment can save a life.

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Good Samaritan Center of Loudon County recently received a $49,750 grant from Trinity Health Foundation of East Tennessee to provide dental help to needy residents.

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Although the sun wasn’t up, upbeat music echoed in the Lenoir City Elementary School gymnasium Friday as students exercised to help get ready for learning.

In a story published in the Oct. 23 edition of the News-Herald, “Remembering all the victims,” the phone number for Iva’s Place was not fully listed. The phone number is 865-816-3481.