Despite canceling in-person services, First Presbyterian Church in Lenoir City plans on continuing its community garden.

Small churches in the area are facing financial struggles as COVID-19 continues to limit face-to-face interactions.

Gov. Bill Lee has issued a two-week statewide “safer at home” advisory in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19.

With Loudon County and Lenoir City schools heeding Gov. Bill Lee’s guidance in suspending classes through April 24, educators are ironing out plans for the remainder of the spring semester.

A story published in the March 25 edition of the News-Herald, “County, cities a united front,” contained an error. Loudon Fire Department continues to respond to lift assist calls.

A petition against Loudon County Commissioner Julia Hurley was filed Thursday in Loudon County Chancery Court by 9th Judicial District Attorney General Russell Johnson in an effort to end a months-long dispute over her residency.

A consolidation agreement between Martel Utility District and Lenoir City Utilities Board could soon be in place months after both sides started talking.

Animals in Loudon County are being negatively impacted by the trickle down effect of COVID-19, and people are doing what they can to help.

After being dispatched to a hit and run accident Sunday in Lenoir City, Loudon County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Keith Swinney arrested a Lenoir City woman on various charges.

Patients and families of patients at Fort Loudoun Medical Center and other regional Covenant Health facilities are now experiencing “unwanted changes” in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Several members of the community are helping health care workers one new mask at a time.

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Lenoir City Utilities Board and Loudon Utilities Board have devised plans designed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and keep employees and customers healthy.

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Since Thursday, local residents have likely seen stuffed animals of various sizes in yards, porches and windows.

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Local restaurant owners are doing everything they can to stay safe but maintain business after dining areas were ordered closed.

COVID-19 has pushed churches all over Loudon County to shut their doors to the public, but many leaders are doing what they can to keep the spirit alive in their congregations in a time where face-to-face interactions are limited.

Lenoir City Council on Monday adopted the Families First Coronavirus Response Act policy.

Nine Lenoir City High School students took home first-, second- and third-place titles recently during the 19th annual East Tennessee History Day regional competition at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

With the cut of a ribbon, River Grove Health and Rehabilitation Center representatives showcased to the community $1.5 million in upgrades to the Loudon facility.

Loudon City Council on Monday considered ways to help local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Mid-East Community Action Agency continues to help Loudon County residents in need with its commodity food distribution.

The Tennessee Department of Health east regional office has launched an informational line for residents and health care providers to call with questions or concerns about COVID-19.

Matlock Bend Landfill operator Santek Waste Services has reported continuation of good behaviors to stay in the good graces of Loudon County Solid Waste Disposal Commission.


Blairland Baptist Church members tried to do their part over the weekend for a community in need.


Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day is nationally recognized by many STEM-related organizations and agencies in order to promote the presence of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers.


With students out of the classroom at least through April 3, educators from both school districts have worked to provide meals so students don’t go without during this unexpected break.

The Loudon County Boys & Girls Club in Lenoir City aims to provide affordable services to families whose children are out of school at least through April 3.

The mayors of Loudon County, Lenoir City and Loudon stood together Monday to answer questions about the COVID-19 pandemic and its local impact.

A Lenoir City woman hospitalized at the University of Tennessee Medical Center for stabbing herself after killing her 3-year-son son died last week.


Women came together for most of Saturday at First Baptist Church in Lenoir City in hopes of getting better prepared for self-defense.


Through the rest of March, Fort Loudoun Middle School students are displaying their art skills as the Loudon County Visitors Bureau’s artist of the month.

The peas are in the ground. That statement should have exclamation points after it and stars surrounding it. Getting the first furrows dug in the garden and dropping shriveled peas into the good black earth marks the beginning of another year of gardening.

Gospel hymns carried through Old Time Gospel Baptist Church’s sanctuary Friday as members finished a weeklong revival that the Rev. Junior Ward hopes got them ready to continue serving the Lord.

Amberlee Zeller of Lenoir City was recently named to the Reinhardt University dean’s list for the fall semester. To be eligible, a student must take at least 12 hours and have a grade-point average of 3.5-3.99, with no grade less than a B.


Jen McMahon, CEO and co-founder of Century Harvest Farms Foundation, never thought she would end up in rural East Tennessee, but always knew she was meant to help people.

American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts in Loudon County are gearing up for the second Loudon County Veterans Resources and Job Fair Program.


Loudon County officials and school systems are taking proactive steps to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

Lenoir City Utilities Board met Monday at the Lenoir City Municipal Building to discuss tentative prevention plans against the coronavirus.

A man is facing an aggravated assault charge after law enforcement responded to a stabbing Saturday at a residence in Lenoir City.

A Lenoir City woman faces five charges after her 3-year-old son was found dead with multiple stab wounds March 11 at McGhee Square Apartments.

Loudon County Habitat for Humanity celebrated the 2020 Women Build House with a groundbreaking ceremony Friday in Lenoir City.

Kindness was a first priority at Lenoir City Elementary School recently during The Great Kindness Challenge.

Loudon Utilities Board could make changes to policies affecting personnel.

Loudon County Board of Education for the second straight year stayed local for the district’s annual retreat Friday at Loudon County Technology Center.

Men of all ages gathered Friday for “Feast and Fuel” at Two Rivers Church in Lenoir City.