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East Tennessee hardware store puts up 'No Gays Allowed' sign


UPDATE: WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015: A new sign has been posted at Amyx Hardware & Roofing Supplies in Grainger County.

The sign reads, "We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who would violate our rights of freedom of speech & freedom of religion."

The sign bears the signature of the store's owner Jeff Amyx.

We'll have more on this story later today on 10News and WBIR.com.

Volunteers renovate East Tenn. veteran's home


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(WBIR- Union County) Volunteers from several states gathered in Union County this weekend to renovate a veteran's home after he had his leg amputated.

Fire destroys historic building in Sharps Chapel


A fire destroyed one of the few historic landmarks in Sharps Chapel early Friday morning.

More than 50 percent of the two-story wooden building was ablaze when crews from the Sharps Chapel Volunteer Fire Department arrived at the scene on 105 Dr. Davis Road shortly before 2 a.m. Firefighters spent more than three hours battling the fire, which burned down the home.

Two vehicles strike and kill man in Bean Station


A man died after he was struck and killed by two vehicles in Bean Station Thursday morning, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

The two vehicles were traveling southbound on Highway 11 near Main Street and struck Paul T. Hogsed, 50, of Bean Station at the intersection of Crossroads Drive shortly before 6:50 a.m. Troopers said Hogsed was walking in the right lane.

According to the THP crash report, officials aren't pressing any charges.


Dogs rescued from hoarding situation almost ready to adopt


Animal shelters across the southeast are stepping in to help more than 100 dogs rescued in Union County.

The dogs were seized from what shelter workers called a hoarding situation last week, and taken to the Union County Humane Society, where workers cleaned them up and gave them medical checks. They are hoping to get them ready for adoption.

More than 80 dogs taken from Union Co. home


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MAYNARDVILLE - A Union County couple is facing animal cruelty charges after more than 80 dogs were seized from their home.

Overturned garbage truck blocks section of Maynardville Hwy.


Crews shut down part of Maynardville Highway in Union County Wednesday morning because of a crash during winter weather involving a garbage truck.

The incident happened between Hickory Valley and Sharps Chapel, on the north side of Seymour ridge.

Troopers on the scene told 10News a truck was going down the hill when it began to slide. It hit a guard rail then slid over and landed on its side.

The driver was a little shaken up, but did not go to the hospital. No other vehicles were involved.