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Fisherman finds body in Oak Grove Lake

Fisherman finds body in Oak Grove Lake

Sheriffs say a local fisherman found the body of a man at the Oak Grove Lake in Grainger County.

Grainger County deputies arrived on scene in Bean Station to begin investigating the death of the 44-year-old man from Russellville.  The coroner pronounced the man dead at the scene.

Authorities say they are withholding name of the individual and his cause of death until further investigation.

 

 

 

Arraignment set for Tater Valley Rd. stabbing suspect

Arraignment set for Tater Valley Rd. stabbing suspect

Grainger County Sheriffs said the court scheduled a Luttrell man's arraignment for Tuesday, August 21, after he was charged with repeatedly stabbing a man inside a home in Washburn.

On Tuesday, August 17, Jason David Brown, 34, is accused of entering 24-year-old Thomas Crass' home on Tater Valley Road and stabbing him multiple times.

Sheriffs also said Brown is accused of slashing Angela Bunch, 21, across her arm, while she was trying to pull him from Crass.  Bunch had an intimate relationship with Brown in the past.

Tennessee's tastiest tap water found in Maynardville

Tennessee's tastiest tap water found in Maynardville

Drinking out of the tap never tasted so good, at least for those living in Maynardville.

Out of 12 regions across the state, the small town can now boast it has the tastiest drinking water in the state.

Judges voted Maynardville number one out of about 230 water utilities across Tennessee. Each water entry was tested for clarity, smell and of course taste.

This is the first time Maynardville has won the state contest, but its water is used to getting awards. It has won the regional contest for the tastiest water four out of five years.

Rutledge man accused of shooting wife in face

Rutledge man accused of shooting wife in face

A man accused of shooting his wife during an argument, then leading police on a six-hour standoff, has been arrested, the Grainger County sheriff said.

Samuel Thompson, 44, is accused of shooting his wife in the face as she fled their home on Roach Rd. in Rutledge on Saturday, according to Sheriff Scott Layel.

Thompson barricaded himself in the home, refused to negotiate with officers, and fired at least 15 rounds within the home using two guns, Layel said.

The Bryan House

The Bryan House

If you know anything about Rutledge then you probably know the Doc Bryan house.  Located squarely in the middle of this charming town is this stately house that was his home from 1937 until his death in 2003.  Built in 1869 by a "carpetbagger" named Michael Goldman, the house cost $1000 to build.  The house was purchased by Dr. L. C. Bryan in 1937 for $1,100 after sitting vacant and abandoned for many years.  

HomeGrown: Jeff Joslin, Actor

HomeGrown: Jeff Joslin, Actor

This summer, Jeff Joslin made it to the big screen.

"I play Tyler Perry's boss. I'm a federal prosecutor."

You could say he's come a long way from Cedar Bluff Elementary.

"We did the play "Rumpelstiltskin" and I had one line."

That was Joslin's first brush with acting, but, back then, he was more interested in sports.

"At age 6, I started playing football and that's all I wanted to do. I wanted to be a professional athlete."

Highway 127 yard sale keeps law enforcement, wrecker companies busy

Highway 127 yard sale keeps law enforcement, wrecker companies busy

As bargain shoppers flock to the annual Highway 127 yard sale, vendors aren't the only ones expecting a busy weekend.

Law enforcement and wreckers also plan for a weekend of heavy traffic and accidents.

"It took me 30 minutes to go five miles," said tower Jimmy Pritchett. His Fentress County business always sees an increase in calls during the annual yard sale weekend.

"It's lined up for miles, just bumper to bumper. You can't get on the road, you can't turn," he said.