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People line streets for Veterans Day Parade in Grainger County

People line streets for Veterans Day Parade in Grainger County

People lined Rutledge Pike for Granger County's Veterans Day Parade on Saturday.

The American Legion Post 119 organized the parade, which featured bands, army vehicles and plenty of patriots.

After the parade, the group held a special Veterans Day program at Rutledge Middle School.

William Dider, a retire navy soldier, told 10News he appreciates events that support the troops.

An Open Message to Senator Lamar Alexander

An Open Message to Senator Lamar Alexander

Senator, your nation needs you.

The message sent by Tuesday night’s election is not completely clear but one thing is obvious.  The voters did not reward gridlock. The American people want their leaders to get something done. Soon.

HomeGrown: Sen. Lamar Alexander

"I'm not a Senator from Tennessee, I'm a Senator of Tennessee."

Senator Lamar Alexander is not only a familiar name in Tennessee politics, but across the country. 

"I feel lucky to be doing what I'm doing."

The Maryville native has certainly come a long way.

"I was a little mischievous."

Alexander got his first library card at age three. A year later, he started taking piano lessons at Maryville College. He practiced every morning before school after his paper deliveries.

80 year old invents anti-texting device

80 year old invents anti-texting device

A Claiborne County man has come up with an invention to make it easier to resist the temptation to text behind the wheel.

He and his wife Cledis will celebrate 60 years of marriage next month.

"My wife and I, she raised the kids and I raised the churches you know," Claude Chumley said.

He is a semi-retired baptist preacher living in New Tazewell. He served during the Korean War, later survived cancer, and then prayed for direction.

Register to Vote!

Register to Vote!

You can register to vote now thru Monday, October 8.

If you are not registered by Oct. 8 you will not be able to vote for the Presidential and State General Election scheduled for November 6.

Early Voting starts Octoctober 17 and ends November 1.

Here's a couple handy links:

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."