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WYMT News reports
A Knox County man was arrested after police allege he violated an emergency protection order and was found with what they believe to be methamphetamine.
Police said they were looking for Orville Wayne Brock after they responded to a domestic violence order violation at a home in Swan Hill.
Police found Brock driving and pulled him over. That is when they said they found several small baggies of meth.
Brock is in the Knox County Jail. He faces several charges including trafficking in a controlled substance and driving on a suspended license.
Local 8 News reports
A threat involving a gun on social media led to a lockdown at a Union County School Thursday .
Officials said a former student posted a picture of a gun, saying he’d be “firing this down the halls tomorrow.”
The sheriff’s office does not take that kind of talk lightly, and they initiated a lockdown at the school to make sure everyone was safe. They then went to the former student’s home and arrested him.
Deputies didn’t find any guns at the home, and they said they think the picture of the gun came from the internet.
One parent said they were very scared when they dropped their child off and saw multiple cruisers from the sheriff’s department.
That parent, who did not want to be identified, said, “I thought that was the last time I’d get to see my kid. It’s very scary. It makes you scared. It makes you consider homeschooling.”
The school reported all students were safe. Classes went back to normal around 10 a.m. Thursday.
The former student who is suspected of being behind the threats went to the school two years ago.
The Daily News reports
The Middlesboro Mall will soon be transformed into a treasure chest full of prizes, refreshments and family fun as it prepares to celebrate its 34th anniversary this Saturday.
Each year several residents of the community look forward to the mall’s special anniversary event, which serves as a token of appreciation to its many loyal customers. Complete with countless valuable door prizes and free refreshments, the event is certainly one many are sure to mark in their calendars.
This year the door prizes are certain to be as impressive as ever, with over $2,000 worth of gift cards and valuables to be given away, which coordinates exceptionally well with the annual theme being “A Treasure Chest of Prizes.”
Registration for the door prizes will begin at 10 a.m. in the mall’s center court and anyone wishing to have their name entered and must register by 1 p.m. and be present at the time of the drawing.
The final Levitt Amp concert took place last night in downtown Middlesboro with the 3rd largest turnout for the season. Locals enjoyed an evening of free music and free food.
Discover Downtown Middlesboro isn’t wasting anytime to apply for another grant for next season. Jon Grace, executive director of the Bell County Tourism office, lent his hand in preparing the application to the Levitt Foundation. The voting process will begin Nov. 1st for cities to see if they will be selected for the $25,000 matching grant. Middlesboro has received the grant for three years in a row and are hoping that to be selected for 2018.
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