News Center 22 10/20/17

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Local 8 News reports

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that killed a Morristown man after a chase involving the Hamblen County Sheriff’s Office.

Michael Joyce, 27, died in a crash near 5036 Cameron Road in Morristown at 8:39 p.m. Tuesday.

According to the preliminary report by THP, Joyce’s 2005 Chevy Malibu was traveling southbound on Cameron Road while being chased by deputies with the Hamblen County Sheriff’s Office.

THP said Joyce’s car topped a hill and lost control then ran off the left side of the road before turning sideways and sliding across the road again, leaving the right side of the road. Reports say his car landed in a field, rolled over one time and threw him from the car.

THP investigators say Joyce was not wearing a seat belt. Criminal charges are not being considered, according to the THP report.

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The Daily News reports

Discover Downtown Middlesboro representatives Jill West and David Whitlock recently awarded Cody Fee, a Middlesboro native and student at the University of Kentucky, with a scholarship. Fee is studying Media Arts Production at Kentucky and helped DDM promote the Farmer’s Market and the Levitt AMP Middlesboro Music Series through graphic design and videography projects. The board of Discover Downtown Middlesboro is thankful for the many volunteers, like Cody Fee, that helped make this year’s Farmer’s Market and Levitt AMP Music Series a huge success.

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Blue Diamond Industries recently made a donation to Discover Downtown Middlesboro in support of the continued revitalization of the downtown area. DDM, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, seeks to restore, grow, enhance and maintain the historic downtown Middlesboro area. Blue Diamond supports their efforts and the Middlesboro community. Blue Diamond is one of the largest employers in Middlesboro, providing around 85 jobs, and is well-known in the plastic pipe industry. Through their sponsorship of the Levitt AMP Middlesboro Music Series and with this donation, they are excited to see more projects and restoration to the downtown area. The Board of Discover Downtown Middlesboro is grateful for the support, assistance, and encouragement of Blue Diamond Industries.

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Also from the Daily News

It’s Beastie Bash Auction and Fundraiser time again, Friends of the Bell County Animal Shelter’s biggest of the year. Mark your calendars now for Nov. 11. The bash takes place at the Pine Mountain State Park and Lodge in Pineville. The fun kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour and item viewing. A buffet dinner will be served prior to both a silent and live auction. Lawrence McGeorge, principal broker at Tri-State Reality and auctioneer at Auction 58, will once again be the auctioneer. There is never a dull moment whether he is auctioning off a gourmet dinner for four, a beautifully handcrafted basket, airplane rides or any one of many sought after items graciously donated by area businesses and professionals. Due to limited seating, tickets must be purchased by Nov. 5.

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Updated: October 19, 2017 — 7:42 PM
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