Posts Tagged ‘tennessee’

Baby Messiah magistrate who changed baby’s name replaced

  NEWPORT, Tenn. (AP) — An East Tennessee magistrate has been replaced months after ordering a baby’s name changed from Messiah to Martin because she believes Messiah is a title held only by Jesus Christ. Lu Ann Ballew was a child support magistrate, serving at the pleasure of the chief judge of Tennessee’s fourth judicial […]

Carson-Newman University to exhibit rare illuminated Bible

First institution in Tennessee to host exhibit This fall, Carson-Newman University will join a limited number of institutions world-wide to house a rare, full-size artistic reproduction of The Saint John’s Bible, the first handwritten and illuminated Bible in 500 years.  Smithsonian Magazine has called the work “One of the extraordinary undertakings of our time.”   […]

Tenn. judge changes infant’s name from ‘Messiah’

NEWPORT, Tenn. (AP) — A judge in Tennessee changed a 7-month-old boy’s name to Martin from Messiah, saying the religious name was earned by one person and “that one person is Jesus Christ.” Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew ordered the name change last week, according to WBIR-TV. The boy’s parents were in court because […]

“Voices of the Valley” Black History performance to be at Blount County Public Library


“Voices of the Valley: Black Voices of a Company Town Called Alcoa,” a one-act play by poet and playwright, Joyce Leo, will be performed on Monday, August 20, at 7 p.m., by thespians of the Freedman Chapel CPCA in Athens, TN, led by Reverend Archie Smart.  The program will be at the Blount County Public […]

Cyclist killed near Harriman

An Andersonville man was killed when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a car on Highway 27 at Mountain View Road, about 6:30 p.m. Sunday Aug. 12. According to Trooper Mike Beaty of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Crystal Annette Lamance of Harriman was westbound on Mountain View Road attempting a left turn onto U.S. […]

UT men’s basketball head to Italy


The Tennessee basketball team left for Italy Sunday, Aug. 4,  to play four games in 10 days while making stops in Rome, The Vatican City, Florence, Pisa, the Republic of San Marino, Lake Como and Milan. Preparations for this summer’s trip not only include practices, strength training and conditioning, but include some study sessions of […]

Bad boy Tyler Bray at it again

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Well, Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray made the headlines again and it had nothing to do with football. This time it was for operating a personal watercraft (PWC) without a permit,  and in a reckless fashion on Tellico Lake. The incident happened on July 4. Bray made an agreement in Loudon County General Sessions Court on […]

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