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July 23, 1959 – June 24, 2020 Mrs. Darleina Kay Blocker, age 60, a resident of Columbia, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.   A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 12PM at Heritage Funeral Home with Robert Palmer officiating.Continue Reading

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner, Dr. Lisa Piercey, spoke with WATE 6 On Your Side on Thursday about the rising case count, hospital capacity and best practices for slowing the spread of COVID-19 in the state. The state’s top doctor believes looking at case totals, alone,Continue Reading

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued an AMBER Alert early Friday morning for a nine-month-old girl who investigators said was “forcibly taken” from Lawrenceburg. According to investigators, Braelee Rayne Trapp was taken Thursday night around 7 p.m. by Tony Lynn Lanier, Sr., 44. The TBI said the two were believedContinue Reading

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Lee filled vacancies Thursday on a Tennessee panel considering whether the Capitol’s bust of Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest should be moved or changed. Lee announced Logan Hampton, president of historically Black Lane College, will serve on the Capitol Commission. Finance Commissioner ButchContinue Reading

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee senior offensive lineman Trey Smith was named to the Sporting News’ 2020 Preseason All-America first team, as announced by the organization on Thursday. Smith is coming off a dominant junior campaign in which he helped lead the Vols to six consecutive victories to end the season, including a thrillingContinue Reading

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It may not be the conventional walk across the stage and receiving a diploma in front family and friends, but Columbia State is creating an avenue for graduates to have a version of commencement. Columbia State will celebrate the Spring 2020 graduates by hosting a “Drive-Through” Parade. Graduates will receiveContinue Reading