Matches 17,101 to 17,185 of 17,185 » Thumbnails Only
CASTLE FOR SALE: Now unused, the Schloss Zschorna sits beside its moat in Zschorna, Germany. A double-arched stone bridge right, spans the moat. For only $2.4 million, you can own this castle built in 1537 and rebuilt in 1853. There's a catch...
|17104||„E2005 NPT PHOTO BY DAVID POPIEL|
Fred Williams stands in front of his home off Washington and Third where the family has lived for about 57 years. The home is now that of daughter Emily Ball and husband, Dewey Ball.
|17105||„E2005 NPT PHOTO BY DAVID POPIEL|
You know Mack Willis at the Kenjo BP station located off Knoxville Highway. With him are employees Faye Wright, on the left, and Nola Shaver. Other employees not shown are Duretha Howard, Amy Smelcer, and Vick Wallin.
|17106||© 2003 NPT PHOTO BY STEVE BLANCHETT|
Newport Police Chief Clay Webb, center, confers with Newport Fire Chief Wayne Butler Saturday morning at the scene of a house fire which claimed the lives of a Newport couple and their three children.
|17107||© 2009 NPT PHOTO BY KATHY HEMSWORTH |
From left are Army Capt. Rob Mathis, Committee Chair Mary Keller, and Rhodes' family, including his brother, Eddie Rhodes, and mother, Evelyn Rhodes and additional relatives including aunts and uncles, and his sister-in-law, Paige Rhodes.
|17108||© 2009 NPT PHOTO BY NELSON MORAIS|
Newport Police Chief Maurice Shults attended the organizing of research parties of volunteers on Friday. Shown next to the police chief is Lisa Maxwell, mother of Megan Maxwell, who has been missing since last Sunday.
|17109||© 2010 NPT Photo by Katie Pittser|
|17110||© 2011 NPT PHOTO BY KATIE PITTSER|
Majorie Ramsey, chair of the Cocke County Democratic Women, presented Col. Charles Lewis Moore with a box of chocolates on behalf of the Democratic Women in appreciation for being the keynote speaker during the Valentines for Veterans breakfast.
|17111||© 2011 NPT PHOTO BY NELSON MORAIS|
Left to right: Judy O'Neil, Megan's grandmother; Lisa Maxwell, Megan's mother; Cocke County Sheriff Armando Fontes; Derrick Woods, lead investigator in the murder case; Stephanie Maxwell, Megan's sister; and Hollie Lane, Megan's longtime best friend.
|17112||©2003 NPT PHOTO BY JEFF MANES|
Popcorn Sutton is shown with a still display at The Hard Times Club Street Rod Show in Newport this past weekend.
|17113||©2004 NPT PHOTO by GARY BUTLER|
|17114||©2004 NPT PHOTO By KATHY HEMSWORTH|
The 2004 Cocke County Citizenship Award recipient Dr. Fred M. Valentine Jr., at right, is shown with the 2003 Cocke County Citizenship Award recipient Dr. Nathan Ford, at left. The seventh annual Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service luncheon will be he
|17115||©2009 NPT FILE PHOTO|
Johnny Ball appears in a family photo with his mother, Geneva Ball, sometime in the 1970s. This was a group photo made by the Plain Talk and I cropped the photo that was submitted by Doris Ball, Johnny's widow.
|17116||©2009 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O'NEIL|
Conner Rubright, great-grandson of Clyde and Elsie Bell, drew thunderous applause from a crowd estimated at
over 100,000 who lined the streets early Saturday morning for Gatlinburg's Fourth of July parade.
|17117||©2009 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O'NEIL |
The Bell family's float in the Gatlinburg 2009 Fourth of July parade paid tribute to Hazel Bell Kuzmaul's fame as Great Smoky Mountain National Park's "Churn Girl." Kuzmaul, now 89, reigned over her family's float in a setting with an antique churn...
|17118||©2009 NPT Photo by Duay O'Neil |
Malerie Fancher's collected pet food for her birthday gifts in an effort to help Newport Animal Shelter.
|17119||©2009 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O'NEIL|
|17120||©2009 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O'NEIL|
Luke Grooms, who operatic and Broadway musical career continues to soar, came home to Newport last week to share his vocal talents with two local audiences.
|17121||©2009 NPT PHOTO BY NELSON MORAIS |
Sheriff Claude Strange, center, is holding one of the monitors that is being placed inside each cruiser. To the left is Patrolman Andy Tritt, and to the right, Patrolman C. J. Ball.
|17122||©2009 NPT PHOTO BY NELSON MORAIS|
Over 100 people released helium-filled balloons on Friday at the Fairgrounds in honor of Megan Maxwell, 19, who disappeared April 26. Volunteers also gathered Saturday morning to conduct another
search for Maxwell.
|17123||©2009 NPT PHOTO BY NELSON MORAIS |
Loretta H. McGaha, 67, of 3235 Messer Branch Road, in Hartford, died after she and the driver, Wade Douglas Roberts, 64, of the same Hartford address, were airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center.
|17124||©2010 NPT PHOTO BY BETTY MCMILLAN|
Fred Myers and wife Norma celebrate following his victory Thursday night in the GOP race for State Executive Committeeman.
|17125||©2010 NPT PHOTO BY DAVID POPIEL|
You may have driven hundreds of times along Filbert near 5th Street and seen this boulderprotruding from the ground. Hugh Gregg Jr., 77, said it has been there for as long as he can reember. When he sees it, he remembers a terrible incident among some nei
|17126||©2010 NPT PHOTO BY GILBERT SOESBEE|
General Sessions Judge John Bell, at right, and defense attorney Gordon Ball prepare for the resumption of testimony on Wednesday in Judge Bell's trial on three counts of judicial ethics violations. The trial is expected to continue on Thursday.
|17127||©2010 NPT PHOTO BY NELSON MORAIS|
Shown left to right, are: Lisa Maxwell, Megan’s mother; Judy O’Neil, Megan’s grandmother; and Stephanie Maxwell, 17, Megan’s sister. Their T-shirts have a photograph of Megan and the words, “We Want Megan” and “Have you seen Megan?”
|17128||©2010 NPT PHOTO BY NELSON MORAIS |
Investigators with the Cocke County Sheriff's Department confirmed at a press conference on Friday that the remains of a body found Thursday by a man walking his dog, off Ponderosa Road, in a remote, wooded area in the Long Creek Community, about 15 miles
|17129||©2011 NPT PHOTO BY BETTY McMILLAN|
Macey Hance, a 2011 graduate of Cocke County High School, is the Newport Plain Talk's Calendar Girl for June. Macey is the daughter of Marlon and Lisa Hance and is sponsored by Morristown Regional Eye Center.
|17130||©2011 NPT PHOTO BY DAVID POPIEL|
Joseph Evan Shults, known by his family and friends as Evan, died Sunday night, Nov. 6, on the Old Knoxville Highway, when the 2000 Nissan Sentra he was driving, seen here, crashed into the rear of a disabled tractor-trailer.
|17131||©2011 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O'NEIL |
Robert Smith, left, and his son Brandon standing in front of the sign proclaiming the Newport Grammar School's library as the Bobby L. Smith Memorial Library, a tribute to their father and grandfather.
|17132||©2011 NPT PHOTO BY NELSON MORAIS|
|17133||©2011 NPT PHOTO BY NELSON MORAIS|
Vida Bell, standing on the left, was sworn into office as Newport's new Municipal Court judge at a ceremony in City Hall on Thursday, March 10. Leading Bell in reciting the Oath of Office is City Attorney Terry Hurst.
|17134||©2011 NPT STAFF PHOTO BY NELSON MORAIS |
Judge Ben Hooper swore in Fred Myers Jr. who may be Parrottsville's first-ever judge, on Thursday, July 7, at the end of a City Council meeting. Looking on are Parrottsville Mayor Mary Keller, left, and Council member Charlene Cureton.
|17135||©2012 NPT PHOTO BY BETTY McMILLAN|
Kaycee Ford, a student at Cocke County High School, was crowned Fairest of the Fair at the Cocke County A&I Fair on Monday night. She is the daughter of Rufus and Tammy Ford.
|17136||©2012 NPT PHOTO BY DAVID POPIEL|
Ralph D. Shelton, 69, of English Street, in Newport, was reportedly struck and killed by this Chevy pickup truck as it headed east on Interstate 40 on Friday, Jan. 27, at about 6:30 p.m., according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
|17137||©2012 NPT PHOTO BY DAVID POPIEL|
Denise Suggs, Bybee Market operator, is proud of her team of employees. On a summer day I was able to get this group together and they are, from left, Denise Suggs, Candice Bridges, Daveeta "Tootsie" Jacobson, and Brittany Gorrell.
|17138||©2012 NPT PHOTO BY DAVID POPIEL |
Flames filled the sky Sunday night as the dormitory at Sunset Gap was destroyed by fire, as shown above.
|17139||©2012 NPT PHOTO BY DAVID POPIEL|
Minnie Hartsell walked towards me with a “hello” at the recent St. Jude fundraiser. They are old friends of the Plain Talk. Stanley is 81 and the couple celebrates their 58th wedding anniversary on Sept. 17 at their Bat Harbor home.
|17140||©2012 NPT PHOTO BY DAVID POPIEL|
David Shannon sells a variety of homegrown vegetables from his Carson Springs home. He also is a tree trimmer and grows fall mums, too.
|17141||©2012 NPT PHOTO BY DAVID POPIEL|
CARVER’S ORCHARD ARE STILL WASHING AND SORTING APPLES
|17142||©2012 NPT PHOTO BY DAVID POPIEL|
Imagine lugging around this 1980s era Hasselblad camera, probably the best camera that could be bought by a professional then. It must weigh 8-10 pounds so Elza had to carry around a camera bag with the lens and viewfinders kit.
|17143||©2012 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O'NEIL|
Wilma Proffitt, left, receives congratulations from friend Evelyn Smith, right, at the celebration of Proffitt's 90th birthday last weekend.
|17144||©2012 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O'NEIL|
Von Shults, left, and Patsy Grooms Cannon, both descendants of Rev. Isaac and Nancy Ogle, discuss their heritage following the presentation of a proclamation honoring their ancestors at Cosby in the Park.
|17145||©2012 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O'NEIL|
Stokely shares thoughts on mother's career; reads from his upcoming novel
|17146||©2012 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O'NEIL |
Well-known Newport resident Edith Costner celebrated her 100th birthday on Wednesday, June 20. Last Sunday family and friends hosted a large party in her honor at Newport Utilities Community Room.
|17147||©2012 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O'NEIL|
Rhea Barker celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday, September 16. She resides at Wellington Place.
|17148||©2012 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O'NEIL|
Three World War II veterans, from left, John Payne, Raymond Sutton, and Reid Bailey, greet one another Monday morning at the annual CCHS Veterans Day celebration. Hundreds of people attended the annual event.
|17149||©2012 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O’NEIL|
Sarah Stokely, left, and her mother Kellye Stokely display two of Newport’s new Christmas lights. They are heading a campaign to replace the town’s shabby Christmas decorations. Plans call for the new lights to be in place after Thanksgiving.
|17150||©2012 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O’NEIL|
Linda Powell was sworn in as the new Newport Board of Education member Monday prior to the group’s October meeting. Judge John Bell administered the oath of office. Looking on are Powell’s mother, Mary L. Powell and granddaughter Lindy Carter.
|17151||©2012 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O’NEIL|
Front row, from left, are Linda Powell's granddaughter Lindy Carter, mother Mary L. Powell, and sister Susan Shepherd. Back row, from left, are her daughter Christie Carter, Tip Williams, son Brent Cagle, and Crystele Lambert.
|17152||©2012 NPT PHOTO BY MIRIAM HICKS|
Herbert and Audene Neas have been members of St. James Lutheran Church for many, many years. He eagerly shares the history of the church and surrounding community with others.
|17153||©2012 NPT PHOTO BY RICK HOOPER|
From left are Williams' brother Don, his mother Ima Kate, wife Kim and Casey Kelley. The plaque was built by students and faculty of the Ben W. Hooper Vocational School, with materials donated by the CCHS Class of 1982.
|17154||©2012 NPT PHOTOS BY DAVID POPEIL|
Christina Cowan, top left, sister to victim Terri Henderson, holds one of the few photos she has of her sister. The photo was rescued from the fire.
|17155||©2012 NPT PHOTOS BY DAVID POPEIL |
Timmy Henderson, walks beside his burned home where firefighters found the bodies of his mother, Terri Henderson, her boyfriend, Sherman Ellison, and their son, Riley Gene.
|17156||©2012 NPT PHOTOS BY DUAY O’NEIL|
Sheltons at the fourth annual Irish Cut School reunion 16 September 2012, at Newport City Park. From left are Frank Shelton, Barbara Jean Shelton Poe, Shirley Shelton Giles, James A. Shelton, Mary Lynne Shelton Miller, Jim Shelton, and Arthur Shelton.
|17157||©2012 NPT PHOTOS BY DUAY O’NEIL|
Alumni who once attended Irish Cut School gathered Saturday, September 16, at Newport City Park for their fourth annual reunion.
|17158||©2012 NPT PHOTOS BY RICK HOOPER|
At left, Dr. Rich Lloyd, left, presents the Celebrating Our Success Award 2012 to Eva Gaddis, right, wife of Jay Gaddis.
|17159||©2012 NPT PHOTOS BY RICK HOOPER|
Lloyd, right, presents the Celebrating Our Success Award to 2012 honoree Dr. Robert Kisabeth, left.
|17160||©2012 US AF Photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Lancaster|
US Air Force Major General James Hyatt, at left, commander of the AF Warfare Center, officiates at the change of command for the 57th Wing on March 26 at Nellis Air Force Base. The new brigadier general is Charles L. Moore Jr., formerly of Newport
|17161||©2013 NPT PHOTO BY DAVID POPIEL |
Imogene Turner is happy to have her new location for Ace Antiques open off Jefferson Avenue, a stone's throw from Movie Time Video off East Broadway. She tripled the floor space to display more collectibles and antiques.
|17162||©2013 NPT PHOTO BY DAVID POPIEL|
|17163||©2013 NPT PHOTO BY DAVID POPIEL|
Children of Bill and Carolyn Moorefield include Linda Green and Russell, at right. They were standing in front of Linda Green's home, where she and her late husband, Wayne, had lived many years.
|17164||©2013 NPT PHOTO BY DAVID POPIEL|
The grandchildren gathered for Bill Moorefield’s 80th birthday over the Memorial Day weekend. From left are Amethyst, great granddaughter Sabrina, great grandson Austin, Bill and Josh, Shannon, and Kayla. Not pictured is Kaighla.
|17165||©2013 NPT PHOTO BY DAVID POPIEL|
Sabrina Moorefield is the great granddaughter of Bill Moorefield.
Sabrina, age 15, is a student at Madison High School near Mars Hill, North Carolina.
|17166||©2013 NPT PHOTO BY DAVID POPIEL|
Sara Dukes, age 4, stands outside the Plain Talk office on a rainy Wednesday morning. She was wise to be carrying an umbrella. I tried to get her sister, Daisy, age 2, to be in the photo but she was too shy. They were accompanied by Mom, Katrina Dukes.
|17167||©2013 NPT PHOTO BY DAVID POPIEL|
This rare original photo was loaned to me by D. Quinton Parrott and was made in March 1939 of the Gray-Parrott Esso Station, later Polly Parrott Motor Company. Note at right the east side of the two-story house that existed next to the current Plain Talk
|17168||©2013 NPT PHOTO BY DAVID POPIEL|
The Hill Top apartments of the 1940s is now a vacant building. In 1946 it provided the first home for Quinton and Wilda (Bill) Parrott, who were married that year. The apartments were owned by Judson Shults, a brother to Dr. Glenn C. Shults.
|17169||©2013 NPT PHOTO BY DAVID POPIEL|
For over 50 years, Tommy Lillard Jr. has been attending Newport's First Free Will Baptist Church off Jimtown Road. He is a Bogard community native and at age 70 has gone to church most all of his life, rarely missing a Sunday morning service.
|17170||©2013 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O’NEIL|
Centerview Missionary Baptist Church will soon celebrate its sixtieth anniversary.
|17171||©2013 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O’NEIL|
Mildred Carrell worked as a bookkeeper at Newport Utilities from 1942-1982. She recalls using a fountain pen during her entire tenure at the company.
|17172||©2013 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O’NEIL|
Girl Scouts proudly posed with the new Bridgeport Elementary School sign recently dedicated in honor of longtime Bridgeport teacher Ricky Suggs. Troop members volunteered to landscape the plot as a community service project.
|17173||©2013 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O’NEIL|
GSMNP Museum Curator John McDade examines a large photo of CCC workers donated to the Park by Wilma Proffitt, right.
|17174||©2013 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O’NEIL|
Cosby High senior Wendy McGaha continues to collect coats, jackets, sweaters, and other items for distribution to families in need before Halloween.
|17175||©2013 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O’NEIL|
Tisha Moore, born Nov. 8, 1913, at a birthday party celebrating her 100th year.
|17176||©2013 NPT PHOTO BY RICK HOOPER|
Caitlin Burchette of Newport, a rising junior at the University of Tennessee, was guest speaker for the Newport Lions Club meeting Thursday at Southside Baptist Church.
|17177||©2013 NPT PHOTO BY RICK HOOPER|
Two people were killed this collision on westbound Interstate 40 in Cocke County Monday morning near the 443-mile marker.
|17178||©2013 NPT PHOTOS BY ANDY HOOPER|
Class members attending the CCHS Class of 1957 reunion.
|17179||©2013 NPT PHOTOS BY DUAY O'NEIL|
Abby Proffitt, daughter of Steve Proffitt and Melinda Proffitt, was crowned Miss On Cosby on Saturday. Abby is a freshman at Cosby High School.
|17180||©2013 NPT PHOTOS BY DUAY O'NEIL|
Beth O. Freeman, right, welcomed Judge Ben W. Hooper as keynote speaker to the Sunday meeting of Smoky Mountain Historical Society on Sunday, Nov. 17.
|17181||©2013 NPT PHOTOS BY KATHY HEMSWORTH|
Vella Calfee stands in front of her home off Turner Ridge Road in the Point Pleasant community. She was born in the house on Nov. 5, 1927. She and her son, Robert Caldwell, live in the home today.
|17182||©2013NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O’NEIL|
From left are Whit Conway, SI Group Production Manager, the honoree’s wife Alma, Green, and Jeff Prickett, SI Group Director of Tennessee Operations.
|17183||©2014 NPT PHOTO BY BETTY MCMILLAN|
The Freeman family, with new family member Jim, are, from left to right, Bret Freeman, Dawn Freeman, and Dan Freeman. Most any day of the week you will find Jim at Freeman’s Furniture & Appliances off Highway 25E so stop by and say “Hello.
|17184||©2014 NPT PHOTO BY DAVID POPIEL|
Last week we began chatting with Vietnam veteran Roy Messer, who hails from Cataloochee, North Carolina. Most likely he is related to Messers and Hannahs in Cocke County and has lived here since the 1990s.
|17185||©2014 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O’NEIL|
Cocke County High School Class of 2014 top students are Mariah Huskey, valedictorian, and Elaina Owens, salutatorian, right. They are shown with CCHS Principal Dr. Marvin Stewart, center.