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Now Hiring Advertising Salespeople & Delivery Drivers CALL (423) 302-0472 ****************************************************************************************************************************************************** HAPPY NEW YEAR! ***************************************************************************************************************************************************** Vol. 1 Issue 11 Inside this Edition NEWS Carter County man allegedly crashed car in river Carter County Sheriff’s Department is searching for driver of crashed stolen vehicle SPORTS Elizabethton Champions of the 13th Annual “Doc” Maples Holiday Hoops Hampton boys rock the Classic January 1 - 7, 2011 Christmas fire destroys home By Kevin Green A Wilbur Dam residence was destroyed by fire Christmas afternoon leaving a couple and three children with no home. When Elizabethton couple, Brian Carden and Cricket Crawford, returned their home at 410 Wilbur Dam Road, after celebrating the Christmas season with friends and family, the flashing red lights they seen surrounding their house were not of the festive kind. The lights they saw were from the several fire trucks and emergency vehicles that had been dispatched to their home around 3 p.m. According to reports, a nearby relative reported the blaze after smelling smoke coming from the residence. Although the Carter County Sheriff’s Department is still investigating, the cause of the fire is suspected to have been an electrical outlet in the main hallway where most of the damage was centered and spread first inside the walls of the See more Fire on page A4 Elizabethton man plead guilty to third DUI Police seeking help from local residents regarding recent spate of burglaries By Michael Frazier By Kevin Green According to an Elizabethton Police report James Lynn Cox, age 28, of 809 Tipton Street, Elizabethton was arrested on DUI charges, driving on revoked license, and resisting arrest. Cox was arrested after Officer Douglas Combs of the Elizabethton Police Department reported seeing Cox driving over a speed bump at high speed. Once Combs stopped Cox, he noticed Cox had glassy, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. After arresting Cox, he reversed his handcuffs from behind to in front of him. After correcting the handcuffs, he said Cox refused an order not to reverse them again. Pepper spray was used to control Cox. The Elizabethton Police Department is currently investigating nine residential burglaries that have plagued the city since early December. According to a report released by the EPD, the burglaries seem to occur in the early afternoons after residents have left for periods of time. The first burglary occurred at a residence on East K In general session court this week Cox pled guilty to a third offense of driving under the influence, a second offense of driving on a revoked license and a count of an implied consent violation. Cox was sentenced to 170 days of all charges combined and court costs and fines of $1,225. CREEKERS New Years Day Showers. Highs in the upper 50s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the south in the afternoon. Chance of rain 80 percent. Saturday Night Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the upper 30s. Price 50¢ Street. Police have since received reports of eight other burglaries in various neighborhoods around the city. Police are asking residents to be alert and to properly secure their home when they leave. If anyone has any information regarding the burglaries, they are urged to contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 547-6250 or call the Crime Stoppers tips line at 542-7574. Congratulations to the Carter County college graduates Stoney Creek’s answer to the BBQ question By Kevin Green Carter County residents do not have far to go for great barbeque with all the fixings since Creekers opened in early October 2010. Creekers is situated right off state highway 91 in Stoney Creek. Local flavor is present in the name as well as the Classifieds Page B5 Church Directory A4 See more Creekers on pg. A6 Local Events A6 Carter County Gazette Weekly publication delivered to Carter County on Saturdays. Phone: (423) 302-0472 Office at: 441 E.Elk Ave. Elizabethton, TN 37643 Congratulations to Charles Y. Peters lll who graduated with honors (Cum Laude) from E. T .S. U. He is the son of Charles Peters, Stoney Creek, & Rhonda Peters, Elizabethton. Charles is the grandson of Vera West and Linda Peterts of Elizabethton. He has a brother Jeff and three sisters Crystal, Alice and Natasha Peters. See more Graduates on page A4 Publisher/Editor - Michael Frazier Special Projects Editor - Kevin Green Sales Management Team - Paul Kaldy, Stacie Kaldy, Joe Sluder

Carter County Gazette 1/1/2011

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