ACCUSED COACH FIRED:
Hawkins County Board of Education voted Thursday to fire tenured Clinch School teacher, Mike Noel. Noel was charged last month with committing sex crimes against two of his players. Although Noel had previously resigned his post via telephone call to Principal Linda Long: his resignation was not received in writing. He has 30 days to appeal the decision.
The decision is a result of those charges Noel faces in Kingsport , as well as charges placed by the Board of Education related to allegations of improper sexual conduct with players at school and near the school that the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating. The Kingsport crimes allegedly involved games of strip poker.
WELL, NOW THAT HE MENTIONED IT:
WRGS Radio Personality, Mike Reeves is peeved about the parking along Church Street. Reeves’ wife operates a business along this street and complains that the illegal parking is hindering access and delivery for business owners. This issue has been brought to the City’s attention before… but never by someone who could, if they wanted, sing the Church Street Blues on Mike in the Morning.
More arrests in Cocke County gambling probe. According to WBIR, Authorities have been cracking down on gambling, illegal liquor sales and prostitution in Cocke County since 2001. One of the prostitutes, pictured at left, evaded capture. (No, not really.)