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Newlyweds celebrate with a special crowd

Friday afternoon, dozens of patients, family members, and friends celebrated a happy couple and their story of love in the workplace.

Lyn and Patty Baines tied the knot at Fentress County Healthcare. Patty works at the nursing home and Lyn volunteers there.

They wanted to celebrate at the place they met and with some of the patients and people that make their relationship special.

"I'm so happy I got to marry the love of my life today. She's the joy of my life," said Lyn.

State reviews privatizing lodges, restaurants in parks

Resources at about a dozen state parks may no longer be in Tennessee's hands.

The state is currently reviewing a proposal that would privatize lodges and restaurants at 11 state parks, including Cumberland Mountain State park in Crossville.

If this were to happen, a third party would run hospitality portions at these parks. It would affect the lodge, restaurant, and a local golf course at Cumberland Mountain.

Former volunteer fire captain charged with theft

A former volunteer fire captain is facing charges for stealing a truck that was meant for the department.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested Michael Nicholas of Jamestown on Thursday. He was a captain at the Fentress County Fire Department.

Last September, the Fentress County school board donated a truck to the department. Nicholas registered the truck in his own name instead of the department's.

Investigators later found Nicholas traded the truck to another person for personal gain.

State funds York Institute for another year

State funding will continue for a Fentress County school.

State Senator Ken Yeager says about $1 million dollars of the state's 2014-15 budget will go to the York Institute, keeping it a "Tennessee Special School."

That means the school, which was established by General Alvin C York in the early 20th Century, will remain in state control.

There's been talk for years that the school could be relinquished to county control, but the county has said that would cause financial problems for the district.

Rangers save three-legged deer stranded in frozen pond


Over the past several years, rangers at the Cumberland Mountain State Park have developed an unofficial mascot, a three-legged deer they lovingly referred to as 'Tripod.'

Lucky pig escapes death, finds new home at Pig Preserve


Some people don't believe in luck, but others sometimes count on it.

When Richard Hoyle got a little luck, he named one of his "babies" after it.

Florida man charged with raping E. Tenn. teen

A Florida man will be brought to Tennessee to face charges that he had sex with a teenage girl.

According to the TBI, an investigation into an improper relationship between James Abernathy, 41, and a 16-year-old Fentress County girl began in June 2012, after authorities received a tip from social media.

More than a year later, in September 2013, a Fentress County grand jury indicted Abernathy on two counts of Aggravated Statutory Rape and one count of Solicitation of a Minor.