Resolution introduced to honor Mariner

Captain Rosemary Mariner, the Navy’s first female fighter pilot.

Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) introduced a resolution to the United States Senate to honor Captain Rosemary Mariner, the Navy’s first female fighter pilot. On Feb. 2, 2019, Captain Mariner was laid to rest in Maynardville, and was honored with the first all-female piloted flyover in the history of the United States Navy. “Throughout her life, Captain Mariner broke barriers that paved the way for women to follow in her footsteps,” said Senator Blackburn. “She worked tirelessly for the equality of women in the military, leading the Women Military Aviators organization and working with members of Congress and a Defense Department advisory board to overturn laws and regulations barring women from combat. The all-female flyover was the perfect way to pay tribute to her service and sacrifice and remind people of the inspirational legacy she leaves for young Tennessee women who wish to join our military.” “Captain Rosemary Mariner was one of the Navy’s first women fighter pilots in 1974, at just 21 years old,” said Senator Alexander. “During the Gulf War, she became the first woman to command an aviation squadron, and she was instrumental in the repeal of combat exclusion restrictions on women. “I’m grateful for her incredible life of service.” Captain Mariner has lived in Tennessee for the past 20 years, where she taught military history at the Center for the Study of War and Society at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

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Jam session with The Tenos fills office with bluegrass

Karyn and Trippy Teno — along with their four children, Leah, Will, Sam and Andy — play bluegrass together and have done so for six years. - Crystal Huskey

The Tenos spent a couple of hours in The Courier News’ mailroom last week performing for the paper’s weekly video series “Sidenotes.” It didn’t take long before the entire office was serenaded by this talented family. Karyn and Trippy Teno — along with their four children, Leah, Will, Sam and Andy — play bluegrass together and have done so for six years. Karyn and Trippy both have a strong background in music. Both majored in it in college — Karyn’s degree focused on vocals, piano and musical theatre, while Trippy played professional bass trombone. But neither had ever played bluegrass. That all changed when their son Andy received a banjo for Christmas. He started taking lessons with John Alvis at Sleepy Eyed John’s. “He kind of jump started our band,” Andy said. “We played with him a lot and it was fun. That’s where we played the most, and then we finally made our band.”

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Lee’s Travel Center robbed, two arrested

On Feb. 5, 2019 Clinton Police Officers responded to Lee’s Travel Center, located at 2233 N. Charles G. Seivers Blvd. in Clinton, for an aggravated robbery. But things weren’t quite what they seemed. The store clerk on duty, Justin Pennington, told police that a man wearing all black, with two bandanas covering his face, attempted to come into the store. According to Pennington, he wasn’t able to get in because Pennington had gone out to use the restroom and locked the entrance. Then Pennington let him in. Pennington said that the masked man then pulled out a knife and told him to open the cash register or he would stab him, according to the police report. That’s not what happened. When Clinton Police Investigator Sgt. Scott Gregory reviewed surveillance footage and gathered additional information, he learned that the masked man, unmasked as Jacob T. Maiden, took money from the cash register and placed two bags of suspected narcotics (meth) on the counter and left the scene. Pennington is seen placing the suspected narcotics into his pocket after Maiden leaves. Maiden was arrested on Feb. 6 and charged with criminal conspiracy, theft of property and manufacture/delivery/sale/possession of methamphetamine. Pennington was also arrested on Feb. 6 and charged with criminal conspiracy, theft of property and possession of schedule II. Both are being held at the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department.

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Lady Mavs move up in standings

The Anderson County Lady Mavericks struggled to find wins throughout the month of January. However, since January 22nd, the Lady Mavs have won four out of their last six games—two of which were much needed district wins. All four of those wins have come at crucial time late in the season, and because of those wins Anderson County has made the possibility of finishing within the district’s top four reality. After a win over Clinton and a loss to Scott the first week of February, the Lady Mavs picked up two straight wins last week, 74-43 over Oliver Springs and 64-24 over Oakdale. While both of those games are not district games, they could hold the key to the door of District-3AAA’s top four. The Lady Mavs were excellent offensively last week. Plus, Anderson County has caught fire from downtown. Last Tuesday, the Lady Mavs put up 74 points on Oliver Springs. Before that game, the Lady Mavs had only reached the 70-point mark on two occasions: The first game of the season and January 22 in a win over Karns. If there was a perfect time for the offense to play at their best, that time is right now. Last week, the Anderson County was unconscious from three-point range, and offensively, played better than they have in weeks prior.

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