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Some of the nation's best amateur golfers tee of in East Tennessee

(WBIR - Greene County) Some of the U.S.'s best amateur golfers on Sunday wrapped up the AAU Golf National Championships.

This year's tournament was held for the second time at Link Hills Country Club in Greeneville.

One of AAU's national co-chairs, Bob Harper, said more than 50 players from 6 different states came to compete for the championship.

The players are organized by age groups and range from 6 to 18 years old.

Austin Swafford, 18, from Lebanon hit the links for his second championship.

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Behaving badly with Cades Cove black bears causes backlash

Cades Cove stands as a sanctuary for the iconic black bears of the Great Smoky Mountains.  Inside the National Park a mother bear and her cubs can roam free of the threat of a hunter's deadly rifle.

However, the 1,500 black bears that live in the Park are hunted furiously and sometimes fatally by millions of visitors eager to shoot a Kodak moment.

Officers looking for 'broken beer bottle' attack suspect

(WBIR, Morristown, TN) Morristown Police announced Wednesday that they are looking for a man investigators said used broken beer bottles and mugs to beat up two victims.

Police said Toribio Vera-Chavez and two unidentified men assaulted two others at Los Caporales restaurant on Buffalo Trail on July 10th. Officers said the victims had severe cuts. LifeStar transported one of them to U-T Medical Center in Knoxville.

Veterans outreach program Thursday for Hamblen, Jefferson, & Grainger counties

East Tennessee veterans will have an opportunity to learn about eligible benefits and connect with community resources on Thursday.

The Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs is partnering with the American Legion Post 113 to host a Veterans outreach event for Hamblen, Grainger and Jefferson Counties on July 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The event will be at American Legion Post 113, located at 307 E. Broadway Blvd. in Jefferson City.

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Former Powell coach joins Sparks' staff at Carson-Newman

Former Powell head coach Derek Rang has joined Ken Sparks' staff at Carson-Newman as the graduate assistant in charge of receivers.

Rang spent two seasons building a reputation for defense at West High School under Scott Cummings before taking over as head coach at Powell for a season.

Here is more on Rang's new position from Carson-Newman:

Carson-Newman head football coach Ken Sparks has announced the hiring of former Powell head coach Derek Rang as the program's new graduate assistant in charge of receivers.

Autopsy: FBI agent shot New Market man three times

(WBIR-New Market) Authorities released an autopsy on Friday that reports FBI agents shot a wanted Jefferson County man three times in March.

The autopsy showed that Scott Edwards Evans, 40, of New Market suffered three gunshot wounds to the neck, chest and abdomen.

Evans was accused of sending and receiving explicit images of children.

Carson-Newman 'Best Buddies' program named best in state

Eunice Kennedy Shriver pushed for the creation of Special Olympics. Her son Anthony Shriver founded another program for people with disabilities called Best Buddies. A local chapter won a state award for its commitment to people with intellectual disabilities.

During the school year, Brandie Gilliam and Wendell Williams get together once a week. They're part of an organization at Carson-Newman University called Best Buddies.