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Fallen World War I Aviator Gets Posthumous Distinguished Flying Cross
By C. Todd Lopez
WASHINGTON — Army Capt. James E. Miller, one of the first aviators in the U.S. military and the first U.S. aviation casualty in World War I, has been named recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross nearly 100 years after his heroic actions over France in 1918.

On the 242nd birthday of the Army, during a twilight tattoo ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia, Acting Secretary of the Army Robert M. Speer presented the Distinguished Flying Cross to Miller's great-grandson, Byron Derringer.
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Army Capt. James E. Miller served as a pilot during World War I, and was the first U.S.-trained pilot to be a combat aviation casualty of the war. The Army awarded him the Distinguished Flying Cross, and presented the posthumous award to his great-grandson during a twilight tattoo event, June 14, 2017, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. Courtesy photo
Georgia Native Becomes Family's Seventh Marine
By Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Joseph Jacob

PARRIS ISLAND, SC — The white school bus sits idling as its passengers eagerly await what lies outside its folding doors. No one is certain what time it is, but the completely black skies outside the bus hint that midnight has come and gone. Despite all the nervous men on the bus, one sits calmly with his head down, staring at his legs.
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Glenda McCool, mother of Marine Corps Pfc. Sean G. McCool, kisses her son after he is dismissed by his senior drill instructor following graduation from training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., June 9, 2017. The seventh Marine in his family, McCool earned the distinction of being his platoon's honor graduate. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Jacob.
Sevier County Public Library System receives $2,000.00 grant from Dollar General Literacy Foundation
SEVIERVILLE, TN – The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded the Sevier County Public Library System (SCPLS) a $2,000.00 grant to support summer reading programs.
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Staples celebrates local educators with Teacher Appreciation Days
KNOXVILLE — Staples is celebrating and honoring local teachers this back to school season with an exclusive promotion to help them save money and fill their classrooms with everything they need to tackle the new school year.
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Book examines ‘strategic civility' of Sen. Howard Baker
NASHVILLE — A book examining the qualities that made the late U.S. Sen. Howard H. Baker Jr. successful and beloved during his long career is now available in a second edition from the Tennessee Bar Association.
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