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Greenback school teacher arrested for inappropriate conduct with student

Blount County deputies and Loudon County Sheriff's Office arrested a Greenback school teacher on Friday morning for sending inappropriate messages over Facebook to a student at another school.

Angela Gaye Masingo, 39, of Lenior City faces solicitation of aggravated statutory rape and solicitation of sexual exploitation of a minor. Over the past several days, Blount County Sheriff's Office and Loudon County Sheriff's Office conducted a joint investigation into Masingo's activity. It was part of the Internet Crimes Against Children of Tennessee Task Force.

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Loudon search crews find body of missing man

Loudon County Sheriff's Office said crews found the body of a man missing since Monday night.

Search teams found the body of Cody Jackson, 23, approximately a quarter to a half mile away from his truck Saturday afternoon.

Officials located Jackson's truck Thursday night on Notchin Hill Road in Loudon. Authorities used several search dogs and a Knox County Sheriff's Office helicopter to find the man.

Cody Jackson's girlfriend told Loudon County deputies that when she spoke to him last on Monday, she reported that he didn't sound coherent.

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Design would revitalize downtown Loudon riverfront

Old, abandoned industrial buildings line a section of the riverfront in Loudon, but a design in the works would turn what most call an eyesore, into a downtown destination.

The owner of the Hutch buildings wants to sell the property, and the East Tennessee Community Design Center went to the drawing board.

"We create the pretty pictures to try to sell the project, and then we show it to the public and let them know that their input was listened to," said Leslie Fawaz, with the Community Design Center.

Lenoir City remembers tornado 20 years later

Thursday marks 20 years since a series of destructive tornadoes ripped through East Tennessee.

One of the hardest hit communities was Lenoir City. A resident named Martha Heffner died in the storms. Multiple buildings and businesses were destroyed resulting in damages more than $2 million.

Loudon County Sheriff Tim Guider held the same position 20 years ago. He said he remembered it being a humid Sunday afternoon when the storm hit.

"We didn't have a lot of light to work with," he said.

Prom dress drive underway for Saturday giveaway

Two school teachers are holding the second annual Monroe County Glass Slipper Event Saturday, February 23.

Free prom dresses, jewelry and shoes will be available for girls attending prom this Spring.  The students can be from nearby counties.

Most of the dresses have minimal wear and are in good condition.

Teachers Marissa Summitt and Kristin Allen are asking for more donations such as formal dresses, shoes, purses/clutches and jewelry.

The donations may be dropped off at high schools in Greenback and Monroe County.