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Lenoir City Pool is officially renamed the 'Claire Donahue Aquatic Center'

Lenoir City Pool is officially renamed the 'Claire Donahue Aquatic Center'

The Lenoir City Pool has been officially renamed the "Claire Donahue Aquatic Center," after their hometown Olympic gold medalist.

Claire Donahue attended the naming ceremony on Saturday. She first learned the pool would be named after her, while she was in London.

"To have something so close to my heart named after me was exciting," said Donahue. "I was a little shocked at first. I said, 'Really?'"

Donahue won a gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics for the 4x100 medley relay.

Family, friends gather to remember victim of fatal fall

Family, friends gather to remember victim of fatal fall

Family and friends gathered Tuesday to remember the young victim of a tragic fatal fall.

20-year-old Isaac Grubb of Lenoir City fell 45 feet to his death Friday night during the first quarter of the UT game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

Grubb's visitation and funeral were held Tuesday evening at Lenoir City Baptist Church.

The cause of his fall remains under investigation.

During the fall, he hurt another man who had minor injuries.

Lenoir City Olympian Claire Donahue to speak at WKU

Lenoir City Olympian Claire Donahue to speak at WKU

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Olympic gold medal swimmer Claire Donahue will be in Bowling Green speaking to the Class of 2016 at her alma mater Western Kentucky University.

Donahue is scheduled to speak to freshmen on Tuesday at 6 p.m. CDT in Diddle Arena.

Donahue is the first Olympic athlete from WKU to win a gold medal. She was part of Team USA's winning 4x100-meter medley relay team in London.

She is a native of Lenoir City, Tenn.

Claire Donahue tours hometown, meets fans

Claire Donahue tours hometown, meets fans

An East Tennessee Olympian is back in town and staying busy.

Gold medalist Claire Donahue toured her hometown Lenoir City Thursday where she met with fans, shared her medal and accepted a few awards.

"I've been super busy, but it's been a lot of fun!" Donahue said with a laugh.

Donahue competed on the women's relay team, and swam in the preliminary heat. When the team won gold in finals, she was also awarded a medal.

Conquistadors and Cuban Sandwiches

Conquistadors and Cuban Sandwiches

It was the first day of July in 1540 when Hernado de Soto came to Lenoir City.  Okay, technically he didn’t come to Lenoir City, he came to the village of Coste.  This Native American Capital was located on Bussell Island, now the home to a T.V.A. recreational site.

HomeGrown: Jeff Joslin, Actor

HomeGrown: Jeff Joslin, Actor

This summer, Jeff Joslin made it to the big screen.

"I play Tyler Perry's boss. I'm a federal prosecutor."

You could say he's come a long way from Cedar Bluff Elementary.

"We did the play "Rumpelstiltskin" and I had one line."

That was Joslin's first brush with acting, but, back then, he was more interested in sports.

"At age 6, I started playing football and that's all I wanted to do. I wanted to be a professional athlete."