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Courage award winner Jefferey Cox 'a normal kid' despite paralysis from football tackle  USA TODAY High School Sports

ERIN, Tenn. — Jefferey Cox considers himself a normal teenager. Being confined to a wheelchair after being paralyzed while making a tackle last fall during a ...

Irish Day parade in Erin goes back to 1963, with leprechauns shooting water pistols  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

Started in 1963, the Erin Irish Day parade has blossomed into one of the top Irish celebrations to attend in the United States.

Neck injury sidelines Houston County football standout Jeffery Cox  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

Houston County High and the Erin community are remaining positive after Houston County senior Jeffery Cox suffered a neck injury Friday during a scrimmage ...

Former teacher's 'dark fantasies' revealed in sentencing for sexual contact with student  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

Former Houston County High School teacher Richard Tyson sentenced to six year with nine months in jail for sexual battery and solicitation convictions.

How a 23-year-old trainer, others saved life of paralyzed Houston County football player  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

Alex West was the first to attend to Houston County's Jefferey Cox after his severe neck injury, but West wasn't alone.

Irish Day in Erin will feature carnival, parade, festival  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

The Irish Day Celebration in Erin is often listed as one of the Top 10 St. Patrick's Day celebrations in the United States. "Roots of the Irish Run Deep" is the theme ...

Houston County teachers, staff recognized  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

Teachers of the Year awards presented; retiring schools director and high school principal recognized.

Former Houston County teacher found guilty of sexual battery with a student  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

ERIN, Tenn. – A former Houston County teacher testified Thursday he was so “terrified” of what a 14-year-old student could do to his teaching career, he did not ...

HCHS Class of 1969 reunites  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

The Houston County High School Class of 1969 marked the 47th year since their graduation with a reunion.

Snapchat mixup causes school threat panic in Houston County  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

ERIN, Tenn. — A student's Snapchat post about “Senior Skip Day” escalated into some people thinking a school shooting threat happened Friday at Houston ...

Houston County students awarded in academics  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

HCHS Awards hosted by the Chamber of Commerce served as a showcase, again, for students excelling in their grade level.

Teen paralyzed from the neck down after TN football accident  WAFF

ERIN, TN (WZTV/CNN) – The life of a Tennessee high schooler may never be the same after an accident during a routine scrimmage left him with severe spinal ...

Houston County Chamber gets down to business with Irish Celebration planning  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

Folks in Erin are starting to prepare for the 56th Irish Day Celebration coming March 17.

Ladies of all ages prepare for the Irish pageants  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

Girls from infants to 88 years old will compete in the annual pageants for the Irish Day Celebration.

David Hardin, Houston County fire chief, dies at 75  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

Houston County Mayor George Clark said his office received a call Monday morning to inform them Hardin had passed away that morning.

Boating accident leaves Erin woman with severe arm injury  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

Lexie Norfleet, former Houston County High School softball and basketball standout, has undergone three surgeries following boating accident.

Gracelyn Eaves crowned 2018 Miss Houston County  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

ERIN, Tenn. — Although Gracelyn Eaves has prepared several years to be crowned Miss Houston County, it didn't seem real when it happened Saturday night.

Lack of shelter in Houston County sends strays over the border  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

Houston County has neither animal control nor an animal shelter, and that means residents and neighboring counties are picking up the slack and bearing the ...

56th Irish Celebration kicks off March 9 in Erin for week of festivities  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

ERIN, Tenn. — Final details are coming together in this small community that will soon become the epicenter of all things Irish and green as the 56th Irish Day ...

2 men accused of sexual relationship with Houston Co. student  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

Investigators: High school teacher, former School Board member had months-long relationship with 15-year-old girl.

Erin pays tribute to longtime fire chief, EMA director David Hardin  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

The city of Erin and Houston County paid tribute Saturday to a man who helped protect his neighbors for decades as Houston County Emergency Management ...

Irish Day Celebration pageants for girls to age 10 had about 75 participants  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

Girls, and a few young boys, competed for various titles in the first round of Irish pageants that culminate with the crowning of Miss Houston County.

Bryon Cleghern is 2018 Lord High Mayor for Irish Day Celebration  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

ERIN, Tenn. — Bryon Cleghern was announced as the 2018 Lord High Mayor for the 56th Irish Day Celebration in Erin during Friday's Kick-Off Breakfast.

Cleghern and others named Lord High Mayor and Emerald Award winners  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

Per tradition, none of the winners of this year's Emerald Award or Lord High Mayor award expected to win.

Former Houston Co. school official pleads guilty in relationship with 15-year-old girl  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

ERIN, Tenn. — A former Houston County school official has pleaded guilty to having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl, and a similar case against a ...

Sam Young leaving Houston County for Creek Wood  USA TODAY High School Sports

Girls basketball coach Sam Young has decided to step down at Houston County to take over as head coach at Creek Wood High School in Charlotte.

Teacher, school board member accused of sexual relationship with student  Clarksville Now

ERIN, Tenn. (AP) — A high school teacher in Tennessee and a former school board member are accused of having a sexual relationship with the same ...

Lack of shelter in rural Tennessee counties sends strays over the line  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

Across the state of Tennessee, no authority exists that requires a county to have an animal control or shelter, which can leave some counties without animal ...

From homework to home office, rural areas hurt by lack of broadband  The Daily News Journal

Rural communities in Tennessee find lack of internet access drags on education, home prices and business recruitment.

Halloween Festival returns to Dover  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

DOVER, Tenn. — After a drunken driver barreled down a street closed off for Trick-or-Treating, officials in the Town of Dover knew a safer alternative was ...

TN Highway Patrol increasing patrols during Memorial Day weekend  Clarksville Now

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CLARKSVILLENOW) – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) plans to increase patrols during this year's Memorial Day holiday period.

Gateway Tire & Service Center offers free oil changes for veterans, active duty  Clarksville Now

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (CLARKSVILLENOW) – On Saturday, May 26 Gateway Tire & *Service* Center will offer free oil changes to all veterans, active military, and ...

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