Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

UCOR now accepting STEM education mini-grant applications

 First grade students at Claxton Elementary School use “TubeLox” building materials purchased with UCOR mini-grants award funds to study the engineering process of designing a car. Oak Ridge, Tenn., Feb. 6, 2023 –Attention East Tennessee teachers: United Cleanup Oak Ridge (UCOR) is accepting applications for our science, technology, engineering, and …

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County Veterans Invited to Community Breakfast Sat. Feb. 11th

Clinton Lion Neal Vaughan shows off some of his hand carved door prizes that will be given away at the Veterans Appreciation Breakfast.  CLINTON—Military veterans from Anderson County are once again invited to come together for a community Veterans Breakfast to honor veterans. The breakfast, hosted by Anderson County citizens, …

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GSMNP: Greenbrier area to be closed to all use Feb. 13

GATLINBURG, Tenn.—Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that Greenbrier Road at U.S. 321 and access into the Greenbrier area will be closed to all use starting February 13. The closure will allow contractors to repair road damage and replace washed out culverts caused by significant rainfall in July 2022. …

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Robert Lee Woods, age 75

Robert Lee Woods, age 75, of Kingston passed away January 30, 2023, at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born August 31, 1947, in Wartburg and was a lifelong resident of Roane County.  He attended New Midway Baptist Church when his health permitted.  He retired after 29 years …

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With broad backing from both chambers, Sen. Bailey and Rep. Garrett file James ‘Dustin’ Samples Act to support firefighters suffering from PTSD

NASHVILLE – (January 30) State Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) and Representative Johnny Garrett (R-Goodlettsville) today filed the James ‘Dustin’ Samples Act, which seeks to reduce stigma and provide support for firefighters following a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnosis. The bill is named in honor of Captain James ‘Dustin’ Samples of …

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Tennessee’s OUTSTANDING FAIRS HONORED

NASHVILLE – Tennessee fairs were presented with top honors at the 101st Tennessee Association of Fairs Annual Convention held Jan. 19-21, 2023 in Murfreesboro. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture and Tennessee Association of Fairs presented awards to the best county, regional, and state agricultural fairs of the 2022 season. Forty-nine …

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Chairman Chuck Fleischmann Announces Additional Key Subcommittee Assignments for the 118th Congress

Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (R), 3rd District Tennessee Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03), Chairman of the Energy and Water Subcommittee of Appropriations, released the following statement after being selected to serve on the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittees of the Appropriations Committee.  …

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TBI, UCSO investigate fatal fire

Investigators with the TBI and the Union County Sheriff’s Office are probing the cause of a Sunday afternoon house fire that resulted in “multiple fatalities.” The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating a Union County house fire in the Lutrell community that claimed the lives of five people on Sunday. …

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