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MC Tennis takes loss of 7-2, and 9-0 in season opener against LaGrange

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Sports | 0 comments

The Maryville College men’s and women’s tennis teams both started their spring seasons by traveling to face-off against LaGrange College in Georgia on Saturday, March 4. Both of the Scots teams fell in their season opener with the men getting defeated 7-2 and the women were defeated 9-0. “It was definitely a tough match to open with,” said sophomore Charles (Boomer) Russell, “However, we plan to use this match as motivation to come back and play stronger against other teams.” The men’s team began strong in the doubles, winning two of the three courts. MC’s Daniel Silva and Marcos Herrero defeated LC’s Mitchell Corley and Will Thompson 8-6. Silva and Herrero played an exciting match filled with challenges as Silva was injured after hustling to return a ball. The No. 1 player continued out his doubles match, staking a...

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Riley Gaul indicted on 7 counts

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Editor’s Note: The following article is an updated/corrected version of an article published in the print issue of The Highland Echo on Feb. 22, 2017. This article contains corrections to the original story that was published. Clarifications include that William Riley Gaul has been indicted by the State of Tennessee as the investigation and trial are still in process.   Riley Gaul, ex-Maryville College student and football player, is currently charged with shooting and killing 16-year-old ex-girlfriend Emma Walker. Gaul was released on a $1 million bond on Jan. 30, 2017. Following Gaul’s release, Jack Piepenbring, director of campus security, released a statement to the entire campus community via email. “He is required to wear an electronic GPS monitor and is on ‘home arrest.’ Mr. Gaul has been notified that he is not permitted on the Maryville College campus,”...

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Wildfires cause tragedy in East Tennessee

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

Over the course of the past few weeks, Tennessee and surrounding states have been affected by numerous wildfires, threatening the lives and homes of citizens in the area. On Nov. 29, the wildfires became heightened as hurricane force winds began to carry flames further down from a fire that had started on the Chimney Tops trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. What was already a difficult situation quickly escalated and became a nightmare as the town of Gatlinburg and the area of Sevierville became threatened by the flames. That night, the Gatlinburg Fire Department called a mandatory evacuation of all Gatlinburg residents. Fires quickly began to rage within resided communities in the mountains and made its way down into the tourist downtown area. This put many homes and businesses at risk. Firefighters worked hard to try to...

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Wildfire in Walland

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Feature Slider, News | 0 comments

As the state of Tennessee and surrounding areas continue to suffer from drought conditions, wildfires have continued to spread throughout the Great Smoky Mountain areas. Fires are now beginning to spread into areas surrounding Maryville College, including one that broke out this afternoon in Walland, Tenn. According to Local 8 News, students of Walland Elementary School were sent home as of 1:30 p.m. due to a forest fire that broke out just behind the school. Faculty and staff are staying in the school until all students are either taken home on their regular buses or are picked up by their guardians. Local 8 News also reported that the fire began around 12:49 near West Millers Cove Road. The fire is currently burning in the direction up the mountain and away from the school. Currently, one home is reported to...

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Sunset Café opens new dining to MC community

Posted by on Nov 16, 2016 in News | 0 comments

A new dining experience opened to the Maryville College Community on Nov. 1 giving students, faculty and staff a new option to enjoy cuisine. Located in the Clayton Center for the Arts, The Sunset Café is brought to the college by Rocky’s Jamaican Sunrise and looks forward to creating a loyal customer base with the new campus location. The official ribbon cutting for the new café was held Monday, Nov. 7 by the owner of the parent restaurant Cheryl Williams, Chef Rocky and new manager of the Sunset Café Renetta Ogle who is also William’s daughter. A few words were shared to open the ceremony by Smith, Williams, Ogle and President of Maryville College Dr. Tom Bogart before Ogle proceeded to cut the ribbon thus officially opening the Sunset Café. Along with the ceremony, free samples of the cafes...

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