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Knox native murdered

Porcia Mills

Porcia Mills

By Bobbie Poynter

Police found the body of a Knox County native dead in her Louisville apartment Friday afternoon. Media sources say Porcia Mills, 24, formerly of the Big Creek community in Knox County, was stabbed multiple times. Her two-year-old son, Zayden, had reportedly been left alone in another room in the apartment for two days with no food or water before police found them.

Anthony Merida, the child’s father, told WHAS11 that when he arrived at the apartment Friday to check on Mills and their son, it was obvious something was wrong.

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Lady Wildcats 3-1 in Bowman Memorial Tournament

The Lynn Camp Lady Wildcats improved their overall record to 5-1 after three victories in a home tournament. The Wildcats defeated Pineville, Williamsburg and Barbourville while falling to Perry Central in the Bowman Memorial Tournament this past week.

The Wildcats first opponent, Perry Central, handed Lynn Camp their only loss of the season 42-49.  Lynn Camp played even with Perry in a low scoring first half 18-18 with Brooklyn Bryant leading scorers with six points and Breanna White and Breanna Hollin each with four.

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Reagan’s toy drive

Reagan Warren poses with gifts donated for a toy drive in her name. Over 300 toys were collected.

Reagan Warren poses with gifts donated for a toy drive in her name. Over 300 toys were collected.

By Jennifer Warren

For the Mountain Advocate

Reagan’s Toy Drive has been a huge success thanks to individuals, school clubs and organizations, and a few businesses in our county.

Reagan organized the toy drive in hopes of giving back to our community that has supported her so much over the last year, as she has battled cancer.

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Men’s and Women’s Swimming Ranked in NAIA Coaches’ Poll

By Jordan Childress

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Union College men’s and women’s swimming teams are ranked in the first NAIA Swimming and Diving Coaches Poll of the 2014-15 season, the organization announced Thursday. The men come in ranked seventh while the women are ranked sixth.

The Bulldog men are off to a 6-2 start in their meets and finished third out of sixth teams in the Union College Winter Invitational.

The women are off to one of the best starts in school history going 6-2 and finishing third out of eight teams in the Union College Winter Invitational while controlling most of the top times in the Appalachian Swimming Conference.

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Union College Athletics Story: Athletics Adds Archey/Names Kirby Head Coach

By John Gatto

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. – The Union College Department of Athletics will grow their sport offerings in 2015-16, as Men’s and Women’s Archery will be added to the school’s slate of intercollegiate athletics, Director of Athletics Tim Curry announced on Thursday. With the addition of the men’s and women’s archery programs, Union will now offer 25 intercollegiate athletic programs.

Curry also announced that a head coach has been hired for both programs in Cody Kirby. Kirby comes to Union from University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) where he was a part of starting a men’s and women’s archery program at the University.

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