Last week, The Tomahawk reported that Northeast Correctional Complex in Mountain City (NECX) was on lockdown after what was reported as an incident that resulted in an officer being injured and treated for minor injuries and later released.
Inside sources allege that the lockdown was probably inmates that identify themselves as members of the Crips, a gang that originated in Los Angeles. The source told The Tomahawk that at least 70 inmates claiming to be part of the gang were moved to a higher-level lockdown unit within the prison, as well as the removal of several inmates involved in the outbreak to a correctional facility in Morgan County, Tennessee. At press time last week, NECX remained on lockdown.
Tomahawk wins Tennessee Press Association awards
The Tomahawk was the recipient of four awards at the Tennessee Press Association banquet this past week. Newspapers are divided into different groups based on their circulation.
Angie Gambill snapped the picture appropriately named Standoff that garnered first place for the best feature photograph that demonstrated the protective nature of a deer saving her fawns from the talons of a large buzzard.
Gambill’s story, A Timeless Johnson County Treasure, on Emily Millsaps won third place in the best local category. Milsaps has played an important role in the lives of many Johnson Countians throughout the years. Gambill also received third place in the best personal column for her “Mama’s Healing came at Last,” written after the loss of her mother in 2014. More...