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90-year-old Maryville woman's wish comes true

90-year-old Maryville woman's wish comes true

At the age of 90, lifelong Maryville resident Jean Gregory has had a full and robust life.

However, this widow who resides in the Brookdale Senior Living Center had one wish: to meet her favorite band, the Gaither Vocal Band.

"They just fille me up with the spirit... I really enjoy all of them singing," Ms. Gregory said.

As part of the program Wish of a Lifetime, who helps senior citizens with wishes, she got to see the popular Bill Gaither and the quartet of gospel singers Thursday night at the Tennessee Theatre.

Maryville Marine returns home to grand welcome

A Maryville Marine who's been in Afghanistan since January got a warm welcome home Monday.

Cpl. Jonathan Blake is back in East Tennessee on a 14-day leave.

A group of family and friends waited for him and welcomed him home when he got off the plane at McGhee Tyson Airport.

His wife flew in to see him all the way from Camp Pendleton, California, where the couple is stationed.

Corporal Blake said he's been looking forward to seeing his wife and family.