While most people have been decorating Christmas trees, Caryville has been cleaning up the remains of one.
Before Thanksgiving, an unknown vandal, armed with a chainsaw, felled a beloved evergreen at the ballpark across Main Street from the BP station.
“It’s just sad that someone would do that for (apparently) no reason,” Mayor Robert Stooksbury said. “That tree wasn’t hurting anyone.”
This 30-foot spruce pine was planted a couple decades ago in honor of Arthur Yancey, a former Caryville mayor.