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Church Hill woman makes national 'News of the Weird' Readers' Choice

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The nationally-syndicated Sunday column, "News of the Weird," featured a local story on April 6, and it was chosen as the Readers' Choice. The incident in question involved a woman driving through the front doors of a Church Hill church, right up to the altar because she thought God told her to do so. After she called her husband to come to the scene, she attempted to stab him with a knife at the altar because she said that he was "worshipping the NASCAR race" at home on television.

According to the Kingsport Times News, Stephanie Faye Hammon, 23, was baptized Sunday morning at another church. She felt that God called her to drive through Providence Church across the street from her home because her husband, Steven Hammon, was at home watching the race on television. She intermittently credited God and the devil with her actions. Apparently, the stabbing with the kitchen knife was prompted by the fact that “the devil was in her.”

Hammon did feel that God had told her it wasn’t good to smoke marijuana all day and night; she planned to give up the part during the day.

Steven Hammon was hospitalized with a stab wound and listed in fair condition.

It is less than flattering that the Tri-Cities area is characterized by a story such as this.

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