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A suspected impaired driver in a stolen car who was fleeing a Hamblen County deputy died Tuesday night when the vehicle traveled off Cameron Road near Panther Creek State Park and overturned, authorities say.

The Morristown City Council approved changes to the city’s beer ordinance in a 5-1 vote. The new ordinance brings city beer regulations into compliance with state laws regulating the sale of liquor and wine.

Noah Thompson is back from a major bull rider’s competition in Oklahoma where he finished 7th in the world.

Local Sports

Trey Tobias had six birdies on day two of the Walters State Fall Golf Classic and his stellar play helped lead the Senators to the team championship of the event held at The Country Club, Inc.

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JEFFERSON CITY — Ahead of Wednesday’s matchup verse the Tusculum Pioneers, the Carson-Newman women’s soccer team has cracked the top-five for the first time since the 2010 season after the United Soccer Coaches poll placed the Eagles at No. 5 in the nation on Tuesday afternoon.

JEFFERSON CITY — After suffering back-to-back losses last week, the Eagles now look forward to getting back on the winning track with a visit to Greeneville to take on Tusculum.

Announcements

Claiborne High School Class of 1961

Emily Nicole Smith turned 7 on Oct. 5. She celebrated with a party at Twister’s Gymanastics with her friends and family. She is the daughter of Heath and Nicole Smith, of Morristown. She is the granddaughter of Patricia and the late James Duane Smith, of Whitesburg, and the granddaughter of …

Maylee Gabrielle Rickard turned 9 years old on October 2, 2017. She celebrated on Saturday, September 30th with an emoji themed swimming party with her friends and family at the Jefferson City Community Center.

Education

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The Tennessee Department of Education’s new testing vendor incorrectly scored thousands of TNReady tests in 33 school districts including Cocke and Grainger counties.

Hillcrest ELL students learning about working dogs. From left, students Juan Pablo Lucas, Hallison Rodriguez, Sara Roblero Perez, Lesli Mendoza, Carmen Ramirez Ruiz, Daniel Vazquez Santizo, Andres Gregorio Andres ,and Officer Paul Pressley and K9 Dano.

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Tyler Seal, a senior at Morristoswn West High School, had a chance to learn more about himself this past summer.

Obituaries

Marsha Jean Lamb, of Strawberry Plains, passed away Wednesday,…

Terry Minor, 57, of Morristown passed away early Wednesday, Oc…

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Jewel Yeary Wilson, 93, of Morristown, originally of Middlesbo…

Arts & Entertainment

Each October the Mountain Makins Festival draws dozens of fine crafters and artisans to Historic Rose Center in downtown Morristown, and this year 60 juried vendors from seven states will participate in the 42nd annual event.

GREENEVILLE – The Niswonger Performing Arts Center welcomes the eight-piece powerhouse band, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, to the stage Saturday, October 28th at 7:30 p.m. In addition to dynamic front man Paul Janeway, the band consists of bassist Jesse Phillips, guitarist Browan Lollar, ke…