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A 17-year-old Morristown Hamblen High School East student was taken into custody Thursday night after he allegedly made threats on social media to harm other students. Earlier Thursday, a Lincoln Heights Middle School student was detained after he allegedly made threats and sent text message…

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is leading the inquiry into a Thursday evening incident in which a Hawkins County deputy shot and killed a Church Hill man who allegedly menaced deputies with a handgun, authorities say.

The Hamblen County Commission held a moment of silence Thursday night for former County Commissioner Dana Wampler, the long-time commissioner who lost his battle with cancer last week.

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The Morristown Parks and Recreation Department is still taking registrations for its summer youth baseball and softball leagues, but the deadlines are rapidly approaching.


Shanna Hope Harrell and Ryan Neal Beck, of Morristown, announce the birth of a son, Ryan Sylas Beck, born Jan. 2, 2018, at Morristown Hamblen Healthcare System. He weighed 9 lbs., 5 oz.

Amy and Jeffery Wilkes announce the birth of a son, Bentley Bo Adam Wilkes, born Sept. 7, 2017 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. He weighed 8 lbs., 8 oz. Bentley is the grandson of Carrie and William Hicks, and the great-grandson of Joyce Swatsell.

Jennifer Clark and Michael Murray, of Jefferson City, announce the birth of a son, Jaxson Dakota Murray, born Dec. 7, 2017, at Morristown Hamblen Healthcare System. He weighed 7 lbs., 3 oz.


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Cocke County High School senior Aubrie Strange has earned a spot in the Niswonger Foundation Scholarship and Leadership Program.


Anna Louise Howell, 101, passed away on Feb. 23, 2018. She was…

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