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From left, councilmember Bob Garrett, assistant city administrator Buddy Fielder, councilmember Gary Chesney, councilmember Kay Senter, Morristown Air Service owner Ben Williamson, airport commission member Charlie Hurt, city administrator Tony Cox, airport commissioner Denise Terry, airport and county commissioner Louis  “Doe” Jarvis, Karen Hughes, AOPA volunteer; Jodi Barnard with the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce and councilmember Dennis Alvis.

Upgrades to Morristown Regional Airport completed

Posted on August 30, 2014 at 11:28 pm

A multi-tiered project that’s been two years in the making is complete at the Morristown Regional Airport. The work will improve pilots’ ability to fuel and allow the city’s airport commission to move ahead and finalize the contract with its chosen fixed base operator. Assistant City Administrator Buddy Fielder said the project is really three in one. “It’s a small security project, an apron expansion and then the upgrade and

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MUC will not raise rates despite TVA increase

Posted on August 30, 2014 at 11:24 pm

Despite the Tennessee Valley Authority announcing a rate increase on Aug. 21, Morristown Utility Systems will not raise its rates, according to MUS General Manager Jody Wigington. As part of his remarks during the utility’s regular reporting meeting to the Morristown Utilities Commission on Aug. 28, Wigington said the TVA increase of 1.5 percent will be effective Oct. 1 and is considered by MUS as a pass through increase, meaning

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  • Rash of DUIs reported

    Posted on August 30, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Six men were arrested in separate incidents Friday for driving under the influence in Morristown and Hamblen County. Around 3:10 a.m., Freddy Herberto Contreras, 24, of Reese Street, was charged with his first offense for DUI, as well as improper start, driving on a revoked license, no insurance and having an open container. Morristown Police Department officer David Klein stopped Contreras’ vehicle after he said he saw it driving erratically

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  • Interim tag removed: Purkey named TEMA director

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the appointment of David W. Purkey as a deputy commissioner of the Military Department where he will direct the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA). Purkey has served as interim director of TEMA since the April retirement of Jim Bassham. He will also continue to serve as the governor’s Homeland Security advisor and assistant commissioner for the Department of Safety and Homeland Security.

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Vols open season with impressive win over Utah State

Posted on August 31, 2014 at 11:57 pm

  KNOXVILLE- With a team chocked full of new players, questions abounded for the Tennessee Volunteers as they opened the 2014 season. At least for one night, many of those questions were answered. The Vols rolled up 383 yards of total offense and the Tennessee defense harassed Utah State star quarterback Chuckie Keeton all night as the Vol faithful were treated to a 38-7 rout of the Aggies. Tennessee head

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  • Vols defense answers questions in season debut

    Posted on August 31, 2014 at 11:51 pm


    KNOXVILLE — Entering Sunday night’s season opener against Utah State, Tennessee coach Butch Jones said his team was battling the unknowns associated with a young, inexperienced team. After the game, he and everyone watching knows more about the Vols, with the biggest thing standing out being the improvement on defense. The Tennessee defensive unit held a supposedly high-powered Aggies offense to less than 100 yards in the first half (151

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  • Canes beat Govs 35-24

    Posted on August 30, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Morristown East’s Chris Logan races towards the end zone to score a touchdown during Friday night’s 35-24 win over William Blount at Burke-Toney Stadium.

    Chris Logan had the biggest night of his career Friday at Burke-Toney Stadium to propel Morristown East to a 35-24 victory over William Blount despite a record-setting air raid by the Governors. Logan carried 17 times for 181 yards and three touchdowns as the Hurricanes evened their record and handed Dewayne Wells his first victory as their head coach in the process. However it wasn’t easy because every time it

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Engagement Announcements

Posted on August 30, 2014 at 6:47 pm

Johnson-Venturella The families of the bride and groom-elect announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of Kelsey Elyse Johnson and David Reed Venturella. The bride-elect is the daughter of Vince and Deborah Johnson of Morristown and the granddaughter of the late James Wayne and Clara Jane Humphreys of Greeneville and Muriel June and the late Clyde Wayne Johnson of Sneedville. Kelsey is a 2009 graduate of Morristown-Hamblen High School West and

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  • Fall Fashion Show to benefit ALPS

    Posted on August 24, 2014 at 12:52 am

    Fashion Show

    It’s couture time in East Tennessee. Sure, there’s that fall game with the oddly shaped ball, but fashion is as important in the stands as knowing all the words to the school fight song. Kelley Marie Chic Boutique has suited up local models to assist Lakeway Area fashionistas to find just the right look from activities at Neyland Stadium to the office or a neighborhood gathering at the backyard fire

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on August 23, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Bates – Chambers Ashley Bates and Heath Chambers announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride elect is the daughter of Cynthia Hass Brady of Newport and Chip Bates of Johnson City. She is a literacy tutor for Save the Children at Northwest Elementary The groom elect is the son of Terri and Bobby Sawyer of Newport and Ed and Carole Chambers of Maryville. The wedding ceremony is planned for

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WSCC to host audtions for “All in the Timing”

Posted on August 30, 2014 at 6:47 pm

Walters State Community College’s Department of Music and Theatre will present “All in the Timing” as its fall production. Auditions will be held Sept. 8 and 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the theatre of the Judge William H. Inman Humanities Complex. Roles are available for men and women over 18 years of age. Audition scenes will be provided; nothing needs to be prepared. Auditions are open to the community. “All

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  • Theatre Guild to host auditions for “Rex’s Exes”

    Posted on August 30, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    The Morristown Theatre Guild will hold auditions from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15-16 at Rose Center for the Southern-fried comedy “Rex’s Exes,” the sequel to “Red Velvet Cake War” staged by the Guild in 2013. Performances of “Rex’s Exes will be Nov. 14-23. The Verdeen cousins — Gaynelle, Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette — have wild new adventures as Gaynelle’s surprise 50th Birthday Party sees the return

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  • ‘The Blind Side’ to close Starlite season

    Posted on August 22, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    In this film publicity image released by Warner Bros., Sandra Bullock is shown in a scene from, "The Blind Side."

    Before the gridiron battles begin Saturday for fans of the Morristown high schools, eager football fans can get some pre-game action at the final Starlite Cinema showing tonight. The Morristown Parks and Recreation Department will show “The Blind Side,” the 2012 bio-drama based on Tennessee Titan Michael Oher’s life. The movie will be shown at dusk (around 8:30) at Fred Miller Park in Morristown. This will be the final movie

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