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Reece Sexton, vice president of the General Longstreet Museum board of directors, addresses the crowd as the color guard and Morristown Mayor Danny Thomas and Hamblen County Mayor Bill Brittain observe.

Battle of Morristown remembered

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 12:11 pm

It was 150 years ago, on an October 28th stunningly similar to the most recent edition that a beautiful autumn day would be overshadowed by bloodshed. The Battle of Morristown, which took place from present day National Fitness Center on West Andrew Johnson Highway all the way to where Regency Retirement Village now sits, left more than 90 men dead with many soldiers buried at the Morristown Cemetery. Civil War

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Santana to head Latino Task Force

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 12:09 pm

While Willie Santana is a relative newcomer to Morristown, he’s eager to help bridge a decades-old cultural divide that remains wide and shows no clear signs of closing on its own. Santana, a new attorney with Capps, Cantwell, Capps & Byrd and who passed the bar exam in May, views Morristown as unnecessarily and inopportunely divided into two camps. On one side are the Latinos. The other side is occupied

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  • C.E.A.S.E. holds candlelight vigil

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Robert Kelly, 5, holds a candle, with a little help,  at Tuesday’s C.E.A.S.E. candlelight vigil.

    Friends, family and survivors gathered Tuesday evening for the annual C.E.A.S.E. candlelight vigil. The annual ceremony honors victims of domestic violence. “Those who have lost their lives and (those who) are still living with violence,” said C.E.A.S.E. Director Donna Kelly. Morristown Mayor Danny Thomas read a proclamation declaring October Domestic Violence Awareness Month, stating that the city will not tolerate violent behavior. Kelly said Judge Janice Snyder, bailiff Larry Lindsey

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  • Former Newport alderwoman accused of election perjury

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    JOHNSON CITY – Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for a Cocke County woman accused of perjuring herself in pursuit of reelection. At the request of 4th District Attorney General James Dunn, TBI Special Agents began investigating then-Newport Alderwoman Kathy Darlene Holt on October 23rd. During the course of the investigation, agents developed information, that on September 2nd, Holt filed a nominating petition with the

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Sports

The Morristown West girls cross country team will look to claim their second straight TSSAA Class AAA state championship Saturday afternoon at Percy Warner Park’s Steeplechase Course in Nashville. From left, is West head coach Raymond Farmer, Elizabeth Liposky, Maggie Layer, Makenzie Jones, Chantal Wilson, Jessica Lord, Cherie Wilson and Katlyn Haas.

West girls seek program’s fifth cross country state championship

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 11:23 am

The run for a fifth state title for the Morristown West Lady Trojans cross country team will commence Saturday afternoon at the Percy Warner Park Steeplechase Course in Nashville, and once again they are heavy favorites to return to Hamblen County as champions. The Lady Trojans have won all but two meets they have entered this season, finishing second in the Knights Crossing Invitational in Salem, Virginia, to Blacksburg High

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  • Trojans close regular season at Cocke County

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 11:20 am

    For Morristown West football coach Lamar Brown, the 2014 season has flown by, and Friday night marks the end of their regular season. The Trojans (6-3, 4-2 IMAC) travel to Newport to take on Cocke County (3-6, 3-3 IMAC) in the regular season finale at Larry Williams Stadium, in a game that is all about pride and bragging rights for the Fighting Cocks while West is playing for playoff seeding.

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  • ‘Canes set for battle with Patriots on senior night

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:19 am

    While teams are never content with moral victories, the Morristown East Hurricanes have a lot to hang their hat on after last week’s thriller at undefeated South-Doyle. East carried the fight to the Cherokees throughout the entire contest before falling 13-10. The ‘Canes defense was stellar, limiting the fifth-ranked team in the state to a season low 248 yards of total offense. South-Doyle had to score the winning touchdown with

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Lifestyles

Wedding Announcement

Posted on October 25, 2014 at 7:51 pm

Jones-Terry – Litz Kathy Jones-Terry and John Litz were married on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 in the sunflower field on Litz Farm in Morristown. The Rev. Ed Cunningham performed the ceremony. The bride was escorted by her father, Bill “Skeet” Jones and her son, Jake Terry. She is the daughter of Bille Jones and Jean W. Jones of Morristown. The groom is the son of Alice Litz and the late

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on October 18, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Yount-Campbell Andrea Michelle Yount and Joshua Tyler Campbell were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Sept. 7, 2014 at the Snyder Farm in Georgetown, Kentucky. The officiating minister was Nicolas Coleman, cousin of the groom. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Yount of Morristown. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Paul Yount and the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl A. Roberts, all

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  • Anniversary

    Posted on October 11, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Davis Ralph and Marie (Rebie) Davis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise party and vow renewal ceremony at the cabin on Clinch River Aug. 16, 2014, hosted by their children. Ralph and Marie were married Aug. 24, 1964 by the Rev. Herman Davidson at his tobacco barn. To this union were born three children, Gail Marie Robertson, Connie Renee Mitchell (Tim) and Allendale Davis. They were also blessed

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Entertainment

At the Movies

Posted on October 26, 2014 at 1:11 am

23 BLAST When a high school  football star is suddenly stricken with irreversible total blindness, he must decide whether to live a safe handicapped life or bravely return to the life he once knew and the sport he still loves. Rated PG13. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 11:35, 1:50 and 6:55. ALEXANDER & THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY Alexander wakes up with gum

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  • Encore Theatrical Company to offer trial for its classes

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Throughout this week, Encore Theatrical Company’s Studio ETC, located in downtown Morristown, is offering a free trial of all its classes. Dubbed “Try Before You Buy,” the studio’s classes in theater, improv, ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and lyrical, as well as group and individual voice classes will be available. Also included in the free trial are the weekend fitness and adult dance classes. The studio recently announced it will offer

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  • Rose Center announces ‘An Omega Exhibit’ art exhibition

    Posted on July 11, 2014 at 9:08 am

    “Monument Tree with Deer” by Dr. R. Earl Cleveland will be among his exhibit “Omega” which will be displayed at Rose Center’s Edith Davis Gallery.

    Rose Center announces the “An Omega Exhibit,” an exhibition of the works of artist Dr. R. Earl Cleveland. The exhibit will be on display in the newly renovated Edith Davis Gallery at Rose Center in Morristown through July 31. The public is invited to an opening reception Sunday, July 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. Dr. Cleveland will give a gallery talk during the reception. The show is titled “Omega”

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