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Covenant to host Ebola forum

Posted on October 19, 2014 at 2:09 am

Covenant Health will sponsor the East Tennessee Health Forum on Ebola on Tuesday, Oct. 21 in the auditorium on the lower level of the Knoxville Convention Center in Knoxville. The forum will bring together hospitals, doctors and health agencies for an unprecedented community forum to educate the public about Ebola, and to address questions and concerns from the public. The forum is open to the public and will begin at

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The grave stone of James B. Sharp, a captain in the Federal Army’s Tennessee 9th Regiment Cavalry, sits in the historic Morristown Cemetery. A ceremony recognizing the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Morristown is set for Oct. 28.

Battle of Morristown event planned

Posted on October 19, 2014 at 2:05 am

In 1864, Morristown was the site of a fierce battle as the American Civil War came to East Tennessee. The Battle of Morristown involved almost 2,000 confederate soldiers under the command of Gen. John Vaughn while nearly 3,000 union soldiers approached under the command of Brig. Gen. A.C. Gillem. Many of the soldiers involved were residents of Hamblen County and East Tennesseans. The battle occurred on the hill where the

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  • Mother accused of child neglect

    Posted on October 19, 2014 at 1:57 am

      A 23-year-old mother is behind bars in the Hamblen County Jail on a $10,000 bond after being charged with child neglect, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and criminal impersonation Friday evening. Morristown Police Sgt. Gary Bean, Lt. Chris Hall and patrol officer Matt Stuart responded to a complaint of people soliciting money on Warren Drive around 7:57 p.m., to find Joslynn Marie Munsey, of Spring Creek Drive, with

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  • Ramsey: Morristown utility rates, tax rates among state’s lowest

    Posted on October 17, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Research of state utility and tax rates highlights the benefits of living and doing business in Morristown and Hamblen County, according to Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce President Marshall Ramsey. “The numbers will surprise many of our citizens and make them thankful for where they live,” Ramsey said. Out of 285 water providers in the state, Morristown Utility Systems ranked 33, with 5,000 gallons of water costing $14.90. “That’s pretty

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Sports

Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley is sacked by Mississippi defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche, right, in Oxford, Miss. Saturday.

Vols fall victim to Ole Miss landshark defense

Posted on October 19, 2014 at 2:30 am

  OXFORD, Miss.- The Tennessee Volunteers went into Saturday’s game to face the third-ranked Ole Miss Rebels, the fourth road game against a team ranked third or higher in 18 games for head coach Butch Jones. For the first 25 minutes of the game, the Tennessee defense kept the Vols in the contest. But just as has been the case time after time this season, the offense failed to move

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  • Hurricanes sweep through Seymour

    Posted on October 19, 2014 at 2:03 am

    Morristown East’s Dalton Morgan (1) sizes up a Seymour defender during the Hurricane’s 40-7 victory over the Eagles on Friday night at Householder Field.

    SEYMOUR — Morristown East got all its points in the first half Friday night while rolling to an easy 40-7 rout of Seymour at Householder Field. After scoring three times last week, Bryson Stephens went one better against the Eagles with touchdown runs of three and 12 yards in the first quarter and four and nine yards in the second. He had just one carry after halftime and finished with

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  • Lady Patriots claim first D2-AAA soccer crown in a decade

    Posted on October 17, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    The Jefferson County Lady Patriots celebrate after winning the District 2-AAA soccer title in the penalty kick round Thursday night at Seymour High School.

    SEYMOUR — The District 2-AAA Soccer Tournament champion couldn’t be decided in 110 minutes Thursday night, but Jefferson County didn’t mind to wait a bit longer. They’ve been waiting 10 years already. It took four penalty kicks to give Jefferson County a 4-2 victory over South-Doyle after four overtimes couldn’t decide a victor. “I’m just so happy for the girls,” Jefferson County coach Shawn Way said. “They really wanted it.

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Lifestyles

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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  • Trent partners with UT on Emerald Ash Borer infected tree

    Posted on October 4, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Trent's Tree Service

    Ask David Self and he will tell you the signs aren’t easy to notice until it’s too late. The invasive species, known as the Emerald Ash Borer is continuing to wreak havoc and kill Ash trees in the Lakeway Area. Self’s lone ash tree that had been freestanding in his backyard for more than 30 years was just another victim. But the red flags and indicators of the bug’s presence

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Entertainment

Lakeway Area chock-a-block with weekend events

Posted on October 3, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Even with the date change, the Battle of Morristown football game is just the tipping point of activities that will convene this weekend in the Lakeway Area.   Friday   First United Methodist Men’s group will have a Fish Fry from 5:15 until 8 p.m. inside the community room of the Morristown church. The fish served will be Alaskan Pollack, along with sides of cole slaw and baked potatoes, a

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on October 3, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Empty Movie Theater

    A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a known drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife. Rated R. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 12:35, 4:40, 7:20 and 10:00. Showing at CarmikeTown Crossing 8 in Greeneville at 4:00 and 9:35. ANNABELLE John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia — a beautiful, rare vintage

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  • Encore’s Young Stars to present “Aladdin”

    Posted on October 2, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    After playing to sold out houses with “The Little Mermaid” in 2012 and “Beauty and the Beast” in 2013, the Encore Theatrical Company Young Stars are back with another Disney classic live on stage. In a special co-production with Walters State Community College, Encore will open “Aladdin” this weekend at the Walters State campus in Morristown. With a cast of 41 actors ranging in age from 8 to 18, this

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