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Members of the Lincoln Heights Middle School team as well as central office staff celebrate Lincoln Heights being named a Reward School based on TCAP scoring. 
From left, Kim Fox, Traci Antrican, Harold Jones, Sandra Dibble, Jennifer Buchanan,  Robin Epps, Cole Draghn, Mandy Lloyd, Joe Ely, Jason Roach, Elizabeth Neill, Missy Hayes, Kayla Dyal, John Mitrik, Dr. Brenda Dean and Dr. Dale Lynch.

Lincoln Heights named Reward School

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Lincoln Heights Middle School was among 168 schools recognized by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman as the 2013-14 Reward Schools, the top 5 percent of schools in the state for academic achievement and the top 5 percent for annual growth. The Reward Schools span 49 districts across Tennessee and include 90 schools that serve mostly economically disadvantaged populations. “This is a great award. It’s something we’ve

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Tempers flare in County Commission meeting

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Sparks flew at the August Hamblen County Commission meeting Thursday night as two commissioners had a testy exchange with Morristown Hamblen Humane Society President Christine Coley and another appeared close to starting a physical confrontation with a fellow commissioner. The discussion concerning a contract between the county, city and MHHS began with county attorney Chris Capps asking the commissioners to consider adding one sentence that was inadvertently left out of

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  • Area jobless rates rise

    Posted on August 22, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Unemployment rates across the Lakeway Area rose again for the month of July, at least in part due to schools recessing for the summer. Officials with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development have indicated that while the unemployment rates are important, it also important to realize that this is an ongoing trend due to schools letting out for the summer. Alternatively, unemployment rates in August and September typically

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  • Wallace helps celebrate Toyota dealership’s ribbon cutting

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 11:54 am

    NASCAR legend Rusty Wallace holds the bow as dealership General Manager Greg VonCannon cuts the ribbon Wednesday, celebrating the renovation of Rusty Wallace Toyota.  The Chamber of Commerce sponsored event featured representatives from Toyota, local suppliers, dealership employees and chamber volunteers.

    Normally a crowd as large as the one gathered at Rusty Wallace Toyota on Wednesday would have salesmen going into a frenzy, but the atmosphere was instead casual and celebratory. The dealership hosted a grand re-opening and ribbon cutting in fine fashion with the Morristown Chamber of Commerce, fellow Toyota employees and its customers, celebrating the end of an 18-month remodel. “Our goal is to be the No. 1 dealer

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Sports

Morristown football preview-August 22

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 11:33 am

Trojans open with West Greene in KO Classic It’s been 295 days since the Morristown West football team took a snap in a meaningful game, and a lot has gone on in that time for the Trojans program. In that 295-day span, West did not get to participate in the TSSAA playoffs for the first time since 1996. There was staff turnover as well and reshuffling among the remaining coaches.

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  • Lady Trojans rout TN High

    Posted on August 22, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Morristown West’s Shelby Pollock (15) moves the ball upfield against Tennessee High during Thursday’s match at Burke-Toney Stadium.

    Morristown West had no trouble putting Tennessee High away Thursday evening at Burke-Toney Stadium. The Lady Trojans soared out to a 3-nil lead, before beating the Lady Vikings 5-1. For coach Jennifer Murphy, it was the goals that the Lady Trojans didn’t get that concerned her. “Our touch was off tonight,” Murphy said. “We didn’t play our best soccer, but I have to remind myself that it’s only the second

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  • Grainger opens season Friday vs. Union County

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 10:21 am

    RUTLEDGE — Coach Chad Tate and his Grainger Grizzlies open the 2014 season with a lot of new faces but with a high level of excitement. The Grizzlies will host Union County in the season opener Friday night at Grizzlies Stadium at 7:30 p.m., and Tate said his team is ready to hit someone else after a long preseason. “It will be a tough one for us as Union County

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Lifestyles

Engagement Announcements

Posted on August 16, 2014 at 7:37 pm

Hosman-Yount Mr. and Mrs. Allyn Hosman of Morristown announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Elizabeth Hosman, to Brian Lynn Yount, son of Earl and Geneva Yount, also of Morristown. The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Morristown West High School and a 2011 graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in Journalism and Electronic Media. The groom-elect is a 2004 graduate of Morristown West High School and

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  • Engagement Anouncements

    Posted on August 9, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Bryant-Cantley Mr. and Mrs. Keith Bryant of Johnson City announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Ashley, to Mr. Richard Jordan Cantley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rutherford of Knoxville and Mr. Gene Cantley of Corryton. The bride-elect is a 2011 graduate of the University of Tennessee, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences, with a concentration in Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology. She

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  • Wedding Announcements

    Posted on August 2, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Houts-Montgomery Jenna Anne Houts and Adam Newton Montgomery were united in marriage May 10, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in Villa Santa Cruz, Todas Santos, Baja California sur Mexico. The ceremony was officiated by Daniel Cooper, cousin of the bride. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Don Houts of Cardiff by the Sea, California and the granddaughter of Sam Stawisky and the late Lillian Stawisky of Los Angeles,

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Entertainment

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

‘The Blind Side’ to close Starlite season

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 12:39 pm

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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  • At the Movies

    Posted on August 22, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Empty Movie Theater

    EARTH TO ECHO, REISSUE After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, a group of kids embark on an adventure with an alien who needs their help. Rated PG. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 2:00 and 4:40. EXPENDABLES 3 Barney and his team, known as “The Expendables,” come into conflict with ruthless arms dealer Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables’ co-founder, who is determined to destroy the team.

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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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