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Fundraiser to help get girl fighting rare disease to specialists for treatment in Florida

Posted on May 3, 2015 at 11:04 am

Two years ago a young Morristown girl would dance in her living room pretending to be a young ballerina. Her steps that were once pointed and boundless suddenly were lost in the translation of her own body. After a difficult time period of doctor visits and utter confusion, finally a diagnosis of a rare neurological movement disorder called Dsytonia was given. Brooklyn Jade Balzano is now 9-years-old and she and

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Inside Morristown’s sewer system

Posted on May 3, 2015 at 10:43 am

Cities across the country are facing the realities of neglected infrastructures – thanks in part to Federal and State involvement – and meeting the challenge head-on will not be cheap for urban residents, or in the case of Morristown, utility rate payers. In Moristown, where warnings about the sewer systems needs went basically unheeded prior to 2005, the costs will be extensive as repairs and upgrades have been mandated by

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  • Velder named new shelter director

    Posted on May 3, 2015 at 10:39 am

    The Morristown-Hamblen Humane Society board of directors has appointed a new director for the animal shelter. Pamela Velder will take over as director beginning on May 11. Velder originally from Ohio, moved to Morristown last year after living in Tacoma Washington. While in Tacoma, Velder worked for more than seven years in the animal control division for the city of over 200,000 people. Velder said when she came to Morristown

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  • Authorities round up Morristown cocaine traffickers

    Posted on May 1, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Law enforcement officials Thursday afternoon began a roundup of alleged high-volume Morristown cocaine traffickers that continued until early this morning, authorities say. Five defendants, including four Mexican nationals, were booked into the Hamblen County Jail on Tennessee Bureau of Investigation forms, but it strongly appears they will be prosecuted in U.S. District Court in Greeneville. Josh DeVine, a TBI spokesman, this morning referred all inquires about the case to the

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Morristown East’s Ryan Lloyd throws a pitch during the Hurricanes game against Cherokee on Saturday.

East wins second straight game in as many days, with 7-2 victory over Cherokee

Posted on May 3, 2015 at 9:37 am

The Morristown East Hurricanes are now in the driver’s seat in the District 2-AAA baseball tournament, after they defeated Cherokee 7-2 Saturday afternoon in the winner’s bracket round. East had a masterful pitching performance from starter Ryan Lloyd, who threw six innings, gave up two runs, four hits, two walks and struck out six batters. At one point, Lloyd retired 11 batters in a row. ‘Canes head coach Ryan Haun

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  • Smith homer keeps Morristown West alive in District 2-AAA Tournament

    Posted on May 3, 2015 at 6:30 am

    Morristown East’s Ryan Lloyd throws a pitch during the Hurricanes game against Cherokee on Saturday.

    Things looked mighty bleak through four innings for the Morristown West Trojans Saturday afternoon as they tried to avoid elimination from the District 2-AAA baseball tournament. The Trojans trailed 2-0, with only two hits, and had struggled defensively in the first four innings of the game. Trojans Park was quite, but Calvin Smith changed all of that with one massive swing of his bat in the bottom of the fifth

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  • Parks and Recreation HOF adds Hatfield, Rooney, Wild

    Posted on May 1, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    The 38th annual Citizen Tribune Parks and Recreation Hall of Fame Induction Banquet was held Thursday night at First Presbyterian Church. From left, are new Hall of Fame members David Wild, Dr. William Rooney and Kevin Hatfield along with guest speaker Nick Reveiz.

    The area’s top football players, cross country state champions and three individuals who have made long-standing contributions to the youth of Morristown were honored Thursday night during the 38th Annual Citizen Tribune Morristown Parks and Recreation Hall of Fame Induction Banquet. Prior to the induction of the new Hall of Fame members and honoring of the area’s top athletes, a familiar face kicked things off as the guest speaker. Former

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    How to fix your credit score

    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 2:55 pm


    Unfortunately, quick fixes and improving your credit score do not go together. It’s kind of like a diet. Gaining weight usually happens over a period of time and so does bad credit. In fact, beware of advice that claims to improve your credit fast. The best advice, much like your weight, is to manage it responsibly over time. In addition to making smart credit decisions, you also have to be

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Posted on April 25, 2015 at 6:47 pm

Sofie Brin Mullins turned 1-year-old on March 29, 2015. She celebrated at home with a Baby Minnie Mouse party surrounded by her family and friends. She attends Union Missionary Baptist Church. Sofie is the daughter of Calvin and Wendy Mullins of Thorn Hill. She is the granddaughter of Flip and Sharlene Mullins of Sneedville and Wendell and Jenny Singleton of Thorn Hill.   Alianna Romero Valdez celebrated her 3rd birthday

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  • East Tennessee names endangered heritage sites

    Posted on April 18, 2015 at 11:05 pm

      Each year the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance (ETPA) presents a list of endangered heritage sites. These places are irreplaceable assets to both their respective communities and our entire region. The preservation of these structures matters for many reasons. Historic places evoke strong memories and provide community identity. They make individuals part of a collective continuum of human experience, linking people to the past and to future generations. Sometimes these

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on April 18, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Courtney Lynn Worthington and Clarke Greene II

    Worthington – Greene Stacy and Tammy Worthington of Russellville announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Courtney Lynn Worthington, to Timothy Clark Greene II, son of Timothy and Sharon Greene of Russellville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of James and Nancy Marsh of Russellville, the late Ethel Marsh, the late Elmer and Sandra Worthington of Rogersville and the late Doyle and Mary Officer of Morristown. She is a 2009 graduate

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Latino art exhibit

Rose Center Exhibit featuring Latino artist opens tonight

Posted on May 1, 2015 at 11:47 am

As part of its Latino Lakeway Celebration, Rose Center has installed a new exhibit titled “Latin Fusion.” The exhibit features five Latin American artists with work in a wide range of styles. At the opening reception Friday, May 1 at 7 p.m., guests will be able to sample a variety of Latin American foods and listen to Latin music. “Latin Fusion” brings together Rafael Casco, Delia Flores and Helio Flores,

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on May 1, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Empty Movie Theater

    AGE OF ADELINE A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After years of a solitary life, she meets a man for whom it might be worth losing her immortality. Rated PG13. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 in Morristown at 11:40, 2:25, 5:10, 7:55 and 10:35. AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON 3D When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program,

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  • Strawberry Festival kicking off 11th year

    Posted on April 28, 2015 at 11:32 am

    The 2015 edition of the Morristown Strawberry Festival is drawing near with a variety of activities within the community leading up to the big festival on Saturday, May 16. The festival in its 11th year will official kick off this Saturday, May 2 with the Strawberry Pancake Breakfast at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2435 West Andrew Johnson Highway in Morristown. The breakfast will be from 8 to 10 a.m. featuring

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