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Making a non-emergency visit to the cath lab at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System are, from left, Morristown cardiologist Dr. Sunil Ramaprasad, Jefferson County Paramedic Wayne Holt, Dr. Pragnesh Patel, Fred Duane Fangio and paramedic Steve Helton.

Quick medical response has Texas trucker ready to hit the road

Posted on December 24, 2014 at 8:52 am

Paris, Texas tractor trailer driver is home with his family for Christmas thanks to a miracle story that took place earlier this month in Morristown. Kathy Fangio said she was home and attempted to reach her husband on the phone. “I called him and no one answered,” she said. It wasn’t unusual for her call to go unanswered. As a long-distance trucker, 50-year-old Fred Duane Fangio was often out of

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Volunteers devoted to Holiday Hope Fund

Posted on December 24, 2014 at 8:50 am

There’s a children’s Bible song that contains the line, “Be careful little hands, what you do.” With regard to supporting the community’s needy, that line is applicable to adults as well. Writing checks or counting out cash for charitable donations, especially those for children, should be done with as much care and discernment as is used when raising a family. Longtime Morristown-Hamblen Central Services volunteer Faith Bauer demonstrates that type

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  • Santa flies in for Kingswood children

    Posted on December 24, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Santa uses his spectacles to read the name listed on a gift, as children from Kingswood School eagerly wait inside a hanger at the Morristown Airport (Moore Morrell Field). Santa piloted a 1943 L2 Grasshopper plane carrying a large sack of toys and clothing to the field.

    So … when Santa wants to give his reindeer a rest, how does he deliver presents? He borrows a World War II-era plane, of course. The clear weather above Morristown on Monday was conducive to flying, so the big, jolly fellow arranged for children who reside at Kingswood School in Bean Station to meet him at Moore-Murrell Field. Accompanied by their house parents, more than 20 children arrived to gather

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  • Food City supports local non-profits through Race Against Hunger

    Posted on December 23, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Food City Morristown management present representatives of local non-profits with donations raised from the grocery store chain’s annual Race Against Hunger campaign on Dec. 18 at the Popkin Town Center (Berkline) location. Clockwise from left are Amanda Gulley, store manager; David Morelock, Barton Springs store manager; Brady Parvin, district manager; Johnny Hannon, Masengill Springs store manager; Dohreen and Tom Winkler, Buffalo Baptist Church Food Pantry; Barbara Simmons, Morristown-Hamblen Central Services; Doug Moody, Kingswood School; and Sue and Hobe Williams, Daily Bread.

    The new Food City location at Popkin Town Center in Morristown — commonly called the Berkline store — was the scene of an annual check handoff from company management to Lakeway Area nonprofits on Dec. 18. The donations, as part of the Food City Race Against Hunger holiday campaign, were presented to agencies that provide food items to the region’s needy. Representatives from the food pantry at Buffalo Baptist Church,

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The 2014 Citizen Tribune All-Lakeway Area football award winners are from left Cosby’s Dereck Weeks (Player of the Year), Morristown West’s DeAndre Delaney (Offensive Player of the Year), Morristown West coach Lamar Brown (Coach of the Year), Morristown West’s Calvin Smith (Co-Defensive Player of the Year) and Morristown East’s Jacob Samsel (Co-Defensive Player of the Year). For the rest of the 2014 Citizen Tribune All-Lakeway Area Football Team, see page B-2.

Cosby’s Weeks earns Player of the Year honor

Posted on December 24, 2014 at 7:40 am

For a young man of such few words, Cosby quarterback Dereck Weeks allows his numbers to do the talking. And this year those numbers were good enough to gain him the Citizen Tribune All-All-Lakeway Area Player of the Year honor. “It’s a great feeling,” the naturally mum senior quarterback said of the award. The numbers that he produced might have evoked more excitement as he accounted for 1,066 yards on

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  • ‘Tis the season for Christmas wishes

    Posted on December 24, 2014 at 7:37 am

    It’s Christmas time once again, and with that comes the joy of family, friends, gifts and the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. In addition, it’s time for my annual Christmas wish list for local, state and national figures. I’ve been making a list, I’ve checked it twice, and to be honest you won’t be left out whether you are naughty or nice. So without further adieu, let my

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  • Grainger girls end Hilton Head

    Posted on December 23, 2014 at 10:04 am

    HILTON HEAD, S.C. — The Grainger girls closed their run in the Hilton Head Seahawk Christmas Classic this week with a pair of wins to capture the consolation bracket title. The Lady Grizzlies rolled to a 54-39 victory over Greenville (S.C.) behind a 33-point effort from Blake Lamb. Karli Combs added eight points in the win. Sienna Hicks recorded eight points in the loss. Grainger won its final game in

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Engagement Announcements

Posted on December 20, 2014 at 6:23 pm

Dean-Darnell David and Brenda Dean of Russellville and Melody and Steve Waits of Greeneville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jacqueline (Jackie) Dean, to Landon Darnell. The bride-elect is the mother of Addison Marie. She is the granddaughter of Nancy Dean and the late Kenneth Dean of Greeneville and Kyle and Joan Harris of Greeneville. She is a 2009 graduate of West Greene High School. She is

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  • Engagement Announcement

    Posted on December 6, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Reece-Fillers Michael Frank Fillers II and Ashley Nicole Reece announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mike Reece and Vicki Reece of Morristown. She is the granddaughter of the late Kenneth and Lynnie Reece of Morristown, the late Charles “Buddy” Canter of Glade Springs, Virginia and the late June Keesee Canter of Chilhowie, Virginia. She graduated in 2003 from Morristown East High School. She is

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on December 4, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Housley-Potter Jeremy Potter and Jessica Housley announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Tony Housley and Betty Thomas. She is the granddaughter of Ronnie and Janice Housley, Paul King and Brenda King. She is a 2011 graduate of Morristown-Hamblen High School East. The groom-elect is the son of Perry and Paula Potter. He is the grandson of the late Ray Potter and Charlcie Marshall and

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Tai Chi instructor Nancy Holder demonstrates a move being followed by, from left, Beverly Beddingfield, Ann Krance, Elenore Patrick and Jim Perdue.

Senior Center to offer Tai Chi

Posted on December 20, 2014 at 6:37 pm

The Senior Citizens Center, Inc. in Morristown will once again offer Tai Chi classes beginning Tuesday, Jan. 6 and Thursday, Jan. 8. Both classes will run from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and will continue weekly. This gentle exercise program is suitable for anyone and can be adapted to any level of fitness. There is even a seated modification that can be practiced if standing is difficult or not possible. Participants

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  • Rose Center to host New Year’s Eve Celebration

    Posted on December 20, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Rose Center in Morristown will host its fourth annual New Year’s Eve celebration with the Al Curtis Orchestra performing. The evening will be hosted by the Rose Center Council for the Arts beginning at 9 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 31, the evening will feature live music, food and fun to ring in 2015. “This is a great way to spend this special holiday,” said Executive Director Drew Ogle. There will be

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  • WSCC Smoky Mountains Expo Center announces January events

    Posted on December 20, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Walters State Community College’s Great Smoky Mountains Expo Center is offering several events in January. Lakeway Amateur Radio Club: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 3. Admission is $8. Contact Gloria Pritikin at 865-674-7884 for more information. Hamblen County Car Club’s Winter Angel Expo Car Show: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 17 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 18. Admission is $5 for ages 12

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