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Walk to Remember: ALPS main fundraiser raises more than $44K

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 10:48 pm

More participants translated into more dollars raised during the 2014 ALPS Walk to Remember on July 26 in Morristown, with total fundraising topping out at $44,385. “I was very, very excited when all was totaled up,” ALPS Adult Day Services Marketing and Fundraising Coordinator Cookie Larkin said. “We were down a bit last year, and this brings us up about six grand from there.” More than 300 community supporters walked

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Haslam presents WSCC Greeneville a $1M grant

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 11:08 pm

GREENEVILLE- The future of the Walters State Community College’s Greeneville campus in the downtown area will be a more accessible and pedestrian friendly one after Gov. Bill Haslam presented a million dollar grant on Friday. The grant, allocated through congressional funding, will help complete phase one of the campus’ pedestrian facilities project. The project includes making crosswalks for pedestrians on North Main Street and Tusculum Boulevard and connecting the downtown

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  • West students get Tuff experience

    Posted on July 26, 2014 at 10:59 pm


    Two Hamblen County students who participated in a seven-week internship at Tuff Torq garnered community-wide interest during a company reception held on their last day of work, July 25. Anthony Chapman and Matthew McDonald, seniors at Morristown-Hamblen High School West, discussed their experiences with real-time technology during a breakfast hosted by Tuff Torq management. “I got some education on how everything works together in a plant setting,” McDonald said. “I

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  • Retired veteran seeks fresh start at WSCC

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Allen Yokley, left, shows a picture of his 1985 basic training unit to Dr. Jeff Horner, dean of natural sciences at Walters State. Yokley saw action in Panama, Afghanistan and Iraq. Now, he’s using his G.I. Bill benefits to pursue a career in radiography.

    Allen Yokley, who saw action in three conflicts, has a simple message for fellow veterans who are thinking about using educational benefits: start early and don’t let your benefits expire. Yokley is a pre-radiography major at Walters State Community College. “I realized my eligibility for benefits wouldn’t last forever. If I wanted to use them, I had to get started,” said Yokley. In general, Montgomery G.I. Bill benefits must be

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Sunshine Girls: Morristown loses wild game in Florida

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 10:26 pm

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA – With a first pitch starting at 10 a.m. and the last pitch ending after 6 p.m., the Morristown 13-14 girls team were shown first hand how crazy Florida’s weather could be. After enduring two lightning delays and a long rain delay, the Morristown team representing Tennessee fell to Virginia 12-8 in the opening round of pool play in the Southeast Regional Tournament. Morristown will face West

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  • Sparks, Eagles unveil new uniforms

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Carson-Newman coach Ken Sparks and the Eagles football team recently announced and unveiled numerous changes to their football uniforms for the upcoming season.

    JEFFERSON CITY – After the debut of Carson-Newman’s new Nike Foggy grey uniforms, the Eagles took to the catwalk for a fashion show to display all 16 of their uniform combinations Thursday at the Ken Sparks Athletic Complex. The Eagles can throw together different arrangements of Nike Pro Combat (blue and white), Beast (orange) and Get Loose (the new Foggy grey) uniforms. “This was real fun,” defensive end William Alderman

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  • Astros drop close game to Mets, 1-0

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 9:59 am

    GREENEVILLE – The Greeneville Astros (15-18), after splitting two games at Kingsport, hosted the Mets (16-16) in the rubber match at Pioneer Park on Thursday night. In the sixth inning, the Mets scored the lone run of the game on a solo homer from Ivan Wilson to give them a 1-0 victory to claim the split series. Despite having just two hits in the game, the Astros nearly tied it

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Belk seeks child models for Kidfest

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Belk has announced its bi-annual Kidfest activities will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9, from noon to 3 p.m. at all locations. Activities include runway fashion shows featuring local children as models wearing Belk’s latest fashion trends and styles for kids. The 2014 Kidfest is encouraging kids to get healthy and active, and the day will include sports games and an obstacle course. Other activities and entertainment will include refreshments,

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on July 26, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Reynolds-Wilder Jennifer Reynolds and Jon Wilder of Greeneville announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Bobby and Eileene Reynolds of Afton. She is the granddaughter of the late Bob and Esther Reynolds and late Bob and Gerline Crumley. She is a graduate of Chuckey-Doak High School in Afton and Walters State Community College. She is employed with Keep Greene Beautiful and she is leadership director

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  • Giving Back: Carson-Newman players help Food on Foot

    Posted on July 26, 2014 at 4:52 pm

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    For the more than 360 children waiting in line to sign-up for the annual Tennessee Food on Foot backpack giveaway, their patience was rewarded with an extra treat as the Carson-Newman University football team took over the non-profit. Almost 20 players from the team volunteered their time on Wednesday to help register the kids, pass out food bags, sign autographs and play with the kids. This year made for the

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At the Movies

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 8:16 am

AND SO IT GOES ON A self-centered realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he’s suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home. Rated PG13. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 12:20, 3:00, 5:30 and 8:30. BEGIN AGAIN Gretta and her long-time boyfriend, Dave, are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for

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  • Rose Center Summer Players to present “A Wrinkle in Time”

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    The cast of “A Wrinkle in Time” takes a break from rehearsals for the show that will open at 7 p.m. July 24. The Rose Center Summer Players production will continue July 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. and July 26 and 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 and are available by calling 423-586-9260.

    The annual production of the Rose Center Summer Players will delve into the strange and unknown with its 2014 show, “A Wrinkle in Time, based on Madeleine L’Engle’s classic book. The story presents a trio of young friends who journey across time and space on a rescue mission for their father, with the help of some very unusual characters who are much more than they seem to be. The characters

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  • Wallen to perform in Sneedville

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Morgan Wallen will perform Saturday evening at the Clinch River Market in Sneedville at 7. He will sign autographs prior to the show.

    Morgan Wallen, a Hancock County native and contestant on this year’s season of NBC’s “The Voice,” will perform and meet with fans Saturday in Sneedville. Wallen, who is currently working in the studio on an album, will be at the Clinch River Market in Sneedville, at 127 Tazewell Highway Saturday. Wallen will perform at 7 p.m. but is scheduled to meet and great with fans from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30

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