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Students from Meadowview Middle School recently presented works of art as a donation with the Arts Builds Skills program of HC*EXCELL. The students donated art work to local industries including Tuff Torq in Morristown. From left are Meadowview Art teacher Kerry Stacy, Jonathan Ventura, Sammi Adams, Samantha Blackburn, Madicine Williams, James Craine, President of HC*EXCELL; Bob Carroll, Vice President; Naoki Yamakaji, President; Keith Andrews, Vice President all of Tuff Torq Corporation, Noelle Cox, Devin Stiner, Juan Figueroa, Lydia Mendez and Taylor Denton.

HC*EXCELL partners with middle school artists to provide works to local industries

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 12:02 pm

The hallways of spaces within two area businesses are a little more colorful and bright thanks to the work of Hamblen County middle schoolers. Students in the art class of Kerry Stacy at Meadowview Middle School recently completed and donated works of art to Morristown industries Colortech, Inc. and Tuff Torq. The artwork is a part of the Middle School Art and Industry pilot program designed by HC*EXCELL to develop

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Budget committee hears sheriff’s request

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 11:59 am

Of the $4.2 million budget increase requested by Hamblen County Sheriff Esco Jarnagin for Fiscal Year 2015-2016, the focus of his May 28 presentation to the county commission’s budget committee was a single line item. Jarnagin addressed commissioners in their usual meeting place at the courthouse, the benches behind him packed with sheriff’s department employees; a large group stood along the back wall. The single line item was identified as

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  • Garland named West High drum major

    Posted on May 29, 2015 at 11:59 am

    The 2015 marching season will be Morristown-Hamblen High School West senior Victoria Garland’s first year as drum major.

    For Morristown-Hamblen High School West senior Victoria Garland, each school year has housed a new challenge and she has reached greater heights. This year, she said she has achieved her greatest accomplishment and now faces an exciting and new task as the marching band drum major. “Last year, I got the opportunity to conduct the band,” she said. “We had our drum major, but when she was busy, I would

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  • Library kicks off summer reading program

    Posted on May 28, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Morristown-Hamblen Library Summer Reading participants, from left, Hailee Blanchard, Sophia Rasnic, Eli Rasnic and Harrison Kate Blanchard prepare to read books donated by HC*EXCELL and the Morristown Rotary Club AM  with volunteers and library hosts Mary Moffat, Vanda Murphy, Brittany Long, Shelly Shopshire and Eva Thompson. The program begins this coming Saturday with activities scattered through June.

    Behind every hero is the story of how they became one. This year’s Morristown-Hamblen Library Summer Reading Program is all about heroes both in literature and real life and their stories. The program runs Saturday, May 30 through July 11 at the library on 417 W. Main Street in Morristown. Children ages 0-12 can be registered now through the program. Shelly Shopshire of the library said the program helps young

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Walters State’s Colie Currie hit a home run during the Senators 14-6 victory over Chattahoochee Valley on Thursday at the JUCO World Series in Grand Junction, Colo. The Senators will play again today at 9 p.m. ET.

Senators survive, advance at JUCO World Series

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 10:38 am

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Second ranked Walters State kept their hopes for a national championship alive Thursday afternoon in the Alpine Bank JUCO World Series by knocking off ninth ranked Chattahoochee Valley 14-6 in a game shortened to seven innings by the mercy rule in front of 3,112 fans at Sam Suplizio Field. The Senators belted 14 hits, including three home runs, and they only briefly trailed in the second

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  • Osuna, Grosvenor putting up big numbers for WSCC

    Posted on May 29, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Walters State’s Raymon Osuna crosses home plate after a home run, while teammate Ross Grosvenor waits to congratulate him. The duo has been a lethal force for the Senators during the JUCO World Series.

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Walters State’s 1-2 punch of Ramon Osuna and Ross Grosvenor is becoming quite a hit at Sam Suplizio Field this week. The two have combined to record 17 hits, six home runs, five doubles, scored 11 runs and drove in 22 runs in the seance ranked Senators four games in the Alpine Bank JUCO World Series, and they have either scored or drove in 33 of

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  • No. 2 WSCC drops first game of JUCO World Series to No. 14 Northwest Florida 10-7

    Posted on May 28, 2015 at 11:32 am

    A dissappointed Walters State baseball team walks off of Sam Suplizio Field after their first loss at the JUCO World Series to Northwest Florida on Wednesday night. The Senators will play Chattahoochee Valley today at 5 p.m. ET in an elimination game.

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Fourteenth ranked Northwest Florida State kept heir hot bats warm in the early going and got just enough pitching to hold off second ranked Walters State 10-7 on Wednesday night in front of 8,969 fans at Sam Suplizio Field in a battle of the last two unbeaten teams in the JUCO World Series. The Raiders belted four home runs and scored in each of the first

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Birth Announcements

Posted on May 23, 2015 at 5:19 pm

Leslie and Donald Sutton of Bybee announce the birth of a son, Jacob Nathaniel Sutton, born March 19, 2015 at UT Medical Center.  He weighed 9 lbs. 4oz.  He is the brother of Levi Sutton. He is the grandson of Joe and Laura Gibson, Peggy Sutton and the late Jeffery Sutton.   Valene and Luis Aquilar of Morristown announce the birth of a daughter, Izabella Sofia Aquilar, born May 19,

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on May 16, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Carpenter-Gossett Ronnie and Rebecca Carpenter of Morristown announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Tiffany Breanna Jean Carpenter, to Justin Tyler Gossett, son of David and Melissa Gossett of Morristown. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Donald Carpenter and the late Martha Henson of Morristown, the late Dewey Russell of Morristown and the late Cecilia Russell of Powell. She is a 2013 graduate of Morristown-Faith Christian Academy. She attends New

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on May 9, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Daugherty-Young Danny and Patricia Young announce the engagement and forth-coming marriage of their son, Nathaniel Brock Young, to Kendra Elise Daugherty, daughter of Kevin and Janella Daugherty, all of Morristown. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Roy Sr. and Christene Marsh of Tazewell and Abraham and the late Elizabeth Daugherty of Tazewell. She is a 2009 graduate of Morristown West High School and a 2014 graduate of East Tennessee State

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At the Movies

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 8:27 am

ALOHA   A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and reconnects with a long-ago lover while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him. Rated PG13. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 in Morristown at 11:45, 2:20, 5:05, 7:40 and 10:15. Showing at Towne Crossing 8 in Greeneville at 12:55, 3:35, 6:55 and 9:25. AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON When Tony Stark tries

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  • Whitewater rafting season kicks off

    Posted on May 15, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Whitewater rafting on the Pigeon River kicked off officially on Wednesday. Members of the Pigeon River Permit Association, representatives of Duke Energy, and Cocke County officials discussed to new season during a meeting at Waterville. Daniel Sutton, president of the Pigeon River Permitees Association, said his group has been concerned that the rafting fees are not being used to market tourism. Currently, the collected fees go into the county’s general

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  • Morristown Theatre Guild to hold 24-hour film festival in June

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 11:06 am

    The Morristown Theatre Guild is striving to get involved with the ever advancing world of technology through its latest competition idea, a 24-hour film festival. Creative director Joe Powell explained that many communities and schools have been hosting similar events for years. “We wanted to expand the idea of acting and performance and creating more than what can be created on stage,” he said. “It’s all a part of the

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