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Three cancer survivors shared their stories with the crowd gathered in Rogersville City Park on Saturday afternoon for the annual Relay for Life event. From left to right are Beverly Davis, Amanda Manis and Scott Andrews.

Hawkins County raises money to fight cancer with Relay for Life

Posted on May 4, 2015 at 1:08 pm

Rogersville City Park hosted the Hawkins County Relay for Life main event on Saturday. Through the Relay for Life program, the American Cancer Society seeks to provide those funds. Relay for Life fundraising events take place in thousands of communities across the United States each year. The funds raised go directly to cancer research and cancer patient support programs. The event stretched throughout the day with booths providing food, a

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Morristown man accused of kidnapping and rape

Posted on May 4, 2015 at 1:09 pm

A Morristown man who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman Friday night has been charged with aggravated rape, kidnapping and assault, authorities say. Robert Sonny Edmonds Jr., 26, Shields Ferry Road, allegedly wrapped the woman’s wrists and ankles with clear plastic packing tape, rendering her “physically helpless,” before raping and sodomizing her, according to Detective Cpl. Bob Ellis with the Morristown Police Department. A medical doctor who examined the alleged victim

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  • Latest campaign spending report released

    Posted on May 4, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    Votes during the early-balloting period of the May 5 Morristown municipal election weren’t cheap, costing the candidates nearly $31 apiece, according to the candidates’ financial-disclosure statements. Eight candidates spent approximately $49,635 communicating their messages, an effort that produced just 1,608 early votes, the documents indicate. That’s $30.87 per vote. Dennis Wheeler, who is attempting to unseat incumbent Chris Bivens to represent Ward 2 on the Morristown City Council, was the

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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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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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Strawberry Fest events scheduled Tuesday

Posted on May 4, 2015 at 11:58 am

The Morristown Strawberry Festival continues on Tuesday with two big activities at Fred Miller Park. The Morristown Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring the Strawberry Toss Cornhole Tournament at 6 p.m. The entry fee for the tournament is $20 per team (teams are made of two people) with the format of the tournament being double elimination with buy back in option of $10. Interested people can register to enter the

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  • Rose Center Exhibit featuring Latino artist opens tonight

    Posted on May 1, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Latino art exhibit

    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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