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TBI agents process the Dodge Charger assigned to Newport Detective Captain James Holt. The adjacent silver Ford Fusion was assigned to Newport Detective Captain Lynn Shults.

Newport alderwoman, police captains, indicted in TBI investigation

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:43 am

Two Newport police officers and a Newport alderwoman were among the four individuals indicted Wednesday by a Cocke County grand jury in connection with an ongoing drug, money laundering and stolen property investigation. Those indicted include Newport Alderwoman Kathy Holt, 50, and her husband, Detective Captain James Holt, 59, and son, 31-year-old Kenneth Myers. The fourth person indicted was Newport police Captain Lynn Shults, 54, brother of Newport Chief of

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Hamblen early voting turnout among worst in state

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:41 am

So far, early voting numbers in Hamblen County are the second worst in the state in comparison to the 2010 election. Out of 95 counties, only Shelby County had a bigger drop in turnout for early voting than Hamblen County’s An early voting comparison through four days of early voting in August 2010 and August 2014 show a drop of 1,124 votes in Hamblen County and a drop of 1,798

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  • Deluge soaks eastern Hamblen County

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Normally at about this time of the summer, lawns are beginning to turn brown and dry up. It looked like the Lakeway Area was on tap to follow that trend. And then the rains came. In recent weeks, East Tennessee has been on the receiving end of inches of rains that could take the area out of the “abnormally dry” reading. Meteorologist Tod Hyslop with the National Weather Service office

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  • Two Newport Police Dept. Captains and an alderwoman charged in alleged drug, stolen goods and money laundering operation

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    A Newport alderwoman and two captains in the detective division of the Newport Police Department were among four individuals indicted Wednesday by a Cocke County Grand Jury in connection with an ongoing drug, money laundering and stolen property investigation. Director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Mark Gwyn and Fourth Judicial District Attorney General Jimmy Dunn called a news conference to announce the indictments today in the misconduct case involving

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Nick Jeffers of Morristown swings in the Junior League boys state tournament held in Portland. Morristown lost in the championship to Lexington, 8-7.

Junior League boys eliminated by one run in Tennessee State tourney

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 10:32 am

PORTLAND – Trailing 8-7 with the bases loaded in the state championship, the Morristown Junior League boys team had their chance to win in the bottom of the final inning. In the end, the Cinderella run by coach Mike Martin’s team wasn’t meant to be as Lexington held on to capture the one-run victory. Morristown trailed one point at 5-0 and later 8-3, but clawed their way back with all

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  • Junior League wins twice, will play for title; Senior League boys eliminated

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:34 am

    The Morristown Junior League prays after a victory over Spring Hill and Goodlettesville to move into state championship game on Wednesday. The team won two games on Tuesday to advance to the state championship, which will start today in Portland.

    PORTLAND – After losing to Gallatin early in the tournament, the Morristown Junior League boys continue to grind their way to the top of the state tournament. After picking up to victories on Tuesday, the thoughts of making the championship game as became a reality for coach Mike Martin’s team. Morristown opened the day with a 10-5 victory over Spring Hill and then disposed Goodletsville 19-9 to advance to the

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  • Junior League pick up 7-1 victory, Senior League advances despite loss

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Junior League pitcher Andrew Carpenter pitches in the state tournament in Portland. Carpenter has helped lead the team to two tournament victories so far. Coach Mike Martin’s team defeated Smith County 7-1 on Monday night to stay alive. The team will play again today in hopes of advancing.

    PORTLAND – The Junior League boys kept their season alive on Monday night with a 7-1 victory over Smith County. With the win over Smith County, the Junior League squad will possibly play two games today starting at a time changed 3 p.m central game against Spring Hill. Morristown coach Mike Martin said the team stepped up in a big way in the win. “We got strong pitching and some

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Engagement Announcements

Posted on July 19, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Mayes-Seal Anna Katie Mayes and Travis Glenn Seal announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Roger and Debbie Mayes of Tazewell. She is the granddaughter of Sterl and Mattie Bell Mayes of Middlesboro, Kentucky and George and Cleo Yoakum of Middlesboro, Kentucky. She is a 2000 graduate of Middlesboro High School of Middlesboro, Kentucky and a 2007 graduate of East Tennessee State University. She is

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on July 12, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Allen-Talley George and Josephine Allen of Dandridge announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Stacie Lushawna Allen, to Thomas Eugene Talley Jr. He is the son of Mr. Thomas Talley Sr. and the late Mrs. Elaine Talley of Morristown. The bride-elect is a 1992 graduate of Jefferson County High School in Dandridge. She is a certified nursing assistant and is employed at Tennova Hospital in Jefferson City. The

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on July 5, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Vannoy-Montgomery Donnie and Robin Vannoy of Morristown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Halie Denise Vannoy, to Nicholas Alexander Montgomery, son of Mike and Benita Montgomery of Austin, Texas. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Pat Musick and the late Robert Musick, and Roy and Juanita Johnson, all of Morristown. She is a 2009 graduate of Morristown-Hamblen High School East and a 2012 graduate of Middle Tennessee

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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.

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

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 12:31 pm

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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  • Play Fred Miller Park? Yes, he CanJoe*

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 11:40 am

    CanJoe* John, left, jams with some friends at the Grand Old Opry in Nashville. John will be playing Fred Miller Park Friday night.

    Grab the entire family and head out to Fred Miller Park on Friday, July 25 for a truly unique experience. The Morristown Parks and Recreation Department will host its “Summer Jam” concert featuring CanJoe* John from 7 to 9 p.m. CanJoe* John makes his unique sound by playing a stick, a string, and a can, also known as a canjo. Canjoe* John was one of the first people to receive

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