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Two weeks of snow and ice hampered local small businesses, including those downtown. As warmer weather arrives, local business owners are encouraging residents to shop local as they get back out and into their normal routine.

After two weeks of winter weather, small businesses bounce back

Posted on February 28, 2015 at 10:12 pm

So now that most people in Morristown and the Lakeway Area are able to get out and about, it’s a great time to open the wallet to support local small businesses. Some opened a bit later than usual Friday, and some extended their hours in hopes to make up some of the revenue lost while they were forced to close their doors during the worst of the winter weather. “We’ve

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New Officer for the Hamblen County Republican Party include from left, treasurer Jack Rademacher, vice treasurer Larry Buchanan, chairman Mike Richardson, first vice chair Glenda Hicks and second vice chair Blake Sempkowski.

Hamblen GOP elects new officers

Posted on February 28, 2015 at 10:10 pm

The Hamblen County Republican Party met on Saturday morning for its executive committee meeting. The meeting was held to elect new officers to carry the torch for another big upcoming election cycle for the next two years. Mike Richardson was elected the new party chairman. Glenda Hicks will serve as first vice chair while Blake Sempkowski won the seat of second vice chair via ballot voting facing competition from David

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  • Website: Morristown top four safest Tennessee city

    Posted on February 28, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    At the tail end of one of stranger sequences of weather the Lakeway Area has seen in quite some time, comes some comforting news for Morristown residents. The website, www.Homeownersinsurance.com and it’s homeowner’s blog, Square One, recently named Morristown the fourth safest city in Tennessee in terms of severe weather. The work, done by blogger Shannon Ireland, ranks the state’s cities based on lightning, hail, tornado and flood damage. “Analysts

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  • After two weeks of winter weather, Lakeway Area in line for brief respite

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Michael and Lulu Mayes put the finishing touches on their snow sculpture of a white Siberian Tiger.  With warmer days ahead, the Lakeway Area is expected to get a break from weeks of snow and ice.

    If the Lakeway Area can outlast one more cold temperature day, a warmer and wetter March looms near according to the National Weather Service in Morristown. Meteorologist Jessica Winton said temperatures for Friday will remain cold and in the lower 30s for much of the area. The evening could see some action of flurries in the area, but the air should remain dry with lows in the 20s preventing accumulation.

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Sports

C-N softball set to host tournament this weekend

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 12:23 pm

JEFFERSON CITY — After snow and ice forced Carson-Newman away from the Mid-South Classic this weekend, softball coach Vickee Kazee-Hollifield created her own event to get the Eagles some games. “The last four or five days we have worked on this field to get it ready,” Kazee-Hollifield said. “So special thanks to our players, the football team and my husband for working on it so hard this past week. “I

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  • Eagles host series with Tusculum this weekend

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY — While the Silver Diamond Baseball Complex is being cleaned off from a week’s worth of snow, the Carson-Newman Eagles look to play baseball this weekend against the rival Tusculum Pioneers. Day one of the series will feature a doubleheader Saturday beginning at noon while the final game is Sunday at 2 p.m. The entire team has spent portions of the last 24 hours working to clean the

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  • Tennessee Smokies unveil 2015 promotional schedule

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    KODAK — The Tennessee Smokies announced Thursday their promotional schedule for the upcoming 2015 campaign, which promises to bring an exciting blend of baseball with family fun to “America’s Friendliest Ballpark.” The calendar includes 14 fireworks shows throughout the season, as well as giveaways before every Saturday home game, and numerous other promotions and theme nights over the course of the year. The full list of promotions can be found

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    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 2:55 pm

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Lifestyles

Engagement Announcement

Posted on February 28, 2015 at 6:19 pm

Kelly-Price Dr. Gary and Martha Kelly of Morristown announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Katherine, to Matthew Stewart Price, son of Leslie and Pam Price, also of Morristown. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of James and Roberta Kidd of Fayetteville, and Theresa Kelly and the late Gene Kelly of Columbus, Georgia. She graduated from Morristown West High in 2009 and from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2012 with a

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  • Engagement Announcement

    Posted on February 14, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    DeBord-Smith Vernon and Carolyn DeBord of Morristown announce the engagement and forth-coming marriage of their daughter, Wendy Nicole DeBord to Billy Lynn Smith, son of Donny and the late Terry Smith of Jefferson County. The bride-elect is the mother of Kristen Taylor Grizzell of Morristown. She is the granddaughter of the late John and Kate DeBord Wolfe of Eidson and the late Ray and Karlie Hurd of Rogersville. She is

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  • Anniversaries

    Posted on February 8, 2015 at 2:39 am

        Herbert and Marion Byrum Herbert and Marion Byrum of Morristown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015.  The couple was united in marriage at the home of the Rev. J.B. Ely in Morristown in 1965. Together they have have four children, Chris (Sue) Byrum, Holly (David) Newberry, Sunday (Michael) Reeves and Scott (Carol) Byrum; five grandchildren, Stacy (Landon) Gibson, Daniel Byrum, Amy Byrum, John Reeves

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Entertainment

The cast members of Encore’s production of “Into the Woods” performs. The play continues through March 8.

Encore production will huff and puff and bring the house down

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 12:25 pm

Immersing oneself in an experience other than your own is not only pleasurable, it’s a necessary part of mental survival – and there’s no better tool than local theater for gathering one’s wits. Proof is right there behind the curtain at Encore Theatrical Company’s “Into the Woods” during the next two weekends at Walters State Community College in Morristown. The set of “Into the Woods” takes the notion of creating

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Empty Movie Theater

    AMERICAN SNIPER Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle’s pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind. Rated R. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 in Morristown at 12:25, 4:05, 7:10 and 10:20. Showing at Towne Crossing 8 in Greeneville at 12:40, 3:40,

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  • Nighttime is right time to dance at Rose Center

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    The Rose Center will be alive with the sounds of tapping feet and rocking music on Friday, Feb. 20, when it holds its inaugural Night of the Dance. This special event is a fundraising performance to benefit the programs at the Rose. Night of the Dance is an evening of dance and live music performance featuring two local dance troupes and two local bands. The event was the idea of

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