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Dr. Dale Lynch, director of Hamblen County Schools, takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Saturday during the first game of the Citizen Tribune Kickoff Classic as West principal Jeff Moorhouse watches.

ALS Challenge raising awareness, dollars

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 11:59 am

Unless you’ve been under a rock for most of August, you’ve seen people lining up to dump ice-cold water all over themselves while challenging their friends, neighbors, co-workers (and enemies), to do the same. But what’s it all about? The Ice Bucket Challenge is the brainstorm of Pete Frates of Beverly, Massachusetts. The former Division 1 Boston College baseball player was diagnosed with ALS in 2012. But what is ALS?

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Relocated traffic cameras staying busy

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 11:57 am

The four relocated citation-issuing traffic cameras on Highway 25-E and Highway 160 were clicking with frequency during their first month of operation, yet how much revenue they will generate remains an unanswered questions, sources say. During the first month of operation, Morristown Police Department officers validated 1,960 citations on the two thoroughfares, according to Redflex Traffic Systems. Four of the citations were issued to motorist traveling in excess of 100

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  • A new day, a new Dollar Tree

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Dollar Tree store manager Catherine Clark welcomes customers on Monday to the retail chain’s new location in the Masengill Springs development in Morristown. The development’s anchor, Food City, is expected to open Oct. 22.

    The staggered openings of businesses located within the Masengill Springs development in Morristown continued on Monday, Aug. 25 when Dollar Tree began operations of its new store. Although site work is continuing, a completed access road and parking area greeted customers. The Masengill Springs store is the second location in Morristown for the retail chain. “It’s coming along really good,” Masengill Springs’ developer Mike Bunch said. “Over the next week,

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  • HomeTrust change official

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    HomeTrust Bank

    The signs for HomeTrust Bank in Morristown were unveiled this morning, officially announcing the completion of the 12-office system conversion that began with the merger of Jefferson Federal Bank into HomeTrust, effective May 31. “We have looked forward to the unveiling of our new name and logo for the past several months,” Andy Smith, HomeTrust Bank East Tennessee regional president, said. “We are excited to officially be a part of

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Sports

Jefferson County’s Makaila Woolard (18) splits the arms of Grainger’s Langley Morgan (7)with a spike during Monday’s volleyball match at Grainger High School.

JCHS takes down Grainger in three

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 11:01 am

RUTLEDGE — The Grainger Lady Grizzlies and Jefferson County Patriots battled in an epic game two of their volleyball match Monday night producing a score that is rare at the high school level. The Lady Patriots won the match over the home-standing Lady Grizzlies 3-0 but it was the second game which produced a high score at 33-31. After the Lady Pats won the first game 25-19, the two squads

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  • East golf teams grab pair of wins

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 10:57 am

    ROCKFORD — Morristown East’s golf teams picked up a pair of wins Monday afternoon over South-Doyle and Gibbs at Egwani Farms Golf Course. The Hurricanes won the boys’ match easily, as they posted a team score of 174 to top Gibbs (187) and South-Doyle (218). Hunter Blanken had the round of the day with a score of 35 to lead East in the win. Connor Long added a 44, while

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  • Worley more comfortable now as starting QB for UT

    Posted on August 25, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Editor’s Note: This is the first of seven stories on the Tennessee football team that will run this week leading up to Sunday’s season opener against Utah State. KNOXVILLE — “Justin Worley will be our starting quarterback moving forward. He’s earned the right to be the starting quarterback at the University of Tennessee.” And with those words, Butch Jones settled the quarterback competition for good last week at the team’s

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Lifestyles

Fashion Show

Fall Fashion Show to benefit ALPS

Posted on August 24, 2014 at 12:52 am

It’s couture time in East Tennessee. Sure, there’s that fall game with the oddly shaped ball, but fashion is as important in the stands as knowing all the words to the school fight song. Kelley Marie Chic Boutique has suited up local models to assist Lakeway Area fashionistas to find just the right look from activities at Neyland Stadium to the office or a neighborhood gathering at the backyard fire

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on August 23, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Bates – Chambers Ashley Bates and Heath Chambers announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride elect is the daughter of Cynthia Hass Brady of Newport and Chip Bates of Johnson City. She is a literacy tutor for Save the Children at Northwest Elementary The groom elect is the son of Terri and Bobby Sawyer of Newport and Ed and Carole Chambers of Maryville. The wedding ceremony is planned for

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on August 16, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Hosman-Yount Mr. and Mrs. Allyn Hosman of Morristown announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Elizabeth Hosman, to Brian Lynn Yount, son of Earl and Geneva Yount, also of Morristown. The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Morristown West High School and a 2011 graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in Journalism and Electronic Media. The groom-elect is a 2004 graduate of Morristown West High School and

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Entertainment

In this film publicity image released by Warner Bros., Sandra Bullock is shown in a scene from, "The Blind Side."

‘The Blind Side’ to close Starlite season

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Before the gridiron battles begin Saturday for fans of the Morristown high schools, eager football fans can get some pre-game action at the final Starlite Cinema showing tonight. The Morristown Parks and Recreation Department will show “The Blind Side,” the 2012 bio-drama based on Tennessee Titan Michael Oher’s life. The movie will be shown at dusk (around 8:30) at Fred Miller Park in Morristown. This will be the final movie

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on August 22, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Empty Movie Theater

    EARTH TO ECHO, REISSUE After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, a group of kids embark on an adventure with an alien who needs their help. Rated PG. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 2:00 and 4:40. EXPENDABLES 3 Barney and his team, known as “The Expendables,” come into conflict with ruthless arms dealer Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables’ co-founder, who is determined to destroy the team.

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  • Rose Center announces ‘An Omega Exhibit’ art exhibition

    Posted on July 11, 2014 at 9:08 am

    “Monument Tree with Deer” by Dr. R. Earl Cleveland will be among his exhibit “Omega” which will be displayed at Rose Center’s Edith Davis Gallery.

    Rose Center announces the “An Omega Exhibit,” an exhibition of the works of artist Dr. R. Earl Cleveland. The exhibit will be on display in the newly renovated Edith Davis Gallery at Rose Center in Morristown through July 31. The public is invited to an opening reception Sunday, July 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. Dr. Cleveland will give a gallery talk during the reception. The show is titled “Omega”

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