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Kids race for Easter eggs at the Easter Eggscellent Adventure at Fred Miller Park sponsored by the Morristown Parks and Recreation Department.

Big turnout for Eggscellent Adventure

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 11:42 am

More than just Peter Cottontail, a colony of children hopped down the bunny trail on their way to hunt for Easter eggs on Tuesday. The annual Easter Eggscellent Adventure sponsored by the Morristown Parks and Recreation Department once again drew a large crowd of an estimated 1,500 people for the Morristown community egg hunt. Parks and Recreation program director Jennifer Gentry said, “Once again we were blessed with wonderful weather

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Governor opts to restore case management funding in budget

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 11:40 am

Mental health professionals and patients across the state are celebrating the decision by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam to fully restore the $30 million to fund Level 2 case management services in the state’s new budget. “I am ecstatic to announce to you that your efforts, advocacy and support have paid off,” said Jerry Vagnier, president of Helen Ross McNabb, one of the mental health agencies in the state that would

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  • East comes out on top in muscular dystrophy fundraiser

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Logan Carroll was among the many from the Morristown East Football team to raise funds for muscular dystrophy at a local gas station.

    Although the major rivalry that emerges each football season is still looming far on the horizon, Morristown East High School’s football team has secured their first “win” of the year against Morristown West in an off-the-field competition. Over the past two weekends, Morristown East on March 21 and West on March 28, football players from both schools have offered their time and services to the Pilot convenience store on West

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  • Amis Mill to be named historic site

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 11:48 am

    The Thomas Amis House was recently approved by the 2014 Holston Annual Conference as United Methodist Historic Site No. 498. The site will be dedicated April 18.

    Bishop Francis Asbury, one of the first two bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States and credited for spreading Methodism in America, visited the historic Hawkins County home of Thomas Amis on four separate occasions in April and May of 1790. The Thomas Amis House was recently approved by the 2014 Holston Annual Conference as United Methodist Historic Site No. 498. On Saturday, April 18, the Thomas

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University of Tennessee men’s basketball coach Rick Barnes speaks with the media during his introductory press conference on Monday inside Pratt Pavilion.

Rick Barnes named 20th men’s basketball coach at UT

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 10:12 am

KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee introduced former Texas coach Rick Barnes Tuesday as the Volunteers new men’s basketball coach at a press conference held inside Pratt Pavilion adjacent to Thompson-Boling Arena. Barnes agreed to a six-year contract worth $2.25 million per year, with nearly $700,000 in incentives available based on postseason success. The buyout for both Barnes and UT is $1 million per year left on the contract. Barnes

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  • Connelly powers Morristown West past South-Doyle 14-4

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Morristown West’s Chase Connelly had a successful day at the plate against South-Doyle on Tuesday.

    Sometimes the power of one is enough, whether it be one swing or one person. That was the case for Morristown West on Tuesday as senior catcher Chase Connelly helped the Trojans top South-Doyle 14-4 in six innings. While it was the Trojan’s Calvin Smith that ended the game with an unconventional walk-off three-run home run to stop the game due to the ten run rule, it was Connelly that

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  • Ex-Texas coach Rick Barnes to hang hat at Tennessee

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee introduced former Texas coach Rick Barnes Tuesday as the Volunteers new men’s basketball coach at a press conference held inside Pratt Pavilion adjacent to Thompson-Boling Arena. Barnes agreed to a six-year contract worth $2.25 million per year, with nearly $700,000 in incentives available based on postseason success. The buyout for both Barnes and UT is $1 million per year left on the contract. Barnes

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Birth Announcements

Posted on March 28, 2015 at 5:40 pm

Kimberly Hinton and Nick Dalton of Morristown announce the birth of a son, Kaden Shaun Dalton, born March 3, 2015 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. He weighed 6 lbs. 14 oz. He is the brother of Desiree Dalton and Emma Dalton. He is the grandson of John and Teena Willis and Donald and Shirley Hinton. Michelle Gorrell and Jeff Wilkes of Newport announce the birth of a daughter, Skylar Rayann Wilkes,

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  • Parks and Rec plans an Easter to Remember

    Posted on March 21, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    It’s an Easter 
Eggstravaganza!

    Spring is in full swing and that means it’s time for Easter fun with the city of Morristown Parks and Recreation Department. First, the Parks and Rec will offer Pictures with the Easter Bunny on March 23 and 24 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Morristown. The Easter Bunny is taking time out of his busy schedule for pictures in the park from 4 to 7 p.m. Each group

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  • Skill on display at inaugural East High Talent Show

    Posted on March 21, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Kipling Evans and Emma Andrews received first place in the inaugural East High Talent Show for their rendition of “Halo” by Beyonce.

      Just two weeks after orchestrating the magnificent “Musical Revue,” a joint undertaking by the advanced choirs of Morristown East and West High, Choir Director Brandon Moore pushed the envelope with an endeavor not seen at the home of the Hurricanes for decades long past: an inaugural Talent Show. After wearisome delays in the auditioning process thanks to the recent “snowpocalypse,” the eager young talents of East High were itching

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Entertainment

Country Tonite announces celebrity concert series

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 10:25 am

Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge has announced its celebrity concert series for 2015. The series kicks off on Saturday, May 23 with The Oak Ridge Boys appearing for shows at 3 and 8 p.m. Tickets for the show are $39.95 plus tax. The lineup continues with: • Chubby Checker on Friday, June 12. • Shenandoah featuring Marty Raybon on Friday, July 3. • Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan on

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  • Rose Center to host Parisian Night

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    The bohemian flair of the streets of Paris is coming to Morristown for a one night only event. On Thursday, April 2, the Artist Advisory Council of the Rose Center is hosting Merlot and Matisse, a cocktail party fundraiser to support the Rose Center’s programs as well as the preservation of the historic building, and the public is invited. “This will be a fun and unique evening,” said Peggy Brewer,

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  • ETC, WSCC to host auditions for ‘Lion King Jr.’

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Encore Theatrical Company and Walters State Community College are partnering to produce the Young Stars Series production of “The Lion King, Jr.” The Young Stars Series is designed to give students up through high school the opportunity to be a part of a full-staged theatrical production. Disney’s “The Lion King” has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now for the first time, Encore and Walters State will

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