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Chris Gulley shovels the walk in front of Morristown Utility Systems as Jody Wigington and David Lay spread salt on the walkway Friday morning.

Area gets another winter blast but hope and warmer temps coming

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 11:46 am

The Lakeway Area has received almost as much snow in the past two weeks as the area gets during an entire average winter season.  Meteorologist Derek Eisentrout with the National Weather Service office said the average snowfall during a typical winter is 12.2 inches – the same amount of snow recorded to date in Morristown.  In December, Morristown received a dusting of snow and three-tenths of an inch followed in

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No one withdraws from city elections

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 12:26 pm

All 11 candidates who qualified to run the May 5 Morristown municipal election are apparently in to win. The deadline to withdraw from the election passed at noon on Thursday, and nobody withdrew. The most crowded race will be for Morristown mayor. Incumbent Danny Thomas faces challenges from Gary Chesney, a former Morristown City Council member who vacated his seat to run for mayor, Louis “Doe” Jarvis, a Hamblen County

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  • Hamblen County man dies from hypothermia

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 11:40 am

    The Hamblen County coroner’s office and emergency services director have confirmed the first official weather related death in the county. The offices confirmed the death of Morristown resident Doug Farison to be the result of hypothermia from the ongoing winter weather. Farison, 53, was found dead on Wednesday in his home. It is unclear how long he had been dead. Hamblen County EMS director Danny Housewright reported the death to

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  • Tax refund scam has connections to Greene County

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 11:38 am

    A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday partially details an alleged three-state IRS income-tax refund scam headed by one-time Greeneville resident Eugene Carl Kotelman that netted him and nine others a total of $1.2 million, according to court documents. Using stolen tax information, Kotelman, 39, and his accomplices allegedly submitted 150 fraudulent income-tax returns over a four-year period that overstated the filer’s earnings and withheld federal income taxes, legitimate deductions and income

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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 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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  • Morristown resident chosen to be in Knoxville exhibit

    Posted on February 8, 2015 at 2:32 am

    KNOXVILLE – The Arts & Culture Alliance will present its National Juried Exhibition of 2015, a new exhibition featuring selected works from 31 artists in the Southeast region. Bill Long of Morristown was chosen to be part of the exhibit. The National Juried Exhibition was developed in 2006 to provide a forum for local artists to compete on a national scale and display their highest quality work. The exhibition encompasses

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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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