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Hamblen County was recognized on May 21 for its “no findings” 2014 audit, a status shared by just two of the counties in the state audited by the comptroller’s office. From left are Teresa West, circuit court clerk; Hamblen County Mayor Bill Brittain, John Baskette, trustee; Jason Mumpower, state assistant comptroller; Dale Lynch, director of schools; and Tracy Antrican, supervisor of business, schools.

Hamblen recognized for clean audit

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 11:35 am

Arriving in Hamblen County on May 21, carrying what he described as a “100 percent clean annual financial report,” State Comptroller’s Office chief of staff, Jason Mumpower, was intent on congratulating all those involved. Mumpower spoke at the start of the county commission meeting and, with a flourish, turned over the official audit document for fiscal year 2014 to Hamblen County Mayor Bill Brittain. “This audit has absolutely zero findings,”

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Bunch to receive third star in Morristown

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 11:32 am

Morristown native Major General Arnold W. Bunch Jr. will be promoted to the rank of lieutenant general in a special confirmation ceremony in Morristown in June. The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 24 at 10 a.m. at the Walter’s State Great Smoky Mountain Expo Center in White Pine. The confirmation will be open to the public. The ceremony will be held and conducted by Air Force officials with

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  • Hawkins official warns of ‘dangerous’ scam

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 11:31 am

    On Thursday afternoon, Church Hill Police Chief Mark Johnson issued a press release warning the public about an old scam with a new, “very dangerous” twist that was carried out Wednesday evening in Church Hill. “The old scam involves someone calling saying they are with the IRS and that the victim owes money,” Johnson said, explaining that often the caller threatens the victim with being arrested if they do not

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  • MFD debuts new fire truck

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 11:54 am

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Morristown Fire Department’s newest vehicle is in service and ready for use by crew members Rodney Norton, Nathan Best and Marty Bryant.

    The Morristown Fire Department added a new member to its fleet in the form of a fire engine pumper. This addition is a product of the “equipment replacement program” for the MFD according to deputy fire Chief Gary Ryan. The program, implemented by city administrator Tony Cox and the Morristown City Council, is designed to provide the funds to replace old machinery and vehicles. “Some of our engines are nearing

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Sports

The Walters State Senators take time for a team picture after their East Central District Championship win against Chattanooga State on Saturday, May 16. The Senators will start their next leg to a NJCAA National Championship on Saturday when they play Delgado in Grand Junction, Colo.

No. 2 Senators open JUCO World Series play Saturday

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 10:41 am

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — After a long day of travel on Wednesday followed by a bus ride into Grand Junction on Thursday just in time for team pictures and a stop at the 15th annual Free JUCO Clinic, the second ranked Walters State Senators are ready to get down to business at the Alpine Bank JUCO World Series. The Senators (54-10) will open play in the tournament Saturday afternoon at

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  • Lady Trojans grab two second place finishes at TSSAA track meet

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Morristown West’s Hannah Beth Moorhouse  placed second in the high jump during the TSSAA State Tournament on Thursday in Murfreesboro.

    MURFREESBORO — Morristown West and Jefferson County girls scored 16 points each in the TSSAA Class AAA Track Meet at Middle Tennessee State University Thursday afternoon. That total was good enough for a three-way tie for 13th with White Station and far behind winning Whitehaven which scored 84 points. Brentwood was second with 69½. East had only one athlete competing and scored three, the same as Cherokee. It was a

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  • Senators in ninth at halfway point of NJCAA Nationals

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 10:23 am

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — The Walters State golf team shot one stroke higher in the second round than they did in the opening round of the NJCAA Division II National Golf Championship Wednesday afternoon on the Lake Course at Goose Pond Colony, and it cost them a spot on the leaderboard. The Senators finished the afternoon with a team score of 4-over par 292 for the day, which brings their two-day

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    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 2:55 pm

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Lifestyles

Engagement Announcements

Posted on May 16, 2015 at 9:35 pm

Carpenter-Gossett Ronnie and Rebecca Carpenter of Morristown announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Tiffany Breanna Jean Carpenter, to Justin Tyler Gossett, son of David and Melissa Gossett of Morristown. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Donald Carpenter and the late Martha Henson of Morristown, the late Dewey Russell of Morristown and the late Cecilia Russell of Powell. She is a 2013 graduate of Morristown-Faith Christian Academy. She attends New

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on May 9, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Daugherty-Young Danny and Patricia Young announce the engagement and forth-coming marriage of their son, Nathaniel Brock Young, to Kendra Elise Daugherty, daughter of Kevin and Janella Daugherty, all of Morristown. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Roy Sr. and Christene Marsh of Tazewell and Abraham and the late Elizabeth Daugherty of Tazewell. She is a 2009 graduate of Morristown West High School and a 2014 graduate of East Tennessee State

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  • Herrin to speak in honor of National Historic Preservation Month

    Posted on May 4, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Dr. Roberta T. Herrin will speak in honor of National Historic Preservation Month on Tuesday May 5. Herrin will be the guest speaker of the Morristown Cemetery Restoration and Preservation Committee during a special lunch at the Rose Center Community Room in Morristown. Lunch will be served at noon for $7 and Herrin will speak at 12:30 p.m. Herrin is chair of the Department of Appalachian Studies and director of

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At the Movies

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 8:47 am

AGE OF ADELINE A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After years of a solitary life, she meets a man for whom it might be worth losing her immortality. Rated PG13. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 in Morristown at 4:35 and 10:00. AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON 3D When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry

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  • Whitewater rafting season kicks off

    Posted on May 15, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Whitewater rafting on the Pigeon River kicked off officially on Wednesday. Members of the Pigeon River Permit Association, representatives of Duke Energy, and Cocke County officials discussed to new season during a meeting at Waterville. Daniel Sutton, president of the Pigeon River Permitees Association, said his group has been concerned that the rafting fees are not being used to market tourism. Currently, the collected fees go into the county’s general

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  • Morristown Theatre Guild to hold 24-hour film festival in June

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 11:06 am

    The Morristown Theatre Guild is striving to get involved with the ever advancing world of technology through its latest competition idea, a 24-hour film festival. Creative director Joe Powell explained that many communities and schools have been hosting similar events for years. “We wanted to expand the idea of acting and performance and creating more than what can be created on stage,” he said. “It’s all a part of the

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