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West High senior Martin Tan scored a perfect 36 on the A.C.T. test.

West’s Tan earns perfect score

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 11:54 am

One Morristown West High School senior was on his way out of the country when he received the news he had earned an elusive perfect score on his A.C.T. Martin Tan was on his way to Canada for vacation with his family when the long trip took its toll and he decided to check the web. When he first looked at the A.C.T. page, he thought the score at the

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City Council tabs Isaacs for MUC seat

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 11:52 am

During its Tuesday meeting, Morristown City councilmembers unanimously filled the vacancy on the Morristown Utility Commission. Rod Isaacs, general manager of Isaacs Enterprises Inc., will replace A.E. “Gene” Jolley on the commission. Isaacs’ term expires in July 2019. Isaacs’ appointment on Tuesday ended an uncomfortable rub that had developed between councilmembers and the utility commission, which has nominating authority to fill vacancies that must be approved by councilmembers. Six councilmembers

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  • Oh Say Can You Sing winner announced

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 11:51 am

    The inaugural Food City “Oh Say Can you Sing” contest winner has been announced. Brittany Furches of Whitesburg was declared the winner of the tightly contested vocal online competition that drew 22 singers from the Lakeway Area and beyond. Furches will sing the national anthem twice during the 2014 Citizen Tribune Kickoff Classic to be held on Saturday, Aug. 23 at Burke-Toney Stadium in Morristown. She will be presented with

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  • Club celebrates National Model Aviation Day

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Todd DeMaria, a pilot with the Cherokee RC Flyers, debuts his model P51D Red Tail at the group’s Aug. 16 Fly-In. The original plane was flown by the Tuskeegee Airmen in WWII, an all black fighter group that provided escorts for the bombers on their way to Germany.

    Saturday was a great weather day and turned out to be a perfect flying day, as well, especially for the pilots of the Cherokee RC Flyers. Based in Morristown, with a flying field that is located within the boundaries of the East Tennessee Progress Center, just off Exit 8 of Interstate 81, the group will come up with any excuse to raise money for a worthy cause. Saturday was National

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Grainger opens season Friday vs. Union County

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 10:21 am

RUTLEDGE — Coach Chad Tate and his Grainger Grizzlies open the 2014 season with a lot of new faces but with a high level of excitement. The Grizzlies will host Union County in the season opener Friday night at Grizzlies Stadium at 7:30 p.m., and Tate said his team is ready to hit someone else after a long preseason. “It will be a tough one for us as Union County

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  • Schultz named C-N volleyball assistant

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 10:20 am

    JEFFERSON CITY — Former Carson-Newman volleyball player Emily Schultz has been named Director of Alumni Relations and Volunteer Assistant Coach by Carson-Newman coach Dan Ahiers. The Atlanta, Ga. native has been busy with her responsibilities thus far as she has helped to organize an alumni event on August 30 following a scrimmage against Lee University. On top of an alumni match, the players will host a barbeque. “As Director of

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  • East opens season with 4-2 victory

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Morristown East’s Carissa Dennison, center, battles a pair of Elizabethton defenders on a corner kick during Tuesday’s soccer match at Frank Lorino Park. Dennison scored a goal on a header on the play in the Lady Hurricanes 4-2 win over the Lady Cyclones.

    It was a lightning strike that made the difference in a battle of meteorological phenomena Tuesday night at Frank Lorino Park. After building a 2-nil lead at the half, the Morristown East Lady Hurricanes saw the Lady Cyclones of Elizabethton cut the lead to a single goal only minutes into the second period. With an equalizer in the sight, the Lady Cyclones appeared the fresher squad, earning better chances and

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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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  • Engagement Anouncements

    Posted on August 9, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Bryant-Cantley Mr. and Mrs. Keith Bryant of Johnson City announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Ashley, to Mr. Richard Jordan Cantley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rutherford of Knoxville and Mr. Gene Cantley of Corryton. The bride-elect is a 2011 graduate of the University of Tennessee, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences, with a concentration in Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology. She

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  • Wedding Announcements

    Posted on August 2, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Houts-Montgomery Jenna Anne Houts and Adam Newton Montgomery were united in marriage May 10, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in Villa Santa Cruz, Todas Santos, Baja California sur Mexico. The ceremony was officiated by Daniel Cooper, cousin of the bride. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Don Houts of Cardiff by the Sea, California and the granddaughter of Sam Stawisky and the late Lillian Stawisky of Los Angeles,

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Crockett celebration on Sunday highlights busy weekend

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 11:58 am

The weather forecast of clear skies and mild temperatures will make for a perfect weekend for folks to check out some of the many activities buzzing about the Lakeway Area this weekend.   Friday   The Morristown Parks and Recreation Department will continue its Summer Jam Concert Series tonight at Fred Miller Park at 7 p.m. Christian alternative/ hard rock band Encounter Eternal will headline the concert. The band aims

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on August 15, 2014 at 8:14 am

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    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. Rated PG-13. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, 10:20 and 11:50. Showing at CarmikeTown Crossing 8 in Greeneville at 12:00, 3:15, 6:25 and 9:35. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAZY 3D After stealing a mysterious orb in

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  • Jefferson County Fair starts tonight

    Posted on August 14, 2014 at 11:48 am

    The rides are up, the animals are in place and the neon glow of the midway is ready to shine for the first night of the 71stannual Jefferson County Fair. Gates open at 5 p.m. each night with $12 per person admission. Children 3 and under are free. Admission includes all carnival rides and entertainment. It does not include pony rides. Tonight’s opening features the Little Mr. pageant and Tennessee

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