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Bishop Mary VIrginia Taylor, of the Holson Conference of the United Methodist Church, presents a plaque recognizing Amis Mill in Hawkins County United Methodist Historic Site No. 498 to mill owners Jake and Wendy Jacobs, current owners of the property. Wendy Jacobs is the direct descendant of Thomas Amis through his daughter, Tabitha.

Hawkins site recognized as historic location

Posted on April 19, 2015 at 12:03 am

Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor, of the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church, and a number of other church dignitaries and a standing-room-only crowd were on hand Saturday for the dedication of the historic Thomas Amis house in Rogersville as United Methodist Historic Site No. 498. On four occasions in 1790, Bishop Francis Asbury stayed at the Thomas Amis property in Rogersville. “In 1790, in the spring of the year

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MPD round-up targets 105 alleged dealers

Posted on April 19, 2015 at 12:24 am

A vaunted cure for Morristown’s prescription-drug plague has morphed into a stand-alone sore spot that’s spread primarily by market forces, a narcotics investigator said Saturday. The drug is buprenorphine, the active ingredient in Suboxone and Subutex. Both drugs are marketed as treatment for addiction to opiates, a broad class of prescription drugs that includes oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine. The dilemma is that Suboxone and Subutex have gained popularity as a

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  • Cooking Show returns May 14

    Posted on April 19, 2015 at 12:24 am

    Foodies and amateur culinary artists unite. The Taste of Home Cooking School will return to Morristown on Thursday, May 14. The popular cooking expedition presented by the Citizen Tribune and sponsored by Food City, Aaron’s and Home Depot will return to the Z-Buda Gymnasium at Walter’s State Community College after taking a short hiatus. Citizen Tribune Sales and Marketing Director Mike Walker said this year’s show is sure to be

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  • Bible bill belted back to committee

    Posted on April 17, 2015 at 11:40 am

    State Sen. Steve Southerland, R-Hamblen County, says he’s undeterred by Thursday’s maneuvering that derailed his initiative to make the Bible Tennessee’s state book. Southerland says he plans to resume the fight next year, and he’s as confident as ever that his position will be vindicated. “Some of us don’t march in line,” Southerland said. “We came (to Nashville) to represent our constituents, not what anybody else thinks.” The Senate voted

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Sports

Morristown native Andee Swann, center, will compete in the Boston Marathon on Monday. Swann, pictured with her daughters Allie, left, and Katie, is a physical education teacher for grades Kindergarten through second grade at Alpha Primary School.

Swann’s love of running leads her to compete in Boston Marathon

Posted on April 19, 2015 at 12:49 am

Not many people have the drive to run to the end of the street, let alone 26.2 miles just for fun. Andee Swann is one of those people. Swann, who has spent a good portion of her life as a cross country and now marathon runner, will fly to Boston Sunday to compete in one of the most recognized marathon races on the planet, as she will run in the

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  • Spring Strides for Special Olympics 5K set for May 3

    Posted on April 19, 2015 at 12:43 am

    The Spring Strides for Special Olympics 5K and Mile Fun Run will be held on Saturday, May 3 at Panther Creek State Park. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. the day of the event with the one-mile fun run set for an 8 a.m. start. The 5K race is scheduled for an 8:30 a.m. start. Registration fees for the event are $25 for the 5K race and $15 for the

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  • Smokies clinch series with 7-1 win over Blue Wahoos

    Posted on April 19, 2015 at 12:41 am

    The Smokies’ Ryan Dent crosses home plate during his team’s contest against Pensacola  on Saturday.

    KODAK — Tennessee Smokies’ pitcher Felix Pena is making sure history does not repeat itself. In 2014, Pena found out the hard way the confines at Smokies Park were far from friendly as he went 0-3 with an ERA that ballooned to over 16. Conversely, Pena was stellar on the road as he compiled a 2-1 record with a minuscule 1.62 ERA. Pena and the Smokies hope Saturday night’s performance

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    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 2:55 pm

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Lifestyles

East Tennessee names endangered heritage sites

Posted on April 18, 2015 at 11:05 pm

  Each year the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance (ETPA) presents a list of endangered heritage sites. These places are irreplaceable assets to both their respective communities and our entire region. The preservation of these structures matters for many reasons. Historic places evoke strong memories and provide community identity. They make individuals part of a collective continuum of human experience, linking people to the past and to future generations. Sometimes these

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on April 18, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Courtney Lynn Worthington and Clarke Greene II

    Worthington – Greene Stacy and Tammy Worthington of Russellville announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Courtney Lynn Worthington, to Timothy Clark Greene II, son of Timothy and Sharon Greene of Russellville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of James and Nancy Marsh of Russellville, the late Ethel Marsh, the late Elmer and Sandra Worthington of Rogersville and the late Doyle and Mary Officer of Morristown. She is a 2009 graduate

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on April 11, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Arwood-Stevenson Kim and Otis Cantwell of Morristown announces the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Kelli Arwood, to Joshua Stevenson. The bride-elect is the daughter of Otis and Kim Cantwell of Morristown and the late Bobby Arwood. She is the granddaughter of Phyllis and the late Wood Moore of Church Hill and Lorene Cantwell of Morristown. She is a graduate of Morristown West High School. She is employed at

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Entertainment

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At the Movies

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 8:11 am

CINDERELLA Ella’s merchant father remarries following the tragic death of Ella’s mother. Ella welcomes her new stepmother and her daughters, Anastasia and Drizella. Following her father’s unexpected death, Ella finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Ella refuses to give in to despair or to despise those who abuse her. Then she meets a handsome stranger in the woods, unaware he is really a prince.

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  • Big Bang returns to Rose Center Friday

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 11:49 am

    The Big Bang Gala will return to Rose Center Friday night.

    The high rollers from Nashville are set to hit the piano stage at 8 p.m. Friday — and tickets are still available for the three-hour party. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. to Rose Center’s Prater Hall, where The Big Bang Gala will re-create its successful dueling pianos and sing-along pairing that draws large crowds to its bar location in the music city. Pianists Geoff Smith, Eddie Thompson and drummer

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  • 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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