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Danielle Pacia and Sydney Terry are headed to the national competition after great success at Brentwood Academy in Nashville.

Pacia, Terry going to Nationals

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 11:38 am

Suzanne Terry and the Morristown West High speech and debate team are gearing up for a trip to Dallas, Texas June 13 through 20 for a national competition. Two students will be competing throughout that week and a group of students will attend to observe and provide support. Danielle Pacia and Sydney Terry, daughter of coach Suzanne, earned the privilege of competing after their great success at a competition at

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Husband accused of trying to hire hit man to kill ex-wife

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 11:35 am

A Morristown man who allegedly wanted his ex-wife killed to cure his onerous financial and familial circumstances was arrested at the East Andrew Johnson Highway Days Inn after meeting with an FBI informant he believed was a hit man, officials say. The FBI charged Thomas Michael Smith, a 33-year-old man who has two children with his ex-wife, with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. Smith made his initial appearance this morning

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  • Lakeway Area bracing for cold snap; possible freeze

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 11:34 am

    The National Weather Service has issued freeze watches and warnings for the entire Lakeway Area through Sunday morning. A Canadian high pressure system moves into the region tonight through Sunday morning, allowing much colder air to settle in. As a result, several hours of at or below 32 degree temperatures are likely. The NWS typically issues a freeze warning when low temperatures of 32 degrees or less are expected for

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  • John Hay holds musical fundraiser

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 11:53 am

    John Hay Elementary School in Morristown held a fundraiser for Ahnaf Morshed, a fourth grade student who has been diagnosed cancer free after a long battle with the disease. The program was presented by grades three, four and five and included dancing and singing as entertainment for the audience of parents and fellow students.

    Ahnaf Morshed, a fourth grade student at John Hay Elementary School in Morristown, was diagnosed with lymphoma last fall. As of last week, he has been declared cancer free. “He’s had a long struggle,” Matthew Drinnon, principal of John Hay Elementary, said at a fundraising event Wednesday afternoon. “We’re obviously so thankful that he has recently been declared cancer free.” The proceeds from the fundraiser went directly to Morshed and

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Morristown East’s Lauryn Bruce bats during Thursday’s softball game against Seymour at Seymour Middle School.

Seymour tops East 10-0 in five innings

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 11:12 am

SEYMOUR — Seymour remained unbeaten in Inter Mountain Conference softball play by rolling past visiting Morristown East, 10-0, Thursday afternoon. The Lady Eagles exploded for eight runs in the bottom of the fourth to break open a 1-0 pitching duel between Miranda Duncan and the Lady ‘Canes’ Casi McDaniel. It was the fifth victory against a single loss for Seymour, which is now 5-0 in IMAC action. East slipped to

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  • ‘Canes fall to Easley 6-4

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Morristown East’s Aaron Smith slides safely into third base during a baseball game against Easley (S.C.) during the Smoky Mountain Invitational at Pigeon Forge High School on Thursday.

    PIGEON FORGE — Former Jefferson County baseball coach Josh Warner brought his new team to East Tennessee Thursday to face Morristown East in the opening day of the Smoky Mountain Invitational, and the Easley Green Wave rallied for a 6-4 victory on Jack A. Parton Field at Pigeon Forge High School. Trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth, the team from Greenville, South Carolina, had Casey Woody and Chase

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  • Donnie Tyndall fired at Tennessee

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 8:53 am

    KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee announced today that it has terminated its employment agreement with head men’s basketball coach Donnie Tyndall for cause. The decision was made based on information the university received during the NCAA’s investigation of another institution. The university concluded that Tyndall is highly likely to be found responsible for serious (e.g., Level I and/or Level II) violations of NCAA rules that occurred during his tenure

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Lifestyles

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 
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    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

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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  • At the Movies

    Posted on March 27, 2015 at 9:09 am

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    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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  • Rose Center to host ‘Harriet Pohter’ sequel

    Posted on March 22, 2015 at 1:46 am

    Magic is happening within the walls of Rose Center. Performances of “Harriet Pohter the Musical Two: The Sequel to Harriet Pohter the Musical” will begin on March 26-28 at 7 p.m. and March 28-29 at 2 p.m. Rehearsals have been under way for the past month. Around 40 students were invited to playwriting workshops where they worked as a team to develop and write their very own two hour long

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