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Morristown resident Melissa (Missy) Young has recently stepped out from the back of the set as a make-up artist to the front of the camera as a budding actress.

Morristown make-up artist finds herself in front of the camera

Posted on December 28, 2014 at 3:06 am

  After being recognized for her work behind the scenes, one Morristown area resident is quickly getting recognized in front of the camera lens. Melissa (Missy) Young has for years worked as a make-up artist around the country. As she recently decided to expand her business and get into the film and television industry for make up, she didn’t imagine she would find herself in front of the camera instead

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State parks to kick off New Year with hikes

Posted on December 28, 2014 at 3:00 am

  Tennessee State Parks will kick off New Year’s Day with free hikes. Park officials say each state park will host its own special hike in the first few days of the New Year. The First Hikes kickoff on New Year’s Eve with midnight hikes at several parks, including Norris Dam State Park in Clinton. The First Hikes continue throughout New Year’s Day with morning, afternoon and evening hikes. Officials

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  • Jobless rate drops in Morristown MSA

    Posted on December 28, 2014 at 2:58 am

      County unemployment rates for November 2014, released on Dec. 23, show the rate decreased in 18 counties, increased in 63 counties, and remained the same in 14 counties. The Morristown Metropolitan Statistical Area that includes Morristown and Grainger Hamblen and Jefferson counties had a labor force of 59,890, with 55,720 members of the labor force employed and an unemployment rate of 7.0, up slightly from October’s rate of 6.8,

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  • Atmos Energy teams with Daily Bread for Christmas cookout

    Posted on December 26, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Daily Bread Community Kitchen’s Larry Williams gets ready to pass out bags of goodies that were a special donation for children and families during a Christmas lunch on Tuesday.

    Like all good girls and boys, even a mature Hobe Williams knows, when Santa Claus comes calling, he better answer. Williams, founder of the Daily Bread Community kitchen, answered a phone call from “Santa” offering the kitchen 150 toys in a truck that couldn’t be delivered to its final destination. Williams gladly accepted Santa’s offering and made arrangements to have a full fledged Christmas gathering at the kitchen on Tuesday.

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Sports

Lady Trojans take step in keeping Landair Classic crown

Posted on December 28, 2014 at 4:06 am

  GREENEVILLE — The Morristown West Lady Trojans opened defense of their title win in last year’s Landair Ladies Classic Saturday afternoon with a dominant defensive effort on their way to 58-33 victory over Loganville (Ga.) inside Hal Henard Gymnasium. The Lady Trojans forced 32 turnovers and were never threatened after a big run that spread from midway through the first period through the end of the half, as they

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  • Lady Patriots unable to contain three Lady Bears

    Posted on December 28, 2014 at 3:18 am

    Jefferson County’s Alexandria Alder goes for a layup against Mt. Juliet during the Landair Ladies Classic on Saturday inside of Hal Henard Gymnasium.

    GREENEVILLE — The Jefferson County Lady Patriots ran into a three-headed monster on Saturday afternoon in their opening game in the Landair Ladies Classic against Mt. Juliet. The Lady Bears had just three players score in the contest, but it was more than enough in a 64-49 victory over the Lady Patriots in a rematch of last year’s TSSAA Class AAA state quarterfinal game also won by Mt. Juliet. Ronjanae

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  • Lady Red fall short

    Posted on December 28, 2014 at 3:11 am

    From Staff Reports GREENEVILLE — Despite a 35-point effort from senior Mika Wester, the Cocke County Lady Red dropped their opening game in the Landair Ladies Classic inside Hal Henard Gymnasium Saturday morning to Bearden, 74-61. The Lady Red (8-7) could not overcome Bearden’s hot shooting, as the Lady Bulldogs shot 58.3 percent (28 of 48) in the contest. Cocke County shot 56 percent in the first half, but just

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Lifestyles

Engagement Announcements

Posted on December 20, 2014 at 6:23 pm

Dean-Darnell David and Brenda Dean of Russellville and Melody and Steve Waits of Greeneville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jacqueline (Jackie) Dean, to Landon Darnell. The bride-elect is the mother of Addison Marie. She is the granddaughter of Nancy Dean and the late Kenneth Dean of Greeneville and Kyle and Joan Harris of Greeneville. She is a 2009 graduate of West Greene High School. She is

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  • Engagement Announcement

    Posted on December 6, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Reece-Fillers Michael Frank Fillers II and Ashley Nicole Reece announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mike Reece and Vicki Reece of Morristown. She is the granddaughter of the late Kenneth and Lynnie Reece of Morristown, the late Charles “Buddy” Canter of Glade Springs, Virginia and the late June Keesee Canter of Chilhowie, Virginia. She graduated in 2003 from Morristown East High School. She is

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on December 4, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Housley-Potter Jeremy Potter and Jessica Housley announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Tony Housley and Betty Thomas. She is the granddaughter of Ronnie and Janice Housley, Paul King and Brenda King. She is a 2011 graduate of Morristown-Hamblen High School East. The groom-elect is the son of Perry and Paula Potter. He is the grandson of the late Ray Potter and Charlcie Marshall and

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Entertainment

Rose Center to host auditions for Harriet Pohter Two

Posted on December 26, 2014 at 11:40 am

Rose Center Council for the Arts will host open auditions Jan. 14-16 for its unique theatrical experience, “Harriet Pohter the Musical Two!” The fast-paced program offers middle school, high school and college students the opportunity to write a script, develop characters, compose new songs, design the production set, and more. Harriet Pohter, Ron-Jon Beasley, and Germany G. Ganger are about to attend their second year at Hogtarts, a magical school

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on December 26, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Empty Movie Theater

    ANNIE Annie is a young, happy foster kid who’s also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise they’d be back for her someday, it’s been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom, Miss Hannigan. But everything’s about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate

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  • Senior Center to offer Tai Chi

    Posted on December 20, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Tai Chi instructor Nancy Holder demonstrates a move being followed by, from left, Beverly Beddingfield, Ann Krance, Elenore Patrick and Jim Perdue.

    The Senior Citizens Center, Inc. in Morristown will once again offer Tai Chi classes beginning Tuesday, Jan. 6 and Thursday, Jan. 8. Both classes will run from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and will continue weekly. This gentle exercise program is suitable for anyone and can be adapted to any level of fitness. There is even a seated modification that can be practiced if standing is difficult or not possible. Participants

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