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Morristown East High School students, from left, Tyrek Scott, Dallas McGhee, and Terrell Scott chat with Knights of Columbus members John Karwowski (Grand Knight) and John Cardone with Hamblen County Director of Schools Dr. Dale Lynch during their Knights annual breakfast with the school’s special education department on Tuesday.

Knights of Columbus host special education student breakfast

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:48 am

In a different take from the traditional carol, “Joy to the World, Breakfast has Come,” exclaimed one student as she made her way into the restaurant. Like their caroling peer, students from the Morristown East High School special education department piled into Shoney’s restaurant this morning to be treated to a breakfast in their honor by the Morristown Knights of Columbus. The breakfast has become an annual tradition between the

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John Bradley, far right, TVA senior vice president presents the Valley Sustainable Silver Community award for Morristown/Hamblen County to Deborah Stevenson-Brown, far left, executive director, KMHB; Pete Barile, board chair-elect, Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce; Jodi Barnard, business development specialist, Morristown Chamber; and Roni Snyder, board chair, Morristown Chamber, during the recent award luncheon held in Nashville.

Morristown/Hamblen earns TVA distinction

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:46 am

Morristown/Hamblen County has been designated as a Valley Sustainable Silver Community in Tennessee Valley Authority’s economic development program. The Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce recently completed the program sponsored by TVA and developed and administered by consultant Boyette Strategic Advisors. “This takes Morristown and Hamblen County’s economic development marketing efforts to prospective and existing sustainability – focused companies to a whole new level,” said Marshall Ramsey, President of the Morristown

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  • Business owner contests backflow fees

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Morristown businessman Fred Burnett on Monday began contesting the necessity of a $25,000 backflow-preventer assembly he installed at his furniture warehouse at the behest of Morristown Utility Systems inspectors. Burnett is also contesting the legality of an annual inspection fee he’s required to pay to a private, certified plumber. Burnett seeks a finding that forcing him to install the backflow preventer was “arbitrary and capricious.” Burnett wants the $25,000 he

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  • Hawkins dentist, daughter nabbed in TBI TennCare fraud case

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Special Agents in the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit have obtained indictments for a Rogersville dentist and his daughter accused of committing TennCare fraud. After receiving information from the Rogersville Police Department, TBI Agents began investigating Ronald James on February 5th. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that in November and December 2013, James prescribed Hydrocodone for a TennCare recipient who was not his

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No. 18 Lady Senators rout Gadsden State 99-46

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 10:54 am

HARRIMAN — Playing for the first time in a week, the 18th ranked Walters State Lady Senators were well rested and put together arguably their finest performance of the season Wednesday night in a 99-46 rout of Gadsden State on opening night of the Roane State Christmas Tournament. The Lady Senators held the Cardinals to 25 percent shooting and 42 points below their season average of 88 points per game,

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  • Tennessee Smokies coaching staff stays intact for 2015

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 10:45 am

    KODAK — The Chicago Cubs announced Wednesday afternoon their minor league coaching staff assignments for the upcoming 2015 campaign, with 2014 manager Buddy Bailey returning to the Tennessee Smokies, along with 2014 pitching coach Storm Davis, hitting coach Desi Wilson and trainer Shane Nelson. Guillermo Martinez also joins the Smokies’ 2015 field staff for his first season in Kodak as an assistant coach. This will mark the fifth season at

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  • Morristown East junior comes thorugh for ‘Canes

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Morristown East’s Aaron Smith goes up for a layup against Daniel Boone on Tuesday night.

    GRAY — Morristown East wasn’t able to shake Daniel Boone until late but they took a 65-48 victory on the road on Tuesday night. “We talked about it before the game that this is liable be a trap game,” East coach Ryan Collins said. “We are coming off a huge win Friday and we are coming up on a huge game with our rival on Friday and that it would

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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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  • Engagement Announcement

    Posted on November 22, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Harrison-Christian Wesley Brian Christian and Marsha Ann Harrison announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Phil and Dorothy Harrison of Sneedville. She is the granddaughter of the late T.J. (Tom) and Lucile Harrison and Leona Melton of Sneedville. She is employed by the Hancock County Board of Education. She is a second grade teacher at Hancock County Elementary School. The groom-elect is the son of

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Empty Movie Theater

At the Movies

Posted on December 12, 2014 at 7:56 am

Editor’s Note: To see movie trailers of selected videos, visit and click on Entertainment BIG HERO 6 A special bond develops between plus-sized inflatable robot, Bayman, and prodigy, Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to  form a band of high-tech heroes. Rated PG. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 11:35, 2:05, 4:30, 7:00 and 9:35. DUMB AND DUMBER TO Twenty years after

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  • FUM Chancel Choir to perform concert at FUMC Morristown

    Posted on December 6, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Memebrs of the First United Methodist Chancel Choir along with other musicians will be performing a concert in celebration of Advent Season at First United Methodist Church in Morristown Dec. 14

    First United Methodist Chancel Choir will be celebrating the Advent Season Sunday, Dec. 14 with a concert. The choir, under the direction of Ben Stapleton, will be joined by accompanist Bradley Jones and a brass and percussion ensemble. The ensemble will feature a mix of Knoxville Symphony musicians, including their principal trumpet player, as well as local and regional musicians. Services will be at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in

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  • Christmas season gets in full swing with a myriad of events

    Posted on November 28, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Now that thanks has been given, it’s time to look ahead to the most wonderful time of the year. There are plenty of Christmas themed activities that begin this weekend and continue until the Dec. 25holiday in the Lakeway Area: Nov. 28, 29, 30 and Dec. 5, 6, and 7 “A Christmas Carol, The Musical” Encore Theatrical Company will present a twist on the holiday classic at Walters State Community

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