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The 13th annual Spring Thyme in the Garden returns to Rose Center later this month.

Spring Thyme returns April 25

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 11:42 am

With the days growing longer and the ground aching to be planted with new life, gardeners in the Lakeway Area are ready to get their hands in the earth. Heralded as one of the rites of spring, the 13th annual Spring Thyme in the Garden festival will allow these avid gardeners a chance gear up for planting. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to shop for plants, garden décor

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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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  • Former felon accused in gun crimes

    Posted on April 17, 2015 at 11:39 am

    A Hamblen County man whose felonious past prevents him from legally possessing a firearm allegedly committed back-to-back handgun-related crimes in Morristown this week, authorities say. Billy Allen Skaggs, 21, Stagecoach Road, Whitesburg, was charged with aggravated robbery in connection with an alleged armed heist at the Buffalo Trail Apartments that netted him $100, according to Detective Lt. Vicki Arnold with the Morristown Police Department. On Wednesday, Skaggs allegedly threatened to

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  • Tennessee plan to make Bible ‘official’ book derailed

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    NASHVILLE (AP) — A plan to make the Bible the official state book in Tennessee has been derailed and will almost certainly not be approved this year. The Republican-controlled Senate voted Thursday to send the measure back to a committee that has been closed, effectively killing it. The bill has divided Republicans in conservative Tennessee. Some say the Bible is far too sacred to be deemed an “official state book.”

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Morristown West’s Parker Ashford returns a shot against Morristown East’s Ben Rush during Thursday’s matches at Frank Lorino Park.

West nets pair of 9-0 wins over East

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 11:27 am

When Morristown East and West meet in any other sport, it’s a bitter rivalry, but when they meet on the tennis court, it seems to be more of a friendly face-off. Regardless of the status, one thing has been a constant, total West domination. That was the case on Thursday as the Trojans were able to sweep the Hurricanes on both the boys and girls’ contests 9-0. Even with the

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  • Lady Patriots drop East 7-2

    Posted on April 17, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Morristown East pitcher Casi McDaniel works during Thursday’s game against Jefferson County at King Park.

    The Jefferson County Lady Patriots used a four-run sixth inning to break open a tightly contested Inter Mountain Conference softball game Thursday evening at King Park, and they never trailed in defeating Morristown East 7-2. The Lady Patriots pushed across two early runs in the second inning before the Lady Hurricanes bounced back with a tally in the third. After Jefferson County scored another in the fourth and East responded

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  • C-N’s Stepp, Davis to compete at Penn Relays

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 10:09 am

    PHILADELPHIA — Carson-Newman track and field athletes TJ Davis and Tanner Stepp will participate in the 2015 Penn Relays after stellar performances from each athlete earned them an invite to one of the most prestigious events in America. Davis will compete in the long jump, while Stepp’s event will be the high jump. Stepp, a graduate of Jefferson County High School, earned first place with a 6’11 ½ jump in

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    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 2:55 pm


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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

    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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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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