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Hamblen school officials congratulate the elementary teacher of the year, Jonathan Richardson. From left to right: Director of Schools Dale Lynch, Technology Supervisor Harold Jones, Assistant Director Hugh Clement, federal programs supervisor Kim Fox, school board member Clyde Kinder, teacher of the year, Jonathan Richardson, principal, Debra Dickenson, school board members Roger Greene and Carolyn Holt Clawson, Assistant Director Brenda Dean, finance supervisor Traci Antrican and Career and Technology Education supervisor, Mike Watson.

Hamblen County’s Teachers of the Year named

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 11:53 am

Johnathan Richardson, Nick Darnell and Olivia Breeding have been announced as the system wide Hamblen County teachers of the year. Each year, every school in Hamblen County nominates one hard-working teacher for the teachers of the year program. Once these individuals are selected, the “top teacher” from each category, elementary, middle and high school, is determined by an outside party. This year, members of the Lincoln County Department of Education

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FBI thwarts Cocke County murder-for-hire plot

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 11:47 am

A Newport man who believed he’d be paid $90,000 for arranging the murder of a female acquaintance’s husband failed famously Thursday morning when he unwittingly delivered himself into the hands of an FBI agent posing as a hit man, according to court documents. The alleged bumbling go-between, Michael Dale Keller, 47, was taken into custody at the Dandridge Econo Lodge as he allegedly delivered interim payment, or collateral, for the

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  • Trio elected to East High Hall of Fame

    Posted on January 30, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Morristown East High School will induct its second East High Hall of Fame class on Tuesday, Feb. 3 during the basketball games against Sevier County inside Isenberg-Siler Gymnasium. Former baseball and football coach and history teacher Carlis Altizer, Brigadier General Arnold W. Bunch Jr. and Andee Hidalgo will join last year’s inaugural class in the Hall of Fame during a ceremony to be held between the girls and boys’ basketball

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  • Lunch with the Arts to be held at Rose Center Friday, Jan. 30

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    It was incorrectly published that Lunch with the Arts at Rose Center will be held on Jan. 31. Actually the lunch will be held Friday, Jan. 30 from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. During the luncheon, community members will be treated to live musical entertainment while dining in the Rose Center galleries and exhibits. Delectable gourmet soups and desserts will be served with fresh salads and beverages. Takeout orders will

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WSCC opens baseball season today in South Carolina

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 10:54 am

Year two of the David Shelton era for the Walters State baseball team begins this afternoon with more than half of the 2015 squad either freshmen or newcomers to the program. With that youth, the Senators went through many growing pains in the fall schedule preparing for the actual games that count this spring, and through it all, Shelton has seen the hardest working group he has coached improve on

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  • East freshmen top West 44-33

    Posted on January 30, 2015 at 10:53 am

    The Morristown East and Morristown West freshmen basketball game Thursday night was the precursor for tonight’s big matchup between the varsity teams which is always a battle between Morristown’s two teams. In Thursday’s contest, the two teams fought hard before the Hurricanes emerged with a 44-33 win over the Trojans. East connected on nine three-pointers and was extremely stingy on defense against West, especially in the second half. East coach

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  • Defense leads to Eagles’ 66-52 victory

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Carson-Newman’s Carson Brooks  (11) goes up for a shot against a group of Anderson defenders on Wednesday night at Holt Fieldhouse.

    JEFFERSON CITY — Carson-Newman has scored 90 points or more in two straight games, but Wednesday night at Holt Fieldhouse it was the defense that made the difference in a 66-52 win over South Atlantic Conference foe Anderson (S.C.). The 52 points given up to the Trojans (8-11, 4-9 SAC) is the lowest total Carson-Newman (9-10, 7-6) has given up all season. “We had as thorough a preparation these last

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Posted on January 25, 2015 at 1:33 am

Metzger-Geertsema Tom and Thelma (Rachel) Metzger of Morristown, announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Marie Metzger to Andre Geertsema, son of Arie and Gina Geertsema of Westminster, Colorado. The bride-elect graduated from Morristown West in 2009 and from Tennessee Tech with a bachelors of science in nursing in 2013. She is employed at Rose Medical Center in Denver, Colorado as a surgical nurse. The groom-elect graduated from Lexington Christian

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  • Anniversary

    Posted on January 17, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Livesay Clay and Stella (Wolfe) Livesay of Thorn Hill celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 at Cherokee Park in Morristown. The couple was married at Thorn Hill in 1940 where they raised their three daughters, Pat (Mills) of Waverly, Karen (Lynn) Ayers of Morristown and Sherri (Wade) Ransey of Thorn Hill. They have five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and countless nieces and nephews. They still reside in

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on January 11, 2015 at 12:00 am

      Kuster-Hayes David Andrew Hayes of Morristown and Christina Marie Kuster, originally from Miami, Florida, announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding. The couple became engaged on Dec. 5, 2014. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mercedes Kuster, of Morristown. She is the granddaughter of Rudy and Elia Lopez, also of Morristown. She is studying to be a nurse. The groom-elect is the son of Reba Faye Collier of Morristown and

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At the Movies

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 8:19 am

AMERICAN SNIPER Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle’s pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, though, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind. Rated R. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 12:25, 4:00, 7:10 and 10:20. Showing at CarmikeTown Crossing 8 in Greeneville at 12:40,

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  • Local wine trail benefits Smoky Mountains, breast cancer research, and black bears

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Funds Raised Will Exceed $175,000 Since Inception                   The local group of five wineries that make up the Rocky Top Wine Trail are about more than just great wines! Their support for local and national non-profit organizations has contributed greatly to preserving the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, efforts to eradicate breast cancer, and now include the rescuing of Appalachian bear cubs.                   2015 will be a milestone year for

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  • Conference to feature Appalachian music

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Appalatin, a band that combines the sounds of Appalachia and Latin America, will make its regional debut as part of Walters State’s Mildred Haun Conference Feb. 6-7.

    In Appalachia, music has always brought families together, passed down history and provided communion with the sacred. Music plays a staring role at Walters State’s Mildred Haun Conference. In addition to the ETSU Old Time Pride Band and a closing jam session, the conference is proud to sponsor the local debut of Appalatin, a group that combines the very traditional sounds of Appalachian music with high-energy Latin music, on Feb.

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