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The band Sevendust, fronted by Lajon Witherspoon (above), is one of the headliners for this weekend’s Gig It music festival in Cherokee Park in Hamblen County. The three-day event will feature 32 bands.

Cherokee Park prepared to Get Giggy with it

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 11:43 am

Gig It, Morristown’s first three-day music festival, will kick off Friday at Cherokee Park. Hamblen County Events Coordinator Jeffrey Dillard said a total of 32 bands, including 10 Years, Sevendust and Thousand Foot Krutch, will play on the Citizen Tribune/Jefferson Federal Amphitheater stage this weekend. “We’ve sold nearly 1,000 tickets so far and VIP tickets are sold out,” he said. “A majority have been sold to people from California, North

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Hamblen Bar Association backs justices

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 11:40 am

The Hamblen County Bar Association is unanimously supporting the retention of three Tennessee Supreme Court justices in the Aug. 7 election, officials say. In a yes-no vote, Tennesseans will decide whether or not to retain Chief Justice Gary Wade, Justice Sharon Lee and Justice Connie Clark in the retention election. Paige Collins, a former prosecutor and attorney with The Terry Law Firm, maintains efforts to remove the supreme court justices

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  • Holt gets order of protection against husband

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 11:40 am

    A Newport Alderwoman accused of selling stolen property out of her Newport convenience store with the help of her son, her police captain husband and another member of the Newport Police Department filed an order of protection against her incarcerated husband. Newport Alderwoman Kathy Holt was one of the four people involved in a drug conspiracy brought down by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation earlier this month. Holt has been

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  • Goodwill hosts job fair

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Michael Wells speaks about opportunities with MAHLE Human Resource generalist Lee Collins at the Goodwill Industries Job Fair last week.

    More than 250 people took advantage of speaking one-on-one with more than 40 local area businesses at the Goodwill Industries Job Fair held last week in Morristown. It’s not so common knowledge that Goodwill Industries is more than a retail store, said Kim Moore, the Employment Training and Rehabilitation Coordinator at the Morristown store. Moore, who helped coordinate the job fair, facilitates many of the special programs through Goodwill that

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Sports

The Carson-Newman Eagles and coach Ken Sparks will open the season against an old rivarly Edinboro on September 4. For the next 10 weeks, the Citizen Tribune will examine all of Carson-Newman’s 2014 opponents.

Eagles and Edinboro renew former gridiron rivarly

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 10:37 am

JEFFERSON CITY – Editors note: This is the first in a 10-part series breaking down each of Carson-Newman football’s opponents for the 2014 season. This feature breaks down the Eagles’ opener – a Sept. 4, Thursday night date with the Edinboro Fighting Scots. The last time the Eagles and Edinboro did battle on the gridiron Bill Clinton was the President of the United States and Ken Sparks’ club was in

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  • ETSU athletics debuts online store featuring new logo

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 10:35 am

    East Tennessee State University recently reached an agreement with Advanced-Online to distribute sales of new Buccaneers athletic gear featuring the schools new logo. All products ordered will be shipped within 24 hours of the sale.

    JOHNSON CITY– The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced it has partnered with Advanced-Online for the official online store of the Buccaneers. Buccaneer fans can purchase items with the new “E” or Bucky logo, ranging from men’s and women’s apparel to decals and collectibles at the online shop. Advanced-Online specializes in providing technology for online stores, but is also an on-demand production model allowing ETSU to have access to over

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  • Junior girls eliminated from SE Regional

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 10:26 am

    FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Morristown Junior League softball All Stars saw their postseason run come to an end in the Junior League Softball Southeast Region Tournament Monday afternoon with their second loss in as many games in the Sunshine State. After falling short against Honaker, Va., in their opening game after a lengthy lightning delay, Morristown fell behind in the first inning and never got back in it in

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Lifestyles

Belk seeks child models for Kidfest

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Belk has announced its bi-annual Kidfest activities will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9, from noon to 3 p.m. at all locations. Activities include runway fashion shows featuring local children as models wearing Belk’s latest fashion trends and styles for kids. The 2014 Kidfest is encouraging kids to get healthy and active, and the day will include sports games and an obstacle course. Other activities and entertainment will include refreshments,

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on July 26, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Reynolds-Wilder Jennifer Reynolds and Jon Wilder of Greeneville announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Bobby and Eileene Reynolds of Afton. She is the granddaughter of the late Bob and Esther Reynolds and late Bob and Gerline Crumley. She is a graduate of Chuckey-Doak High School in Afton and Walters State Community College. She is employed with Keep Greene Beautiful and she is leadership director

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  • Giving Back: Carson-Newman players help Food on Foot

    Posted on July 26, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Carson Newman

    For the more than 360 children waiting in line to sign-up for the annual Tennessee Food on Foot backpack giveaway, their patience was rewarded with an extra treat as the Carson-Newman University football team took over the non-profit. Almost 20 players from the team volunteered their time on Wednesday to help register the kids, pass out food bags, sign autographs and play with the kids. This year made for the

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Entertainment

At the Movies

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 8:16 am

AND SO IT GOES ON A self-centered realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he’s suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home. Rated PG13. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 12:20, 3:00, 5:30 and 8:30. BEGIN AGAIN Gretta and her long-time boyfriend, Dave, are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for

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  • Rose Center Summer Players to present “A Wrinkle in Time”

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    The cast of “A Wrinkle in Time” takes a break from rehearsals for the show that will open at 7 p.m. July 24. The Rose Center Summer Players production will continue July 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. and July 26 and 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 and are available by calling 423-586-9260.

    The annual production of the Rose Center Summer Players will delve into the strange and unknown with its 2014 show, “A Wrinkle in Time, based on Madeleine L’Engle’s classic book. The story presents a trio of young friends who journey across time and space on a rescue mission for their father, with the help of some very unusual characters who are much more than they seem to be. The characters

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  • Wallen to perform in Sneedville

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Morgan Wallen will perform Saturday evening at the Clinch River Market in Sneedville at 7. He will sign autographs prior to the show.

    Morgan Wallen, a Hancock County native and contestant on this year’s season of NBC’s “The Voice,” will perform and meet with fans Saturday in Sneedville. Wallen, who is currently working in the studio on an album, will be at the Clinch River Market in Sneedville, at 127 Tazewell Highway Saturday. Wallen will perform at 7 p.m. but is scheduled to meet and great with fans from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30

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