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Park Ranger Jammie Treidel, of Panther Creek State Park in Morristown, displays an Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake and other tools of her trade to Morristown Kiwanis Club President-Elect Jeff Gardner prior to the group’s Friday afternoon meeting.

Panther Creek Park Ranger Treidel speaks at Kiwanis meeting

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 11:43 am

Panther Creek State Park Ranger Jammie Treidel was the featured speaker Friday afternoon at the meeting of the Morristown Kiwanis Club. Treidel, who has worked at the park for 10 years, discussed current and future programs offered at the park and displayed some of the objects she uses in her work. She explained she and park manager Jason Chadwell are not just park rangers, they are also POST-certified law enforcement

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Authorities release identification in fatal Grainger County collision

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 12:28 pm

The Tennessee Highway Patrol this afternoon released the name of a Jefferson City woman killed in a two-vehicle collision in Grainger County on Sunday. Alyssa B. Zepeda, 20, was southbound on Highway 92 near Roach Road around 1:30 p.m. when her 2004 Chrysler traveled off the right side of the roadway into a ditch, according to Trooper Toby Cameron. The young woman over-corrected, traveled back onto the highway and struck

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  • Alexander to give WSCC commencement speech

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 11:37 am

    U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) will deliver the address at Walters State Community College’s 48th commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 9 at the Great Smoky Mountains Expo Center in White Pine. Over 1,000 associate degrees and certificates will be conferred. Alexander has represented Tennessee in the U.S. Senate since 2003. In January, his fellow senators selected him to serve as chairman of the Heath, Education, Labor and

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  • Parrottsville Mayor arrested on domestic assault charges

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 11:34 am

    The mayor of Parrottsville was jailed Sunday afternoon following an altercation in his home. Cocke County Deputy Lt. C.J. Ball said Douglas D. Daniel, 42, South Highway 340, Parrottsville, is charged with domestic assault. A family member reportedly saw a text message to Daniel from a female informing him that “she was home.” Lisa Daniel said she awoke her husband to advise him that “Julie was home.” The officer says

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Sports

Tennessee Smokies’ Stephen Bruno  throws the ball to first base during the Smokies game against the Chattanooga Lookouts on Sunday.

Smokies pick up 5-2 win behind Batista pitching performance

Posted on April 27, 2015 at 10:14 am

KODAK — It wasn’t the football-score that the two teams put up Saturday night, but with Tennessee Smokies starter Frank Batista on point, it rarely is. Batista put up seven solid innings with a career-high in strikeouts in a 5-2 win over the Chattanooga Lookouts Sunday at Smokies Park. “He (Batista) has done that every time,” Smokies manager Buddy Bailey said. “His first game of the year, I think he

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  • No. 9 Senators clinch TCCAA on sophomore day

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 10:13 am

    The sophomore class of the Walters State baseball team was honored on Sunday during their last regular season home game.

    There’s clinching a championship and then there’s clinching one in style. The ninth ranked Walters State Senators did the latter Sunday afternoon, as they clinched the regular season Tennessee Community College Athletic Association championship with the first of two wins Sunday against Motlow State, and they did so in dominating fashion. The Senators pushed 10 runs across in the first four innings and sophomore pitcher Andrew Gist tossed a no-hitter

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  • East returns favor, handing West a Senior Day loss

    Posted on April 25, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    Morristown East’s Spencer Odom throws the ball to first base as Morristown West’s Mason Humann looks on during their contest on Saturday.

    East showed its resiliency Saturday afternoon at Trojans Park. It looked like a replay of Friday night’s loss to West in the city championship series. The Hurricanes had surrendered a five-run lead and the Trojans were in front by one with unbeaten Will Heflin on the mound in relief. However, this time it was the Hurricanes who came from behind to win, 9-8, and knock West out of sole possession

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    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 2:55 pm

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Lifestyles

Birthdays

Posted on April 25, 2015 at 6:47 pm

Sofie Brin Mullins turned 1-year-old on March 29, 2015. She celebrated at home with a Baby Minnie Mouse party surrounded by her family and friends. She attends Union Missionary Baptist Church. Sofie is the daughter of Calvin and Wendy Mullins of Thorn Hill. She is the granddaughter of Flip and Sharlene Mullins of Sneedville and Wendell and Jenny Singleton of Thorn Hill.   Alianna Romero Valdez celebrated her 3rd birthday

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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

    Courtney Lynn Worthington and Clarke Greene II

    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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Entertainment

Taste of Home discount tickets available

Posted on April 25, 2015 at 8:14 pm

Those who are planning to attend The Taste of Home Cooking School on May 14 can find information about special limited time pricing for tickets on page D-6 of this edition of the Citizen Tribune. As the presenter of the show, the Tribune is offering tickets at $6 each if ordered today. The popular cooking expedition, sponsored by Food City, Aaron’s and Home Depot will return to the Z-Buda Gymnasium

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on April 24, 2015 at 8:49 am

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    AGE OF ADELINE A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After years of a solitary life, she meets a man for whom it might be worth losing her immortality. Rated PG13. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 in Morristown at 11:40, 2:25, 5:10, 7:55 and 10:35. CINDERELLA Ella’s merchant father remarries following the tragic death of Ella’s mother. Ella welcomes her

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  • Longstreet Museum to host living history

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 11:34 am

    The General Longstreet Museum in Russellville will host a Civil War living history celebration from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26 on the grounds of the museum. A worship service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday. The 1st East Tennessee Battery and the 60th East Tennessee Infantry will be on hand for this living history encampment. Demonstrations will include open-fire camp cooking, military and civilian drills.

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