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One dead in Claiborne crash

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 2:17 pm

 A Bulls Gap man died in a freak accident in Claiborne County Monday afternoon when he was struck in the head by dislodged metal that was whirring about inside his car, the Tennessee Highway Patrol announced Tuesday afternoon. Bobby E. Wolfe, 28, died at the scene of the one-vehicle crash on Highway 25E, according to Trooper Toby Cameron. A passenger in Wolfe’s 2006 Suzuki, 26-year-old Morristown resident Derek Chadwick Greene,

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County tables Humane Society proposal

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 12:43 pm

A motion to approve the county’s contract with the Morristown-Hamblen Humane Society to operate the Animal Shelter was tabled at the Public Service Committee meeting Monday. In addition, Eddie Davis, who is serving as interim director of the Animal Shelter following the departure of Stacy Jordan last Friday, said that although the county was briefly without its two animal control officers, one rescinded his resignation, and they are preparing to

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  • Hamblen Schools: Hispanics who start 9th grade graduate at 98 percent

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Once they reach high school, students of Hispanic and Latino decent are the most likely to graduate from high school in Hamblen County, according to numbers recently released by the Hamblen County Board of Education. The numbers show 98.1 percent of Hispanics and Latinos who start the ninth grade in Hamblen County graduate while 88.8 percent of whites and 78.9 percent of African Americans graduate. The state graduation rate is

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  • Roe hosts town hall meeting

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 12:39 pm


    U.S. Rep. Phil Roe visited Morristown Monday evening to speak with area constituents during a Town Hall Meeting at All Saints’ Episcopal School. Several residents posed questions for Roe with most relating to issues of the Affordable Care Act and the budget In the past months Roe has written a healthcare bill (HR-3121) for the republican study committee that is only 182 pages and compliment Paul Ryan’s budget proposal as

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Cuonzo Martin to be new California head coach

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 2:04 pm

California has hired Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin to replace Mike Montgomery, multiple media sources have reported. Martin has spent the past three seasons in Knoxville and led the Vols to the NCAA tournament this season. He was previously the coach at Missouri State. Montgomery retired last month after six seasons in Berkeley. California was 21-14 this season and played in the NIT. Martin went 63-41 in three seasons at Tennessee,

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  • Lady Trojans fall to Grainger, 3-2

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 12:34 pm


    On the opening night of the season, the Morristown West and Grainger softball teams combined for 23 runs in an offensive showdown. Monday afternoon’s rematch was a pitcher’s duel. Grainger’s Samantha Spradling outdueled Morristown West’s Jessi Tinsley at J.C. Wild Park, as the Lady Grizzlies used a pair of home runs and an early three-run lead to hold off the Lady Trojans 3-2. “Both teams had great pitching tonight, but

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  • Sevier County drops East, 11-1

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 12:18 pm


    JEFFERSON CITY – Sevier County starting pitcher Nick Osborne held Morristown East to one run and sophomore catcher Devante Matthews nailed a two-run home run to lead Sevier County to a 11-1 five-inning slaughter rule victory over the Hurricanes on Monday at Carson-Newman’s Silver Diamond Complex. The Smokey Bears opened the game with three runs and never looked back to improve to an IMAC leading 9-2 overall record. Morristown East

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Engagement Announcement

Posted on April 12, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Bible-NeSmith Barton and Ginger Bible of Talbott announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany Elizabeth Bible, of Talbott, to Jarrell DePree NeSmith of Russellville, Ala. The bride-elects is the granddaughter of Charlie and Virginia Odom of Morristown, Nancy Bible of Talbott, Darwin and the late Cindy Bible of New Market. She is a 2006 graduate of Morristown West High, a 2010 graduate of Tusculum College and 2014

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  • Birth Announcements

    Posted on April 5, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Mazie Grace Davis Eric and Diane Davis of Bean Station announce the birth of a daughter, Mazie Grace Davis, born March 28, 2014 at Lakeway Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs., 12 oz. She is the sister of Justin, Zachary, Lucas, Devan, Shane, Tyler, Brittany and Marlie.  Jackson Bowlin Brianna Adams and Christopher Bowlin of Morristown announce the birth of a son, Jackson Bowlin, born March 11, 2014 at Morristown-Hamblen

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  • Engagement Announcement

    Posted on March 29, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Sluder-Quinton Maggie Sluder and Larry and Debbie Sluder announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of the daughter, Brandy Michelle Sluder, to Isaac Allen Quinton Jr., son of the late Martha Dukes-Quinton and Isaac (Ikey) Quinton. The bride-elect is employed as office manager at Douglas Cherokee Head Start and is a seasonal employee for the Tennessee Smokies. The groom-elect is employed at Rich Products and is owner and operator of A+

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Fourth annual Music of the Mountains slated for April 27

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 10:36 am

The hills will be alive with the sounds of music on Sunday, April 27 when the Cocke County Partnership’s Tourism Committee presents its fourth annual Music of the Mountains. Beginning at 2 p.m., visitors can step back in time and listen to some “Sunday Music” similar to what was heard at the time the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s was created in the early 1930s. The three-day event, sponsored by

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  • Java Garden to host outdoor music

    Posted on April 11, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Java Garden, located on the corner of Henry and West Main Streets in downtown Morristown, will kick off its live outdoor music season at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, with guitarist Justin Duncan.

    Java Garden owner Ernie Allen is keeping his promise, and in return, the weather is cooperating to bring an evening of outdoor music to downtown Morristown on Saturday. Guitarist Justin Duncan will perform a variety of music, including blues, rock and traditional country, beginning at 6:30 p.m. April 12. “We’ve got a forecast of zero percent rain,” Allen said. Allen purchased the coffee house and eatery in late 2013 and

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on April 11, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Empty Movie Theater

    CAPT. AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER 3D As Steve Rogers continues his affiliation with S.H.I.E.L.D. and struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he’s reunited with James “Bucky” Barnes, who is now a brainwashed Russian assassin known as the “Winter Soldier.” Rated PG-13. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 12:50, 4:00, 5:15, 7:05 and 10:10. Showing at CarmikeTown Crossing 8 in Greeneville at 12:50, 4:00, 7:05 and

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