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Daily Bread Community Kitchen’s Larry Williams gets ready to pass out bags of goodies that were a special donation for children and families during a Christmas lunch on Tuesday.

Atmos Energy teams with Daily Bread for Christmas cookout

Posted on December 26, 2014 at 11:25 am

Like all good girls and boys, even a mature Hobe Williams knows, when Santa Claus comes calling, he better answer. Williams, founder of the Daily Bread Community kitchen, answered a phone call from “Santa” offering the kitchen 150 toys in a truck that couldn’t be delivered to its final destination. Williams gladly accepted Santa’s offering and made arrangements to have a full fledged Christmas gathering at the kitchen on Tuesday.

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Legal wrangling continues prior to Liberty Fibers sentencing

Posted on December 26, 2014 at 11:18 am

As the sentencing date approaches in federal court in Greeneville for Morristown businessman Mark Sawyer and four others, the back-and-fourth wrangle between them and prosecutors continue, according to court documents. The five pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the Clean Air Act for numerous asbestos-related crimes committed during metal-salvage operations at the former Liberty Fibers site in Lowland. The second and final phase of the sentencing hearing resumes on Jan.

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  • Woman reports BB gun attack

    Posted on December 26, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Newport authorities are investigating a Tuesday incident in which a woman said she was shot in the leg while she walked her dog. Mary Rowbotham told patrol officer William Garber she was walking her dog around the River Rest Apartment parking lot at 6:45 p.m. when she was shot with a BB, causing her to fall to the ground and injuring her leg. The 47-year-old woman, who is described as

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  • Volunteers devoted to Holiday Hope Fund

    Posted on December 24, 2014 at 8:50 am

    There’s a children’s Bible song that contains the line, “Be careful little hands, what you do.” With regard to supporting the community’s needy, that line is applicable to adults as well. Writing checks or counting out cash for charitable donations, especially those for children, should be done with as much care and discernment as is used when raising a family. Longtime Morristown-Hamblen Central Services volunteer Faith Bauer demonstrates that type

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Sports

Tusculum listed in final NCAA football statistics

Posted on December 26, 2014 at 9:19 am

INDIANAPOLIS — The Tusculum College football team is listed in four statistical categories, while four Pioneers are listed individually with the release of the final 2014 NCAA Division II national statistics. Junior wide receiver and return specialist Justin Houston is mentioned in three individual categories including a South Atlantic Conference best 6.0 receptions per game, which is listed 38th in the nation. The 5-8, 180-pound product from Cleveland, Tennessee, led

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  • Cosby’s Weeks earns Player of the Year honor

    Posted on December 24, 2014 at 7:40 am

    The 2014 Citizen Tribune All-Lakeway Area football award winners are from left Cosby’s Dereck Weeks (Player of the Year), Morristown West’s DeAndre Delaney (Offensive Player of the Year), Morristown West coach Lamar Brown (Coach of the Year), Morristown West’s Calvin Smith (Co-Defensive Player of the Year) and Morristown East’s Jacob Samsel (Co-Defensive Player of the Year). For the rest of the 2014 Citizen Tribune All-Lakeway Area Football Team, see page B-2.

    For a young man of such few words, Cosby quarterback Dereck Weeks allows his numbers to do the talking. And this year those numbers were good enough to gain him the Citizen Tribune All-All-Lakeway Area Player of the Year honor. “It’s a great feeling,” the naturally mum senior quarterback said of the award. The numbers that he produced might have evoked more excitement as he accounted for 1,066 yards on

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  • ‘Tis the season for Christmas wishes

    Posted on December 24, 2014 at 7:37 am

    It’s Christmas time once again, and with that comes the joy of family, friends, gifts and the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. In addition, it’s time for my annual Christmas wish list for local, state and national figures. I’ve been making a list, I’ve checked it twice, and to be honest you won’t be left out whether you are naughty or nice. So without further adieu, let my

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Lifestyles

Engagement Announcements

Posted on December 20, 2014 at 6:23 pm

Dean-Darnell David and Brenda Dean of Russellville and Melody and Steve Waits of Greeneville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jacqueline (Jackie) Dean, to Landon Darnell. The bride-elect is the mother of Addison Marie. She is the granddaughter of Nancy Dean and the late Kenneth Dean of Greeneville and Kyle and Joan Harris of Greeneville. She is a 2009 graduate of West Greene High School. She is

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  • Engagement Announcement

    Posted on December 6, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Reece-Fillers Michael Frank Fillers II and Ashley Nicole Reece announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mike Reece and Vicki Reece of Morristown. She is the granddaughter of the late Kenneth and Lynnie Reece of Morristown, the late Charles “Buddy” Canter of Glade Springs, Virginia and the late June Keesee Canter of Chilhowie, Virginia. She graduated in 2003 from Morristown East High School. She is

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on December 4, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Housley-Potter Jeremy Potter and Jessica Housley announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Tony Housley and Betty Thomas. She is the granddaughter of Ronnie and Janice Housley, Paul King and Brenda King. She is a 2011 graduate of Morristown-Hamblen High School East. The groom-elect is the son of Perry and Paula Potter. He is the grandson of the late Ray Potter and Charlcie Marshall and

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Entertainment

Rose Center to host auditions for Harriet Pohter Two

Posted on December 26, 2014 at 11:40 am

Rose Center Council for the Arts will host open auditions Jan. 14-16 for its unique theatrical experience, “Harriet Pohter the Musical Two!” The fast-paced program offers middle school, high school and college students the opportunity to write a script, develop characters, compose new songs, design the production set, and more. Harriet Pohter, Ron-Jon Beasley, and Germany G. Ganger are about to attend their second year at Hogtarts, a magical school

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on December 26, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Empty Movie Theater

    ANNIE Annie is a young, happy foster kid who’s also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise they’d be back for her someday, it’s been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom, Miss Hannigan. But everything’s about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate

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  • Senior Center to offer Tai Chi

    Posted on December 20, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Tai Chi instructor Nancy Holder demonstrates a move being followed by, from left, Beverly Beddingfield, Ann Krance, Elenore Patrick and Jim Perdue.

    The Senior Citizens Center, Inc. in Morristown will once again offer Tai Chi classes beginning Tuesday, Jan. 6 and Thursday, Jan. 8. Both classes will run from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and will continue weekly. This gentle exercise program is suitable for anyone and can be adapted to any level of fitness. There is even a seated modification that can be practiced if standing is difficult or not possible. Participants

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