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Justin and Melissa Veasey, and newly adopted daughter, Emma, officially became a family Wednesday during a National Adoption Day ceremony at Hawkins County Chancery Court.

All in the family: Celebrating Adoption Day

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:56 am

On Wednesday morning, Third Judicial District Chancellor Douglas T. Jenkins finalized the adoptions of five children — four of whom were adopted by the same couple — in honor of National Adoption Day. Daniel Boyd served as the attorney for all five adoptions as Conner, Riley, Leeland and Joe became members of the Newman family and Emma officially became the daughter of Justin and Melissa Veasey. “Adoption makes a huge

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Asbestos hearing ends; sentencing scheduled in January

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:54 am

U.S. District Judge Ronnie Greer has almost all the information he’ll have before imposing sentence on Morristown businessman Mark Sawyer and four others for asbestos-related crimes committed at the former Liberty Fibers site in Lowland. Attorneys for Sawyer, Eric Gruenberg, Newell “Nick” Smith and Milto and Armida DiSanti have until Dec. 4 to submit their closing arguments in writing. The sentencing is scheduled to occur on Jan. 21, 2015. Greer

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  • Capps: CTAS says Jarvis appointment correct

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Hamblen County Attorney Chris Capps said that the appointment of County Commissioner Louis “Doe” Jarvis to the Hamblen County-Morristown Solid Waste System Authority Board was properly done and needed no revision. Speaking at Thursday’s commission meeting, Capps addressed a question that had arisen concerning the number of votes Jarvis’ appointment received. State law says that a majority of the commission must approve such an appointment. In Hamblen County’s case, that

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  • West View teacher earns National Board Certification

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 11:37 am

    West View Middle School teacher Suzanne Romines was surprised Wednesday by central office staff and her principals for earning her National Board Certification.

    After obtaining a distinguished title, Suzanne Romines is virtually free to teach anywhere in the country, but she plans to stay right at home at West View Middle School. Romines was surprised in her classroom on Wednesday by her principals and central office staff for becoming a National Board Certified Teacher. National Board Certifications distinguish teachers as the best among their field. Director of Schools Dr. Dale Lynch told her

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Sports

Tennessee’s Willie Carmichael slams home a putback attempt for a bucket during Thursday’s home game against Texas Southenr at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville.

Vols hand Tyndall his first win at UT 70-58

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 10:59 am

KNOXVILLE — Tennessee was tested in the home opener of the Donnie Tyndall era Thursday night, but a second half defensive surge along with a timely run late in the game allowed the Vols to top Texas Southern 70-58 in front of 13,236 at Thompson-Boling Arena. UT had four players reach double figures, led by Josh Richardson with 19 points, and they significantly improved their free throw percentage form their

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  • WSCC hoops teams host big TCCAA weekend

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 10:56 am

    After a two-game road swing through West Tennessee, the Walters State basketball teams return home this weekend and jump back into Tennessee Community College Athletic Association play by hosting Columbia State and Jackson State. The Lady Senators will look to keep their spotless record intact, as they put their 6-0 mark overall and 3-0 record in TCCAA play on the line against the Columbia State Lady Chargers (3-2, 2-2 TCCAA)

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  • C-N’s Hodge has career night in Lady Eagles 88-79 win over Tusculum

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Carson-Newman’s Allison Hodge, left, drives past Tusculum’s Shynese Whitener towards the basket during Wednesday night’s basketball game at Pioneer Arena in Greeneville.

    GREENEVILLE — Allison Hodge has played in three official games for the Carson-Newman women’s basketball team so each one so far has been a “career performance.” Hodge might have to work pretty hard to top Wednesday night’s outing against South Atlantic Conference rival Tusculum. The freshman from Grainger High School put in 24 points from the bench in an 88-79 Eagles victory at Pioneer Arena. “I expected her (Hodge) to

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Lifestyles

Engagement Announcement

Posted on November 22, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Harrison-Christian Wesley Brian Christian and Marsha Ann Harrison announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Phil and Dorothy Harrison of Sneedville. She is the granddaughter of the late T.J. (Tom) and Lucile Harrison and Leona Melton of Sneedville. She is employed by the Hancock County Board of Education. She is a second grade teacher at Hancock County Elementary School. The groom-elect is the son of

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  • Engagement Announcement

    Posted on November 8, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Morgan-Tustin Tonya Morgan and Richard Tustin announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Sandy and the late Don Peerman of White Pine. The groom-elect is the son of Doug and June Tustin of Pennsylvania. They will exchange vows Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Leadvale Baptist Church in White Pine. All family and friends are invited to attend.

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  • Engagements

    Posted on November 2, 2014 at 1:47 am

    Ott-Shockley Darlene Ott of Wears Valley and Galen Ott of Durand, Wisconsin along with Mr. and Mrs. David Shockley announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Andrea Ott and Adam Shockley. The bride-elect is the daughter of Darlene and Galen Ott. She is a graduate of Iowa State University. The groom-elect is the son of David and Sandra Shockley of Morristown. He is the grandson of the late

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Entertainment

C-N to host Christmas Tree Lighting Service

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Carson-Newman University will usher in the Christmas season with an outdoor Tree Lighting Service on Tuesday, Dec. 2. An enduring community tradition, the 6 p.m. event marks the beginning of the Advent season through song and candlelight. It is free and open to the public. “There is no greater news than the Good News of God’s grace and redemption through Jesus Christ,” said Dr. Jeremy Buckner, chair of the University’s

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Empty Movie Theater

    THE BEST OF ME A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown. Rated PG13. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 7:05 and 9:55. BEYOND THE LIGHTS A talented musician on the brink of super stardom struggles with the pressure of her new-found success. Rated PG13. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 11:40, 2:25,

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  • Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, Georgia — Rock City’s annual Enchanted Garden of Lights prepares for its 20th anniversary season which begins Friday, Nov. 21. Enhancements and new characters await guests nightly from 6 to 9 p.m. through Jan. 3. New scenes include The Dancing Forest where lighted trees dance to holiday music, as well as a 26-foot Christmas tree featuring a celebration in lights set to sounds of the season. Guests can

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