Today's Top Story

Hamblen County Volunteer firefighters and deputies examine the scene of a Wednesday night arson/suicide in the Deer Run subdivision of West Morristown.

Domestic disturbance ends in arson, suicide

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 11:52 am

A troubled marriage whose disintegration was accelerated by the husband’s menacing behavior and violent threats ended fiercely Wednesday night when the Hamblen County man took his own life at his home on Holly Tree Lane, according to authorities. Bobby Joe Moore, 58, died when he shot himself in the chest with a .380-caliber handgun after setting his house ablaze, which caused an explosion just as Deputy Sgt. Michael Vaulton approached the

Read Full Story

Local Videos

Local News

Lunch with the Arts to be held at Rose Center Friday, Jan. 30

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 12:47 pm

It was incorrectly published that Lunch with the Arts at Rose Center will be held on Jan. 31. Actually the lunch will be held Friday, Jan. 30 from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. During the luncheon, community members will be treated to live musical entertainment while dining in the Rose Center galleries and exhibits. Delectable gourmet soups and desserts will be served with fresh salads and beverages. Takeout orders will

Read Full Story
  • Pediatric Rehab coming to Jefferson Memorial

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 11:44 am

    Tennova Healthcare is expanding its outpatient rehabilitation program at Jefferson Memorial Hospital to include pediatric rehabilitation services. This means young patients will not need to travel a half hour or more to receive physical therapy, occupational therapy and/or speech therapy for illness, injury, disease or developmental delay. “Pediatric rehabilitation is about more than improving strength and physical functioning. It’s about inspiring young children and teens to gain the skills and

    Read Full Story
  • New ADA’s sworn in for Fourth Judicial District

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Brad Jones and Mark Strange were sworn in Tuesday, Jan. 27 in Cocke County as Assistant District Attorneys for the Fourth Judicial District by Circuit Court Judge, Honorable Ben W. Hooper, II. They both were appointed by the Fourth Judicial District Attorney General, James B. Dunn. These newly sworn Assistant District Attorneys will be serving the counties of Sevier, Cocke, Jefferson and Grainger. Brad Jones is from Cocke County and

    Read Full Story


WSCC opens baseball season today in South Carolina

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 10:54 am

Year two of the David Shelton era for the Walters State baseball team begins this afternoon with more than half of the 2015 squad either freshmen or newcomers to the program. With that youth, the Senators went through many growing pains in the fall schedule preparing for the actual games that count this spring, and through it all, Shelton has seen the hardest working group he has coached improve on

Read Full Story
  • East freshmen top West 44-33

    Posted on January 30, 2015 at 10:53 am

    The Morristown East and Morristown West freshmen basketball game Thursday night was the precursor for tonight’s big matchup between the varsity teams which is always a battle between Morristown’s two teams. In Thursday’s contest, the two teams fought hard before the Hurricanes emerged with a 44-33 win over the Trojans. East connected on nine three-pointers and was extremely stingy on defense against West, especially in the second half. East coach

    Read Full Story
  • Defense leads to Eagles’ 66-52 victory

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Carson-Newman’s Carson Brooks  (11) goes up for a shot against a group of Anderson defenders on Wednesday night at Holt Fieldhouse.

    JEFFERSON CITY — Carson-Newman has scored 90 points or more in two straight games, but Wednesday night at Holt Fieldhouse it was the defense that made the difference in a 66-52 win over South Atlantic Conference foe Anderson (S.C.). The 52 points given up to the Trojans (8-11, 4-9 SAC) is the lowest total Carson-Newman (9-10, 7-6) has given up all season. “We had as thorough a preparation these last

    Read Full Story



Posted on January 25, 2015 at 1:33 am

Metzger-Geertsema Tom and Thelma (Rachel) Metzger of Morristown, announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Marie Metzger to Andre Geertsema, son of Arie and Gina Geertsema of Westminster, Colorado. The bride-elect graduated from Morristown West in 2009 and from Tennessee Tech with a bachelors of science in nursing in 2013. She is employed at Rose Medical Center in Denver, Colorado as a surgical nurse. The groom-elect graduated from Lexington Christian

Read Full Story
  • Anniversary

    Posted on January 17, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Livesay Clay and Stella (Wolfe) Livesay of Thorn Hill celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 at Cherokee Park in Morristown. The couple was married at Thorn Hill in 1940 where they raised their three daughters, Pat (Mills) of Waverly, Karen (Lynn) Ayers of Morristown and Sherri (Wade) Ransey of Thorn Hill. They have five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and countless nieces and nephews. They still reside in

    Read Full Story
  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on January 11, 2015 at 12:00 am

      Kuster-Hayes David Andrew Hayes of Morristown and Christina Marie Kuster, originally from Miami, Florida, announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding. The couple became engaged on Dec. 5, 2014. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mercedes Kuster, of Morristown. She is the granddaughter of Rudy and Elia Lopez, also of Morristown. She is studying to be a nurse. The groom-elect is the son of Reba Faye Collier of Morristown and

    Read Full Story


Empty Movie Theater

At the Movies

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 8:19 am

AMERICAN SNIPER Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle’s pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, though, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind. Rated R. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 12:25, 4:00, 7:10 and 10:20. Showing at CarmikeTown Crossing 8 in Greeneville at 12:40,

Read Full Story
  • Local wine trail benefits Smoky Mountains, breast cancer research, and black bears

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Funds Raised Will Exceed $175,000 Since Inception                   The local group of five wineries that make up the Rocky Top Wine Trail are about more than just great wines! Their support for local and national non-profit organizations has contributed greatly to preserving the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, efforts to eradicate breast cancer, and now include the rescuing of Appalachian bear cubs.                   2015 will be a milestone year for

    Read Full Story
  • Conference to feature Appalachian music

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Appalatin, a band that combines the sounds of Appalachia and Latin America, will make its regional debut as part of Walters State’s Mildred Haun Conference Feb. 6-7.

    In Appalachia, music has always brought families together, passed down history and provided communion with the sacred. Music plays a staring role at Walters State’s Mildred Haun Conference. In addition to the ETSU Old Time Pride Band and a closing jam session, the conference is proud to sponsor the local debut of Appalatin, a group that combines the very traditional sounds of Appalachian music with high-energy Latin music, on Feb.

    Read Full Story

Headlines of the Day