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Students gathered around Amy Perry, registered respiratory therapist, at Alpha Elementary School on Tuesday during “College and Career Day.” Perry was one of the many guest speakers invited to area elementary schools, and she brought demonstration equipment for the students to have a hands-on experience. Participating are Kayla Syum and Ethan Woosley.

Middle schoolers get a glimpse of work life

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 11:59 am

From firefighters, to park rangers, meteorologists and college professors, middle school students all across Hamblen County got a taste of future opportunities with career day. On Tuesday, students took a break from their traditional coursework to hear from business people and career leaders who led presentations for students in every grade level. Presentators were able to give background about who they are and what they do as well as give

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Grand jury indicts pair of alleged Hamblen embezzlers

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 12:11 pm

Two large-scale theft cases involving the Hamblen County-Morristown Solid Waste Disposal Authority and the Morristown-Hamblen Humane Society came one step closer to resolution this morning with the arrests of the suspects. Ronnie Brady, 50, former solid waste director, allegedly stole $227,792 between July 2010 and January 2014, according to an indictment for theft of property over $60,000 returned by a Hamblen County grand jury on Monday. The grand jury indicted

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  • Thomas and LeBel spar at city council meeting

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    A month ago Morristown Mayor Danny Thomas and councilmember Paul LeBel had a testy exchange at the end of a council meeting regarding an allegedly forged letter sent to the state comptroller on the mayor’s letterhead and allegations of vote-trading and violations of the state Sunshine Law. Tuesday evening the issue was raised again in the final minutes of the City Council meeting as LeBel revisited some of Thomas’ responses

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  • Netanyahu assails Iran-nuclear talks in Congress address

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a speech that stirred political controversy in two countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that negotiations underway between Iran and the United States would “all but guarantee” that Tehran would get nuclear weapons, a step he said the world must avoid at all costs. “Iran has proven time and again that it cannot be trusted,” no matter what it says about permitting

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The Morristown West girls basketball team departed from the school on Tuesday in route to Murfreesboro where they will compete in the TSSAA state championship.

Lady Trojans making return trip to Murfreesboro

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 10:52 am

MURFREESBORO — Morristown West coach Johnny Galyon is used to being on the big stage at the BlueCross State Championships, and with his team making a return trip this week after advancing to Murfreesboro last year, the veteran coach has a team with state experience returning for the first time in his 16 years at West. This will be Galyon’s fourth trip to the crown jewel of basketball in the

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  • A wounded Senators team hopes to overcome odds in postseason play

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Walters State’s Brandon Walters, shown in this Jan. 24 file photo, will try to help his team though a tough postseason.

    An old quote says, “Adversity doesn’t build your character, it reveals it.” That quote applies perfectly to the Walters State Senators basketball team since the calendar flipped to 2015, as they have responded to a rash of departures from the program and a couple injuries to post 11 wins in 14 contests to finish the regular season at 17-12 entering this week’s TCCAA-NJCAA Region VII Tournament. The Senators lost six

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  • Williams buzzer beater sends West back to state

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Morristown West’s Jasmine Williams, center, celebrates with teammates Kaitlyn Cody, left, and Erin Foster, right, after making the game winning basket for the Lady Trojans in Monday’s Class AAA Sectional game at Farragut High School.

    FARRAGUT — Back-to-back. For Morristown West, it simply doesn’t get any better than that. The Lady Trojans clinched a second straight trip to Murfreesboro and the TSSAA State Basketball Championships Monday night in thrilling fashion, beating Farragut 35-33 on a buzzer-beating shot by Jasmine Williams in a Class AAA Sectional game inside Lynn E. Sexton Gymnasium. In a game that produced an 11-minute stretch for West without scoring a single

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    How to fix your credit score

    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Unfortunately, quick fixes and improving your credit score do not go together. It’s kind of like a diet. Gaining weight usually happens over a period of time and so does bad credit. In fact, beware of advice that claims to improve your credit fast. The best advice, much like your weight, is to manage it responsibly over time. In addition to making smart credit decisions, you also have to be

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Engagement Announcement

Posted on February 28, 2015 at 6:19 pm

Kelly-Price Dr. Gary and Martha Kelly of Morristown announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Katherine, to Matthew Stewart Price, son of Leslie and Pam Price, also of Morristown. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of James and Roberta Kidd of Fayetteville, and Theresa Kelly and the late Gene Kelly of Columbus, Georgia. She graduated from Morristown West High in 2009 and from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2012 with a

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  • Engagement Announcement

    Posted on February 14, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    DeBord-Smith Vernon and Carolyn DeBord of Morristown announce the engagement and forth-coming marriage of their daughter, Wendy Nicole DeBord to Billy Lynn Smith, son of Donny and the late Terry Smith of Jefferson County. The bride-elect is the mother of Kristen Taylor Grizzell of Morristown. She is the granddaughter of the late John and Kate DeBord Wolfe of Eidson and the late Ray and Karlie Hurd of Rogersville. She is

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  • Anniversaries

    Posted on February 8, 2015 at 2:39 am

        Herbert and Marion Byrum Herbert and Marion Byrum of Morristown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015.  The couple was united in marriage at the home of the Rev. J.B. Ely in Morristown in 1965. Together they have have four children, Chris (Sue) Byrum, Holly (David) Newberry, Sunday (Michael) Reeves and Scott (Carol) Byrum; five grandchildren, Stacy (Landon) Gibson, Daniel Byrum, Amy Byrum, John Reeves

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The cast members of Encore’s production of “Into the Woods” performs. The play continues through March 8.

Encore production will huff and puff and bring the house down

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 12:25 pm

Immersing oneself in an experience other than your own is not only pleasurable, it’s a necessary part of mental survival – and there’s no better tool than local theater for gathering one’s wits. Proof is right there behind the curtain at Encore Theatrical Company’s “Into the Woods” during the next two weekends at Walters State Community College in Morristown. The set of “Into the Woods” takes the notion of creating

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Empty Movie Theater

    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, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind. Rated R. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 in Morristown at 12:25, 4:05, 7:10 and 10:20. Showing at Towne Crossing 8 in Greeneville at 12:40, 3:40,

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  • Nighttime is right time to dance at Rose Center

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    The Rose Center will be alive with the sounds of tapping feet and rocking music on Friday, Feb. 20, when it holds its inaugural Night of the Dance. This special event is a fundraising performance to benefit the programs at the Rose. Night of the Dance is an evening of dance and live music performance featuring two local dance troupes and two local bands. The event was the idea of

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