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A rain storm washed gravel across the campground road and deepened gullies where insufficient drainage is forcing water to carve its own path.

Campground upgrade turns into debacle

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Early in 2014, officials at Panther Creek State Park in Morristown happily announced the park was due to get capital improvements of more than $1.5 million to upgrade the much-used 50-site campground and to make the park office and picnic areas in the park ADA-compliant. Original plans called for the upgrades and renovations to be completed in time for the Memorial Day weekend. But that’s not what park visitors got.

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Murderer Jason Holt is escorted into the courtroom  Wednesday.

Holt pleads to Down Home killings

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Jason Holt, 38, pleaded guilty to two counts of first degree murder and two counts of second degree murder, sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. In May of 2013, Holt robbed the Down Home Pharmacy in Bean Station for pills to feed his addiction. However, after being given pills, Holt lined up three employees and one customer execution style and shot them. Two people were killed and

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  • Mason Machinings celebrating 50 years

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Three generations of the Mason family hosted the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Tuesday evening at Java Garden in Morristown. From left, Mason Fishburn, Rick Fishburn, Beverly (Mason) Fishburn, Zach Mason, Imogene Mason and Xan Mason celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Mason Machining.

    Take Mason jars filled with hard candy as parting gifts, combine them with 50 years of hard work and live music on the patio of Java Garden in downtown Morristown, along with a crowd of friends and business cohorts and you’ve got a party. The Mason family, including the in-laws, threw a well-attended celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Mason Machinings on Tuesday evening by hosting a Morristown Area Chamber

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  • Hidden Treasures Academy holds fund raising banquet

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Hidden Treasures Academy program participant Will, dances during a rendition of the famous Kool and the Gang song “Celebration.” HTA held its annual fundraising banquet last week.

    For one special night last week a “celebration” ensued recognizing a group of people often forgotten. Hidden Treasures Academy, a postsecondary educational program for adults with mental or developmental disabilities held its second annual banquet at First Presbyterian Church in Morristown. During the banquet, a portion of the students “Von and the Gang,” performed a rousing rendition of the famed Kool and the Gang classic “Celebration.” The handbell choir, under

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The Morristown West volleyball team honored their seniors Tuesday night prior to their home match against Jefferson County. From left are West head coach Heather Kelley, Tory Wilder, Hannah Beth Moorhouse and West assistant coach Rachael Bowlin. The Lady Trojans sealed up the IMAC title with a 3-0 win on Tuesday night.

West reclaims district volleyball crown

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 11:07 am

Senior night turned into a championship performance Tuesday night for the Morristown West Lady Trojans, as they clinched their fifth Inter Mountain Conference regular season volleyball title in the last six years with a clean sweep of Jefferson County inside Michael R. Reed Gymnasium. West rolled to a 25-14 win in the opening game before holding off the visiting Lady Patriots 25-23 in the second game. The Lady Trojans had

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  • C-N men’s soccer to host Tusculum

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 11:01 am

    JEFFERSON CITY — The Carson-Newman men’s soccer team hosts conference rival Tusculum tonight at 7:30 p.m. Both C-N (3-4, 2-1 SAC) and the Pioneers (3-4, 1-2 SAC) are coming off a loss at Wingate. Tusculum fell to the Bulldogs 3-1 last Saturday. Wingate went into halftime leading 2-0. In the 56th minute, Roberto Pimentel put the Pioneers on the board off a cross from Mason Fox. Seven minutes later, Shaun

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  • East rolls to win on senior night

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 11:21 am

    The Morristown East volleyball team honored their seniors Monday night prior to their home match against Chuckey-Doak. From left are East head coach Holly Drinnon, Mackenzie King, Sara Dent, McKenzie Heidel, Madisson Westmoreland and East assistant coach Sarah Wilson. The Lady Hurricanes won the match in straight sets.

    Morristown East sent their volleyball seniors out in style Monday night with a straight set victory over Chuckey-Doak inside Isenberg-Siler Gymnasium. Seniors Madisson Westmoreland, McKenzie Heidel, Makenzie King and Sara Dent had their final home match of their careers, and the Lady Hurricanes rolled to a 25-21, 25-17 and 25-10 victory over the visiting Lady Knights. East coach Holly Drinnon said it was good to send the seniors out with

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Engagement Announcements

Posted on September 27, 2014 at 6:36 pm

Collins-Cope Hannah Sidney-Nicole Collins and Cruz Colton Cope announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Clarnece and Elsia Collins of Morristown. She is the granddaughter of Martha Ely and the late James Rashic of Sneedville and Leona and the late Gease Collins of Sneedville. She is a graduate of Morrisotwn East High and Tusculum College. She is employed by Lakeway Regional Hospital as a human

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on September 20, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Walker-Wilson Caitlan Brooke Walker and Dustin Allen Wilson announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Terry and Connie Walker of Bean Station. She is the mother of Kylor Walker. She is the granddaughter of Doris Diamond and the late John Diamond of Bean Station and Kyle and Peggy Walker of Bean Station. She graduated from Grainger High School and Tennessee School of Beauty, Knoxville. She

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  • Chamber and Tribune present Business Showcase

    Posted on September 20, 2014 at 7:59 pm


    A steady stream of men and women dressed in business attire, and some utilizing a more casual theme, used the Fellowship Hall entrance at First Baptist Church in Morristown on Thursday to visit the 2014 Business Showcase presented by the Citizen Tribune and the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce. Smiling from their booth located just inside the doors were Teresa Trent, branch manager, and Roy Ogle, mortgage lender, with ORNL

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Encore Theatrical Company to offer trial for its classes

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Throughout this week, Encore Theatrical Company’s Studio ETC, located in downtown Morristown, is offering a free trial of all its classes. Dubbed “Try Before You Buy,” the studio’s classes in theater, improv, ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and lyrical, as well as group and individual voice classes will be available. Also included in the free trial are the weekend fitness and adult dance classes. The studio recently announced it will offer

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on September 26, 2014 at 8:04 am

    A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a known drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife. Rated R. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 11:55, 2:35, 5:15, 7:55 and 10:35. Showing at CarmikeTown Crossing 8 in Greeneville at 1:05, 4:15, 7:25 and 10:05. THE BOXTROLLS 3D A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to

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  • In August company: Encore crew shines in Osage County

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    When Encore Theatrical Company opens its production of “August: Osage County” tonight, Tracy Lett’s vision of a dark tragicomedy will come to dusky light via a stage that symbolizes family dysfunction and a cast that embodies it. The story is based on an unexpected family reunion caused by the disappearance of the Weston family patriarch. The play itself is the most awarded show of the century. Portraying the role of

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