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John Hay Elementary School in Morristown held a fundraiser for Ahnaf Morshed, a fourth grade student who has been diagnosed cancer free after a long battle with the disease. The program was presented by grades three, four and five and included dancing and singing as entertainment for the audience of parents and fellow students.

John Hay holds musical fundraiser

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 11:53 am

Ahnaf Morshed, a fourth grade student at John Hay Elementary School in Morristown, was diagnosed with lymphoma last fall. As of last week, he has been declared cancer free. “He’s had a long struggle,” Matthew Drinnon, principal of John Hay Elementary, said at a fundraising event Wednesday afternoon. “We’re obviously so thankful that he has recently been declared cancer free.” The proceeds from the fundraiser went directly to Morshed and

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Man accused in stabbing injured in apparent retaliatory jail beating

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 11:51 am

Bean Station resident Lynn Killion was jailed for conspiracy Wednesday for allegedly ordering the beat-down of Hamblen County Jail inmate Sterling Morgan, who is charged with felony assault in the Saturday night stabbing of her boyfriend, George Brock Hance, authorities say. Killion, 57, allegedly communicated the instructions by telephone to her son, Jesse Lee Killion, who was being housed in the same area of the jail as Morgan, according to

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  • Need a job? Call center survey participation first step to getting on major employer’s radar

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Do you like to talk on the phone? Do you like to help people? Would you like to get paid to do these two things? Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce officials have indicated that two corporate call centers have expressed interest in moving to Morristown. One of the two is seeking more information on its potential workforce through an online service that will gauge the interest of prospective employees, according

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  • New Panther Creek Park Manager: Campground renovation work to continue this spring

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Panther Creek State Park Manager Jason Chadwell oversees his first public input hearing on Tuesday.

    Among the many announcements and goals for the future at Panther Creek State Park, new park manager Jason Chadwell said the work at the park’s campground will continue this spring. Chadwell said during the park’s public input meeting with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation on Tuesday that TDEC deputy commissioner Brock Hill has negotiated with the Tennessee Department of Transportation on repaving the campground loop and paving the

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Walters State’s Daren Osby tosses a pitch during the Senators contest against the visiting Milligan JV team on Wednesday.

WSCC wins 19th straight to reach 30-win plateau

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 9:37 am

The 10th ranked Walters State Senators continued their torrid pace in the month of March Wednesday afternoon by putting up 29 runs in a doubleheader sweep of the visiting Milligan College JV Buffaloes at Senators Field. Walters State put five runs on the board in the first inning of the opening game and rolled to a 10-3 victory before putting up seven runs in the first two innings of the

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  • C-N bats catch fire to take second game from USC-Aiken

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Carson-Newman’s Bre Lockett gets a hit during their contest on Wednesday.

    JEFFERSON CITY — A late seventh-inning rally saved USC-Aiken in game one, but the Carson-Newman softball team made them pay for it in game two, unleashing 14 hits in a 10-4 victory. The Lady Eagles and the Lady Pacers split their midweek doubleheader Wednesday, with USC-Aiken winning game one 4-2. “They’re a good team and I don’t want to take anything away from them,” C-N coach Vickee Kazee-Hollifield said. “But

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  • Trojans top No. 14 Science Hill

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Morristown West’s Matt Sawyer, left, heads the ball upfield against Science Hill during Tuesday night’s match at Burke-Toney Stadium.

    In a perfect world, West High junior forward Jeremiah Esparza should have saved his energy, but sometimes a man just has to do a handspring. Esparza, who was 48 minutes into an 80-minute match, had already done yeoman’s work as the Trojans hosted one of the state’s top sides in Science Hill Tuesday night at Burke-Toney. The Hilltoppers, confident and deliberate in their possession, liked to control the ball and

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    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 2:55 pm


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It’s an Easter 

Parks and Rec plans an Easter to Remember

Posted on March 21, 2015 at 10:40 pm

Spring is in full swing and that means it’s time for Easter fun with the city of Morristown Parks and Recreation Department. First, the Parks and Rec will offer Pictures with the Easter Bunny on March 23 and 24 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Morristown. The Easter Bunny is taking time out of his busy schedule for pictures in the park from 4 to 7 p.m. Each group

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  • Skill on display at inaugural East High Talent Show

    Posted on March 21, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Kipling Evans and Emma Andrews received first place in the inaugural East High Talent Show for their rendition of “Halo” by Beyonce.

      Just two weeks after orchestrating the magnificent “Musical Revue,” a joint undertaking by the advanced choirs of Morristown East and West High, Choir Director Brandon Moore pushed the envelope with an endeavor not seen at the home of the Hurricanes for decades long past: an inaugural Talent Show. After wearisome delays in the auditioning process thanks to the recent “snowpocalypse,” the eager young talents of East High were itching

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on March 14, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    NeSmith-Potter Michael and Susie NeSmith of Morristown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lynsey NeSmith, to Ryan Potter, son of David and Sharon Potter of Bean Station. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Douglas and Irene Masengill and Ralph and Pauline NeSmith of Morristown. She is a 2010 graduate of Morristown-Hamblen High School West. She graduated from Walters State Community College as a registered dental

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Rose Center to host ‘Harriet Pohter’ sequel

Posted on March 22, 2015 at 1:46 am

Magic is happening within the walls of Rose Center. Performances of “Harriet Pohter the Musical Two: The Sequel to Harriet Pohter the Musical” will begin on March 26-28 at 7 p.m. and March 28-29 at 2 p.m. Rehearsals have been under way for the past month. Around 40 students were invited to playwriting workshops where they worked as a team to develop and write their very own two hour long

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on March 20, 2015 at 9:02 am

    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 9:30. CHAPPIE After being kidnapped by two criminals during birth, Chappie becomes the adopted son

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  • Rose Center to host Hoedown Friday at 6 p.m.

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Dropping a specific garden implement out in the yard, then stepping on it can be a real pain in the forehead — but on Friday evening, Rose Center will celebrate the happier, dance version of the hoedown. Hosted by the Rose Center Service Guild, the evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a chili buffet, catered to suit all tastes. There will be a variety of regular beef chili, including

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