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Local high school students Kyle Janeway, left, Rachael Lawson and Skylar Mangrum took home the inaugural Bravo Awards during the the Tuesday evening ceremony at Rose Center. The students  were honored for their excellence in visual and performance arts.

Local young artists celebrated

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Three local young artists were honored at the inaugural Bravo Awards Ceremony held Tuesday evening at Rose Center in Morristown. Performance artist Rachael Lawson and visual artists Skylar Mangrum and Kyle Janeway were honored by the Rose Center Council for the Arts and Artist Advisory Council, along with the GFWC Ladies Reading Circle. “The idea was tonight to celebrate excellence in the arts by students in grades 10 through 12,”

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Give them shelter? City talks animal options

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Broad outlines emerged Tuesday afternoon in the joint contract Morristown and Hamblen County governments could have with the humane society as new agency leadership attempts to establish solid financial footing and restore public confidence. However the relationship between government and the humane society evolves, city and county agreement on performance expectations is a must, officials say, and Morristown City Administrator Tony Cox wants legal staff to begin identifying the common

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  • Young Republicans host forum

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    On the eve of early voting, which began Wednesday morning for the May Primary, John Smyth, who is running for the District 4 County Commission seat, countered some election season attacks during the Hamblen County Young Republicans’ Primary Candidates meet and greet and sheriff forum. Smyth, who has been labeled a liberal by his opponent Wayne NeSmith despite his affiliation with the GOP, said the current District 4 commissioner is

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  • One dead in Claiborne crash

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 2:17 pm

     A Bulls Gap man died in a freak accident in Claiborne County Monday afternoon when he was struck in the head by dislodged metal that was whirring about inside his car, the Tennessee Highway Patrol announced Tuesday afternoon. Bobby E. Wolfe, 28, died at the scene of the one-vehicle crash on Highway 25E, according to Trooper Toby Cameron. A passenger in Wolfe’s 2006 Suzuki, 26-year-old Morristown resident Derek Chadwick Greene,

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Morristown East’s Rachel Cutshaw bats during Tuesday’s 10-7 win over Morristown West at J.C. Wild Park.

Lady Canes use seven run fourth to top West

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 11:35 am

Morristown East came from behind by scoring seven runs in the top of the fourth inning Tuesday afternoon at J.C. Wild Park and then held on for a 10-7 victory over Morristown West and a sweep of the season series between the cross-town rivals. The Lady Canes trailed 4-3 entering the fourth but put together six hits and scored six of the runs after two outs for their ninth win

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  • Patriots hold off Canes in IMAC soccer thriller

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 11:30 am

    DANDRIDGE — A battle of unbeatens in the Inter Mountain Conference produced an exciting match on the pitch at Leroy Shannon Field Tuesday evening. In the end, the homestanding Jefferson County Patriots escaped unscathed. The Patriots used two goals in a 10-minute span by sophomore defender Grant Seale, and they held off a spirited rally in the closing minutes by Morristown East to take a 2-1 victory. With the win,

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  • Cuonzo Martin to be new California head coach

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    California has hired Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin to replace Mike Montgomery, multiple media sources have reported. Martin has spent the past three seasons in Knoxville and led the Vols to the NCAA tournament this season. He was previously the coach at Missouri State. Montgomery retired last month after six seasons in Berkeley. California was 21-14 this season and played in the NIT. Martin went 63-41 in three seasons at Tennessee,

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Engagement Announcement

Posted on April 12, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Bible-NeSmith Barton and Ginger Bible of Talbott announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany Elizabeth Bible, of Talbott, to Jarrell DePree NeSmith of Russellville, Ala. The bride-elects is the granddaughter of Charlie and Virginia Odom of Morristown, Nancy Bible of Talbott, Darwin and the late Cindy Bible of New Market. She is a 2006 graduate of Morristown West High, a 2010 graduate of Tusculum College and 2014

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  • Birth Announcements

    Posted on April 5, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Mazie Grace Davis Eric and Diane Davis of Bean Station announce the birth of a daughter, Mazie Grace Davis, born March 28, 2014 at Lakeway Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs., 12 oz. She is the sister of Justin, Zachary, Lucas, Devan, Shane, Tyler, Brittany and Marlie.  Jackson Bowlin Brianna Adams and Christopher Bowlin of Morristown announce the birth of a son, Jackson Bowlin, born March 11, 2014 at Morristown-Hamblen

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  • Engagement Announcement

    Posted on March 29, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Sluder-Quinton Maggie Sluder and Larry and Debbie Sluder announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of the daughter, Brandy Michelle Sluder, to Isaac Allen Quinton Jr., son of the late Martha Dukes-Quinton and Isaac (Ikey) Quinton. The bride-elect is employed as office manager at Douglas Cherokee Head Start and is a seasonal employee for the Tennessee Smokies. The groom-elect is employed at Rich Products and is owner and operator of A+

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Fourth annual Music of the Mountains slated for April 27

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 10:36 am

The hills will be alive with the sounds of music on Sunday, April 27 when the Cocke County Partnership’s Tourism Committee presents its fourth annual Music of the Mountains. Beginning at 2 p.m., visitors can step back in time and listen to some “Sunday Music” similar to what was heard at the time the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s was created in the early 1930s. The three-day event, sponsored by

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  • Java Garden to host outdoor music

    Posted on April 11, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Java Garden, located on the corner of Henry and West Main Streets in downtown Morristown, will kick off its live outdoor music season at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, with guitarist Justin Duncan.

    Java Garden owner Ernie Allen is keeping his promise, and in return, the weather is cooperating to bring an evening of outdoor music to downtown Morristown on Saturday. Guitarist Justin Duncan will perform a variety of music, including blues, rock and traditional country, beginning at 6:30 p.m. April 12. “We’ve got a forecast of zero percent rain,” Allen said. Allen purchased the coffee house and eatery in late 2013 and

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on April 11, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Empty Movie Theater

    CAPT. AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER 3D As Steve Rogers continues his affiliation with S.H.I.E.L.D. and struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he’s reunited with James “Bucky” Barnes, who is now a brainwashed Russian assassin known as the “Winter Soldier.” Rated PG-13. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 12:50, 4:00, 5:15, 7:05 and 10:10. Showing at CarmikeTown Crossing 8 in Greeneville at 12:50, 4:00, 7:05 and

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