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Three cancer survivors shared their stories with the crowd gathered in Rogersville City Park on Saturday afternoon for the annual Relay for Life event. From left to right are Beverly Davis, Amanda Manis and Scott Andrews.

Hawkins County raises money to fight cancer with Relay for Life

Posted on May 4, 2015 at 1:08 pm

Rogersville City Park hosted the Hawkins County Relay for Life main event on Saturday. Through the Relay for Life program, the American Cancer Society seeks to provide those funds. Relay for Life fundraising events take place in thousands of communities across the United States each year. The funds raised go directly to cancer research and cancer patient support programs. The event stretched throughout the day with booths providing food, a

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Morristown man accused of kidnapping and rape

Posted on May 4, 2015 at 1:09 pm

A Morristown man who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman Friday night has been charged with aggravated rape, kidnapping and assault, authorities say. Robert Sonny Edmonds Jr., 26, Shields Ferry Road, allegedly wrapped the woman’s wrists and ankles with clear plastic packing tape, rendering her “physically helpless,” before raping and sodomizing her, according to Detective Cpl. Bob Ellis with the Morristown Police Department. A medical doctor who examined the alleged victim

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  • Latest campaign spending report released

    Posted on May 4, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    Votes during the early-balloting period of the May 5 Morristown municipal election weren’t cheap, costing the candidates nearly $31 apiece, according to the candidates’ financial-disclosure statements. Eight candidates spent approximately $49,635 communicating their messages, an effort that produced just 1,608 early votes, the documents indicate. That’s $30.87 per vote. Dennis Wheeler, who is attempting to unseat incumbent Chris Bivens to represent Ward 2 on the Morristown City Council, was the

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  • Fundraiser to help get girl fighting rare disease to specialists for treatment in Florida

    Posted on May 3, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Manley Elementary student Brooklyn Jade Balzano, 9, is battling a rare neurological movement disorder called Dsytonia. Supporters are raising money for specialists treatment in Florida.

    Two years ago a young Morristown girl would dance in her living room pretending to be a young ballerina. Her steps that were once pointed and boundless suddenly were lost in the translation of her own body. After a difficult time period of doctor visits and utter confusion, finally a diagnosis of a rare neurological movement disorder called Dsytonia was given. Brooklyn Jade Balzano is now 9-years-old and she and

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The Walters State baseball team won the TCCAA-NJCAA Region VII Tournament championship Sunday afternoon with a 7-3 victory over the Chattanooga State Tigers in Chattanooga. Walters State will host the NJCAA East Central District Tournament on May 14-17, with the winner of the four-team tournament advancing to the JUCO World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado.

No. 8 Senators win TCCAA-NJCAA Region VII Tournament

Posted on May 4, 2015 at 1:28 pm

CHATTANOOGA — The eighth ranked Walters State Senators made a habit of rallying from behind to win games in the TCCAA-NJCAA Region VII Tournament this week at Chattanooga State, so it was only fitting they did so again on Sunday afternoon to win the championship. The Senators trailed 3-1 going to the bottom of the eighth inning against tournament host Chattanooga State, but a six-run frame for WSCC pushed them

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  • Pineyro baffles Barons as Smokies even up series

    Posted on May 4, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Smokies starter Ivan Pineyro dominated a potent Barons lineup, holding Birmingham to just five singles over seven shutout innings, as Elliot Soto and Bijan Rademacher carried the Tennessee offense to a 3-0 victory on Sunday afternoon at Regions Field. With the win, the Smokies have captured their second consecutive victory and improved their record to 13-9 on the season. The loss drops the Barons back below .500

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  • East wins second straight game in as many days, with 7-2 victory over Cherokee

    Posted on May 3, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Morristown East’s Ryan Lloyd throws a pitch during the Hurricanes game against Cherokee on Saturday.

    The Morristown East Hurricanes are now in the driver’s seat in the District 2-AAA baseball tournament, after they defeated Cherokee 7-2 Saturday afternoon in the winner’s bracket round. East had a masterful pitching performance from starter Ryan Lloyd, who threw six innings, gave up two runs, four hits, two walks and struck out six batters. At one point, Lloyd retired 11 batters in a row. ‘Canes head coach Ryan Haun

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    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 2:55 pm

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Lifestyles

Herrin to speak in honor of National Historic Preservation Month

Posted on May 4, 2015 at 1:33 pm

Dr. Roberta T. Herrin will speak in honor of National Historic Preservation Month on Tuesday May 5. Herrin will be the guest speaker of the Morristown Cemetery Restoration and Preservation Committee during a special lunch at the Rose Center Community Room in Morristown. Lunch will be served at noon for $7 and Herrin will speak at 12:30 p.m. Herrin is chair of the Department of Appalachian Studies and director of

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  • Birthdays

    Posted on April 25, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Sofie Brin Mullins turned 1-year-old on March 29, 2015. She celebrated at home with a Baby Minnie Mouse party surrounded by her family and friends. She attends Union Missionary Baptist Church. Sofie is the daughter of Calvin and Wendy Mullins of Thorn Hill. She is the granddaughter of Flip and Sharlene Mullins of Sneedville and Wendell and Jenny Singleton of Thorn Hill.   Alianna Romero Valdez celebrated her 3rd birthday

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  • East Tennessee names endangered heritage sites

    Posted on April 18, 2015 at 11:05 pm

      Each year the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance (ETPA) presents a list of endangered heritage sites. These places are irreplaceable assets to both their respective communities and our entire region. The preservation of these structures matters for many reasons. Historic places evoke strong memories and provide community identity. They make individuals part of a collective continuum of human experience, linking people to the past and to future generations. Sometimes these

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Entertainment

Strawberry Fest events scheduled Tuesday

Posted on May 4, 2015 at 11:58 am

The Morristown Strawberry Festival continues on Tuesday with two big activities at Fred Miller Park. The Morristown Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring the Strawberry Toss Cornhole Tournament at 6 p.m. The entry fee for the tournament is $20 per team (teams are made of two people) with the format of the tournament being double elimination with buy back in option of $10. Interested people can register to enter the

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  • Rose Center Exhibit featuring Latino artist opens tonight

    Posted on May 1, 2015 at 11:47 am

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    As part of its Latino Lakeway Celebration, Rose Center has installed a new exhibit titled “Latin Fusion.” The exhibit features five Latin American artists with work in a wide range of styles. At the opening reception Friday, May 1 at 7 p.m., guests will be able to sample a variety of Latin American foods and listen to Latin music. “Latin Fusion” brings together Rafael Casco, Delia Flores and Helio Flores,

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on May 1, 2015 at 9:29 am

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    AGE OF ADELINE A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After years of a solitary life, she meets a man for whom it might be worth losing her immortality. Rated PG13. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 in Morristown at 11:40, 2:25, 5:10, 7:55 and 10:35. AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON 3D When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program,

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