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Morristown Mayor Danny Thomas, left, presented proclamations to Morristown and Hamblen County  rescue workers who were recently honored for helping save the life of a man who had been struck by a train. They are, from front row left, MFD Capt. Randy Breeding, Steven Keller, firefighter; Donnie Taylor, paramedic; and Joe Cate, paramedic; and, from back row left, Joe Cummings, rescue technician; Josh Pierce, rescue technician; John Heatherly, firefighter; and dispatcher David Peoples. Others who assisted in the rescue, Jason Fox, paramedic and EMT Ray Mullins, are not pictured.

City honors rescue workers who saved the life of a man struck by train

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 11:48 am

A band Morristown first responders earned a rare award for a Herculean effort that saved the life of a man who walked into the path of a train. The badly broken body of Josh McCracken was found along side of the tracks that parallel West Andrew Johnson Highway, about 500 yards west of the point of impact near West End Bowling Lanes, according to Clark Taylor, deputy chief of the

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State Rep. Gloria Johnson speaks at Cherokee Park Saturday night.

Johnson talks about Democratic values at picnic

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 11:46 am

Although she isn’t a candidate in Hamblen County, state representative Gloria Johnson (Knoxville –district 13) was the evening’s special guest speaker at the Democratic Women’s Picnic at Cherokee Park Saturday. Being one of the few Democratic representatives in East Tennessee, Johnson said she tries to spend as much time as she can in places outside her district because she wants Democratic voices to be heard “The most important thing we

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  • Fire leads Hawkins authorities to alleged weed grow operation

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 11:43 am

    On Thursday, the Striggersville Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the Pressman’s Home area of Hawkins County. As they attempted to put out the fire, they discovered themselves in the middle of a marijuana grow lab. According to a press release issued by Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson, during the preliminary investigation, officers determined two of the home’s three bedrooms had been converted into grow rooms. The

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  • ETSU president talks higher education at Kiwanis

    Posted on July 19, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    ETSU President Dr. Brian Noland speaks to the Kiwanis Club Friday afternoon at The Country Club in Morristown.

    “Access” was the key term as East Tennessee State University President Dr. Brian Noland spoke to the Morristown Kiwanis Club Friday. Noland updated the group on state level changes in higher education, changes at his institution and the school’s upcoming initiatives to increase its identity has a regional university. Noland said the Complete College Tennessee Act has raised the bar for all Tennessee Board of Regents schools, but that charge

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Morristown American starter Jared Coffey throws a pitch in the fifth inning against Johnson City National on Monday evening.

American League 11-12 boys lose elimination game

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 11:46 am

CLARKSVILLE- The Morristown American League 11-12 year-old boys failed to maintain a 3-2 lead in the final inning as Johnson City National eliminated the Morristown squad 5-3 on Monday night in Clarksville. Coach Todd Coffey’s team went into the top of the sixth holding a one-run advantage, but Johnson City was able to load the bases. A sacrifice fly, and two wild pitches later, Johnson City National took a 5-3

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  • Junior League survives; 11-12 and Senior boys fall

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Junior League all-star Cade Davis tries to beat a throw home against Gallatin late Saturday night. Morristown stayed alive Sunday night with a 14-3 victory.

    PORTLAND – The Junior League boys kept their season alive with a 14-3 victory over St. Bethlehem on Sunday night in Portland. With the win, Morristown will face Smith County tonight at 6 p.m. After falling behind 3-2, Morristown erupted for 12 consecutive runs to clinch the victory. They broke the game open with 8 runs in the fourth inning. During the fourth, Jacob Depew, Ruston Rigney, Mason Jones, Cade

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  • Sixth annual Kickoff Classic set for Aug. 23

    Posted on July 19, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    The start of the 2014 high school football season is less than five weeks away, and the sixth annual Citizen Tribune Kickoff Classic at Burke-Toney Stadium will help open the season in the Lakeway Area on Saturday, Aug. 23. This year, West Greene returns to the Kickoff Classic for the second straight year, this time to face off with Morristown West in the opening game at 4:30 p.m. The nightcap

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Lifestyles

Engagement Announcements

Posted on July 19, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Mayes-Seal Anna Katie Mayes and Travis Glenn Seal announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Roger and Debbie Mayes of Tazewell. She is the granddaughter of Sterl and Mattie Bell Mayes of Middlesboro, Kentucky and George and Cleo Yoakum of Middlesboro, Kentucky. She is a 2000 graduate of Middlesboro High School of Middlesboro, Kentucky and a 2007 graduate of East Tennessee State University. She is

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on July 12, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Allen-Talley George and Josephine Allen of Dandridge announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Stacie Lushawna Allen, to Thomas Eugene Talley Jr. He is the son of Mr. Thomas Talley Sr. and the late Mrs. Elaine Talley of Morristown. The bride-elect is a 1992 graduate of Jefferson County High School in Dandridge. She is a certified nursing assistant and is employed at Tennova Hospital in Jefferson City. The

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on July 5, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Vannoy-Montgomery Donnie and Robin Vannoy of Morristown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Halie Denise Vannoy, to Nicholas Alexander Montgomery, son of Mike and Benita Montgomery of Austin, Texas. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Pat Musick and the late Robert Musick, and Roy and Juanita Johnson, all of Morristown. She is a 2009 graduate of Morristown-Hamblen High School East and a 2012 graduate of Middle Tennessee

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Entertainment

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Nearly 100 Encore volunteers bringing ‘Shrek’ to the stage

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 11:57 am

For those who continue about their business unaware that an unseemly ogre — as opposed to a handsome prince — has been spotted in the shadows around Morristown, let this be fair warning. David Arnold has traveled a good ways to get here, he tends to run a bit warm under the lights and he is more than casually familiar with pleather. The 6-foot 5-inch Nashville-based actor’s reaction to seeing

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 7:01 am

    Empty Movie Theater

    22 JUMP STREET After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don’t have to just crack the case — they have to figure out

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  • Rose Center announces ‘An Omega Exhibit’ art exhibition

    Posted on July 11, 2014 at 9:08 am

    “Monument Tree with Deer” by Dr. R. Earl Cleveland will be among his exhibit “Omega” which will be displayed at Rose Center’s Edith Davis Gallery.

    Rose Center announces the “An Omega Exhibit,” an exhibition of the works of artist Dr. R. Earl Cleveland. The exhibit will be on display in the newly renovated Edith Davis Gallery at Rose Center in Morristown through July 31. The public is invited to an opening reception Sunday, July 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. Dr. Cleveland will give a gallery talk during the reception. The show is titled “Omega”

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