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2014 Friends of Scouting Chair Andy Smith (CEO of Jefferson Federal Bank) presented Lakeway Publishers President R. Jack Fishman with the Hamblen County Good Scout Award during this morning’s annual Boy Scouts of America Breakfast. At right is WSCC President Emeritus Jack Campbell.

Fishman earns Good Scout Award

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 11:38 am

Upon introducing the recipient of this year’s Hamblen County Good Scout Award, Walters State President Emeritus Jack Campbell said to be successful in life you have to continuously generate new ideas. By the long list of accomplishments attached to honoree Lakeway Publishers Inc. President R. Jack Fishman, Campbell was accurate in saying Fishman aptly fits that definition of success. Fishman was honored during this morning’s annual Hamblen County Good Scout

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Council mulling proposed changes to fundraiser fees

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 11:36 am

No unalterable consensus has emerged among Morristown City Council members with respect to proposed charges that would increase the cost of nonprofit runs on city streets and other events that involve a police presence, officials say. Councilmembers fall into two broad camps – those who oppose the new fees outright, and those who want more information before making a decision. The first group consists of councilmembers Dennis Alvis, Chris Bivens

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  • Operation Medicine Bottle returns Saturday

    Posted on April 24, 2014 at 11:35 am

    It is no secret that drug abuse has become a local and national epidemic. In efforts to reduce prescription medication from hitting the streets, Saturday, April 26, is National Drug Take-back day. “The Hamblen County Substance Abuse Coalition, Inc. will be conducting ‘Operation Medicine Bottle’ and will be set up at Wal-Mart from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the public to rid themselves of unwanted prescription medications,” said HCSAC

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  • Chamber event proves good things come from small businesses

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Dr. Michael Heskett and his wife, Marjorie, center, of Heskett Family Chiropractic accept the 2014 Small Business of the Year Award during the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards of Excellence held April 22 at Rose Center Prater Hall. Offering congratulations are from left, Jeff Cranford of major sponsor Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones PLLC and Chamber Chair Roni Snyder, along with from right, Donna Jarnagin of major sponsor Elevation Outdoor Advertising LLC and Lisa Thompson and Crystal Hunley of award sponsor AccuForce Staffing Services.

    The 2014 Small Business Awards of Excellence, presented by the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday at Rose Center’s Prater Hall, paid homage to local family-owned businesses. It was not necessarily the intent of the Awards of Excellence program to do so; however, family-owned businesses won in three of six categories. Heskett Family Chiropractic was presented the 2014 Small Business of the Year Award by scoring the highest among

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Sports

Carson-Newman’s Kelli Hensley was named the South Atlantic Conference softball player of the year in a vote of the league’s coaches Wednesday.

C-N’s Kelli Hensley named SAC softball player of the year

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 10:47 am

ROCK HILL, S.C. — Carson-Newman outfielder Kelli Hensley has been named the South Atlantic Conference Softball Player of the Year, the league office announced Wednesday afternoon. Hensley becomes the 17th Carson-Newman softball player to win the honor in the last 24 years and the third in the last four. She joins Brittany Hefner (2013) and Mary Shealey (2011) as the Eagles’ most recent honorees. “It’s a tremendous honor to receive

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  • Ausmus snags Gold Glove, All-SAC baseball honors

    Posted on April 24, 2014 at 10:45 am

    JEFFERSON CITY — Junior outfielder Bo Ausmus was honored by the South Atlantic Conference by being placed on the second team All-SAC team and being awarded a gold glove for his play in the outfield. Ausmus, a Jefferson County product, is the first player since catcher Kyle Koeneman in 2012 to be named to an All-SAC team and the first player since pitcher Robby Thigpen in 2011 to win a

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  • East holds off Jefferson County 3-2

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Jefferson County’s Allee West is tagged out at third by Morristown East’s Sara Dent (17) during Tuesday’s game at King Park. The Lady Hurricanes won 3-2.

    Battling for second place in the Inter Mountain Conference race and needing a win over rival Jefferson County in the worst way Tuesday evening, the Morristown East Lady Hurricanes came up with a two-run rally in the fourth inning and held off a late rally for a 3-2 win at King Park. Katelyn Davidson reached base as the leadoff hitter in both innings in which East plated runs, and the

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Lifestyles

Births

Posted on April 19, 2014 at 9:45 pm

Danica Mercedes Debbie Cameron and Eddie Cameron of Grainger County announce the birth of a daughter, Danica Mercedes, born March 31, 2014. She weighed 9 lbs., 13 oz. She is the sister of Kayla Cameron. She is the granddaughter of Mary Underwood and the late Tommie Underwood, Vena Mae Guy and Hollis Cameron.  Logen Blaine Rice Roy John Rice and Crystal Rice of Russellville announce the birth of a son,

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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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Entertainment

The 10th annual Strawberry Festival promises to be the biggest and best in the event’s history, according to organizers.

10th annual Strawberry Festival promises virtual fortnight of fun

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 11:49 am

The 10th anniversary of the Morristown Strawberry Festival promises to be the biggest in the festival’s history, with two weeks’ worth of activities. The anniversary activities will conclude with the festival ending on Saturday, May 10. The festival will kick off with the Strawberry Queen Pageant on Tuesday, April 29. The pageant will be held at Cherokee Park at 7 p.m. and is presented by the Morristown Civitan Club. On

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  • East to host annual Spring Car Show

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Frankie Abel poses with his classic car at a 2011 car show. On Saturday, the Hamblen County Car Club will host a show at East High to benefit the Junior Car Club.

    Normally on the Saturday before Easter, things would be quiet at Morristown-Hamblen High School East in Morristown, since the students and staff take a long weekend break. Things will be anything but quiet tomorrow, however, thanks to the roar of competition car engines in the parking lot. The Spring Car Show to benefit the Jr. Hamblen County Car Club will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, featuring

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Empty Movie Theater

    A HAUNTED HOUSE 2 Having exorcised the demons of his ex, Malcolm is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. After moving into their dream home, however, Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events. Rated R. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 1:15, 3:30, 5:30, 7:50 and 10:20. Showing at Carmike Town Crossing 8 in Greeneville at 1:25, 3:45, 6:20 and 9:05.

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