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Eric McKinney

McKinney finding niche in fashion and literary photography

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 12:40 pm

For years while working in marketing, photography was a hobby for Morristown-native Eric McKinney. “I’ve had a camera in my hand since I was 6 or 7,” he said. For McKinney, taking pictures of family gatherings and trips was a way “to hold onto the memories.” Eventually he branched out from photographing family gatherings. He worked on the yearbook staff at Morristown-Hamblen High School East. While attending college at Carson-Newman

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Trojan Band

West Band hopes to defend Hilltopper title

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 12:46 pm

The Morristown-Hamblen West High Trojan Band hopes to defend its title during the second annual Hilltopper Invitational Marching Band Competition on Saturday, Oct. 25 at Kermit Tipton Stadium/Steve Spurrier Field on the campus of Science Hill High School in Johnson City. West was the Small Division Grand Champion during last year’s inaugural competition. They will be defending the title this year as they compete against 14 other bands in the

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  • Food City plans grand opening double header

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Shelves are stocked in preparation for the opening of two new Food City locations in Morristown. Company officials have announced they will open both locations on Wednesday, Oct. 22 as part of a city-wide celebration. Simultaneous flag-raising ceremonies will be held at 9 a.m. “We have operated in the Morristown region for a number of years and currently have four locations there, three of which are relatively older. We are

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  • Covenant to host Ebola forum

    Posted on October 19, 2014 at 2:09 am

    Covenant Health will sponsor the East Tennessee Health Forum on Ebola on Tuesday, Oct. 21 in the auditorium on the lower level of the Knoxville Convention Center in Knoxville. The forum will bring together hospitals, doctors and health agencies for an unprecedented community forum to educate the public about Ebola, and to address questions and concerns from the public. The forum is open to the public and will begin at

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Sports

East Ridge

East Ridge boys finish seventh at state cross country championship meet

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 12:52 pm

The East Ridge boys cross country team finished seventh at the Tennessee Middle School State Championship Meet this weekend at Victor Ashe Park in Knoxville. The Bears also had two runners finish as All-State performers, as Layne Atkins, second from left, and Mason Johns, far right, placed ninth and 12th place overall. West View’s boys and girls both finished 11th in the team standings, while the East Ridge girls finished

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  • L-R sweeps Tusculum in SAC soccer matches

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    GREENEVILLE — Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Makonnan Clare recorded a pair of goals, while the Bears held off a furious rally in Sunday’s 2-1 South Atlantic Conference men’s soccer victory at Tusculum College. With the win, Lenoir-Rhyne (5-6-2, 5-3 SAC) climbs into third place in the SAC standings, while halting Tusculum’s three-match winning streak. Clare’s first goal came seven minutes into the contest, scoring from 25 yards outside the left corner of

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  • Vols fall victim to Ole Miss landshark defense

    Posted on October 19, 2014 at 2:30 am

    Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley is sacked by Mississippi defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche, right, in Oxford, Miss. Saturday.

      OXFORD, Miss.- The Tennessee Volunteers went into Saturday’s game to face the third-ranked Ole Miss Rebels, the fourth road game against a team ranked third or higher in 18 games for head coach Butch Jones. For the first 25 minutes of the game, the Tennessee defense kept the Vols in the contest. But just as has been the case time after time this season, the offense failed to move

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Lifestyles

Engagement Announcements

Posted on October 18, 2014 at 9:39 pm

Yount-Campbell Andrea Michelle Yount and Joshua Tyler Campbell were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Sept. 7, 2014 at the Snyder Farm in Georgetown, Kentucky. The officiating minister was Nicolas Coleman, cousin of the groom. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Yount of Morristown. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Paul Yount and the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl A. Roberts, all

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  • Anniversary

    Posted on October 11, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Davis Ralph and Marie (Rebie) Davis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise party and vow renewal ceremony at the cabin on Clinch River Aug. 16, 2014, hosted by their children. Ralph and Marie were married Aug. 24, 1964 by the Rev. Herman Davidson at his tobacco barn. To this union were born three children, Gail Marie Robertson, Connie Renee Mitchell (Tim) and Allendale Davis. They were also blessed

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  • Trent partners with UT on Emerald Ash Borer infected tree

    Posted on October 4, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Trent's Tree Service

    Ask David Self and he will tell you the signs aren’t easy to notice until it’s too late. The invasive species, known as the Emerald Ash Borer is continuing to wreak havoc and kill Ash trees in the Lakeway Area. Self’s lone ash tree that had been freestanding in his backyard for more than 30 years was just another victim. But the red flags and indicators of the bug’s presence

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Entertainment

Lakeway Area chock-a-block with weekend events

Posted on October 3, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Even with the date change, the Battle of Morristown football game is just the tipping point of activities that will convene this weekend in the Lakeway Area.   Friday   First United Methodist Men’s group will have a Fish Fry from 5:15 until 8 p.m. inside the community room of the Morristown church. The fish served will be Alaskan Pollack, along with sides of cole slaw and baked potatoes, a

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on October 3, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Empty Movie Theater

    A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a known drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife. Rated R. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 12:35, 4:40, 7:20 and 10:00. Showing at CarmikeTown Crossing 8 in Greeneville at 4:00 and 9:35. ANNABELLE John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia — a beautiful, rare vintage

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  • Encore’s Young Stars to present “Aladdin”

    Posted on October 2, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    After playing to sold out houses with “The Little Mermaid” in 2012 and “Beauty and the Beast” in 2013, the Encore Theatrical Company Young Stars are back with another Disney classic live on stage. In a special co-production with Walters State Community College, Encore will open “Aladdin” this weekend at the Walters State campus in Morristown. With a cast of 41 actors ranging in age from 8 to 18, this

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