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West View Middle School teacher Suzanne Romines was surprised Wednesday by central office staff and her principals for earning her National Board Certification.

West View teacher earns National Board Certification

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 11:37 am

After obtaining a distinguished title, Suzanne Romines is virtually free to teach anywhere in the country, but she plans to stay right at home at West View Middle School. Romines was surprised in her classroom on Wednesday by her principals and central office staff for becoming a National Board Certified Teacher. National Board Certifications distinguish teachers as the best among their field. Director of Schools Dr. Dale Lynch told her

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Liberty Fibers asbestos hearing under way

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 11:36 am

Testimony was scheduled to resume this afternoon in the sentencing hearing of five people convicted of asbestos-related crimes committed in Morristown. Federal prosecutors labored Wednesday afternoon trying to hammer home their contention that Morristown businessman Mark Sawyer and his four former business partners exposed former workers to airborne asbestos during metal-salvage operations at the former Liberty Fibers site in Lowland. The stated goal is convincing U.S. District Judge Ronnie Greer

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  • Bean Station mayor’s election may be challenged

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 11:35 am

    A Bean Station mayoral candidate plans to challenge a narrow election result in the November election. Ben Waller, who lost to incumbent mayor Terry Wolfe earlier this month by two votes, is reportedly considering challenging the results after errors were reported by the Grainger County Election Commission. Administer of Elections Kathy Winstead said the information she gave Waller was that the election commission office had not received information of a

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  • Sentencing hearing begins in Liberty Fibers case

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Federal prosecutors spent Wednesday afternoon attempting to drive home their contention that Morristown businessman Mark Sawyer and four others brazenly exposed former workers to asbestos while salvaging metal at the former Liberty Fibers site in Lowland. Their stated goal is convincing U.S. District Judge Ronnie Greer the five’s disregard for worker safety warrants a huge sentencing enhancement that guarantees they receive prison terms ranging from 41 months to five years.

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Sports

Carson-Newman’s Allison Hodge, left, drives past Tusculum’s Shynese Whitener towards the basket during Wednesday night’s basketball game at Pioneer Arena in Greeneville.

C-N’s Hodge has career night in Lady Eagles 88-79 win over Tusculum

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 10:39 am

GREENEVILLE — Allison Hodge has played in three official games for the Carson-Newman women’s basketball team so each one so far has been a “career performance.” Hodge might have to work pretty hard to top Wednesday night’s outing against South Atlantic Conference rival Tusculum. The freshman from Grainger High School put in 24 points from the bench in an 88-79 Eagles victory at Pioneer Arena. “I expected her (Hodge) to

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  • Eagles hold off Pioneers for first win of the year

    Posted on November 20, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Carson-Newman’s Carson Brooks (11) puts up a contested shot over a Tusculum defender during Wednesday night’s basketball game at Pioneer Arena in Greeneville.

    GREENEVILLE — Jared Johnson missed the first two games of Carson-Newman’s season with a toe injury. Wednesday night at Pioneer Arena, the senior point guard returned to the court in a big way, scoring 23 points and leading the Eagles to their first win of the season, 73-68, over South Atlantic Conference rival Tusculum. “Our guys met some of our goals,” C-N coach Chuck Benson said. “Our defense was stingy

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  • ‘Canes hammer South Greene

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Morristown East’s Chris Snapp (21) rises up to shoot over a South Greene defender during Tuesday’s basketball game in Greeneville. The Hurricanes won 93-66.

    GREENEVILLE — East roared from behind by scoring 11 consecutive points late in the first quarter and kept pulling away throughout the game in routing host South Greene, 93-66, Tuesday night. It was the third victory in four games for first-year coach Ryan Collins’ Hurricanes and their highest scoring production in the new run-and-gun offense. Chris Snapp pumped in 26 points to lead 11 players who got into the scoring

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Lifestyles

Engagement Announcement

Posted on November 8, 2014 at 6:46 pm

Morgan-Tustin Tonya Morgan and Richard Tustin announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Sandy and the late Don Peerman of White Pine. The groom-elect is the son of Doug and June Tustin of Pennsylvania. They will exchange vows Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Leadvale Baptist Church in White Pine. All family and friends are invited to attend.

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  • Engagements

    Posted on November 2, 2014 at 1:47 am

    Ott-Shockley Darlene Ott of Wears Valley and Galen Ott of Durand, Wisconsin along with Mr. and Mrs. David Shockley announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Andrea Ott and Adam Shockley. The bride-elect is the daughter of Darlene and Galen Ott. She is a graduate of Iowa State University. The groom-elect is the son of David and Sandra Shockley of Morristown. He is the grandson of the late

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  • Wedding Announcement

    Posted on October 25, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Jones-Terry – Litz Kathy Jones-Terry and John Litz were married on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 in the sunflower field on Litz Farm in Morristown. The Rev. Ed Cunningham performed the ceremony. The bride was escorted by her father, Bill “Skeet” Jones and her son, Jake Terry. She is the daughter of Bille Jones and Jean W. Jones of Morristown. The groom is the son of Alice Litz and the late

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Entertainment

Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 12:08 pm

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, Georgia — Rock City’s annual Enchanted Garden of Lights prepares for its 20th anniversary season which begins Friday, Nov. 21. Enhancements and new characters await guests nightly from 6 to 9 p.m. through Jan. 3. New scenes include The Dancing Forest where lighted trees dance to holiday music, as well as a 26-foot Christmas tree featuring a celebration in lights set to sounds of the season. Guests can

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  • Tusculum’s Doak House Museum prepping for Christmas

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    The Doak House Museum will celebrate the holidays with a Christmas Open House on Saturday, Dec. 6, and offer its popular “Gingerbread and Storytelling” children’s program through Thursday, Dec. 18.

    GREENEVILLE – The Doak House Museum is preparing to celebrate the holidays with a Christmas Open House on Dec. 6 and with its popular children’s program, “Storytelling and Gingerbread” through Dec. 18. An open house will be held at the museum on the Tusculum College campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6. Free tours of the museum will be provided along with refreshments, crafts and games

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on November 14, 2014 at 7:02 am

    Empty Movie Theater

    ALEXANDER & THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY Alexander wakes up with gum in his hair and things just get worse as his day progresses. Rated PG. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 5:20. THE BEST OF ME A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown. Rated PG13. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College

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