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Tornado Strikes: No injuries, but several homes damaged in Claiborne County

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 11:58 am

A line of dangerous severe weather, which included an EF3 tornado, pounded East Tennessee and the Lakeway Area through Sunday night into Monday morning. The most damage came along the Claiborne-Union County line where several homes were damaged or destroyed and a gas station was reduced to rubble by a tornado with winds up to 140 MPH ripping through the community. Spokeswoman Gina Breeding with the office of emergency management

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Court documents reveal more about French’s hacker case

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 12:04 pm

The FBI’s targeting of Timothy Justin French varies with the bulk of federal prosecutions that normally materialize in Hamblen County inasmuch as the alleged crimes involve skills that generally can’t be acquired or honed in prison. French, a 20-year-old Talbott man, allegedly ranks as a computer-hacking whiz who belonged to a band of like-minded standouts calling themselves NullCrew, according to FBI Agent Patrick M. Geahan, NullCrew claimed responsibility for costly computer attacks on corporations, government agencies and educational institutions, according to

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  • Club gearing up Super Auction

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Boy and Girls Club

    The Morristown Boys and Girls Club is kicking off its “Cars For Kids” campaign with area car dealers (new and used) for the upcoming 33rd annual Super Auction. Helping lead the way again this year is Leroy Royston, with Royston Chrysler Dodge Jeep, who is donating a 1995 Jeep. The primary purpose of the “Cars for Kids” campaign is to solicit area car dealers as well as local companies and

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  • Haslam presents WSCC Greeneville a $1M grant

    Posted on July 26, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    Haslam

    GREENEVILLE- The future of the Walters State Community College’s Greeneville campus in the downtown area will be a more accessible and pedestrian friendly one after Gov. Bill Haslam presented a million dollar grant on Friday. The grant, allocated through congressional funding, will help complete phase one of the campus’ pedestrian facilities project. The project includes making crosswalks for pedestrians on North Main Street and Tusculum Boulevard and connecting the downtown

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Sports

Junior girls eliminated from SE Regional

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 10:26 am

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Morristown Junior League softball All Stars saw their postseason run come to an end in the Junior League Softball Southeast Region Tournament Monday afternoon with their second loss in as many games in the Sunshine State. After falling short against Honaker, Va., in their opening game after a lengthy lightning delay, Morristown fell behind in the first inning and never got back in it in

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  • Grainger girls golfers win

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 10:26 am

    BEAN STATION — The Grainger girls’ golf team picked up a win in their first team event of the season Monday afternoon by winning the preseason Blue Ridge Athletic Conference Tournament held at Clinchview Golf Club. The Grainger boys ended up in second place, just one shot behind STEM Academy in the boy’s event. For the Lady Grizzlies, Kristen Ankrom fired a 4-over par 76 for medalist honors, while Baylee

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  • Longtime JCHS assistant John Hill dies

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 11:22 am

    HILL

    DANDRIDGE — A constant presence on the Jefferson County High School basketball sidelines passed away late Saturday night, sending a shockwave of grief through the JCHS community. John Hill, a longtime assistant coach for both programs at Jefferson County after coaching at the former Maury High School as well, died in his sleep late Saturday night. The cause of death was not immediately known. He was 69. Hill was described

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Lifestyles

Belk seeks child models for Kidfest

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Belk has announced its bi-annual Kidfest activities will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9, from noon to 3 p.m. at all locations. Activities include runway fashion shows featuring local children as models wearing Belk’s latest fashion trends and styles for kids. The 2014 Kidfest is encouraging kids to get healthy and active, and the day will include sports games and an obstacle course. Other activities and entertainment will include refreshments,

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on July 26, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Reynolds-Wilder Jennifer Reynolds and Jon Wilder of Greeneville announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Bobby and Eileene Reynolds of Afton. She is the granddaughter of the late Bob and Esther Reynolds and late Bob and Gerline Crumley. She is a graduate of Chuckey-Doak High School in Afton and Walters State Community College. She is employed with Keep Greene Beautiful and she is leadership director

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  • Giving Back: Carson-Newman players help Food on Foot

    Posted on July 26, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Carson Newman

    For the more than 360 children waiting in line to sign-up for the annual Tennessee Food on Foot backpack giveaway, their patience was rewarded with an extra treat as the Carson-Newman University football team took over the non-profit. Almost 20 players from the team volunteered their time on Wednesday to help register the kids, pass out food bags, sign autographs and play with the kids. This year made for the

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Entertainment

At the Movies

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 8:16 am

AND SO IT GOES ON A self-centered realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he’s suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home. Rated PG13. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 12:20, 3:00, 5:30 and 8:30. BEGIN AGAIN Gretta and her long-time boyfriend, Dave, are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for

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  • Rose Center Summer Players to present “A Wrinkle in Time”

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    The cast of “A Wrinkle in Time” takes a break from rehearsals for the show that will open at 7 p.m. July 24. The Rose Center Summer Players production will continue July 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. and July 26 and 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 and are available by calling 423-586-9260.

    The annual production of the Rose Center Summer Players will delve into the strange and unknown with its 2014 show, “A Wrinkle in Time, based on Madeleine L’Engle’s classic book. The story presents a trio of young friends who journey across time and space on a rescue mission for their father, with the help of some very unusual characters who are much more than they seem to be. The characters

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  • Wallen to perform in Sneedville

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Morgan Wallen will perform Saturday evening at the Clinch River Market in Sneedville at 7. He will sign autographs prior to the show.

    Morgan Wallen, a Hancock County native and contestant on this year’s season of NBC’s “The Voice,” will perform and meet with fans Saturday in Sneedville. Wallen, who is currently working in the studio on an album, will be at the Clinch River Market in Sneedville, at 127 Tazewell Highway Saturday. Wallen will perform at 7 p.m. but is scheduled to meet and great with fans from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30

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