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Recognized at the Oct. 24 Mountain Makins Preview for outstanding work as artists and craftsmen are from left, Bo Bradford, Rose Center Award; Barbara Andrew, Showcase of Crafts juror; Robert Spirko, Morristown Art Association Award; Robin Blaine, Best of Show; Thelma Ogle, Creativity Award; and Pat Smith, Best New Artist.

Weather perfect for 39th annual Mountain Makins festival

Posted on October 25, 2014 at 11:29 pm

Saturday the weather was perfect for the 39th annual Mountain Makins Festival. The music was moved this year to the food court, which remained packed all day. Lines of people waited patiently for gyros, burgers, BBQ, kettle corn and more while enjoying a variety of music ranging from Celtic to bluegrass. Attendees enjoyed live demonstrations from leather makers, wood carvers, basket weavers and a plethora of skilled hand made accoutrements.

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Customers line up to try the toppings bar at the new TCBY location in the Masengill Springs development in West Morristown. The business will mark 30 years in Morristown in January of 2015.

Cool and the Gang: TCBY opens new location

Posted on October 25, 2014 at 11:27 pm

It’s all about location in Morristown these days, and owners of well-established businesses are taking advantage of prime development areas as well as new investors. TCBY owner Scotty Long may have experienced a taste of trepidation at the outlay of capital involved with developing a new store, but he wasn’t a bit hesitant about where it would be. The development at Masengill Springs in West Morristown, with one of the

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  • Good and bad news on Ebola front

    Posted on October 25, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    On Friday, Dallas nurse Nina Pham was declared Ebola-free and released from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Later that afternoon, she met and received a hug from President Barack Obama a short distance away in the White House. Pham’s good news came a day after news that her colleague, nurse Amber Vinson, also appeared to be free of Ebola, having been successfully treated at Emory University Hospital

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  • Traffic signal coordination project set to begin

    Posted on October 24, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    After many months of planning, the grant-funded $1.42 million traffic signal-coordination project on East Morris Boulevard and West Andrew Johnson Highway will begin in the coming weeks, city officials say. The Morristown City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to award the contract to Nashville-based Stansell Electric Company. Morristown Utility Systems’ FiberNet Internet cable will allow Stansell employees to synchronize 24 traffic signals through Morristown – including a pair of signals

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Sports

Carson-Newman coach Ken Sparks speaks with his team after their victory at Burke-Tarr Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Sparks overtakes Bear Bryant with 324th career victory in 35-34 Eagles win

Posted on October 26, 2014 at 12:32 am

JEFFERSON CITY — Carson-Newman’s homecoming crowd was pretty quiet in the middle of the second quarter Saturday afternoon at Burke-Tarr Stadium. Visiting North Greenville shocked 17th-ranked Carson-Newman with two long touchdown drives before scoring two more TD’s after interceptions to grab a 28-7 lead with 6:22 left in the half. However, the Eagles rallied behind the running of Andy Hibbett and Damian Baker and sent the crowd home happy by

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  • Lady Patriots fall short of state

    Posted on October 26, 2014 at 12:30 am

    Jefferson County’s Amy Olvera (6) battles Hardin Valley’s Rachel Lindsey (11) during the teams’ game on Saturday.

    KNOXVILLE – The Jefferson County Lady Patriots ran into a buzz saw in their attempt to make their first ever trip to the TSSAA state soccer tournament, dropping a 6-1 decision at Hardin Valley Saturday night. The Lady Hawks wasted little time in getting off to a quick start as they scored twice in the early part of the contest. Jefferson County head coach Shawn Way said that put his

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  • Domination: Jones, West girls win region title

    Posted on October 24, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    WEST GIRLS

    GRAY — The Morristown West Lady Trojans cross country team will be returning to the state championship to defend their title and they got there in impressive fashion on Thursday at Daniel Boone High school. The Lady Trojans had five runners finish in the top ten and seven in the top 15 to run away with the team crown with 19 points, which was 42 points ahead of Science Hill

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Lifestyles

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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  • 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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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 9:30. 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

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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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