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Six new county commissioners joined the Hamblen County Commission during Thursday evening’s swearing-in ceremony. From left to right are Randy DeBord, District 8; Taylor Ward, District 3; Hubert Davis, District 12; John Smyth, District 4; Johnny Walker, District 9 and Joe Huntsman, District 1. Tennessee Court of Appeals Judge Thomas R. “Skip” Frierson II (far right) swore the county commissioners into their offices.

County officials sworn in

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Thursday evening, Hamblen County officials who were elected in the August General Election were sworn into their respective offices, including six new county commissioners. “The occasion marks a new season of dedication, celebration and appreciation,” said Judge Thomas R. “Skip” Frierson II, a Morristown native who was appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam to the Tennessee Court of Appeals and was himself re-elected in August. “It was years ago that Henry

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Former Hawkins deputy charged with statutory rape

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 12:01 pm

A former Hawkins County deputy sheriff who allegedly had sex with an underage boy was taken into custody in Church Hill Thursday afternoon, authorities say. Paul Thomas Morrison III, 22, Blair Gap Road, Kingsport, was named in a sealed indictment returned Monday by a Hawkins County grand jury, according to District Attorney General Dan Armstrong. Morrison, who reportedly has been married for approximately one year, is scheduled to make his

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  • Crossroads Downtown Partnership talks parking

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Parking availability was one of the issues discussed at a recent Crossroads Downtown Partnership meeting.

    A busy Main Street in Morristown is a successful street. And consistently filled parking spaces are good problems to have, the board of directors of the Crossroads Downtown Partnership decided during its August meeting. The challenge for the group of business owners and community supporters, however, is to ensure that downtown shoppers and service recipients have access to the best spots. Members voted to begin a new CDP effort to

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  • F.A.R.M.S. program provides tasty education

    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Union Heights Elementary School Principal Chuck Carter helps students make salsa from a garden they planted over the summer. A total of 22 students participated in the program, hosted by Douglas Cherokee Education Center.

    Students at Union Heights Elementary School spiced things up Wednesday when the culmination of their summer garden was blended into salsa. The Douglas Cherokee F.A.R.M.S. (farming, agriculture, reading, math and science) summer program, conducted by Douglas Cherokee Education Center in Morristown, is a four-week program for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. “Last year we just had a garden, so we wanted to narrow it down. So we thought what

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Morristown East’s Tia Dailey, left, delivers a kill against Cherokee during Thursday’s IMAC volleyball match at Cherokee High School in Rogersville.

Lady Canes sweep Cherokee 3-0

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 11:54 am

ROGERSVILLE — Morristown East racked up a 3-0 victory over host Cherokee Thursday night to even its Inter Mountain Conference volleyball slate at 2-2. It was the eighth victory over for coach Holly Drinnon’s Lady Hurricanes. East won the opener 25-16 and then came from behind for a 25-20 win in game two. It was all Lady ‘Canes in the finale, as they won it 25-6. Drinnon commented, “We made

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  • Lady Trojans fall to Science Hill

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Morristown West’s Sydney Newsome (8) has a shot saved by Science Hill keeper Lee Ann Cutshall during Thursday’s match at Burke-Toney Stadium.

    Morristown West battled back to tie the match in the first half, but the numbers were against them down the stretch. The Lady Trojans’ injuries piled up and Science Hill escaped Burke-Toney Stadium with a 2-1 victory Thursday night. “You never like to lose, but it’s at least good to lose when it doesn’t count,” Morristown West coach Jennifer Murphy said. “We’re down right now. We were dropping like flies

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  • Football Preview: August 29

    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    East prepared to host Governors  Despite a loss in last week’s season opener, the Morristown East Hurricanes experienced some bright spots which hopefully will continue to progress as the season rolls along. The Hurricanes faced a tall task in last Saturday’s game as they took on defending 3A state champion Alcoa. The game started with a bang for East as Bryson Stevens returned the opening kickoff 84 yards for a

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Fashion Show

Fall Fashion Show to benefit ALPS

Posted on August 24, 2014 at 12:52 am

It’s couture time in East Tennessee. Sure, there’s that fall game with the oddly shaped ball, but fashion is as important in the stands as knowing all the words to the school fight song. Kelley Marie Chic Boutique has suited up local models to assist Lakeway Area fashionistas to find just the right look from activities at Neyland Stadium to the office or a neighborhood gathering at the backyard fire

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on August 23, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Bates – Chambers Ashley Bates and Heath Chambers announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride elect is the daughter of Cynthia Hass Brady of Newport and Chip Bates of Johnson City. She is a literacy tutor for Save the Children at Northwest Elementary The groom elect is the son of Terri and Bobby Sawyer of Newport and Ed and Carole Chambers of Maryville. The wedding ceremony is planned for

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on August 16, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Hosman-Yount Mr. and Mrs. Allyn Hosman of Morristown announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Elizabeth Hosman, to Brian Lynn Yount, son of Earl and Geneva Yount, also of Morristown. The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Morristown West High School and a 2011 graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in Journalism and Electronic Media. The groom-elect is a 2004 graduate of Morristown West High School and

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In this film publicity image released by Warner Bros., Sandra Bullock is shown in a scene from, "The Blind Side."

‘The Blind Side’ to close Starlite season

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Before the gridiron battles begin Saturday for fans of the Morristown high schools, eager football fans can get some pre-game action at the final Starlite Cinema showing tonight. The Morristown Parks and Recreation Department will show “The Blind Side,” the 2012 bio-drama based on Tennessee Titan Michael Oher’s life. The movie will be shown at dusk (around 8:30) at Fred Miller Park in Morristown. This will be the final movie

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on August 22, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Empty Movie Theater

    EARTH TO ECHO, REISSUE After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, a group of kids embark on an adventure with an alien who needs their help. Rated PG. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 2:00 and 4:40. EXPENDABLES 3 Barney and his team, known as “The Expendables,” come into conflict with ruthless arms dealer Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables’ co-founder, who is determined to destroy the team.

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  • Rose Center announces ‘An Omega Exhibit’ art exhibition

    Posted on July 11, 2014 at 9:08 am

    “Monument Tree with Deer” by Dr. R. Earl Cleveland will be among his exhibit “Omega” which will be displayed at Rose Center’s Edith Davis Gallery.

    Rose Center announces the “An Omega Exhibit,” an exhibition of the works of artist Dr. R. Earl Cleveland. The exhibit will be on display in the newly renovated Edith Davis Gallery at Rose Center in Morristown through July 31. The public is invited to an opening reception Sunday, July 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. Dr. Cleveland will give a gallery talk during the reception. The show is titled “Omega”

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