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Two students try the bungee cord race inflatable game during Project Graduation at College Square Mall early Saturday morning.

Project Graduation another big hit

Posted on May 23, 2015 at 9:18 pm

The speeches had been given, the diplomas had been received and the dust had cleared from the parking lot of the Walters State Great Smoky Mountain Expo Center on Friday night when Morristown-Hamblen High School East and West students began converging on the College Square Mall for the 26th annual Project Graduation celebration. Doors opened at 10 p.m., and East High graduates began arriving immediately. However, attendance spiked at around

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A Morristown Hamblen High School East graduate breaks into a smile after receiving his diploma during Friday’s ceremony.

East High celebrates graduates

Posted on May 23, 2015 at 9:15 pm

Friday afternoon was a chance for graduating Morristown East High School students to reflect on their years of schooling and look forward to what their future holds. The Morristown East High School graduating class of 2015 comprised of 317 students. Of those students, 28 graduated with Honors, 19 graduated with Distinction and 39 with both Honors and Distinction. At 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 22, friends and family packed the Walters

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  • Moorhouse says goodbye to grads and West High

    Posted on May 23, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Shaan Ramaprasad gets a hug from West High Principal Dr. Jeff Moorhouse during Friday’s graduation.

    The playing of Pomp and Circumstance ushered them in, and a fountain of crimson caps shooting from each student’s hand sent off the 2015 Morristown-Hamblen High School West graduates on Friday night. A crowd consisting of family, friends and instructors of the Class of 2015 filled most of the seats in the Walters State Great Smoky Mountains Expo Center, and cheers radiated from various locations in the building throughout the

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  • Woman killed in Hawkins County crash

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    A crash involving a Ford Edge and a tractor trailer has resulted one injury and one death. This occurred on Friday at 11:22 a.m. Eileen K. Porter, 72, of Rogersville, was traveling east bound on Forest Hills Road and came to a stop at the intersection of state Highway 66 just outside Rogersville. When Porter attempted to make a left turn onto Highway 66, she pulled into the path of

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Walters States’s Ross Grosvenor is congratulated by teammates after he hit a home run, below, during the Senators 14-8 win against Delgado in the JUCO World Series on Saturday in Grand Junction, Colo.

Senators open JUCO World Series with a 14-8 win

Posted on May 23, 2015 at 10:20 pm

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Second ranked Walters State used two big innings early on in their Alpine Bank JUCO World Series opener against seventh ranked Delgado to take an eight-run lead, and not even heavy winds, rain and cold temperatures could keep the Senators out of the win column. Walters State plated six runs in the second inning and five more in the fourth to build an 11-3 lead before

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  • Long and McCracken claim state crowns in track and field

    Posted on May 23, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    MURFREESBORO—Grainger’s Zach Long and Cherokee’s Evan McCracken captured individual championships Friday as the TSSAA held its boys track meets at Middle Tennessee State University. East had the best team showing by scoring 21 points to take 10th place in Class AAA. Long won the Class A/AA 1,600 in a personal best 4:13.33 while McCracken took the Class AAA shot put with a toss of 62’8½” Both finished high in their

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  • No. 2 Senators open JUCO World Series play Saturday

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 10:41 am

    The Walters State Senators take time for a team picture after their East Central District Championship win against Chattanooga State on Saturday, May 16. The Senators will start their next leg to a NJCAA National Championship on Saturday when they play Delgado in Grand Junction, Colo.

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — After a long day of travel on Wednesday followed by a bus ride into Grand Junction on Thursday just in time for team pictures and a stop at the 15th annual Free JUCO Clinic, the second ranked Walters State Senators are ready to get down to business at the Alpine Bank JUCO World Series. The Senators (54-10) will open play in the tournament Saturday afternoon at

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    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 2:55 pm


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Birth Announcements

Posted on May 23, 2015 at 5:19 pm

Leslie and Donald Sutton of Bybee announce the birth of a son, Jacob Nathaniel Sutton, born March 19, 2015 at UT Medical Center.  He weighed 9 lbs. 4oz.  He is the brother of Levi Sutton. He is the grandson of Joe and Laura Gibson, Peggy Sutton and the late Jeffery Sutton.   Valene and Luis Aquilar of Morristown announce the birth of a daughter, Izabella Sofia Aquilar, born May 19,

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on May 16, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Carpenter-Gossett Ronnie and Rebecca Carpenter of Morristown announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Tiffany Breanna Jean Carpenter, to Justin Tyler Gossett, son of David and Melissa Gossett of Morristown. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Donald Carpenter and the late Martha Henson of Morristown, the late Dewey Russell of Morristown and the late Cecilia Russell of Powell. She is a 2013 graduate of Morristown-Faith Christian Academy. She attends New

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on May 9, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Daugherty-Young Danny and Patricia Young announce the engagement and forth-coming marriage of their son, Nathaniel Brock Young, to Kendra Elise Daugherty, daughter of Kevin and Janella Daugherty, all of Morristown. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Roy Sr. and Christene Marsh of Tazewell and Abraham and the late Elizabeth Daugherty of Tazewell. She is a 2009 graduate of Morristown West High School and a 2014 graduate of East Tennessee State

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At the Movies

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 8:47 am

AGE OF ADELINE A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After years of a solitary life, she meets a man for whom it might be worth losing her immortality. Rated PG13. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 in Morristown at 4:35 and 10:00. AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON 3D When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry

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  • Whitewater rafting season kicks off

    Posted on May 15, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Whitewater rafting on the Pigeon River kicked off officially on Wednesday. Members of the Pigeon River Permit Association, representatives of Duke Energy, and Cocke County officials discussed to new season during a meeting at Waterville. Daniel Sutton, president of the Pigeon River Permitees Association, said his group has been concerned that the rafting fees are not being used to market tourism. Currently, the collected fees go into the county’s general

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  • Morristown Theatre Guild to hold 24-hour film festival in June

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 11:06 am

    The Morristown Theatre Guild is striving to get involved with the ever advancing world of technology through its latest competition idea, a 24-hour film festival. Creative director Joe Powell explained that many communities and schools have been hosting similar events for years. “We wanted to expand the idea of acting and performance and creating more than what can be created on stage,” he said. “It’s all a part of the

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