Today's Top Story

Local high school students Kyle Janeway, left, Rachael Lawson and Skylar Mangrum took home the inaugural Bravo Awards during the the Tuesday evening ceremony at Rose Center. The students  were honored for their excellence in visual and performance arts.

Local young artists celebrated

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Three local young artists were honored at the inaugural Bravo Awards Ceremony held Tuesday evening at Rose Center in Morristown. Performance artist Rachael Lawson and visual artists Skylar Mangrum and Kyle Janeway were honored by the Rose Center Council for the Arts and Artist Advisory Council, along with the GFWC Ladies Reading Circle. “The idea was tonight to celebrate excellence in the arts by students in grades 10 through 12,”

Read Full Story

Local Videos

Local News

Noah Dean and Nate Act passes House, heading to governor’s desk

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 4:50 pm

The proposed law inspired by two Morristown boys killed by electric shock drowning at a Grainger County marina passed the state House Wednesday afternoon and is now headed for the governor’s desk. The House passed the bill by a unanimous vote. The Act also passed the Senate unanimously in March. The Noah Dean and Nate Act, introduced Jan. 22 by State Rep. Tilman Goins and State Sen. Steve Southerland, is

Read Full Story
  • Give them shelter? City talks animal options

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Broad outlines emerged Tuesday afternoon in the joint contract Morristown and Hamblen County governments could have with the humane society as new agency leadership attempts to establish solid financial footing and restore public confidence. However the relationship between government and the humane society evolves, city and county agreement on performance expectations is a must, officials say, and Morristown City Administrator Tony Cox wants legal staff to begin identifying the common

    Read Full Story
  • Young Republicans host forum

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    On the eve of early voting, which began Wednesday morning for the May Primary, John Smyth, who is running for the District 4 County Commission seat, countered some election season attacks during the Hamblen County Young Republicans’ Primary Candidates meet and greet and sheriff forum. Smyth, who has been labeled a liberal by his opponent Wayne NeSmith despite his affiliation with the GOP, said the current District 4 commissioner is

    Read Full Story


Morristown West pitcher Will Gardner delivers earlier in the year against Jefferson County in Dandridge.

Gardner set to adjust to life-altering decisions

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 9:45 am

Recruiting in collegiate sports can be a ruthless business, and sometimes the kids signing the scholarships get caught in a money crunch. That happened to Morristown West standout pitcher Will Gardner recently, as he was informed in mid-March that he likely had no scholarship money available at Coastal Carolina this fall after a rash of injuries left several of their Major League Draft hopefuls deciding to return to school next

Read Full Story
  • Carson-Newman, Tusculum split

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 9:43 am

    GREENEVILLE -Carson-Newman (30-16, 9-11 SAC) blanked Tusculum (29-21, 13-7 SAC) 1-0 before the Pioneers repaid the favor to the Eagles with a 3-0 shutout in the night cap of the doubleheader at Red Edmonds Field Wednesday. Game one Carson-Newman 1, Tusculum 0 Carson-Newman left nine runners stranded through the first six innings of game one before finally punching through in the seventh. After back-to-back flyouts to begin the frame, Sara

    Read Full Story
  • Lady Canes use seven run fourth to top West

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Morristown East’s Rachel Cutshaw bats during Tuesday’s 10-7 win over Morristown West at J.C. Wild Park.

    Morristown East came from behind by scoring seven runs in the top of the fourth inning Tuesday afternoon at J.C. Wild Park and then held on for a 10-7 victory over Morristown West and a sweep of the season series between the cross-town rivals. The Lady Canes trailed 4-3 entering the fourth but put together six hits and scored six of the runs after two outs for their ninth win

    Read Full Story


Engagement Announcement

Posted on April 12, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Bible-NeSmith Barton and Ginger Bible of Talbott announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany Elizabeth Bible, of Talbott, to Jarrell DePree NeSmith of Russellville, Ala. The bride-elects is the granddaughter of Charlie and Virginia Odom of Morristown, Nancy Bible of Talbott, Darwin and the late Cindy Bible of New Market. She is a 2006 graduate of Morristown West High, a 2010 graduate of Tusculum College and 2014

Read Full Story
  • Birth Announcements

    Posted on April 5, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Mazie Grace Davis Eric and Diane Davis of Bean Station announce the birth of a daughter, Mazie Grace Davis, born March 28, 2014 at Lakeway Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs., 12 oz. She is the sister of Justin, Zachary, Lucas, Devan, Shane, Tyler, Brittany and Marlie.  Jackson Bowlin Brianna Adams and Christopher Bowlin of Morristown announce the birth of a son, Jackson Bowlin, born March 11, 2014 at Morristown-Hamblen

    Read Full Story
  • Engagement Announcement

    Posted on March 29, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Sluder-Quinton Maggie Sluder and Larry and Debbie Sluder announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of the daughter, Brandy Michelle Sluder, to Isaac Allen Quinton Jr., son of the late Martha Dukes-Quinton and Isaac (Ikey) Quinton. The bride-elect is employed as office manager at Douglas Cherokee Head Start and is a seasonal employee for the Tennessee Smokies. The groom-elect is employed at Rich Products and is owner and operator of A+

    Read Full Story


Fourth annual Music of the Mountains slated for April 27

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 10:36 am

The hills will be alive with the sounds of music on Sunday, April 27 when the Cocke County Partnership’s Tourism Committee presents its fourth annual Music of the Mountains. Beginning at 2 p.m., visitors can step back in time and listen to some “Sunday Music” similar to what was heard at the time the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s was created in the early 1930s. The three-day event, sponsored by

Read Full Story
  • Java Garden to host outdoor music

    Posted on April 11, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Java Garden, located on the corner of Henry and West Main Streets in downtown Morristown, will kick off its live outdoor music season at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, with guitarist Justin Duncan.

    Java Garden owner Ernie Allen is keeping his promise, and in return, the weather is cooperating to bring an evening of outdoor music to downtown Morristown on Saturday. Guitarist Justin Duncan will perform a variety of music, including blues, rock and traditional country, beginning at 6:30 p.m. April 12. “We’ve got a forecast of zero percent rain,” Allen said. Allen purchased the coffee house and eatery in late 2013 and

    Read Full Story
  • At the Movies

    Posted on April 11, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Empty Movie Theater

    CAPT. AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER 3D As Steve Rogers continues his affiliation with S.H.I.E.L.D. and struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he’s reunited with James “Bucky” Barnes, who is now a brainwashed Russian assassin known as the “Winter Soldier.” Rated PG-13. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 12:50, 4:00, 5:15, 7:05 and 10:10. Showing at CarmikeTown Crossing 8 in Greeneville at 12:50, 4:00, 7:05 and

    Read Full Story

Headlines of the Day