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Students in Walters State’s Surgical Technology Program learn operating room skills in the college’s realistic lab.

Walters State debuts realistic operating room lab

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 12:19 pm

A group of Walters State Community ACCAollege students gather each day in a bright room on the second floor of Maples-Marshall Hall on the Sevier County Campus. Students don surgical gear that virtually covers them from head to toe. Then, with precision increasing with each day of training, students perform surgery on a lifelike mannequin/pretend patient. The mannequin, except for the body part opened for the day’s focus, also lies

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Jim Snodgrass, general manager of JTEKT donated $500 toward Diana Walker’s campaign to win the “celebrity class” at the Ridin’ High horse show.

Ridin’ High Benefit Fun Horse Show set for Saturday

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 12:50 pm

The fourth annual Ridin’ High Annual Benefit Fun Horse Show has been planned for April 25, and it should be a day of fun for everyone in attendance. The show will be held at the Walter’s State Great Smoky Mountains Expo Center in White Pine beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing throughout the day. Returning this year will be the crowd favorite “celebrity class.” These local celebrities will raise money

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  • More details released in MPD round up

    Posted on April 20, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    A Morristown man with a vile criminal-history trail was one of the 105 suspected street-level drug dealers arrested in the ongoing Morristown Police Department Operation SOBOs roundup, authorities say. Donnie Johnson, 29, Ruthena Circle, allegedly sold an unspecified Schedule III drug to an informant working with the police department. Defendants indicted in large-scale undercover operations seldom muster credible defenses because police normally record the transactions. Johnson was released from the

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  • MPD round-up targets 105 alleged dealers

    Posted on April 19, 2015 at 12:24 am

    A vaunted cure for Morristown’s prescription-drug plague has morphed into a stand-alone sore spot that’s spread primarily by market forces, a narcotics investigator said Saturday. The drug is buprenorphine, the active ingredient in Suboxone and Subutex. Both drugs are marketed as treatment for addiction to opiates, a broad class of prescription drugs that includes oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine. The dilemma is that Suboxone and Subutex have gained popularity as a

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Heflin, Fowler fire Trojans past Abingdon

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 12:07 pm

KINGSPORT — Morristown West’s Will Heflin and Andrew Fowler combined to toss a two-hit shutout in the Trojans 8-0 victory over Abingdon (Va.) in the Kingsport Invitational Saturday to finish the event 4-0. West (18-7) pushed three runs across in the second inning, two more in the third and fourth frames and one last run in the fifth to pull out the win. Heflin, Matt McDonald and Chase Connelly each

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  • Grizzlies never trail, rout Blazers

    Posted on April 20, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, of Spain, right, is defended by Portland Trail Blazers center Meyers Leonard in the second half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball Western Conference playoff series Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. The Grizzlies won 100-86.

    MEMPHIS (AP) — Beno Udrih is doing his best to make sure the Memphis Grizzlies can ease Mike Conley and Tony Allen back into the lineup from their injuries. Udrih scored 20 points in the best playoff game of his career, and the Grizzlies never trailed in routing Portland 100-86 Game 1 of the Western Conference first-round series. “Beno gets the game ball,” Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph said. “With Mike

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  • Swann’s love of running leads her to compete in Boston Marathon

    Posted on April 19, 2015 at 12:49 am

    Morristown native Andee Swann, center, will compete in the Boston Marathon on Monday. Swann, pictured with her daughters Allie, left, and Katie, is a physical education teacher for grades Kindergarten through second grade at Alpha Primary School.

    Not many people have the drive to run to the end of the street, let alone 26.2 miles just for fun. Andee Swann is one of those people. Swann, who has spent a good portion of her life as a cross country and now marathon runner, will fly to Boston Sunday to compete in one of the most recognized marathon races on the planet, as she will run in the

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    How to fix your credit score

    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 2:55 pm


    Unfortunately, quick fixes and improving your credit score do not go together. It’s kind of like a diet. Gaining weight usually happens over a period of time and so does bad credit. In fact, beware of advice that claims to improve your credit fast. The best advice, much like your weight, is to manage it responsibly over time. In addition to making smart credit decisions, you also have to be

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East Tennessee names endangered heritage sites

Posted on April 18, 2015 at 11:05 pm

  Each year the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance (ETPA) presents a list of endangered heritage sites. These places are irreplaceable assets to both their respective communities and our entire region. The preservation of these structures matters for many reasons. Historic places evoke strong memories and provide community identity. They make individuals part of a collective continuum of human experience, linking people to the past and to future generations. Sometimes these

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on April 18, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Courtney Lynn Worthington and Clarke Greene II

    Worthington – Greene Stacy and Tammy Worthington of Russellville announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Courtney Lynn Worthington, to Timothy Clark Greene II, son of Timothy and Sharon Greene of Russellville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of James and Nancy Marsh of Russellville, the late Ethel Marsh, the late Elmer and Sandra Worthington of Rogersville and the late Doyle and Mary Officer of Morristown. She is a 2009 graduate

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on April 11, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Arwood-Stevenson Kim and Otis Cantwell of Morristown announces the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Kelli Arwood, to Joshua Stevenson. The bride-elect is the daughter of Otis and Kim Cantwell of Morristown and the late Bobby Arwood. She is the granddaughter of Phyllis and the late Wood Moore of Church Hill and Lorene Cantwell of Morristown. She is a graduate of Morristown West High School. She is employed at

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At the Movies

Posted on April 17, 2015 at 8:11 am

CINDERELLA Ella’s merchant father remarries following the tragic death of Ella’s mother. Ella welcomes her new stepmother and her daughters, Anastasia and Drizella. Following her father’s unexpected death, Ella finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Ella refuses to give in to despair or to despise those who abuse her. Then she meets a handsome stranger in the woods, unaware he is really a prince.

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  • Big Bang returns to Rose Center Friday

    Posted on April 16, 2015 at 11:49 am

    The Big Bang Gala will return to Rose Center Friday night.

    The high rollers from Nashville are set to hit the piano stage at 8 p.m. Friday — and tickets are still available for the three-hour party. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. to Rose Center’s Prater Hall, where The Big Bang Gala will re-create its successful dueling pianos and sing-along pairing that draws large crowds to its bar location in the music city. Pianists Geoff Smith, Eddie Thompson and drummer

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  • Country Tonite announces celebrity concert series

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge has announced its celebrity concert series for 2015. The series kicks off on Saturday, May 23 with The Oak Ridge Boys appearing for shows at 3 and 8 p.m. Tickets for the show are $39.95 plus tax. The lineup continues with: • Chubby Checker on Friday, June 12. • Shenandoah featuring Marty Raybon on Friday, July 3. • Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan on

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