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A trio of boys throw their best shots during the ‘Tomato Wars’ at a previous Grainger County Tomato Festival. The famous Tomato Wars, which will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday at noon, will have rotten tomatoes flying all over the place.

Grainger County Tomato Festival returns this weekend

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 12:00 pm

This weekend will have folks seeing red, with the 22ndannual Grainger County Tomato Festival commencing once again. The festival will be held on July 25-27, at Rutledge Elementary and Middle Schools, on U.S. Highway 11W in Rutledge. Admission is free and there is no charge for parking behind the schools. The annual festival helps support local non-profit organizations, local craftsmen and area tomato growers. The famous Tomato Wars, which will

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TBI investigating Cocke County Highway Department

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 11:57 am

Half a dozen agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spent all day Monday seizing records and downloading computer files associated with the Cocke County Highway Department. The agents from the Knoxville and Nashville offices visited the highway department offices on Lower Quarry Road, telling Highway Superintendent Kenneth Ford the investigation was at the request of the attorney general’s office. “They just showed up and said they wanted some file

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  • Upgrade helps MPD’s ICAC division

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 11:56 am

    New proprietary software and a faster computer will increase the pace of Morristown Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children investigations, many of which involve child pornography, officials say. A primary improvement that comes with the Internet Evidence Finder software is that it automatically performs searches that in former times had to be conducted manually, according to Detective Michael O’Keefe, lead ICAC investigator. The company that sells the software represents it

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  • City honors rescue workers who saved the life of a man struck by train

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Morristown Mayor Danny Thomas, left, presented proclamations to Morristown and Hamblen County  rescue workers who were recently honored for helping save the life of a man who had been struck by a train. They are, from front row left, MFD Capt. Randy Breeding, Steven Keller, firefighter; Donnie Taylor, paramedic; and Joe Cate, paramedic; and, from back row left, Joe Cummings, rescue technician; Josh Pierce, rescue technician; John Heatherly, firefighter; and dispatcher David Peoples. Others who assisted in the rescue, Jason Fox, paramedic and EMT Ray Mullins, are not pictured.

    A band Morristown first responders earned a rare award for a Herculean effort that saved the life of a man who walked into the path of a train. The badly broken body of Josh McCracken was found along side of the tracks that parallel West Andrew Johnson Highway, about 500 yards west of the point of impact near West End Bowling Lanes, according to Clark Taylor, deputy chief of the

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Sports

Junior League pitcher Andrew Carpenter pitches in the state tournament in Portland. Carpenter has helped lead the team to two tournament victories so far. Coach Mike Martin’s team defeated Smith County 7-1 on Monday night to stay alive. The team will play again today in hopes of advancing.

Junior League pick up 7-1 victory, Senior League advances despite loss

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 11:53 am

PORTLAND – The Junior League boys kept their season alive on Monday night with a 7-1 victory over Smith County. With the win over Smith County, the Junior League squad will possibly play two games today starting at a time changed 3 p.m central game against Spring Hill. Morristown coach Mike Martin said the team stepped up in a big way in the win. “We got strong pitching and some

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  • American League 11-12 boys lose elimination game

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Morristown American starter Jared Coffey throws a pitch in the fifth inning against Johnson City National on Monday evening.

    CLARKSVILLE- The Morristown American League 11-12 year-old boys failed to maintain a 3-2 lead in the final inning as Johnson City National eliminated the Morristown squad 5-3 on Monday night in Clarksville. Coach Todd Coffey’s team went into the top of the sixth holding a one-run advantage, but Johnson City was able to load the bases. A sacrifice fly, and two wild pitches later, Johnson City National took a 5-3

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  • Junior League survives; 11-12 and Senior boys fall

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Junior League all-star Cade Davis tries to beat a throw home against Gallatin late Saturday night. Morristown stayed alive Sunday night with a 14-3 victory.

    PORTLAND – The Junior League boys kept their season alive with a 14-3 victory over St. Bethlehem on Sunday night in Portland. With the win, Morristown will face Smith County tonight at 6 p.m. After falling behind 3-2, Morristown erupted for 12 consecutive runs to clinch the victory. They broke the game open with 8 runs in the fourth inning. During the fourth, Jacob Depew, Ruston Rigney, Mason Jones, Cade

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Lifestyles

Engagement Announcements

Posted on July 19, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Mayes-Seal Anna Katie Mayes and Travis Glenn Seal announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Roger and Debbie Mayes of Tazewell. She is the granddaughter of Sterl and Mattie Bell Mayes of Middlesboro, Kentucky and George and Cleo Yoakum of Middlesboro, Kentucky. She is a 2000 graduate of Middlesboro High School of Middlesboro, Kentucky and a 2007 graduate of East Tennessee State University. She is

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on July 12, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Allen-Talley George and Josephine Allen of Dandridge announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Stacie Lushawna Allen, to Thomas Eugene Talley Jr. He is the son of Mr. Thomas Talley Sr. and the late Mrs. Elaine Talley of Morristown. The bride-elect is a 1992 graduate of Jefferson County High School in Dandridge. She is a certified nursing assistant and is employed at Tennova Hospital in Jefferson City. The

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on July 5, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Vannoy-Montgomery Donnie and Robin Vannoy of Morristown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Halie Denise Vannoy, to Nicholas Alexander Montgomery, son of Mike and Benita Montgomery of Austin, Texas. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Pat Musick and the late Robert Musick, and Roy and Juanita Johnson, all of Morristown. She is a 2009 graduate of Morristown-Hamblen High School East and a 2012 graduate of Middle Tennessee

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A trio of boys throw their best shots during the ‘Tomato Wars’ at a previous Grainger County Tomato Festival. The famous Tomato Wars, which will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday at noon, will have rotten tomatoes flying all over the place.

Grainger County Tomato Festival returns this weekend

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 12:00 pm

This weekend will have folks seeing red, with the 22ndannual Grainger County Tomato Festival commencing once again. The festival will be held on July 25-27, at Rutledge Elementary and Middle Schools, on U.S. Highway 11W in Rutledge. Admission is free and there is no charge for parking behind the schools. The annual festival helps support local non-profit organizations, local craftsmen and area tomato growers. The famous Tomato Wars, which will

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  • Nearly 100 Encore volunteers bringing ‘Shrek’ to the stage

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Encore-Shrek cutout

    For those who continue about their business unaware that an unseemly ogre — as opposed to a handsome prince — has been spotted in the shadows around Morristown, let this be fair warning. David Arnold has traveled a good ways to get here, he tends to run a bit warm under the lights and he is more than casually familiar with pleather. The 6-foot 5-inch Nashville-based actor’s reaction to seeing

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 7:01 am

    Empty Movie Theater

    22 JUMP STREET After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don’t have to just crack the case — they have to figure out

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