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Dr. Henry Fribourg, a Holocaust refugee, was the guest speaker Wednesday at East High School’s 8th annual Holocaust Remembrance Program.

Fribourg tells of escape from looming threat of Nazi occupation

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 11:53 am

A local tradition that brings the weight of the Holocaust into a sobering reality is the lighting of six candles during Morristown-Hamblen East High School’s annual remembrance program. Each candle represents one million Jews who were murdered during the 12 years of the genocide. For the past eight years, East High School students have held a remembrance program and this year a refugee of the Holocaust was the guest speaker.

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Early voting is under way

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 11:50 am

Slightly more than 1 percent of Hamblen County’s 31,482 registered voters turned out at the polls Wednesday to vote early in the primary election, according to Jeff Gardner, Hamblen County administrator of elections. The 338 early voters was down 167 from the first day of the May 2010 primary total. Gardner attributes the lower turnout to the absence of a Democratic Party candidate in a major race. Four years ago,

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  • T.J. Maxx to open April 24, The Children’s Place opening in the fall

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 11:50 am

    T.J. Maxx, on April 24, will open a new 24,000-square-foot store in College Square Mall, moving across East Morris Blvd. from its current facility.

    T.J. Maxx will cross the road on April 24 to open a 24,000-square-foot new store at College Square Mall in Morristown. The doors, both inside the mall and exterior to the store, will open at 8 a.m. to customers and remain open until 10 p.m., featuring fashion and accessories for the entire family and home, along with jewelry, beauty, pet accessories and more. The first 1,000 customers will receive a

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  • 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

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Sports

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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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Lifestyles

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

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  • 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

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  • 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+

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Entertainment

Empty Movie Theater

At the Movies

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 7:32 am

A HAUNTED HOUSE 2 Having exorcised the demons of his ex, Malcolm is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. After moving into their dream home, however, Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events. Rated R. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 1:15, 3:30, 5:30, 7:50 and 10:20. Showing at Carmike Town Crossing 8 in Greeneville at 1:25, 3:45, 6:20 and 9:05.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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