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Attendees mill about following the community prayer garden dedication ceremony Sunday afternoon behind First United Methodist Church in Morristown.  The ceremony dedicated the space which was transformed from a former city roadway.

First Methodist dedicates community prayer garden

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 11:57 am

An oasis officially opened in the center of Morristown Sunday, but flowers, rock and fountain didn’t rise overnight. In fact, the community prayer garden, located behind First United Methodist Church in Morristown was a decade in the making. In 2004, the church bought a former church building at the corner of West First North and Hills streets. However, the open road and traffic between the church and its new acquisition

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Accused carjacker crashes in Claiborne County

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 11:54 am

An alleged apologetic carjacker who commandeered a car at Morristown – Hamblen Healthcare System Saturday night racked up a laundry list of felony charges in the 40 minutes that elapsed before he crashed the vehicle in a high-speed chase in Claiborne County, authorities say. Bobby Joe Campbell, a 35-year-old convicted felon who lives on Jacobs Road in Hamblen County, was charged with carjacking in Morristown on a warrant obtained by

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  • LITA group takes field trip to NWS

    Posted on September 15, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Members of the Lakeway IT Alliance participate in a technical Q & A during a recent tour of the National Weather Service National Forecast Office in Morristown, led by Anthony Cavallucci.

    Weather speak has been around as long as rain, but there have been quite a few technological advancements over time, as the members of the Lakeway IT Alliance learned at their recent monthly meeting. Anthony Cavallucci, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office in Morristown, spoke to the alliance about the office’s role in both analyzing large amounts of data and getting the information out to

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  • Medal of Honor recipients visit JCHS

    Posted on September 13, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Medal of Honor recipient Col. Jay R. Vargas speaks to students at Jefferson County High School Friday morning. Vargas and fellow MOH recipient Col. Harold A. Fritz were flown in via Black Hawk helicopter.

    DANDRIDGE—As the Black Hawk helicopter landed in the distance, more than 2,000 Patriots stood in appreciation to welcome two American Patriots worthy of honor. Medal of Honor recipients Col. Harold A. “Hal Fritz and Col. Jay R. Vargas visited Jefferson County High School Friday for a special ceremony in their honor and to share words of encouragement with the students. The visit was part of the Medal of Honor Convention

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The Cocke County boys and the Jefferson County girls each claimed District 2-AAA championships at the Country Club. Cocke County’ Alex Hutson, third from right, and Jefferson County’s Kelsey Haun, second from left, each claimed individual crowns as well.

CCHS, JCHS win D2-AAA golf team championships

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Monday’s District 2-AAA Tournament at The Country Club became a mirror image at the top of the leaderboard to last week’s Inter Mountain Conference Tournament held in Newport. The Jefferson County Lady Patriots and the Cocke County Fighting Cocks won the IMAC golf titles last week at Smoky Mountain Country Club, and they backed up their previous championships with district titles on an overcast day in Morristown. Jefferson County blew

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  • Freshmen ‘Canes dropped by Bearden in OT, 7-0

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Morristown East’s Joe Jackson (5) looks for open space during the freshman team’s 7-0 loss against Knox Bearden on Monday at Burke-Toney Stadium.

    Opportunities were there for the Morristown East freshmen football team, but squandered chances in the red zone cost the Hurricanes late. Bearden scored a touchdown in overtime to beat East 7-0 at Burke-Toney Stadium Monday night. “It was too many mistakes when we got into the red zone,” Morristown East coach Josh Bible said. “I feel like we left two or three scores on the field tonight, especially in overtime.

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  • Lady Trojans finish second at Knights Crossing

    Posted on September 15, 2014 at 11:02 am

    SALEM, Va. — The Morristown West Lady Trojans had their first cross country meet of the season that didn’t end with a victory over the weekend when they finished second in the Knights Crossing Invitational at Green Hill Park. The Lady Trojans were bested by Blacksburg High School in the team standings, as West totaled 70 points and finished 40 points behind Blacksburg (30) overall. Oakton was third with 74

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Engagement Announcements

Posted on September 13, 2014 at 6:43 pm

Cameron-Watson Tina Louise Cameron, daughter of Robert and Sarah Cameron of Rutledge, announces her engagement and forthcoming marriage to Darren Alex Watson, son of Lisa and Doug Setsor, Pete and Lori Watson, all of Rutledge. The bride-elect is a certified surgical technician who is employed by Morristown Regional Eye Center and Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. The groom-elect is a critical care registered nurse who is employed by UT Medical Center’s Neuro

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  • Reunions

    Posted on September 6, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Sunrise School The Sunrise School Reunion will be held Sunday Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. at Amis Chapel United Methodist Church off Carter’s Valley Road in Surgoinsville. A covered dish meal will beheld in the fellowship hall. All former students, faculty and family members are invited to attend. Attendees should take a covered dish. For more information, call 423-345-2824.   Massengil-Henson The Massengil-Henson family reunion will be held Sept. 14

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on August 30, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Johnson-Venturella The families of the bride and groom-elect announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of Kelsey Elyse Johnson and David Reed Venturella. The bride-elect is the daughter of Vince and Deborah Johnson of Morristown and the granddaughter of the late James Wayne and Clara Jane Humphreys of Greeneville and Muriel June and the late Clyde Wayne Johnson of Sneedville. Kelsey is a 2009 graduate of Morristown-Hamblen High School West and

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In August company: Encore crew shines in Osage County

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 1:11 pm

When Encore Theatrical Company opens its production of “August: Osage County” tonight, Tracy Lett’s vision of a dark tragicomedy will come to dusky light via a stage that symbolizes family dysfunction and a cast that embodies it. The story is based on an unexpected family reunion caused by the disappearance of the Weston family patriarch. The play itself is the most awarded show of the century. Portraying the role of

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 7:28 am

    AS ABOVE SO BELOW Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris, the eternal home to countless souls. When a team of explorers venture into the uncharted maze of bones, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead. Rated R. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 12:35, 2:55, 5:25, 7:50 and 10:15. Showing at CarmikeTown Crossing 8 in Greeneville at

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  • Theatre Guild to host auditions for “Rex’s Exes”

    Posted on August 30, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    The Morristown Theatre Guild will hold auditions from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15-16 at Rose Center for the Southern-fried comedy “Rex’s Exes,” the sequel to “Red Velvet Cake War” staged by the Guild in 2013. Performances of “Rex’s Exes will be Nov. 14-23. The Verdeen cousins — Gaynelle, Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette — have wild new adventures as Gaynelle’s surprise 50th Birthday Party sees the return

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