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Everyone was all smiles as, from left,  Susan Holt and Tim Webb of the Blossom Shop delivered flowers to Regency Retirement Village residents Ann Jones, Gene Etter and Priscilla Miller and Activities Director Valerie Farmer as part of “Make Someone Smile Week.”

Blossom Shop participates in ‘Make Someone Smile Week’

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 11:37 am

Florists and deliverers with the Blossom Shop in Morristown are used to faces of shock when they give recipients flowers. One thing they never tire of is seeing a smile, especially from an surprised recipient. For the past week, workers with the Blossom Shop have been busy participating in Teleflora’s “Make Someone Smile Week.” The week is a huge nationwide initiative that gives free floral bouquets out to patients at

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Deluge soaks eastern Hamblen County

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 11:40 am

Normally at about this time of the summer, lawns are beginning to turn brown and dry up. It looked like the Lakeway Area was on tap to follow that trend. And then the rains came. In recent weeks, East Tennessee has been on the receiving end of inches of rains that could take the area out of the “abnormally dry” reading. Meteorologist Tod Hyslop with the National Weather Service office

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  • Two Newport Police Dept. Captains and an alderwoman charged in alleged drug, stolen goods and money laundering operation

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    A Newport alderwoman and two captains in the detective division of the Newport Police Department were among four individuals indicted Wednesday by a Cocke County Grand Jury in connection with an ongoing drug, money laundering and stolen property investigation. Director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Mark Gwyn and Fourth Judicial District Attorney General Jimmy Dunn called a news conference to announce the indictments today in the misconduct case involving

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  • Airport search for Indiana bats proves fruitless, brush clearing can begin

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 11:35 am

    The absence of an endangered species of the only flying mammals, the Indiana bat, near the Morristown Regional Airport means that required brush-clearing west of the runways will proceed as scheduled, officials say. A $2,500 evaluation indicated that no bats – nary an Indiana, a vampire or a fruit – inhabit the scrub sumacs, wild cherries and surrounding undergrowth, according to Morristown Assistant Administrator Buddy Fielder. Fielder said finding Indiana

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Junior League boys eliminated by one run in Tennessee State tourney

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 10:32 am

PORTLAND – Trailing 8-7 with the bases loaded in the state championship, the Morristown Junior League boys team had their chance to win in the bottom of the final inning. In the end, the Cinderella run by coach Mike Martin’s team wasn’t meant to be as Lexington held on to capture the one-run victory. Morristown trailed one point at 5-0 and later 8-3, but clawed their way back with all

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  • Junior League wins twice, will play for title; Senior League boys eliminated

    Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:34 am

    The Morristown Junior League prays after a victory over Spring Hill and Goodlettesville to move into state championship game on Wednesday. The team won two games on Tuesday to advance to the state championship, which will start today in Portland.

    PORTLAND – After losing to Gallatin early in the tournament, the Morristown Junior League boys continue to grind their way to the top of the state tournament. After picking up to victories on Tuesday, the thoughts of making the championship game as became a reality for coach Mike Martin’s team. Morristown opened the day with a 10-5 victory over Spring Hill and then disposed Goodletsville 19-9 to advance to the

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

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 11:53 am

    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.

    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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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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CanJoe* John, left, jams with some friends at the Grand Old Opry in Nashville. John will be playing Fred Miller Park Friday night.

Play Fred Miller Park? Yes, he CanJoe*

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 11:40 am

Grab the entire family and head out to Fred Miller Park on Friday, July 25 for a truly unique experience. The Morristown Parks and Recreation Department will host its “Summer Jam” concert featuring CanJoe* John from 7 to 9 p.m. CanJoe* John makes his unique sound by playing a stick, a string, and a can, also known as a canjo. Canjoe* John was one of the first people to receive

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  • Grainger County Tomato Festival returns this weekend

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    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.

    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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