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United Way surpasses goal

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:45 pm

Retired banker’s hours aside, there is just one circumstance that could entice Sam Grigsby to climb a ladder, red marker in hand, on the morning before Thanksgiving. Goal! The chairman of the 2014 United Way of Hamblen County campaign donned a classy holiday sweater during the early hours of Nov. 26 and then officially breached the 100 percent line on the fundraising thermometer at the agency’s offices in Morristown. The

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Driver killed in wrong way crash on I-81

Posted on November 28, 2014 at 11:35 am

The Thanksgiving holiday started off with a tragedy for one family as a Mosheim man died on Interstate 81 early Thursday morning. According to officials, Gary Cole, 64, Mosheim, his dog and two of her puppies were travelling on I-81 in route to see family in North Carolina for the holiday in the early morning hours Thanksgiving Day. However, Cole, in a silver 1990 Ford Ranger pickup was dissuaded from

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  • Driver killed in I-81 crash

    Posted on November 27, 2014 at 5:49 am

    A driver and one of the three dogs riding with him in a silver pickup died early Thursday morning when he drove the wrong way on Interstate 81 near exit 8, sources say. Neither drugs nor alcohol appear to have been a factor as the driver was northbound in the southbound lane of the interstate, according to officials. The driver struck an empty gas tanker head on and died at

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  • Black Friday shopping starts Thursday

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    While a number of Hamblen countians will prefer to snooze on either their own living room couch or a relative’s, local retailers will open their doors on Thanksgiving. This year again, Kmart will begin the holiday shopping at 6 a.m. on Thursday. The store will close at 5 p.m. and then repeat the process with additional door buster sales from 7 p.m. Thursday to 3 a.m. Friday. The doors will

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Lady Senators don’t shine during Florida trip

Posted on November 28, 2014 at 10:55 am

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Walters State Lady Senators and Tallahassee Lady Eagles locked into a defensive battle on Thanksgiving Day in the final day of the Capital Courtyard Classic, but a cold shooting night for WSCC doomed their chances at a win. The Lady Senators shot just 11 percent in the first half an only 21 percent in the contest, as the Lady Eagles defended their home floor and claimed

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  • C-N’s Simerly earns Division II Athlete of the Week

    Posted on November 28, 2014 at 10:54 am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – Freshman forward Jecca Simerly earned the Division II Athlete of the Week by Women Play Ball announced Wednesday afternoon. Simerly is the first women’s basketball to earn the honor since Chante’ Markus took the accolade home on January 21. “We started off with really hard opponents so that prepared us,” Simerly said following last Saturday’s game against Coker. “It’s helped led up to everything going well

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  • Extreme Team Sports becoming a force in wrestling and volleyball

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Extreme Team Sports, which consists of Extreme Team Wrestling and Extreme Team Volleyball, is a budding travel sports organization in Hamblen County. Pictured on the first row, from left, are Griffin Towsend, a third grade wrestler from White Pine School and Jaci Drinnon, a fifth grade volleyball player from Witt School. Back row, from left, are Extreme Team Sports founder and Extreme Team Wrestling coach Chuck Carter, Elijah Davis, an eight grade wrestler from Lincoln Heights, Extreme Team Wrestling assistant coach Chase Brunson, Extreme Team Volleyball coaches Donnie and Robin Vannoy and Katie Hickey, a junior volleyball player from Morristown East.

    Most of us have heard of the old saying “taking lemons and making lemonade.” For coach Chuck Carter of Extreme Team Wrestling and Extreme Team Volleyball the “Zig Zag Principle” may be more applicable. Carter gives partial credit to a book entitled “The Zig Zag Principle” by Rich Christiansen for the creation of Extreme Team Wrestling and Volleyball. “The year 2010 marked the beginning of some tough years for me

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Engagement Announcement

Posted on November 22, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Harrison-Christian Wesley Brian Christian and Marsha Ann Harrison announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Phil and Dorothy Harrison of Sneedville. She is the granddaughter of the late T.J. (Tom) and Lucile Harrison and Leona Melton of Sneedville. She is employed by the Hancock County Board of Education. She is a second grade teacher at Hancock County Elementary School. The groom-elect is the son of

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  • Engagement Announcement

    Posted on November 8, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Morgan-Tustin Tonya Morgan and Richard Tustin announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Sandy and the late Don Peerman of White Pine. The groom-elect is the son of Doug and June Tustin of Pennsylvania. They will exchange vows Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Leadvale Baptist Church in White Pine. All family and friends are invited to attend.

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  • Engagements

    Posted on November 2, 2014 at 1:47 am

    Ott-Shockley Darlene Ott of Wears Valley and Galen Ott of Durand, Wisconsin along with Mr. and Mrs. David Shockley announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Andrea Ott and Adam Shockley. The bride-elect is the daughter of Darlene and Galen Ott. She is a graduate of Iowa State University. The groom-elect is the son of David and Sandra Shockley of Morristown. He is the grandson of the late

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U.S. Postal Service offering letters from Santa service

Posted on November 28, 2014 at 10:05 am

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. And the Postal Service can help you prove it when Santa replies to your child’s letter to Santa — complete with a North Pole postmark. Here are the steps for your child to get a letter back from Santa: 1. Have your child write a letter to Santa and seal it in an envelope addressed to: Santa Claus, North Pole. 2. Tell your

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on November 28, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Empty Movie Theater

    BIG HERO 6 A special bond develops between plus-sized inflatable robot, Bayman, and prodigy, Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to  form a band of high-tech heroes. Rated PG. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 11:35, 2:05, 4:30, 7:00 and 9:35. Showing at CarmikeTown Crossing 8 in Greeneville at 12:10, 2:35, 5:15, 7:45 and 10:10. DUMB AND DUMBER TO Twenty years after the

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  • Encore’s ‘Christmas Carol’ debuts Friday

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Townspeople on stage during a rehearsal for Encore’s production of the Christmas classic “A Christmas Carol.” The play opens Friday, Nov. 28.

    Encore Theatrical Company will open “A Christmas Carol,” the final show of its 2014 season, this weekend. The musical version of the holiday classic will open on Friday, Nov. 28 and play for two weekends on the Morristown campus of Walters State Community College. “It’s hard to believe that we are reaching the end of our eighth season,” said Drew Ogle, Encore’s managing director. “A big Christmas show like this

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