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Cherokee Park hosted an Autism Awareness event Saturday, complete with a balloon release, as a preview for the month of April, which is dedicated to Autism Awareness.

Event previews Autism Awareness Month

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 11:42 am

Saturday at Cherokee Park in Morristown, the Jackson family hosted an event in preparation for the arrival of April, Autism Awareness Month, with games, dances, a fun walk and a balloon release. The day was held in honor of Addyson Jackson, daughter of Miranda and Jeremy, who was diagnosed with autism at 2-years-old. However, Miranda said the event was also in honor of other families with autism in their lives

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EPA compliance will likely mean sewer rate increase

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 11:39 am

Morristown Utility Systems Board members are beginning to focus on the inevitable — a hard look at what it will cost to run its wastewater (sewer) division in compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency. By way of acquisition (the transfer of the city wastewater system to the utility in January 2014), the MUS sewer division falls under regulations from the EPA, a federal entity that has pushed its requirements down

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  • Alleged rampaging car thief’s girlfriend faces another charge

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 11:38 am

    A Hamblen County detective on Sunday filed a third auto-theft charge against Hollie Jean Sutton, the girlfriend of accused serial auto thief and high-speed chase instigator Joshua Cooper. The charge fills in another short portion of the timeline of Cooper’s five-day crime spree. Sutton, 35, allegedly helped Sutton steal a 1990 Ford F-250 pickup belonging to South Hamblen County farmer Gary Gilbert on March 13, according to Detective Sgt. Jimmy

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  • Family-owned MALAR Contract Lighting breaks ground

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    Breaking ground for MALAR Contract Lighting’s new manufacturing facility in the East Tennesee Progress Center in Morristown are from left, State Rep. Tillman Goins, Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Marshall Ramsey, Morristown Industrial Development Board Chairman R. Jack Fishman, State Sen. Steve Southerland, TNECD Commissioner Randy Boyd, Mark Sawyer and Brandon Sawyer of MALAR, Manley Baptist Church Lead Pastor Tony Buchanan and Hamblen County Mayor Bill Brittain.

    Despite a muddy ground-breaking on Friday morning at the future sight of MALAR Contract Lighting, Tennessee Economic Development Commissioner Randy Boyd was all smiles upon discovering a personal connection to company founder, Mark Sawyer. Boyd, the founder of Radio Systems Corporation in Knoxville (1991), worked for his father as a young man in the family’s electric fencing business. “My dad started his business out of the back of his car;

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Walters State pitcher Emily Kendrick works during Monday’s opening game of a doubleheader against Montreat. Kendrick nearly threw a perfect game in the 7-0 win.

Kendrick, Hill pitch Lady Senators to doubleheader sweep of Montreat

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 11:04 am

The Walters State Lady Senators ran their winning streak to nine games Monday afternoon by sweeping a home doubleheader against Montreat College at the Lady Senators Softball Complex. Sophomore pitcher Emily Kendrick nearly tossed a perfect game in the opening game, as the only hit of the game for the visiting Lady Cavaliers came with two outs in the seventh inning in a 7-0 win for the Lady Senators. In

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  • Heflin, Trojans hold off Murrell, South-Doyle 3-2

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 11:00 am

    KNOXVILLE — Morristown West strengthened its hold on second place in the Inter Mountain Conference with a 3-2 triumph over host South-Doyle Monday afternoon. The Trojans took advantage of losing pitcher Jon Murrell’s wild streak to score all their runs in the top of the first inning and lefty Will Heflin made it stand up all the way. Coach Nathan Fritz’s Trojans are now 10-3 for the season and 6-1

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  • East, West split baseball games in SMI tourney

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 10:34 am

    PIGEON FORGE — The Morristown East and Morristown West baseball teams split a pair of games over the weekend in the Smoky Mountain Invitational tournament. East lost 10-3 against Class AA powerhouse Pigeon Forge before holding off a late rally to defeat Marshall County 12-11 in their final game of the tournament. West knocked off one of the hosts, Gatlinburg-Pittman, 9-3 on Friday evening for their second win in the

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    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 2:55 pm


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Birth Announcements

Posted on March 28, 2015 at 5:40 pm

Kimberly Hinton and Nick Dalton of Morristown announce the birth of a son, Kaden Shaun Dalton, born March 3, 2015 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. He weighed 6 lbs. 14 oz. He is the brother of Desiree Dalton and Emma Dalton. He is the grandson of John and Teena Willis and Donald and Shirley Hinton. Michelle Gorrell and Jeff Wilkes of Newport announce the birth of a daughter, Skylar Rayann Wilkes,

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  • Parks and Rec plans an Easter to Remember

    Posted on March 21, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    It’s an Easter 

    Spring is in full swing and that means it’s time for Easter fun with the city of Morristown Parks and Recreation Department. First, the Parks and Rec will offer Pictures with the Easter Bunny on March 23 and 24 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Morristown. The Easter Bunny is taking time out of his busy schedule for pictures in the park from 4 to 7 p.m. Each group

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  • Skill on display at inaugural East High Talent Show

    Posted on March 21, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Kipling Evans and Emma Andrews received first place in the inaugural East High Talent Show for their rendition of “Halo” by Beyonce.

      Just two weeks after orchestrating the magnificent “Musical Revue,” a joint undertaking by the advanced choirs of Morristown East and West High, Choir Director Brandon Moore pushed the envelope with an endeavor not seen at the home of the Hurricanes for decades long past: an inaugural Talent Show. After wearisome delays in the auditioning process thanks to the recent “snowpocalypse,” the eager young talents of East High were itching

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Country Tonite announces celebrity concert series

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 10:25 am

Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge has announced its celebrity concert series for 2015. The series kicks off on Saturday, May 23 with The Oak Ridge Boys appearing for shows at 3 and 8 p.m. Tickets for the show are $39.95 plus tax. The lineup continues with: • Chubby Checker on Friday, June 12. • Shenandoah featuring Marty Raybon on Friday, July 3. • Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan on

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  • Rose Center to host Parisian Night

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    The bohemian flair of the streets of Paris is coming to Morristown for a one night only event. On Thursday, April 2, the Artist Advisory Council of the Rose Center is hosting Merlot and Matisse, a cocktail party fundraiser to support the Rose Center’s programs as well as the preservation of the historic building, and the public is invited. “This will be a fun and unique evening,” said Peggy Brewer,

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  • ETC, WSCC to host auditions for ‘Lion King Jr.’

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Encore Theatrical Company and Walters State Community College are partnering to produce the Young Stars Series production of “The Lion King, Jr.” The Young Stars Series is designed to give students up through high school the opportunity to be a part of a full-staged theatrical production. Disney’s “The Lion King” has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now for the first time, Encore and Walters State will

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