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Representing the Pacesetter companies for the 2014 United Way of Hamblen County campaign are from left, Kristy Lacey, Morristown Utility Systems; Clark Rucker, Pacesetters chairman; Clyde Wood, Lakeway Regional Hospital; Amye Hamilton, Belk and Chris Horn, Citizens Bank.

United Way gearing up for 2014 campaign

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 11:29 am

“Lets go — we’re gonna get it done!” was the directive from 2014 United Way of Hamblen County Chairman Sam Grigsby at the campaign’s inaugural gathering on July 31. Grigsby welcomed campaign cabinet members, loaned executives and representatives of Pacesetter companies to a luncheon and training sessions at Manley Baptist Church in Morristown, a longtime supporter of the United Way. The meeting focused on encouraging the volunteer executives who will

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Claiborne oxycodone kingpin gets 12 years

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 11:27 am

The Claiborne County oxycodone kingpin who established the business model many dozen Lakeway Area residents would adopt was sentenced to 12-and-a-half-years in federal prison on Thursday, far less time than other conspiracy leaders in the region, according to court documents. How Kevin Trent Bussell, who headed and financed trips to Florida pain-management clinics for a group of pill seekers, wound up with the 150-month prison term is not clear. His

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  • Early voting ends Saturday

    Posted on August 1, 2014 at 11:26 am

    The last day to cast an early vote for the August election is Saturday. So far, Hamblen County has had the second highest decrease in voter turnout in the state, compared to the 2010 general election, in the entire state. In fact, across the state, counties have seen 33,877 more voters than in 2010. As of Thursday night, only 7.66 percent of Hamblen County’s 31,573 active voters have cast their

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  • Sales Tax Holiday kicks off Friday

    Posted on July 31, 2014 at 11:54 am

    This will be the weekend to stock up on school supplies as Tax Free Weekend kicks off Friday at 12:01 a.m. Tennessee’s Sales Tax Holiday runs through 11:59 p.m. Sunday and residents can save money on tax-free purchases that include certain clothing, school and art supplies and computers. Items include clothing and school and art supplies with a price of $100 or less per item and computers with a price

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WSCC golf named academic national champs

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 10:47 am

NORMAN, Okla. — The 2013-14 season was a huge success for the Walters State Senators golf team, both on and off the golf course. The latest honor for the WSCC team came this week when they were named as the NJCAA Division II Academic National Champion by the Golf Coaches Association of America. This was the first Team Academic title for Walters State. WSCC was one of six schools in

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  • Cardinals cool off red-hot Astros 4-1

    Posted on August 1, 2014 at 10:47 am

    GREENEVILLE — Greeneville had their chances, but in the end, two scoring failures doomed their fate in a 4-1 loss against visiting Johnson City on Thursday night at Pioneer Park at Tusculum College. The Astros loaded the bases late, but failed to get any momentum. They also had runners on second and third with less than two outs, but also squandered the moment. With the loss, the Astros dip to

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  • Eagles return to Detroit in week two

    Posted on July 31, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Carson-Newman’s Steven Isom eludes a Wayne State defender during last season’s game at Burke-Tarr Stadium in Jefferson City. Carson-Newman will travel to Detroit in week two of the 2014 season for a rematch with Wayne State on Saturday, Sept. 13.

    Editor’s Note: This is the second in a 10-part series breaking down each of Carson-Newman football’s opponents for the 2014 season. This feature breaks down the Eagles’ week two contest – Sept. 13 at Wayne State. JEFFERSON CITY — Carson-Newman will make its second trip to Detroit, Mich. to face off with the Warriors. Last year, the Eagles knocked down WSU 55-28 in Burke-Tarr Stadium, but back in 1994, the

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Belk seeks child models for Kidfest

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Belk has announced its bi-annual Kidfest activities will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9, from noon to 3 p.m. at all locations. Activities include runway fashion shows featuring local children as models wearing Belk’s latest fashion trends and styles for kids. The 2014 Kidfest is encouraging kids to get healthy and active, and the day will include sports games and an obstacle course. Other activities and entertainment will include refreshments,

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on July 26, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Reynolds-Wilder Jennifer Reynolds and Jon Wilder of Greeneville announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Bobby and Eileene Reynolds of Afton. She is the granddaughter of the late Bob and Esther Reynolds and late Bob and Gerline Crumley. She is a graduate of Chuckey-Doak High School in Afton and Walters State Community College. She is employed with Keep Greene Beautiful and she is leadership director

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  • Giving Back: Carson-Newman players help Food on Foot

    Posted on July 26, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Carson Newman

    For the more than 360 children waiting in line to sign-up for the annual Tennessee Food on Foot backpack giveaway, their patience was rewarded with an extra treat as the Carson-Newman University football team took over the non-profit. Almost 20 players from the team volunteered their time on Wednesday to help register the kids, pass out food bags, sign autographs and play with the kids. This year made for the

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At the Movies

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 8:16 am

AND SO IT GOES ON A self-centered realtor enlists the help of his neighbor when he’s suddenly left in charge of the granddaughter he never knew existed until his estranged son drops her off at his home. Rated PG13. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 12:20, 3:00, 5:30 and 8:30. BEGIN AGAIN Gretta and her long-time boyfriend, Dave, are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for

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  • Rose Center Summer Players to present “A Wrinkle in Time”

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    The cast of “A Wrinkle in Time” takes a break from rehearsals for the show that will open at 7 p.m. July 24. The Rose Center Summer Players production will continue July 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. and July 26 and 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 and are available by calling 423-586-9260.

    The annual production of the Rose Center Summer Players will delve into the strange and unknown with its 2014 show, “A Wrinkle in Time, based on Madeleine L’Engle’s classic book. The story presents a trio of young friends who journey across time and space on a rescue mission for their father, with the help of some very unusual characters who are much more than they seem to be. The characters

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  • Wallen to perform in Sneedville

    Posted on July 24, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Morgan Wallen will perform Saturday evening at the Clinch River Market in Sneedville at 7. He will sign autographs prior to the show.

    Morgan Wallen, a Hancock County native and contestant on this year’s season of NBC’s “The Voice,” will perform and meet with fans Saturday in Sneedville. Wallen, who is currently working in the studio on an album, will be at the Clinch River Market in Sneedville, at 127 Tazewell Highway Saturday. Wallen will perform at 7 p.m. but is scheduled to meet and great with fans from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30

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