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Morristown-Hamblen Library Summer Reading participants, from left, Hailee Blanchard, Sophia Rasnic, Eli Rasnic and Harrison Kate Blanchard prepare to read books donated by HC*EXCELL and the Morristown Rotary Club AM  with volunteers and library hosts Mary Moffat, Vanda Murphy, Brittany Long, Shelly Shopshire and Eva Thompson. The program begins this coming Saturday with activities scattered through June.

Library kicks off summer reading program

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 11:42 am

Behind every hero is the story of how they became one. This year’s Morristown-Hamblen Library Summer Reading Program is all about heroes both in literature and real life and their stories. The program runs Saturday, May 30 through July 11 at the library on 417 W. Main Street in Morristown. Children ages 0-12 can be registered now through the program. Shelly Shopshire of the library said the program helps young

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Hawkins officials try to sort out details of alleged high-speed feud

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 11:38 am

Hawkins County authorities are attempting to decipher a case of he said, she said and a high speed case of road rage and bumper cars that occurred on Memorial Day on McLean Hill Road in Rogersville. Deputy Kenny W. Lunsford Jr. responded to a call from a Jodi McLain, Beech Creek Road, Rogersville, who said people were trying to kill him as he was driving down Beech Creek Road. “McLain

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  • Western Estates water service cut off

    Posted on May 28, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Water service was disconnected Wednesday morning by Morristown Utility Systems for two master meters at Western Estates, which serves 80-plus customers in the Liberty Hill Mobile Home Park. The park is operated by Susan Nerland and her son, Lance Nerland. “Following a brief disconnect last week, Mr. Nerland provided a partial payment and we agreed to extend service until end of day Tuesday, at which time the balance of over

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  • Elected officials help put finishing touches on 58th Lakeway Habitat for Humanity home

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Landscaping was completed for the home of Farrah King on Friday afternoon during the “Officials Work Day.” The home was built by King along with volunteers through the Lakeway Habitat for Humanity.

    The Lakeway Habitat for Humanity hosted two events on Friday to raise awareness in the community and celebrate the near completion of their most recent build. The home of Farrah King, the newest Habitat homeowner, was decorated and dedicated throughout the day as a part of the “Elected Officials Work Day.” “It is a part of a Tennessee Housing Development Agency grant that we have elected officials come out, meet

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Sports

A dissappointed Walters State baseball team walks off of Sam Suplizio Field after their first loss at the JUCO World Series to Northwest Florida on Wednesday night. The Senators will play Chattahoochee Valley today at 5 p.m. ET in an elimination game.

No. 2 WSCC drops first game of JUCO World Series to No. 14 Northwest Florida 10-7

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 11:32 am

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Fourteenth ranked Northwest Florida State kept heir hot bats warm in the early going and got just enough pitching to hold off second ranked Walters State 10-7 on Wednesday night in front of 8,969 fans at Sam Suplizio Field in a battle of the last two unbeaten teams in the JUCO World Series. The Raiders belted four home runs and scored in each of the first

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  • Sportscenter Top Ten catch helps Smokies prevail

    Posted on May 28, 2015 at 11:29 am

    KODAK—Smokies left fielder Jacob Hannemann saved the game with an incredible catch in the top of the 12th inning Wednesday night, which allowed Kyle Schwarber the opportuntity to smack a single to right field to score Elliot Soto in the 13th to give the Smokies a 3-2 walkoff victory over Mobile. With the victory, the Smokies are now 25-21 in the first half, good enough for second place in the

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  • Bringing the Boom: Senators bringing the long ball back to JUCO

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Walters State coach David Shelton speaks with his players during their game against McLennan.

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The Walters State baseball team has long been known as squad that is very potent on offense, especially with the long ball. But with the introduction of the BBCOR bats in 2011 to help protect pitchers safety and also to make the bats more like wooden ones, offensive numbers around the country in college baseball dropped significantly. That was no different at Walters State, where they

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Lifestyles

Birth Announcements

Posted on May 23, 2015 at 5:19 pm

Leslie and Donald Sutton of Bybee announce the birth of a son, Jacob Nathaniel Sutton, born March 19, 2015 at UT Medical Center.  He weighed 9 lbs. 4oz.  He is the brother of Levi Sutton. He is the grandson of Joe and Laura Gibson, Peggy Sutton and the late Jeffery Sutton.   Valene and Luis Aquilar of Morristown announce the birth of a daughter, Izabella Sofia Aquilar, born May 19,

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on May 16, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Carpenter-Gossett Ronnie and Rebecca Carpenter of Morristown announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Tiffany Breanna Jean Carpenter, to Justin Tyler Gossett, son of David and Melissa Gossett of Morristown. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Donald Carpenter and the late Martha Henson of Morristown, the late Dewey Russell of Morristown and the late Cecilia Russell of Powell. She is a 2013 graduate of Morristown-Faith Christian Academy. She attends New

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on May 9, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Daugherty-Young Danny and Patricia Young announce the engagement and forth-coming marriage of their son, Nathaniel Brock Young, to Kendra Elise Daugherty, daughter of Kevin and Janella Daugherty, all of Morristown. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Roy Sr. and Christene Marsh of Tazewell and Abraham and the late Elizabeth Daugherty of Tazewell. She is a 2009 graduate of Morristown West High School and a 2014 graduate of East Tennessee State

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At the Movies

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 8:27 am

ALOHA   A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and reconnects with a long-ago lover while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him. Rated PG13. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 in Morristown at 11:45, 2:20, 5:05, 7:40 and 10:15. Showing at Towne Crossing 8 in Greeneville at 12:55, 3:35, 6:55 and 9:25. AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON When Tony Stark tries

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  • Whitewater rafting season kicks off

    Posted on May 15, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Whitewater rafting on the Pigeon River kicked off officially on Wednesday. Members of the Pigeon River Permit Association, representatives of Duke Energy, and Cocke County officials discussed to new season during a meeting at Waterville. Daniel Sutton, president of the Pigeon River Permitees Association, said his group has been concerned that the rafting fees are not being used to market tourism. Currently, the collected fees go into the county’s general

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  • Morristown Theatre Guild to hold 24-hour film festival in June

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 11:06 am

    The Morristown Theatre Guild is striving to get involved with the ever advancing world of technology through its latest competition idea, a 24-hour film festival. Creative director Joe Powell explained that many communities and schools have been hosting similar events for years. “We wanted to expand the idea of acting and performance and creating more than what can be created on stage,” he said. “It’s all a part of the

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