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Dr. Michael Heskett and his wife, Marjorie, center, of Heskett Family Chiropractic accept the 2014 Small Business of the Year Award during the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards of Excellence held April 22 at Rose Center Prater Hall. Offering congratulations are from left, Jeff Cranford of major sponsor Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones PLLC and Chamber Chair Roni Snyder, along with from right, Donna Jarnagin of major sponsor Elevation Outdoor Advertising LLC and Lisa Thompson and Crystal Hunley of award sponsor AccuForce Staffing Services.

Chamber event proves good things come from small businesses

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 11:58 am

The 2014 Small Business Awards of Excellence, presented by the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday at Rose Center’s Prater Hall, paid homage to local family-owned businesses. It was not necessarily the intent of the Awards of Excellence program to do so; however, family-owned businesses won in three of six categories. Heskett Family Chiropractic was presented the 2014 Small Business of the Year Award by scoring the highest among

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West High recognized by national publications

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 11:52 am

Morristown-Hamblen West High has ranked among the top high schools in the state by a pair of national publications. The school is ranked 10th in the state by the Washington Post and 13th in the state by U.S. News and World Report. “I want to say kudos to the staff for their hard work and dedication and their commitment to excellence,” said West High School’s principal Jeff Moorhouse. “And to

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  • Vineyard hosting rally to protect river

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 11:50 am

    A rally is being held in opposition to the proposed revised water use permits for the U.S. Nitrogen facility in Greene County which would allow the company to pull water from the Nolichucky River, use it in its cooling process and return the treated water back to the river. Opponents of the plan will host a rally Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Nolichucky Vineyard, located downstream of the facility.

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  • West Elementary locked down as precaution

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    West Elementary School in Morristown was placed on temporary lockdown Tuesday afternoon after a shooting was reported on Gilbert Street, about two blocks away, authorities say. The suspect was taken into custody around 2:20 p.m., about 22 minutes after the shooting was reported and the lockdown was lifted. The suspect, who has not yet been conclusively identified, was not holding a firearm when he was arrested. Nobody was hit, and

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Sports

Jefferson County’s Allee West is tagged out at third by Morristown East’s Sara Dent (17) during Tuesday’s game at King Park. The Lady Hurricanes won 3-2.

East holds off Jefferson County 3-2

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 11:48 am

Battling for second place in the Inter Mountain Conference race and needing a win over rival Jefferson County in the worst way Tuesday evening, the Morristown East Lady Hurricanes came up with a two-run rally in the fourth inning and held off a late rally for a 3-2 win at King Park. Katelyn Davidson reached base as the leadoff hitter in both innings in which East plated runs, and the

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  • Tyndall faces uphill climb at UT

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Donnie Tyndall speaks after being introduced as Tennessee men’s basketball coach during a news conference Tuesday, in Knoxville. The former Southern Mississippi coach succeeds Cuonzo Martin, who resigned last week to take the coaching job at California.

    KNOXVILLE — Donnie Tyndall has won everywhere he has been in his head coaching career, winning at a high-level at both Southern Miss and Morehead State. But the job he has agreed to and inherited in Knoxville will be much tougher than those two jobs to turn around. Sure Tennessee is coming off of an incredible run to the Sweet Sixteen this season, but when you look at what the

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  • Bates perfect in 5-inning win

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Grainger pitcher Corey Bates winds up to deliver against Claiborne on Monday evening in New Tazewell. Bates finished with a perfect game in a 10-0 conference victory.

    NEW TAZEWELL- Grainger pitcher Corey Bates has now experienced what few baseball players at any level have ever known: a perfect game. The Grizzlies’ hurler didn’t allow a single Claiborne hitter to reach base in Monday’s 10-0 conference win in five innings. Bates was dominating on the mound as he struck out every batter he faced except for Zach King who flew out to left for the Bulldogs in the

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Lifestyles

Births

Posted on April 19, 2014 at 9:45 pm

Danica Mercedes Debbie Cameron and Eddie Cameron of Grainger County announce the birth of a daughter, Danica Mercedes, born March 31, 2014. She weighed 9 lbs., 13 oz. She is the sister of Kayla Cameron. She is the granddaughter of Mary Underwood and the late Tommie Underwood, Vena Mae Guy and Hollis Cameron.  Logen Blaine Rice Roy John Rice and Crystal Rice of Russellville announce the birth of a son,

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  • Engagement Announcement

    Posted on April 12, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Bible-NeSmith Barton and Ginger Bible of Talbott announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany Elizabeth Bible, of Talbott, to Jarrell DePree NeSmith of Russellville, Ala. The bride-elects is the granddaughter of Charlie and Virginia Odom of Morristown, Nancy Bible of Talbott, Darwin and the late Cindy Bible of New Market. She is a 2006 graduate of Morristown West High, a 2010 graduate of Tusculum College and 2014

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  • Birth Announcements

    Posted on April 5, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Mazie Grace Davis Eric and Diane Davis of Bean Station announce the birth of a daughter, Mazie Grace Davis, born March 28, 2014 at Lakeway Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs., 12 oz. She is the sister of Justin, Zachary, Lucas, Devan, Shane, Tyler, Brittany and Marlie.  Jackson Bowlin Brianna Adams and Christopher Bowlin of Morristown announce the birth of a son, Jackson Bowlin, born March 11, 2014 at Morristown-Hamblen

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Entertainment

The 10th annual Strawberry Festival promises to be the biggest and best in the event’s history, according to organizers.

10th annual Strawberry Festival promises virtual fortnight of fun

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 11:49 am

The 10th anniversary of the Morristown Strawberry Festival promises to be the biggest in the festival’s history, with two weeks’ worth of activities. The anniversary activities will conclude with the festival ending on Saturday, May 10. The festival will kick off with the Strawberry Queen Pageant on Tuesday, April 29. The pageant will be held at Cherokee Park at 7 p.m. and is presented by the Morristown Civitan Club. On

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  • East to host annual Spring Car Show

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Frankie Abel poses with his classic car at a 2011 car show. On Saturday, the Hamblen County Car Club will host a show at East High to benefit the Junior Car Club.

    Normally on the Saturday before Easter, things would be quiet at Morristown-Hamblen High School East in Morristown, since the students and staff take a long weekend break. Things will be anything but quiet tomorrow, however, thanks to the roar of competition car engines in the parking lot. The Spring Car Show to benefit the Jr. Hamblen County Car Club will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, featuring

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Empty Movie Theater

    A HAUNTED HOUSE 2 Having exorcised the demons of his ex, Malcolm is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. After moving into their dream home, however, Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events. Rated R. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 1:15, 3:30, 5:30, 7:50 and 10:20. Showing at Carmike Town Crossing 8 in Greeneville at 1:25, 3:45, 6:20 and 9:05.

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