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NASCAR legend Rusty Wallace holds the bow as dealership General Manager Greg VonCannon cuts the ribbon Wednesday, celebrating the renovation of Rusty Wallace Toyota.  The Chamber of Commerce sponsored event featured representatives from Toyota, local suppliers, dealership employees and chamber volunteers.

Wallace helps celebrate Toyota dealership’s ribbon cutting

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 11:54 am

Normally a crowd as large as the one gathered at Rusty Wallace Toyota on Wednesday would have salesmen going into a frenzy, but the atmosphere was instead casual and celebratory. The dealership hosted a grand re-opening and ribbon cutting in fine fashion with the Morristown Chamber of Commerce, fellow Toyota employees and its customers, celebrating the end of an 18-month remodel. “Our goal is to be the No. 1 dealer

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Thunderstorms blast Lakeway Area

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 11:50 am

A series of strong thunderstorms passed through East Tennessee Wednesday afternoon and evening, generating tornado warnings, strong winds, hail and heavy rain. Meteorologist Jerry Hevrdeys, with the National Weather Service office in Morristown, said .71 inches of rain was recorded at the weather office with the system. During the storms, the NWS received reports of one-inch hail five miles southwest of Tazewell and trees down in Claiborne, Cocke, Greene and

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  • Teen dies in Hawkins crash

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 11:49 am

    A 19-year-old Kingsport man was killed early Thursday morning after he was ejected from his vehicle, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers. Trooper Jeremy Shelton said Justin R. Stallard’s vehicle was travelling on Big Elm Road in Mount Carmel around 2:51 a.m. when his vehicle left the road and struck and embankment near Tranbarger Road. Shelton said Stallard was ejected when the vehicle rolled over, and Stallard was not wearing

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  • West’s Tan earns perfect score

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 11:54 am

    West High senior Martin Tan scored a perfect 36 on the A.C.T. test.

    One Morristown West High School senior was on his way out of the country when he received the news he had earned an elusive perfect score on his A.C.T. Martin Tan was on his way to Canada for vacation with his family when the long trip took its toll and he decided to check the web. When he first looked at the A.C.T. page, he thought the score at the

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Sports

Grainger opens season Friday vs. Union County

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 10:21 am

RUTLEDGE — Coach Chad Tate and his Grainger Grizzlies open the 2014 season with a lot of new faces but with a high level of excitement. The Grizzlies will host Union County in the season opener Friday night at Grizzlies Stadium at 7:30 p.m., and Tate said his team is ready to hit someone else after a long preseason. “It will be a tough one for us as Union County

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  • Schultz named C-N volleyball assistant

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 10:20 am

    JEFFERSON CITY — Former Carson-Newman volleyball player Emily Schultz has been named Director of Alumni Relations and Volunteer Assistant Coach by Carson-Newman coach Dan Ahiers. The Atlanta, Ga. native has been busy with her responsibilities thus far as she has helped to organize an alumni event on August 30 following a scrimmage against Lee University. On top of an alumni match, the players will host a barbeque. “As Director of

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  • East opens season with 4-2 victory

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Morristown East’s Carissa Dennison, center, battles a pair of Elizabethton defenders on a corner kick during Tuesday’s soccer match at Frank Lorino Park. Dennison scored a goal on a header on the play in the Lady Hurricanes 4-2 win over the Lady Cyclones.

    It was a lightning strike that made the difference in a battle of meteorological phenomena Tuesday night at Frank Lorino Park. After building a 2-nil lead at the half, the Morristown East Lady Hurricanes saw the Lady Cyclones of Elizabethton cut the lead to a single goal only minutes into the second period. With an equalizer in the sight, the Lady Cyclones appeared the fresher squad, earning better chances and

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Lifestyles

Engagement Announcements

Posted on August 16, 2014 at 7:37 pm

Hosman-Yount Mr. and Mrs. Allyn Hosman of Morristown announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Elizabeth Hosman, to Brian Lynn Yount, son of Earl and Geneva Yount, also of Morristown. The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Morristown West High School and a 2011 graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in Journalism and Electronic Media. The groom-elect is a 2004 graduate of Morristown West High School and

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  • Engagement Anouncements

    Posted on August 9, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Bryant-Cantley Mr. and Mrs. Keith Bryant of Johnson City announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Ashley, to Mr. Richard Jordan Cantley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rutherford of Knoxville and Mr. Gene Cantley of Corryton. The bride-elect is a 2011 graduate of the University of Tennessee, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences, with a concentration in Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology. She

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  • Wedding Announcements

    Posted on August 2, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Houts-Montgomery Jenna Anne Houts and Adam Newton Montgomery were united in marriage May 10, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in Villa Santa Cruz, Todas Santos, Baja California sur Mexico. The ceremony was officiated by Daniel Cooper, cousin of the bride. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Don Houts of Cardiff by the Sea, California and the granddaughter of Sam Stawisky and the late Lillian Stawisky of Los Angeles,

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Entertainment

Crockett celebration on Sunday highlights busy weekend

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 11:58 am

The weather forecast of clear skies and mild temperatures will make for a perfect weekend for folks to check out some of the many activities buzzing about the Lakeway Area this weekend.   Friday   The Morristown Parks and Recreation Department will continue its Summer Jam Concert Series tonight at Fred Miller Park at 7 p.m. Christian alternative/ hard rock band Encounter Eternal will headline the concert. The band aims

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on August 15, 2014 at 8:14 am

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    EXPENDABLES 3 Barney and his team, known as “The Expendables,” come into conflict with ruthless arms dealer Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables’ co-founder, who is determined to destroy the team. Rated PG-13. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, 10:20 and 11:50. Showing at CarmikeTown Crossing 8 in Greeneville at 12:00, 3:15, 6:25 and 9:35. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAZY 3D After stealing a mysterious orb in

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  • Jefferson County Fair starts tonight

    Posted on August 14, 2014 at 11:48 am

    The rides are up, the animals are in place and the neon glow of the midway is ready to shine for the first night of the 71stannual Jefferson County Fair. Gates open at 5 p.m. each night with $12 per person admission. Children 3 and under are free. Admission includes all carnival rides and entertainment. It does not include pony rides. Tonight’s opening features the Little Mr. pageant and Tennessee

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