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Volunteers Jane Johnson, left, and Chanda Parker Byrd help “Jay” pick out the perfect tie during the annual AM Rotary Shopping Spree held Dec. 17 at Wal-Mart at Crockett Square shopping center in Morristown.

Rotary AM takes 100 students on a shopping spree

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 11:36 am

Mark Hurst, Morristown AM Rotary Club president, was the go-to man at Wal-Mart at Crockett Square on Wednesday morning. With the exception of a few illnesses, nearly 100 students in Hamblen County Schools were excused from classes to fulfill Hurst’s year-long plan to have themselves a merry little Christmas. Beginning at 8 a.m., buses picked up students from half of the 10 schools involved in the club’s annual shopping spree

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Nick Lachey, host of NBC’s ‘The Sing-off,’ congratulates the Melodores, including West High grad Nikhil Ramaprasad, on winning.

West grad’s singing group wins NBC competition

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 11:33 am

The secret must be kept no longer. The Ramaprasads are free to tell the world that their son Nikhil, a West High grad and vocal percussionist for the Vanderbilt University A Capella singing group the Melodores, is a champion. Nikhil and the Melodores bested five other singing groups in a one-night only battle for $50,000 and a shiny microphone trophy on a special two-hour holiday edition of the NBC hit

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  • Traffic camera citations falling

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Monthly traffic citations issued by traffic cameras in Morristown have fallen by 55 percent since the new cameras on Highways 25E and 160 were installed in August, according to statistics made public Tuesday afternoon. The overwhelming majority of camera-generated citations issued in Morristown come from cameras on these thoroughfares. Morristown Police Chief Roger Overholt says camera-issued citations dropped from 4,306 in August to 1,918 in November, which is what he

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  • Knights of Columbus host special education student breakfast

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Morristown East High School students, from left, Tyrek Scott, Dallas McGhee, and Terrell Scott chat with Knights of Columbus members John Karwowski (Grand Knight) and John Cardone with Hamblen County Director of Schools Dr. Dale Lynch during their Knights annual breakfast with the school’s special education department on Tuesday.

    In a different take from the traditional carol, “Joy to the World, Breakfast has Come,” exclaimed one student as she made her way into the restaurant. Like their caroling peer, students from the Morristown East High School special education department piled into Shoney’s restaurant this morning to be treated to a breakfast in their honor by the Morristown Knights of Columbus. The breakfast has become an annual tradition between the

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No. 18 Lady Senators rout Gadsden State 99-46

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 10:54 am

HARRIMAN — Playing for the first time in a week, the 18th ranked Walters State Lady Senators were well rested and put together arguably their finest performance of the season Wednesday night in a 99-46 rout of Gadsden State on opening night of the Roane State Christmas Tournament. The Lady Senators held the Cardinals to 25 percent shooting and 42 points below their season average of 88 points per game,

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  • Tennessee Smokies coaching staff stays intact for 2015

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 10:45 am

    KODAK — The Chicago Cubs announced Wednesday afternoon their minor league coaching staff assignments for the upcoming 2015 campaign, with 2014 manager Buddy Bailey returning to the Tennessee Smokies, along with 2014 pitching coach Storm Davis, hitting coach Desi Wilson and trainer Shane Nelson. Guillermo Martinez also joins the Smokies’ 2015 field staff for his first season in Kodak as an assistant coach. This will mark the fifth season at

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  • Morristown East junior comes thorugh for ‘Canes

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Morristown East’s Aaron Smith goes up for a layup against Daniel Boone on Tuesday night.

    GRAY — Morristown East wasn’t able to shake Daniel Boone until late but they took a 65-48 victory on the road on Tuesday night. “We talked about it before the game that this is liable be a trap game,” East coach Ryan Collins said. “We are coming off a huge win Friday and we are coming up on a huge game with our rival on Friday and that it would

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Engagement Announcement

Posted on December 6, 2014 at 7:04 pm

Reece-Fillers Michael Frank Fillers II and Ashley Nicole Reece announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mike Reece and Vicki Reece of Morristown. She is the granddaughter of the late Kenneth and Lynnie Reece of Morristown, the late Charles “Buddy” Canter of Glade Springs, Virginia and the late June Keesee Canter of Chilhowie, Virginia. She graduated in 2003 from Morristown East High School. She is

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on December 4, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Housley-Potter Jeremy Potter and Jessica Housley announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Tony Housley and Betty Thomas. She is the granddaughter of Ronnie and Janice Housley, Paul King and Brenda King. She is a 2011 graduate of Morristown-Hamblen High School East. The groom-elect is the son of Perry and Paula Potter. He is the grandson of the late Ray Potter and Charlcie Marshall and

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  • Engagement Announcement

    Posted on November 22, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Harrison-Christian Wesley Brian Christian and Marsha Ann Harrison announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Phil and Dorothy Harrison of Sneedville. She is the granddaughter of the late T.J. (Tom) and Lucile Harrison and Leona Melton of Sneedville. She is employed by the Hancock County Board of Education. She is a second grade teacher at Hancock County Elementary School. The groom-elect is the son of

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Empty Movie Theater

At the Movies

Posted on December 12, 2014 at 7:56 am

Editor’s Note: To see movie trailers of selected videos, visit and click on Entertainment BIG HERO 6 A special bond develops between plus-sized inflatable robot, Bayman, and prodigy, Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to  form a band of high-tech heroes. Rated PG. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 11:35, 2:05, 4:30, 7:00 and 9:35. DUMB AND DUMBER TO Twenty years after

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  • FUM Chancel Choir to perform concert at FUMC Morristown

    Posted on December 6, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Memebrs of the First United Methodist Chancel Choir along with other musicians will be performing a concert in celebration of Advent Season at First United Methodist Church in Morristown Dec. 14

    First United Methodist Chancel Choir will be celebrating the Advent Season Sunday, Dec. 14 with a concert. The choir, under the direction of Ben Stapleton, will be joined by accompanist Bradley Jones and a brass and percussion ensemble. The ensemble will feature a mix of Knoxville Symphony musicians, including their principal trumpet player, as well as local and regional musicians. Services will be at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in

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  • Christmas season gets in full swing with a myriad of events

    Posted on November 28, 2014 at 11:41 am

    Now that thanks has been given, it’s time to look ahead to the most wonderful time of the year. There are plenty of Christmas themed activities that begin this weekend and continue until the Dec. 25holiday in the Lakeway Area: Nov. 28, 29, 30 and Dec. 5, 6, and 7 “A Christmas Carol, The Musical” Encore Theatrical Company will present a twist on the holiday classic at Walters State Community

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