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Industrial Board Chairman R. Jack Fishman presents his namesake Community Service Award to William T. Hale in recognition of his extraordinary level of commitment to the success of Hamblen County.

Hale wins Fishman Award

Posted on January 31, 2015 at 10:52 pm

Befitting his 55th year of participation in the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce annual meeting, Industrial Board Chairman R. Jack Fishman handed over his namesake award to an old friend. William T. Hale was named the recipient of the R. Jack Fishman Community Service Award, a commissioned work of art presented to an individual who has exhibited an extraordinary level of commitment to the success of Morristown and Hamblen County.

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Contemporary Christian music star Michael W. Smith, right, greets guests at Cornerstone.

Christian music star performs at Cornerstone

Posted on January 31, 2015 at 10:50 pm

Contemporary Christian artist Michael W. Smith thrilled a crowd of more than 600 people through song and spoken word during the fifth annual Truth and Treasures Banquet for Cornerstone Academy held Friday evening. Smith, who has more than 40 Dove Awards and three Grammys, performed some of his biggest hits including “Friends are Friends Forever” and “Worthy is the Lamb (Anges Dei)” “Draw Me Close” and added some of his

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  • Two injured in bonfire explosion

    Posted on January 31, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    Morristown businessman Raoul Rangel and a teen identified as his nephew suffered serious burns Saturday evening at a bonfire explosion at Rangel’s Bent Creek Road residence, authorities say. Rangel, the 46-year-old owner of @Work Personnel Services, and the teen were flown by medical helicopter to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. No information was available on their conditions by press time. “They probably put some gas on it

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  • Hamblen County’s Teachers of the Year named

    Posted on January 30, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Hamblen school officials congratulate the elementary teacher of the year, Jonathan Richardson. From left to right: Director of Schools Dale Lynch, Technology Supervisor Harold Jones, Assistant Director Hugh Clement, federal programs supervisor Kim Fox, school board member Clyde Kinder, teacher of the year, Jonathan Richardson, principal, Debra Dickenson, school board members Roger Greene and Carolyn Holt Clawson, Assistant Director Brenda Dean, finance supervisor Traci Antrican and Career and Technology Education supervisor, Mike Watson.

    Johnathan Richardson, Nick Darnell and Olivia Breeding have been announced as the system wide Hamblen County teachers of the year. Each year, every school in Hamblen County nominates one hard-working teacher for the teachers of the year program. Once these individuals are selected, the “top teacher” from each category, elementary, middle and high school, is determined by an outside party. This year, members of the Lincoln County Department of Education

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Sports

The Witt girls were the Hamblen County Elementary School Basketball Tournament champions after the tournament concluded Saturday at Manley Primary and Manley Intermediate School.

County Champions

Posted on January 31, 2015 at 10:30 pm

Alpha, Witt girls, Manley, John Hay boys reign supreme with Hamblen County elementary basketball tourney titles The 2014-15 Hamblen County Elementary Basketball Tournament wrapped up Saturday evening with Alpha taking first place on the girls’ side and the homestanding Manley Eagles winning the boys’ championship in the large school division. In the small school division, the John Hay boys and Witt girls took home the championships to cap off the

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  • WSCC opens baseball season today in South Carolina

    Posted on January 30, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Year two of the David Shelton era for the Walters State baseball team begins this afternoon with more than half of the 2015 squad either freshmen or newcomers to the program. With that youth, the Senators went through many growing pains in the fall schedule preparing for the actual games that count this spring, and through it all, Shelton has seen the hardest working group he has coached improve on

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  • East freshmen top West 44-33

    Posted on January 30, 2015 at 10:53 am

    The Morristown East and Morristown West freshmen basketball game Thursday night was the precursor for tonight’s big matchup between the varsity teams which is always a battle between Morristown’s two teams. In Thursday’s contest, the two teams fought hard before the Hurricanes emerged with a 44-33 win over the Trojans. East connected on nine three-pointers and was extremely stingy on defense against West, especially in the second half. East coach

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Lifestyles

Engagement Announcement

Posted on January 31, 2015 at 6:18 pm

Beltran-Ponzi Michael and Anne Ponzio of Morristown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their son, Anthony James Ponzio (Tony), to Joanne Marie Lopez Beltran, daughter of Angel Lopez Feliciano and Juanita Beltran Delgado of Humacao, Puerto Rico. The groom-elect is the grandson of the late James M. and Betty N. Davis of Seneca, South Carolina, and the late Joseph E. and Mae M. Ponzio of Gainesville, Florida. Tony is

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  • Engagements

    Posted on January 25, 2015 at 1:33 am

    Metzger-Geertsema Tom and Thelma (Rachel) Metzger of Morristown, announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Marie Metzger to Andre Geertsema, son of Arie and Gina Geertsema of Westminster, Colorado. The bride-elect graduated from Morristown West in 2009 and from Tennessee Tech with a bachelors of science in nursing in 2013. She is employed at Rose Medical Center in Denver, Colorado as a surgical nurse. The groom-elect graduated from Lexington Christian

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  • Anniversary

    Posted on January 17, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Livesay Clay and Stella (Wolfe) Livesay of Thorn Hill celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 at Cherokee Park in Morristown. The couple was married at Thorn Hill in 1940 where they raised their three daughters, Pat (Mills) of Waverly, Karen (Lynn) Ayers of Morristown and Sherri (Wade) Ransey of Thorn Hill. They have five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and countless nieces and nephews. They still reside in

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Entertainment

Empty Movie Theater

At the Movies

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 8:19 am

AMERICAN SNIPER Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle’s pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, though, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind. Rated R. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 12:25, 4:00, 7:10 and 10:20. Showing at CarmikeTown Crossing 8 in Greeneville at 12:40,

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  • Local wine trail benefits Smoky Mountains, breast cancer research, and black bears

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Funds Raised Will Exceed $175,000 Since Inception                   The local group of five wineries that make up the Rocky Top Wine Trail are about more than just great wines! Their support for local and national non-profit organizations has contributed greatly to preserving the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, efforts to eradicate breast cancer, and now include the rescuing of Appalachian bear cubs.                   2015 will be a milestone year for

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  • Conference to feature Appalachian music

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Appalatin, a band that combines the sounds of Appalachia and Latin America, will make its regional debut as part of Walters State’s Mildred Haun Conference Feb. 6-7.

    In Appalachia, music has always brought families together, passed down history and provided communion with the sacred. Music plays a staring role at Walters State’s Mildred Haun Conference. In addition to the ETSU Old Time Pride Band and a closing jam session, the conference is proud to sponsor the local debut of Appalatin, a group that combines the very traditional sounds of Appalachian music with high-energy Latin music, on Feb.

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