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Morristown Fire Department’s newest vehicle is in service and ready for use by crew members Rodney Norton, Nathan Best and Marty Bryant.

MFD debuts new fire truck

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 11:54 am

The Morristown Fire Department added a new member to its fleet in the form of a fire engine pumper. This addition is a product of the “equipment replacement program” for the MFD according to deputy fire Chief Gary Ryan. The program, implemented by city administrator Tony Cox and the Morristown City Council, is designed to provide the funds to replace old machinery and vehicles. “Some of our engines are nearing

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Lawson: Case does not appear to be connected to Sliger murder

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 11:49 am

Four Hawkins County residents were arrested Wednesday morning following a police chase involving the Rogersville Police Department, Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee Highway Patrol and Kingsport Police Department. The case was very similar to that of a home invasion Monday which resulted in the murder of Margaret Jack Sliger of Mooresburg. Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson issued a report after Wednesday’s arrest saying that although the home invasion was similar

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  • Alleged hacker awaiting trial imprisoned for third violation

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Three strikes and he’s in. That was the marijuana-related story for accused Morristown computer hacker Timothy Justen French following a status hearing in federal court in Chicago Wednesday afternoon. An unwillingness to stop smoking marijuana while on pretrial release cost French his freedom, according to court documents. French, who is in his early 20s and the self-described leader of the NullCrew cyber-attack group, escaped with warnings the first two times

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  • Lawson: Suspects in custody “do not appear to be connected” to Sliger murder

    Posted on May 20, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson reported Wednesday afternoon that his office had been called in to assist the Rogersville Police Department in searching for a suspect in a home invasion that occurred inside the city limits. “(Rogersville Police) Chief (Doug) Nelson and I coordinated with the Tennessee Highway Patrol to utilize the use of two helicopters and the Kingsport City Police K-9 Unit, due to the suspect fleeing the scene,”

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The Walters State Senators take time for a team picture after their East Central District Championship win against Chattanooga State on Saturday, May 16. The Senators will start their next leg to a NJCAA National Championship on Saturday when they play Delgado in Grand Junction, Colo.

No. 2 Senators open JUCO World Series play Saturday

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 10:41 am

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — After a long day of travel on Wednesday followed by a bus ride into Grand Junction on Thursday just in time for team pictures and a stop at the 15th annual Free JUCO Clinic, the second ranked Walters State Senators are ready to get down to business at the Alpine Bank JUCO World Series. The Senators (54-10) will open play in the tournament Saturday afternoon at

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  • Lady Trojans grab two second place finishes at TSSAA track meet

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Morristown West’s Hannah Beth Moorhouse  placed second in the high jump during the TSSAA State Tournament on Thursday in Murfreesboro.

    MURFREESBORO — Morristown West and Jefferson County girls scored 16 points each in the TSSAA Class AAA Track Meet at Middle Tennessee State University Thursday afternoon. That total was good enough for a three-way tie for 13th with White Station and far behind winning Whitehaven which scored 84 points. Brentwood was second with 69½. East had only one athlete competing and scored three, the same as Cherokee. It was a

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  • Senators in ninth at halfway point of NJCAA Nationals

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 10:23 am

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — The Walters State golf team shot one stroke higher in the second round than they did in the opening round of the NJCAA Division II National Golf Championship Wednesday afternoon on the Lake Course at Goose Pond Colony, and it cost them a spot on the leaderboard. The Senators finished the afternoon with a team score of 4-over par 292 for the day, which brings their two-day

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    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 2:55 pm


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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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  • Herrin to speak in honor of National Historic Preservation Month

    Posted on May 4, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Dr. Roberta T. Herrin will speak in honor of National Historic Preservation Month on Tuesday May 5. Herrin will be the guest speaker of the Morristown Cemetery Restoration and Preservation Committee during a special lunch at the Rose Center Community Room in Morristown. Lunch will be served at noon for $7 and Herrin will speak at 12:30 p.m. Herrin is chair of the Department of Appalachian Studies and director of

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At the Movies

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 8:47 am

AGE OF ADELINE A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After years of a solitary life, she meets a man for whom it might be worth losing her immortality. Rated PG13. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 in Morristown at 4:35 and 10:00. AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON 3D When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry

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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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