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U.S. Bank opens Morristown branch

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 12:41 pm

In addition to finding a bargain price on New York Strip steaks during the opening day of the newly built Food City at Masengill Springs on Wednesday, shoppers were introduced to a retail grocery concept new to Morristown — banking. U.S. Bank hosted a grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration at its new branch that is located inside the Food City building. “U.S. Bank is looking forward to serving customers

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Man accused of scamming elderly woman out of $75,000

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 12:45 pm

A habitual Morristown scofflaw with a three-page rap sheet was jailed again Wednesday for his alleged most elaborate charged offense to date, authorities say. Joshua Dan Calfee, 35, was charged with fraud-related theft over $60,000, but the actual amount he allegedly swindled from a 71-year-old Morristown woman tops $75,000, according to Detective Lt. Vicki Arnold with the Morristown Police Department. Arnold said this morning she believes the woman’s “mental and

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  • Shelter places 42 animals with rescues

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    With the animal shelter over capacity with approximately 200 animals, 42 have already been saved by going to rescues, according to interim director Nancy Phillips. During a Morristown Hamblen Humane Society meeting Monday, President Dr. Daniel Parks said the shelter was over capacity. “We’re getting into parvo season and we’ve already had two cases,” he said. “We need to institute a program immediately to start moving them out. Phillips said

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  • Ebola forum held in Knoxville

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    A veritable who’s who of experts in emergency medicine and infectious diseases gathered in Knoxville Tuesday evening for the East Tennessee Health Forum on Ebola. During the 90-minute forum, held at the Knoxville Convention Center and moderated by talk radio personality Hallerin Hilton Hill, local medical experts fielded questions that had been emailed in prior to the forum and those from the audience. The 17-member panel consisted of representatives from

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Sports

JCHS

JCHS returns home to topple Toppers; host region championship Thursday

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 12:21 pm

DANDRIDGE — Home couldn’t have been any sweeter for the Jefferson County Lady Patriots as they returned to LeRoy Shannon Field and defeated Science Hill 4-0 to gain their first Class AAA sectional berth in the school’s history. “You don’t come in here and think that you are going to beat a team like Science Hill 4-0,” Jefferson County coach Shawn Way said. “It’s a testament to the girls that

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  • Flyin’ High: Lady Eagles win 8th straight

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Tusculum

    GREENEVILLE — Tusculum College picked up its first game against Carson-Newman this season, but couldn’t take the match. The Lady Eagles set a new school record with their 14th South Atlantic Conference win of the season, beating the Pioneers 3-1 (25-20, 19-25, 25-19 and 25-18) at Pioneer Arena. It was the eighth straight win for the Lady Eagles (19-4, 14-1 SAC). “I think these girls, especially the seniors, were excited

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  • West freshman downed 31-6 by South Doyle

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Morristown West’s Matthew Hayes (42) and John Foreback (7) couldn’t provide enough fire power for the freshman Trojans as they were defeated 31-6 by the South Doyle Cherokees on Monday at Burke-Toney Stadium.

    South Doyle romped to a 31-6 freshman football victory over Morristown West on Monday night at Burke-Toney Stadium. The Cherokees built a 25-0 lead at the half and coasted to the victory. J’Kobe and Ahmadd Hardin led South Doyle by combining for 270 yards and J’Kobe scored three touchdowns as the Pioneers improved to 6-1 for the season. The Trojans, now 6-3 for the season, had lots of scoring opportunities

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Lifestyles

Engagement Announcements

Posted on October 18, 2014 at 9:39 pm

Yount-Campbell Andrea Michelle Yount and Joshua Tyler Campbell were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Sept. 7, 2014 at the Snyder Farm in Georgetown, Kentucky. The officiating minister was Nicolas Coleman, cousin of the groom. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Yount of Morristown. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Paul Yount and the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl A. Roberts, all

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  • Anniversary

    Posted on October 11, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Davis Ralph and Marie (Rebie) Davis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise party and vow renewal ceremony at the cabin on Clinch River Aug. 16, 2014, hosted by their children. Ralph and Marie were married Aug. 24, 1964 by the Rev. Herman Davidson at his tobacco barn. To this union were born three children, Gail Marie Robertson, Connie Renee Mitchell (Tim) and Allendale Davis. They were also blessed

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  • Trent partners with UT on Emerald Ash Borer infected tree

    Posted on October 4, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Trent's Tree Service

    Ask David Self and he will tell you the signs aren’t easy to notice until it’s too late. The invasive species, known as the Emerald Ash Borer is continuing to wreak havoc and kill Ash trees in the Lakeway Area. Self’s lone ash tree that had been freestanding in his backyard for more than 30 years was just another victim. But the red flags and indicators of the bug’s presence

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Entertainment

Lakeway Area chock-a-block with weekend events

Posted on October 3, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Even with the date change, the Battle of Morristown football game is just the tipping point of activities that will convene this weekend in the Lakeway Area.   Friday   First United Methodist Men’s group will have a Fish Fry from 5:15 until 8 p.m. inside the community room of the Morristown church. The fish served will be Alaskan Pollack, along with sides of cole slaw and baked potatoes, a

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on October 3, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Empty Movie Theater

    A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a known drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife. Rated R. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 9:30. ALEXANDER & THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY Alexander wakes up with gum in his hair and things just get worse as his day progresses. Rated PG. Showing at Carmike Cinemas

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  • Encore’s Young Stars to present “Aladdin”

    Posted on October 2, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    After playing to sold out houses with “The Little Mermaid” in 2012 and “Beauty and the Beast” in 2013, the Encore Theatrical Company Young Stars are back with another Disney classic live on stage. In a special co-production with Walters State Community College, Encore will open “Aladdin” this weekend at the Walters State campus in Morristown. With a cast of 41 actors ranging in age from 8 to 18, this

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