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Walter Perry, state director of the Small Business Administration, on Friday explained the reasons for presenting the Tennessee Exporter of the Year Award to Miller Recycling LLC of Newport.

Miller recycling honored with SBA award

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 12:13 pm

A small family-owned Newport recycler was presented with the Small Business Administration Tennessee Exporter of the Year Award Friday. SBA State Director Walter Perry gave the award to Dallas Miller and his son Tim, of Miller Recycling, LLC. The firm was nominated for the award by Larry Rossini, Regional Director of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center. Tim Miller said the firm has been in business for 15 years and

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Rama debuts MRI safe pacemaker

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 12:10 pm

In May, Morristown cardiologist Dr. Sunil Ramaprasad became the first physician in Tennessee is install a new pacemaker that is FDA-approved for use with MRI machines. The device, the Entovis ProMRI system is the first pacemaker in the United States that has been demonstrated to pose no hazards when used in an MRI environment under specific conditions of use. The patient, 84-year-old Inez Cardone, is doing well. Ramaprasad explained that

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  • Man accused of beating child

    Posted on September 29, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    A Morristown man who allegedly injured his live-in girlfriend’s 4-year-old son at the Ashton View Apartments early this morning was jailed for child abuse and neglect and child endangerment, authorities say. Rufus Junior Johnson, 26, allegedly inflicted wounds on the child’s lower back and side while he was babysitting, according to Detective Lt. Vicki Arnold. The child also had a profusely bleeding cut to his head that Johnson attributed to

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  • MacDermid Printing introduces new technology to Morristown plant

    Posted on September 27, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    MacDermid Printing Solutions Vice President and General Manager Timothy Gotsick, wielding scissors, celebrates the new D Line at the Morristown facility on Sept. 26, along with company officials and Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman Veronica “Roni” Snyder, second from right.

    Hamblen County is home to a print industry game changer, thanks to a global company’s testimonial to local workers: a dollars investment of tens of millions. MacDermid Printing Solutions officially celebrated operations of the new D Line at its Morristown facility on Sept. 26 with a flourish of scissors by Tim Gotsick, company vice president and general manager. The new product is marketed as LUX In-the-Plate and is a photopolymer

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The Morristown West girls cross country team won the team title at the 23rd annual Bristol Cross Saturday in Bristol. Makenzie Jones, second from left, was the individual winner, breaking her own course record.

Jones, West win at Bristol Cross

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 11:17 am

BRISTOL — The Morristown West Lady Trojans cross country team rebounded from a fourth place finish at last week’s Valkyrie Invitational in Kentucky with a win this weekend at the 23rd annual Bristol Cross at Steele Creek Park. Makenzie Jones raced to the individual win as well, posting a course-record time of 18:25 to lead West to a team total of 27 points. Science Hill was second at 61, followed

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  • Lady Senators qualify for Region X Tournament

    Posted on September 29, 2014 at 11:13 am

    A year after finishing second in the NJCAA Region X Tournament in their first-ever appearance, the Walters State Lady Senators volleyball team is guaranteed a return to the regionals this season. The Lady Senators hosted Georgia Northwestern Technical College Sunday afternoon in a Region X Tournament qualifying game, and they quickly turned it into a rout inside ‘Z’ Buda Gymnasium. WSCC middle hitter Whitley Starnes proved to be nearly unstoppable

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  • Despite loss, UT’s Hurd shines

    Posted on September 27, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Georgia running back Todd Gurley (3) tries to break free from Tennessee defensive back Brian Randolph (37) Saturday. Gurley finished with a career-high 208 yards on 28 carries in Georgia’s 35-32 victory in Athens.

    ATHENS, Ga. – When Jalen Hurd was signed by the Tennessee Volunteers, he brought a great deal of promise with him to Knoxville. Saturday’s performance against Georgia showed why. In his first start against an SEC team, Hurd proved to be a hard man to bring down. He carried the ball 24 times for 119 yards and a score as well as recording 19 receiving yards. But it was not

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Engagement Announcements

Posted on September 27, 2014 at 6:36 pm

Collins-Cope Hannah Sidney-Nicole Collins and Cruz Colton Cope announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Clarnece and Elsia Collins of Morristown. She is the granddaughter of Martha Ely and the late James Rashic of Sneedville and Leona and the late Gease Collins of Sneedville. She is a graduate of Morrisotwn East High and Tusculum College. She is employed by Lakeway Regional Hospital as a human

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on September 20, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Walker-Wilson Caitlan Brooke Walker and Dustin Allen Wilson announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Terry and Connie Walker of Bean Station. She is the mother of Kylor Walker. She is the granddaughter of Doris Diamond and the late John Diamond of Bean Station and Kyle and Peggy Walker of Bean Station. She graduated from Grainger High School and Tennessee School of Beauty, Knoxville. She

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  • Chamber and Tribune present Business Showcase

    Posted on September 20, 2014 at 7:59 pm


    A steady stream of men and women dressed in business attire, and some utilizing a more casual theme, used the Fellowship Hall entrance at First Baptist Church in Morristown on Thursday to visit the 2014 Business Showcase presented by the Citizen Tribune and the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce. Smiling from their booth located just inside the doors were Teresa Trent, branch manager, and Roy Ogle, mortgage lender, with ORNL

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At the Movies

Posted on September 26, 2014 at 8:04 am

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 11:55, 2:35, 5:15, 7:55 and 10:35. Showing at CarmikeTown Crossing 8 in Greeneville at 1:05, 4:15, 7:25 and 10:05. THE BOXTROLLS 3D A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to

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  • In August company: Encore crew shines in Osage County

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    When Encore Theatrical Company opens its production of “August: Osage County” tonight, Tracy Lett’s vision of a dark tragicomedy will come to dusky light via a stage that symbolizes family dysfunction and a cast that embodies it. The story is based on an unexpected family reunion caused by the disappearance of the Weston family patriarch. The play itself is the most awarded show of the century. Portraying the role of

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  • Theatre Guild to host auditions for “Rex’s Exes”

    Posted on August 30, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    The Morristown Theatre Guild will hold auditions from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15-16 at Rose Center for the Southern-fried comedy “Rex’s Exes,” the sequel to “Red Velvet Cake War” staged by the Guild in 2013. Performances of “Rex’s Exes will be Nov. 14-23. The Verdeen cousins — Gaynelle, Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette — have wild new adventures as Gaynelle’s surprise 50th Birthday Party sees the return

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