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U.S. Army captain Ryan Gallion, third from left, and father-in-law Jack Kennerly were presented with locally made quilts through the Quilts of Valor Foundation Sunday at Manley Baptist Church. Pictured from left, Kathy and Brooke Gallion, Ryan’s wife and daughter, Ryan Gallion, Jack Kennerly and wife, Geraldine.

Kennerly, Gallion honored by Quilts of Valor

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 11:42 am

Six years ago, U.S. Army captain Ryan Gallion surprised his family by returning home from Iraq early. This year, his family was able to surprise him with a gift of their own. Both Gallion and father-in-law Jack Kennerly, retired pilot of the U.S. Navy, received Quilts of Valor Sunday inside a Christmas-adorned Manley Baptist Church. Family and friends were in attendance to share in the emotional afternoon. “(Ryan) thinks that

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Changes coming to 911 phone charges

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 11:36 am

The monthly 911 telephone surcharge, which will account for more than two-thirds of the Hamblen County 911 budget, will be a uniform $1.16 per telephone beginning Jan. 1, 2015, officials announced this morning. Currently, the charge for landlines at private residences is $1.50 per month, half the charge of business phone lines, according to 911 Director Eric Carpenter. The monthly surcharge for cellphones is $1. Carpenter says surcharge revenues have

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  • Man loses possessions in home fire

    Posted on December 22, 2014 at 11:35 am

    A Hamblen County man lost all his possessions in a catastrophic trailer fire on Tom Treece Road Sunday afternoon, authorities say. The identity of the man was not available at press time. Officials with the North Hamblen County Volunteer Fire Department, the primary agency, were unavailable for comment. The fire victim is a German man who moved to Morristown with the now-shuttered Berg Profiles, according to Deputy Lt. Chad Mullins

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  • Organization provides wounded Marine Bradley Walker with new home

    Posted on December 20, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    The American flag is raised at the new home of Marine Sgt. Bradley Walker in Dandridge. Walker, who lost his legs in an IED attack in Iraq was provided the home by the non-profit Homes For Our Troops.

    DANDRIDGE — An injured Marine received an early present on Saturday; a home for the holidays. Marine Sgt. Bradley Walker, who was injured in Iraq in 2006 became the latest recipient of a new custom built home from national non-profit Homes For Our Troops. For the third year in a row, the organization has built specially adapted homes mortgage-free for severely injured veterans across the nation between Veteran’s Day and

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Sports

Carson-Newman signs nine players for softball

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 10:27 am

JEFFERSON CITY — Carson-Newman head softball coach Vickee Kazee-Hollifield has announced the signing of nine student athletes during the early signing period. Kazee-Hollifield signed pitcher Nicole Blackburn, outfielder Lexie Needham, catcher Cheyenne Boles, outfielder Lilia Torchio, third baseman Shon Jordan, infielder Ashlyn Cooper, infielder Janelle Benzick, Madison Floyd and Maria Zepeda. Nicole Blackburn is a pitcher from Carter High School in Knoxville, Tenn. Her junior year, she helped Carter to

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  • Lady Vols throttle No. 7 Stanford 59-40

    Posted on December 20, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    UT’s Bashaara Graves (12) goes up against a Stanford defender on Saturday during the Lady Vols big victory inside Thompson-Boling Arena.

    KNOXVILLE — Defense had been the difference for the 11th ranked Tennessee Lady Vols in their four-game winning streak after dropping two in a row, and that trend continued Saturday afternoon against seventh ranked Stanford. The Lady Vols took an early 8-0 lead, never trailed and played hard-nosed defense for 40 minutes in a 59-40 blowout of the Cardinal in front of 13,056 fans at Thompson-Boling Arena to snap a

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  • WSCC’s Gardner inducted into GCAA Hall of Fame

    Posted on December 20, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) recently inducted five coaches into the 2014 Hall of Fame class. The group included Steve Condon, Richard Poe, Whitey Skoog, O.D. Vincent and Walters State golf coach Bill Gardner. Additionally, Tim Huet was honored for his contributions to college golf. The honorees were feted at a banquet on December 8 in Las Vegas. Gardner is the first golf coach

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Lifestyles

Engagement Announcements

Posted on December 20, 2014 at 6:23 pm

Dean-Darnell David and Brenda Dean of Russellville and Melody and Steve Waits of Greeneville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jacqueline (Jackie) Dean, to Landon Darnell. The bride-elect is the mother of Addison Marie. She is the granddaughter of Nancy Dean and the late Kenneth Dean of Greeneville and Kyle and Joan Harris of Greeneville. She is a 2009 graduate of West Greene High School. She is

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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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Entertainment

Tai Chi instructor Nancy Holder demonstrates a move being followed by, from left, Beverly Beddingfield, Ann Krance, Elenore Patrick and Jim Perdue.

Senior Center to offer Tai Chi

Posted on December 20, 2014 at 6:37 pm

The Senior Citizens Center, Inc. in Morristown will once again offer Tai Chi classes beginning Tuesday, Jan. 6 and Thursday, Jan. 8. Both classes will run from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and will continue weekly. This gentle exercise program is suitable for anyone and can be adapted to any level of fitness. There is even a seated modification that can be practiced if standing is difficult or not possible. Participants

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  • Rose Center to host New Year’s Eve Celebration

    Posted on December 20, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Rose Center in Morristown will host its fourth annual New Year’s Eve celebration with the Al Curtis Orchestra performing. The evening will be hosted by the Rose Center Council for the Arts beginning at 9 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 31, the evening will feature live music, food and fun to ring in 2015. “This is a great way to spend this special holiday,” said Executive Director Drew Ogle. There will be

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  • WSCC Smoky Mountains Expo Center announces January events

    Posted on December 20, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Walters State Community College’s Great Smoky Mountains Expo Center is offering several events in January. Lakeway Amateur Radio Club: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 3. Admission is $8. Contact Gloria Pritikin at 865-674-7884 for more information. Hamblen County Car Club’s Winter Angel Expo Car Show: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 17 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 18. Admission is $5 for ages 12

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