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The Thomas Amis House was recently approved by the 2014 Holston Annual Conference as United Methodist Historic Site No. 498. The site will be dedicated April 18.

Amis Mill to be named historic site

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 11:48 am

Bishop Francis Asbury, one of the first two bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States and credited for spreading Methodism in America, visited the historic Hawkins County home of Thomas Amis on four separate occasions in April and May of 1790. The Thomas Amis House was recently approved by the 2014 Holston Annual Conference as United Methodist Historic Site No. 498. On Saturday, April 18, the Thomas

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Paroled murderer Imus accused of child rape

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 11:46 am

A Cocke County man, on parole for a Jefferson County murder, was recently taken into custody on a charge of rape of a child. Willie Ray Imus, 55, Meckler Way, Newport, was charged by Cocke County Detective Robert Thornton. The officer said Imus opened his home to several boys who played video games on his Xbox on several occasions in January. Evidence indicates Imus took a 12-year-old to his bedroom

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  • MUS: EPA coal crack down could result in higher power bills

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 11:45 am

    The commission overseeing Morristown Utility Systems is studying the effect of the Environmental Protection Agency on the local electric consumer — an effect that will be evident on his or her October MUS bill. “On a national level, EPA, through clean air regulations, is forcing a shutdown of coal generation and the shifting of generation to natural gas and renewables such as wind and solar,” MUS General Manager Jody Wigington

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  • Event previews Autism Awareness Month

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Cherokee Park hosted an Autism Awareness event Saturday, complete with a balloon release, as a preview for the month of April, which is dedicated to Autism Awareness.

    Saturday at Cherokee Park in Morristown, the Jackson family hosted an event in preparation for the arrival of April, Autism Awareness Month, with games, dances, a fun walk and a balloon release. The day was held in honor of Addyson Jackson, daughter of Miranda and Jeremy, who was diagnosed with autism at 2-years-old. However, Miranda said the event was also in honor of other families with autism in their lives

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University of Tennessee men’s basketball coach Rick Barnes speaks with the media during his introductory press conference on Monday inside Pratt Pavilion.

Rick Barnes named 20th men’s basketball coach at UT

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 10:12 am

KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee introduced former Texas coach Rick Barnes Tuesday as the Volunteers new men’s basketball coach at a press conference held inside Pratt Pavilion adjacent to Thompson-Boling Arena. Barnes agreed to a six-year contract worth $2.25 million per year, with nearly $700,000 in incentives available based on postseason success. The buyout for both Barnes and UT is $1 million per year left on the contract. Barnes

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  • Connelly powers Morristown West past South-Doyle 14-4

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Morristown West’s Chase Connelly had a successful day at the plate against South-Doyle on Tuesday.

    Sometimes the power of one is enough, whether it be one swing or one person. That was the case for Morristown West on Tuesday as senior catcher Chase Connelly helped the Trojans top South-Doyle 14-4 in six innings. While it was the Trojan’s Calvin Smith that ended the game with an unconventional walk-off three-run home run to stop the game due to the ten run rule, it was Connelly that

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  • Ex-Texas coach Rick Barnes to hang hat at Tennessee

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee introduced former Texas coach Rick Barnes Tuesday as the Volunteers new men’s basketball coach at a press conference held inside Pratt Pavilion adjacent to Thompson-Boling Arena. Barnes agreed to a six-year contract worth $2.25 million per year, with nearly $700,000 in incentives available based on postseason success. The buyout for both Barnes and UT is $1 million per year left on the contract. Barnes

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    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 2:55 pm

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Birth Announcements

Posted on March 28, 2015 at 5:40 pm

Kimberly Hinton and Nick Dalton of Morristown announce the birth of a son, Kaden Shaun Dalton, born March 3, 2015 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. He weighed 6 lbs. 14 oz. He is the brother of Desiree Dalton and Emma Dalton. He is the grandson of John and Teena Willis and Donald and Shirley Hinton. Michelle Gorrell and Jeff Wilkes of Newport announce the birth of a daughter, Skylar Rayann Wilkes,

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  • Parks and Rec plans an Easter to Remember

    Posted on March 21, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    It’s an Easter 
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    Spring is in full swing and that means it’s time for Easter fun with the city of Morristown Parks and Recreation Department. First, the Parks and Rec will offer Pictures with the Easter Bunny on March 23 and 24 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Morristown. The Easter Bunny is taking time out of his busy schedule for pictures in the park from 4 to 7 p.m. Each group

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  • Skill on display at inaugural East High Talent Show

    Posted on March 21, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Kipling Evans and Emma Andrews received first place in the inaugural East High Talent Show for their rendition of “Halo” by Beyonce.

      Just two weeks after orchestrating the magnificent “Musical Revue,” a joint undertaking by the advanced choirs of Morristown East and West High, Choir Director Brandon Moore pushed the envelope with an endeavor not seen at the home of the Hurricanes for decades long past: an inaugural Talent Show. After wearisome delays in the auditioning process thanks to the recent “snowpocalypse,” the eager young talents of East High were itching

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Entertainment

Country Tonite announces celebrity concert series

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 10:25 am

Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge has announced its celebrity concert series for 2015. The series kicks off on Saturday, May 23 with The Oak Ridge Boys appearing for shows at 3 and 8 p.m. Tickets for the show are $39.95 plus tax. The lineup continues with: • Chubby Checker on Friday, June 12. • Shenandoah featuring Marty Raybon on Friday, July 3. • Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan on

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  • Rose Center to host Parisian Night

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    The bohemian flair of the streets of Paris is coming to Morristown for a one night only event. On Thursday, April 2, the Artist Advisory Council of the Rose Center is hosting Merlot and Matisse, a cocktail party fundraiser to support the Rose Center’s programs as well as the preservation of the historic building, and the public is invited. “This will be a fun and unique evening,” said Peggy Brewer,

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  • ETC, WSCC to host auditions for ‘Lion King Jr.’

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Encore Theatrical Company and Walters State Community College are partnering to produce the Young Stars Series production of “The Lion King, Jr.” The Young Stars Series is designed to give students up through high school the opportunity to be a part of a full-staged theatrical production. Disney’s “The Lion King” has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now for the first time, Encore and Walters State will

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