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The Rev. Tony Buchanan, right, participates in the “Light Someone’s Life” ceremony along with United Way of Hamblen County Pacesetters chair Clark Rucker, Board of Directors president Chris Horn, Campaign chair Sam Grigsby, guest speaker Ted Hall and Loaned Executives chair Michele Green during this morning’s 2014 campaign kickoff breakfast.

Hamblen County United Way kicks off 2014 campaign

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 12:56 pm

From the moment he chose, with the help of his wife of 27 years, Leslie, the 2014 campaign theme, United Way of Hamblen County Campaign Chair Sam Grigsby knew he wanted a candlelight ceremony. So this morning in the fellowship hall of Manley Baptist Church in Morristown, after local television anchor Ted Hall’s very personal campaign kickoff speech and Grigsby’s announcement that fundraising to date has reached $454,947 (29 percent

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Lakeway Regional becoming part of Tennova

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 12:44 pm

At 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24, Lakeway Regional Hospital in Morristown will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony with refreshments and giveaways to celebrate the hospital becoming the newest member of the Tennova Healthcare system. “This partnership is good news for our patients and community,” said Clyde Wood, chief executive officer at LRH. “By joining the Tennova family, we are able to build upon our legacy of service in Hamblen County

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  • MPD to auction vehicles Saturday

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    The Morristown Police Department will hold  a seized vehicle auction Saturday morning, including the SUVs above.

    The Morristown Police Department will conduct a seized-vehicle auction on Saturday at the city impound lot on North Liberty Hill Road. The gates open for vehicle inspection at 8 a.m. The bidding starts at 10 a.m., and all vehicles will be sold at some price. Bidders must prequalify and all sales must be in cash or a cashier’s check. On the block will be 30 vehicles, one motorcycle, two small

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  • First Methodist dedicates community prayer garden

    Posted on September 15, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Attendees mill about following the community prayer garden dedication ceremony Sunday afternoon behind First United Methodist Church in Morristown.  The ceremony dedicated the space which was transformed from a former city roadway.

    An oasis officially opened in the center of Morristown Sunday, but flowers, rock and fountain didn’t rise overnight. In fact, the community prayer garden, located behind First United Methodist Church in Morristown was a decade in the making. In 2004, the church bought a former church building at the corner of West First North and Hills streets. However, the open road and traffic between the church and its new acquisition

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Sports

Morristown West’s Anna Thompson (24) defends against a Jefferson County attacker during Tuesday’s match.

West slips past JCHS in OT, 1-0

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Two halves of soccer were not enough to determine a winner in Tuesday’s soccer match between Jefferson County and West. The Lady Trojans needed an extra frame to pick up a 1-0 win over the Lady Patriots. After the two teams battled to a scoreless tie at the end of regulation, West picked up the dramatic win when Abby McGarel scored the winning goal with just more than five minutes

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  • CCHS, JCHS win D2-AAA golf team championships

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    The Cocke County boys and the Jefferson County girls each claimed District 2-AAA championships at the Country Club. Cocke County’ Alex Hutson, third from right, and Jefferson County’s Kelsey Haun, second from left, each claimed individual crowns as well.

    Monday’s District 2-AAA Tournament at The Country Club became a mirror image at the top of the leaderboard to last week’s Inter Mountain Conference Tournament held in Newport. The Jefferson County Lady Patriots and the Cocke County Fighting Cocks won the IMAC golf titles last week at Smoky Mountain Country Club, and they backed up their previous championships with district titles on an overcast day in Morristown. Jefferson County blew

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  • Freshmen ‘Canes dropped by Bearden in OT, 7-0

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Morristown East’s Joe Jackson (5) looks for open space during the freshman team’s 7-0 loss against Knox Bearden on Monday at Burke-Toney Stadium.

    Opportunities were there for the Morristown East freshmen football team, but squandered chances in the red zone cost the Hurricanes late. Bearden scored a touchdown in overtime to beat East 7-0 at Burke-Toney Stadium Monday night. “It was too many mistakes when we got into the red zone,” Morristown East coach Josh Bible said. “I feel like we left two or three scores on the field tonight, especially in overtime.

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Lifestyles

Engagement Announcements

Posted on September 13, 2014 at 6:43 pm

Cameron-Watson Tina Louise Cameron, daughter of Robert and Sarah Cameron of Rutledge, announces her engagement and forthcoming marriage to Darren Alex Watson, son of Lisa and Doug Setsor, Pete and Lori Watson, all of Rutledge. The bride-elect is a certified surgical technician who is employed by Morristown Regional Eye Center and Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. The groom-elect is a critical care registered nurse who is employed by UT Medical Center’s Neuro

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  • Reunions

    Posted on September 6, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Sunrise School The Sunrise School Reunion will be held Sunday Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. at Amis Chapel United Methodist Church off Carter’s Valley Road in Surgoinsville. A covered dish meal will beheld in the fellowship hall. All former students, faculty and family members are invited to attend. Attendees should take a covered dish. For more information, call 423-345-2824.   Massengil-Henson The Massengil-Henson family reunion will be held Sept. 14

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on August 30, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Johnson-Venturella The families of the bride and groom-elect announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of Kelsey Elyse Johnson and David Reed Venturella. The bride-elect is the daughter of Vince and Deborah Johnson of Morristown and the granddaughter of the late James Wayne and Clara Jane Humphreys of Greeneville and Muriel June and the late Clyde Wayne Johnson of Sneedville. Kelsey is a 2009 graduate of Morristown-Hamblen High School West and

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Entertainment

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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  • At the Movies

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 7:28 am

    AS ABOVE SO BELOW Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris, the eternal home to countless souls. When a team of explorers venture into the uncharted maze of bones, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead. Rated R. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 12:35, 2:55, 5:25, 7:50 and 10:15. Showing at CarmikeTown Crossing 8 in Greeneville at

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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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