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the tally board at 100 percent during the early morning hours on Wednesday at the United

United Way surpasses goal

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:45 pm

Retired banker’s hours aside, there is just one circumstance that could entice Sam Grigsby to climb a ladder, red marker in hand, on the morning before Thanksgiving. Goal! The chairman of the 2014 United Way of Hamblen County campaign donned a classy holiday sweater during the early hours of Nov. 26 and then officially breached the 100 percent line on the fundraising thermometer at the agency’s offices in Morristown. The

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Black Friday shopping starts Thursday

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:43 pm

While a number of Hamblen countians will prefer to snooze on either their own living room couch or a relative’s, local retailers will open their doors on Thanksgiving. This year again, Kmart will begin the holiday shopping at 6 a.m. on Thursday. The store will close at 5 p.m. and then repeat the process with additional door buster sales from 7 p.m. Thursday to 3 a.m. Friday. The doors will

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  • Area students shine in Junior Beta competition

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    West View Middle School students won first place for their Living Literature scene at the Tennessee Junior Beta Club Convention held Nov. 23-25 in Nashville. Students who participated were: Hadlee Banks, Blaine Robinson, Caitlin Grimaldi, Bailey Watkins, Haleigh Henry, Noah Martin, Dylan Issacs, Ryan Swanson, Andrew Lewis, Davy Ray, Juan Torres and Lauren Pell.

    Hamblen County Beta club students returned from Nashville this week with a plethora of awards from the Tennessee Junior Beta Club Convention held Nov. 23-25 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville. Beta Club students have the opportunity to compete in a variety of academic and talent competitions including language arts, math, speech, poetry, social studies, science and literature. More than 6,000 Tennessee students and 152 schools participated. The convention

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  • Holiday season kicks off with service

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Community musicians join the combined choirs of Morristown-Hamblen High Schools East and West to perform during the Community Thanksgiving Service held Tuesday evening at First Baptist Church in Morristown.

    From the moment the choir sang its first note of “Psalm 150,” the Community Thanksgiving Service held Nov. 25 at First Baptist Church Morristown was a testament to strength among numbers. The combined voices from Morristown Hamblen High Schools East and West choral departments, led in the song by West choral director Kathy Bowen and provided with strong piano accompaniment by Victor Thompson, set the tone for the evening. “What

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Extreme Team Sports, which consists of Extreme Team Wrestling and Extreme Team Volleyball, is a budding travel sports organization in Hamblen County. Pictured on the first row, from left, are Griffin Towsend, a third grade wrestler from White Pine School and Jaci Drinnon, a fifth grade volleyball player from Witt School. Back row, from left, are Extreme Team Sports founder and Extreme Team Wrestling coach Chuck Carter, Elijah Davis, an eight grade wrestler from Lincoln Heights, Extreme Team Wrestling assistant coach Chase Brunson, Extreme Team Volleyball coaches Donnie and Robin Vannoy and Katie Hickey, a junior volleyball player from Morristown East.

Extreme Team Sports becoming a force in wrestling and volleyball

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:22 pm

Most of us have heard of the old saying “taking lemons and making lemonade.” For coach Chuck Carter of Extreme Team Wrestling and Extreme Team Volleyball the “Zig Zag Principle” may be more applicable. Carter gives partial credit to a book entitled “The Zig Zag Principle” by Rich Christiansen for the creation of Extreme Team Wrestling and Volleyball. “The year 2010 marked the beginning of some tough years for me

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  • Two MYSA football teams qualify for Georgia tourney

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    The Morristown Youth Sports Association had a pair of football teams qualify for the Georgia Peach Tournament coming up on Dec. 6-7 through their play this past weekend in the Battle of Rocky Top tournament in Gatlinburg. Both teams, the Junior Division Eagles and the Peewee Division Eagles won the Battle of Rocky Top Tournament, and they were extended invitations Tuesday night to participate in the Georgia Peach Tournament, which

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  • No. 18 C-N Lady Eagles holds off Mars Hill

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Carson-Newman’s Whitney Kyle (20) shoots over a Mars Hill defender during Tuesday’s home basketball game at Holt Fieldhouse in Jefferson City. Kyle, a former Jefferson County standout, had 15 points in an 80-69 victory.

    JEFFERSON CITY — Carson-Newman thwarted a late-game comeback attempt from Mars Hill to stay perfect on the season. A dominating first half performance put the No. 18-ranked Lady Eagles too far ahead for the Lions to catch them, resulting in a 80-69 victory at Holt Fieldhouse Tuesday night. “You got to be happy getting the win and taking care of business at home,” C-N coach Mike Mincey said. “We were

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Engagement Announcement

Posted on November 22, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Harrison-Christian Wesley Brian Christian and Marsha Ann Harrison announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Phil and Dorothy Harrison of Sneedville. She is the granddaughter of the late T.J. (Tom) and Lucile Harrison and Leona Melton of Sneedville. She is employed by the Hancock County Board of Education. She is a second grade teacher at Hancock County Elementary School. The groom-elect is the son of

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  • Engagement Announcement

    Posted on November 8, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Morgan-Tustin Tonya Morgan and Richard Tustin announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Sandy and the late Don Peerman of White Pine. The groom-elect is the son of Doug and June Tustin of Pennsylvania. They will exchange vows Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Leadvale Baptist Church in White Pine. All family and friends are invited to attend.

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  • Engagements

    Posted on November 2, 2014 at 1:47 am

    Ott-Shockley Darlene Ott of Wears Valley and Galen Ott of Durand, Wisconsin along with Mr. and Mrs. David Shockley announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Andrea Ott and Adam Shockley. The bride-elect is the daughter of Darlene and Galen Ott. She is a graduate of Iowa State University. The groom-elect is the son of David and Sandra Shockley of Morristown. He is the grandson of the late

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Townspeople on stage during a rehearsal for Encore’s production of the Christmas classic “A Christmas Carol.” The play opens Friday, Nov. 28.

Encore’s ‘Christmas Carol’ debuts Friday

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 11:50 am

Encore Theatrical Company will open “A Christmas Carol,” the final show of its 2014 season, this weekend. The musical version of the holiday classic will open on Friday, Nov. 28 and play for two weekends on the Morristown campus of Walters State Community College. “It’s hard to believe that we are reaching the end of our eighth season,” said Drew Ogle, Encore’s managing director. “A big Christmas show like this

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  • C-N to host Christmas Tree Lighting Service

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Carson-Newman University will usher in the Christmas season with an outdoor Tree Lighting Service on Tuesday, Dec. 2. An enduring community tradition, the 6 p.m. event marks the beginning of the Advent season through song and candlelight. It is free and open to the public. “There is no greater news than the Good News of God’s grace and redemption through Jesus Christ,” said Dr. Jeremy Buckner, chair of the University’s

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Empty Movie Theater

    THE BEST OF ME A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown. Rated PG13. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 7:05 and 9:55. BEYOND THE LIGHTS A talented musician on the brink of super stardom struggles with the pressure of her new-found success. Rated PG13. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 11:40, 2:25,

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