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Road crews work on the Highway 25E interchange at Crockett Square, which is now fully open. August sales tax numbers in Morristown received a 7.5 percent jump year-to-year, a fact city officials attribute to the improved access through the work zone.

Opening of full 25E interchange behind sales tax jump

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 11:50 am

Sales-tax collections rose 7.5 percent in August on year-to-year basis, but the substantial uptick could be more reclamation than expansion, a city official said Tuesday. Larry Clark, Morristown administrative services director says, retail sales by new and existing businesses probably aren’t large enough to account for such a large increase. What’s more likely, Clark says, is improved road conditions on Highway 25E have resulted in shoppers return to Morristown’s sales-tax

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State approves Lakeway’s request to discontinue OB unit

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 11:48 am

Earlier this year, Lakeway Regional Hospital filed an application for a Certificate of Need allowing it to discontinue obstetrical services at the hospital. In August, the Tennessee Health Services Developmental Agency approved the application. The 16-bed OB unit will be redistributed to general medical-surgical beds. The 135-licensed bed status will not change. At the time the CON application was announced, LRH officials said the decision to discontinue delivering babies was

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  • Newport officer charged with domestic assault

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 11:47 am

    A Newport police officer was arrested Sunday morning by local authorities after he allegedly threatened his wife on Saturday. Cocke County Sheriff Armando Fontes released information regarding the arrest Monday, saying he and Newport Chief of Police Maurice Shults made the arrest of patrolman Travis Gorrell, 38, Brookview Drive, Newport, at 12:15 a.m. Sunday. Shults said the officer currently is on suspension without pay. The warrant in the case was

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  • Golf carts destroyed in New Market blaze

    Posted on September 22, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    New Market Volunteer firefighters put water on a burning storage shed at Lost Creek Golf Course Sunday night.

    A total of 42 golf carts and the shed in which they were stored were a total loss after a fire broke out Sunday evening at the Lost Creek Golf Course in New Market. A motorist spotted the blaze at 8:15 p.m., according to Captain Sammy Solomon of the New Market Volunteer Fire and Rescue Team. “We were on the scene within five minutes, but the building was fully involved

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Morristown West’s Jasmine Williams (right) had a career-night as she helped the Lady Trojans defeat South Greene at Michael R. Reed Gymnasium on Monday night.

Lady Trojans defeat South Greene 3-1

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 10:57 am

Morristown West racked up a big volleyball victory Monday afternoon at Michael R. Reed Gymnasium, knocking off Class A power South Greene, 3-1. The Lady Trojans dropped the first game 25-22 before coming from behind to capture a 25-17 decision in the second. West captured a 25-21 win in the third game before rolling to a 25-16 triumph in game four. Jasmine Williams powered the Lady Trojans with a career-high

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  • Messer, three others from IMAC state bound

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 10:54 am

    KINGSPORT — As Tate Messer’s lips curved around his teeth to form a smile, his eyes told a different story. The Cocke County senior capped off an emotional week, in which he learned of his grandfather’s passing by shooting a 71 at Cattails in Kingsport, which qualified him to participate in the state tournament next week. “My whole goal today was to play for him and to make him proud,”

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  • Grainger’s Long races to big win in Louisville

    Posted on September 22, 2014 at 3:26 pm


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Grainger High School senior Zach Long raced to a first place finish in the Southern Division of the 58th annual Trinity/Valkyrie Invitational cross country race Saturday at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park in Louisville. Long, who is ranked No. 1 in the state in all classifications combined and 42nd in the nation, eclipsed his personal record by 12 seconds, finishing the 5K course in a time of

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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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  • 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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At the Movies

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 10:22 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, 2:50, 5:25, 8:00 and 10:40. Showing at Carmike Town Crossing 8 in Greeneville at 12:30, 3:35, 6:35 and 9:25. AS ABOVE SO BELOW Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris,

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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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