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Morristown teen Jonathan Fluker hopes the community will vote for him to help him receive a wheelchair-accessible van during a month-long contest for National Mobility Awareness Month, which ends May 31.

Votes for Jonathan: Cancer-stricken student needs support

Posted on May 6, 2015 at 11:46 am

Prior to August 2009, Jonathan Fluker of Morristown was like every other boy his age — going to school, church and hanging out with his friends. Then he was diagnosed with a peripheral nerve sheath tumor. Determined not to let the cancer define him, Jonathan rallied his faith and using the support of family and his community, he fought the cancer and won, being declared cancer free. When the cancer

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From left newly elected, and re-elected, Morristown City Council members Tommy Pedigo, Mayor Gary Chesney, Ken Smith and Chris Bivens celebrate their victories Tuesday night.

Chesney wins four-man mayor race

Posted on May 6, 2015 at 11:42 am

After months of campaigning, the end came relatively swiftly Tuesday night inside the Hamblen County Courthouse. When the early voting numbers were released about 10 minutes after the polls closed, the four man race to be Morristown mayor was essentially over. Traditionally, early voting is a strong indicator for the rest of the race and former council member Gary Chesney had a nearly 200 vote lead and 41 percent of

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  • Pedigo, Smith and Bivens win respective City Council races

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 11:40 am

    It was a night for impressive wins. Morritown City Council member Chris Bivens cruised to a 9 percentage point victory over challenger Dennis Wheeler on Tuesday to win his second term to represent Ward 4. Tommy Pedigo and Ken Smith won their at-large council races by more substantial margins against their opponents, Ventrus Norfolk and Gene Brooks. Ward 4 councilmember Dennis Alvis was unopposed. The four winners and new mayor

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  • Morristown Election results-final

    Posted on May 5, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Mayor: Danny Thomas 770 – 29.19% Gary Chesney 1098 – 41.62% Louis ‘Doe’ Jarvis 498 – 18.12% Gary Hardin 290 – 10.99% Council at large Gene Brooks 801 – 31.90% Ken Smith 1704 – 67.86% City council at large Ventrus Norfolk 945 – 38.95% Tommy Pedigo 1473 – 60.72% Ward 2 Chris Bivens 1348 -54.31% Dennis Wheeler 1127 – 45.41%   Total votes cast: 2,664

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Morristown West’s Parker Ashford, left, and Rachael Ramsey, right, won the District 2-AAA tennis individual titles Tuesday at Frank Lorino Park.

West’s Ashford, Ramsey claim D2-AAA individual tennis titles

Posted on May 6, 2015 at 10:59 am

Parker Ashford had a lot on his mind as he took the court at Frank Lorino Park in the District 2-AAA boys singles final Tuesday. His grandfather, Howell Ashford, had passed away Tuesday morning and the senior Morristown West tennis standout had him in his thoughts as he played through the semifinal match to get to the final against Jefferson County’s Jacob Lindsey. Ashford was able to battle through, winning

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  • C-N’s Mincey adds two more to signing class

    Posted on May 6, 2015 at 10:55 am

    JEFFERSON CITY — Carson-Newman women’s basketball coach Mike Mincey announced the signing of a pair of Tennessee guards to the program Tuesday afternoon. Ashton Wykle and Briana Smith will join a Lady Eagle team that is returning the majority of their roster from an NCAA Tournament team. “We feel extremely fortunate to get two quality guards in the late signing period,” Mincey said. “Both of these players will add depth

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  • Chris Logan uses two headers to help Morristown East get 2-1 win over Jefferson County

    Posted on May 5, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Morristown East senior striker Chris Logan (7) soars above the Jefferson County defense to knock a header during the teams match-up on Monday.

    DANDRIDGE — East head coach James Kelley has watched his team go from overcoming a rough spot in the middle of the season to now advancing in the District 2-AAA soccer tournament winner’s bracket. That was made possible Monday night when the fifth-seeded Hurricanes picked up a big 2-1 road victory over the number four seeded Jefferson County Patriots. With the victory, East moves on to play Sevier County Wednesday

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Herrin to speak in honor of National Historic Preservation Month

Posted on May 4, 2015 at 1:33 pm

Dr. Roberta T. Herrin will speak in honor of National Historic Preservation Month on Tuesday May 5. Herrin will be the guest speaker of the Morristown Cemetery Restoration and Preservation Committee during a special lunch at the Rose Center Community Room in Morristown. Lunch will be served at noon for $7 and Herrin will speak at 12:30 p.m. Herrin is chair of the Department of Appalachian Studies and director of

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  • Birthdays

    Posted on April 25, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Sofie Brin Mullins turned 1-year-old on March 29, 2015. She celebrated at home with a Baby Minnie Mouse party surrounded by her family and friends. She attends Union Missionary Baptist Church. Sofie is the daughter of Calvin and Wendy Mullins of Thorn Hill. She is the granddaughter of Flip and Sharlene Mullins of Sneedville and Wendell and Jenny Singleton of Thorn Hill.   Alianna Romero Valdez celebrated her 3rd birthday

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  • East Tennessee names endangered heritage sites

    Posted on April 18, 2015 at 11:05 pm

      Each year the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance (ETPA) presents a list of endangered heritage sites. These places are irreplaceable assets to both their respective communities and our entire region. The preservation of these structures matters for many reasons. Historic places evoke strong memories and provide community identity. They make individuals part of a collective continuum of human experience, linking people to the past and to future generations. Sometimes these

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Morristown Theatre Guild to hold 24-hour film festival in June

Posted on May 6, 2015 at 11:06 am

The Morristown Theatre Guild is striving to get involved with the ever advancing world of technology through its latest competition idea, a 24-hour film festival. Creative director Joe Powell explained that many communities and schools have been hosting similar events for years. “We wanted to expand the idea of acting and performance and creating more than what can be created on stage,” he said. “It’s all a part of the

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  • Strawberry Fest events scheduled Tuesday

    Posted on May 4, 2015 at 11:58 am

    The Morristown Strawberry Festival continues on Tuesday with two big activities at Fred Miller Park. The Morristown Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring the Strawberry Toss Cornhole Tournament at 6 p.m. The entry fee for the tournament is $20 per team (teams are made of two people) with the format of the tournament being double elimination with buy back in option of $10. Interested people can register to enter the

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  • Rose Center Exhibit featuring Latino artist opens tonight

    Posted on May 1, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Latino art exhibit

    As part of its Latino Lakeway Celebration, Rose Center has installed a new exhibit titled “Latin Fusion.” The exhibit features five Latin American artists with work in a wide range of styles. At the opening reception Friday, May 1 at 7 p.m., guests will be able to sample a variety of Latin American foods and listen to Latin music. “Latin Fusion” brings together Rafael Casco, Delia Flores and Helio Flores,

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