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Man killed in Grainger standoff identified

Posted on September 21, 2014 at 12:31 am

The identity of a man who was killed after a police chase and subsequent standoff, Thursday with multiple law enforcement agencies in Grainger and Claiborne counties has been released. Ricky Lynn Bunch Jr., 41, of Tazewell, had apparently stolen a relative’s car prior to the chase. The relative, whose identity was not released, reported his car stolen to the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy spotted Bunch, driving the allegedly

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Richie Chambers, 12, smiles from the co-pilot seat of Karen Hughes’ 1966 Mooney N2700W. The four-seater, three-propeller plane can reach speeds up to 200 mph.

Big turnout for EAA Fly-In

Posted on September 21, 2014 at 12:29 am

Hundreds of area aviation enthusiasts turned out Saturday for the annual EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Morristown Fly-In at the Moore-Murrell Airport in Morristown. “We broke a record this year with the number of attendees,” said pilot Karen Hughes. With the beautiful weather, kids and adults alike took advantage of the opportunity for flights over the Morristown area in a myriad of planes. A variety of World War II planes, four-seaters

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  • Trojans induct Hall of Fame members

    Posted on September 21, 2014 at 12:21 am

    West High School welcomed five new inductees into its Hall of Fame Friday. (From left to right) West High Vice Principal Tim Landefeld, Amy Carlyle-James, Judge Thomas R. “Skip” Frierson, Sgt. Randy Oler’s son, Zachery, Brumley Greene’s wife, Jane, Mark Workman and West High Principal Dr. Jeff Moorhouse.

    Five Morristown Hamblen High School West alumni were inducted into the Trojan Hall of Fame Friday afternoon. The inductees were: Judge Thomas R. “Skip” Frierson II, Brumley Greenlee, Amy Carlyle-James, Sgt. Randy Oler and Mark Workman. Frierson said he was deeply humbled. “It was the summer of 1972 when a very apprehensive freshman began his journey to Morristown West, coming up the sidewalk behind us, for band practice, carrying a

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  • County sets deadline for shelter contract

    Posted on September 19, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    County commissioners voted 10 to 3, with one abstention, to give the Morristown Hamblen Humane Society until Nov. 1 to sign a contract or lose funding from the county. Hamblen County Mayor Bill Brittain addressed the commission, stating that the humane society was making progress by addressing two issues during a special called meeting earlier Thursday. “The Humane Society Board met today and settled an issue on the ballot for

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Gabe Hubbard is seen here with a blue ribbon he won at the Special Olympics. Hubbard, who was born with cerebral palsy, could not play sports growing up, but he got the chance to play a game this past week in Morristown’s fall baseball league and recorded a hit and struck out a batter.

Hubbard shines in his moment on the diamond

Posted on September 21, 2014 at 12:11 am

For more than three decades, Gabe Hubbard, who was born with cerebral palsy, waited for his chance to play in a game he loves. On Tuesday night, he finally got his chance. Gabe grew up around the ballpark. His father, Darrell, coached Little League for 16 years and his brother, Daniel, played baseball for Gabe’s favorite school, Morristown East. However, CP kept Gabe from taking the diamond. After asking to

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  • East blanks Cherokee 43-0

    Posted on September 21, 2014 at 12:04 am


    ROGERSVILLE — Morristown East was in complete control Friday night at Big Red Valley, romping to a 43-0 victory and spoiling Cherokee’s Homecoming. Bryson Stephens scored three touchdowns and set up a fourth as the Hurricanes improved to 3-2 at the halfway point of the season and evened their Inter Mountain Conference slate at 1-1. The Chiefs slipped to 1-4 overall and 0-2 in the conference. Torie Walker was crowned

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  • West sweeps East for second time

    Posted on September 19, 2014 at 4:59 pm


    Morristown West finished off a season volleyball sweep of Morristown East Thursday night with another straight-set victory. The Lady Trojans had to come from behind for a hard-earned 25-23 win in the first game and then scored six straight points to break out of an 8-8 tie and went on to win 25-15 in the second. It was the same in game three as West snapped a 9-9 deadlock with

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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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