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Eric McKinney

McKinney finding niche in fashion and literary photography

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 12:40 pm

For years while working in marketing, photography was a hobby for Morristown-native Eric McKinney. “I’ve had a camera in my hand since I was 6 or 7,” he said. For McKinney, taking pictures of family gatherings and trips was a way “to hold onto the memories.” Eventually he branched out from photographing family gatherings. He worked on the yearbook staff at Morristown-Hamblen High School East. While attending college at Carson-Newman

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Humane Society board elects new officers

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 12:11 pm

The new board of directors for the Morristown Hamblen Humane Society has hit the ground running. During a meeting Monday night, they elected Dr. Daniel Parks as their new president, Susan Widener as their vice president, Bette Crawford as recording secretary, Diane Lovejoy as corresponding secretary and Sonya Shipley as treasurer. Nancy Phillips was named interim director of the shelter until a permanent director can be found, and will begin

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  • Main Street director: Downtown development a priority for state

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Nancy Williams, Tennessee Main Street program director, and Todd Barman, independent consultant, discuss Morristown’s downtown economic development at the I.D.E.A. (Ignite Downtown Economic Action) forum at the Morristown City Center.

    Downtown economic development is a priority to the state, according to Nancy Williams, Tennessee Main Street program director, who hosted an I.D.E.A. (Ignite Downtown Economic Action) forum recently at the Morristown City Center. “They do realize that our downtowns are important and that they face some really tough issues,” Williams said. The IDEA forum was a listening session Williams said, and she brought with her Todd Barman, who has a

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  • Morristown recognized as a leading member of national initiative to advance fast, affordable, reliable Internet

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    SANTA MONICA– Monday, Morristown was featured in the launch of Next Century Cities, a bipartisan, city-to-city initiative dedicated to ensuring the availability of next-generation broadband Internet for all communities. “Ne(xt) Century Cities is an important foundation providing a stage for cities to share areas of success and promote municipal broadband to other cities striving to control their own future,” said Gary Chesney, city councilmember. In response to complaints on increasing

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Sports

Morristown West’s Matthew Hayes (42) and John Foreback (7) couldn’t provide enough fire power for the freshman Trojans as they were defeated 31-6 by the South Doyle Cherokees on Monday at Burke-Toney Stadium.

West freshman downed 31-6 by South Doyle

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 11:15 am

South Doyle romped to a 31-6 freshman football victory over Morristown West on Monday night at Burke-Toney Stadium. The Cherokees built a 25-0 lead at the half and coasted to the victory. J’Kobe and Ahmadd Hardin led South Doyle by combining for 270 yards and J’Kobe scored three touchdowns as the Pioneers improved to 6-1 for the season. The Trojans, now 6-3 for the season, had lots of scoring opportunities

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  • C-N volleyball looks for season sweep vs Tusculum

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 11:10 am

    JEFFERSON CITY — The last time the Carson-Newman Lady Eagles defeated the Tusculum Lady Pioneers twice in a season was also the last time Carson-Newman finished higher in the standings than its oldest rival. C-N will go for the season sweep tonight when they trek to Greeneville to take on Tusculum beginning at 7 p.m. inside Pioneer Arena. Back in 2009 was the previous time the Eagles (18-4, 13-1 SAC)

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  • East Ridge boys finish seventh at state cross country championship meet

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    East Ridge

    The East Ridge boys cross country team finished seventh at the Tennessee Middle School State Championship Meet this weekend at Victor Ashe Park in Knoxville. The Bears also had two runners finish as All-State performers, as Layne Atkins, second from left, and Mason Johns, far right, placed ninth and 12th place overall. West View’s boys and girls both finished 11th in the team standings, while the East Ridge girls finished

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Lifestyles

Engagement Announcements

Posted on October 18, 2014 at 9:39 pm

Yount-Campbell Andrea Michelle Yount and Joshua Tyler Campbell were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Sept. 7, 2014 at the Snyder Farm in Georgetown, Kentucky. The officiating minister was Nicolas Coleman, cousin of the groom. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Yount of Morristown. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Paul Yount and the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl A. Roberts, all

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  • Anniversary

    Posted on October 11, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Davis Ralph and Marie (Rebie) Davis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise party and vow renewal ceremony at the cabin on Clinch River Aug. 16, 2014, hosted by their children. Ralph and Marie were married Aug. 24, 1964 by the Rev. Herman Davidson at his tobacco barn. To this union were born three children, Gail Marie Robertson, Connie Renee Mitchell (Tim) and Allendale Davis. They were also blessed

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  • Trent partners with UT on Emerald Ash Borer infected tree

    Posted on October 4, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Trent's Tree Service

    Ask David Self and he will tell you the signs aren’t easy to notice until it’s too late. The invasive species, known as the Emerald Ash Borer is continuing to wreak havoc and kill Ash trees in the Lakeway Area. Self’s lone ash tree that had been freestanding in his backyard for more than 30 years was just another victim. But the red flags and indicators of the bug’s presence

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Entertainment

Lakeway Area chock-a-block with weekend events

Posted on October 3, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Even with the date change, the Battle of Morristown football game is just the tipping point of activities that will convene this weekend in the Lakeway Area.   Friday   First United Methodist Men’s group will have a Fish Fry from 5:15 until 8 p.m. inside the community room of the Morristown church. The fish served will be Alaskan Pollack, along with sides of cole slaw and baked potatoes, a

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on October 3, 2014 at 8:48 am

    Empty Movie Theater

    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 12:35, 4:40, 7:20 and 10:00. Showing at CarmikeTown Crossing 8 in Greeneville at 4:00 and 9:35. ANNABELLE John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia — a beautiful, rare vintage

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  • Encore’s Young Stars to present “Aladdin”

    Posted on October 2, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    After playing to sold out houses with “The Little Mermaid” in 2012 and “Beauty and the Beast” in 2013, the Encore Theatrical Company Young Stars are back with another Disney classic live on stage. In a special co-production with Walters State Community College, Encore will open “Aladdin” this weekend at the Walters State campus in Morristown. With a cast of 41 actors ranging in age from 8 to 18, this

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