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EMS workers help a teen who was in a Kia Sedano Friday afternoon when it hit a pedestrian.  The teen girl was apparently uninjured in the crash, but suffered from a pre-existing medical condition. The teen boy, an East High student, who was hit was flown to the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Student hit by car; flown to UT

Posted on March 6, 2015 at 4:56 pm

A Morristown East student was flown to the University of Tennessee Medical Center Friday afternoon after being struck by a van shortly after 3 p.m. on Lincoln Avenue in Morristown. According to reports, a group of teenagers were on the north sidewalk heading west on the 300 block of Lincoln Avenue in front of Lincoln Manor at about 3:15 p.m. According to Morristown Police Department Major Michelle Jones, the teens

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An investigator throws back a seat cushion to the vintage airplane that crash-landed on the Penmar Golf Course in the Venice area of Los Angeles, Thursday, March 5.

Harrison Ford recovering after crash

Posted on March 6, 2015 at 12:12 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harrison Ford crash-landed his World War II-era airplane on Thursday after losing engine power, suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries as he used his years of piloting prowess to bring down the plane on a golf course and avoid nearby homes in what one expert called a beautifully executed maneuver. It was the latest and most serious in a series of crashes and close calls for

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  • Claiborne, Hancock counties under flood warning

    Posted on March 6, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    A view of the Clinch River taken from Roberts Road in Hancock County. The river is over the road at Gaps Chapel Road and Sinks Road.

      Claiborne and Hancock counties remain under a flood warning through Saturday afternoon because of flooding on the Clinch and Powell rivers. Meteorologist Shawn O’Neill, with the National Weather Service office in Morristown, said as of 8 a.m. Friday, the Clinch River at Tazewell was 18.56 feet – 6.56 feet above flood stage. The Powell River, at 24.92 feet, was more than seven feet above its flood stage of 17

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  • Spring ahead Sunday and change alarm batteries

    Posted on March 6, 2015 at 11:58 am

    As Daylight Saving Time approaches early Sunday morning, the Morristown Fire Department is urging local residents to check the batteries in smoke alarms to help eliminate fire-related deaths. Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday. People should set their clocks forward one hour before they go to sleep Saturday night. Eual Noah, Morristown Fire Marshal, says functioning smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in

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Morristown West’s Emily Brown takes a free throw during the Lady Trojans practice at Siegel High School on Thursday.

Lady Trojans take advantage of extra day off

Posted on March 6, 2015 at 11:27 am

MURFREESBORO — Morristown West was supposed to play No. 1 Blackman Friday morning in the TSSAA Class AAA state semifinals at the BlueCross State Championships, but Mother Nature had other plans. Snow and icy conditions throughout the midstate Wednesday night forced the cancelation of all six games on Thursday, pushing the tournament back a day for the first time since 1968. While most teams would dislike sitting out an extra

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  • WSCC season comes to an end in Region VII Tournament

    Posted on March 6, 2015 at 11:15 am

    MEMPHIS — The Walters State Senators saw their season come to an end Thursday evening in the quarterfinal round of the TCCAA-NJCAA Region VII Tournament at the hands of the Chattanooga State Tigers inside Verties Sails Gymnasium on the Southwest Tennessee Community College campus. The Tigers shot better than 60 percent from the field, had four players score in double figures and held the Senators to less than 34 percent

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  • West advances to Final Four with 44-31 win over Arlington

    Posted on March 5, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Morristown West’s Blayke Shultz scored a team-high 12 points to lead the Lady Trojans to their 44-31 victory over Arlington on Tuesday in Murfreesboro.

    MURFREESBORO — For the third time in program history, the Morristown West Lady Trojans find themselves in the TSSAA Class AAA Final Four after opening play in the BlueCross Basketball Championships Wednesday evening with a 44-31 victory over Arlington, the 50th ranked team in the nation, inside the Murphy Center at Middle Tennessee State University. The Lady Trojans seized the lead early on after a pair of three-pointers from Blayke

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    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 2:55 pm

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Natalie Brooke Ford was born in the early hours on Monday and was present for the wedding of her parents, Katondra and Jonathon, that night at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System.

MHHS provides unique nuptial setting

Posted on March 6, 2015 at 2:13 pm

Natalie Brooke Ford arrived fashionably early to her parents wedding. All of 17 hours old, little Natalie was the star of the show. In addition to its special guest, the couple’s ceremony was special in another aspect as well; it was held at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System, Monday night, in room 220. Ford’s father, Jonathon N. Ford, is a member of the U.S. Marines and has been stationed in Japan. He

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  • Engagement Announcement

    Posted on February 28, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Kelly-Price Dr. Gary and Martha Kelly of Morristown announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Katherine, to Matthew Stewart Price, son of Leslie and Pam Price, also of Morristown. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of James and Roberta Kidd of Fayetteville, and Theresa Kelly and the late Gene Kelly of Columbus, Georgia. She graduated from Morristown West High in 2009 and from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2012 with a

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  • Engagement Announcement

    Posted on February 14, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    DeBord-Smith Vernon and Carolyn DeBord of Morristown announce the engagement and forth-coming marriage of their daughter, Wendy Nicole DeBord to Billy Lynn Smith, son of Donny and the late Terry Smith of Jefferson County. The bride-elect is the mother of Kristen Taylor Grizzell of Morristown. She is the granddaughter of the late John and Kate DeBord Wolfe of Eidson and the late Ray and Karlie Hurd of Rogersville. She is

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An investigator throws back a seat cushion to the vintage airplane that crash-landed on the Penmar Golf Course in the Venice area of Los Angeles, Thursday, March 5.

Harrison Ford recovering after crash

Posted on March 6, 2015 at 12:12 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harrison Ford crash-landed his World War II-era airplane on Thursday after losing engine power, suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries as he used his years of piloting prowess to bring down the plane on a golf course and avoid nearby homes in what one expert called a beautifully executed maneuver. It was the latest and most serious in a series of crashes and close calls for

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  • East and West choirs to perform music of the ‘60s, ’70s and 80s

    Posted on March 5, 2015 at 11:34 am

    Morristown East and West High Schools will be presenting their third annual musical revue, “Sounds of the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80’s” this weekend in the Morristown West High School auditorium. The concert will feature popular songs from artists such as Joan Jet and the Blackhearts, The Beatles and Whitney Houston.

    As the lights come up, the rivalry will fade and students from both Morristown West and East High Schools will fill the stage for a high energy musical revue. Directors Brandon Moore of East High and Kathy Bowen of West are thrilled to present their production of “Sounds of the ‘60s, 70s and ‘80s,” as the third annual revue which replaced the full scale musical the duo used to “put

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  • Encore production will huff and puff and bring the house down

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    The cast members of Encore’s production of “Into the Woods” performs. The play continues through March 8.

    Immersing oneself in an experience other than your own is not only pleasurable, it’s a necessary part of mental survival – and there’s no better tool than local theater for gathering one’s wits. Proof is right there behind the curtain at Encore Theatrical Company’s “Into the Woods” during the next two weekends at Walters State Community College in Morristown. The set of “Into the Woods” takes the notion of creating

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