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Children scramble through Fred Miller Park Thursday afternoon in search of Easter eggs as part of the Parks and Recreation Department’s annual Eggsellent Adventure.

Eggsellent Adventure returns to Fred Miller Park

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 11:44 am

More than 1,400 kids took part in the grand pursuit of plastic pastel colored eggs hidden in the grassy knolls of Fred Miller Park on Thursday. The crowd, not including the adult accompaniment, was one of the largest in recent years for the annual Morristown Parks and Recreation’s Easter Eggsellent Adventure. The great turnout was certainly attributed to the sunny and warm weather on Thursday, which made the department’s decision

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Another possible arson forest fire reported

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 11:43 am

Another suspected arson on Thursday claimed another 20-acre swath of woodland off Anderson Bend Road in East Hamblen County, a sheriff’s department detective said this morning. It was at least the eighth suspected arson in the Anderson Bend area of northeast Hamblen County this year. Detective Lt. David Stapleton says the blaze is almost certainly the work of an arsonist because the fire started in the woods approximately 1,000 yards

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  • East to host annual Spring Car Show

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Frankie Abel poses with his classic car at a 2011 car show. On Saturday, the Hamblen County Car Club will host a show at East High to benefit the Junior Car Club.

    Normally on the Saturday before Easter, things would be quiet at Morristown-Hamblen High School East in Morristown, since the students and staff take a long weekend break. Things will be anything but quiet tomorrow, however, thanks to the roar of competition car engines in the parking lot. The Spring Car Show to benefit the Jr. Hamblen County Car Club will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, featuring

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  • Early voting is under way

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Slightly more than 1 percent of Hamblen County’s 31,482 registered voters turned out at the polls Wednesday to vote early in the primary election, according to Jeff Gardner, Hamblen County administrator of elections. The 338 early voters was down 167 from the first day of the May 2010 primary total. Gardner attributes the lower turnout to the absence of a Democratic Party candidate in a major race. Four years ago,

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Sports

Morristown East’s Chris Logan (7) lines up to take a shot against Sullivan Central on Thursday at Burke Toney. The Hurricanes won the contest 6-3.

Hurricanes use speed, energy in 6-3 win

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 11:05 am

Thanks to some spectacular play by Sullivan Central keeper Wes Moore and the improbable goal scoring of the Cougars mad bomber Matt Lange, things were a lot more interesting at the half of Thursday night’s match against Morristown East than they should have been. After watching his team dominate play, possession and shots, Hurricane coach James Kelley was demonstrably unhappy to see his team allow the Cougars to cut a

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  • West senior night spoiled, 3-1

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Morristown West’s Blayke Shultz jumps to save a wild throw for an out at first base against Cherokee on Thursday.

    Senior night is usuallly a festive event, but on Thursday night for the Morristown West High softball team, it turned into a snoozer. The Lady Trojans managed only four hits, with freshman Natalie Martin obtaining two of them in a 3-1 loss to Cherokee at J.C. Wild Field. The Lady Trojans were also credited with five errors in the defeat. LeAnne Maness’ squad was hoping to grab a win over

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  • East names former defensive coordinator Dewayne Wells new head football coach

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Three seasons removed from his last head coaching job, Dewayne Wells is back at the top of a prep football program. Morristown East athletic director Morgane Watkins confirmed Friday morning the hiring of Wells, the Hurricanes defensive coordinator the last two seasons, as the new head coach, replacing Dwayne Hatcher who resigned on April 2 to pursue job opportunities in Georgia. Watkins said the administration is proud to announce the

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Lifestyles

Engagement Announcement

Posted on April 12, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Bible-NeSmith Barton and Ginger Bible of Talbott announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittany Elizabeth Bible, of Talbott, to Jarrell DePree NeSmith of Russellville, Ala. The bride-elects is the granddaughter of Charlie and Virginia Odom of Morristown, Nancy Bible of Talbott, Darwin and the late Cindy Bible of New Market. She is a 2006 graduate of Morristown West High, a 2010 graduate of Tusculum College and 2014

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  • Birth Announcements

    Posted on April 5, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Mazie Grace Davis Eric and Diane Davis of Bean Station announce the birth of a daughter, Mazie Grace Davis, born March 28, 2014 at Lakeway Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs., 12 oz. She is the sister of Justin, Zachary, Lucas, Devan, Shane, Tyler, Brittany and Marlie.  Jackson Bowlin Brianna Adams and Christopher Bowlin of Morristown announce the birth of a son, Jackson Bowlin, born March 11, 2014 at Morristown-Hamblen

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  • Engagement Announcement

    Posted on March 29, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Sluder-Quinton Maggie Sluder and Larry and Debbie Sluder announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of the daughter, Brandy Michelle Sluder, to Isaac Allen Quinton Jr., son of the late Martha Dukes-Quinton and Isaac (Ikey) Quinton. The bride-elect is employed as office manager at Douglas Cherokee Head Start and is a seasonal employee for the Tennessee Smokies. The groom-elect is employed at Rich Products and is owner and operator of A+

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Entertainment

Frankie Abel poses with his classic car at a 2011 car show. On Saturday, the Hamblen County Car Club will host a show at East High to benefit the Junior Car Club.

East to host annual Spring Car Show

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 11:42 am

Normally on the Saturday before Easter, things would be quiet at Morristown-Hamblen High School East in Morristown, since the students and staff take a long weekend break. Things will be anything but quiet tomorrow, however, thanks to the roar of competition car engines in the parking lot. The Spring Car Show to benefit the Jr. Hamblen County Car Club will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, featuring

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Empty Movie Theater

    A HAUNTED HOUSE 2 Having exorcised the demons of his ex, Malcolm is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. After moving into their dream home, however, Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events. Rated R. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 1:15, 3:30, 5:30, 7:50 and 10:20. Showing at Carmike Town Crossing 8 in Greeneville at 1:25, 3:45, 6:20 and 9:05.

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  • Fourth annual Music of the Mountains slated for April 27

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 10:36 am

    The hills will be alive with the sounds of music on Sunday, April 27 when the Cocke County Partnership’s Tourism Committee presents its fourth annual Music of the Mountains. Beginning at 2 p.m., visitors can step back in time and listen to some “Sunday Music” similar to what was heard at the time the Great Smoky Mountains National Park’s was created in the early 1930s. The three-day event, sponsored by

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