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Members of the Cocke County High School ROTC Color Guard stand ready during Monday’s program.

Program honors those that protect America

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 11:48 am

Cocke countians turned out Monday to memorialize veterans of all wars. The program on the courthouse steps was presented by the local Disabled American Veterans Chapter 102 and Amvets Post 75. Local elected officials and the Cocke County High School Navy Junior ROTC also participated. Mark Boesch, senior chief of the Cocke County ROTC, was the guest speaker. He reminded attendees that Memorial Day has been observed in the United

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Strong storms expected

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 11:44 am

An unsettled weather pattern is expected to move across Tennessee this week, increasing the possibility of scattered strong to possibly severe storms Tuesday afternoon and evening. Meteorologist Mary Black, with the National Weather Service office in Morristown, said this is probably the weakening of a frontal boundary that had plagued much of the Midwest over the weekend. Black said the best chance of seeing organized storms from the system is

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  • Mobile home park manager jailed after knife-attack

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 11:43 am

    The manager of the Five Points Mobile Home Park in Morristown was jailed early Monday morning in what police describe as an alleged drunken, knife-assisted attack on other trailer park residents, according to police. Michael Lynn Maples, a 53-year-old man classified as a violent sexual offender, was charged with four counts of aggravated assault, attempted aggravated burglary and one count of simple assault. Officer Thomas Whitmer concluded Maples was the

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  • Project Graduation another big hit

    Posted on May 23, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Two students try the bungee cord race inflatable game during Project Graduation at College Square Mall early Saturday morning.

    The speeches had been given, the diplomas had been received and the dust had cleared from the parking lot of the Walters State Great Smoky Mountain Expo Center on Friday night when Morristown-Hamblen High School East and West students began converging on the College Square Mall for the 26th annual Project Graduation celebration. Doors opened at 10 p.m., and East High graduates began arriving immediately. However, attendance spiked at around

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Walters State coach David Shelton speaks with his players during their game against McLennan.

Bringing the Boom: Senators bringing the long ball back to JUCO

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 10:52 am

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The Walters State baseball team has long been known as squad that is very potent on offense, especially with the long ball. But with the introduction of the BBCOR bats in 2011 to help protect pitchers safety and also to make the bats more like wooden ones, offensive numbers around the country in college baseball dropped significantly. That was no different at Walters State, where they

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  • Senators face NW Florida in battle of unbeatens

    Posted on May 27, 2015 at 10:35 am

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Postseason baseball is a game of momentum, and the two hottest teams in the Alpine Bank JUCO World Series are the last two teams without a loss. Second ranked Walters State and 14th ranked Northwest Florida State will battle Wednesday night at 9:30 p.m. ET for a guaranteed top three national finish, but more importantly, the winner of tonight’s game will need only to win Thursday

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  • Two Away: Senators belt 3 HRs, beat McLennan 10-6 to advance to winner’s bracket final

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Walters State’s Raymon Osuna watches his home run fly out of the park during the Senators 10-6 win over McLennan in the Alpine Bank JUCO World Series on Monday night in Grand Junction, Colo.

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The second ranked Walters State Senators briefly trailed Monday night in their second round game in the Alpine Bank JUCO World Series game against 18th ranked McLennan, but a two-run third inning followed by a four-run fifth frame provided them all the offense they needed. The Senators led by as much as seven runs in the contest before the Highlanders plated three late runs in the

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    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 2:55 pm

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Birth Announcements

Posted on May 23, 2015 at 5:19 pm

Leslie and Donald Sutton of Bybee announce the birth of a son, Jacob Nathaniel Sutton, born March 19, 2015 at UT Medical Center.  He weighed 9 lbs. 4oz.  He is the brother of Levi Sutton. He is the grandson of Joe and Laura Gibson, Peggy Sutton and the late Jeffery Sutton.   Valene and Luis Aquilar of Morristown announce the birth of a daughter, Izabella Sofia Aquilar, born May 19,

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on May 16, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Carpenter-Gossett Ronnie and Rebecca Carpenter of Morristown announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Tiffany Breanna Jean Carpenter, to Justin Tyler Gossett, son of David and Melissa Gossett of Morristown. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Donald Carpenter and the late Martha Henson of Morristown, the late Dewey Russell of Morristown and the late Cecilia Russell of Powell. She is a 2013 graduate of Morristown-Faith Christian Academy. She attends New

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on May 9, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Daugherty-Young Danny and Patricia Young announce the engagement and forth-coming marriage of their son, Nathaniel Brock Young, to Kendra Elise Daugherty, daughter of Kevin and Janella Daugherty, all of Morristown. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Roy Sr. and Christene Marsh of Tazewell and Abraham and the late Elizabeth Daugherty of Tazewell. She is a 2009 graduate of Morristown West High School and a 2014 graduate of East Tennessee State

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At the Movies

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 8:47 am

AGE OF ADELINE A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After years of a solitary life, she meets a man for whom it might be worth losing her immortality. Rated PG13. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 in Morristown at 4:35 and 10:00. AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON 3D When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry

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  • Whitewater rafting season kicks off

    Posted on May 15, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Whitewater rafting on the Pigeon River kicked off officially on Wednesday. Members of the Pigeon River Permit Association, representatives of Duke Energy, and Cocke County officials discussed to new season during a meeting at Waterville. Daniel Sutton, president of the Pigeon River Permitees Association, said his group has been concerned that the rafting fees are not being used to market tourism. Currently, the collected fees go into the county’s general

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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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