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Jonathan Layman of Layman Construction and House Moving in Newport, watches for wires atop the Winkler house as it moves down Merchants Greene in Morristown on Monday. Video coverage of the move will be available at

Winkler House gets new location

Posted on May 5, 2015 at 11:49 am

Small triumphs are the hallmarks of success, as was the glass of water that remained steady on the steel beam of the transport trailer out of Newport that saved the Winkler house on Monday. Jonathan Layman of Layman Construction and House Moving placed the glass before the house left its place of origin just off West Andrew Johnson Highway, the site of the future Cherokee Crossing retail development and part

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Deena Twitchell casts her ballot at East High as poll volunteer Sammy Campbell performs his duties.

Election day arrives

Posted on May 5, 2015 at 11:44 am

The Citizen Tribune and WCRK radio will provide complete coverage of today’s Morristown municipal election in which the mayor’s seat and four Morristown City Council seats will be decided. The newspaper will post election totals on this website  as soon as the polls close at 8 p.m. as well as post periodic updates on social media platforms, Twitter and Facebook. Early votes won’t be tallied until after the polls close. WCRK

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  • Community leader Howell Ashford dies

    Posted on May 5, 2015 at 11:41 am

    A sailor familiar with the positive effect of a good lighthouse, W. Howell Ashford served as a beacon for the Lakeway Area until his death Monday. The former WCRK cornerstone was born in Selma, Alabama on May 22, 1925. He soon moved to Birmingham where his dad worked as a furniture salesman and mother as a teacher. As a teenager, Ashford was an usher at Alabama home football games played

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  • Morristown man accused of kidnapping and rape

    Posted on May 4, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    A Morristown man who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman Friday night has been charged with aggravated rape, kidnapping and assault, authorities say. Robert Sonny Edmonds Jr., 26, Shields Ferry Road, allegedly wrapped the woman’s wrists and ankles with clear plastic packing tape, rendering her “physically helpless,” before raping and sodomizing her, according to Detective Cpl. Bob Ellis with the Morristown Police Department. A medical doctor who examined the alleged victim

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Morristown East senior striker Chris Logan (7) soars above the Jefferson County defense to knock a header during the teams match-up on Monday.

Chris Logan uses two headers to help Morristown East get 2-1 win over Jefferson County

Posted on May 5, 2015 at 10:30 am

DANDRIDGE — East head coach James Kelley has watched his team go from overcoming a rough spot in the middle of the season to now advancing in the District 2-AAA soccer tournament winner’s bracket. That was made possible Monday night when the fifth-seeded Hurricanes picked up a big 2-1 road victory over the number four seeded Jefferson County Patriots. With the victory, East moves on to play Sevier County Wednesday

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  • Odom pitches Lady Patriots past West

    Posted on May 5, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Jefferson County’s Leslie Odom throws a pitch against Morristown West on Monday.

    ROGERSVILLE — Jefferson County pitcher Leslie Odom set the early tone for the Lady Patriots in their District 2-AAA Tournament opener against Morristown West, and the senior didn’t allow the Lady Trojans to get back in it in a 7-2 victory at Cherokee High School Monday afternoon. Odom recorded multiple strikeouts in four of her seven innings pitched and notched 10 punch outs while allowing six hits in a complete

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  • No. 8 Senators win TCCAA-NJCAA Region VII Tournament

    Posted on May 4, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    The Walters State baseball team won the TCCAA-NJCAA Region VII Tournament championship Sunday afternoon with a 7-3 victory over the Chattanooga State Tigers in Chattanooga. Walters State will host the NJCAA East Central District Tournament on May 14-17, with the winner of the four-team tournament advancing to the JUCO World Series in Grand Junction, Colorado.

    CHATTANOOGA — The eighth ranked Walters State Senators made a habit of rallying from behind to win games in the TCCAA-NJCAA Region VII Tournament this week at Chattanooga State, so it was only fitting they did so again on Sunday afternoon to win the championship. The Senators trailed 3-1 going to the bottom of the eighth inning against tournament host Chattanooga State, but a six-run frame for WSCC pushed them

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    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 2:55 pm


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Herrin to speak in honor of National Historic Preservation Month

Posted on May 4, 2015 at 1:33 pm

Dr. Roberta T. Herrin will speak in honor of National Historic Preservation Month on Tuesday May 5. Herrin will be the guest speaker of the Morristown Cemetery Restoration and Preservation Committee during a special lunch at the Rose Center Community Room in Morristown. Lunch will be served at noon for $7 and Herrin will speak at 12:30 p.m. Herrin is chair of the Department of Appalachian Studies and director of

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  • Birthdays

    Posted on April 25, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Sofie Brin Mullins turned 1-year-old on March 29, 2015. She celebrated at home with a Baby Minnie Mouse party surrounded by her family and friends. She attends Union Missionary Baptist Church. Sofie is the daughter of Calvin and Wendy Mullins of Thorn Hill. She is the granddaughter of Flip and Sharlene Mullins of Sneedville and Wendell and Jenny Singleton of Thorn Hill.   Alianna Romero Valdez celebrated her 3rd birthday

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  • East Tennessee names endangered heritage sites

    Posted on April 18, 2015 at 11:05 pm

      Each year the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance (ETPA) presents a list of endangered heritage sites. These places are irreplaceable assets to both their respective communities and our entire region. The preservation of these structures matters for many reasons. Historic places evoke strong memories and provide community identity. They make individuals part of a collective continuum of human experience, linking people to the past and to future generations. Sometimes these

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Strawberry Fest events scheduled Tuesday

Posted on May 4, 2015 at 11:58 am

The Morristown Strawberry Festival continues on Tuesday with two big activities at Fred Miller Park. The Morristown Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring the Strawberry Toss Cornhole Tournament at 6 p.m. The entry fee for the tournament is $20 per team (teams are made of two people) with the format of the tournament being double elimination with buy back in option of $10. Interested people can register to enter the

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  • Rose Center Exhibit featuring Latino artist opens tonight

    Posted on May 1, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Latino art exhibit

    As part of its Latino Lakeway Celebration, Rose Center has installed a new exhibit titled “Latin Fusion.” The exhibit features five Latin American artists with work in a wide range of styles. At the opening reception Friday, May 1 at 7 p.m., guests will be able to sample a variety of Latin American foods and listen to Latin music. “Latin Fusion” brings together Rafael Casco, Delia Flores and Helio Flores,

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on May 1, 2015 at 9:29 am

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    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 11:40, 2:25, 5:10, 7:55 and 10:35. AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON 3D When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program,

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