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Medal of Honor recipient Col. Jay R. Vargas speaks to students at Jefferson County High School Friday morning. Vargas and fellow MOH recipient Col. Harold A. Fritz were flown in via Black Hawk helicopter.

Medal of Honor recipients visit JCHS

Posted on September 13, 2014 at 11:00 pm

DANDRIDGE—As the Black Hawk helicopter landed in the distance, more than 2,000 Patriots stood in appreciation to welcome two American Patriots worthy of honor. Medal of Honor recipients Col. Harold A. “Hal Fritz and Col. Jay R. Vargas visited Jefferson County High School Friday for a special ceremony in their honor and to share words of encouragement with the students. The visit was part of the Medal of Honor Convention

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Josh Wandell, who is battling ALS, spoke with West High students Friday

ALS stricken principal urges students to excel

Posted on September 13, 2014 at 10:58 pm

A dying man spoke to West High students Friday. But Josh Wandell, who is battling ALS, didn’t come to deliver his own eulogy. Instead, he took about 30 minutes of his precious time to tell the young Trojans to make the most of theirs. “I want to do something that lives longer than me, I want to leave something that lasts longer than me,” said Wandell. “I challenge youth every

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  • Another lawsuit filed against US Nitrogen pipeline

    Posted on September 13, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    The lawsuits are mounting in opposition of a proposed pipeline which would carry water from the Nolichucky River to, and effluent back from, the under construction U.S. Nitrogen plant in Greene County, court documents reveal. A group of land owners, residents and people who use the Nolichuky River filed the lawsuit Friday in Greene County Chancery Court. The suit names the Industrial Development Board of the town of Greeneville, Greene

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  • Regency honors first responders

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Regency Retirement Village decorated Thursday for their ceremony honoring first responders on the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

    The inaugural 9/11 Remembrance Day ceremony held at Regency Retirement Village in Morristown on Thursday was dedicated specifically to the memory of 9/11 first responders. Residents gathered under the front portico of the center to greet local firefighters and department officials who brought along the big trucks to kick off the ceremony. “It was an honor for us to be asked to participate,” Morristown Fire Department Deputy Chief Clark Taylor

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Sports

Carson-Newman’s Andy Hibbett (33) races 76 yards for a touchdown during Saturday’s 41-31 loss to Wayne State in Detroit, Mich.

Hibbett’s monster day not enough for 13th ranked Eagles in 41-31 road loss

Posted on September 14, 2014 at 12:33 am

DETROIT, Mich. — A record-setting day on the field for Carson-Newman running back Andy Hibbett was wasted Saturday. Hibbett scored four touchdowns and put up 253 yards of total offense but it wasn’t enough. Wayne State got its revenge for last year’s blowout loss at Burke-Tarr with a 41-31 victory over the No. 13-ranked Eagles at Adams Field. “We played very undisciplined at times,” C-N coach Ken Sparks said. “We

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  • Tusculum falls to Elizabeth City St.

    Posted on September 14, 2014 at 12:30 am

    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — Petey Boone rushed for 88 yards and a touchdown as Elizabeth City State University posted an 18-10 win over visiting Tusculum College Saturday afternoon at Roebuck Stadium in college football action. Trailing 7-0 for most of the first half, the Vikings blocked a punt for a safety and ECSU’s Lovie Banks-Rose returned the ensuing free kick 62 yards for a touchdown. Tusculum quarterback Malcolm Pendergrass rushed

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  • East roughs up Lady Eagles, 6-1

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Morristown East’s Liza Kohler (2) and Cosby’s Amethyst Lindsey (1) battle for the ball while East’s Monica Garcia and Cosby’s Skila Gilliam look on during Thursday’s soccer match at Frank Lorino Park.

    The weather had little effect on Morristown East as they were able to defeat Cosby 6-1 in a game that was played in two 30 minute halves on Thursday at Frank Lorino Park. The Lady Hurricanes stayed true to their name and thrived in the wet conditions. “It makes (the grass) faster, which makes us better,” said Morristown East coach James Kelley about the soggy conditions. “My girls, when they

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Lifestyles

Engagement Announcements

Posted on September 13, 2014 at 6:43 pm

Cameron-Watson Tina Louise Cameron, daughter of Robert and Sarah Cameron of Rutledge, announces her engagement and forthcoming marriage to Darren Alex Watson, son of Lisa and Doug Setsor, Pete and Lori Watson, all of Rutledge. The bride-elect is a certified surgical technician who is employed by Morristown Regional Eye Center and Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. The groom-elect is a critical care registered nurse who is employed by UT Medical Center’s Neuro

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  • Reunions

    Posted on September 6, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Sunrise School The Sunrise School Reunion will be held Sunday Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. at Amis Chapel United Methodist Church off Carter’s Valley Road in Surgoinsville. A covered dish meal will beheld in the fellowship hall. All former students, faculty and family members are invited to attend. Attendees should take a covered dish. For more information, call 423-345-2824.   Massengil-Henson The Massengil-Henson family reunion will be held Sept. 14

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on August 30, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Johnson-Venturella The families of the bride and groom-elect announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of Kelsey Elyse Johnson and David Reed Venturella. The bride-elect is the daughter of Vince and Deborah Johnson of Morristown and the granddaughter of the late James Wayne and Clara Jane Humphreys of Greeneville and Muriel June and the late Clyde Wayne Johnson of Sneedville. Kelsey is a 2009 graduate of Morristown-Hamblen High School West and

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Entertainment

In August company: Encore crew shines in Osage County

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 1:11 pm

When Encore Theatrical Company opens its production of “August: Osage County” tonight, Tracy Lett’s vision of a dark tragicomedy will come to dusky light via a stage that symbolizes family dysfunction and a cast that embodies it. The story is based on an unexpected family reunion caused by the disappearance of the Weston family patriarch. The play itself is the most awarded show of the century. Portraying the role of

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 7:28 am

    AS ABOVE SO BELOW Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris, the eternal home to countless souls. When a team of explorers venture into the uncharted maze of bones, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead. Rated R. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 12:35, 2:55, 5:25, 7:50 and 10:15. Showing at CarmikeTown Crossing 8 in Greeneville at

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  • Theatre Guild to host auditions for “Rex’s Exes”

    Posted on August 30, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    The Morristown Theatre Guild will hold auditions from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15-16 at Rose Center for the Southern-fried comedy “Rex’s Exes,” the sequel to “Red Velvet Cake War” staged by the Guild in 2013. Performances of “Rex’s Exes will be Nov. 14-23. The Verdeen cousins — Gaynelle, Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette — have wild new adventures as Gaynelle’s surprise 50th Birthday Party sees the return

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