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Sheriff cars to get detachable cameras

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 11:43 am

The Hamblen County Commission approved several agenda items during its regularly scheduled session on Dec. 18. All members were present and voted unanimously to approve the $18,000 purchase of detachable in-car sheriff’s deputy video cameras. The purchase is covered 100 percent by grant funds. The governing body approved the application for a Community Development Block Grant that would be used to purchase a new fire truck for the East Hamblen

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Barbara Whitt scheduled to be released Christmas Day

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 11:48 am

The woman convicted of the largest reported theft in Morristown history – more than $1.5 million from First Baptist Church – is scheduled to be released on Christmas Day, according to officials. Barbara Dean Whitt, 73, is preparing for her freedom at a federal reentry-preparation facility in Nashville, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Most of the money she stole funded the painkiller habit of her son, 47-year-old Michael

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  • Speedway Children’s Charities hosts Night of Giving

    Posted on December 19, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Christmas started early for a group of youngsters and the Speedway Children’s Charities was their Santa Claus. At this years’ Night of Giving, the children’s charities, known as the SCC, gave the Friends of Hospice of the Lakeway Area organization $6,000 for the children of the Camp Healing and Understanding through Grief Support, or Camp H.U.G.S. The weekend camp helps children ages six to 17 cope with the death of

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  • Rotary AM takes 100 students on a shopping spree

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Volunteers Jane Johnson, left, and Chanda Parker Byrd help “Jay” pick out the perfect tie during the annual AM Rotary Shopping Spree held Dec. 17 at Wal-Mart at Crockett Square shopping center in Morristown.

    Mark Hurst, Morristown AM Rotary Club president, was the go-to man at Wal-Mart at Crockett Square on Wednesday morning. With the exception of a few illnesses, nearly 100 students in Hamblen County Schools were excused from classes to fulfill Hurst’s year-long plan to have themselves a merry little Christmas. Beginning at 8 a.m., buses picked up students from half of the 10 schools involved in the club’s annual shopping spree

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Sports

Grainger’s Blake Lamb (54) goes up for a shot against Cocke County’s Mika Wester during Thursday’s game in Rutledge. Lamb scored 29 points in a 58-45 win.

Lamb leads Grainger past CCHS

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 10:58 am

RUTLEDGE — The Grainger Lady Grizzlies used a 12-0 run to turn a 10-point deficit into a halftime lead and that propelled them to a 58-45 non-conference win over Cocke County Thursday evening. Grainger (10-2) shook off a slow start after coach Justin Combs benched his starters for a while midway through the first period. “It seems that in every game we have a stretch where we seem to turn

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  • No. 18 Lady Senators roll past Edison 82-36

    Posted on December 19, 2014 at 10:54 am

    HARRIMAN — A night after putting up their best offensive numbers of the season, the 18th ranked Walters State Lady Senators went defensive Thursday night and closed their pre-holiday schedule in style with an 82-36 rout of Edison Community College in the Roane State Christmas Classic. The Lady Senators forced a season-high 29 turnovers, scoring 37 points off those miscues, held the Lady Chargers to just 31 percent shooting and

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  • No. 18 Lady Senators rout Gadsden State 99-46

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 10:54 am

    HARRIMAN — Playing for the first time in a week, the 18th ranked Walters State Lady Senators were well rested and put together arguably their finest performance of the season Wednesday night in a 99-46 rout of Gadsden State on opening night of the Roane State Christmas Tournament. The Lady Senators held the Cardinals to 25 percent shooting and 42 points below their season average of 88 points per game,

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Lifestyles

Engagement Announcements

Posted on December 20, 2014 at 6:23 pm

Dean-Darnell David and Brenda Dean of Russellville and Melody and Steve Waits of Greeneville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jacqueline (Jackie) Dean, to Landon Darnell. The bride-elect is the mother of Addison Marie. She is the granddaughter of Nancy Dean and the late Kenneth Dean of Greeneville and Kyle and Joan Harris of Greeneville. She is a 2009 graduate of West Greene High School. She is

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  • Engagement Announcement

    Posted on December 6, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Reece-Fillers Michael Frank Fillers II and Ashley Nicole Reece announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mike Reece and Vicki Reece of Morristown. She is the granddaughter of the late Kenneth and Lynnie Reece of Morristown, the late Charles “Buddy” Canter of Glade Springs, Virginia and the late June Keesee Canter of Chilhowie, Virginia. She graduated in 2003 from Morristown East High School. She is

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on December 4, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Housley-Potter Jeremy Potter and Jessica Housley announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Tony Housley and Betty Thomas. She is the granddaughter of Ronnie and Janice Housley, Paul King and Brenda King. She is a 2011 graduate of Morristown-Hamblen High School East. The groom-elect is the son of Perry and Paula Potter. He is the grandson of the late Ray Potter and Charlcie Marshall and

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Entertainment

Tai Chi instructor Nancy Holder demonstrates a move being followed by, from left, Beverly Beddingfield, Ann Krance, Elenore Patrick and Jim Perdue.

Senior Center to offer Tai Chi

Posted on December 20, 2014 at 6:37 pm

The Senior Citizens Center, Inc. in Morristown will once again offer Tai Chi classes beginning Tuesday, Jan. 6 and Thursday, Jan. 8. Both classes will run from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and will continue weekly. This gentle exercise program is suitable for anyone and can be adapted to any level of fitness. There is even a seated modification that can be practiced if standing is difficult or not possible. Participants

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  • Rose Center to host New Year’s Eve Celebration

    Posted on December 20, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Rose Center in Morristown will host its fourth annual New Year’s Eve celebration with the Al Curtis Orchestra performing. The evening will be hosted by the Rose Center Council for the Arts beginning at 9 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 31, the evening will feature live music, food and fun to ring in 2015. “This is a great way to spend this special holiday,” said Executive Director Drew Ogle. There will be

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  • WSCC Smoky Mountains Expo Center announces January events

    Posted on December 20, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Walters State Community College’s Great Smoky Mountains Expo Center is offering several events in January. Lakeway Amateur Radio Club: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 3. Admission is $8. Contact Gloria Pritikin at 865-674-7884 for more information. Hamblen County Car Club’s Winter Angel Expo Car Show: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 17 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 18. Admission is $5 for ages 12

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