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Chris Gulley shovels the walk in front of Morristown Utility Systems as Jody Wigington and David Lay spread salt on the walkway Friday morning.

Area gets another winter blast but hope and warmer temps coming

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 11:46 am

The Lakeway Area has received almost as much snow in the past two weeks as the area gets during an entire average winter season.  Meteorologist Derek Eisentrout with the National Weather Service office said the average snowfall during a typical winter is 12.2 inches – the same amount of snow recorded to date in Morristown.  In December, Morristown received a dusting of snow and three-tenths of an inch followed in

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Hamblen County man dies from hypothermia

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 11:40 am

The Hamblen County coroner’s office and emergency services director have confirmed the first official weather related death in the county. The offices confirmed the death of Morristown resident Doug Farison to be the result of hypothermia from the ongoing winter weather. Farison, 53, was found dead on Wednesday in his home. It is unclear how long he had been dead. Hamblen County EMS director Danny Housewright reported the death to

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  • Tax refund scam has connections to Greene County

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 11:38 am

    A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday partially details an alleged three-state IRS income-tax refund scam headed by one-time Greeneville resident Eugene Carl Kotelman that netted him and nine others a total of $1.2 million, according to court documents. Using stolen tax information, Kotelman, 39, and his accomplices allegedly submitted 150 fraudulent income-tax returns over a four-year period that overstated the filer’s earnings and withheld federal income taxes, legitimate deductions and income

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  • Another wave of winter weather approaching

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Even as the Lakeway Area recovers from a series of winter weather events, another one is expected to hit Wednesday evening, bringing more snow to the area.

    East Tennesseans still digging out from up to four inches of snow that fell on the area Tuesday morning awoke Wednesday to Hazardous Weather Outlook for patchy dense freezing fog Wednesday morning and a forecast for between two and seven inches of additional snow Wednesday night into Thursday morning. A Winter Weather Advisory goes into effect for the Lakeway Area at 4 p.m. Wednesday until 7 a.m. Thursday, with the

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Grainger’s Tristan Stalsworth (14) looks to get a shot off against Sullivan East’s Hunter Owens (25) during Wednesday’s Region 1-AA Tournament opener at Grainger High School in Rutledge. The Grizzlies win 80-79 in overtime for their first-ever region tournament win since becoming Grainger High School in 2008.

Grizzlies top Sullivan East in OT for first region tourney win

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 10:57 am

RUTLEDGE — Free throw shooting in a close basketball game can be just as critical as advancing the ball up the floor, especially in postseason elimination games. The Grainger Grizzlies proved that to be true Wednesday evening in their opening round game of the Region 1-AA Tournament inside the Grizzly Den, as they hit 26 of their 32 charity tosses and Bailey Lamb nailed his last 13 attempts, including 11

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  • Lady Grizzlies hold off Devils, advance to R1-AA championship

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Grainger’s Karli Combs (10) puts up a shot against Greeneville during Wednesday’s Region 1-AA Tournament semifinal game at Sullivan East High School in Bluff City.

    BLUFF CITY — What looked to be an easy win early in the contest, turned into a barn burner for the Grainger Lady Grizzlies, as they watched an early 20-point lead over Greeneville, quickly turn into single digits. The Lady Devils got as close a 67-66, with under 45 seconds, after Sydni Lollar, who finished the night with 20 points, went 1 for 2 from the free throw line. But

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  • Snow doesn’t slow down Pioneers

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 10:28 am

    GREENEVILLE — Matt Shown scored a career-high 22 points and hauled in 13 rebounds as the Tusculum College men’s basketball team defeated visiting Bluefield State College 95-89 Tuesday night at Pioneer Arena. It was Shown’s ninth double-double of the year, while the Pioneers recorded their third straight victory. Tusculum will play its third game in as many days and fourth in a five-day span when the Pioneers host Anderson University

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    How to fix your credit score

    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Unfortunately, quick fixes and improving your credit score do not go together. It’s kind of like a diet. Gaining weight usually happens over a period of time and so does bad credit. In fact, beware of advice that claims to improve your credit fast. The best advice, much like your weight, is to manage it responsibly over time. In addition to making smart credit decisions, you also have to be

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Engagement Announcement

Posted on February 14, 2015 at 5:19 pm

DeBord-Smith Vernon and Carolyn DeBord of Morristown announce the engagement and forth-coming marriage of their daughter, Wendy Nicole DeBord to Billy Lynn Smith, son of Donny and the late Terry Smith of Jefferson County. The bride-elect is the mother of Kristen Taylor Grizzell of Morristown. She is the granddaughter of the late John and Kate DeBord Wolfe of Eidson and the late Ray and Karlie Hurd of Rogersville. She is

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  • Anniversaries

    Posted on February 8, 2015 at 2:39 am

        Herbert and Marion Byrum Herbert and Marion Byrum of Morristown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015.  The couple was united in marriage at the home of the Rev. J.B. Ely in Morristown in 1965. Together they have have four children, Chris (Sue) Byrum, Holly (David) Newberry, Sunday (Michael) Reeves and Scott (Carol) Byrum; five grandchildren, Stacy (Landon) Gibson, Daniel Byrum, Amy Byrum, John Reeves

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  • Morristown resident chosen to be in Knoxville exhibit

    Posted on February 8, 2015 at 2:32 am

    KNOXVILLE – The Arts & Culture Alliance will present its National Juried Exhibition of 2015, a new exhibition featuring selected works from 31 artists in the Southeast region. Bill Long of Morristown was chosen to be part of the exhibit. The National Juried Exhibition was developed in 2006 to provide a forum for local artists to compete on a national scale and display their highest quality work. The exhibition encompasses

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At the Movies

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 12:12 pm

AMERICAN SNIPER Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle’s pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind. Rated R. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 in Morristown at 12:25, 4:05, 7:10 and 10:20. Showing at Towne Crossing 8 in Greeneville at 12:40, 3:40,

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  • Nighttime is right time to dance at Rose Center

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    The Rose Center will be alive with the sounds of tapping feet and rocking music on Friday, Feb. 20, when it holds its inaugural Night of the Dance. This special event is a fundraising performance to benefit the programs at the Rose. Night of the Dance is an evening of dance and live music performance featuring two local dance troupes and two local bands. The event was the idea of

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  • ‘Kaleidoscope of Indian Classical Dance’ to be presented at Tusculum College

    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 10:00 am

    GREENEVILLE – Three types of Indian classical dance will be featured during a performance on Saturday, Feb. 21, at Tusculum College. “Kaleidoscope of Indian Classical Dance” with dancers Sophia Salingaros, Samta Savla and Ranjani Murthy will be presented at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Building on the Tusculum College campus. The performance is part of Tusculum College Arts Outreach’s Acts, Arts, Academia 2014-15

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