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Outgoing 2014 Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce Chair Roni Snyder will officially relinquish the gavel during the Chamber’s annual meeting on Jan. 30.

Roni Snyder completes year at Chamber

Posted on January 24, 2015 at 11:09 pm

  For those who hosted or attended ribbon cuttings for the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce during 2014, the words “it’s my honor” were heard often. They were spoken as a way for Chamber Chairman Veronica “Roni” Snyder to introduce herself to business owners and supporters alike — it’s my honor to serve as the Chamber Chair, she would say before sharing information about the company or organization featured at

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West High Speech and Debate program impacts students, community

Posted on January 24, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    One hundred percent. This is the percentage of students who attended college after being a part of Morristown-Hamblen West High School’s Speech and Debate Team in 2014. These students went on to colleges such as Notre Dame, Princeton, Columbia, the Naval Academy and many other prestigious programs. Many of them were recipients of full scholarships. “There is no doubt I would not be attending the school of my

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  • Cocke County woman charged with animal cruelty

    Posted on January 24, 2015 at 10:59 pm

        A Cocke County woman faces animal cruelty charges following reports of a malnourished horse on St. Tide Hollow Road on Jan. 15. Deputy Hollis Emmons said he responded to a complaint from a concerned citizen that a woman was trying to load a horse, which appeared weak and had fallen on the side of the road. Upon arrival the officer says he found the horse lying in the

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  • Lakeway Area braces for wintry mix

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 11:46 am

    The National Weather Service office in Morristown has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for all of East Tennessee, including the Lakeway Area because of a winter weather system moving into the area Friday into Saturday. A low-pressure system is expected to track northeast across the Southeastern states, bringing rain across the area, with the possibility of sleet or snow at the onset of the system, primarily over northern areas and

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Walters State’s Jalen Oliver (15) goes for a contested layup on Saturday against a Dyersburg State defender during their contest inside ‘Z’ Buda Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon.

Walters State picks up win over Dyersburg State to finish off weekend

Posted on January 24, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    The Walters State Senators used a balanced scoring effort Saturday afternoon to pick up a Tennessee Community College Athletic Association weekend sweep, as they finished off Dyersburg State 77-61 inside ‘Z’ Buda Gymnasium. Walters State put three players in double figures, had seven players with at least seven points and had a total of 11 players score in the victory. With the win, the Senators level their record

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  • Lady Senators dispatch Dyersburg State 107-46

    Posted on January 24, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    Walters State’s Ant’Treasia Patton dribbles by a Dyersburg State defender during their 107-46 victory on Saturday.

    Less than 24 hours after a physical matchup in which they pulled away late to win big, the 10th ranked Walters State Lady Senators had a much easier time disposing of visiting Dyersburg State Saturday afternoon inside ‘Z’ Buda Gymnasium. The Lady Senators had seven players reach double figures in scoring and nine players score at least seven points in rolling to a 107-46 victory to remain perfect in Tennessee

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  • Harrison, Lady Vols rout LSU

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Tennessee’s Isabelle Harrison, right, goes up for a shot against an LSU defender during Thursday’s game at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville.

    KNOXVILLE — Isabelle Harrison was nearly perfect for the fifth ranked Tennessee Lady Vols Thursday night, and in turn, led UT to a rebound victory over visiting LSU in front of 11,612 at Thompson-Boling Arena. After having a hot shooting night negated by an impressive offensive showing by Notre Dame in a loss on the road Monday that ended their 11-game winning streak, the Lady Vols bounced back with another

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Posted on January 25, 2015 at 1:33 am

Metzger-Geertsema Tom and Thelma (Rachel) Metzger of Morristown, announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Marie Metzger to Andre Geertsema, son of Arie and Gina Geertsema of Westminster, Colorado. The bride-elect graduated from Morristown West in 2009 and from Tennessee Tech with a bachelors of science in nursing in 2013. She is employed at Rose Medical Center in Denver, Colorado as a surgical nurse. The groom-elect graduated from Lexington Christian

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  • Anniversary

    Posted on January 17, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Livesay Clay and Stella (Wolfe) Livesay of Thorn Hill celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 at Cherokee Park in Morristown. The couple was married at Thorn Hill in 1940 where they raised their three daughters, Pat (Mills) of Waverly, Karen (Lynn) Ayers of Morristown and Sherri (Wade) Ransey of Thorn Hill. They have five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and countless nieces and nephews. They still reside in

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on January 11, 2015 at 12:00 am

      Kuster-Hayes David Andrew Hayes of Morristown and Christina Marie Kuster, originally from Miami, Florida, announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding. The couple became engaged on Dec. 5, 2014. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mercedes Kuster, of Morristown. She is the granddaughter of Rudy and Elia Lopez, also of Morristown. She is studying to be a nurse. The groom-elect is the son of Reba Faye Collier of Morristown and

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The mansion at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede set to come down as preparations begin for new-look show in 2015.

Dixie Stampede aims to improve set, atmosphere for 2015

Posted on January 24, 2015 at 11:01 pm

  The 28th season of Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede promises to be the most exciting and unique yet, as all-new sights and sounds will create an atmosphere unlike any other. “I want to dazzle our guests in 2015 with a completely new atmosphere,” said Dolly Parton. “My team is hard at work creating a new set, powerful new music, lots of amazing special effects and a few other surprises.” The

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  • Tusculum College to host ‘Lincoln at Gettysburg’ program Sunday, Feb. 1

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 10:41 am

    “Lincoln at Gettysburg” with Chris Small and local vocalists will explore the 16th president’s most famous speech in a program on Sunday, Feb. 1, at Tusculum College.

    GREENEVILLE – “What does it all mean?” At the height of the Civil War, a broken nation and its President were grappling with that question as Abraham Lincoln prepared to give a brief dedicatory speech for a new soldier’s cemetery at Gettysburg. Lincoln’s contemplations that led to his most famous speech will be explored in “Lincoln at Gettysburg” on Sunday, Feb. 1. The program will begin at 2 p.m. in

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Empty Movie Theater

    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, though, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind. Rated R. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 12:25, 4:00, 7:10 and 10:20. Showing at CarmikeTown Crossing 8 in Greeneville at 12:40,

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