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Union Heights Elementary School Principal Chuck Carter helps students make salsa from a garden they planted over the summer. A total of 22 students participated in the program, hosted by Douglas Cherokee Education Center.

F.A.R.M.S. program provides tasty education

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Students at Union Heights Elementary School spiced things up Wednesday when the culmination of their summer garden was blended into salsa. The Douglas Cherokee F.A.R.M.S. (farming, agriculture, reading, math and science) summer program, conducted by Douglas Cherokee Education Center in Morristown, is a four-week program for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. “Last year we just had a garden, so we wanted to narrow it down. So we thought what

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State releases Mountain View report

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 12:31 pm

In the lingering aftermath of two recent suicides of teens in their care, a Tennessee Commission on Children report reveals understaffing, poor monitoring procedures and needed upgrades in suicide prevention protocols at Mountain View Youth Development Center in Dandridge. Two teens in Mountain View’s care, 16-year-old Brandon Greene of Mountain City, Tennessee, and 18-year-old Frank Cass of White County, Tennessee, had each shown a history of suicidal behavior prior to

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  • Bank robbers sentenced

    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    U.S. District Judge Ronnie Greer doled out the first phase of punishment for two men who admitted robbing the Tennessee State Bank in Newport in December 2012, according to court documents. Greer sentenced Brandy Joe Charles, a 40-year-old North Carolina man, to 188 months in federal prison, 74 months fewer than the bottom-of-the-range sentence he could have received if he had not implicated the other armed robber, Anthony Robert Clifton.

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  • Local businesses do challenge, raise money for ALS

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System President and CAO Gordon Lintz, center, leads a group of his employees in the Ice Bucket Challenge.

    Donations continue to pour in for the ALS Association thanks to the Ice Bucket Challenge and now organizations across the Lakeway Area have accepted the challenge to participate, as well. Tuesday afternoon, employees at the Lakeway Achievement Center and Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System, answered their challenges and doused themselves with ice-cold water for a good cause. Audrey Strange, human resource manager at Lakeway Achievement Center, said she was personally challenged and

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Football Preview: August 29

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 12:10 pm

East prepared to host Governors  Despite a loss in last week’s season opener, the Morristown East Hurricanes experienced some bright spots which hopefully will continue to progress as the season rolls along. The Hurricanes faced a tall task in last Saturday’s game as they took on defending 3A state champion Alcoa. The game started with a bang for East as Bryson Stevens returned the opening kickoff 84 yards for a

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  • West routs East in three games

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Morristown West’s Kaley Muncy (9) scores a point with a kill while Morristown East’s Gia Hodges, left, and Madisson Westmoreland (23) attempt to block during Tuesday’s IMAC volleyball match at Isenberg-Siler Gymnasium.

    Morristown West took over sole possession of first place in the Inter Mountain Conference volleyball standings by rolling past Morristown East, 3-0, Tuesday night before a good crowd at Isenberg-Siler Gymnasium. The Lady Trojans won the opening game, 25-13, put down an East rally to capture the second at 25-20, and then took the final by the same score as the first game. With the victory, coach Heather Kelley’s club

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  • Bears upend Vikings 18-8

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 11:20 am

    East Ridge running back Jacob Ward looks for room to run against Meadowview during Tuesday’s Middle Eight Conference game at Burke-Toney Stadium in Morristown.

    Quick, accurate passing and a power running game helped East Ridge Middle School build a comfortable lead, and an opportunistic defense helped them keep it. Jacob Ward was the workhorse, helping the Bears to an 18-8 win over the Vikings Tuesday night at Burke-Toney Stadium. “We’ve been working on our blocking and technique,” East Ridge coach Andy Taylor said. “Credit the coaches, they’ve been working hard and the players have

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Fashion Show

Fall Fashion Show to benefit ALPS

Posted on August 24, 2014 at 12:52 am

It’s couture time in East Tennessee. Sure, there’s that fall game with the oddly shaped ball, but fashion is as important in the stands as knowing all the words to the school fight song. Kelley Marie Chic Boutique has suited up local models to assist Lakeway Area fashionistas to find just the right look from activities at Neyland Stadium to the office or a neighborhood gathering at the backyard fire

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on August 23, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Bates – Chambers Ashley Bates and Heath Chambers announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride elect is the daughter of Cynthia Hass Brady of Newport and Chip Bates of Johnson City. She is a literacy tutor for Save the Children at Northwest Elementary The groom elect is the son of Terri and Bobby Sawyer of Newport and Ed and Carole Chambers of Maryville. The wedding ceremony is planned for

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on August 16, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Hosman-Yount Mr. and Mrs. Allyn Hosman of Morristown announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Elizabeth Hosman, to Brian Lynn Yount, son of Earl and Geneva Yount, also of Morristown. The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Morristown West High School and a 2011 graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in Journalism and Electronic Media. The groom-elect is a 2004 graduate of Morristown West High School and

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In this film publicity image released by Warner Bros., Sandra Bullock is shown in a scene from, "The Blind Side."

‘The Blind Side’ to close Starlite season

Posted on August 22, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Before the gridiron battles begin Saturday for fans of the Morristown high schools, eager football fans can get some pre-game action at the final Starlite Cinema showing tonight. The Morristown Parks and Recreation Department will show “The Blind Side,” the 2012 bio-drama based on Tennessee Titan Michael Oher’s life. The movie will be shown at dusk (around 8:30) at Fred Miller Park in Morristown. This will be the final movie

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on August 22, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Empty Movie Theater

    EARTH TO ECHO, REISSUE After receiving a bizarre series of encrypted messages, a group of kids embark on an adventure with an alien who needs their help. Rated PG. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 2:00 and 4:40. EXPENDABLES 3 Barney and his team, known as “The Expendables,” come into conflict with ruthless arms dealer Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables’ co-founder, who is determined to destroy the team.

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  • Rose Center announces ‘An Omega Exhibit’ art exhibition

    Posted on July 11, 2014 at 9:08 am

    “Monument Tree with Deer” by Dr. R. Earl Cleveland will be among his exhibit “Omega” which will be displayed at Rose Center’s Edith Davis Gallery.

    Rose Center announces the “An Omega Exhibit,” an exhibition of the works of artist Dr. R. Earl Cleveland. The exhibit will be on display in the newly renovated Edith Davis Gallery at Rose Center in Morristown through July 31. The public is invited to an opening reception Sunday, July 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. Dr. Cleveland will give a gallery talk during the reception. The show is titled “Omega”

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