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Hillcrest teacher Michelle Morgan celebrates Read Across America day with her first grade class on the students’ return to school following a two-week winter weather related hiatus.

Students return following two-week hiatus

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 11:31 am

After missing several days of instruction because of the recent winter storms, many area school districts are back in session and on a regular schedule. Although the students and teachers have lost classroom time over the past two weeks, assistant director of the Hamblen County Department of Education Brenda Dean said she does not anticipate any setbacks in curriculum. She explained this can be attributed to the county’s “banking system.”

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Be a Match donor drive to raise awareness

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 11:29 am

Faith and trust are the two things Jamie Lynn Godfey said has sustained her during her battle with Leukemia. Godfrey moved to the Lakeway Area from Indiana about 15 years ago and pursued a career in performance. While on this track, she worked with current Encore Theatrical Musical Director Micah-Shane Brewer and was eventually on stage at Dollywood and the Miracle Theater in Pigeon Forge. Since, she has been in

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  • Hawkins native finds niche as Greeneville High principal

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Patrick Fraley is now the principal at Greeneville High School after being principal of Cherokee High School from 2008 to 2012.

    Seeing students succeed in life is his top priority, and his up-bringing has been his inspiration. Such is the life of Greeneville High School principal Patrick Fraley. Growing up in Hawkins County was a childhood, Fraley described, as uneventful but never dull. He said he worked on his family’s farm often and is a proud graduate of Cherokee High School. He went on to attend Tennessee Wesleyan College, Tusculum College

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  • After two weeks of winter weather, small businesses bounce back

    Posted on February 28, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Two weeks of snow and ice hampered local small businesses, including those downtown. As warmer weather arrives, local business owners are encouraging residents to shop local as they get back out and into their normal routine.

    So now that most people in Morristown and the Lakeway Area are able to get out and about, it’s a great time to open the wallet to support local small businesses. Some opened a bit later than usual Friday, and some extended their hours in hopes to make up some of the revenue lost while they were forced to close their doors during the worst of the winter weather. “We’ve

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The Jefferson County Lady Patriots won the Region 1-AAA championship on Sunday with a victory over Morristown West at Morristown East High School.

Lady Patriots top West 53-45 to claim region crown

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 10:31 am

There are lots of key players and veterans from last year’s state tournament team on Jefferson County’s roster, but it was freshman Ryleigh Fritz who came off the bench to emerge as an unlikely hero in Sunday afternoon’s Region 1-AAA girls championship game. Fritz scored eight points in the final quarter as the Lady Patriots handed Morristown West a 53-45 setback and captured home court advantage for Monday night’s sub-state

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  • District snub fuels Griffin’s Region MVP

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Jefferson County’s Tori Griffin scored 18 points to help her team defeat Morristown East on Sunday.

    Jefferson County junior guard Tori Griffin didn’t take being left off the All-District 2-AAA Tournament Team two weeks ago very well. The snub served as motivation for her through two weeks of sitting and waiting due to a week layoff and several days out of competition due to snow and icy conditions outside, but the weather didn’t cool off her game at all. Griffin averaged 21 points per game in

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  • Lady Trojans end Lady ‘Canes season with 68-43 win; West advances to Region 1-AAA final

    Posted on February 28, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    Morristown West’s Jasmine Williams goes up for a hook shot during the Lady Trojans Region 1-AAA semifinal victory over Morristown West on Saturday.

    West’s girls took a very important step toward a return trip to the state tournament on Saturday by racing past East, 68-43, in the semifinals of the Region 1-AAA Tournament at Isenburg-Siler Gym. The Lady Trojans took control from the very start and were never seriously threatened in advancing to this afternoon’s championship game against Jefferson County, which is set for 3 p.m. Today’s winner will host the loser of

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    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 28, 2015 at 6:19 pm

Kelly-Price Dr. Gary and Martha Kelly of Morristown announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Katherine, to Matthew Stewart Price, son of Leslie and Pam Price, also of Morristown. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of James and Roberta Kidd of Fayetteville, and Theresa Kelly and the late Gene Kelly of Columbus, Georgia. She graduated from Morristown West High in 2009 and from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2012 with a

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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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The cast members of Encore’s production of “Into the Woods” performs. The play continues through March 8.

Encore production will huff and puff and bring the house down

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 12:25 pm

Immersing oneself in an experience other than your own is not only pleasurable, it’s a necessary part of mental survival – and there’s no better tool than local theater for gathering one’s wits. Proof is right there behind the curtain at Encore Theatrical Company’s “Into the Woods” during the next two weekends at Walters State Community College in Morristown. The set of “Into the Woods” takes the notion of creating

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 12:12 pm

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    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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