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A family of zombies prepare for the Morristown-Hamblen Library zombie walk in 2011. Panther Creek Park will host the inaugural Zombie Walk 5K fundraiser.

Panther Creek Park to host inaugural Zombie Walk 5K fundraiser

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Panther Creek State Park in Morristown is looking for a few good zombies to take part in the inaugural Zombie Walk 5K fundraiser, scheduled for 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25 in the park’s lower soccer field. The entrance fee is $15 plus two non-perishable food items for participants ages 4 and older. Prizes will be awarded for best zombie costume and makeup in three classes: adults (18 and up), teens

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Body found in burning Grainger home

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Grainger County authorities discovered an unidentified body while extinguishing a home fire Tuesday morning, which apparently followed reports that one of the owners had threatened to burn the house down. Reports of a fire at 1085 Coffey Chapel Road in Thorn Hill were received by Grainger County dispatch at 9 a.m. Grainger County Sheriff James Harville said when the Thorn Hill Volunteer Fire Department arrived at the scene they were

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  • Morristown businesses sanctioned by beer board

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    The Morristown Beer Board, which has the same membership as the city council, on Tuesday voted to allow 10 establishments that sold beer to an underage woman during an undercover operation this summer to pick their punishment poison. Owners of the By-Lo Market on Morelock Road will have the option of having its beer license suspended for 60 days or pay a $1,500 civil penalty. This was the second time

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  • Hamblen County United Way kicks off 2014 campaign

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    The Rev. Tony Buchanan, right, participates in the “Light Someone’s Life” ceremony along with United Way of Hamblen County Pacesetters chair Clark Rucker, Board of Directors president Chris Horn, Campaign chair Sam Grigsby, guest speaker Ted Hall and Loaned Executives chair Michele Green during this morning’s 2014 campaign kickoff breakfast.

    From the moment he chose, with the help of his wife of 27 years, Leslie, the 2014 campaign theme, United Way of Hamblen County Campaign Chair Sam Grigsby knew he wanted a candlelight ceremony. So this morning in the fellowship hall of Manley Baptist Church in Morristown, after local television anchor Ted Hall’s very personal campaign kickoff speech and Grigsby’s announcement that fundraising to date has reached $454,947 (29 percent

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Carson-Newman’s Rachel Harper (7) splits Tusculum’s Jaida Allen (19) and Rachel Garnett (16) with a kill during Tuesday’s South Atlantic Conference volleyball match at Holt Fieldhouse in Jefferson City. The Lady Eagles swept the Lady Pioneers for their first victory over Tusculum since 2010.

Wells, Cutshaw finding their roles at C-N

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 12:02 pm

JEFFERSON CITY — Former Morristown East volleyball standouts Lindsey Wells and Rachel Cutshaw have been teammates for so long, they are practically family. Their family bond has continued this year with both now playing for Carson-Newman, as Cutshaw, a freshman, joined the Lady Eagles program where Wells, now a junior, has been for a couple years. For Cutshaw, she said there has been a large learning curve jumping from the

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  • West slips past JCHS in OT, 1-0

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Morristown West’s Anna Thompson (24) defends against a Jefferson County attacker during Tuesday’s match.

    Two halves of soccer were not enough to determine a winner in Tuesday’s soccer match between Jefferson County and West. The Lady Trojans needed an extra frame to pick up a 1-0 win over the Lady Patriots. After the two teams battled to a scoreless tie at the end of regulation, West picked up the dramatic win when Abby McGarel scored the winning goal with just more than five minutes

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  • CCHS, JCHS win D2-AAA golf team championships

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    The Cocke County boys and the Jefferson County girls each claimed District 2-AAA championships at the Country Club. Cocke County’ Alex Hutson, third from right, and Jefferson County’s Kelsey Haun, second from left, each claimed individual crowns as well.

    Monday’s District 2-AAA Tournament at The Country Club became a mirror image at the top of the leaderboard to last week’s Inter Mountain Conference Tournament held in Newport. The Jefferson County Lady Patriots and the Cocke County Fighting Cocks won the IMAC golf titles last week at Smoky Mountain Country Club, and they backed up their previous championships with district titles on an overcast day in Morristown. Jefferson County blew

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Engagement Announcements

Posted on September 13, 2014 at 6:43 pm

Cameron-Watson Tina Louise Cameron, daughter of Robert and Sarah Cameron of Rutledge, announces her engagement and forthcoming marriage to Darren Alex Watson, son of Lisa and Doug Setsor, Pete and Lori Watson, all of Rutledge. The bride-elect is a certified surgical technician who is employed by Morristown Regional Eye Center and Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. The groom-elect is a critical care registered nurse who is employed by UT Medical Center’s Neuro

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  • Reunions

    Posted on September 6, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    Sunrise School The Sunrise School Reunion will be held Sunday Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. at Amis Chapel United Methodist Church off Carter’s Valley Road in Surgoinsville. A covered dish meal will beheld in the fellowship hall. All former students, faculty and family members are invited to attend. Attendees should take a covered dish. For more information, call 423-345-2824.   Massengil-Henson The Massengil-Henson family reunion will be held Sept. 14

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on August 30, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Johnson-Venturella The families of the bride and groom-elect announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of Kelsey Elyse Johnson and David Reed Venturella. The bride-elect is the daughter of Vince and Deborah Johnson of Morristown and the granddaughter of the late James Wayne and Clara Jane Humphreys of Greeneville and Muriel June and the late Clyde Wayne Johnson of Sneedville. Kelsey is a 2009 graduate of Morristown-Hamblen High School West and

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In August company: Encore crew shines in Osage County

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 1:11 pm

When Encore Theatrical Company opens its production of “August: Osage County” tonight, Tracy Lett’s vision of a dark tragicomedy will come to dusky light via a stage that symbolizes family dysfunction and a cast that embodies it. The story is based on an unexpected family reunion caused by the disappearance of the Weston family patriarch. The play itself is the most awarded show of the century. Portraying the role of

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on September 12, 2014 at 7:28 am

    AS ABOVE SO BELOW Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris, the eternal home to countless souls. When a team of explorers venture into the uncharted maze of bones, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead. Rated R. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 12:35, 2:55, 5:25, 7:50 and 10:15. Showing at CarmikeTown Crossing 8 in Greeneville at

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  • Theatre Guild to host auditions for “Rex’s Exes”

    Posted on August 30, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    The Morristown Theatre Guild will hold auditions from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15-16 at Rose Center for the Southern-fried comedy “Rex’s Exes,” the sequel to “Red Velvet Cake War” staged by the Guild in 2013. Performances of “Rex’s Exes will be Nov. 14-23. The Verdeen cousins — Gaynelle, Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette — have wild new adventures as Gaynelle’s surprise 50th Birthday Party sees the return

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