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Morristown Utilities System staff members react to an evacuation scenario on Thursday in the utility’s main office lobby, led by volunteer role players as part of a multiple agency disaster drill.

MUS holds disaster drill to prepare staff for emergencies

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 11:33 am

Customers who expected to open new accounts or pay bills at the main offices of Morristown Utility Systems after 9 a.m. Thursday were greeted by locked doors and an unmanned drive-thru window. Just minutes prior, however, the empty lobby had been the scene of intense activity, instigated by two role-playing customers enlisted to test the emergency response skills of customer service staff — all a part of the utility’s comprehensive

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David Cloar, left, who was found not guilty by reason of insanity in a 1990 double homicide, almost certainly will some day be released, but a judge concluded Thursday night his state-proposed furlough plan was fatally flawed.

Judge finds David Cloar’s release plan flawed

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 11:30 am

In an atypical hearing involving the disjointed interplay between criminal law, mental-health regulations and insurance coverage, Circuit Court Judge Thomas J. Wright Thursday night temporarily nixed the release of double-killer David Cloar until state mental-health officials advance a more restrictive release proposal. Although Cloar maintains he doesn’t remember brutally knifing his father and stepmother, Jack and June Cloar, in 1990, he doesn’t deny he killed them. Cloar also maintains he

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  • Severe storms expected Saturday

    Posted on April 24, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Anyone with outdoor plans for Saturday would be advised to pay close attention to weather forecasts, which call for the possibility of significant severe thunderstorms across much of the Lakeway Area. Meteorologist Sam Roberts with the National Weather Service office in Morristown said forecasters are still working to fine-tune the expected timetable of the arrival of the storms, which are expected to include damaging wind, up to golf ball size

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  • West High tops THSSDL state tournament

    Posted on April 23, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Devanie Carattini, Sydney Terry, Danielle Pacia, Shannon Clarke, Kendyl Kowalski and Natalie Guffey performed “I Am an Emotional Creature” in the interpreter’s theater competition this past weekend at the THSSDL state tournament. They placed second and aided in the team’s ranking as No.1 in the state for the year.

    This past weekend, the Morristown West High School speech and debate team traveled to Austin East High School in Knoxville to compete in the Tennessee High School Speech and Drama League (THSSDL) state tournament. They have since returned home with many new trophies and the top rank in the state. There were two larger groups competing for first place over the weekend in the one-act play and interpreter’s theater competitions.

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Morristown East’s Jamie Alvarez, right, dodges the Cocke County goalkeeper after his shot was blocked during their contest on Thursday.

Hurricanes grab 11-0 win over Cocke County

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 11:09 am

A change in formation seems to have changed the attitude of the Morristown East soccer team as they made quick work of Cocke County on the soccer pitch Thursday night, defeating the Big Red 11-0. “We changed our shape on Tuesday, so this is really only our second game in the new formation and I think it is starting to finally come together,” Morristown East coach James Kelley said. “They

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  • Lady Canes drop 5-1 contest to Seymour

    Posted on April 24, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Morristown East’s pitcher Casi McDaniel tosses a pitch during the Lady ‘Canes contest against Seymour on Thursday.

    Seymour is a game closer to another Inter Mountain Conference softball championship. The Lady Eagles scored twice before East got an out Thursday afternoon at King Park and went on to a 5-1 decision over the Lady ‘Canes. It was the 10th win in 11 conference games for Seymour, which is now 13-10 overall. The Lady Eagles lead second-place Cherokee by two games in the loss column with three league

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  • Jenkins records win in West’s doubleheader sweep of Sevier County

    Posted on April 23, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Morristown West’s softball team celebrated senior night for lone senior Candace Jenkins (26) during a doubleheader against Sevier County, Wednesday, at J.C. Wild Park.

    Morristown West had little trouble sweeping a pair of five-inning games in a doubleheader against Sevier County Wednesday afternoon at J.C. Wild Park. The Lady Trojans did not get a hit in the opening game but found a way to notch an 8-3 victory over the Bearettes, while the nightcap was all West in a 12-1 victory spearheaded by two home runs by Natalie Martin. With the sweep, West improved

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    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 2:55 pm


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Posted on April 25, 2015 at 6:47 pm

Sofie Brin Mullins turned 1-year-old on March 29, 2015. She celebrated at home with a Baby Minnie Mouse party surrounded by her family and friends. She attends Union Missionary Baptist Church. Sofie is the daughter of Calvin and Wendy Mullins of Thorn Hill. She is the granddaughter of Flip and Sharlene Mullins of Sneedville and Wendell and Jenny Singleton of Thorn Hill.   Alianna Romero Valdez celebrated her 3rd birthday

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  • East Tennessee names endangered heritage sites

    Posted on April 18, 2015 at 11:05 pm

      Each year the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance (ETPA) presents a list of endangered heritage sites. These places are irreplaceable assets to both their respective communities and our entire region. The preservation of these structures matters for many reasons. Historic places evoke strong memories and provide community identity. They make individuals part of a collective continuum of human experience, linking people to the past and to future generations. Sometimes these

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on April 18, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Courtney Lynn Worthington and Clarke Greene II

    Worthington – Greene Stacy and Tammy Worthington of Russellville announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Courtney Lynn Worthington, to Timothy Clark Greene II, son of Timothy and Sharon Greene of Russellville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of James and Nancy Marsh of Russellville, the late Ethel Marsh, the late Elmer and Sandra Worthington of Rogersville and the late Doyle and Mary Officer of Morristown. She is a 2009 graduate

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At the Movies

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 8:49 am

AGE OF ADELINE A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After years of a solitary life, she meets a man for whom it might be worth losing her immortality. Rated PG13. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 in Morristown at 11:40, 2:25, 5:10, 7:55 and 10:35. CINDERELLA Ella’s merchant father remarries following the tragic death of Ella’s mother. Ella welcomes her

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  • Longstreet Museum to host living history

    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 11:34 am

    The General Longstreet Museum in Russellville will host a Civil War living history celebration from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26 on the grounds of the museum. A worship service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday. The 1st East Tennessee Battery and the 60th East Tennessee Infantry will be on hand for this living history encampment. Demonstrations will include open-fire camp cooking, military and civilian drills.

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  • Country Tonite announces celebrity concert series

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge has announced its celebrity concert series for 2015. The series kicks off on Saturday, May 23 with The Oak Ridge Boys appearing for shows at 3 and 8 p.m. Tickets for the show are $39.95 plus tax. The lineup continues with: • Chubby Checker on Friday, June 12. • Shenandoah featuring Marty Raybon on Friday, July 3. • Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan on

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