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Carson-Newman University freshman, Tori Parker, delivers more than $3,000 to the University of Tennessee Medical Cancer Center in a wheelbarrow. The “Pennies for Patients” collection is in the memory of Duane Duckworth.

C-N freshman collects change for cancer patients

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 12:08 pm

A penny saved is a penny earned, or so believes Tori Parker. Parker is a freshman at Carson- Newman University and is the founder of “Pennies for Patients,” a collection of loose change for cancer patients. It all began in her seventh grade year, Parker explained. “My mom worked at Thomson Cancer Survival Center in Knoxville.” While her mother was an employee there, Parker befriended one of the patients, Duane

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Students of the Morristown Police Department’s Citizen’s Police Academy get training on Range Day during the academy’s 17th year.

MPD prepping for Citizens’ Police Academy

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 12:45 pm

The Morristown Police Department is preparing for its 19thCitizens’ Police Academy Class. The class will begin May 5 and continue to June 9. Classes will be held at the Morristown Police Department on each Tuesday from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Applications for the public are now available. Interested applicants may pick up an application at the Morristown Police Department, located on the first floor of the City Center or call

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  • Father of bomb maker agrees to plea deal

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    A Hawkins County man indicted by a federal grand jury for making pipe bombs has negotiated a plea agreement that entirely separates himself from explosive devices, according to court documents. Brian Keith Looney, 52, has agreed to plead guilty to being an unlawful drug user and addict in possession of firearms. Looney, 52, admitted he was addicted to oxycodone after Hawkins County authorities found 12 firearms at his trailer on

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  • Worst of the winter weather misses area

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 12:15 pm

      The Northeast part of the United States is about to be slammed with what the National Weather Service is calling a winter storm of historic proportion, with the possibility of snow up to three feet in Boston and New York before the storm ends Tuesday. The same weather system had been expected to drop some snow on East Tennessee, but local weather forecasters now believe the balance of the

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Sports

Tennessee’s Bashaara Graves (12) shoots over Georgia defenders in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, in Knoxville

No. 5 Lady Vols use defense to hold off No. 22 Georgia 59-51

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 11:14 am

KNOXVILLE — Traditionally, Tennessee fans stand until the Lady Vols make their first basket of each half. They were on their feet for more than 10 minutes of game time Sunday afternoon at Thompson-Boling Arena but in the end it was worth it. Coach Holly Warlick’s club overcame their shooting with great defense, rebounding and unbelievable free throw shooting for a 59-51 victory over the No. 22 Lady Bulldogs. The

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  • C-N Baseball Position Preview: Pitchers and Catchers

    Posted on January 26, 2015 at 10:57 am

      Editor’s Note: This is the first in a three-part series that analyzes the 2015 Carson-Newman baseball roster. Today’s feature focuses on the pitchers and catchers with senior right-handed starting pitcher Quinton Yocom.   JEFFERSON CITY — The Eagles return two of their three weekend starting pitchers in Yocom and junior lefty Vince Apicella. Dustin Dunagan’s graduation leaves a hole in the rotation after he went 2-7 with a 4.40

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

    Posted on January 24, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    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.

        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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Lifestyles

Engagements

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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Entertainment

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

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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, 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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