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With new hire, MPD is fully staffed

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 11:40 am

After a brief time being just one patrol officer short, the Morristown Police Department is once again fully staffed, according to Police Chief Roger Overholt. The Morristown City Council last week approved the hiring of Dustin Reed as an entry-level patrol officer. Overholt says another patrol officer resigned approximately two weeks ago to accept a position with the White Pine Police Department. Overholt says the police department already had an

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County, EMS reaches deal to save on body transports

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 11:40 am

An agreement between Hamblen County government and Morristown-Hamblen EMS will result in significant savings to the county, according to multiple county leaders. The agreement, approved by the Hamblen County Commission, allows for the EMS to transport dead bodies to Morristown-Hamblen Hospital as a community service. The EMS will charge $50 per transport to cover the cost of supplies. Commissioner Louis “Doe” Jarvis, chair of the commission’s finance committee, noted the

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  • Man charged with DUI to plead guilty to illegal reentry

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 11:39 am

    A previously deported Mexican man taken into federal custody after he was arrested for DUI in Hamblen County in October will forego the formal indictment process, according to court documents. Marco Antonio Reyes Solano, 23, indicated he will plead guilty to illegal reentry into the United States. Solano was deported to Mexico in April 2012 after serving time for possession of a forgery device, according to David V. Pena, a

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  • Community Thanksgiving Service set for Tuesday

    Posted on November 22, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    Preparing the music for the Community Thanksgiving Service to be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25 at First Baptist Church are from left, Rick and Polly Kipotuk of First Presbyterian Church, Anna Kopituk, Lee Allen Dalton of Buffalo Trail Baptist Church, Nolan Keesee, Randy Moles, R.J. Kopituk, John Greene, First Baptist Church, Sam Morgan and Jonathan Richardson.

    The Community Thanksgiving Service for Hamblen County will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25 at First Baptist Church in Morristown. The long held tradition of bringing congregations from a number of local churches together to worship prior to the Thanksgiving Day holiday also serves as the kickoff for the annual Citizen Tribune Holiday Hope Fund. The offering taken at the service directly benefits the fund that provides food

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Sports

Tennessee placekicker Aaron Medley, right, celebrates with holder Patrick Ashford after making a field goal in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Alabama, Saturday, Oct. 25, in Knoxville. Ashford threw a touchdown pass on a fake field goal Saturday night against Missouri for the Vols first touchdown of the game. (AP photo)

Ashford’s TD pass generates buzz for fans, friends and family

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 11:09 am

KNOXVILLE — The Tennessee offense was struggling, the defense couldn’t get Missouri off the field on third down and the fans inside Neyland Stadium were listless and lethargic. In Saturday’s game against Missouri, the Vols needed something to give everyone a boost. A former Morristown West Trojan provided just what Tennessee needed. The Vols were trailing the Tigers 7-3 and seemed to be unable to get anything going offensively. Quarterback

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Lifestyles

Engagement Announcement

Posted on November 22, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Harrison-Christian Wesley Brian Christian and Marsha Ann Harrison announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Phil and Dorothy Harrison of Sneedville. She is the granddaughter of the late T.J. (Tom) and Lucile Harrison and Leona Melton of Sneedville. She is employed by the Hancock County Board of Education. She is a second grade teacher at Hancock County Elementary School. The groom-elect is the son of

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  • Engagement Announcement

    Posted on November 8, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Morgan-Tustin Tonya Morgan and Richard Tustin announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Sandy and the late Don Peerman of White Pine. The groom-elect is the son of Doug and June Tustin of Pennsylvania. They will exchange vows Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Leadvale Baptist Church in White Pine. All family and friends are invited to attend.

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  • Engagements

    Posted on November 2, 2014 at 1:47 am

    Ott-Shockley Darlene Ott of Wears Valley and Galen Ott of Durand, Wisconsin along with Mr. and Mrs. David Shockley announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Andrea Ott and Adam Shockley. The bride-elect is the daughter of Darlene and Galen Ott. She is a graduate of Iowa State University. The groom-elect is the son of David and Sandra Shockley of Morristown. He is the grandson of the late

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Entertainment

C-N to host Christmas Tree Lighting Service

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Carson-Newman University will usher in the Christmas season with an outdoor Tree Lighting Service on Tuesday, Dec. 2. An enduring community tradition, the 6 p.m. event marks the beginning of the Advent season through song and candlelight. It is free and open to the public. “There is no greater news than the Good News of God’s grace and redemption through Jesus Christ,” said Dr. Jeremy Buckner, chair of the University’s

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  • At the Movies

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Empty Movie Theater

    THE BEST OF ME A pair of former high school sweethearts reunite after many years when they return to visit their small hometown. Rated PG13. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 7:05 and 9:55. BEYOND THE LIGHTS A talented musician on the brink of super stardom struggles with the pressure of her new-found success. Rated PG13. Showing at Carmike Cinemas 12 College Square Mall at 11:40, 2:25,

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  • Rock City’s Enchanted Garden of Lights

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, Georgia — Rock City’s annual Enchanted Garden of Lights prepares for its 20th anniversary season which begins Friday, Nov. 21. Enhancements and new characters await guests nightly from 6 to 9 p.m. through Jan. 3. New scenes include The Dancing Forest where lighted trees dance to holiday music, as well as a 26-foot Christmas tree featuring a celebration in lights set to sounds of the season. Guests can

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