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Hamblen County Volunteer firefighters and deputies examine the scene of a Wednesday night arson/suicide in the Deer Run subdivision of West Morristown.

Domestic disturbance ends in arson, suicide

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 11:52 am

A troubled marriage whose disintegration was accelerated by the husband’s menacing behavior and violent threats ended fiercely Wednesday night when the Hamblen County man took his own life at his home on Holly Tree Lane, according to authorities. Bobby Joe Moore, 58, died when he shot himself in the chest with a .380-caliber handgun after setting his house ablaze, which caused an explosion just as Deputy Sgt. Michael Vaulton approached the

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Lunch with the Arts to be held at Rose Center Friday, Jan. 30

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 12:47 pm

It was incorrectly published that Lunch with the Arts at Rose Center will be held on Jan. 31. Actually the lunch will be held Friday, Jan. 30 from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. During the luncheon, community members will be treated to live musical entertainment while dining in the Rose Center galleries and exhibits. Delectable gourmet soups and desserts will be served with fresh salads and beverages. Takeout orders will

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  • Pediatric Rehab coming to Jefferson Memorial

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 11:44 am

    Tennova Healthcare is expanding its outpatient rehabilitation program at Jefferson Memorial Hospital to include pediatric rehabilitation services. This means young patients will not need to travel a half hour or more to receive physical therapy, occupational therapy and/or speech therapy for illness, injury, disease or developmental delay. “Pediatric rehabilitation is about more than improving strength and physical functioning. It’s about inspiring young children and teens to gain the skills and

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  • New ADA’s sworn in for Fourth Judicial District

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Brad Jones and Mark Strange were sworn in Tuesday, Jan. 27 in Cocke County as Assistant District Attorneys for the Fourth Judicial District by Circuit Court Judge, Honorable Ben W. Hooper, II. They both were appointed by the Fourth Judicial District Attorney General, James B. Dunn. These newly sworn Assistant District Attorneys will be serving the counties of Sevier, Cocke, Jefferson and Grainger. Brad Jones is from Cocke County and

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Sports

Carson-Newman’s Carson Brooks  (11) goes up for a shot against a group of Anderson defenders on Wednesday night at Holt Fieldhouse.

Defense leads to Eagles’ 66-52 victory

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 10:28 am

JEFFERSON CITY — Carson-Newman has scored 90 points or more in two straight games, but Wednesday night at Holt Fieldhouse it was the defense that made the difference in a 66-52 win over South Atlantic Conference foe Anderson (S.C.). The 52 points given up to the Trojans (8-11, 4-9 SAC) is the lowest total Carson-Newman (9-10, 7-6) has given up all season. “We had as thorough a preparation these last

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  • Manley boys playing for more than just perfect record

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Manley coach Terry Dickerson, right, isn’t shy to share what he has been going through.

    The boys of Manley are getting more than just an education in basketball during their current undefeated Elementary School conference championship season. The selfless group of young men will play their first conference tournament game tonight against, Russellville at 8:15 p.m. but they will be playing for more than the chance to protect their perfect 15-0 record. The Eagles started the season playing for their coach, Terry Dickerson’s grandson, Brayden

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  • West uses comeback to gain 44-43 win over Cherokee

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Morristown West’s Brandon Wilson looks for someone to pass the ball to during the Trojans win against Cherokee on Tuesday.

    A 9-0 start highlighted the West Trojans’ start to their game Tuesday against Cherokee. It was the final 12 points of the game, however, that propelled them to an upset win over Cherokee. West trailed 42-32 with 4:30 to go in the fourth period as it appeared the Chiefs were in control. But the Trojans scored 12 unanswered points and held Cherokee to only a point in the final four

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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

Local wine trail benefits Smoky Mountains, breast cancer research, and black bears

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 1:05 pm

Funds Raised Will Exceed $175,000 Since Inception                   The local group of five wineries that make up the Rocky Top Wine Trail are about more than just great wines! Their support for local and national non-profit organizations has contributed greatly to preserving the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, efforts to eradicate breast cancer, and now include the rescuing of Appalachian bear cubs.                   2015 will be a milestone year for

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  • Conference to feature Appalachian music

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Appalatin, a band that combines the sounds of Appalachia and Latin America, will make its regional debut as part of Walters State’s Mildred Haun Conference Feb. 6-7.

    In Appalachia, music has always brought families together, passed down history and provided communion with the sacred. Music plays a staring role at Walters State’s Mildred Haun Conference. In addition to the ETSU Old Time Pride Band and a closing jam session, the conference is proud to sponsor the local debut of Appalatin, a group that combines the very traditional sounds of Appalachian music with high-energy Latin music, on Feb.

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  • Dixie Stampede aims to improve set, atmosphere for 2015

    Posted on January 24, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    The mansion at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede set to come down as preparations begin for new-look show in 2015.

      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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