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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This photo provided by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History on April 8, 2015 in conjunction with the upcoming book “Shipwrecked in Paradise: Cleopatra’s Barge in Hawaii,” shows a vegetal ivory finger ring found in the wreckage of a ship belonging to King Kamehameha II, aka Liholiho, the second king of Hawaii, which sunk off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii in 1824.

Artifacts lost in shipwreck 191 years ago returned to Hawaii

Posted on April 11, 2015 at 5:40 pm

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A museum in Hawaii is preparing to open a treasure-trove of artifacts from the shipwreck of a royal yacht sunk off the coast of Kauai 191 years ago. Richard Rogers, a Hawaii shipwreck chaser, worked with scientists from the Smithsonian Institution to dredge up the findings from the ship owned by King Kamehameha II, aka Liholiho, the second king of Hawaii. “We found gold, silver, Hawaiian

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  • After years of mediocrity, Tulsa emerging as hipster hub

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Punching far above their weight, starry-eyed Tulsans have tried for years to demonstrate to fellow Oklahomans and outsiders alike that the state’s second-largest city was more funky and less in a funk. With a re-energized downtown and a welcome mat for a much younger generation of business owners and urban dwellers, this meat-and-potatoes Midwestern city of about 400,000 is hitting a stride. “Seems like there’s a

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  • Whale watching now year-round activity in San Diego

    Posted on March 14, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Once limited to the winter months, whale watching off San Diego is now a year-round activity that comes with a guarantee of a sighting. On a recent day on the Pacific Ocean, it took just less than an hour away from the dock for Capt. Troy Sears to spot two juvenile gray whales meandering south toward Baja California. By the time the cruise aboard the 139-foot

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Carson-Newman Alpha Chi students Grace Boone, Payton Blankenship and Chapter President Alex Carver help unload new books the group donated to Samaritan House.

C-N’s Alpha Chi chapter earns philanthropy award

Posted on April 25, 2015 at 7:01 pm

Carson-Newman University’s Tennessee Delta chapter of Alpha Chi was recently honored with the University’s Student Philanthropy Organization of the Year Award. Alpha Chi is a national coeducational academic honor society. The society actively promotes academic excellence, undergraduate and graduate research, campus academic dialogue, and civic engagement. The chapter was honored for their donation of over 150 new children’s books to Samaritan House ministries. The donation totaled over $1,000 worth of

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  • Tusculum College inducts its charter members into history national honor society

    Posted on April 11, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    GREENEVILLE – Tusculum College inaugurated its charter members into Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society on March 30. Nine students were inducted during the ceremony including Ryan Barker, a senior double major in history and English from Laurens, S.C.; Erika Allison, a senior double major in history and museum studies from Alpharetta, Ga.; Melanie Sigman, a senior museum studies major from Covington, Ga.; Robert Owens, a senior history

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  • WSCC Regional Law Enforcement graduates 26 officers in March

    Posted on April 6, 2015 at 7:28 am

    Twenty-six officers are eligible to join the rosters of law enforcement agencies with the recent graduation of the latest Basic Law Enforcement Academy class at Walters State Community College. The Basic Law Enforcement Academy, held at the college’s Greeneville/Greene County campus, offers the eight-week training required of all new law enforcement recruits during their first year of employment. The program is part of the East Tennessee Regional Law Enforcement Academy

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All Saints’ Episcopal to host German Mass concert

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 10:57 am

The Parish Choir and Instrumental Ensemble of All Saints’ Episcopal Church will host a special concert presentation on Sunday, April 26. The choir will sing Franz Schubert’s Deutsche Messe (German Mass), accompanied by an instrumental ensemble featuring local professional and high school musicians. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. at the church, 601 West Main Street, Morristown. The concert is free and open to the public. This mass, sometimes

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  • Church Briefs

    Posted on April 24, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Bethel Baptist Church, 1800 Cherokee Drive, will have a spring revival Monday, April 27 through Wednesday, April 29 at 7 p.m. The Rev. Steve Simpson Sr. will deliver the messages and Open Door Baptist church, Mt. Olive Baptist Church and Bethel Baptist choirs will render selections. Clifton D. Jackson Sr. is pastor. Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, Highway 131, Thorn Hill, will hold monthly singing on Saturday, April 25 at 7

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  • Magna View Baptist to host Wild Beast Feast

    Posted on April 17, 2015 at 10:41 am

    How do you feed four hundred people on five hundred dollars? Sounds impossible, but that is what a local church did last year and is gearing up to do again. Magna View Baptist Church in Talbott is holding its fourth annual Wild Game Supper on Saturday, April 18. Only this year, the event is more than just a supper…it’s a Wild Game Festival. “We’ve gone from 125 attendees to more

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Tara Beffrey, holding her daughter, Reagan, displays free diaper vouchers received through the Baby and Me Tobacco Free Program offered at the Hamblen County Health Department.  Beffrey is the first program participant to quit smoking and complete all education requirements.

Hamblen Health Department offering quit smoking program for pregnant women

Posted on April 25, 2015 at 6:46 pm

The Hamblen County Health Department has staff trained and is certified to offer a program to help pregnant women quit smoking and stay quit. “We know the harm tobacco use causes to the mother and unborn child. This program is research-based and proven to help pregnant women quit smoking and stay quit,” said Laurie Adams, BABY & ME – Tobacco Free Program executive director in Jamestown, New York. “The Hamblen

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  • Health Calendar

    Posted on April 25, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    April 28 8 a.m. MEDIC REGIONAL BLOOD DRIVE until 3 p.m. at Morristown-Hamblen West High, 1025 Sulphur Springs Rd., Morristown. For more information, call Medic at 865-524-3074. 8 a.m. MARSH REGIONAL BLOOD DRIVE until 2 p.m. at Volunteer High School in Church Hill. For more information, call 423-408-7500. May 1 8 a.m. DIABETES SYMPOSIUM until 4 p.m. for clinical professionals at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. Pre-registration for the symposium

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  • Health Calendar

    Posted on April 18, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    April 22   9 a.m. SPRING HEALTH FAIR until 11 a.m. at the Senior Citizen Center, 841 Lincoln Ave., Morristown. Free screenings include blood pressure checks, blood sugar checks, hearth rhythm, circulation testing and allergy screening. Lab work includes PSA ($35), thyroid profile ($25), lipid profile ($20), CDC and basic metabolic profile ($25). Fasting is required for lipid and metabolic profile. Lab work by Lakeway Regional Hospital. Senior information on

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