Engagement Announcements

Posted on August 16, 2014 at 7:37 pm

Hosman-Yount Mr. and Mrs. Allyn Hosman of Morristown announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Elizabeth Hosman, to Brian Lynn Yount, son of Earl and Geneva Yount, also of Morristown. The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Morristown West High School and a 2011 graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in Journalism and Electronic Media. The groom-elect is a 2004 graduate of Morristown West High School and

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  • Engagement Anouncements

    Posted on August 9, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Bryant-Cantley Mr. and Mrs. Keith Bryant of Johnson City announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Ashley, to Mr. Richard Jordan Cantley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rutherford of Knoxville and Mr. Gene Cantley of Corryton. The bride-elect is a 2011 graduate of the University of Tennessee, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences, with a concentration in Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology. She

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  • Wedding Announcements

    Posted on August 2, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Houts-Montgomery Jenna Anne Houts and Adam Newton Montgomery were united in marriage May 10, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in Villa Santa Cruz, Todas Santos, Baja California sur Mexico. The ceremony was officiated by Daniel Cooper, cousin of the bride. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Don Houts of Cardiff by the Sea, California and the granddaughter of Sam Stawisky and the late Lillian Stawisky of Los Angeles,

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No red carpet, but 5 free things to do in Cannes

Posted on June 14, 2014 at 5:57 pm

CANNES, France (AP) — This jewel of the French Riviera was a sleepy fishing village when 19th-century English aristocrat Henry Brougham began encouraging his friends to visit. These days the place is packed with millionaires year-round, though the famous Cannes Film Festival held each May is the designer-gowned cherry on top of that pricey sundae. But you don’t have to be a movie star to enjoy this beautiful resort. Here

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  • About to Rock? Salute rock history at Pigeon Forge’s new cafe

    Posted on May 24, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Hard Rock

    On Tuesday, May 20, Hard Rock opened the doors of its newest location — a 12,000-square foot cafe at 2050 Parkway in Pigeon Forge. The opening marks the relocation of the Hard Rock Cafe in Gatlinburg, previously located at 515 Parkway. “The new Pigeon Forge cafe places us in a more strategic location, allowing us to serve even more guests in a larger space. Additionally, the new location’s interior design

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  • To visit The Wave in Arizona, win the lottery

    Posted on July 6, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    VERMILION CLIFFS NATIONAL MONUMENT, Ariz. (AP) — Small wooden balls click rapidly in a whirling bingo basket, as 78 hikers wait to see if their numbers will roll out to win one of 10 permits to visit a rock formation known as The Wave. Some had been contemplating the hike for years. Only 20 people are allowed to visit The Wave each day, with 10 chosen in an online lottery

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(Left to right) Dustin Carter of White Pine received the professional development award, Philip Jordon of Morristown received the clinical excellence award and Renee Dunn of Jefferson City received the leadership award during Walters State’s recent paramedic graduation. With the paramedics is Jonathan R. Reeves, coordinator, Paramedic Program.

Fifteen recognized at Walters State 21st class of paramedics graduation

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Walters State’s 21st class of paramedics is now prepared to serve emergency service agencies across East Tennessee. A total of 15 graduates were recognized at a ceremony held on Aug. 15 at the Morristown campus in which their technical certificates were conferred. Walters State offers the three-semester Paramedic program as part of its Public Safety Division. The speaker for the certificate ceremony was Andrew A. Slemp, III, regional operations manager,

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  • WSCC to offer workforce training classes in September

    Posted on August 16, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Walters State’s division of Workforce Training will offer a variety of classes at the Morristown, Greeneville and Sevierville Campuses, beginning in September. The schedule is as follows: Phlebotomy Technician: 5:30 to 9 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 8 to Nov. 12 on the Morristown Campus and Sept. 15 to Nov. 19 on the Greeneville Campus. This 10-week program is designed to provide didactic and clinical instruction in venipuncture. The 70-hour

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  • WSCC “Gallery” earns state recognition

    Posted on August 9, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    WSCC Magazine

    “Gallery,” the literary and arts magazine of Walters State Community College, has been judged as the best magazine produced by Tennessee community college students. The news came just as the 2014 issue rolled off the presses. The magazine features short stories, essays, poems, drawings, photography and other artwork submitted by Walters State students. “This was one of the best issues of the magazine in its 41-year history,” said Sarah Eichelman,

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Briar Creek Missionary Baptist in Sneedville was destroyed by fire in March. The church is now being rebuilt.

Briar Creek Missionary Baptist rebuilding after fire

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 10:48 am

SNEEDVILLE – Briar Creek Missionary Baptist Church, a place of worship founded in the seventh district of Hancock County in 1882, was destroyed by fire on Monday, March 3, 2014. Since losing their historic building, the church congregation has been meeting at Seal Mathis Community Center on Tazewell Highway, thanks to the American Legion Post #183, current tenants of the community center building. People and organizations have rallied around the

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  • Church Briefs

    Posted on August 15, 2014 at 10:38 am

    Big Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Mooresburg will host a benefit singing at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, featuring the Shepherd’s Call and Praise of Voices singers and others. Proceeds will benefit a church member whose husband passed away. The Rev. Daniel Jarnagin is pastor. Buffalo Trail Baptist Church, 1829 Sherwood Dr., will resume all children’s choirs and missions classes at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20. Youth classes for grades

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  • Borcherts to lead Bible study at FUMC

    Posted on August 8, 2014 at 10:47 am

    The senior group of First United Methodist Church will sponsor a Spiritual Retreat Bible Study led by Gerald and Doris Borchert on Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Community Room of the church. The study is entitled “Going with Jesus to the Sermon on the Mount.” Jersey Girl will provide lunch. Reservations with an $8 payment for lunch can be made no later than August 18

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Free health screenings available at Food City Family Race Night in Bristol

Posted on August 16, 2014 at 7:54 pm

Fans who descend on Bristol Motor Speedway during race week will have access to free mouth, throat and neck cancer screenings that could save their lives. These screenings will be available from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, during Food City Family Race Night in downtown Bristol. Since 2012, the Wellmont Cancer Institute and Bristol Motor Speedway have partnered with Screening P.I.T. Stop, to provide short and painless oral

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  • Health Calendar

    Posted on August 16, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Editor’s Note: To submit a calendar event, e-mail: The New Life Group, a drug and alcohol support group meets at 8 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 601 W. Main St., Morristown. For more information or a calendar of meetings, visit or call 1-877-354-0353. Not Alone, a drug and alcohol addiction support group, meets at 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 p.m. on

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  • MHHS to hold estate planning seminar at Rose Center

    Posted on August 9, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    The Morristown-Hamblen Hospital Foundation and Wellness of Women, parts of Covenant Health, are sponsoring an estate planning seminar for women from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 13 at Rose Center, Prater Hall. Guest speakers will be the Hon. Beth Boniface, local attorney and appointed magistrate, and Tom Strate, owner and president of Strate Insurance Group Inc. Topics to be covered include retirement planning, wills and power of attorney,

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