Engagement Announcements

Posted on December 20, 2014 at 6:23 pm

Dean-Darnell David and Brenda Dean of Russellville and Melody and Steve Waits of Greeneville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jacqueline (Jackie) Dean, to Landon Darnell. The bride-elect is the mother of Addison Marie. She is the granddaughter of Nancy Dean and the late Kenneth Dean of Greeneville and Kyle and Joan Harris of Greeneville. She is a 2009 graduate of West Greene High School. She is

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  • Engagement Announcement

    Posted on December 6, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Reece-Fillers Michael Frank Fillers II and Ashley Nicole Reece announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mike Reece and Vicki Reece of Morristown. She is the granddaughter of the late Kenneth and Lynnie Reece of Morristown, the late Charles “Buddy” Canter of Glade Springs, Virginia and the late June Keesee Canter of Chilhowie, Virginia. She graduated in 2003 from Morristown East High School. She is

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on December 4, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Housley-Potter Jeremy Potter and Jessica Housley announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Tony Housley and Betty Thomas. She is the granddaughter of Ronnie and Janice Housley, Paul King and Brenda King. She is a 2011 graduate of Morristown-Hamblen High School East. The groom-elect is the son of Perry and Paula Potter. He is the grandson of the late Ray Potter and Charlcie Marshall and

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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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Meadowview Middle School students presented their Vincent Van Gogh inspired art work to area education leaders last week. From left, Principal Karen Holweg, student Robert Brown presents his work to Dr. Dale Lynch, director of Hamblen County School, former member of the Tennessee Board of Regents R. Jack Fishman accepts artwork from student Daisy Tran, teacher Kerry Stacy, and students Michelle Mendez and Elia Gutierrez.

Students present Van Gogh-inspired art to education leaders

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 11:38 am

Even as they learned about the deep swirling strokes and the canvases thick with paint, there was a deeper lesson at work. Meadowview Middle School students studied the life and works of Dutch born impressionist Vincent Van Gogh. Van Gogh, a brilliant artist under appreciated in his time, is famous for many things, including a battle with mental illness. Artistically, his unique interpretations of nature and his life in France

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  • School News

    Posted on December 20, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Hurricane Watch Library books to be renewed at start of second semester The academic semester may be over, but basketball season knows no bounds. The Hurricane basketball team participates in the Honda Christmas Tournament at Daniel Boone High School from Friday, Dec. 26 to Tuesday, Dec. 30. The first day of the second semester will be Tuesday, Jan. 6. Students will have a maximum of five parent excuses and an

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  • Bush Bros. chairman speaks to Carson-Newman graduates

    Posted on December 13, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    James Ethier, chairman of the board for Bush Brothers & Company, speaks to the Carson-Newman University December graduating class.

      Carson-Newman University held its Winter Commencement Undergraduate Ceremony on Friday morning, Dec. 12. During the service, the University graduated some 60 students before family and friends in Holt Fieldhouse. James Ethier, chairman of the board for Bush Brothers & Company, delivered the commencement address. Ethier said his family’s enterprise is rooted in integrity, responsibility, trust and commitment. Ethier said it easy to answer questions about the key to being

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Church Briefs

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 10:51 am

Bethel Baptist Church, 1800 Cherokee Drive, is having a Sunday school Christmas program Sunday, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. Christmas Eve candlelight service and communion will be Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. Community Baptist Church, Caroll Rd., will present “A life changing experience” Sunday night at 6:30. Robbie Linkous is the pastor. Deliverance Temple Church, 1950 Claude Collins Rd., will be having its Christmas program titled “From the Manger

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  • Church Briefs

    Posted on December 12, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Bible Aires Baptist Church, 1086 Old Witt Rd., Morristown, will have their regular monthly singing this Saturday at 7 p.m. Singers will be the Burchell Webb singers. Allen Lawson is pastor. Cherokee Heights Baptist Church will be presenting “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m., under the direction of Casey Hatfield and Jessica Jones. The Rev. Ken Cole is the Pastor. Deliverance Temple Church, 1950

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  • Coats for the Cold give-a-way to be held at Rock of Refuge Church

    Posted on December 5, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Anthony Purkey, Rock of Refuge Church youth pastor, sorts coats for the annual Coats for the Cold distribution.

    The Coats For the Cold campaign is in its 21st year and will be wrapping up Saturday, Dec. 6 with the give-a-way at the Rock of Refuge Church, 1312 Davis Street, Morristown. Distribution will be from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Rock of Refuge Church, WCRK, & WMTN radio has sponsored the Coats For The Cold Campaign for the past 21 years, giving away more than 25,000 coats, hats, tobogons,

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Tai Chi instructor Nancy Holder demonstrates a move being followed by, from left, Beverly Beddingfield, Ann Krance, Elenore Patrick and Jim Perdue.

Senior Center to offer Tai Chi

Posted on December 20, 2014 at 6:37 pm

The Senior Citizens Center, Inc. in Morristown will once again offer Tai Chi classes beginning Tuesday, Jan. 6 and Thursday, Jan. 8. Both classes will run from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and will continue weekly. This gentle exercise program is suitable for anyone and can be adapted to any level of fitness. There is even a seated modification that can be practiced if standing is difficult or not possible. Participants

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  • Health Calendar

    Posted on December 20, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    December 22 9 a.m. MEDIC REGIONAL BLOOD DRIVE until 5 p.m. at Newport Community Center, 433 Prospect Ave., Newport. All donors receive a free one-topping pizza, a free movie ticket and a Medic T-shirt. For more information, visit or call 865-524-3074. 11 a.m. MEDIC REGIONAL BLOOD DRIVE until 6 p.m. at Golden Corral, 2905 W. Andrew Johnson Hwy. Morristown. For more information, visit or call 865-524-3074. 11 a.m.

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  • Health Calendar

    Posted on December 13, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    December 15   11:30 a.m. COOKING CLASS – “Holiday Hors D’oeuvres” at the Everett and Carolyn Coolidge Volunteer Conference Center at Takoma Regional Hospital in Greeneville with Chef Deidra Harruff. The cost is $10 per person per class. Class size is limited to 30 people. Reservations are required. To sign up, call Harruff at 423-552-5172 or email The class will also be offered at 6 p.m. December 17  

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