Birth Announcements

Posted on May 23, 2015 at 5:19 pm

Leslie and Donald Sutton of Bybee announce the birth of a son, Jacob Nathaniel Sutton, born March 19, 2015 at UT Medical Center.  He weighed 9 lbs. 4oz.  He is the brother of Levi Sutton. He is the grandson of Joe and Laura Gibson, Peggy Sutton and the late Jeffery Sutton.   Valene and Luis Aquilar of Morristown announce the birth of a daughter, Izabella Sofia Aquilar, born May 19,

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on May 16, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Carpenter-Gossett Ronnie and Rebecca Carpenter of Morristown announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Tiffany Breanna Jean Carpenter, to Justin Tyler Gossett, son of David and Melissa Gossett of Morristown. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Donald Carpenter and the late Martha Henson of Morristown, the late Dewey Russell of Morristown and the late Cecilia Russell of Powell. She is a 2013 graduate of Morristown-Faith Christian Academy. She attends New

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on May 9, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Daugherty-Young Danny and Patricia Young announce the engagement and forth-coming marriage of their son, Nathaniel Brock Young, to Kendra Elise Daugherty, daughter of Kevin and Janella Daugherty, all of Morristown. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Roy Sr. and Christene Marsh of Tazewell and Abraham and the late Elizabeth Daugherty of Tazewell. She is a 2009 graduate of Morristown West High School and a 2014 graduate of East Tennessee State

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Essentials for visiting Paris: What’s new, classics and more

Posted on May 18, 2015 at 10:54 am

PARIS (AP) — The City of Light is not just one of Europe’s most beautiful capitals. Because of its small size, just 8 kilometers (5 miles from north to south), Paris is also perfect for exploring on foot. So walk round the winding cobbled streets of panoramic Montmartre or stroll through the historic Marais with its devastatingly chic fashion boutiques. And for budget-conscious foodies — forgo the world-class restaurants in

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  • AAA sees most holiday travelers in 10 years

    Posted on May 9, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    A customer fuels his car at a Mobil gas station off Route 3 south, heading toward Cape Cod at the start of Mother’s Day weekend, Friday, May 8. in Pembroke, Mass. With more money in their pockets thanks to lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel for Memorial Day, the most since 2005.

    (AP) — With more money in their pockets thanks to lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel for Memorial Day, the most since 2005. AAA said Friday that the number of Americans taking a trip of 50 miles or more will rise 4.7 percent to 37.2 million over the period May 21 to May 25. Nearly nine of 10 travelers,

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  • Artifacts lost in shipwreck 191 years ago returned to Hawaii

    Posted on April 11, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    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.

    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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Morristown East celebrates Honors Day

Posted on May 23, 2015 at 5:14 pm

Morristown-Hamblen High School East celebrated Honors day at the school Thursday, May 14 to honor the achievements of the class of 2015.   Who’s Who   Kylian Andrew Alexa Kate Cameron Ethan Carpenter Rita Castanon Alfonzo Chavez Payton Daniels Allison Itzel-Valdes Garcia Trisha Gordon Ginnylynne Guisadio Trey Hayes Chelsea Helton Serena Hernandez Jennifer Housley Kimberly Housley Morgan Huenergarde Erin Keller Abigail Kesterson Liza-Marie Kohler Chelsey Koogler Julia Koogler Isaiah Kyle

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  • Morristown West Honors recognized

    Posted on May 23, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Seniors celebrated the best in their class in the Honors Day event Thursday, May 14 at Morristown-Hamblen High School West.   Who’s Who   Parker Ashford Joseph Bass Kayla Cobble Gabrielle Davis Natalie Guffey Anna Helms Mackenzie Hennessee Kailey Hill Isaac Hunsucker Shaeleigh Jacobs Zachary Jamison Tyra Johnson Selah Knight Rachael Lawson Haley Lindsey Turner Matthews Dallas McCash Madison Misenheimer Hannah Beth Moorhouse Danielle Pacia Andrew Potter Shaan Ramaprasad Kaitlyn

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  • Kingswood School hires new director

    Posted on May 18, 2015 at 10:51 am

    The Kingswood School Inc. Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of its new Executive Director, Brian Shahinian. Mr. Shahinian comes to Kingswood with more than 25 years of successful not-for-profit management experience serving children in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Brian and his wife Barb moved from Crystal Lake, Illinois, to Tazewell in October when he soon began volunteering to write grants for Kingswood during his retirement.

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Founding members and staff of Compassion Church participate in an April groundbreaking for a permanent location on Kidwell’s Ridge Road in Morristown. Construction is moving quickly and the building is anticipated to be completed by late summer.

Compassion Church celebrates groundbreaking

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 10:51 am

At first glance, the measured, steady growth of Compassion Church in Morristown seems a paradox to the mega congregations that have gained national popularity over the past few decades. A closer look, however, indicates a successful place of worship can not always be measured by crowds in a lobby or a multi-tiered financial plan. Over a period of six years, a tiny group of individuals who bonded during casual home

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  • Church Briefs

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Agape’ Baptist Church in White Pine is having its spring yard sale on Saturday, May 23. Hours will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hot dogs, drinks, ice cream cones and baked goods will also be for sale. The church is located on Roy Messer Highway at Fred Sharp Road, 1.2 miles from exit 4 off I-81. Proceeds will go to Women’s Ministry projects. Bewley’s Chapel Church in Russellville will

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  • Upward Basketball Camp early registration begins Monday at Russellville Baptist Church

    Posted on May 15, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Russellville Baptist Church will have early registration for Upward Basketball Camp May 18 through June 30. The early registration cost per child for camp is $40. After June 30, the cost will be $45. Dates for the Upward basketball camp are July 13 through 17 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., inside the Church Family Life Center. Registration forms may be picked up at the church office located inside the

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LMU welcomes 7th class of physician assistant students

Posted on May 23, 2015 at 5:20 pm

On Monday, May 11, the Physician Assistant Program at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine welcomed its seventh class of students. The students in the PA Class of 2017 will pursue a full-time, 27-month program that leads to the Master of Medical Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies. The PA program hails the largest class size of all PA programs in the Southeastern United States. The entering class of

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  • MHHS receives A grade in patient safety

    Posted on May 17, 2015 at 12:30 am

    Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System has been recognized for its dedication to patient safety by being awarded an “A” grade in the Spring 2015 Hospital Safety Score. The Safety Score rates how well hospitals protect patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections within the hospital. “We work to ensure the safety of our patients everyday,” said Gordon Lintz, MHHS president and chief administrative officer. “Our staff meets daily to discuss patient

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  • Health Calendar

    Posted on May 9, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    May 11 10 a.m. MEDIC REGIONAL BLOOD DRIVE until 4 p.m. at Laurel Manor Health Care Facility, 902 Buchanan Rd., New Tazewell. For more information, visit or call 865-524-3074. May 12 12 p.m. MARSH REGIONAL BLOOD DRIVE until 3 p.m. at TRW Automotive in Rogersville. For more information, call 423-408-7500. May 13 10 a.m. LECTURE: “HEALTHY HEART” until 11 a.m. at the YMCA in Greeneville with cardiologist Dr. Gregory

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