Lifestyles

Engagement Announcement

Posted on February 28, 2015 at 6:19 pm

Kelly-Price Dr. Gary and Martha Kelly of Morristown announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Katherine, to Matthew Stewart Price, son of Leslie and Pam Price, also of Morristown. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of James and Roberta Kidd of Fayetteville, and Theresa Kelly and the late Gene Kelly of Columbus, Georgia. She graduated from Morristown West High in 2009 and from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in 2012 with a

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  • Engagement Announcement

    Posted on February 14, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    DeBord-Smith Vernon and Carolyn DeBord of Morristown announce the engagement and forth-coming marriage of their daughter, Wendy Nicole DeBord to Billy Lynn Smith, son of Donny and the late Terry Smith of Jefferson County. The bride-elect is the mother of Kristen Taylor Grizzell of Morristown. She is the granddaughter of the late John and Kate DeBord Wolfe of Eidson and the late Ray and Karlie Hurd of Rogersville. She is

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  • Anniversaries

    Posted on February 8, 2015 at 2:39 am

        Herbert and Marion Byrum Herbert and Marion Byrum of Morristown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015.  The couple was united in marriage at the home of the Rev. J.B. Ely in Morristown in 1965. Together they have have four children, Chris (Sue) Byrum, Holly (David) Newberry, Sunday (Michael) Reeves and Scott (Carol) Byrum; five grandchildren, Stacy (Landon) Gibson, Daniel Byrum, Amy Byrum, John Reeves

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Travel

Graceland brings Elvis back to his Las Vegas home

Posted on February 28, 2015 at 6:26 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Graceland will always be home, but Las Vegas is set to be Elvis Presley’s home away from home yet again. The King first played Vegas almost 59 years ago and spent months as a Sin City resident. Now, the Westgate Las Vegas hotel-casino will house a rotating display of Elvis memorabilia and artifacts rarely seen outside his famed Memphis, Tennessee, Graceland mansion. Feel like getting married?

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  • ‘Frozen’ Niagara Falls drawing tourists to winter spectacle

    Posted on February 21, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Visitors look over masses of ice formed around the Canadian Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015.

    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — The winter’s deep freeze has transformed Niagara Falls into an icy spectacle, encasing the trees around it into crystal shells and drawing tourists who are braving below-zero temperatures. The Niagara River keeps flowing below the ice cover, so the falls aren’t completely frozen over. But the massive ice buildup near the brink has become a tourist magnet for the second straight year after several relatively

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  • Rio’s Carnival kicks off; city gears up for 5 days of fun

    Posted on February 14, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    Patients from the Nise de Silveira mental health institute dance in costume during the institute’s carnival parade, coined in Portuguese: “Loucura Suburbana,” or Suburban Madness, in the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Feb. 12. Patients, their relatives and workers from the institute held their parade one day before the official start of Carnival.

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The five days of over-the-top parades and raucous, alcohol-soaked street parties that make up Rio de Janeiro’s world-famous Carnival celebrations kicked off Friday amid a recent avalanche of bad news, including more evidence of Brazil’s stalling economy, an ongoing drought and a snowballing corruption scandal at state-run oil giant Petrobras. In the annual ceremony that marks the official start of the festivities, Rio Mayor Eduardo

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Education

Danielle Pacia and Suzanne Terry stand in one of the Harvard University’s auditoriums after Danielle placed seventh and 12th in two separate categories at the team’s most recent competition.

West High forensics team battles weather, competition at Harvard

Posted on March 1, 2015 at 12:03 am

The Morristown West High School Speech and Debate Team had another successful trip to Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts all the while battling one of the worst winters in New England history. Team coach Suzanne Terry said she was very pleased with the results and felt the weekend went well with Danielle Pacia taking seventh place in Dramatic Interpretation and 12th place in Original Oratory. “There were over 300 competitors

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  • Milligan’s engineering debut set for March 20

    Posted on February 28, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Milligan College will debut its brand-new engineering program, which launches in fall 2016, to potential students on Friday, March 20, in the Gregory Center for the Liberal Arts as part of its inaugural “Engineering Buff” Day. Students and their families will get exclusive access and learn all of the details regarding the college’s engineering program that is offering two majors, mechanical and electrical engineering. “We’re very excited for the students

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  • Preschool available through Hamblen County Department of Education

    Posted on February 23, 2015 at 11:03 am

    There is exciting news for families with four-year old children. Registration for Hamblen County Preschool is scheduled for 8:15 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25 at the school sites. Enrollment slots are on a first-come, first-qualified basis. Hamblen County Schools provides an exciting program of preschool education for four-year old students. Educators have long realized the importance of high quality preschool educational programs in helping children enter school ready to

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Religion

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church donated Bibles to M.A.T.S. with the assistance of a grant from Thrivent Financial. From left are Leslie Wilder, pastor of Good Shepherd; Sandy Kubis, Larry Wallingford and Sue Whiting, all with Food Shepherd; Dr. Gary Brewster, executive director of M.A.T.S. and Tonya Polidoro, M.A.T.S. office and administrative manager.

Good Shepherd hosts luncheon, donates Bibles to M.A.T.S.

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 12:21 pm

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, one of the founding members of Ministerial Association Temporary Shelter. hosted a luncheon Feb. 25 to honor those involved with M.A.T.S. The church received a $250 grant from Thrivent Financial to purchase Bibles for M.A.T.S. residents. Those attending the luncheon included Dr. Gary Brewster, executive director of M.A.T.S.; Tonya Polidoro, M.A.T.S. office and administrative manager; Jamie Hodge of M.A.T.S. Community, Pastor Leslie Wilder of Good Shepherd

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  • Church Briefs

    Posted on February 27, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, Highway 131, Thorn Hill, will hold its monthly singing on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. Guest singers will be The Blessing of Grace from Statem Gap Baptist Church in Morristown. The Rev. Terry Williams is pastor. Faith Temple Church of God in Christ, 420 North Henry St., Morristown, will have a revival Feb. 27-28 at 7 p.m. and March 1 at 4 p.m. The guest

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  • Church Briefs

    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Breath of Life Ministries will have a men’s Bible study Saturday, Feb. 21 at 4 p.m. at the church’s restaurant Mama Gotcha located at 1042 South Cumberland St. Women are welcome to attend as well. For more information, call 423-200-7841. Compassion Church is in the process of building a new facility which will be located behind Ingles on Kidwells Ridge Road. On March 8 the services will be moved temporarily

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Health

Area health workshops

Posted on February 28, 2015 at 6:21 pm

New Start to Life to focus on diabetes prevention A new lifestyle intervention program called “New Start To Life” can prevent — and even reverse — diabetes, among other diseases. Lynda Nelson, the local host of New Start, will explain how the program works during a lecture Monday, March 9. The event will be held from 11 a.m.to noon in the Everett and Carolyn Coolidge Volunteer Conference Center at Takoma

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  • UT Regional Health Center in Sevierville to host health screening and wellness fair

    Posted on February 22, 2015 at 12:10 am

    The University of Tennessee Medical Center Regional Health Center – Sevierville is holding a comprehensive community health screening and wellness fair at its new location at 1130 Middle Creek Rd. in Sevierville on Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. During the event, the medical center will offer numerous free and discounted health screenings as well as valuable information that can help participants have a better understanding of

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  • Health Calendar

    Posted on February 22, 2015 at 12:09 am

    February 17 12 p.m. MEDIC REGIONAL BLOOD DRIVE until 7 p.m. at Price less, 208 W. Broadway, Newport. For more information, visit www.medicblood.com or call 865-524-3074. February 18 7 a.m. MEDIC REGIONAL BLOOD DRIVE until 3 p.m. at Greene Valle Developmental Center Third Floor Administration Building, 4850 Andrew Johnson Hwy., Greeneville. For more information, visit www.medicblood.com or call 865-524-3074. 10 a.m. MARSH REGIONAL BLOOD DRIVE until 2 p.m. at Church

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