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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  • Engagement Announcement

    Posted on November 22, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Harrison-Christian Wesley Brian Christian and Marsha Ann Harrison announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Phil and Dorothy Harrison of Sneedville. She is the granddaughter of the late T.J. (Tom) and Lucile Harrison and Leona Melton of Sneedville. She is employed by the Hancock County Board of Education. She is a second grade teacher at Hancock County Elementary School. The groom-elect is the son of

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

Bush Bros. chairman speaks to Carson-Newman graduates

Posted on December 13, 2014 at 7:32 pm

  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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  • Area schools earn grant worth $988,000

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Gov. Bill Haslam announced the recipients of the LEAP Program funding Thursday, awarding $988,000 to a Lakeway Area including Hamblen County, Hawkins County, Grainger County, TCAT, WSCC and several local industries. The Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP) is a state effort focused on increasing opportunities for Tennesseans to obtain a certificate or degree beyond high school that is aligned with the needs of the workforce in their communities. The program,

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  • WSCC graduation set for Friday night

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Walters State Community College’s December graduates will represent 71 academic programs Friday evening. The college will confer a total of 686 degrees and certificates. About half of these graduates plan to enter the workforce immediately, with 162 technical certificates and 125 associate of applied science degrees. The college will also be awarding 227 academic certificates, 159 associate of science, 11 associate of arts, one associate of fine arts, and two

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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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  • FUM Chancel Choir to perform concert at FUMC Morristown

    Posted on December 6, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Memebrs of the First United Methodist Chancel Choir along with other musicians will be performing a concert in celebration of Advent Season at First United Methodist Church in Morristown Dec. 14

    First United Methodist Chancel Choir will be celebrating the Advent Season Sunday, Dec. 14 with a concert. The choir, under the direction of Ben Stapleton, will be joined by accompanist Bradley Jones and a brass and percussion ensemble. The ensemble will feature a mix of Knoxville Symphony musicians, including their principal trumpet player, as well as local and regional musicians. Services will be at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in

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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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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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  • UT Home Health recognized

    Posted on December 13, 2014 at 9:22 pm

      University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Home Care Services, which operates in 16 East Tennessee counties, was recently recognized by HomeCare Elite as one of the most successful home care providers in the United States. Offices in Morristown, Jefferson City, Rogersville and Newport were among those recognized as being in the top 25 percent of agencies in the country. Another of the agency’s offices, Woods Home Health, finished among the

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  • Safe toys and gifts for Christmas giving

    Posted on December 6, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest nonprofit eye health and safety group, is providing tips to gift-givers to make sure all gifts are safe, especially those intended for children. In 2012, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimated hospital emergency rooms across the country treated 265,000 toy-related injuries. Of those injuries, 72 percent were to children under age 15. Approximately 89,500 were to children under 5. The most commonly injured part

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