Engagement Announcement

Posted on November 8, 2014 at 6:46 pm

Morgan-Tustin Tonya Morgan and Richard Tustin announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Sandy and the late Don Peerman of White Pine. The groom-elect is the son of Doug and June Tustin of Pennsylvania. They will exchange vows Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Leadvale Baptist Church in White Pine. All family and friends are invited to attend.

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  • Engagements

    Posted on November 2, 2014 at 1:47 am

    Ott-Shockley Darlene Ott of Wears Valley and Galen Ott of Durand, Wisconsin along with Mr. and Mrs. David Shockley announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Andrea Ott and Adam Shockley. The bride-elect is the daughter of Darlene and Galen Ott. She is a graduate of Iowa State University. The groom-elect is the son of David and Sandra Shockley of Morristown. He is the grandson of the late

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  • Wedding Announcement

    Posted on October 25, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Jones-Terry – Litz Kathy Jones-Terry and John Litz were married on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 in the sunflower field on Litz Farm in Morristown. The Rev. Ed Cunningham performed the ceremony. The bride was escorted by her father, Bill “Skeet” Jones and her son, Jake Terry. She is the daughter of Bille Jones and Jean W. Jones of Morristown. The groom is the son of Alice Litz and the late

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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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Hillcrest Elementary students work on their art project as part of the Arts Build Skills 10-week program.

Hillcrest students conclude Arts Build Skills program

Posted on November 16, 2014 at 12:50 am

Second grade students of Hillcrest Elementary School completed Arts Build Skills, a 10-week educational program, on Thursday, Nov. 13. Arts Build Skills is an initiative to introduce and merge art in elementary school curriculum led by lead partners HC*EXCELL and Rotary Club AM. This is the first year that Arts Build Skills was held at Hillcrest Elementary. The program was held at West Elementary for the past three years. Tish

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  • WSCC bluegrass band to perform Friday

    Posted on November 13, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Walters State’s High Lonesome Senate bluegrass band will make its debut performance this Friday at Bellamy’s Bluegrass in Surgoinsville. From left are Chippy McLain, head of the college’s English department, and students Kinsley Graves, Spencer Graves, Brittany Smith and Gabe Love.

    Walters State’s High Lonesome Senate bluegrass band will make its debut performance this Friday, Nov. 14, at Bellamy’s Bluegrass in Surgoinsville. Dennis Cove will also be appearing that night. The show starts at 7 p.m. and the cost is $5. The band is part of the college’s Folklife Club, with Kinsley Graves on guitar, Spencer Graves on bass, Gabe Love on banjo, Brittany Smith on mandolin and advisor Chippy McLain

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  • Boys and Girls Club announces Youth of the Month

    Posted on November 8, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Logan Loupe, Asyana Osborne, Ashley Martin, and Ayden Rossignol have been recognized as Youths of the Month at the Boys and Girls Club of Morristown. Sponsored annually by the Kiwanis Club of Morristown, the program recognizes members based on their attendance, participation, attitude, accomplishments, behavior, and sportsmanship. Logan Loupe, age 15, is the son of Laura Story and has been a club member for eight years. Logan has one sister,

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Members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Morristown helped to raise funds for Bags of Love through the annual pumpkin sale. From left are Mary Anna Potter, Judy Skorski, Pastor Leslie Wilder, Joe Koehler, Sally Allen, Carroll Allen, Lou Eddleman and Marcia Makenna.

Good Shepherd donates Pumpkin Hollow proceeds to Bags of Love

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:15 am

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church presented a donation to Bags of Love with proceeds from the church’s annual Pumpkin Hollow pumpkin sale. Bags of love is a non-profit organization providing children removed from their homes with personalized handmade bags containing quilts, books, toys and basic toiletries. “The members of Good Shepherd are a small congregation filled with giving hearts; we thank everyone from Hamblen County and around who continue to purchase

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  • Church Briefs

    Posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Bean Station Worship Center will have a benefit singing for its food program and church Sunday, Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. featuring the Virgil Webb singers from Morristown and Joe Bower and church singers. Bibleview Baptist Church, 2663 Sulphur Springs Rd., will be having a fish fry and benefit singing for Robert and Maryann Trent Saturday, Nov. 22. The fish fry will be at 4 p.m. and singing will be

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  • Duffy Robbins to speak at FUMC event

    Posted on November 15, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    The First United Methodist Church will be having a youth impact event called Thrive Sunday, Nov. 16, featuring The Wayne Kerr Band and guest speaker Duffy Robbins. This event is free to all who would like to join in worship. “I am stoked about having Wayne and Duffy coming to our church and our area,” said Tyler Neas, Director of Youth Ministry at FUMC. “It’s a great opportunity for youth

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Health Calendar

Posted on November 15, 2014 at 10:07 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.

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  • November Home Health and Hospice Month

    Posted on November 15, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    November is National Home Health and Hospice Month and home care agencies across the country are reaching out to raise awareness and make sure people across the country understand what a valuable resource is available to them when they are facing difficult decisions about their health. “Coping with a serious or life-limiting illness is not easy. In fact, it might be the hardest work you’ll ever do” said Barbara Morris,

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  • MHHS gets A in hospital safety score

    Posted on November 8, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System was honored with an “A” grade in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of

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