Posted on January 25, 2015 at 1:33 am

Metzger-Geertsema Tom and Thelma (Rachel) Metzger of Morristown, announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Marie Metzger to Andre Geertsema, son of Arie and Gina Geertsema of Westminster, Colorado. The bride-elect graduated from Morristown West in 2009 and from Tennessee Tech with a bachelors of science in nursing in 2013. She is employed at Rose Medical Center in Denver, Colorado as a surgical nurse. The groom-elect graduated from Lexington Christian

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  • Anniversary

    Posted on January 17, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Livesay Clay and Stella (Wolfe) Livesay of Thorn Hill celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 at Cherokee Park in Morristown. The couple was married at Thorn Hill in 1940 where they raised their three daughters, Pat (Mills) of Waverly, Karen (Lynn) Ayers of Morristown and Sherri (Wade) Ransey of Thorn Hill. They have five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and countless nieces and nephews. They still reside in

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  • Engagement Announcements

    Posted on January 11, 2015 at 12:00 am

      Kuster-Hayes David Andrew Hayes of Morristown and Christina Marie Kuster, originally from Miami, Florida, announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding. The couple became engaged on Dec. 5, 2014. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mercedes Kuster, of Morristown. She is the granddaughter of Rudy and Elia Lopez, also of Morristown. She is studying to be a nurse. The groom-elect is the son of Reba Faye Collier of Morristown 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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ETSU to host College Goal Tenn. financial aid assistance program

Posted on January 25, 2015 at 2:07 am

JOHNSON CITY – East Tennessee State University will host College Goal Tennessee, a program that provides free information and assistance to Tennessee families applying for financial assistance for higher education, on Saturday, Feb. 14, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in room 309 of the Sherrod Library. Through this non-profit program, financial aid professionals from Tennessee colleges, universities, career colleges and technology centers help families of college-bound students in completing the Free Application

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  • WSCC celebrates new Greeneville campus Workforce Training Facility

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Celebrating the new WSCC industrial welding training site in Greeneville on Jan. 15 are from left, Dr. Joe Combs, dean for workforce training; Gerald Austin, director of workforce training for welding education and training; Scott Niswonger, Walters State Foundation trustee; Dr. Wade B. McCamey, president of the college; Jerry Fortner of J & J Warehousing; Dr. Anita Ricker, assistant dean for workforce training; and Dr. Lori Campbell, vice president of academic affairs at Walters State.

    Walters State Community College administrators recently joined local industry representatives to celebrate the opening of the new Walters State Workforce Training Facility for welding and industrial skills training in Greeneville. “The ribbon cutting we are celebrating today is a tribute to what can be accomplished when the public and private sectors work together to meet the local training needs of current and future employers,” Dr. Wade McCamey, president of Walters

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  • Hamblen County Schools receives $25,900 mini grant

    Posted on January 17, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    Hamblen County Schools received a $25,900 mini grant from Utrust to purchase Analyze Ed, a program that will analyze and prescribe specific areas of study for each junior in Hamblen County Schools to improve ACT scores. Additionally, a copy of the ACT prep book by McGraw Hill will be purchased for each junior. Funds from the grant will also be used to reimburse students who are successful on industry certification

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Morristown Baptist Tabernacle to dedicate building for Lakeway Christian School

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 12:23 pm

The Morristown Baptist Tabernacle will dedicate its new building for Lakeway Christian School Sunday, Jan. 25. The dedication will be held during MBT regular services, which are 10 a.m. for Sunday school, 11 a.m. for morning worship and 6 p.m. for evening worship. A noon meal will follow the morning service and refreshments following the evening service. Lakeway Christian School was established as a private Christian school for grades K-12

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  • Church Briefs

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Breath of Life Ministries, 4185 E. Andrew Johnson Hwy., Morristown will be having an Arise Revival beginning Jan. 29-31 at 7 nightly. Speaker will be Prophet Michael Terry. Pastor is Jennifer Pressley. Cherokee Heights Baptist Church will host the 2015 Johnny Hunt Men Conference via simulcast on Friday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 31 at 8:30 a.m. The theme for this conference is WIN FROM WITHIN: Feel

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  • Cherokee Heights to host men’s conference simulcast

    Posted on January 16, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Cherokee Heights Baptist Church will host the 2015 Johnny Hunt Men Conference via simulcast on Friday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 31 at 8:30 a.m. The theme for this conference is WIN FROM WITHIN: Feel the Force of Forgiveness. The Johnny Hunt Men Conference is an ongoing ministry of the First Baptist Church of Woodstock, Georgia. Over the past 30 years, Pastor Hunt has ministered to thousands

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Pediatric Rehab coming to Jefferson Memorial

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 11:44 am

Tennova Healthcare is expanding its outpatient rehabilitation program at Jefferson Memorial Hospital to include pediatric rehabilitation services. This means young patients will not need to travel a half hour or more to receive physical therapy, occupational therapy and/or speech therapy for illness, injury, disease or developmental delay. “Pediatric rehabilitation is about more than improving strength and physical functioning. It’s about inspiring young children and teens to gain the skills and

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  • Health Calendar

    Posted on January 25, 2015 at 1:35 am

    January 26   12 p.m. MEDIC REGIONAL BLOOD DRIVE until 7 p.m. at Mosheim Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star Dining Room, 1825 Main St., Mosheim. For more information, visit or call 865-524-3074. January 27   11 a.m. MEDIC REGIONAL BLOOD DRIVE until 6 p.m. at Walgreens, 2103 E. Andrew Johnson Hwy., Morristown. For more information, visit or call 865-524-3074. 12 p.m. MEDIC REGIONAL BLOOD DRIVE until 7 p.m.

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  • Alison Whittle fulfills requirements of Tinnitus Practitioners Association

    Posted on January 17, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    Doctor of Audiology Alison Whittle, Au.D., of Physicians Hearing Care, has demonstrated fulfillment of the requirements for membership in the Tinnitus Practitioners Association. The TPA is a national non-profit organization of audiologists dedicated to tinnitus and sound sensitivity care. Often called “ringing in the ears,” tinnitus is a common condition that affects approximately 50 million Americans. As a member of the TPA, Whittle has demonstrated knowledge and skill in the

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