Lifestyles

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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  • Herrin to speak in honor of National Historic Preservation Month

    Posted on May 4, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Dr. Roberta T. Herrin will speak in honor of National Historic Preservation Month on Tuesday May 5. Herrin will be the guest speaker of the Morristown Cemetery Restoration and Preservation Committee during a special lunch at the Rose Center Community Room in Morristown. Lunch will be served at noon for $7 and Herrin will speak at 12:30 p.m. Herrin is chair of the Department of Appalachian Studies and director of

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Travel

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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Education

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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  • TCAT of Morristown announces Spring 2015 graduates

    Posted on May 9, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    The following is the list of Spring 2015 TCAT of Morristown graduates. Graduation was held April 23 at the Walters State Great Smoky Mountain Expo Center. *National Technical Honor Society Member Administrative Office Technology Jenny Barrera* – Medical Administrative Assistant Diploma Dionnna Blanken – Administrative Assistant with Customer Service Diploma Vanna Buckner – Office Software Specialist Certificate Lynn Bullins* – Accounting Assistant Diploma Jennifer Bustamante* – Administrative Assistant Diploma and

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  • WSCC ranked No. 2 nationally in digital instruction

    Posted on April 29, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Walters State Community College ranks second in a national poll measuring the use of technology and digital services to improve academic services. e.Republic’s Center for Digital Education (CDE) places Walters State in a tie with Hostos (N.Y.) Community College in the mid-sized colleges category, with enrollment between 5,000-10,000. Lord Fairfax (Va.) Community College ranks first. While Walters State has placed in the top 10 of each of the 10 previous

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Religion

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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  • Church Briefs

    Posted on May 15, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Abundant Life Church, 425 Anderson Street, will have its 15th church anniversary celebration Sunday, May 17 at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be Elder Kelly Pete, pastor of Word of God Mission COGIC in Bristol, Tenn. The service will feature performances by the choir and the Abundant Life Church Angelic Worship Dancers. Elder James H. Goins Sr. is pastor. Bethel Baptist Church, 1800 Cherokee Dr., is having Usher’s Day

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  • Dixie Melody Boys to perform at Morningside

    Posted on May 8, 2015 at 10:35 am

    One of Gospel music’s most popular quartets, The Dixie Melody Boys, will be featured at the Morningside Baptist Church in Morristown Sunday, May 10 at the 10:45 a.m. service. Since organizing more than five decades ago, The Dixie Melody Boys have enjoyed much success, including a Grammy nomination and numerous Fan Award nominations from The Singing News Magazine, Southern Gospel Music’s leading fan and trade publication. Hit songs include recent

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Health

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 www.medicblood.org 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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  • Health Calendar

    Posted on May 3, 2015 at 9:53 am

    MAY 4 11 a.m. MEDIC REGIONAL BLOOD DRIVE until 6 p.m. at Takoma Regional Hospital in Greeneville. For more information, visit www.medicblood.com or call 865-524-3074. May 5 11 a.m. MEDIC REGIONAL BLOOD DRIVE until 6 p.m. at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System Northeast Tower Conference Room, 908 W. Fourth North St., Morristown. For more information, visit www.medicblood.com or call 865-524-3074. May 11 10 a.m. MEDIC REGIONAL BLOOD DRIVE until 4 p.m. at

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