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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  • Birthdays

    Posted on April 25, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Sofie Brin Mullins turned 1-year-old on March 29, 2015. She celebrated at home with a Baby Minnie Mouse party surrounded by her family and friends. She attends Union Missionary Baptist Church. Sofie is the daughter of Calvin and Wendy Mullins of Thorn Hill. She is the granddaughter of Flip and Sharlene Mullins of Sneedville and Wendell and Jenny Singleton of Thorn Hill.   Alianna Romero Valdez celebrated her 3rd birthday

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  • East Tennessee names endangered heritage sites

    Posted on April 18, 2015 at 11:05 pm

      Each year the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance (ETPA) presents a list of endangered heritage sites. These places are irreplaceable assets to both their respective communities and our entire region. The preservation of these structures matters for many reasons. Historic places evoke strong memories and provide community identity. They make individuals part of a collective continuum of human experience, linking people to the past and to future generations. Sometimes these

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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.

Artifacts lost in shipwreck 191 years ago returned to Hawaii

Posted on April 11, 2015 at 5:40 pm

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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  • After years of mediocrity, Tulsa emerging as hipster hub

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Punching far above their weight, starry-eyed Tulsans have tried for years to demonstrate to fellow Oklahomans and outsiders alike that the state’s second-largest city was more funky and less in a funk. With a re-energized downtown and a welcome mat for a much younger generation of business owners and urban dwellers, this meat-and-potatoes Midwestern city of about 400,000 is hitting a stride. “Seems like there’s a

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  • Whale watching now year-round activity in San Diego

    Posted on March 14, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Once limited to the winter months, whale watching off San Diego is now a year-round activity that comes with a guarantee of a sighting. On a recent day on the Pacific Ocean, it took just less than an hour away from the dock for Capt. Troy Sears to spot two juvenile gray whales meandering south toward Baja California. By the time the cruise aboard the 139-foot

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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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  • C-N’s Alpha Chi chapter earns philanthropy award

    Posted on April 25, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    Carson-Newman Alpha Chi students Grace Boone, Payton Blankenship and Chapter President Alex Carver help unload new books the group donated to Samaritan House.

    Carson-Newman University’s Tennessee Delta chapter of Alpha Chi was recently honored with the University’s Student Philanthropy Organization of the Year Award. Alpha Chi is a national coeducational academic honor society. The society actively promotes academic excellence, undergraduate and graduate research, campus academic dialogue, and civic engagement. The chapter was honored for their donation of over 150 new children’s books to Samaritan House ministries. The donation totaled over $1,000 worth of

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  • Tusculum College inducts its charter members into history national honor society

    Posted on April 11, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    GREENEVILLE – Tusculum College inaugurated its charter members into Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society on March 30. Nine students were inducted during the ceremony including Ryan Barker, a senior double major in history and English from Laurens, S.C.; Erika Allison, a senior double major in history and museum studies from Alpharetta, Ga.; Melanie Sigman, a senior museum studies major from Covington, Ga.; Robert Owens, a senior history

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Church Briefs

Posted on May 1, 2015 at 11:10 am

All Saints’ Episcopal School is accepting applications for the upcoming Summer Camps & Mini-Mesters, which run from June 1 through July 24. Camps are offered to ages 2-10 for full and half days. This year’s Mini-Mesters feature 14 different interests for ages 5-14. Sessions include cooking, music, sports, art, photography and more. For information or to register children, visit or contact the front office at 423-586-3280. Breath of Life

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  • All Saints’ Episcopal to host German Mass concert

    Posted on April 24, 2015 at 10:57 am

    The Parish Choir and Instrumental Ensemble of All Saints’ Episcopal Church will host a special concert presentation on Sunday, April 26. The choir will sing Franz Schubert’s Deutsche Messe (German Mass), accompanied by an instrumental ensemble featuring local professional and high school musicians. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. at the church, 601 West Main Street, Morristown. The concert is free and open to the public. This mass, sometimes

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  • Church Briefs

    Posted on April 24, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Bethel Baptist Church, 1800 Cherokee Drive, will have a spring revival Monday, April 27 through Wednesday, April 29 at 7 p.m. The Rev. Steve Simpson Sr. will deliver the messages and Open Door Baptist church, Mt. Olive Baptist Church and Bethel Baptist choirs will render selections. Clifton D. Jackson Sr. is pastor. Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, Highway 131, Thorn Hill, will hold monthly singing on Saturday, April 25 at 7

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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 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 or call 865-524-3074. May 11 10 a.m. MEDIC REGIONAL BLOOD DRIVE until 4 p.m. at

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  • Hamblen Health Department offering quit smoking program for pregnant women

    Posted on April 25, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Tara Beffrey, holding her daughter, Reagan, displays free diaper vouchers received through the Baby and Me Tobacco Free Program offered at the Hamblen County Health Department.  Beffrey is the first program participant to quit smoking and complete all education requirements.

    The Hamblen County Health Department has staff trained and is certified to offer a program to help pregnant women quit smoking and stay quit. “We know the harm tobacco use causes to the mother and unborn child. This program is research-based and proven to help pregnant women quit smoking and stay quit,” said Laurie Adams, BABY & ME – Tobacco Free Program executive director in Jamestown, New York. “The Hamblen

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  • Health Calendar

    Posted on April 25, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    April 28 8 a.m. MEDIC REGIONAL BLOOD DRIVE until 3 p.m. at Morristown-Hamblen West High, 1025 Sulphur Springs Rd., Morristown. For more information, call Medic at 865-524-3074. 8 a.m. MARSH REGIONAL BLOOD DRIVE until 2 p.m. at Volunteer High School in Church Hill. For more information, call 423-408-7500. May 1 8 a.m. DIABETES SYMPOSIUM until 4 p.m. for clinical professionals at the Bristol Regional Medical Center. Pre-registration for the symposium

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