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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  • 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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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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School News

Posted on November 22, 2014 at 5:55 pm

Hurricane Watch East Hall of Fame nominations due by Nov. 25 In the musical venue, the Morristown East and West High Advanced Choirs will be providing choral music for the Community Thanksgiving Service at First Baptist Church at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 25. Donations will be collected for the Holiday Hope Fund for underprivileged children in the local area. The concert is admission free to all members of the

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  • Hillcrest students conclude Arts Build Skills program

    Posted on November 16, 2014 at 12:50 am

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

    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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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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Jefferson Memorial named 2013 Top Performer

Posted on November 22, 2014 at 5:49 pm

Jefferson Memorial Hospital has been named a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the nation’s leading accreditor of health care organizations. The honor recognizes hospitals that excel at meeting The Joint Commission’s stringent measurements for exemplary patient care. Only 1,224 — or approximately one-third — of eligible United States hospitals achieved this distinction for attaining and sustaining excellence in certain clinical measures. The annual list

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  • Health Calendar

    Posted on November 22, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    November 25 11 a.m. MEDIC REGIONAL BLOOD DRIVE until 6 p.m. at Pizza Plus, 1462 Main St., Sneedville. For more information, visit or call 865-524-3074. November 28 12 p.m. MEDIC REGIONAL BLOOD DRIVE until 7 p.m. at National Fitness Center, 1950 W. Andrew Johnson Hwy., Morristown. For more information, visit or call 865-524-3074. December 1 11 a.m. MEDIC REGIONAL BLOOD DRIVE until 6 p.m. at Tractor Supply, 3480

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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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