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Carson-Newman University to host award-winning author Rita Sims Quillen

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 11:59 am

Carson-Newman’s Appalachian Cultural Center will host a reading by celebrated Appalachian author Rita Sims Quillen at 7 p.m. Monday, March 30, in the Appalachian Cultural Center. Quillen will read excerpts of several of her works including her novel “Hiding Ezra” and various samples of poetry and essays. A multi-passionate creative, she also plans to play a collection of songs she has written. “Rita Quillen’s work is richly varied—from scholarly essays

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  • Grant will allow adults to attend TCAT tuition free

    Posted on March 23, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Morristown will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, for area adults to sign up for the Tennessee Reconnect grant, a new program that allows Tennesseans to attend a technical college tuition free. The event is designed to encourage adults to enroll in The Tennessee Reconnect program, Governor Haslam’s initiative to provide eligible adults the opportunity to earn a

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  • All Saints’ Episcopal School seventh grader places first in Farm Bureau Essay Contest

    Posted on March 21, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Farm Bureau Representatives Jane Dean, left, and Ernestine Haun, right, present London Keller with her contest winnings.

    All Saints’ Episcopal School announced seventh grade student London Keller as the first place winner in the Annual Farm Bureau “What is a Farmer?” Essay Contest. Jane Dean and Ernestine Haun of Farm Bureau visited the school this week to congratulate London and present her with $40 in first place prize money. Her essay will be submitted to represent Hamblen County at the state level contest in April. “We really

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  • Walters State students inducted into PTK Honor Society

    Posted on March 14, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for community colleges, inducted 49 Walters State students this semester. To receive this honor, students must have completed 12 hours of college coursework with a 3.5 grade point average. From Claiborne County, students honored were Joseph Adams of New Tazewell; and Allison Brown and Ashley Brown of Tazewell. From Cocke County, Kinsley Ford of Newport was honored. From Grainger County, students honored were

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  • ETSU dean’s list released for Fall 2014 semester

    Posted on March 10, 2015 at 11:24 am

    East Tennessee State University has announced the names of students who attained a grade point average qualifying them for inclusion in the dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester. To receive this honor, students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 hours of undergraduate coursework with a grade point average of at least 3.7 on a 4.0 scale. Bean Station Andrew G. Coffey; Angela L. Davis; Taylor R. Howerton; Kara

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  • Celebrating Newspapers in Education Week

    Posted on March 8, 2015 at 1:23 am

    As a participant in the national Newspapers in Education program the Citizen Tribune celebrated NIE week, March 2-6. The Citizen Tribune provides print and electronic editions of the daily paper to schools and classrooms in eight Lakeway Area counties including Hamblen, Jefferson, Cocke, Grainger, Hawkins, Hancock, Claiborne and Greene. The newspapers in the classroom are sponsored by local businesses including Morristown Pediatric Dentistry, Brewer and Terry Attorneys at Law and

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  • West High forensics team battles weather, competition at Harvard

    Posted on March 1, 2015 at 12:03 am

    Danielle Pacia and Suzanne Terry stand in one of the Harvard University’s auditoriums after Danielle placed seventh and 12th in two separate categories at the team’s most recent competition.

    The Morristown West High School Speech and Debate Team had another successful trip to Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts all the while battling one of the worst winters in New England history. Team coach Suzanne Terry said she was very pleased with the results and felt the weekend went well with Danielle Pacia taking seventh place in Dramatic Interpretation and 12th place in Original Oratory. “There were over 300 competitors

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