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Get to know Hamblen County and Morristown

Posted on September 12, 2012 at 1:41 pm

The guidebook is an annual publication of the Citizen Tribune. It’s designed to help newcomers to Hamblen County and Morristown learn something about their new community, while it also provides long-time residents with updates and data about services and recreation opportunities. In this guidebook you will fi nd information about local government offices, schools, utilities, clubs, medical services, parks and much more, including the names of officials you may wish

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  • Morristown Regional Airport

    Posted on September 12, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    For almost 60 years, Morristown Regional Airport, named Moore-Murrell Field, and Evelyn Bryan Johnson were the same in the eyes of many people. She was the manager when the airport opened on July 1, 1953. “Mama Bird,” as she was known, learned to fl y in 1944, got a commercial license in 1946, then qualified as a fl ight instructor in 1947. She went on to rack up more fl

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  • Morristown Engineering Department oversees city construction work

    Posted on September 12, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    The Morristown City Engineering Department, headed by Jeff Branham, is responsible for land development, construction and maintenance support throughout the city. Engineering design and construction of city facilities is conducted by city employees of the Morristown Public Works Department or through various consultants. Their work includes street work, which may be minor or large, sewer and drainage extensions or, when required, replacements, traffic control, groundwater control, recreational facilities and upkeep

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County Government

Welcome to the Lakeway Area

Posted on September 12, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Morristown is the center of the seven county Lakeway Area, so named because the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Cherokee and Douglas lakes are within the area, as is a small section of Norris Lake. The lakes offer boating, fishing, swimming, camping and much more. People come from many states to take advantage of what Morristown and Hamblen County residents live with every day. Morristown has many city parks that offer a

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  • Dates of interest

    Posted on September 12, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    • The Hamblen County Commission meets on Thursday following the third Monday of each month at 5 p.m. in the large courtroom of the Hamblen County Courthouse. • County Commission committee meetings are held on Monday 10 days prior to the regularly scheduled commission meeting at 11:30 a.m. in conference room at the Health Department. • The County Planning Commission meets the fi rst Monday of the month at 4:30

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  • Hamblen’s history

    Posted on September 12, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Hamblen County was formed in 1870 because of transportation difficulties brought on by bad roads and rivers to cross. The line between Jefferson and Grainger counties was down the middle of Main Street in Morristown, according to Hamblen County historian Bill Henderson. Those on the south side had to go to Dandridge to conduct any business at the courthouse. Those living on the north side had to trek to Rutledge.

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Arts & Entertainment

Encore brings Broadway to Morristown

Posted on September 12, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Encore Theatrical Company was formed in 2006 and, through live performances and educational programs, provides quality entertainment by creating opportunities for the artistic minds in the region to exercise, nurture and grow their talents. Each season, more than 7,000 people attend a mainstage production and more than 2,200 students are served by an Encore educational program. The inaugural year of the company also saw the formation of “Broadway, ETC” —

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  • Morristown Theatre Guild oldest company in state

    Posted on September 12, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Morristown Theatre Guild Inc. is the oldest, continually running community theatre in Tennessee. Since its first performance in 1934, the Theatre Guild has enjoyed 78 years of bringing Morristown together as a community. In 1956, the Guild purchased a former church on South Hill Street in Morristown, originally constructed in 1840, and held performances there for nearly five decades before shutting the doors. In 2012, the Guild began a restoration

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  • Community holds various cultural events

    Posted on September 12, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Arts in the Park is held annually in September at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, which offers a unique overview of the city of Morristown. Members of the Morristown Art Association and guest artists exhibit and sell their works along the walkways of the park, while live performances are held on two stages. Food vendors and art-related activities for children are also featured. The Main Street Festival, a

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Business & Industry

List of health care offices

Posted on September 14, 2012 at 9:12 am

Ambulatory Surgical Center Surgery-Endoscopy Center of Morristown Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System 908 W. Fourth Street Morristown 423-492-5534 Assisted Care Living Facility Regency Retirement Village 739 East Second North Street Morristown 423-581-7075 Emeritus at Terrace Estates 2131 Walters Drive Morristown 423-585-0544 Cancer Treatment Morristown Regional Cancer Center 908 W. Fourth North Street Morristown 423-492-6200 University of Tennessee Cancer Specialists 1907 W. Morris Blvd. Morristown 423-581-8122 Cardiac Services Heart, Lung & Vascular Center

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  • United Way fundraises for 24 charities

    Posted on September 14, 2012 at 9:08 am

    The United Way of Hamblen County serves as the umbrella fundraising organization for 24 charitable agencies serving thousands of residents with a variety of needs. More than 200 health and human services programs are administered through the individual agencies, and participants can range from newborns to seniors. The United Way funds the agencies through an annual collaborative drive, traditionally a six-week comprehensive capital campaign. Each year’s goal is determined after

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  • A selection of area non-profit organizations

    Posted on September 14, 2012 at 8:58 am

    American Red Cross, Lakeway Area Chapter 4010 West Andrew Johnson Hwy., Morristown. 423-586-2442. The nation’s premier emergency response organization. The American Red Cross aids victims of devastating natural disasters. Additionally, the agency offers compassionate services in fi ve other areas: Community services that help the needy; support and comfort for military members and their families; the collection, processing and distribution of blood and blood products; educational programs that promote health

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Education

Hamblen County Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority

Posted on September 11, 2012 at 10:22 am

Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority Inc. is a community action agency serving six rural Appalachian counties inEast Tennessee— Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Monroe and Sevier. The purpose of the agency is to help families living in poverty to improve their lives by giving them assistance and services they are not able to provide for themselves. The agency’s focus is to help people help themselves. Programs include housing, education, health and job development.

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  • Contacting Hamblen County Schools

    Posted on September 11, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Hamblen County Schools has some of the highest numbers of students in the state. The district has 21 schools—three primary schools, 11 elementary schools, four middle schools, two high schools and one alternative school. The schools’ administrators and telephone numbers are: Alpha Elementary School Principal Kimberly Dyke Assistant Principal Jim Patrick Primary Campus 423-581-3440 Intermediate Campus 423-586-3332 Fairview-Marguerite Elementary School Principal Suzanne Wampler 423-586-4098 Hillcrest Elementary School Principal Martha Kelly

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  • Meet the Hamblen County School Board

    Posted on September 11, 2012 at 10:16 am

    The Hamblen County Board of Education consists of seven members — Dr. Joe Gibson Jr., Roger Greene, Jim Grigsby, Janice Haun, Carolyn Holt and Clyde Kinder. The seventh member, vice chair Charles Cross died in an auto accident in late August 2011. Board members are elected for four year terms and are responsible for setting educational and discipline policy for the school system, approving the district budget, making purchasing decisions

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