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Give them shelter? City talks animal options

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Broad outlines emerged Tuesday afternoon in the joint contract Morristown and Hamblen County governments could have with the humane society as new agency leadership attempts to establish solid financial footing and restore public confidence. However the relationship between government and the humane society evolves, city and county agreement on performance expectations is a must, officials say, and Morristown City Administrator Tony Cox wants legal staff to begin identifying the common

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  • Young Republicans host forum

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    On the eve of early voting, which began Wednesday morning for the May Primary, John Smyth, who is running for the District 4 County Commission seat, countered some election season attacks during the Hamblen County Young Republicans’ Primary Candidates meet and greet and sheriff forum. Smyth, who has been labeled a liberal by his opponent Wayne NeSmith despite his affiliation with the GOP, said the current District 4 commissioner is

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  • One dead in Claiborne crash

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 2:17 pm

     A Bulls Gap man died in a freak accident in Claiborne County Monday afternoon when he was struck in the head by dislodged metal that was whirring about inside his car, the Tennessee Highway Patrol announced Tuesday afternoon. Bobby E. Wolfe, 28, died at the scene of the one-vehicle crash on Highway 25E, according to Trooper Toby Cameron. A passenger in Wolfe’s 2006 Suzuki, 26-year-old Morristown resident Derek Chadwick Greene,

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One of LongHorn’s signature dishes, lamb chops, is sure to be a popular choice once the restaurant opens Monday.

LongHorn opens doors Monday

Posted on April 12, 2014 at 10:38 pm

LongHorn Steakhouse in Morristown will open its doors to the Lakeway Area at 11 a.m. Monday, April 14. The restaurant is located at 2410 East Morris Blvd., on the site of College Square Mall. Managing Partner Chad Wurster, a LongHorn veteran of 13 years, will operate the new restaurant. The Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce will welcome LongHorn to the community with a ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m., prior to

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  • Little-box retailing: Subscription services offer new possibilities for consumers, major outlets

    Posted on April 12, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Liz Cadman, who runs the review site My Subscription Addiction, sits at her desk stacked high with newly arrived boxes in Pittsburgh. Subscription box services, in which people pay to receive monthly product samples, have exploded in popularity. Hoping to spice up her cooking, Nancy Lorenz signed up last summer for Blue Apron, a weekly meal-planning service that delivers a box of ingredients to her home. She enjoyed the food

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  • HealthStar Foundation aids HC*EXCELL in Cradle Through Career Initiative

    Posted on April 5, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    The HealthStar Foundation in Morristown has committed $7,500 over three years to HC*EXCELL Education Matters: Cradle Through Career Initiative. The initiative is focusing on preparing Hamblen County children to be school ready; successfully transiting K-12 education; accessing and completing post-secondary education and workforce entry development; and broadening community commitment and investment in quality education. Funds will provide resources for Hamblen County Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library books and support activities, teacher

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Last-minute legislative blitz

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 10:32 am

The Tennessee legislature, often a puzzle to understand, is pretty predictable in some ways. Thursday, it finally adopted a budget —the governor’s proposal was largely unchanged. Now will come a flurry of action for a day or two or three, including passage of some of the term’s most significant proposals. Legislators face a long list of major issues. They’ll rush to take action so that they can adjourn and return

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  • April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Child abuse leaves a permanent scar on its victims. Children don’t know why they are being abused. It is even sadder when abuse is the only way of life they know. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Child abuse is everyone’s business. About 70 percent of children who die from child abuse are under 4. They can’t make the call, so somebody else has to do it. There is a

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  • No more limits on campaign contributions

    Posted on April 14, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Editorial cartoonists have sharpened and turned their disgust and creativity against the U.S. Supreme Court after justices ruled that free speech can be bought when it comes to limits on contributions for political campaigns. We’ve seen cartoonists draw the Monopoly brothers, Mr. Magoo, a megaphone of rolled up money . the list goes on and on. Now we know why candidates crow after bringing in the most campaign contributions each

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