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Community job fair to be held at Rose Center

Posted on April 25, 2015 at 8:15 pm

Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development will hold a community jobs fair on April 28 in Morristown. Sponsored by Rep. Tilman Goins, the jobs fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Rose Center Prater Hall. A variety of job opportunities, including all levels of skill requirements will be available at the fair. A number of participating companies are in need of employees at

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  • ALPS Gourmet Gala growing every year

    Posted on April 25, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    The 10th annual ALPS Gourmet Gala was held Friday night featuring a plethora of baskets and items up for auction.

    The baskets were wrapped and lined up like Christmas gifts under the tree waiting to be ripped open and explored, and they sold like hot cakes as guests milled around, gabbing about the contents and extravagance of each item. ALPS Adult Day Service’s 10th Annual Gourmet Gala was held Friday night at Rose Center’s Prater Hall and featured a plethora of auction items ranging from a television to a basket

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  • MUS holds disaster drill to prepare staff for emergencies

    Posted on April 24, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Morristown Utilities System staff members react to an evacuation scenario on Thursday in the utility’s main office lobby, led by volunteer role players as part of a multiple agency disaster drill.

    Customers who expected to open new accounts or pay bills at the main offices of Morristown Utility Systems after 9 a.m. Thursday were greeted by locked doors and an unmanned drive-thru window. Just minutes prior, however, the empty lobby had been the scene of intense activity, instigated by two role-playing customers enlisted to test the emergency response skills of customer service staff — all a part of the utility’s comprehensive

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Celebrating the naming of The Girls and Me Boutique as 2015 Small Business of the Year by the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce on April 21 are from left, Mary Moffit-Helms, Wimberly Lawson Wright Daves & Jones, PLLC (Small Business Awards of Excellence sponsor); Julie Campbell of Girls & Me; Amy Hemminger of Purkey, Carter, Compton, Swann and Carter PLLC (award sponsor), Janet Hofer, owner of Girls & Me; Karen Crumbley and DeAnna Hughes of Jefferson City Health and Rehabilitation Center (Small Business Awards of Excellence sponsor).

Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce recognizes small businesses

Posted on April 25, 2015 at 6:59 pm

The Small Business Awards of Excellence program was established by the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce to recognize its outstanding member businesses with 50 or less employees. An awards luncheon was held April 21 in the Family Life Center of First Presbyterian Church in Morristown. The winners in each of the six categories, along with sponsors, are featured in the photographs in this section. The 2015 awards ceremony featured a

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  • The Meeting Place to host outdoor antique show

    Posted on April 18, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    John Springer, curator of the Old Country Store museum, will host a two-day sale from his personal collection of antiques, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 25-26 on the upper Skywalk at 138 W. Main St. in downtown Morristown (above The Meeting Place).

    Old Country Store museum curator John Springer is stepping out on a ledge — an overhead sidewalk, to be specific — by hosting an outdoor antique show to attract visitors to downtown Morristown during weekend hours. The show will be held on the Skywalk in front of the museum located on the second floor of The Meeting Place, Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26. “I know Sunday is a usually a

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  • Morristown’s Classic Leathers motorcycle shop continues success

    Posted on April 11, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Greg Fee, owner of Classic Leathers in Morristown, supports a number of charitable motorcycle rides throughout the year — “Bikers treat each other like family,” he said. Classic Leathers offers the largest inventory of biker items for women in the region, ranging from pink clothing pieces to intricately designed handbags.

    Motorcycle enthusiast Greg Fee combines good business with consistent community support — and his shop, Classic Leathers in Morristown, is finding success as a result. “Business is good,” Fee said on April 8. “Last year was our best so far; we do a little better every year.” The charity motorcycle rides Fee hosts, or assists by way of door prizes, throughout the warmer months of the year gets the word

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Obama moves ahead with non-partisanship foreign policy

Posted on April 25, 2015 at 7:53 pm

Barack Obama appears to be battling the odds as he reaches out to foes at home and abroad. His latest challenge is to convince Congress to back the Iranian nuclear framework agreement. Not only are ties with Tehran on the mend, there is hope of fresh dawn in relationship with Cuba and other Latin American states, which the Republicans are not comfortable with. A non-interventionist U.S. policy could be in

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  • Stop funding Egypt if they are going to arrest innocent Americans

    Posted on April 24, 2015 at 10:57 am

    In the summer of 2013, shortly after Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, had been deposed by the military, thousands of Egyptians took to the streets to protest the coup. They were hopeful that the popular uprising in 2011 had shattered a psychological barrier in a nation long governed as a police state. People on the street, many believed at the time, had earned the right to challenge those

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  • Retaining a presence will dissuade arms dealers in Middle East seas

    Posted on April 23, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Does it amount to sword-rattling if the United States moves a powerful aircraft carrier into position to block prohibited arms transfers in the Middle East? If so, it’s certainly a lot less provocative than calling in air strikes. Moving a ship into a chessboard position of authority doesn’t carry with it the hatred-inspiring effect of an exploding bomb, but it can have a similar diplomatic result. Nobody dies when an

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