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Shoppers hunt for deals inside Wal-Mart Thursday evening in Morristown.

Shoppers turn out in droves as retailers push the Black Friday envelope

Posted on November 28, 2014 at 11:38 am

One thing Morristown shoppers were apparently thankful for Thursday was the myriad of deals available as Black Friday continued its progressive march into Thanksgiving. Not that long ago, Black Friday shopping started in the early morning hours on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Then retailers began pushing the envelope, invading Thanksgiving with deals to lure shoppers, and their holiday dollars. This year the big push began at 6 p.m. Thursday, even

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  • Driver killed in wrong way crash on I-81

    Posted on November 28, 2014 at 11:35 am

    The Thanksgiving holiday started off with a tragedy for one family as a Mosheim man died on Interstate 81 early Thursday morning. According to officials, Gary Cole, 64, Mosheim, his dog and two of her puppies were travelling on I-81 in route to see family in North Carolina for the holiday in the early morning hours Thanksgiving Day. However, Cole, in a silver 1990 Ford Ranger pickup was dissuaded from

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  • Driver killed in I-81 crash

    Posted on November 27, 2014 at 5:49 am

    A driver and one of the three dogs riding with him in a silver pickup died early Thursday morning when he drove the wrong way on Interstate 81 near exit 8, sources say. Neither drugs nor alcohol appear to have been a factor as the driver was northbound in the southbound lane of the interstate, according to officials. The driver struck an empty gas tanker head on and died at

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Marie Cunningham, left, Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce ambassador and Roni Snyder, 2014 Chamber Chairman, welcome to membership Allan McMillon, Alicia Goff Burch and Derry Workman of SERVPRO of Sevier, Jefferson, Cocke & Hamblen counties during a Nov. 19 ribbon cutting at the Chamber offices.

SERVPRO to extend offices to Hamblen County

Posted on November 22, 2014 at 5:59 pm

The first thing noticed about SERVPRO might be the bright green company vehicles, but the lasting impression to which regional franchise owner Allan McMillon and his team are dedicated is one of quality. McMillon added Hamblen County to his list of counties served nearly a year ago. “We’ve been in business with SERVPRO since Oct. 1, 2001,” he said. “We bought the franchise area in Cocke, Jefferson and Sevier counties

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  • Helton named president of Jefferson Chamber

    Posted on November 16, 2014 at 3:34 am

    The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce has selected Darrell Helton as its next Executive President and CEO. Helton is currently the Jefferson County Finance Director. He made a formal announcement of his plan to resign from the position during the county commission work session meeting. Helton was one of three finalist chosen by the chamber’s board of directors and was named to the position last week. Helton will succeed former

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  • Mills and Williams partner to open new venture

    Posted on November 16, 2014 at 3:32 am

    Two individuals who were often seen together in the halls of Lakeway Regional Hospital are back together again, this time at a new health clinic for patients with chronic medical conditions. On Oct. 16, Priscilla Mills, former chief executive officer at LRH, and Dr. Bill Williams, long-time Morristown general practitioner and current hospitalist at LRH, began a new venture called Ridgecrest Medical LLC in Bartlette Place on West Morris Boulevard

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Mali the new site of Ebola, countries should continue efforts

Posted on November 28, 2014 at 10:03 am

The huge, impoverished country of Mali looks like the new frontier in the fight to control the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The virus has killed thousands in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three countries where the virus first emerged, but it has not gained much of a foothold elsewhere. Small outbreaks of 20 cases in Nigeria and a single case in Senegal were found in October. Now the

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  • Altering the VFW charter to include women

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    The Ledger of Lakeland (Florida) on altering the VFW charter to reflect the role of women in war: Congress formally entered lame-duck status after Election Day. Nonetheless, before they wrap up, lawmakers should attend to a little-noticed bill that is that rarest of birds in Washington, something Republicans and Democrats both can agree on. The measure would alter language in the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ federal charter to reflect the

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  • End Obamacare charade and find better ways to improve health care

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Saving most Americans money on health insurance by repealing the most objectionable sections of the Obamacare law ought to be a priority when the new Congress convenes early next year. That’s right: For most people, it appears repealing Obamacare would lead to lower health insurance costs. President Barak Obama and his minions have been touting what they claim will be minor increases expected in the cost of insurance through Obamacare

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