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Ebola forum held in Knoxville

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 12:53 pm

A veritable who’s who of experts in emergency medicine and infectious diseases gathered in Knoxville Tuesday evening for the East Tennessee Health Forum on Ebola. During the 90-minute forum, held at the Knoxville Convention Center and moderated by talk radio personality Hallerin Hilton Hill, local medical experts fielded questions that had been emailed in prior to the forum and those from the audience. The 17-member panel consisted of representatives from

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  • Changes to city beer laws pass on first reading

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Changes made by the Morristown City Council on Tuesday to the beer ordinance tentatively green-lighted future beer sales the Popkin Town Center Food City. By the legal means of measurement, the Food City was built precisely 100.5 feet from Popkin Field Park across the four lanes of East Morris Boulevard, according to Morristown City Administrator Tony Cox. That’s 49.5 feet too close to meet the distance requirements of the beer

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  • Oh, deer: THP warns drivers to be wary

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    A herd of deer at Panther Creek Park poses relatively little threat to drivers, but the THP is warning motorists to be extra aware of deer near roadways this fall.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) urges motorists to exercise caution on the roadways this time of year due to deer-mating and hunting season. Last year, two people were killed in traffic crashes involving deer on state roadways. “The fall season is the most active time of year for deer-related crashes. We want to remind drivers to watch out for deer on or around the roadways, especially at dawn or after

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Workforce Investment Area acknowledges development

Posted on October 19, 2014 at 2:58 am

During the Oct. 8 meeting of the Smoky Mountains Area Workforce Investment Area board of directors, attendees were witness to how WIA grants are changing the face of business and industry. Sevier County Bank and Alcoa Howmet in Morristown were acknowledged by the board for applying the grant funds to real-time needs in workforce development. “This gives us an opportunity to bring employers we work with before the board to

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  • The Hot Spot opens in Morristown

    Posted on October 11, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Joanne Sams, left, and Craig Copley, owner, have opened The Hot Spot at 3211 E. Andrew Johnson Hwy. in Morristown, featuring pizza and specialty dishes seven days a week, along with Karaoke and live music on the weekends.

    Entrepreneur Craig Copley is not afraid of a challenge, especially when it comes to opening his first restaurant, The Hot Spot in Morristown. Just getting the doors open on Sept. 1 required nine months of renovations at the site at 3211 E. Andrew Johnson Hwy., which formerly housed a cosmetology school. “There was nothing here as far as the kitchen goes. We had to re-do everything to get it up

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  • Worldwide Equipment Leasing open Morristown division

    Posted on October 4, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    World Wide Equipment Leasing

    The Morristown division of Worldwide Equipment Lease celebrated its grand opening on Oct. 3, with a ribbon cutting hosted by the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce. Following the official Chamber welcome, the facilities located at 1524 S. Davy Crockett Pkwy. were opened from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to more than 200 invited guests. The celebration included food and product giveaways to customers, vendors and guests. Dan Dennis, vice president

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Steps should be taken to make financial accounts more secure

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 11:58 am

The 1960s were an amazing time. Civil rights activists notched major victories, U.S. astronauts landed on the moon and rock music was at a high point. But it was also more than four decades ago. No one would say we should go back to driving with leaded gasoline or watching three channels of television. So why do our credit cards still feature technology developed in that era? The magnetic strip

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  • Proceeding with caution not panic

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 11:34 am

    In the United States, fear is far more widespread than the disease itself…But now that a Stark County connection has been made to one of the two Ebola patients who contracted the virus on U.S. soil, people are understandably concerned. The five Aultman Hospital nurses who took the same Dallas-to-Cleveland flight as nurse Amber Joy Vinson, the third confirmed Ebola patient, on Oct. 10 still are considered to be at

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  • Governor Haslam still best option for Tennessee

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    With early voting under way and the Nov. 4 election quickly approaching, it’s important that we Tennesseans participate even as it seems many of our races will not be seriously contested. One such race is for the governor’s office. In his first term in office, Gov. Bill Haslam has exceeded high expectations, shown true leadership navigating the state through a time of great national turmoil. Haslam, a popular Republican in

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