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TBI investigating Cocke County Highway Department

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 11:57 am

Half a dozen agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spent all day Monday seizing records and downloading computer files associated with the Cocke County Highway Department. The agents from the Knoxville and Nashville offices visited the highway department offices on Lower Quarry Road, telling Highway Superintendent Kenneth Ford the investigation was at the request of the attorney general’s office. “They just showed up and said they wanted some file

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  • Upgrade helps MPD’s ICAC division

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 11:56 am

    New proprietary software and a faster computer will increase the pace of Morristown Police Department Internet Crimes Against Children investigations, many of which involve child pornography, officials say. A primary improvement that comes with the Internet Evidence Finder software is that it automatically performs searches that in former times had to be conducted manually, according to Detective Michael O’Keefe, lead ICAC investigator. The company that sells the software represents it

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  • City honors rescue workers who saved the life of a man struck by train

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Morristown Mayor Danny Thomas, left, presented proclamations to Morristown and Hamblen County  rescue workers who were recently honored for helping save the life of a man who had been struck by a train. They are, from front row left, MFD Capt. Randy Breeding, Steven Keller, firefighter; Donnie Taylor, paramedic; and Joe Cate, paramedic; and, from back row left, Joe Cummings, rescue technician; Josh Pierce, rescue technician; John Heatherly, firefighter; and dispatcher David Peoples. Others who assisted in the rescue, Jason Fox, paramedic and EMT Ray Mullins, are not pictured.

    A band Morristown first responders earned a rare award for a Herculean effort that saved the life of a man who walked into the path of a train. The badly broken body of Josh McCracken was found along side of the tracks that parallel West Andrew Johnson Highway, about 500 yards west of the point of impact near West End Bowling Lanes, according to Clark Taylor, deputy chief of the

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Rebecca Bowlin of Mooresburg, Mary Kay independent sales director, accepts the keys to a new Chevy Cruze from James Baugh, sales and leasing professional with Chevrolet of Morristown, as part of the Mary Kay Career Car Program.

Mary Kay recognizes Bowlin with Chevy Cruze

Posted on July 19, 2014 at 6:57 pm

Mary Kay Independent Sales Director Rebecca Bowlin of Mooresburg has been recognized by the company for her outstanding business performance. Bowlin has earned the use of a new Chevrolet Cruze vehicle provided by Chevrolet of Morristown. The Cruze is the eighth Mary Kay career car for Bowlin. Independent sales force members earn the use of career cars by meeting or exceeding goals set within their Mary Kay businesses. “To God

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  • Better Banking: Shipley turns fresh idea into a reality

    Posted on July 12, 2014 at 6:21 pm


    As a recognized leader in banking for more than 40 years, R. Lynn Shipley Jr. has grown accustomed to meeting challenges, so it must have been no surprise to his industry peers that retirement didn’t last long back in 2004. He retired from his position as AM South Bank market president with a fresh idea for the region he called home. “After I left, I saw a need for a

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  • Kutts of Klass opens in Morristown

    Posted on July 5, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Painting his business phone number on the building that now houses Trill Mitchell’s new salon was a marketing effort that worked. Passersby stop in just to ask him, “What’s up with the New York number?”

    Just changing the paint color of a long-closed building can bring positive attention to a new business. Trillogy “Trill” Mitchell’s plans for his new family barber salon in east Morristown, Kutts of Klass, will bring a welcome change to the surrounding area as well. Located in the renovated corner building at Inman and Center streets that at one time housed a coal business, Mitchell intends to build local relationships with

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Encouraging home-cooked meals is more important than label changes

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 11:34 am

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering tweaking its nutritional label. The information presented won’t change, but the presentation will. One option offered by the FDA, is to presenting the critical information in three categories labeled “Quick Facts,” ‘’Avoid Too Much” and “Get Enough.” The FDA is also planning to align serving size to the quantities Americans actually consume, presumably making those serving sizes a bit larger. Who, other

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  • Online privacy is virtually non-existent

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 9:55 am

    If you care about online privacy, you are forgiven for your despair. More data than ever is being uploaded and it’s getting easier to access and cheaper to store. At the same time, cyberintruders pose a threat at every turn. We know these things instinctively, but sometimes it takes a skillful presentation to make them real. Thanks to Mary Meeker, they’re real now. Each year, venture capitalist Meeker presents a

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  • Obama failing the Pinocchio test

    Posted on July 19, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Flailing in the Capital, President Barack Obama is out on the campaign trail doing what he does the best … blaming Republicans for his utter lack of leadership ability. Among his recurring comments, repeated in his latest weekly address, is this: “So far this year, Republicans in Congress have blocked every serious idea to strengthen the middle class.” The claim got three Pinocchios from the trusted fact checkers at the

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