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Man accused of scamming elderly woman out of $75,000

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 12:45 pm

A habitual Morristown scofflaw with a three-page rap sheet was jailed again Wednesday for his alleged most elaborate charged offense to date, authorities say. Joshua Dan Calfee, 35, was charged with fraud-related theft over $60,000, but the actual amount he allegedly swindled from a 71-year-old Morristown woman tops $75,000, according to Detective Lt. Vicki Arnold with the Morristown Police Department. Arnold said this morning she believes the woman’s “mental and

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  • Shelter places 42 animals with rescues

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    With the animal shelter over capacity with approximately 200 animals, 42 have already been saved by going to rescues, according to interim director Nancy Phillips. During a Morristown Hamblen Humane Society meeting Monday, President Dr. Daniel Parks said the shelter was over capacity. “We’re getting into parvo season and we’ve already had two cases,” he said. “We need to institute a program immediately to start moving them out. Phillips said

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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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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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Health insurance more complex for foster children

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 2:11 pm

Once upon a good time, Tennessee social workers were responsible for making sure no child went without medical insurance coverage. That’s not true anymore, according to an in-depth report from The (Nashville) Tennessean’s Tom Wilemon. He said foster children have been locked out of the state’s extensive health care system. TennCare requires families to shop for health care insurance through the website healthcare.gov, but that site has no equivalent to

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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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