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Lakeway Regional becoming part of Tennova

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 12:44 pm

At 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24, Lakeway Regional Hospital in Morristown will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony with refreshments and giveaways to celebrate the hospital becoming the newest member of the Tennova Healthcare system. “This partnership is good news for our patients and community,” said Clyde Wood, chief executive officer at LRH. “By joining the Tennova family, we are able to build upon our legacy of service in Hamblen County

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  • MPD to auction vehicles Saturday

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    The Morristown Police Department will hold  a seized vehicle auction Saturday morning, including the SUVs above.

    The Morristown Police Department will conduct a seized-vehicle auction on Saturday at the city impound lot on North Liberty Hill Road. The gates open for vehicle inspection at 8 a.m. The bidding starts at 10 a.m., and all vehicles will be sold at some price. Bidders must prequalify and all sales must be in cash or a cashier’s check. On the block will be 30 vehicles, one motorcycle, two small

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  • First Methodist dedicates community prayer garden

    Posted on September 15, 2014 at 11:57 am

    Attendees mill about following the community prayer garden dedication ceremony Sunday afternoon behind First United Methodist Church in Morristown.  The ceremony dedicated the space which was transformed from a former city roadway.

    An oasis officially opened in the center of Morristown Sunday, but flowers, rock and fountain didn’t rise overnight. In fact, the community prayer garden, located behind First United Methodist Church in Morristown was a decade in the making. In 2004, the church bought a former church building at the corner of West First North and Hills streets. However, the open road and traffic between the church and its new acquisition

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Celebrating the official opening of the Morristown Housing Authority Computer Learning Center on Kennedy Circle in Morristown are from left, MHA Learning Center Coordinator Pat Hayward, MHA Deputy Director Leigh Shepherd, MHA board member Mike Giles, Morristown Ambassador KC Alvarado,  Morristown Chamber Chairman Roni Snyder, MHA board member Susie Washington, MHA Executive Director Marilyn Medley, Stepping Out Inc. representative Melanie Owen and Morristown Chamber chaplain, the Rev. Gary Brewster.

MHA cuts ribbon on Computer Learning Center

Posted on September 13, 2014 at 6:48 pm

Already dubbed “the people’s learning center,” the newly installed Morristown Housing Authority Computer Learning Center on Kennedy Circle invited local service organizations to participate in its recent official ribbon cutting. Along with staff and volunteer ambassadors with the Morristown Chamber of Commerce, MHA Executive Director Marilyn Medley’s invited guests included representatives from the Tennessee Career Center, Habitat for Humanity, Stepping Out Inc., Tennessee Community Assistance Corporation, Lincoln Heights Elementary School,

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  • Boulder Crest housing development opens on Douglas Lake

    Posted on August 30, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new lakeside housing development to Dandridge this week, the gated community Boulder Crest. From left, are Max Fultz, Chair of the Economic Development Oversight Committee; Daryle Keck, President CEO of  Chamber; Jeremy Lawson, Chamber Board; Eric Rose, Owner and Builder of Bouldercrest; Glen Glafenhein, Developer at Honors Reale Estate Services; Jim Williams, Realtor with Honors Real Estate; Bob Jarnagin, Chamber Board; Doug Hodge,  Developer of BoulderCrest Villas and Will Glafenhein, Realtor with Honors Real Estate.

    Sitting on a peninsula on Douglas Lake just off the Dandridge town limits is the brand new private housing development, Boulder Crest. The new development is managed by Knoxville based Honors Real Estate Services, a real estate sales and development firm with more than 130 years of experience in East Tennessee. Honors Real Estate held a ribbon cutting ceremony last week with the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce to show

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  • The Meeting Place draws crowd for ribbon cutting

    Posted on August 23, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    The Meeting Place

    When Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman Roni Snyder described The Meeting Place as being located in a beautiful building that has been restored in a wonderful manner on Aug. 1, she wasn’t overstating facts. The large room on Morristown’s Main Street level features a comfortable amount of seating that is surrounded by antiques and collections from yesteryear, creating a pleasant atmosphere for any number of gatherings. The Aug. 1

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Compromise is the only way to make progress

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 11:52 am

Congress will be in session again beginning today after its summer break, but don’t expect anything of substance to emerge from the gridlocked ladies and gentlemen. It’s mostly for show in the run-up to mid-term elections. Much of what happens will be designed to try to better position the parties as the November election nears. Democrats likely will revive failed bills that would increase the minimum wage, allow college students

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  • Tax on medical devices should be tossed

    Posted on September 15, 2014 at 11:23 am

    The Wall Street Journal reports that Senate Republicans, hoping to gain the Senate majority in this year’s elections, are preparing an agenda aimed at extracting concessions from President Obama, rather than sweeping demands that would result in government-closing standoffs. It’s a responsible strategy, one that would advance the conservative cause without dismissing the possibility of compromise. And one component of that agenda should be particularly popular with voters: repealing the

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  • International effort needed to get rid of Ebola

    Posted on September 13, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    The United Nations warns that the intensive global medical effort needed to contain the Ebola virus sweeping through parts of West Africa could cost as much as $600 million. Ebola has killed 1,900 people so far — about half of those who have become infected — and has recently crossed from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone into two more nations. U.N. officials estimate that 20,000 people could die in the

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