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West High recognized by national publications

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 11:52 am

Morristown-Hamblen West High has ranked among the top high schools in the state by a pair of national publications. The school is ranked 10th in the state by the Washington Post and 13th in the state by U.S. News and World Report. “I want to say kudos to the staff for their hard work and dedication and their commitment to excellence,” said West High School’s principal Jeff Moorhouse. “And to

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  • Vineyard hosting rally to protect river

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 11:50 am

    A rally is being held in opposition to the proposed revised water use permits for the U.S. Nitrogen facility in Greene County which would allow the company to pull water from the Nolichucky River, use it in its cooling process and return the treated water back to the river. Opponents of the plan will host a rally Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Nolichucky Vineyard, located downstream of the facility.

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  • West Elementary locked down as precaution

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    West Elementary School in Morristown was placed on temporary lockdown Tuesday afternoon after a shooting was reported on Gilbert Street, about two blocks away, authorities say. The suspect was taken into custody around 2:20 p.m., about 22 minutes after the shooting was reported and the lockdown was lifted. The suspect, who has not yet been conclusively identified, was not holding a firearm when he was arrested. Nobody was hit, and

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Shampine moves business to Renu Laser Center & Medi Spa

Posted on April 19, 2014 at 9:32 pm

The relationship between aesthetician and client is more than just a simple professional visit, as anyone who has come in contact with a 10x magnifying mirror can understand. And women who hesitate to go to the mailbox without full makeup need an extra comfort level when it comes to getting an honest opinion about maintaining their skin’s health. Donna Shampine can provide both the honesty and comfort. With 15 years

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  • LongHorn opens doors Monday

    Posted on April 12, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    One of LongHorn’s signature dishes, lamb chops, is sure to be a popular choice once the restaurant opens Monday.

    LongHorn Steakhouse in Morristown will open its doors to the Lakeway Area at 11 a.m. Monday, April 14. The restaurant is located at 2410 East Morris Blvd., on the site of College Square Mall. Managing Partner Chad Wurster, a LongHorn veteran of 13 years, will operate the new restaurant. The Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce will welcome LongHorn to the community with a ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m., prior to

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  • Little-box retailing: Subscription services offer new possibilities for consumers, major outlets

    Posted on April 12, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Liz Cadman, who runs the review site My Subscription Addiction, sits at her desk stacked high with newly arrived boxes in Pittsburgh. Subscription box services, in which people pay to receive monthly product samples, have exploded in popularity. Hoping to spice up her cooking, Nancy Lorenz signed up last summer for Blue Apron, a weekly meal-planning service that delivers a box of ingredients to her home. She enjoyed the food

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Bill to assist felons reentering society to find a job

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 11:30 am

One of the more important pieces of legislation that came out of the Tennessee General Assembly’s recently ended session was the Certificates of Employability Act, which may make it easier for some felons to find gainful employment. The bill, which has been sent to the governor’s desk for his signature, was sponsored by Sen. Brian Kelsey, R-Germantown, and Rep. Karen Camper, D-Memphis. It addresses one of the more serious obstacles

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  • The influence of big money in campaigns

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 10:53 am

    The latest ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, striking down “aggregate limits” relating to political campaign funding has led to a complete reversal of contribution laws, enacted in the aftermath of Watergate to prevent rich Americans from buying votes. The Supreme Court in McCutcheon v Federal Election Commission struck down the overall limits on campaign contributions, though it did not touch the limit (of $2,600 per election) on individual contributions

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  • Vulnerability in the internet age

    Posted on April 21, 2014 at 11:11 am

    The latest worry about security and privacy on the Internet revolves around a damaging computer bug called Heartbleed. Heartbleed is a threat that exploits a flaw in the encryption technology that is supposed to protect our email, instant messaging and electronic commerce. For years we’ve been reassured that if we see a closed padlock and “https” in the browser address line, then information sent over that connection is secure from

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