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Changes coming to 911 phone charges

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 11:36 am

The monthly 911 telephone surcharge, which will account for more than two-thirds of the Hamblen County 911 budget, will be a uniform $1.16 per telephone beginning Jan. 1, 2015, officials announced this morning. Currently, the charge for landlines at private residences is $1.50 per month, half the charge of business phone lines, according to 911 Director Eric Carpenter. The monthly surcharge for cellphones is $1. Carpenter says surcharge revenues have

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  • Man loses possessions in home fire

    Posted on December 22, 2014 at 11:35 am

    A Hamblen County man lost all his possessions in a catastrophic trailer fire on Tom Treece Road Sunday afternoon, authorities say. The identity of the man was not available at press time. Officials with the North Hamblen County Volunteer Fire Department, the primary agency, were unavailable for comment. The fire victim is a German man who moved to Morristown with the now-shuttered Berg Profiles, according to Deputy Lt. Chad Mullins

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  • Organization provides wounded Marine Bradley Walker with new home

    Posted on December 20, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    The American flag is raised at the new home of Marine Sgt. Bradley Walker in Dandridge. Walker, who lost his legs in an IED attack in Iraq was provided the home by the non-profit Homes For Our Troops.

    DANDRIDGE — An injured Marine received an early present on Saturday; a home for the holidays. Marine Sgt. Bradley Walker, who was injured in Iraq in 2006 became the latest recipient of a new custom built home from national non-profit Homes For Our Troops. For the third year in a row, the organization has built specially adapted homes mortgage-free for severely injured veterans across the nation between Veteran’s Day and

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The library at Rich Manor, specifically its wood paneling, exemplifies the details of the home that date back more than 150 years. The venue is available for a variety of community activities, from large corporate retreats to intimate weddings.

Rich Manor holds ribbon cutting and holiday celebration

Posted on December 20, 2014 at 6:42 pm

The final ribbon cutting of 2014 for the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce was appropriately an authentic holiday celebration. Held at Rich Manor in the Witt community and hosted by owner Richard Fix, venue coordinator Joshua Dean and staff, the Dec. 18 open house featured a buffet of holiday edibles provided by Little City Catering and tours of the estate that was fully decorated for Christmas. “It’s a beautiful, beautiful

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  • Delaney Jane’s Boutique & Gifts display Holiday Hope Fund Angel Tree

    Posted on December 13, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Donna Brazell, owner of Delaney Jane’s Boutique & Gifts in Morristown, with the store’s Angel Tree, as part of the Citizen Tribune Holiday Hope Fund. Brazell said it has been an honor to host a tree for the first time.

    Donna Brazell, owner of Delaney Jane’s Boutique & Gifts in Morristown, has gotten more than one blessing out of a new-to-2014 holiday item in her store. The simple tree that holds the red and white cards that serve as ambassadors to the Citizen Tribune Holiday Hope Fund has been in her store since November and has brought joy to both the retailer and her customers. The tree’s arrival at Delaney

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  • Masengill Springs Workout Anytime off to healthy start

    Posted on December 13, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Finding an unused area to hold an official celebration was a challenge at Workout Anytime on the morning of Dec. 11. The new facility located in Masengill Springs was a hub of activity during a time that most fitness centers would consider off hours. By 9 a.m., the center was filled with the sounds and sights of healthy physical activity. “The response from the community has been fantastic,” General Manager

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Foreign financial markets affect US investors

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 10:26 am

To say the world’s financial markets are in turmoil is colossal understatement. Roiling money markets span the globe. Last week, the U.S. stock market had one of its worst weeks in years; markets throughout Asia have been spiraling this week, possibly signaling an emerging-market sell-off of exceptional reach and forcing government actions; signs indicate China’s growth is slowing and, of course, Russia’s financial circumstance, especially its currency value, approaches a

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  • Holiday Hope Fund needs support

    Posted on December 20, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    They are out there, all around us. They are the people who for a variety of reasons must live in poverty. They are the elderly; they are the unemployed; they are hungry children. They are the woman who lives alone in a tiny apartment. She lives on a small Social Security check and spends much of that on medications she needs to stay alive. She is on Medicare but still

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  • Holiday Hope Fund in need of funds

    Posted on December 19, 2014 at 10:49 am

    The boxes have been packed and delivered. The boxes of food, the staples of a classic holiday meal, are ready to be cooked. The toys await the big day, ready to be opened and played with. It would seem the big work of the Citizen Tribune Holiday Hope Fund is done. However, despite the bare Angel Trees no longer burdened with Christmas wishes, there is plenty of work left to

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