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Be a Match donor drive to raise awareness

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 11:29 am

Faith and trust are the two things Jamie Lynn Godfey said has sustained her during her battle with Leukemia. Godfrey moved to the Lakeway Area from Indiana about 15 years ago and pursued a career in performance. While on this track, she worked with current Encore Theatrical Musical Director Micah-Shane Brewer and was eventually on stage at Dollywood and the Miracle Theater in Pigeon Forge. Since, she has been in

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  • Hawkins native finds niche as Greeneville High principal

    Posted on March 2, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Patrick Fraley is now the principal at Greeneville High School after being principal of Cherokee High School from 2008 to 2012.

    Seeing students succeed in life is his top priority, and his up-bringing has been his inspiration. Such is the life of Greeneville High School principal Patrick Fraley. Growing up in Hawkins County was a childhood, Fraley described, as uneventful but never dull. He said he worked on his family’s farm often and is a proud graduate of Cherokee High School. He went on to attend Tennessee Wesleyan College, Tusculum College

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  • After two weeks of winter weather, small businesses bounce back

    Posted on February 28, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Two weeks of snow and ice hampered local small businesses, including those downtown. As warmer weather arrives, local business owners are encouraging residents to shop local as they get back out and into their normal routine.

    So now that most people in Morristown and the Lakeway Area are able to get out and about, it’s a great time to open the wallet to support local small businesses. Some opened a bit later than usual Friday, and some extended their hours in hopes to make up some of the revenue lost while they were forced to close their doors during the worst of the winter weather. “We’ve

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Janice Swartfiguer stands behind the counter at the new Buffalo Trail Pizzeria. The menu colorfully decorates the wall behind her.

Buffalo Trail Pizzeria bringing New York pizza to Morristown

Posted on February 28, 2015 at 6:25 pm

New York style pizza is available in Morristown, via the recent opening of Buffalo Trail Pizzeria – “home of the giant slice.” The restaurant features a cheery interior, with bright orange walls in the ordering area and equally bright green walls in the dining area. The entire front of the eatery contains large glass windows that allow natural light to pour in, adding to the cheeriness. The eatery believes in

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  • Redbud Deli off to successful start

    Posted on February 22, 2015 at 12:04 am

    Celebrating the recent Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at the Redbud Deli are from left, Chamber ambassador Cookie Larkin (ALPS Adult Day Services), Chamber Chair Pete Barile, Jessica Cameron, Leslie Pratt, Daniela Smith, owner Wallace Long, Andy Williams, owner Lisa Long, Chris Williamson, Chamber ambassador Amber Campbell (Life Care Center of Morristown) and Abagail French, in front.

    During his official greeting at the recent Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting held at Redbud Deli, new Chamber Chair Pete Barile confessed that although he eats there at least twice a month, he was unfamiliar with the back story of its founder and co-owner, Lisa Long. A biographical primer provided by Lisa, however, enabled Barile to educate the large crowd gathered in cheery eatery. Lisa grew up living

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  • Woolf-McClane opens law office at Millennium Square in Morristown

    Posted on February 14, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Celebrating the new law offices of Woolf-McClane at Millennium Square in Morristown are front row from left, 2015 Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce Chair Pete Barile, Kevin N. Perkey, Dale C. Allen, Carolyn Allen, Dean T. Howell, Daniel J. Moore, Dennis R. McClane, Joseph A. Kimmet and J. Keith Coates Jr. Second row from left are Tony R. Dalton, O.E. “Sonny” Schow IV, Randy Miller, J. Eric Butler and Gregory C. Logue.

    Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Chairman Pete Barile used the opportunity of a new business ribbon cutting to underscore a key goal for his 2015 tenure: encouraging community pride. Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen and Carpenter PLLC hosted an open house on Feb. 11 at their recently acquired offices at Millennium Square in downtown Morristown. The firm was formed in Knoxville and has offices in Sevierville as well.

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Pipeline veto shows president’s political isolation, lack of interest

Posted on March 2, 2015 at 10:27 am

White House aides are whispering that President Barack Obama’s veto of the Keystone XL pipeline authorization bill signals a new phase of his presidency, and we suppose they’re right. He’ll finish out his tenure as a Howard Hughes-like penthouse recluse who is ever more withdrawn from the political and economic center. The legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline that Obama rejected Tuesday enjoys a broad bipartisan consensus, including support

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  • An easily preventable disease should not be making a comeback

    Posted on February 5, 2015 at 11:07 am

    When there’s every reason to do something and no reason not to, it’s time to act. That’s the situation with measles vaccination for children. Seemingly out of the blue, outbreaks of measles are sweeping across the country from the west. It’s a disease that has been virtually silent for years, and now it’s making a comeback. Half a century or more ago, having the measles was a childhood experience for

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  • Preventing the spread of infectious diseases

    Posted on February 4, 2015 at 10:20 am

    In the past 15 years or so, there has been a debate growing about the importance, or, rather, unimportance of getting children vaccinated for infectious diseases. The catalyst for this debate can be, in part, traced back to a 1998 study published in “The Lancet,” a British medical journal, which linked the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (M.M.R.) to autism. The publication resulted in a panic that led to

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