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Santana to head Latino Task Force

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 12:09 pm

While Willie Santana is a relative newcomer to Morristown, he’s eager to help bridge a decades-old cultural divide that remains wide and shows no clear signs of closing on its own. Santana, a new attorney with Capps, Cantwell, Capps & Byrd and who passed the bar exam in May, views Morristown as unnecessarily and inopportunely divided into two camps. On one side are the Latinos. The other side is occupied

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  • C.E.A.S.E. holds candlelight vigil

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Robert Kelly, 5, holds a candle, with a little help,  at Tuesday’s C.E.A.S.E. candlelight vigil.

    Friends, family and survivors gathered Tuesday evening for the annual C.E.A.S.E. candlelight vigil. The annual ceremony honors victims of domestic violence. “Those who have lost their lives and (those who) are still living with violence,” said C.E.A.S.E. Director Donna Kelly. Morristown Mayor Danny Thomas read a proclamation declaring October Domestic Violence Awareness Month, stating that the city will not tolerate violent behavior. Kelly said Judge Janice Snyder, bailiff Larry Lindsey

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  • Former Newport alderwoman accused of election perjury

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    JOHNSON CITY – Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for a Cocke County woman accused of perjuring herself in pursuit of reelection. At the request of 4th District Attorney General James Dunn, TBI Special Agents began investigating then-Newport Alderwoman Kathy Darlene Holt on October 23rd. During the course of the investigation, agents developed information, that on September 2nd, Holt filed a nominating petition with the

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Lisa Long, owner of the Redbud Deli in Morristown, demonstrates the eatery’s concept of “deliciously fresh.”

The Redbud Deli opens in Morristown

Posted on October 25, 2014 at 7:53 pm

The updated, fresh look that The Redbud Deli has brought to the Morristown building in which it is located goes right along with the eatery’s concept. Lisa and Wally Long recently opened the restaurant at 345 E. Economy Rd. that serves breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday with a staff of 12 and a “deliciously fresh” attitude. “We aren’t fast food, we are fresh food for busy people,” Lisa said.

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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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Some government regulations costly to consumers

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 10:38 am

For most of us, the work Nobel Prize winners do in fields such as science and economics is impenetrable. They write about exotic reactions among various chemicals, models to predict how economies will react to certain stimuli, etc. But Frenchman Jean Tirole’s Nobel Prize in economics is easy to understand. He won the prestigious award earlier this month for work demonstrating that often government regulations cost consumers money unnecessarily. That

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  • Nations monetary policies call for ‘exactitude’

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 11:14 am

    There’s been a lot of talk lately about income inequality, or the “wealth gap,” in this country. Some say the answer is to raise the minimum wage and increase taxes on the super rich, while the other side says the government needs to cut taxes and ease certain regulations to encourage more job growth. All of those suggestions do have merit to some degree. There are some, however, who believe

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  • Ebola preparation important, hysteria unhelpful

    Posted on October 27, 2014 at 11:36 am

    President Barack Obama is correct in urging the nation not to give into hysteria over the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the cases that have found their way to the United States. This does not mean, however, we should fail to be concerned and vigilant. While Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan did die from the disease at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital on Oct. 8, the incubation period for many he

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