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Lunch with the Arts to be held at Rose Center Friday, Jan. 30

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 12:47 pm

It was incorrectly published that Lunch with the Arts at Rose Center will be held on Jan. 31. Actually the lunch will be held Friday, Jan. 30 from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. During the luncheon, community members will be treated to live musical entertainment while dining in the Rose Center galleries and exhibits. Delectable gourmet soups and desserts will be served with fresh salads and beverages. Takeout orders will

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  • Pediatric Rehab coming to Jefferson Memorial

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 11:44 am

    Tennova Healthcare is expanding its outpatient rehabilitation program at Jefferson Memorial Hospital to include pediatric rehabilitation services. This means young patients will not need to travel a half hour or more to receive physical therapy, occupational therapy and/or speech therapy for illness, injury, disease or developmental delay. “Pediatric rehabilitation is about more than improving strength and physical functioning. It’s about inspiring young children and teens to gain the skills and

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  • New ADA’s sworn in for Fourth Judicial District

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Brad Jones and Mark Strange were sworn in Tuesday, Jan. 27 in Cocke County as Assistant District Attorneys for the Fourth Judicial District by Circuit Court Judge, Honorable Ben W. Hooper, II. They both were appointed by the Fourth Judicial District Attorney General, James B. Dunn. These newly sworn Assistant District Attorneys will be serving the counties of Sevier, Cocke, Jefferson and Grainger. Brad Jones is from Cocke County and

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Leia’s Wrap Café open in downtown Morristown

Posted on January 25, 2015 at 1:54 am

Leia’s Wrap Café in downtown Morristown has, along with its homemade soups, warmed the hearts of its neighboring business owners, residents and new customers. Owner Leia Hyder and her staff have set up shop within the cozy, eclectic atmosphere of The Meeting Place, located in downtown Morristown. The building, owned by Ken and Rowena Smith, underwent a transformation in 2014, and its interior is now lined with interesting collectibles from

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  • Carters begin marketing two subdivisions in Hamblen County

    Posted on January 17, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    The Carter family stands on the property of Carson’s Crossing, located off Old Russellville Pike near East Ridge Middle School. From left to right: Ellis Winstead, owner United Realty; Bob Courtney, consultant; Willie Swatzell, contstruction lender; Brenda Branson Lasley, United Realty; Tommy Stephan, builder; Frank Southerland, builder; Lou Browning, Summit South Lending mortgage lender; Chuck Carter, land owner; Donna Kanipe, land owner; Bob Carter, land owner.

    In the 1970s and 1980s the name Joe E. Carter was synonymous with home building in Morristown and Hamblen County, and his legacy will be a part of two new developments in the area. Carter was chosen “Builder of the Year” several times, and his homes were a valued part of the annual Parade of Homes, a popular yearly event sponsored by the Home Builders Association. Carter’s footprint is still

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  • Obama announces Knoxville manufacturing hub

    Posted on January 11, 2015 at 1:00 am

    President Barack Obama speaks Friday afternoon at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tenn.

    Clinton residents came out big for POTUS, with thousands of people lining Highway 61 from the southern city limits all the way to Techmer PM. Locals held homemade cardboard signs spelling out “OBAMA” and “Welcome Y’all.” Nearly everyone had a smart phone recording videos and taking photos. They jumped up and down, held American flags and waved at the passing motorcade. One family who lived along the route on Hwy

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Arguing over immigration reform won’t solve anything

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 11:10 am

Many Mexicans who came to this country illegally in order to find work would go home if they could, former Mexican president Felipe Calderón says. That’s because they’re too likely to run afoul of U.S. immigration law when they try to go back across the border. “If you provide flexibility, many Mexicans will go home,” he said. Most Mexican border crossers sneak across the line to look for work. “They’re

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  • Those in anti-vaccine movement need to get their facts straight

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Reports of more than 50 current cases of measles in California, including at least 10 in San Diego County, suggest 2015 will be even worse than 2014 on the infectious disease front. Last year, the state saw the most cases of measles in two decades. Public health officials blame a decline in parents having their kids vaccinated that began after a now-thoroughly discredited 1998 British report alleged that common early

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  • Americans should know about civics more than new citizens

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 11:03 am

    New citizens are expected to know something about civics. Should we expect less of natives? Of course not; we should expect more. Despite that fact, students and adults regularly fail at basic civics knowledge. If test scores aren’t enough to prove that – 71 percent of people in the general population failed a civics test a few years ago – just look at how ignorant folks are in those late-night

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