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Court documents reveal more about French’s hacker case

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 12:04 pm

The FBI’s targeting of Timothy Justin French varies with the bulk of federal prosecutions that normally materialize in Hamblen County inasmuch as the alleged crimes involve skills that generally can’t be acquired or honed in prison. French, a 20-year-old Talbott man, allegedly ranks as a computer-hacking whiz who belonged to a band of like-minded standouts calling themselves NullCrew, according to FBI Agent Patrick M. Geahan, NullCrew claimed responsibility for costly computer attacks on corporations, government agencies and educational institutions, according to

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  • Club gearing up Super Auction

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Boy and Girls Club

    The Morristown Boys and Girls Club is kicking off its “Cars For Kids” campaign with area car dealers (new and used) for the upcoming 33rd annual Super Auction. Helping lead the way again this year is Leroy Royston, with Royston Chrysler Dodge Jeep, who is donating a 1995 Jeep. The primary purpose of the “Cars for Kids” campaign is to solicit area car dealers as well as local companies and

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  • Haslam presents WSCC Greeneville a $1M grant

    Posted on July 26, 2014 at 11:08 pm


    GREENEVILLE- The future of the Walters State Community College’s Greeneville campus in the downtown area will be a more accessible and pedestrian friendly one after Gov. Bill Haslam presented a million dollar grant on Friday. The grant, allocated through congressional funding, will help complete phase one of the campus’ pedestrian facilities project. The project includes making crosswalks for pedestrians on North Main Street and Tusculum Boulevard and connecting the downtown

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Big Blue Marble Academy makes a world of difference

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 6:06 pm

There were more children outside than in during the grand opening of The Big Blue Marble Academy in Morristown on July 24, the first of its kind in Tennessee. There were plenty of things to do in both locations, so some of the youngest learners had a tough choice to make. Mascot Cosmo danced with a group of energetic toddlers inside the colorfully decorated building, while staff closely monitored activities

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  • Belk seeks child models for Kidfest

    Posted on July 26, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Belk has announced its bi-annual Kidfest activities will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9, from noon to 3 p.m. at all locations. Activities include runway fashion shows featuring local children as models wearing Belk’s latest fashion trends and styles for kids. The 2014 Kidfest is encouraging kids to get healthy and active, and the day will include sports games and an obstacle course. Other activities and entertainment will include refreshments,

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  • Mary Kay recognizes Bowlin with Chevy Cruze

    Posted on July 19, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Rebecca Bowlin of Mooresburg, Mary Kay independent sales director, accepts the keys to a new Chevy Cruze from James Baugh, sales and leasing professional with Chevrolet of Morristown, as part of the Mary Kay Career Car Program.

    Mary Kay Independent Sales Director Rebecca Bowlin of Mooresburg has been recognized by the company for her outstanding business performance. Bowlin has earned the use of a new Chevrolet Cruze vehicle provided by Chevrolet of Morristown. The Cruze is the eighth Mary Kay career car for Bowlin. Independent sales force members earn the use of career cars by meeting or exceeding goals set within their Mary Kay businesses. “To God

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Leave lasting legacy without opening a pocketbook

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 11:13 am

Recently, CBS reported that 127 of the world’s 1,645 billionaires have joined The Giving Pledge. This is a campaign started in 2010 by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett to encourage billionaires to make a commitment to give away at least $500 million to philanthropic causes. There are only two requirements to join this billionaires’ club: be worth at least a billion dollars and be willing to give half

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  • Koch donates $25 million to UNCF

    Posted on July 26, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    It has become fashionable to vilify Kansas-based Koch Industries, Inc., a privately held multinational that earns its billions in energy, manufacturing and trading, and whose heads, brothers Charles and David H. Koch, are not shy about using their wealth to lobby for their favored politicians and causes, many of which are fairly labeled as conservative. Some critics, including entertainer Harry Belafonte, have gone so far as to call the Koch

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  • ‘Don’t make your kids work at having fun’

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 7:01 am

    Give your kids a break from rigors of sports schedule It’s a cliché, yes, but time really was simpler “back then.” And nowhere is that more evident than in how we raise our children — or, more to the point, how we schedule our children. As Daily Herald columnist Burt Constable wrote, kids who are athletes today are faced with making decisions on what sport or activity they will dedicate

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