Local News

Paroled murderer Imus accused of child rape

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 11:46 am

A Cocke County man, on parole for a Jefferson County murder, was recently taken into custody on a charge of rape of a child. Willie Ray Imus, 55, Meckler Way, Newport, was charged by Cocke County Detective Robert Thornton. The officer said Imus opened his home to several boys who played video games on his Xbox on several occasions in January. Evidence indicates Imus took a 12-year-old to his bedroom

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  • MUS: EPA coal crack down could result in higher power bills

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 11:45 am

    The commission overseeing Morristown Utility Systems is studying the effect of the Environmental Protection Agency on the local electric consumer — an effect that will be evident on his or her October MUS bill. “On a national level, EPA, through clean air regulations, is forcing a shutdown of coal generation and the shifting of generation to natural gas and renewables such as wind and solar,” MUS General Manager Jody Wigington

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  • Event previews Autism Awareness Month

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Cherokee Park hosted an Autism Awareness event Saturday, complete with a balloon release, as a preview for the month of April, which is dedicated to Autism Awareness.

    Saturday at Cherokee Park in Morristown, the Jackson family hosted an event in preparation for the arrival of April, Autism Awareness Month, with games, dances, a fun walk and a balloon release. The day was held in honor of Addyson Jackson, daughter of Miranda and Jeremy, who was diagnosed with autism at 2-years-old. However, Miranda said the event was also in honor of other families with autism in their lives

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National News

Business News

Kathy and Brian Frankford, center, cut the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon during the recent dual celebration of BK Graphics’ 30th anniversary and its new location at 6644 W. Andrew Johnson Hwy. The company will host an open house beginning at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 2.

B.K. Graphics celebrates opening of new location in Talbott

Posted on March 28, 2015 at 5:34 pm

On March 18, the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to kick off the 30th Anniversary celebration of B.K. Graphics at the company’s new location in Talbott. After Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce Chair Pete Barile offered his congratulations, co-owner Brian Frankford said, “It took everyone here to make it happen.” Barile told the crowd of B.K. Graphics employees, family and their guests he had personal experience

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  • Need a job? Call center survey participation first step to getting on major employer’s radar

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Do you like to talk on the phone? Do you like to help people? Would you like to get paid to do these two things? Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce officials have indicated that two corporate call centers have expressed interest in moving to Morristown. One of the two is seeking more information on its potential workforce through an online service that will gauge the interest of prospective employees, according

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  • CC Belle clothing store about both fashion and experience

    Posted on March 22, 2015 at 1:55 am

    CC Belle offers a wide variety of colorful clothes and accessories, including its popular own line called Gypsy Marie. CC Belles new location is 1112 East Andrew Johnson Highway in Jefferson City.

    After the death of Amanda Swiney’s sister Crystal, Amanda was at a loss being without the one person who brought so much happiness and good spirit into her daily life. Crystal, more affectionately known as “CC,” had an unparalleled love for life in spite of the daily challenges her cerebral palsy and epilepsy created. CC’s cerebral palsy made it very difficult for her to have mobility. Her strength and courage

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Technology

Editorial

Teens should be taught more stringent driver safety

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 11:04 am

One of the most highly anticipated events in a teen’s life is the day they receive their driver’s license. It is a landmark accomplishment. In their minds, it signifies a greater dose of freedom. What many do not realize, however, is it also means a greater sense of responsibility. That is often overlooked in the minds of young drivers. It could prove a harmful mistake. The AAA Foundation for Traffic

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  • Obama slowing withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 10:24 am

    President Obama has found in newly-elected Afghan President Ashraf Ghani a leader who seems to inspire trust, and who actually values the support of American troops as he works to improve his nation’s security picture. And so Obama has decided, well, perhaps he isn’t so wedded to his rigid timetable for troop withdrawal after all. At the White House yesterday the president announced plans to slow the withdrawal of U.S.

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  • Americans not celebrating 5-year anniversary of Obamacare

    Posted on March 28, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    During a 2014 Valentine’s Day meet-up with House Democrats, President Obama thanked them for their unstinting support of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. “I think,” he said, “10 years, five years from now, we’re going to look back and say this was a monumental achievement.” Well, the president’s health care law marks its fifth anniversary this week. And most Americans are not, in fact, looking back and saying

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