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Another possible arson forest fire reported

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 11:43 am

Another suspected arson on Thursday claimed another 20-acre swath of woodland off Anderson Bend Road in East Hamblen County, a sheriff’s department detective said this morning. It was at least the eighth suspected arson in the Anderson Bend area of northeast Hamblen County this year. Detective Lt. David Stapleton says the blaze is almost certainly the work of an arsonist because the fire started in the woods approximately 1,000 yards

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  • East to host annual Spring Car Show

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Frankie Abel poses with his classic car at a 2011 car show. On Saturday, the Hamblen County Car Club will host a show at East High to benefit the Junior Car Club.

    Normally on the Saturday before Easter, things would be quiet at Morristown-Hamblen High School East in Morristown, since the students and staff take a long weekend break. Things will be anything but quiet tomorrow, however, thanks to the roar of competition car engines in the parking lot. The Spring Car Show to benefit the Jr. Hamblen County Car Club will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, featuring

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  • Fribourg tells of escape from looming threat of Nazi occupation

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Dr. Henry Fribourg, a Holocaust refugee, was the guest speaker Wednesday at East High School’s 8th annual Holocaust Remembrance Program.

    A local tradition that brings the weight of the Holocaust into a sobering reality is the lighting of six candles during Morristown-Hamblen East High School’s annual remembrance program. Each candle represents one million Jews who were murdered during the 12 years of the genocide. For the past eight years, East High School students have held a remembrance program and this year a refugee of the Holocaust was the guest speaker.

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One of LongHorn’s signature dishes, lamb chops, is sure to be a popular choice once the restaurant opens Monday.

LongHorn opens doors Monday

Posted on April 12, 2014 at 10:38 pm

LongHorn Steakhouse in Morristown will open its doors to the Lakeway Area at 11 a.m. Monday, April 14. The restaurant is located at 2410 East Morris Blvd., on the site of College Square Mall. Managing Partner Chad Wurster, a LongHorn veteran of 13 years, will operate the new restaurant. The Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce will welcome LongHorn to the community with a ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m., prior to

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  • Little-box retailing: Subscription services offer new possibilities for consumers, major outlets

    Posted on April 12, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Liz Cadman, who runs the review site My Subscription Addiction, sits at her desk stacked high with newly arrived boxes in Pittsburgh. Subscription box services, in which people pay to receive monthly product samples, have exploded in popularity. Hoping to spice up her cooking, Nancy Lorenz signed up last summer for Blue Apron, a weekly meal-planning service that delivers a box of ingredients to her home. She enjoyed the food

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  • HealthStar Foundation aids HC*EXCELL in Cradle Through Career Initiative

    Posted on April 5, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    The HealthStar Foundation in Morristown has committed $7,500 over three years to HC*EXCELL Education Matters: Cradle Through Career Initiative. The initiative is focusing on preparing Hamblen County children to be school ready; successfully transiting K-12 education; accessing and completing post-secondary education and workforce entry development; and broadening community commitment and investment in quality education. Funds will provide resources for Hamblen County Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library books and support activities, teacher

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Rwanda’s turnaround proof of hope

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 9:57 am

It has been 20 years since the genocide that took as many as a million lives and left Rwanda in ruins. So it is illuminating that a new report shows that life expectancy in the formerly splintered African nation has doubled in that time. The development reveals what can happen when murderous, corrupt regimes are replaced with leadership focused on maintaining peace and improving living conditions. Harvard professor Paul Farmer,

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  • Real Obamacare numbers

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 11:08 am

    On the afternoon of April 1, President Barack Obama pulled out the pom-poms and assumed the role of cheer captain at the White House Rose Garden to celebrate the great Obamacare victory. The Affordable Care Act had reached its purported goal of 7 million sign-ups, and by the March 31 deadline, no less. Not 7 million paid consumers. Not 7 million who were previously uninsured, which we were told was

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  • Last-minute legislative blitz

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 10:32 am

    The Tennessee legislature, often a puzzle to understand, is pretty predictable in some ways. Thursday, it finally adopted a budget —the governor’s proposal was largely unchanged. Now will come a flurry of action for a day or two or three, including passage of some of the term’s most significant proposals. Legislators face a long list of major issues. They’ll rush to take action so that they can adjourn and return

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