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FBI nabs man wanted in 2001 killing

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 1:11 pm

A Mexican national who stayed on the run for more 13 years after an alleged assassination-style shooting in Morristown was arrested Wednesday in Delaware and will be returned to East Tennessee to face a first-degree murder charge, authorities announced this morning. Law enforcement officials have strong evidence linking 51-year-old Ignacio Constantino, to the January 2001 killing of Jose G. Rodriguez at Adriana’s Video on Lincoln Avenue, according to Detective Capt.

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  • Body identified in Grainger County fire

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    A body found inside a burning home Tuesday morning has been identified as that of 46-year-old Randy Dalton, according to Grainger County Sheriff James Harville. The cause of death is still under investigation. Harville said preliminary autopsy reports showed no trauma to the body. Tuesday at 9 a.m. the Thorn Hill Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a fire at 1085 Coffey Chapel Road in Thorn Hill, a home owned

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  • FBI nabs man wanted in 2001 Morristown homicide

    Posted on September 18, 2014 at 9:56 am

    The FBI Safe Streets Task Force in Wilmington, Delaware arrested Ignacio Constantino on September 17 at an apartment complex in Wilmington. Contantino is wanted in connection with a homicide in 2001 in Morristown. Agents received information that Constantino had been living under an assumed name, Victor Castillo, since 2002. Agents took him into custody without incident. Agents and detectives from Chester County PA CID, FBI Newtown Square RA, New Castle

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Celebrating the official opening of the Morristown Housing Authority Computer Learning Center on Kennedy Circle in Morristown are from left, MHA Learning Center Coordinator Pat Hayward, MHA Deputy Director Leigh Shepherd, MHA board member Mike Giles, Morristown Ambassador KC Alvarado,  Morristown Chamber Chairman Roni Snyder, MHA board member Susie Washington, MHA Executive Director Marilyn Medley, Stepping Out Inc. representative Melanie Owen and Morristown Chamber chaplain, the Rev. Gary Brewster.

MHA cuts ribbon on Computer Learning Center

Posted on September 13, 2014 at 6:48 pm

Already dubbed “the people’s learning center,” the newly installed Morristown Housing Authority Computer Learning Center on Kennedy Circle invited local service organizations to participate in its recent official ribbon cutting. Along with staff and volunteer ambassadors with the Morristown Chamber of Commerce, MHA Executive Director Marilyn Medley’s invited guests included representatives from the Tennessee Career Center, Habitat for Humanity, Stepping Out Inc., Tennessee Community Assistance Corporation, Lincoln Heights Elementary School,

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  • Boulder Crest housing development opens on Douglas Lake

    Posted on August 30, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new lakeside housing development to Dandridge this week, the gated community Boulder Crest. From left, are Max Fultz, Chair of the Economic Development Oversight Committee; Daryle Keck, President CEO of  Chamber; Jeremy Lawson, Chamber Board; Eric Rose, Owner and Builder of Bouldercrest; Glen Glafenhein, Developer at Honors Reale Estate Services; Jim Williams, Realtor with Honors Real Estate; Bob Jarnagin, Chamber Board; Doug Hodge,  Developer of BoulderCrest Villas and Will Glafenhein, Realtor with Honors Real Estate.

    Sitting on a peninsula on Douglas Lake just off the Dandridge town limits is the brand new private housing development, Boulder Crest. The new development is managed by Knoxville based Honors Real Estate Services, a real estate sales and development firm with more than 130 years of experience in East Tennessee. Honors Real Estate held a ribbon cutting ceremony last week with the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce to show

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  • The Meeting Place draws crowd for ribbon cutting

    Posted on August 23, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    The Meeting Place

    When Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman Roni Snyder described The Meeting Place as being located in a beautiful building that has been restored in a wonderful manner on Aug. 1, she wasn’t overstating facts. The large room on Morristown’s Main Street level features a comfortable amount of seating that is surrounded by antiques and collections from yesteryear, creating a pleasant atmosphere for any number of gatherings. The Aug. 1

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Organization and funding needed to crush Ebola

Posted on September 18, 2014 at 1:02 pm

The Ebola virus is one of the least understood but most deadly viruses on the African continent, spreading rapidly if not checked in its early stages. The current outbreak threatens to become a continental pandemic. Initially, health officials thought the outbreak was contained along the Liberia-Guinea border, but with people traveling to escape it or to conduct business, the virus has spread to other regions. Now, African nations are asking

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  • Congress should decide on war sooner rather than later

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 11:49 am

    You’d never know it from events of the past week, but the Constitution gives Congress, not the president, the power to declare war. So now it’s up to Congress to assert that power by debating President Obama’s plan for the United States to step up air strikes and take other action against the Islamic State, with the goal to “degrade and ultimately destroy” it. When one nation declares its intention

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  • Compromise is the only way to make progress

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Congress will be in session again beginning today after its summer break, but don’t expect anything of substance to emerge from the gridlocked ladies and gentlemen. It’s mostly for show in the run-up to mid-term elections. Much of what happens will be designed to try to better position the parties as the November election nears. Democrats likely will revive failed bills that would increase the minimum wage, allow college students

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