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Thunderstorms blast Lakeway Area

Posted on August 21, 2014 at 11:50 am

A series of strong thunderstorms passed through East Tennessee Wednesday afternoon and evening, generating tornado warnings, strong winds, hail and heavy rain. Meteorologist Jerry Hevrdeys, with the National Weather Service office in Morristown, said .71 inches of rain was recorded at the weather office with the system. During the storms, the NWS received reports of one-inch hail five miles southwest of Tazewell and trees down in Claiborne, Cocke, Greene and

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  • Teen dies in Hawkins crash

    Posted on August 21, 2014 at 11:49 am

    A 19-year-old Kingsport man was killed early Thursday morning after he was ejected from his vehicle, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers. Trooper Jeremy Shelton said Justin R. Stallard’s vehicle was travelling on Big Elm Road in Mount Carmel around 2:51 a.m. when his vehicle left the road and struck and embankment near Tranbarger Road. Shelton said Stallard was ejected when the vehicle rolled over, and Stallard was not wearing

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  • West’s Tan earns perfect score

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 11:54 am

    West High senior Martin Tan scored a perfect 36 on the A.C.T. test.

    One Morristown West High School senior was on his way out of the country when he received the news he had earned an elusive perfect score on his A.C.T. Martin Tan was on his way to Canada for vacation with his family when the long trip took its toll and he decided to check the web. When he first looked at the A.C.T. page, he thought the score at the

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  • City Council tabs Isaacs for MUC seat

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 11:52 am

    During its Tuesday meeting, Morristown City councilmembers unanimously filled the vacancy on the Morristown Utility Commission. Rod Isaacs, general manager of Isaacs Enterprises Inc., will replace A.E. “Gene” Jolley on the commission. Isaacs’ term expires in July 2019. Isaacs’ appointment on Tuesday ended an uncomfortable rub that had developed between councilmembers and the utility commission, which has nominating authority to fill vacancies that must be approved by councilmembers. Six councilmembers

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  • Oh Say Can You Sing winner announced

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 11:51 am

    The inaugural Food City “Oh Say Can you Sing” contest winner has been announced. Brittany Furches of Whitesburg was declared the winner of the tightly contested vocal online competition that drew 22 singers from the Lakeway Area and beyond. Furches will sing the national anthem twice during the 2014 Citizen Tribune Kickoff Classic to be held on Saturday, Aug. 23 at Burke-Toney Stadium in Morristown. She will be presented with

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  • Club celebrates National Model Aviation Day

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Todd DeMaria, a pilot with the Cherokee RC Flyers, debuts his model P51D Red Tail at the group’s Aug. 16 Fly-In. The original plane was flown by the Tuskeegee Airmen in WWII, an all black fighter group that provided escorts for the bombers on their way to Germany.

    Saturday was a great weather day and turned out to be a perfect flying day, as well, especially for the pilots of the Cherokee RC Flyers. Based in Morristown, with a flying field that is located within the boundaries of the East Tennessee Progress Center, just off Exit 8 of Interstate 81, the group will come up with any excuse to raise money for a worthy cause. Saturday was National

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  • Patients’ data stolen in cyber attack

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Cyber thieves have obtained limited personal data belonging to some patients of the Morristown Clinic Corp., according to officials with Community Health Systems. CHS, parent company of Lakeway Regional Hospital in Morristown, and several Tennova Healthcare hospitals, including Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Jefferson City and Newport Medical Center in Newport, revealed the breach in an Aug. 18 filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Officials reported that between April

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  • Alleged document mill quartet pleads not guilty

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Four Morristown residents indicted in an alleged full-service document mill that catered to undocumented Latinos seeking work or wanting to avoid deportation have until Oct. 14 to decide whether to plead guilty or commit to trial, according to federal court documents. All four, who prosecutors say face overwhelming government evidence, pleaded not guilty Monday in federal court in Greeneville to manufacturing phony Social Security cards, birth certificates, permanent resident-alien cards

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  • Museum celebrates King of the Wild Frontier’s birthday

    Posted on August 18, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Reenactors and volunteers show off their best period dress at the celebration of Davy Crockett’s 228th birthday at the Crockett Tavern Museum in Morristown on Sunday.  Many of the reenactors are a part of a local homeschool unit that helped with activities and demonstrations throughout the day.

    While the Crockett Tavern Museum strives to stay true to the time period of the early 1800s when Davy lived there as a boy, one thing during Sunday’s birthday celebration for its namesake was undoubtedly from the modern era; the cake. Guests were treated to pieces of cookie cakes and an assortment of other refreshments as they dispersed around the museum grounds full of activities and demonstrations of pioneer life.

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