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Hamblen Bar Association backs justices

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 11:40 am

The Hamblen County Bar Association is unanimously supporting the retention of three Tennessee Supreme Court justices in the Aug. 7 election, officials say. In a yes-no vote, Tennesseans will decide whether or not to retain Chief Justice Gary Wade, Justice Sharon Lee and Justice Connie Clark in the retention election. Paige Collins, a former prosecutor and attorney with The Terry Law Firm, maintains efforts to remove the supreme court justices

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  • Holt gets order of protection against husband

    Posted on July 30, 2014 at 11:40 am

    A Newport Alderwoman accused of selling stolen property out of her Newport convenience store with the help of her son, her police captain husband and another member of the Newport Police Department filed an order of protection against her incarcerated husband. Newport Alderwoman Kathy Holt was one of the four people involved in a drug conspiracy brought down by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation earlier this month. Holt has been

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  • Goodwill hosts job fair

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Michael Wells speaks about opportunities with MAHLE Human Resource generalist Lee Collins at the Goodwill Industries Job Fair last week.

    More than 250 people took advantage of speaking one-on-one with more than 40 local area businesses at the Goodwill Industries Job Fair held last week in Morristown. It’s not so common knowledge that Goodwill Industries is more than a retail store, said Kim Moore, the Employment Training and Rehabilitation Coordinator at the Morristown store. Moore, who helped coordinate the job fair, facilitates many of the special programs through Goodwill that

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  • Holt waives federal detention hearing

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Embattled Newport Police Department Capt. James Finley Holt waived a detention hearing scheduled for today in federal court in Greeneville, which means he’ll remain incarcerated until the unfolding legal drama runs its course. The FBI arrested Holt, 59, on a criminal complaint alleging he sold hydrocodone to an informant and possessed a weapon, his county-issued sidearm, when he partially settled a debt for merchandise he believed to be stolen with

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  • June jobless rates up

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Unemployment rates across the Lakeway Area rose for the month of June, likely due to schools recessing for the summer. The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development have said that the numbers always increase during this time of year. Officials have indicated that while the unemployment rates are important, it also important to realize that this is an ongoing trend due to schools letting out for the summer. Alternatively,

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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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  • Tornado Strikes: No injuries, but several homes damaged in Claiborne County

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 11:58 am


    A line of dangerous severe weather, which included an EF3 tornado, pounded East Tennessee and the Lakeway Area through Sunday night into Monday morning. The most damage came along the Claiborne-Union County line where several homes were damaged or destroyed and a gas station was reduced to rubble by a tornado with winds up to 140 MPH ripping through the community. Spokeswoman Gina Breeding with the office of emergency management

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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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