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Winter is Coming: Light snow predicted

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 12:23 pm

A strong upper level storm system is expected to move across the Southern Appalachians late Friday into Saturday, causing trick-or-treaters to need to bundle up on their candy rounds and dropping the first snowflakes of the season late Friday night. Rains are expected to begin across the Lakeway Area Friday afternoon, with rain changing over to snow between 10 p.m. and midnight, according to meteorologist Sam Roberts with the National

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  • Appeals court upholds murderer’s sentence

    Posted on October 30, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Prosecutors presented ample evidence for a jury to find Cocke County resident Randy Ramsey guilty of second-degree murder, and Circuit Court Judge Ben W. Hooper made no mistake by giving Ramsey the maximum 25-year sentence, an appellate court ruled. Ramsey, 37, continues to maintain that he shot an killed his girlfriend, 33-year-old Molly Howard, by accident in the room they shared at the Park Entrance Grocery, a hub for oxycodone

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  • Battle of Morristown remembered

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Reece Sexton, vice president of the General Longstreet Museum board of directors, addresses the crowd as the color guard and Morristown Mayor Danny Thomas and Hamblen County Mayor Bill Brittain observe.

    It was 150 years ago, on an October 28th stunningly similar to the most recent edition that a beautiful autumn day would be overshadowed by bloodshed. The Battle of Morristown, which took place from present day National Fitness Center on West Andrew Johnson Highway all the way to where Regency Retirement Village now sits, left more than 90 men dead with many soldiers buried at the Morristown Cemetery. Civil War

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  • Santana to head Latino Task Force

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    While Willie Santana is a relative newcomer to Morristown, he’s eager to help bridge a decades-old cultural divide that remains wide and shows no clear signs of closing on its own. Santana, a new attorney with Capps, Cantwell, Capps & Byrd and who passed the bar exam in May, views Morristown as unnecessarily and inopportunely divided into two camps. On one side are the Latinos. The other side is occupied

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  • C.E.A.S.E. holds candlelight vigil

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Robert Kelly, 5, holds a candle, with a little help,  at Tuesday’s C.E.A.S.E. candlelight vigil.

    Friends, family and survivors gathered Tuesday evening for the annual C.E.A.S.E. candlelight vigil. The annual ceremony honors victims of domestic violence. “Those who have lost their lives and (those who) are still living with violence,” said C.E.A.S.E. Director Donna Kelly. Morristown Mayor Danny Thomas read a proclamation declaring October Domestic Violence Awareness Month, stating that the city will not tolerate violent behavior. Kelly said Judge Janice Snyder, bailiff Larry Lindsey

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  • Former Newport alderwoman accused of election perjury

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    JOHNSON CITY – Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for a Cocke County woman accused of perjuring herself in pursuit of reelection. At the request of 4th District Attorney General James Dunn, TBI Special Agents began investigating then-Newport Alderwoman Kathy Darlene Holt on October 23rd. During the course of the investigation, agents developed information, that on September 2nd, Holt filed a nominating petition with the

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  • Big crowd turns out for BOOfest

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    A FedEx worker delivers a young Steve Urkel to BOOfest Monday evening at Fred Miller Park.

    For as warm as the late October Monday was, one might have believed it was cold and snowy with as many Princess Elsas and Olafs that were present for the annual BOOfest celebration in Morristown. While the Frozen characters may have been the dominant costumes of choice this year, there were plenty of zombies, superheroes, cheerleaders, soldiers, clowns and even Scooby Doos at the Morristown Parks and Recreation sponsored trick

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  • Hancock Commissioner charged with sexual battery of minors

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Hancock County Commissioner Claude Wesley Lemarr was arrested this morning on child-molestation charges, authorities say. Lemarr, 77, was indicted Monday by a Hancock County grand jury for three counts of sexual battery. The alleged crimes involve two female minors, ages 13 or older, according to Teddy Collingsworth, a child-abuse investigator with the district attorney’s office. If convicted, Lemarr faces up to two years in state prison. Sexual battery involves alleged

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  • Constantino bound over to grand jury on murder charge

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Constantino is led through the Hamblen County Justice Center Monday.

    Suzanna Estrada recalled Monday how her husband, Jose Estrada, collapsed to the pavement 13 years ago after accused murderer Ignacio “Nacho” Constantino pulled a handgun and allegedly opened fire for an unknown reason. The fatally wounded man lifted his hand and told his wife to take care of their youngest child, a 3-week-old daughter, the woman testified with the assistance of a translator during a preliminary hearing. When Constantino saw

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