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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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  • Early voting is under way

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Slightly more than 1 percent of Hamblen County’s 31,482 registered voters turned out at the polls Wednesday to vote early in the primary election, according to Jeff Gardner, Hamblen County administrator of elections. The 338 early voters was down 167 from the first day of the May 2010 primary total. Gardner attributes the lower turnout to the absence of a Democratic Party candidate in a major race. Four years ago,

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  • T.J. Maxx to open April 24, The Children’s Place opening in the fall

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 11:50 am

    T.J. Maxx, on April 24, will open a new 24,000-square-foot store in College Square Mall, moving across East Morris Blvd. from its current facility.

    T.J. Maxx will cross the road on April 24 to open a 24,000-square-foot new store at College Square Mall in Morristown. The doors, both inside the mall and exterior to the store, will open at 8 a.m. to customers and remain open until 10 p.m., featuring fashion and accessories for the entire family and home, along with jewelry, beauty, pet accessories and more. The first 1,000 customers will receive a

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  • Noah Dean and Nate Act passes House, heading to governor’s desk

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    The proposed law inspired by two Morristown boys killed by electric shock drowning at a Grainger County marina passed the state House Wednesday afternoon and is now headed for the governor’s desk. The House passed the bill by a unanimous vote. The Act also passed the Senate unanimously in March. The Noah Dean and Nate Act, introduced Jan. 22 by State Rep. Tilman Goins and State Sen. Steve Southerland, is

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  • Local young artists celebrated

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Local high school students Kyle Janeway, left, Rachael Lawson and Skylar Mangrum took home the inaugural Bravo Awards during the the Tuesday evening ceremony at Rose Center. The students  were honored for their excellence in visual and performance arts.

    Three local young artists were honored at the inaugural Bravo Awards Ceremony held Tuesday evening at Rose Center in Morristown. Performance artist Rachael Lawson and visual artists Skylar Mangrum and Kyle Janeway were honored by the Rose Center Council for the Arts and Artist Advisory Council, along with the GFWC Ladies Reading Circle. “The idea was tonight to celebrate excellence in the arts by students in grades 10 through 12,”

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  • Give them shelter? City talks animal options

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Broad outlines emerged Tuesday afternoon in the joint contract Morristown and Hamblen County governments could have with the humane society as new agency leadership attempts to establish solid financial footing and restore public confidence. However the relationship between government and the humane society evolves, city and county agreement on performance expectations is a must, officials say, and Morristown City Administrator Tony Cox wants legal staff to begin identifying the common

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  • Young Republicans host forum

    Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    On the eve of early voting, which began Wednesday morning for the May Primary, John Smyth, who is running for the District 4 County Commission seat, countered some election season attacks during the Hamblen County Young Republicans’ Primary Candidates meet and greet and sheriff forum. Smyth, who has been labeled a liberal by his opponent Wayne NeSmith despite his affiliation with the GOP, said the current District 4 commissioner is

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