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West Band hopes to defend Hilltopper title

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 12:46 pm

The Morristown-Hamblen West High Trojan Band hopes to defend its title during the second annual Hilltopper Invitational Marching Band Competition on Saturday, Oct. 25 at Kermit Tipton Stadium/Steve Spurrier Field on the campus of Science Hill High School in Johnson City. West was the Small Division Grand Champion during last year’s inaugural competition. They will be defending the title this year as they compete against 14 other bands in the

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  • Food City plans grand opening double header

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Shelves are stocked in preparation for the opening of two new Food City locations in Morristown. Company officials have announced they will open both locations on Wednesday, Oct. 22 as part of a city-wide celebration. Simultaneous flag-raising ceremonies will be held at 9 a.m. “We have operated in the Morristown region for a number of years and currently have four locations there, three of which are relatively older. We are

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  • Covenant to host Ebola forum

    Posted on October 19, 2014 at 2:09 am

    Covenant Health will sponsor the East Tennessee Health Forum on Ebola on Tuesday, Oct. 21 in the auditorium on the lower level of the Knoxville Convention Center in Knoxville. The forum will bring together hospitals, doctors and health agencies for an unprecedented community forum to educate the public about Ebola, and to address questions and concerns from the public. The forum is open to the public and will begin at

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  • Battle of Morristown event planned

    Posted on October 19, 2014 at 2:05 am

    The grave stone of James B. Sharp, a captain in the Federal Army’s Tennessee 9th Regiment Cavalry, sits in the historic Morristown Cemetery. A ceremony recognizing the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Morristown is set for Oct. 28.

    In 1864, Morristown was the site of a fierce battle as the American Civil War came to East Tennessee. The Battle of Morristown involved almost 2,000 confederate soldiers under the command of Gen. John Vaughn while nearly 3,000 union soldiers approached under the command of Brig. Gen. A.C. Gillem. Many of the soldiers involved were residents of Hamblen County and East Tennesseans. The battle occurred on the hill where the

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  • Mother accused of child neglect

    Posted on October 19, 2014 at 1:57 am

      A 23-year-old mother is behind bars in the Hamblen County Jail on a $10,000 bond after being charged with child neglect, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and criminal impersonation Friday evening. Morristown Police Sgt. Gary Bean, Lt. Chris Hall and patrol officer Matt Stuart responded to a complaint of people soliciting money on Warren Drive around 7:57 p.m., to find Joslynn Marie Munsey, of Spring Creek Drive, with

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  • Ramsey: Morristown utility rates, tax rates among state’s lowest

    Posted on October 17, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Research of state utility and tax rates highlights the benefits of living and doing business in Morristown and Hamblen County, according to Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce President Marshall Ramsey. “The numbers will surprise many of our citizens and make them thankful for where they live,” Ramsey said. Out of 285 water providers in the state, Morristown Utility Systems ranked 33, with 5,000 gallons of water costing $14.90. “That’s pretty

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  • Return of mysterious booms reported

    Posted on October 17, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    It would appear Morristown has developed something of a pattern. When the temperature drops and there’s a significant amount of precipitation; the unexplained rumbling booms return. Around 7:20 a.m. Friday morning, residents surrounding the areas of Debi Circle, Springvale Road, Bacon Lane and Scenic Drive reported hearing a loud boom, followed by the ground shaking. As has been the case, there was no proof of explosion, leaving it to be

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  • United Way at 60 percent of goal

    Posted on October 17, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    United Way

    Monies raised from the 2014 United Way of Hamblen County campaign, “Light Someone’s Life,” now at 60 percent of its goal with $860,530 raised, will directly benefit families in crisis by way of the C.E.A.S.E. shelter. Donna Kelly may have recently taken the leadership role at the agency, but she has already gained a firm foothold in the local battle against domestic abuse. Campaign chairman Sam Grigsby reserved time at

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  • Fundraiser to be held to help toddler with cancer

    Posted on October 16, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Until Oct. 1, Connie Lampkin and John Waldrop of Rutledge called their 4-year-old son, JoshuaJohn, their miracle baby. In fact, his mother said he had already beaten the odds twice. He was born prematurely at 28 weeks and a day. Unlike other preemies his size, JoshuaJohn left the NICU without experiencing any complications from his early birth. When he was 4-months-old, his mother fell while holding him, resulting in the

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