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Contemporary Christian music star Michael W. Smith, right, greets guests at Cornerstone.

Christian music star performs at Cornerstone

Posted on January 31, 2015 at 10:50 pm

Contemporary Christian artist Michael W. Smith thrilled a crowd of more than 600 people through song and spoken word during the fifth annual Truth and Treasures Banquet for Cornerstone Academy held Friday evening. Smith, who has more than 40 Dove Awards and three Grammys, performed some of his biggest hits including “Friends are Friends Forever” and “Worthy is the Lamb (Anges Dei)” “Draw Me Close” and added some of his

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  • Two injured in bonfire explosion

    Posted on January 31, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    Morristown businessman Raoul Rangel and a teen identified as his nephew suffered serious burns Saturday evening at a bonfire explosion at Rangel’s Bent Creek Road residence, authorities say. Rangel, the 46-year-old owner of @Work Personnel Services, and the teen were flown by medical helicopter to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. No information was available on their conditions by press time. “They probably put some gas on it

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  • Hamblen County’s Teachers of the Year named

    Posted on January 30, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Hamblen school officials congratulate the elementary teacher of the year, Jonathan Richardson. From left to right: Director of Schools Dale Lynch, Technology Supervisor Harold Jones, Assistant Director Hugh Clement, federal programs supervisor Kim Fox, school board member Clyde Kinder, teacher of the year, Jonathan Richardson, principal, Debra Dickenson, school board members Roger Greene and Carolyn Holt Clawson, Assistant Director Brenda Dean, finance supervisor Traci Antrican and Career and Technology Education supervisor, Mike Watson.

    Johnathan Richardson, Nick Darnell and Olivia Breeding have been announced as the system wide Hamblen County teachers of the year. Each year, every school in Hamblen County nominates one hard-working teacher for the teachers of the year program. Once these individuals are selected, the “top teacher” from each category, elementary, middle and high school, is determined by an outside party. This year, members of the Lincoln County Department of Education

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  • FBI thwarts Cocke County murder-for-hire plot

    Posted on January 30, 2015 at 11:47 am

    A Newport man who believed he’d be paid $90,000 for arranging the murder of a female acquaintance’s husband failed famously Thursday morning when he unwittingly delivered himself into the hands of an FBI agent posing as a hit man, according to court documents. The alleged bumbling go-between, Michael Dale Keller, 47, was taken into custody at the Dandridge Econo Lodge as he allegedly delivered interim payment, or collateral, for the

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  • Trio elected to East High Hall of Fame

    Posted on January 30, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Morristown East High School will induct its second East High Hall of Fame class on Tuesday, Feb. 3 during the basketball games against Sevier County inside Isenberg-Siler Gymnasium. Former baseball and football coach and history teacher Carlis Altizer, Brigadier General Arnold W. Bunch Jr. and Andee Hidalgo will join last year’s inaugural class in the Hall of Fame during a ceremony to be held between the girls and boys’ basketball

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  • Lunch with the Arts to be held at Rose Center Friday, Jan. 30

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    It was incorrectly published that Lunch with the Arts at Rose Center will be held on Jan. 31. Actually the lunch will be held Friday, Jan. 30 from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. During the luncheon, community members will be treated to live musical entertainment while dining in the Rose Center galleries and exhibits. Delectable gourmet soups and desserts will be served with fresh salads and beverages. Takeout orders will

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  • Domestic disturbance ends in arson, suicide

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Hamblen County Volunteer firefighters and deputies examine the scene of a Wednesday night arson/suicide in the Deer Run subdivision of West Morristown.

    A troubled marriage whose disintegration was accelerated by the husband’s menacing behavior and violent threats ended fiercely Wednesday night when the Hamblen County man took his own life at his home on Holly Tree Lane, according to authorities. Bobby Joe Moore, 58, died when he shot himself in the chest with a .380-caliber handgun after setting his house ablaze, which caused an explosion just as Deputy Sgt. Michael Vaulton approached the

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  • Pediatric Rehab coming to Jefferson Memorial

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 11:44 am

    Tennova Healthcare is expanding its outpatient rehabilitation program at Jefferson Memorial Hospital to include pediatric rehabilitation services. This means young patients will not need to travel a half hour or more to receive physical therapy, occupational therapy and/or speech therapy for illness, injury, disease or developmental delay. “Pediatric rehabilitation is about more than improving strength and physical functioning. It’s about inspiring young children and teens to gain the skills and

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  • New ADA’s sworn in for Fourth Judicial District

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Brad Jones and Mark Strange were sworn in Tuesday, Jan. 27 in Cocke County as Assistant District Attorneys for the Fourth Judicial District by Circuit Court Judge, Honorable Ben W. Hooper, II. They both were appointed by the Fourth Judicial District Attorney General, James B. Dunn. These newly sworn Assistant District Attorneys will be serving the counties of Sevier, Cocke, Jefferson and Grainger. Brad Jones is from Cocke County and

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