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Humane Society board elects new officers

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 12:11 pm

The new board of directors for the Morristown Hamblen Humane Society has hit the ground running. During a meeting Monday night, they elected Dr. Daniel Parks as their new president, Susan Widener as their vice president, Bette Crawford as recording secretary, Diane Lovejoy as corresponding secretary and Sonya Shipley as treasurer. Nancy Phillips was named interim director of the shelter until a permanent director can be found, and will begin

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  • Main Street director: Downtown development a priority for state

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Nancy Williams, Tennessee Main Street program director, and Todd Barman, independent consultant, discuss Morristown’s downtown economic development at the I.D.E.A. (Ignite Downtown Economic Action) forum at the Morristown City Center.

    Downtown economic development is a priority to the state, according to Nancy Williams, Tennessee Main Street program director, who hosted an I.D.E.A. (Ignite Downtown Economic Action) forum recently at the Morristown City Center. “They do realize that our downtowns are important and that they face some really tough issues,” Williams said. The IDEA forum was a listening session Williams said, and she brought with her Todd Barman, who has a

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  • Morristown recognized as a leading member of national initiative to advance fast, affordable, reliable Internet

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    SANTA MONICA– Monday, Morristown was featured in the launch of Next Century Cities, a bipartisan, city-to-city initiative dedicated to ensuring the availability of next-generation broadband Internet for all communities. “Ne(xt) Century Cities is an important foundation providing a stage for cities to share areas of success and promote municipal broadband to other cities striving to control their own future,” said Gary Chesney, city councilmember. In response to complaints on increasing

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  • West Band hopes to defend Hilltopper title

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Trojan Band

    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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  • McKinney finding niche in fashion and literary photography

    Posted on October 20, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Eric McKinney

    For years while working in marketing, photography was a hobby for Morristown-native Eric McKinney. “I’ve had a camera in my hand since I was 6 or 7,” he said. For McKinney, taking pictures of family gatherings and trips was a way “to hold onto the memories.” Eventually he branched out from photographing family gatherings. He worked on the yearbook staff at Morristown-Hamblen High School East. While attending college at Carson-Newman

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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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