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Black Friday shopping starts Thursday

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:43 pm

While a number of Hamblen countians will prefer to snooze on either their own living room couch or a relative’s, local retailers will open their doors on Thanksgiving. This year again, Kmart will begin the holiday shopping at 6 a.m. on Thursday. The store will close at 5 p.m. and then repeat the process with additional door buster sales from 7 p.m. Thursday to 3 a.m. Friday. The doors will

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  • Area students shine in Junior Beta competition

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    West View Middle School students won first place for their Living Literature scene at the Tennessee Junior Beta Club Convention held Nov. 23-25 in Nashville. Students who participated were: Hadlee Banks, Blaine Robinson, Caitlin Grimaldi, Bailey Watkins, Haleigh Henry, Noah Martin, Dylan Issacs, Ryan Swanson, Andrew Lewis, Davy Ray, Juan Torres and Lauren Pell.

    Hamblen County Beta club students returned from Nashville this week with a plethora of awards from the Tennessee Junior Beta Club Convention held Nov. 23-25 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville. Beta Club students have the opportunity to compete in a variety of academic and talent competitions including language arts, math, speech, poetry, social studies, science and literature. More than 6,000 Tennessee students and 152 schools participated. The convention

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  • Holiday season kicks off with service

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Community musicians join the combined choirs of Morristown-Hamblen High Schools East and West to perform during the Community Thanksgiving Service held Tuesday evening at First Baptist Church in Morristown.

    From the moment the choir sang its first note of “Psalm 150,” the Community Thanksgiving Service held Nov. 25 at First Baptist Church Morristown was a testament to strength among numbers. The combined voices from Morristown Hamblen High Schools East and West choral departments, led in the song by West choral director Kathy Bowen and provided with strong piano accompaniment by Victor Thompson, set the tone for the evening. “What

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  • Traffic flow changes at 25E exchange working well

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Temporary traffic flow changes at the intersections crossings U.S. Highway 25E between College Square Mall, Crockett Square Shopping Center and Walters State Community College seem to be working well as the holiday shopping season swings into gear. The changes were made following a Nov. 12 meeting between officials with the Tennessee Department of Transportation and representatives from local government and other stakeholders. As a result of the meeting, the group

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  • Daily Bread ready to serve on the holiday

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 11:43 am

    The Daily Bread Community Kitchen in downtown Morristown will continue its tradition of providing a Thanksgiving Day meal for those who otherwise wouldn’t be able to celebrate the holiday on Thursday. The Daily Bread feeds more than 8,000 people each month, but Thanksgiving Day is by far the kitchen’s busiest day of the year. Each year the number of meals needed have multiplied, with the kitchen anticipating 1,000 people to

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  • Ferguson in Flames

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 11:39 am

    A police car is set on fire after a group of protesters vandalize the vehicle after the announcement of the grand jury decision Monday, Nov. 24, in Ferguson, Mo. A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked sometimes violent protests.

    Protests, riots erupt as grand jury declines to indict Wilson FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Smoke billowed from burned-out buildings and sidewalks were strewn with broken glass Tuesday morning after Ferguson erupted over a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown. Firefighters doused the blackened remains of some businesses Tuesday morning and at least one building was still ablaze.

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  • Hamblen home destroyed by fire

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 11:37 am

    This one-story home on Thomas Drive in Hamblen County was destroyed early Tuesday morning.

    An apparent accidental fire destroyed a one-story wooden home in a cul-de-sac on Thomas Drive, just north of Wildwood Park, early Tuesday morning, a firefighter said. The occupants, Larry and Sandra Bell and their five dogs escaped the catastrophic fire, according to Robbie Yount, a rising captain with the North Hamblen County Volunteer Fire Department. Property records indicate the home is owned by Jim and Birdie Biggs, and had an

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  • Man charged with attempted arson

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 11:34 am

    A Morristown man who allegedly attempted to set his public housing apartment on Kennedy Circle ablaze Monday night was taken into custody early this morning and charged with attempted arson, authorities says. Sebastian Closs, 19, allegedly placed items in the middle of the living room floor before setting them on fire, according to Detective Phil Hurst with the Morristown Police Department. Closs, who has received a Morristown Housing Authority eviction

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  • Grand jury declines to indict officer in Ferguson shooting

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) A grand jury has decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18- year old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes violent protests. ST.Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced the decision Monday night. A grand jury of nine whites and three blacks had been meeting weekly since Aug. 20 to consider evidence. At least nine

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