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Strong storms expected

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 11:44 am

An unsettled weather pattern is expected to move across Tennessee this week, increasing the possibility of scattered strong to possibly severe storms Tuesday afternoon and evening. Meteorologist Mary Black, with the National Weather Service office in Morristown, said this is probably the weakening of a frontal boundary that had plagued much of the Midwest over the weekend. Black said the best chance of seeing organized storms from the system is

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  • Mobile home park manager jailed after knife-attack

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 11:43 am

    The manager of the Five Points Mobile Home Park in Morristown was jailed early Monday morning in what police describe as an alleged drunken, knife-assisted attack on other trailer park residents, according to police. Michael Lynn Maples, a 53-year-old man classified as a violent sexual offender, was charged with four counts of aggravated assault, attempted aggravated burglary and one count of simple assault. Officer Thomas Whitmer concluded Maples was the

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  • Project Graduation another big hit

    Posted on May 23, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Two students try the bungee cord race inflatable game during Project Graduation at College Square Mall early Saturday morning.

    The speeches had been given, the diplomas had been received and the dust had cleared from the parking lot of the Walters State Great Smoky Mountain Expo Center on Friday night when Morristown-Hamblen High School East and West students began converging on the College Square Mall for the 26th annual Project Graduation celebration. Doors opened at 10 p.m., and East High graduates began arriving immediately. However, attendance spiked at around

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  • East High celebrates graduates

    Posted on May 23, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    A Morristown Hamblen High School East graduate breaks into a smile after receiving his diploma during Friday’s ceremony.

    Friday afternoon was a chance for graduating Morristown East High School students to reflect on their years of schooling and look forward to what their future holds. The Morristown East High School graduating class of 2015 comprised of 317 students. Of those students, 28 graduated with Honors, 19 graduated with Distinction and 39 with both Honors and Distinction. At 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 22, friends and family packed the Walters

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  • Moorhouse says goodbye to grads and West High

    Posted on May 23, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Shaan Ramaprasad gets a hug from West High Principal Dr. Jeff Moorhouse during Friday’s graduation.

    The playing of Pomp and Circumstance ushered them in, and a fountain of crimson caps shooting from each student’s hand sent off the 2015 Morristown-Hamblen High School West graduates on Friday night. A crowd consisting of family, friends and instructors of the Class of 2015 filled most of the seats in the Walters State Great Smoky Mountains Expo Center, and cheers radiated from various locations in the building throughout the

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  • Woman killed in Hawkins County crash

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    A crash involving a Ford Edge and a tractor trailer has resulted one injury and one death. This occurred on Friday at 11:22 a.m. Eileen K. Porter, 72, of Rogersville, was traveling east bound on Forest Hills Road and came to a stop at the intersection of state Highway 66 just outside Rogersville. When Porter attempted to make a left turn onto Highway 66, she pulled into the path of

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  • Hamblen recognized for clean audit

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Hamblen County was recognized on May 21 for its “no findings” 2014 audit, a status shared by just two of the counties in the state audited by the comptroller’s office. From left are Teresa West, circuit court clerk; Hamblen County Mayor Bill Brittain, John Baskette, trustee; Jason Mumpower, state assistant comptroller; Dale Lynch, director of schools; and Tracy Antrican, supervisor of business, schools.

    Arriving in Hamblen County on May 21, carrying what he described as a “100 percent clean annual financial report,” State Comptroller’s Office chief of staff, Jason Mumpower, was intent on congratulating all those involved. Mumpower spoke at the start of the county commission meeting and, with a flourish, turned over the official audit document for fiscal year 2014 to Hamblen County Mayor Bill Brittain. “This audit has absolutely zero findings,”

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  • Bunch to receive third star in Morristown

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Morristown native Major General Arnold W. Bunch Jr. will be promoted to the rank of lieutenant general in a special confirmation ceremony in Morristown in June. The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 24 at 10 a.m. at the Walter’s State Great Smoky Mountain Expo Center in White Pine. The confirmation will be open to the public. The ceremony will be held and conducted by Air Force officials with

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  • Hawkins official warns of ‘dangerous’ scam

    Posted on May 22, 2015 at 11:31 am

    On Thursday afternoon, Church Hill Police Chief Mark Johnson issued a press release warning the public about an old scam with a new, “very dangerous” twist that was carried out Wednesday evening in Church Hill. “The old scam involves someone calling saying they are with the IRS and that the victim owes money,” Johnson said, explaining that often the caller threatens the victim with being arrested if they do not

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