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Associate Professor of Music, Carson-Newman Univeristy

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 12:02 pm

The Music Department at Carson-Newman University is pleased to announce some upcoming recitals in September. All of the recitals are in the Tarr Music Center in Thomas Recital Hall and are free and open to the public: Tuesday, September 9 at 7:30 pm – Faculty Recital – Angela Holder, soprano; Richard Scruggs, saxophone; and Ryan Fogg, piano Tuesday, September 16 – Faculty Recital – Pat Bivens, trombone and euphonium and

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  • Streamliners in Concert Sponsored by From Africa to Appalachia Foundation

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 11:13 am

    The From Africa to Appalachia Foundation, in conjunction with Morristown Parks and Recreation, are presenting two free concerts featuring some of the best musicians in east Tennessee. On Saturday, August 30, at 7 p.m., The Streamliners will be bringing their high-energy big band/jazz music to Martin Luther King Park. Jenna and Her Cool Friends will bring their amazing blues sound to Fred Miller Park on Saturday, October 4, at 6:00

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  • Robert Wampler Receives Capella Healthcare’s 2013 People Pillar Award

    Posted on November 20, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Robert Wampler, a native of Morristown, has been awarded the 2013 “People Pillar Award” by Capella Healthcare. The recognition program was established last year to recognize outstanding contributions in each of Capella’s five Pillars by individuals serving at the corporate office. Nominated by their colleagues and supervisors, these individuals show a consistent passion for excellence in Quality, Service, People, Growth or Finance. Wampler is Vice-President – Hospital Operations COO /

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Sports

Team Parent

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 11:45 am

East Tennessee Heat Orange 12U Girls Softball will be holding tryouts for 2015 season on August 22nd & 23rd. Interested in girls with birth years of 2002 & 2003. We will be traveling throughout the southeast area. If interested call coaches Terry Burger (423-747-0203) or Matt Million (423-426-3638).

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  • Lady Eagles play host to Lee University tonight

    Posted on December 3, 2013 at 12:50 pm

     JEFFERSON CITY — The Carson-Newman Lady Eagles women’s basketball team will host the Lee University Lady Flames at Holt Fieldhouse tonight at 6 p.m.  The Lady Eagles (5-1) have won their last four games, and this game marks the return to action for Carson-Newman following the Thanksgiving holiday.  “I think we had a nice break and have had two good days of practice, and we’re excited to play Lee,” said

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  • WSCC golf standout Brad Hawkins inks with Tusculum

    Posted on December 3, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    GREENEVILLE — Walters State’s Brad Hawkins has signed a national letter of intent to attend Tusculum College and play golf for the Pioneers, TC men’s coach Bob Dibble announced.  Hawkins, a native of Knoxville, will join the Tusculum team next fall after completing his second season at Walters State.  Hawkins has put together an impressive resume at Walters State, where he is coached by Tusculum alum and TC Sports and

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Lifestyles

Many Voices Youth Film Contest

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 10:15 am

The “Many Voices” Youth Film Contest is now accepting submissions from East Tennessee Middle and High School Students. Young people from across the region have until January 15th, 2015 to get their independent films submitted for consideration. The African American Heritage Alliance of East Tennessee is currently seeking short films (5 to 15 minutes in length) that highlight or document your community’s Black History. Students can submit their films via

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  • 50th Wedding Anniversary

    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 11:09 am

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    A. W. “Ab” Quillian IV formerly of Morristown and his wife, Martha Ann McPherson Quillian, formerly of Macon, Georgia, will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on September 10, 2014. Their blessed union has produced 3 children and 6 grandchildren. Ab retired in 2003 with over 35 years of public service to the State of Virginia and the couple currently reside in Chesterfield, Virginia.

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  • Wedding Announcement

    Posted on September 4, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Newspaper Wedding Pic

    Stacia Brooke Ervin of Kingsport and Bob Howard of Morristown were married March 22, 2014 in Dandridge. The Rev. John Shuck officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Peggy Ervin of Kingsport and the grandaughter of the late Horace and Helen Austin of Kingsport and the late Kemper and Goldie Ervin of Kingsport. The bridegroom is the son of Charlotte Howard of Jefferson City and the

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Pet Stories

Winter Hummingbird

Posted on March 16, 2013 at 5:26 pm

I have been a resident of Russellville for about 6 years now, and I have always been a follower of Hummingbirds. In September of 2011 , I noticed a ” new ” hummingbird at my feeders. I took many photos of this hummingbird, and sent them off to various groups to help get it identified. I was contacted by Mark Armstrong, of the Knoxville Zoo, who came and captured the

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Citizen's Journalism

Eviction Law in Tennessee

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 4:02 pm

A program on the rights and obligations of landlords and tenants in Tennessee will be presented a Legal Aid attorney on Monday, April 8 at 7pm at the Blount County Public Library in Maryville.

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  • JCARES SET

    Posted on November 8, 2013 at 9:12 am

    JEFFERSON COUNTY “HAMS” TO Hold 1993 SUPER STORM REDUX The March, 1993 super storm / blizzard that paralyzed east Tennessee as well as one-third of the U.S. for several days, will provide the scenario for the JCARES annual Simulated Emergency Test in Jefferson County. The Simulated Emergency Test, known as SET, is sponsored by the American Radio Relay League which is the national association for amateur (“ham”) radio operators. The

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  • Local Leadership Academy Hosts Board Break-a-thon

    Posted on October 24, 2013 at 7:19 am

    Morristown, TN – The Summit ATA Leadership Academy is pleased to announce it will be hosting the fourth annual Board Break-A-Thon in honor of the American Taekwondo Association’s Founder’s Month. The event will be held on October 26th at 2pm at Summit ATA Leadership Academy, 143 W. Main St, Morristown. More than 50 participants will compete to see who can break the most boards in 60 seconds. With a total

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Education

(Pictured L to R): Akeyla Madison, Rev. Dr. C.H. Charlton, Addison Adams, Tatyana Pippins, Erin Roper, Jasmine Bryant, Samuel Chepkouga and Rev. Lester D. Lattany-Vice-Moderator from New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Johnson City

Bethel District Baptist Missionary & Education Association selects 2014 J. Bratton Gaines Scholarship recipients

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 9:39 am

ELIZABETHTON, TN – The scholarship committee of the Bethel District Baptist Missionary & Education Association chaired by Mrs. Betty A. McFarland announced its 2014 J. Bratton Gaines Scholarship recipients. Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Tatyana Pippins of Morristown, TN; Morristown-East HS (Tennessee State University) Erin Roper of Morristown, TN; Morristown-East HS (Walters State Community College) Friendship Baptist Church Akeyla Madison of Johnson City, TN; Science Hill HS (University of Tennessee at

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  • Morristown East’s Cuberson selected for summer apprenticeship

    Posted on April 11, 2014 at 6:25 am

    MORRISTOWN, TN – Tennessee State University’s College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences has named Dayon Cuberson as the recipient of the Summer Apprenticeship Program in Agribusiness. A future Business major with a concentration in Business Administration, Cuberson will begin his apprenticeship in June 2014. Cuberson was selected from among a slate of candidates submitted to the university by high schools across the nation. The candidates had to demonstrate a

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  • 4-H State Congress

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 6:32 am

    The 67th Annual Tennessee 4-H State Congress was held March 30-April 2 at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown. The Congress is open to delegates in the 9th and 10th grade who participate in mock government procedures. In addition, regional winners from the state of Tennessee in grades 9-12 for public speaking and 4-H portfolios in leadership and citizenship attended the event as state finalists. Alyssa Reed, a senior at Grainger High

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Volunteering

Volunteer Firefighter Alliance partners with State Fire Marshal to provide home smoke alarm installations to Hamblen County.

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 12:53 pm

The State Fire Marshal’s Office recently presented the Volunteer Firefighter Alliance with a supply of smoke alarms to be installed in homes within the community at high risk of fire. The department personnel attended an information session and training course on the new alarms, which utilize a battery with a 10-year lifespan. This statewide, months-long distribution of smoke alarms is all part of the State Fire Marshal’s effort to both

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  • Cherokee Lake Cleanup

    Posted on April 3, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Saturday, April 12, 2014 Cherokee Lake Shore Cleanup 8am – Noon Join your neighbors who enjoy using beautiful Cherokee Lake in doing a “spring cleaning” on the shores of the lake. Join members of the Cherokee Lake Users Association and several of the local marinas picking up trash and debris that has accumulated on the shores. Contact your local marina to help out, or call Rick at 865-228-3304, to volunteer

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  • Morristown Resident Pledges to Perform 10 Months of National Service

    Posted on February 21, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: February 21, 2014 Contact: Allison Bromley Phone: (202) 746-5331 Email: allison.bromley@fema.dhs.gov Morristown Resident Pledges to Perform 10 Months of National Service Perry Point, MD—Zachary Langley of Morristown, TN, is one of 160 men and women who pledged to perform 10 months of national service as part of the Atlantic Region’s 20th Class of the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), as a member of FEMA Corps. As

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