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A future connector road from Interstate 81 to state Route 160 that has been plagued with problems has been delayed again, state officials said last week.

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With the pending arrival of the first day of summer on June 21, the Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds consumers to always be mindful of safety hazards while swimming in the proximity of an electrical power source.

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Announcements

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Courtney and Roy Wallace, of Knoxville, announce the birth of a son, Graham Jacob Wallace, born April 19, 2019 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 lbs., 15 oz. Graham is the grandson of Mitzi (Jeff) Bratten of Bean Station, Ricky (Sandy) Trent of Talbott, and Cindy and Sonn…

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Cynthia Dalton and Andy Houseright, of Morristown, announce the birth of a son, Walker James Houseright, born May 20, 2019 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. He weighed 5 lbs., 8 oz. Walker is the brother of Tristen Ryland Houseright.

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Jessica and Chad Barnard, of Russellville, announce the birth of a daughter, Harper Grace Barnard, born April 18, 2019 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. She weighed 8 lbs., 7 oz. Harper is the granddaughter of Jeff and Christina Atkins of Bean Station, and Bill and Debbie Barnard of R…

Education

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The Cocke County School Board was told that Director of Schools Manney Moore has been named Superintendent of the Year for the First District during the board’s meeting Thursday. The announcement was made by Dale Lynch, executive director for the Tennessee Organization of School Superintende…

Obituaries

Clarence Morgan, 82, of Bean Station, went to be with the Lord…

Coleman Rich, of Morristown, passed away peacefully in his sle…

Arts & Entertainment

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The 9th Annual Popcorn Sutton Jam will be coming to Newport this weekend with a lineup of bands and vendors and music will be the focal point for the two-day festival.

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