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Morristown-Hamblen East High School was placed in a soft lockdown about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday as police investigated reports of a student bringing a gun to school. After an investigation and a search of the school, no gun was found and the students were allowed to return to their regular schedule.

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The Tennessee Valley Authority will contribute $250,000 in grant funds toward an estimated $3.1 million cost to grade and further prepare an 85-acre industrial site the East Tennessee Progress Center, city officials announced Tuesday afternoon.

Local Sports

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Editor’s Note: This is the third part in an eight-part series chronicling each of Carson-Newman football’s positions. Associate head coach Mike Clowney details the Eagles’ running backs for this report.


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Gabbie and Joe Ward, of Morristown, announce the birth of a son, Harrison Lee Ward, born July 28, 2019 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. He weighed 7 lbs., 6 oz. Harrison is the brother of Braxton and Emma Rose, and the grandson of Victor and Etta Feezell, and G.W. and Debbie Ward.

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Anna Sutton and John Sutton, daughter and son of George “Eddie” and Erin Sutton of Morristown, enjoyed their birthday celebrations during the summer.


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Parrott-Wood Memorial Library, Strawberry Plains, has six openings in new tablet classes to be held 1 – 3 p.m., Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 19-21. Registration is required. Call 865-933-1311 to register. Above, graduates of earlier computer and tablet classes inclue, front row from left, Carolyn …

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Trojan Nation settles into school year


Fred J. Rymer, 89, of Morristown passed away Tuesday, Aug. 20,…

Charles B. Damron, 71, of Morristown, born on June 2, 1948 in …

Arts & Entertainment

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The newly-cut jewel in Morristown parks system will be on public display for the first time on Nov. 16, and plans made over recent weeks and bookings finalized on Friday promise a daylong event that bests any show that’s ever rolled into this town.

OAK RIDGE - Ricky Skaggs and his band Kentucky Thunder will perform on Saturday, Aug. 17 for the next Summer Sessions concert event presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union. Summer Sessions is a free concert series for the community featuring bluegrass and American bands from throughout the region.

JOHNSON CITY – Comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias will headline East Tennessee State University’s Student Government Association Fall Major Concert as part of his 2019 “Beyond the Fluffy” World Tour on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at Freedom Hall Civic Center.

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