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The Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Relations Committee will host a candidate forum tonight for candidates seeking to represent the U.S. 1st Congressional District of Tennessee.

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The bear that died after being struck by a vehicle on Highway 25-E on Thursday was likely a member of the scavenging sloth – the name for a group of bears – that lives around the landfill in South Hamblen County, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Recourses Agency.

Local Sports

Announcements

Pete and Amanda Everhart celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary on June 14. Happy anniversary to Pete and Amanda with many more to come!

Rosa Caudill and Greg Kerns, of Whitesburg, announce the birth of a daughter, Chloe Grace Kerns, born May 1, 2020 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. She weighed 8 lbs., 4 oz. She is the sister of Bryce Caudill, and the granddaughter of Loretta and Buddy Hawk, of Whitesburg, and Nada Ba…

Education

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Morristown-Hamblen High School East announced plans for the prom, which will be held on Saturday, July 25. The East High School Prom will be from 8 to 10 p.m. in the cafeteria.

When rising college freshman Derek Driskill begins studying at Carson-Newman University this fall, he will do so as a Niswonger Scholar, making the Cocke County High School graduate the newest member of a select group.

Obituaries

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Frances Hampton, 88, passed away Saturday at Morristown-Hamble…

Kevin Eric Musick, 49, passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2020 in …

Hershel Dotson, 83, of Morristown, passed away Friday, July 10…

Arts & Entertainment

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kelly Preston, who played dramatic and comic foil to actors ranging from Tom Cruise in “Jerry Maguire” to Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Twins,” died Sunday, husband John Travolta said. She was 57.