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The U.S. Marshals Service has joined the manhunt for accused rapist and kidnapper William Madison Swafford, a 41-year-old Cocke County man who jumped a $350,000 bond and failed to appear in Hamblen County General Sessions Court on Nov. 14, authorities say.

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Two Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers who worked at the weigh station on Interstate 81 in Greene County were indicted Monday by a Greene County grand jury for criminal conspiracy to commit bribery of a public servant and bribery of a public servant.

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Accused Hamblen County crystal-meth dealer Tawauna Sheron Boutwell, the No. 2 defendant in a four-defendant, high-volume conspiracy, on Monday filed what appears to be a one-size-fits-all plea agreement that implicates Boutwell and her former alleged associates, according to court documents.

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NEWPORT — Cocke County’s girls staged a furious rally in the final quarter Tuesday night before Northview Academy pulled away in the final seconds for a 62-53 win in a Hall of Fame game on Tuesday night.


Lali Luzi Gonzalez Gonzalez and Edy Joel Morales Roblero, of Morristown, announce the birth of a son, Eddy Alexander Morales Gonzalez, born in October 2019 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. He weighed 6 lbs., 3 oz.


West High School Thanksgiving Drive going into its last week


Craig Lynn Wilmoth, 58, of Morristown passed away Monday, Nove…

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Fate Rosenbalm Jr., 81, passed away peacefully at home, Monday…

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Heritage Park is the former site of Morristown College, a college which served the African-American community of Hamblen County and East Tennessee for more than a hundred years.