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United Way of Hamblen County Pacesetter companies continue early fundraising for the 2019 campaign. James Jarnigan, left, Tom Taylor, Greg Gillis and Barbie Keck with Inteplast are conducting employee pledge drives to make or exceed the Pacesetter goal by the campaign’s Sept. 10 kickoff.

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Members of the Cocke County General Committee meeting Thursday spent a lot of time talking about the oversight of the county recreation department.

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Excessive speed on a rain-slickened Lakeshore Road in Grainger County likely was a factor in a crash that claimed the life of a 20-year-old Bean Station man Thursday night, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

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Saturday marked the beginning of a new chapter in the history of Walters State’s athletic department as the men and women’s cross country teams each ran in the Panther Creek Invitational, the first race of the season for the new teams.


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.

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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