Local News

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The Bulk Waste Study Committee of the Hamblen County Commission met Thursday night and brainstormed over ideas on how to limit the amount of material being placed on the side of county roads, while also educating the public on what should be put on the side of the roadways.

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Auditors with the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office concluded that Hamblen County Trustee John Baskette offered an implausible explanation about why he failed to deposit $89,479 in public funds collected over a 33-day period beginning on Nov. 5, 2018, according to an investigative report publis…

Local Sports

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The Morristown West girls and boys basketball teams hosted their annual golf tournament at Millstone Golf Club. From left are West boys basketball head coach Jonathan Smith, the winning team of Jeff Cranford, Charles Hopson, Greg Steisslinger and Eli Steisslinger with an 18-under-par 54, Wes…

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KODAK — The Tennessee Smokies (51-73, 18-37) had no answer for Jacksonville’s (61-63, 31-22) pitching in a 2-0 defeat at Smokies Stadium on Saturday night.

Announcements

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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.

Education

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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

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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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