Local News

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Early indications are the race for the District 14 Hamblen County Commission seat – the one vacated by recently appointed Trustee Scotty Long – will be the most hotly contested in the 2020 election.

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After heavy rains fell Wednesday, the Morristown Fire Department announced the lifting of a burn ban, which had been in place since September.

Local Sports

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If one were to look at the Morristown West football teams record, they might assume the team was lost, just trying to get the season over with.

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GRAY—District One champion Daniel Boone scored the first seven points of the match and went on to a 3-1 triumph over Morristown West Tuesday night in the semifinals of the Region 1-AAA Volleyball Tournament at Bobby Snyder Gymnasium.

Announcements

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Hannah and Steven Brock, of Morristown, announce the birth of a son, Rhett Brock, born Sept. 23, 2019 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. He weighed 6 lbs., 14 oz. Rhett is the brother of Ryder Brock, and the grandson of Paula and Alan Cook, Jeff and Stacy Blanken, and Paula and John Brock.

Chelsea Brooke and Trey Hartsook-Fields, of Rogersville, announce the birth of a son, Afton Jeremiah Fields, born Sept. 9, 2019 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. He weighed 8 lbs., 8 oz. Afton is the grandson of David Hartsook, Kim Hartsook, and Tim and Ronda Fields.

Education

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The Walters State Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for community colleges, inducted 59 new members during its Oct. 8 induction ceremony.

Obituaries

Brian Wampler, age 48, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019…

Judy Carol Stuart, 70, of Morristown passed away Saturday, Oct…

Arts & Entertainment

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The Knoxville Chamber Chorale, an ensemble of the Knoxville Choral Society, presents “Alone in the Night” at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, at First United Methodist Church, located at 101 East First North Street in Morristown.