Local News

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A portion of West Andrew Johnson Highway, from the intersection near Food City to St. Patrick Church, was shut down to a large gas leak, Hamblen County Emergency Management Agency Director Chris Bell said Friday morning.

Bridgeport Missionary Baptist Church, Washburn, will observe homecoming with the 10 a.m. worship service, Sunday, Aug. 18.

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Cocke County authorities say a Newport man was injured just before 8 p.m., Thursday when he lost control of his bike on Campbell Road, off Highway 25E.

Local Sports

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Morristown West’s boys golf team rolled to victory in Thursday’s tri-match against Sevier County and Cocke County, while the girls narrowly finished second.

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In an effort to enhance the fan experience at home football games, the University of Tennessee will implement alcohol sales at Neyland Stadium starting with the BYU game on Saturday, Sept 7.


Sandy Atkins and Richard Lee Lowe Jr., of Russellville, announce the birth of a son, Richard Lee Lowe III, born July 19, 2019 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. He weighed 4 lbs., 13 oz. Richard is the brother of Shae Honeycutt and Travis Marlow, and the grandson of Betty Dykes and Mar…



Dwayne Allen Vance, 53, of Knoxville, passed away on Monday, A…

Bessie L. Brady, 84, of White Pine passed away in Jefferson Ci…

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.

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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.

Summer is the time of year that can be the hardest on the eyes. More sun exposure means more… Read more