Local News

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The Aug. 6 Hamblen County election will be decided in the March 3 Republican Party Primary. No Democratic Party candidate qualified to run by the deadline, noon on Thursday, according to Jeff Gardner, Hamblen County administrator of elections.

Local Sports

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NASHVILLE — Carson-Newman battled Division I Belmont to a near statemate for the first 15 minutes of the game before the Bruins took over and overwhelmed Carson-Newman 105-56 Wednesday night at the Curb Event Center.

Announcements

Nikkie and Brandon Burchett, of Sneedville, announce the birth of a son, Nicholas Lansen Burchett, born Nov. 18, 2019 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. He weighed 8 lbs., 1 oz. Nicholas is the brother of Lane and Jensen Burchett, and the grandson of Chris and Teresa Mahan, Allen and T…

Gordon and Rachel Ollis Jacobs will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Dec. 5, 2019.

Education

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The Hamblen County Board of Education has an option to purchase 8.2 acres of land for future athletics use near Morristown-Hamblen High School West, Hugh Clement, assistant superintendent for administration, confirmed this morning.

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The Hamblen County school board was named a Board of Distinction Tuesday night by the Tennessee School Board Association during its regularly scheduled board meeting.

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One of Walters State’s most senior faculty members will deliver the commencement address to the 57th graduating class on Dec. 13.

Obituaries

Leezella Roberts, 76, a lifelong resident of Whitesburg, passe…

Karen Wright, 54, passed away December 8 at Methodist Medical …

Glenda K. Mullins, 56, of Tazewell passed away Friday, Decembe…

Arts & Entertainment

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Rose Center Council for the Arts invites all Lakeway residents to join them in celebrating the holiday season with several holiday events for the entire family.

Zoo Knoxville celebrates the magic of the season with a special after-hours holiday event. Winter Nights presented by Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union will take place Thursday, Dec. 12 through Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, from 5 to 8 p.m. each evening.