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While the divisive debate surrounding Latino immigration continues to fester – mostly in black-and-white arguments – the case of Maria Cabrera, a Mexican woman who lived in Cocke County, provides ample fodder for both sides, and plenty of gray to go around, according to court documents.

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SEVIERVILLE — For the first time in 15 years, Sevier County’s girls are district basketball champions, as the third-seeded Bearettes knocked off top-seeded Morristown West in the title game Saturday night, 29-22, inside Lon C. Burchfield Gymnasium at Sevier County High School.

SEVIERVILLE — Jefferson County came back from a point behind by scoring the final nine points in the third quarter and then had another nine-point run early in the final frame on its way to a 61-48 triumph over Morristown East in the District 2-AAA Tournament girls consolation game.

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Aimee and Eric Gilbert, of Morristown, announce the birth of twins, Ava Margaret and Eda Catherine Gilbert, born Feb. 6, 2019 at University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Rachel D. and Eric R. Lakins, of Morristown, announce the birth of a daughter, Judah Lea Lakins, born Jan. 17, 2019 at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. She weighed 6 lbs. Judah is the granddaughter of Jeff and Krista Crum, and B.J. and Shiela Lakins.

Rev. Charlie Brewer and wife Kim, of Talbott, announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Brewer, of Morristown, to Landon Gibson, of Morristown. He is the son of Jimmy Bruce Gibson, of Whitesburg, and Carolyn Jarnagin, of Morristown.


A state audit of Walters State Community College showed two infractions and both have been addressed since the report was issued, Walters State officials said.

Assistant Public Defender Willie Santana spoke at Walters State Community College, focusing on both the Federal and Tennessee constitutional guarantees and the role of public defenders in fighting for those protections.

JOHNSON CITY—East Tennessee State University Office of Professional Development and The Crumley House Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center will present Thirteenth Annual Intermountain Brain Injury Conference, Special Topics in Brain Injury on Friday, March 22, 2019 hosted at The Millennium Centre.


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The Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville announces a call for photographic works for its seventh annual Knoxville Photo 2019. The national call for entries is open to all artists. This juried exhibition was developed to provide a forum for artists to compete on a national scale a…

BRISTOL - The Volunteer State has been the birthplace of some of the most influential music in the world, illustrated by the Beale Street blues clubs in Memphis, the R&B scene on Nashville’s Jefferson Street, and Knoxville’s Gem Theater. I Have a Voice gives a snapshot of African America…

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